The leader of the synagogue appealed to Jesus and received life for his dying daughter. A woman infirmed for twelve years touched His garment and was instantly delivered from her 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 in the Bible expressed God’s love lavished upon people, His love a force religionists were powerless to stop – not then, not now! In context, many kinds of healings took place over a period of time and Jesus taught that healing-laborers were needed for every healing-harvest. The harvest he referred to was a harvest of all kinds of healings. Concerning such a time Jesus said His disciples should ask God for laborers, for plenty of them to pray for anyone who is sick, proclaiming the authority of God’s Word for healing . . . to every generation, despite the objection of unbelieving religionists.
This healing harvest Jesus described is consistent with the message He lived. People came to Him with all kinds of affliction. The Bible records a corresponding harvest, a healing harvest, healing for each kind of affliction. And even when there are too few workers since not many really knew God’s power, Jesus heals them anyway, regardless of religious dictates to the contrary. There is no lack in God’s desire to heal because healing is a covenant provision. The lack is in people-laborers who believe 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)