The synagogue leader appealed to Jesus and received life for his dying daughter. A woman infirmed for twelve years touched His garment and was instantly delivered from the infirmity and its deteriorating effects. Two blind men asked Jesus for mercy and four blind eyes opened! Another man, mute from birth, received his miracle when Jesus cast out the demon cause, a public event observed by religious men looking to accuse Jesus.
Healing deliverances express God’s love lavished upon people, a force religion can never stop – not then, not now! In context, where many kinds of healings took place over a period of time, Jesus taught the need for healing-laborers at a time of healing-harvests; the harvest he referred to was of all kinds of healings.
Jesus said concerning such a time that His disciples should ask God for laborers . . . for plenty of laborers to pray for those who are sick and proclaim the authority of God’s Word for healing . . . to every generation, despite religious objection.
The healing harvest Jesus described is consistent with the message He lived. People came with all kinds of affliction so the corresponding harvest would have been healing for each kind of affliction; and, even with too few workers to teach them and not many who really knew God’s power, Jesus healed them anyway.
Today God heals, regardless of religious dictates to the contrary. There is no lack in God’s desire to heal – healing is a covenant provision. We just need more people-laborers who believe the message to go in the power of the message.
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and every weakness and infirmity. When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, the harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. So pray to the Lord of the harvest to [a]force out and thrust laborers into His harvest. (Matt 9:35-38, AMP)