“After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”
25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.
When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?”
26 “From others,” Peter answered.
“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. 27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
Jesus makes an interesting point about who pays for the temple. In Jesus’ day, there was a tax to pay for it. Jesus comments on how kings do not charge taxes on their own children, because they are beloved family. They are insiders. Jesus also says the kings charge the payment of taxes to outsiders, or non-family members.
Jesus says the children are “free.” They freely receive from their father king. They do not give or buy things from their father king. The king freely gives a house to his child. The child does not buy it from their father king.
Outsiders pay taxes. The children of the king do not pay taxes; rather, the children benefit from the taxes. They freely receive a supply from their father king. Outsiders, buy property from the king. The children freely receive a house from their father King.
In Romans 12 it commands us to be zealous for the Lord. That is be zealous for the things of God, and His promises and to seek Him.
However, may people are not zealous in seeking healing from their Father King by daily going over promise verses, thinking about them and praying them. We are to be zealots in approaching our Father King as a child, an insider who freely receives healing and all sorts of help.
Those who disregard this command, will nevertheless approach God. They approach Him like an outsider by going to the doctors and “buy” (pay taxes) their healing, despite being children. Like Simon in Acts 8, they do not use faith to freely receive gifts from God, they try to buy the gifts of God. “Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!””
Let it be known, the bible neither rejects or praises medicine. Thus you are not sinning if you go to the doctors. But again, the bible never endorses it; not one single time! Let that sink in.
God freely gives all things to His children. Yet, Satan has many convinced God is an outsider to them, and they are an outsider to God. They must beg, like outsiders to receive from God.
Through the finished atonement of Jesus, healing is an already purchased and accomplished gift, which already belongs by right to God’s children. You cannot buy a “gift” from God. Healing is accomplished by the blood and atonement of Jesus (Isaiah 53:4-5). You cannot buy anything Jesus bleed for, without blaspheming. All benefits of the cross are freely received “only by faith.” There is no other way. If you truly think going to the doctor to get healing, is a benefit of the Cross, then you necessarily affirm you can “buy” the blood and atonement of Jesus Christ.
You cannot buy what God freely gives. You cannot buy God’s gift.
You can buy what man charges. You can buy human help.
Since you cannot buy God’s healing, and if you cannot receive it freely as an insider by faith, then your only option is to buy it from man.
If you want healing that God gives, you only receive it by faith. This is the only way children relate to their Father. It is how insiders have relationship with God. Do not bypass the children’s free access, then go to man, buy man’s help, and then call it God’s gift. Sure, God in kindness can still help the doctor’s hand in a surgery, but at the end of the day, you went and purchased man’s help. IF you don’t like this, then start to act like children and have faith in the free promises of your Father, purchased (not by you) but by the blood of Christ Jesus.
God loves His children. He does not charge you. God does not put His blessings up for sale.
God gives to you. You do not give to God.