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One of the best lies against God is to believe that healing isn’t available for everyone or that it isn’t His Will to heal everyone. This is simply not true. Healing is available for everyone, every time, and for everything, but people don’t always receive it. There are also reasons why people do not receive healing even though it is available. One of the number one hindrances to receiving healing is not knowing that it IS God’s Will to heal. Some people do not believe that healing is for us today. They are fixed in their belief that it is NOT God’s will to heal or that healing died out with the apostles of the New Testament. Some people believe that God puts sickness on you to teach you something. If this were true, why did Jesus go about doing His Father’s business – healing all who were sick? You can’t have it both ways – either healing is God’s will or being sick means you aren’t allowed to go to the doctor to get well because God is teaching you something out of it. Other people believe in healing but they don’t believe God will heal them, personally. They believe they have been too bad, too mean, are unworthy, or are just not good enough. This is also a lie! To know if it is God’s Will to heal, you can’t listen to other people. You must get your answers from the Bible (the Word of God). You must never base your faith or belief system on your past experiences (or other people’s). Sickness and tragedy are not from God. Healing is a gift, like salvation, already paid for at Calvary. All you need to do is accept it by faith, just like you did salvation. You heard the salvation message, believed it and received it - probably by going forward to the altar or front of the church (or not) and getting “saved” because of what you heard. Every promise of God is received the same way. Hear the message, believe it and receive it – which is all you need to do possess the promise that is yours.
cursed. Healing – Old and New Testament – Part One In the King James Version of the Bible. to kill. 3:1-6). Then came Jesus and his sacrificial death on the cross to redeem us from the curse. and destruction spread because of his ownership. . despair. Sickness. itch. So here’s the earth. doom. and to destroy (John 10:10). I don’t know!). disease. and the earth became Satan’s property. one would be led to believe God puts sickness and disease on us to teach us something (what. The moment Satan took control. there was no provision for healing because there was no sickness. Then Adam sinned against God (Gen. So sickness is under the curse and we are redeemed from that curse. scurvy. People read Deuteronomy 28:27. being made a curse for us. so we are redeemed from sickness. In later articles. everything about the earth became cursed because Satan came to steal. Adam and Eve lived and walked in divine health. Deuteronomy 28:20-22 says: Smite means “to afflict” or “to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously. hemorrhoids. gloom.” So it looks like God is putting sickness on people. “God smites the disobedient with tumors. we’ll deal with the scriptural basis of healing.Today we will discuss where the confusion came from – why people think God puts sickness on them. Galatians 3:13 states that: Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law. You need to know: When God first created man.
that phrase says. the Hebrew language has two tenses—the causative and permissive tenses.. God allowed the diseases to overtake Egypt because they didn't have a covenant (relationship) with Him. "It was allowed. God did not cause the sickness and disease." Causative verbs make it sound as though God were causing the sickness and disease. "The Lord shall allow you to be smitten. For example: The bullet hit the tree or The runaway train ran into the mountainside. "God allows sickness to come. He simply allowed what was already there to take place. "The Lord shall smite thee. examines these difficult verses by returning to the original Hebrew text. According to Young and other scholars." In the original Hebrew.." Exodus 15:26 says." The permissive tense is best translated. The original Hebrew where the verbs are permissive means that the action was simply allowed to happen. "God causes sickness." Disease was already there because of the curse." The Hebrew text says. and dismay of heart from which no man can save them. The translators distorted the true meaning of these verses. "God did this.. . People read Ezekiel 32. Deuteronomy 28:22 in The King James Version reads. The men who translated the Old Testament from Hebrew to English used the causative tense. which was written by a Hebrew scholar. which I have brought upon the Egyptians." Verses that say. Young's Literal Translation. blindness. The causative tense is the active tense.. “God will scatter the Egyptian Pharaoh's flesh upon the mountains and darken the sun and stars.madness.. so the Old Testament is filled with verses that say. "I will put none of these diseases upon thee.." have been incorrectly translated and should have read. the subject of the sentence causes the action. God did that. God destroyed that. God gives them political upheaval and natural calamity.” So the thought process would then be: When people sin.” and the thought process is: When nations ignore God . God makes them sick. God smote this. "I will not allow any of the diseases to come upon you that I allowed to come upon Egypt.
An angel slew the firstborn. God tells the Israelites if they will listen and be obedient to Him. If you read both the Old and New Testaments. God allows? Or what does that permissive tense mean which allowed a bad thing to happen? God will allow anything you will allow. Well. lest a worse thing come upon him. but He will allow you to do it. He redeemed us from sin yet people are sinning today. not a rogue angel-. We have free will to choose. God will allow you to go to hell if you want to.God Allows? So what does this mean. What a great Old Testament scripture for healing and health. but it is not His will. God brought Israel out. Satan did not bring Israel out of Egypt. Now is a time of reconciliation. One of the methods He used was to bring illness and death upon the disobedient Egyptians. you will find many scriptures about healing. What about in the New Testament. God allows sin.smote Herod. Christ redeemed us from the curse of sickness but people are still sick. God gets no glory from our sickness or disease (except our being healed!). but He is certainly not in favor of it. Because of our free will. demonstrating His might and glory. Some people are sick because of sin. God allows sickness. an angel of the Lord-. and ready to be baptized and to call upon the name of the Lord and be saved. that He will put upon them none of the sicknesses that He put upon the Egyptians. . So even if God brings sickness upon someone. God still healed him after he was humbled. He takes no pleasure in harming us. But wait a minute. and He never will. But in spite of that. Jesus healed someone and told him to go and sin no more. God will never force us to do anything. Does God ever cause illness in the New Testament. How was Paul blinded? Did he see a vision of Satan? No. and he was eaten of worms and he died. God has always provided healing for His people. It's not His will. it also tells us that He put sicknesses upon the Egyptians. he could not see from the glory of the light of the vision of CHRIST that he saw. He died so people can go to heaven yet people are still going to hell. He'll let you rob a bank if you want to. that doesn't mean that person can't be healed. Remember the plagues upon the Egyptians? God was behind them. In the Bible.not an angel of Satan.
not with Satan. I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians. that false prophet who tried to talk the proconsul Sergius Paulus out of believing the Gospel. Jeroboam's hand when he stretched it out against he man of God from Judah also comes to mind. Perhaps if he had repented. Jesus did go around doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil. The Bible says that. The examples I have shown have been examples of God laying illness on people who were in rebellion. Deuteronomy 28:27 The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors. humbled himself. One of those repented and was made whole. Paul. for I am the LORD. The Lord is the judge. Jesus said not to fear him who destroys the body. Let us not take one or two verses and use them as proof texts for our whole philosophy. If God causes illness. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt. I will take away sickness from among you. festering sores and the itch. . but he will inflict them on all who hate you. << Deuteronomy 7:15 The LORD will keep you free from every disease. But that verse does not say that God never causes illness. I wonder how many of them will wilfully take the plunge and jump into the lake of fire. There are Christians who say that God does not put people in Hell. that people put themselves in Hell." Exodus 23:25 Worship the LORD your God. God is not someone to be trifled with. "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes. but filled with the Holy Ghost. that doesn't mean the illness has to stay there forever. he would have been healed. Satan is not the judge. if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees. filled. or pride. Exodus 15:26 He said. and his blessing will be on your food and water. or flesh.Let us also remember Elymas. from which you cannot be cured. looked upon him and told him that the hand of the Lord would be upon him and that he would be blind for a time. and asked Paul or another Christian for prayer. God is able to destroy both body and soul in Hell. Whose hand did Paul say was upon him? The Lord's hand. Surely Christ is not telling us to fear Satan. We would hope Elymas had learned that lesson. who heals you. That sure gives sinners a lot of power. but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both body and spirit in Hell.
should thus above other lands lie under the power of disease and death. Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible And will take away from thee all sickness. and peculiar to. of which they had perfect knowledge. Compare Deuteronomy 28:27. Whatever brings us into a snare. It is therefore good for the health of our bodies. Yet sin is never totally destroyed in this world. the Egyptians. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 7:12-26 We are in danger of having fellowship with the works of darkness if we take pleasure in fellowship with those who do such works. such as ophthalmia. Diseases are God's servants. It is not without significance that Egypt. who tell us that. and the plague. and do what he bids them. and we cannot question the constancy of God's mercy. notwithstanding its equal temperature and sereneness. or else some noxious and nauseous diseases. of which it is in no degree the cause. they go where he sends them. Wesley's Notes 7:15 The diseases of Egypt . which they remembered to have prevailed among the Egyptians. meaning either the plagues that were inflicted upon them to oblige them to let the Israelites go. The testimony of Moses is confirmed by the reports of many modern writers. thoroughly to mortify the sin of our souls.Such as the Egyptians were infected with. Geneva Study Bible And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness. which is our rule of duty. which thou knowest.. that country has some indigenous maladies which are very malignant. and it actually prevails in us much more than it would do. or remove them when come: and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt which thou knowest upon thee. Egypt has always been dreadfully scourged with diseases. as to the terrible diseases with which.. Besides those with which Pharaoh and his subjects were visited. see Gill on Deuteronomy 28:27. prevent the coming of them. Bodily sickness and diseases. smallpox. and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt. but to some other epidemic disease. Deuteronomy 28:35. either commonly. It seems to refer not only to the plagues of Egypt. and by which God had chastised them for their national sins. see Judges 5:9. Let us be constant to our duty.. We must .. see Exodus 15:26. if we were watchful and diligent. likewise the leprosy. and do what he bids them. with which God sometimes punishes his and his people's enemies. which represents in Scripture the world as contrasted with the Church. but that counsel being hid from us.Deuteronomy 30:7 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. above other countries. There seems to be here not so much as a reference to the plagues inflicted miraculously by God on Egypt (compare Exodus 15:26). which go where he sends them. forms no excuse for our sloth and negligence. or miraculously. dysentery. which were common among. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 15. brings us under a curse. the evil diseases of Egypt-(See Ex 15:26). particularly what is called the botch of Egypt. In all this the Lord acts according to the counsel of his own will. but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. Diseases are God's servants. See Gill on Leviticus 13:2. Egypt was infested. but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. upon thee.
with sin came sickness into the world. and other sins that are common effects of prosperity. but at length there will be a complete victory.. Where does sickness come from? A. I John 3:8 A. Dew I. 8:16-17. Jesus undid at Calvary the deeds of the Destroyer (Satan). And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. The work of sanctification is carried on gradually. DIVINE HEALING ". 14 Genesis 2:17. physical healing is closely associated in scripture with spiritual deliverance and forgiveness of sin. One must first have the desire to be healed. Isaiah 53:5 Matthew 8:17 I Peter 2:24 B." © 1976.. . but rather that he have physical health. are enemies more dangerous than beasts of the field. security.36. 1977. There was no place for sickness and disease in the original plan of God. 1. God will do his own work in his own method and time. and more apt to increase upon us. are not done immediately. God looked upon it with approval and saw that "it was very good!" Genesis 1:31 2." Romans 5:~2.. the believer can attain physical health.. Thus corruption is driven out of the hearts of believers by little and little. However. Pride. Therefore.. and "so death passed upon all men. that because the deliverance of the church. 8:2. Psalms 103:3 Isaiah 33:24. 10:38 James 5:15 III. 9:26. I Thessalonians 5:23 3 John 2 B. 53:3-5 Matthew 4:24.3:17 II. and the destruction of the enemies of the soul. 11:14. 12:22 Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:18. Upon completion of the work of each creation day. 20-23. as well as the salvation of his soul. as well as that of soul and spirit. God never intended for man to be sick in body. and we may be sure that they are always the best. 1997 by Diane S.13:16 Acts 5:16.not think. What are the spiritual requirements necessary for obtaining physical healing? A. therefore they will never be done." Luke 5:17 From "The Holy Spirit: Gifts & Ministries. 6:17-18. Through the work of the cross.
Jesus healed a man blind from birth whose only understanding of the Lord was that He must have been sent from God (See John 9:35-37). 8:23. How was healing ministered in Bible days? A. He must believe that God is able to heal him. etc.. IV. 15:28. Mark 8:23-25 C. 14:9 Matthew 9:23 (Note: This was the only question that Jesus asked them. 35-37). the blind man was healed in two steps. 9:29. Genesis 20:7. 38). The promise of healing has always been conditional upon obedience to God's commands.17. 16:18 Luke 13:13. 17. 42. ") Leviticus 26 (Deuteronomy 28) Exodus 15:26. 14-15.. 22:50-51 Acts 9:12. 17:18. 7:32-33. However. . 13:13 John 5:9 B.. The man got saved and worshiped God (v. 25:21 Numbers 12:13 I Samuel 1:7-19. 7:32-33. 25. Matthew 9:22. 10:52 Luke 5:13. Through prayer. 5:23. Through the laying on of hands. 8:47. 29 Luke 17:19 Acts 3:16. Scripture shows that usually the healing Jesus ministered was received immediately. that He might further reveal Himself to him." Luke 17:14 V. 28. By the anointing of oil by the elders. ("If . Mark 6:13 James 5:14 C. 6:4. 7:35.15 Isaiah 58:8 John 5:14 D. 28:8 James 5:14 B. His healing hand of mercy may be extended even to the unsaved. Matthew 8:2-4. The Lord honored the extent of his faith and sought him out Himself (vv.4:39.) James 5:14-16 C. 5:42. 20:34 Mark 1:31. Matthew 8:10. 23:25 Deuteronomy 7:12. 9:2. The ten lepers received their healing "as they went. 13. 25. Although the promise of healing was primarily intended for the people of God.Matthew 20:30-33 Mark 10:46-52 John 5:6 B. Did Jesus always minister immediate relief from sickness and disease? A. 20:34 Mark 1:41. 2:12.
36 Luke 8:43-48 J.. Through simple faith in His promises. I Samuel 1:7-19.. 14:9 Hebrews 11:11 I. 10-11 (told to wash in pool of Siloam) Acts 14:10 (told to stand up) K. Psalms 107:20 (Note: In the Hebrew. By practical advice.. Numbers 21:8-9 (brazen serpent) 2 Kings 20:7. Isaiah 38:21 (lump of figs put on boil) Mark 7:32.") Mark 9:25. By special miracles of God. the present tense is used: " .") Acts 9:33-34 ("Arise . Luke 4:39. 3 (fingers put in ears of deaf) Mark 8:22 (spit put on eyes of blind) John 9:6-7.. Matthew 8:8 Mark 10:52 Luke 17:19 John 4:50 Acts 3:16. 9. Through fasting. By an individual's act of faith. 17-19 E. (told to pick up the bed and walk) John 9:7. etc. By the teaching of God's Word.I Kings 13:4-6 2 Kings 20:1-6 (Isaiah 38:1-5) 2 Chronicles 32:24 Matthew 21:22 (Mark 11:24) James 5:15-16 D. sends . I Timothy 5:23 (wine for the stomach) VI. etc. 2 Kings 5:10. (See Mark 11:23) Mark 5:41 ("Arise!") Mark 7:34 ("Be opened. 11 (clay put on eyes of blind) Acts 19:11-12 (handkerchiefs taken from hands of Paul) Acts 3:7 (lame man lifted up by the hand) G. Isaiah 58:8. 14 (told to wash in Jordan seven times) Luke 17:14 (commanded to show themselves to the priests) John 5:8. By a creative word. Mark 9:29 Acts 9:8-9. 5:39 (Rebuked the sickness) Luke 5:13 ("Be thou clean. Matthew 14:35.. and heals.. etc. Are disease and sickness always the result of sin and rebellion against God? .") Proverbs 4:20-22 Acts 8:5-7 F. By obedience to a simple command. ") H.
5 . 107:17 Zechariah 12:4 John 5:14 Acts 13:10-11 James 5:15-16 Revelation 16:2 B. But this is not always the case. 65 I Samuel 5:6. 3. 9. It may be due to the sin of one's parents (See 2 Samuel chapter 12. It was only "that the works of God should be manifest in him. 18 Exodus 9:8-11. 15:5 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 Job 33:19-22. 27. I Kings chapter 14).. Acts 9:33-34 b. for the work of Christ. 12 2 Kings 5:20-27. Job was declared "perfect and upright" in the sight of God (ch. but because the work of the ministry was so demanding. etc. but not always (John chapter 9). It doesn't matter how long a person has been afflicted by the ailment. When Jesus healed the man blind from birth. Thirty-eight years. He can heal those who have been suffering from the same sickness for years and years. Eight years. Luke 13:11 d. The physical ailment may be simply due to old age. 6. Genesis 27:1. 20:17. (blind man) Acts 3:2 (lame person) Acts 14:8 (the cripple) 2. 1:1. 48:10 2 Samuel 19:35 2. 2:3). 1. Acts 9:34-35 VII.A. God is not limited in His ability to heal. 8. 29-30 Psalms 25:18. 2:7. but God allowed Satan to afflict him tremendously (ch. John 5. Paul's companion in the gospel (Epaphroditus) was "sick nigh unto death. John 9:1. He can heal those afflicted from birth. A. Philippians 2:25-30 5. )." John 9:1-3 4. It is true that sickness may be sent by God as punishment for sin. 32:35 Leviticus 26:16 Numbers 12:11. Genesis 19:11. Eighteen years. He made it clear that the physical defect had not been the result either of his parents' sin or the sin of the one afflicted." It was not due to any sin in his life. a. 1. Twelve years. Matthew 9:20-22 (Luke 8:43) c.. 21:5-7 Deuteronomy 28:22. Through the healing of Aeneas' paralysis the entire cities of Lydda and Sharon turned to the Lord. 35.
He can even heal those who are at the point of death. 33." He went forth "healing every sickness and every disease . a. " Matthew 4:23. 1. Mark 7:32. cripple. Mark 9:21 3. Dropsy. 15:30-31. Dumb. 8:49-55 John 11:43. Atrophy (withered hand). Lame. either. 11:5. Blindness. Luke 4:38-39) Acts 28:8 j. 12:22 e. The following diseases are some of those recorded in scripture where God healed the afflicted. 12:15. 2 Kings 20:1-6 (Isaiah 38:1-5) 2 Chronicles 32:24 Luke 7:2-10 Philippians 2:27 4.e. 20:9-12 Hebrews 11:35 B. Matthew 21:14 Acts 3:2. Paralysis (palsy). 2. 9:35. If necessary. Jesus healed "all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 9:32. 14:8-10 c. Mark 7:32-35 g. Matthew 8:14-15 (Mark 1:30-31. 20:30-34 Mark 10:46-52 b. Speech defect. God can even raise them from the dead. Deaf. Luke 14:1-4 h. . I Kings 17:17-23 2 Kings 4:32-35. Leprosy. 17:12-14 i. It doesn't matter what type of disease or illness the person has. Since childhood. 13:21 Luke 7:12-15. Fever. 44 Acts 9:37-40.. Matthew 12:10-13 (Luke 6:6-10) f. Numbers 12:10-15 2 Kings 5:6-14 Matthew 8:3 Mark 1:40-42 Luke 5:12-13. 9:25 d. Matthew 9:27.. etc.
" v. Luke 1:5-25 n. Mark 8:11.) D. It may be due to a lack of faith. 11 2." Rather. God may be desiring to work into our lives certain qualities characteristic of His Son. or "to be seen. James 1:6. Matthew 9:20-22 (Mark 5:25. 30:22-23 I Samuel 1:6-7 Judges 13:2-3. and sometimes this can only be achieved through suffering.. Psalms 119:6 Hebrews 5:8 .). because of their unbelief. 17:15-18 (Luke 8:26-39) l.") Matthew 4:24. Barrenness. 20:17-18. Psalms 66:18 Isaiah 59:1. mental illness. etc. I Samuel 16:14-23. Obedience. Romans 5:3 James 5:10. Acts 28:8 C. Insanity. Why do people sometimes not receive their healing? A. It may be because of a wrong motive (James 4:3. Luke 8:43) m. it was a complete work. Dysentery.. Genesis 17:15-21. 7 VIII. Patience. Boils. should more correctly be translated "raved. Scripture says that in one place Jesus "could do no mighty work ." Mark 6:5.e.Matthew 4:24. Mark 7:35 (The man began to speak plainly. 8:6-13. We must be careful to consider our own motive in praying for another's healing. Jesus was "moved with compassion" to heal the sick (Matthew 14:14. Sin or disobedience may be the barrier. 6 Luke 5:18 Acts 9:33-34 k. 2 Kings 20:7 (Isaiah 38:21) o. testing God. Hemorrhage . 20:34. D. 9:2. Luke 11:16) or insincere intentions (i. pride. 2 Jeremiah 5:25 John 9:31 C. When Jesus ministered healing to a person. 1. 25:21. Mark 1:41) He never healed anyone simply for publicity. 7 B. etc. 18:10 ("Prophesied. 6 (Matthew 13:58) James 1:6. The only thing by which God is limited in His power to heal is our own unbelief. He fled from them (John 5:13).. 10.
2 Corinthians 12:7-9 4. . Matthew 20:34 (Mark 10:52) Luke 8:38. First. 36 Acts 5:16. Miracles of healing should draw people closer to God. Nevertheless. Luke 17:12-18 XII. 2 Corinthians 1:4 5. Jesus is always the Healer (Exodus 15:26). Humility. 18. 39. The entire church should continually lift up in prayer the afflicted members of the body. John 5:14 X. Why do people sometimes lose their healing? If they return to the sin of their past life. 17:15-18. 15:31 Mark 2:12 Luke 5:25-26.3. the afflicted one is to pray. Is this interest in divine healing a valid emphasis? A. 17:18 Mark 9:28. some remain ungrateful and take their healing without any intention of continuing in the things of God. If he is unable to pray himself effectively. I Kings 18:39 Matthew 9:8. 10:38 IX. Matthew 4:24. 12:22. A. He alone is to receive the glory for any manifestation of the power of God (Acts 3:12. 13:13. Compassion. 29 Luke 6:17. he should call for the elders (James 5:14) or those in the church with specific gifts of healing (I Corinthians 12:7-11). to continue in His ways. 2 Kings 5:14-17. having no change within. C. 18:43 John 9:38 B. 14:11-15). Scripture is clear in showing us that God does not want His people to be sick. James 5:16-17 XI. cause them to recognize His Lordship. 18:43 Acts 9:34-35 C. The person might really be in need of spiritual deliverance. No matter who is the vessel used by God to perform a miracle of healing. there is no guarantee that they will be able to hold on to their healing. and lead them into worship. Whose responsibility is it to pray for the sick? A. etc. 8:2. It should give them a desire to follow Him. Contentment. Philippians 4:11-14 E. Isaiah 38:1-5 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 James 5:13 B.
" Matthew 10:18 D. The Holy Spirit has provided that specific gifts of healings be placed within the body of Christ.3 John 2 B. I Corinthians 12:7-11 XIII. for our benefit." Isaiah 33:24 B. When the day comes that Christ shall reign supreme over all the earth. it was with this command: "heal the sick. This promise of healing to the people of God can be individually claimed today. "The inhabitant shall not say. 35:1-10 Revelation 21:4 A. A great portion of the Lord's ministry involved healing those physically afflicted. but we must look to Him for it.. there shall then be no sickness known among the people of God. I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. Deuteronomy 32:39 2 Chronicles 16:12 Mark 5:26 Luke 8:43 . Isaiah 33:24.) Luke 4:18 C. (He did not minister only to the spiritual needs of the people. When He commissioned the apostles to go forth. cleanse the lepers . rather than to the physicians..
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