I am going to write about divine healing! I have faith in this and I feel YOU could benefit if you follow along with me.
Why is it crazy? Because I am still suffering with ALS
Why will it infuriate Satan? Because claiming a promise from God and acting in faith just annoys the devil!
Point two: Does the Bible say God will heal us? Yes! Let’s go to His word.
Matthew 8:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities (Sickness) and carried our diseases."
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
People have said, “Wait a minute Akhil, I can read these scriptures but I object because …”
1. We don't have the healing in this life; it is when we are in the Millennium that our sickness will be taken away.
The problem with that thinking is in the Millennium we will be given a new body, free of sickness. We don't need healing then, we need it on Earth NOW. I.E., We won’t need a savior to take our sickness away when we have a perfect body.
2. This is a "spiritual healing" not a physical healing.
Unfortunately this idea of spiritual healing is not biblical. Jesus said, the spirit is dead and can only be reborn - not healed. We become new creatures in Christ, old things pass away and we become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" Again, this points to the spirit being made new (not healed). When we are healed, we have the same body minus the sickness.
3. What about Paul's thorn found in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10? Paul might have had an eye disease, Paul prayed and the God did NOT heal him.
With further study one understands that Paul is using the language the Corinthians would understand. Paul specifically speaks of “thorns in your flesh” check this out:
Numbers 33:55 "'But if you do not drive out the INHABITANTS of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your flesh. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.
Judges 2:3 Now therefore I tell you that I will not drive THEM out before you; THEY will be thorns in your flesh and their gods will be a snare to you."
Thorns = people, when God says, “My Grace is enough” He is telling Paul you have everything you need to deal with this messenger of Satan. You have the tools, which is My grace, to handle the persecutions you are facing.
Furthermore, just move up in the text and read 2 Corinthians 11 where Paul describes all the persecutions he faced. He follows up the persecution text with the thorn in the flesh.
Now we understand that Paul was asking for relief from persecution, from a messenger or Satan – NOT sickness.
4. Healing has gone away and was there with the apostles; those gifts didn’t transfer to us. Remember Mark 16:17 “And these signs will accompany the apostles: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;”
Again this is not biblical and wrong. Look up the text yourself!
Mark 16:17 “And these signs will accompany THOSE WHO BELIEVE: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;” 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and THEY WILL GET WELL."
If we look at the Old Testament, we find that the people that were being healed in the days of Moses, they had to look at the brass snake that was lifted on a staff. We know that the staff represented the coming of the new covenant which was Jesus on the cross. If the people of the Old Testament received healing by looking at the brass replica – we have a better point of focus:The Cross?!
Again the problem with that thinking is Jesus healed every one of any and all sickness while with us, why would that be different today when Christ sits at the Father’s right hand and all authority is given Him?
Also, we can’t forget that verse in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Jesus didn’t change; He still has compassion on all (the saints and sinners alike).
Job 3:25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
Fear opens the door for Satan to come into our life.
Faith opens the door for God to come in and rule our life.
Fear shuts off God’s power in your life for anything and everything.
I have decided that I will simply thank God for the healing I have already received.
By simply trusting God who always tells the truth, I claim my healing.
Doesn’t matter how I feel. I am healed.
You tell me, was Abraham crazy?
Romans 4:18-22 (NIV)
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Next blog, how do we increase our faith?