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 Healing Belongs To You

There has been some misunderstandings about God and healing that needs to be cleared up. Some people think that God puts sickness on people to teach them something, that is not true. The scripture says that Jesus came to undo the works of the devil (1John 3:8). What is one work of the devil, let's look at Acts 10:38, How God anointed Jesus of Nazereth with the Holy Ghost and power: who went about doing good, and healing all that was oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. So, sickness is not of God it is from the devil, and God sees healing a good. God anointed Jesus for the purpose of healing. Some people think healing is not important to God, but according to the scripture healing is very important to God. And since he doesn't change it is still important to him (Malachi 3:6).

Now, let's look at another point, God has already provided healing for you. He said in Matthew 15, that healing is the children's bread. What is bread, another word for bread is provision. It is something already provided. But, here's the thing you can not let your body dictate to you what God has done. Because your flesh can't know the things of God because they are spiritually discerned (1Corinthians 2:14). That's why this is a faith walk, because you have to believe independent of your senses. Let's see an example in Luke 17, ten lepers came to Jesus and asked him to have mercy on them and Jesus replied, "Go show yourselves unto the priest." Now in that time you only showed yourself to priests after you've been cleansed. And the scripture says that as they went they were cleansed. Now, when did Jesus provide the healing, when he said, "Go show yourselves unto the priests", because that was all he did. But, notice even though he provided something they didnt' look any different and they didn't feel any different. They did not let there bodies determine whether something was done or not and jesus called that faith.

Let's clear up something else God does not heal some and not other. God makes the provision to everyone and it's up to you to receive it. Let's look all the way back to the old testament up to the new to see this. Notice in Psalm 105:37 it is referring to the day after the Passover, He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble one among their tribes. God healed everyone, not some and not others. Let's see another example in Numbers 21:8, it refers to when serpents were bitting the children of Isreal and they were dying from the bites. God told Moses, "Make thee a fiery serpent, and put it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live". And it came to pass that if a serpent had bitten any man when he beheld the serpent of brass he lived. Notice God made the provision for everyone. Now let's come up to the new testament and again Acts 10:38, how Jesus healed all who were oppressed of the devil. Jesus never turned anyone away that came to him for healing. Not one time did he say no it's not God's will, that let's me know that it was always God's will for people to be healed and it's still his will. I wanted to get those things cleared up because there may have been some wrong thinking in those areas and John in 3John 2 makes this statement, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." So, your thinking can effect you receiving your healing. So, I just wanted to clear up some thinking that may not have been in line with the scriptures so that someone would be in a better position to receive their healing.

 2013/5/17 18:36Profile

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 Re: Healing Belongs To You

I appreciate your posts, Franklin.

I WANT to believe what you say is true; I think there is much truth in it.

It is certainly better than the alternative- i.e. just accepting that sickness "must just be God's will."

At the church I attend, there seems to be a lot of cancer for a church its size. I think part of this is because people bend the knee to cancer and are intimidated by it and accept it as "part of God's plan." I am trying to change some thinking in this regard but it is slow going.

Cancer is a Goliath taunting the armies of the living God, and we need Davids who will run at the thing instead of backing off in intimidation. I am not sure what there is to lose by being more aggressive about it.


 2013/5/17 20:21Profile

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Thank you TMK for your comment!

 2013/5/19 18:40Profile

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