Does God Still Heal Today?
In our last few posts we have been looking at an introduction to the power of the Holy Spirit.
With that foundation we want to talk in this post about healing.
We going to start by answering the question of why sometimes when we pray for someone for healing they are not healed.
If we look at Paul's life – there were many occasions where he prayed for people and they were healed: (Acts 14:10, Acts 16:18, Acts 19:12, Acts 20:9-10) but there were also occasions where he prayed for people and God didn't heal people (2 Cor 12: 8-9, 1 Tim 5:23, Phil 2:26-27, 2 Tim 4:20).
We have to start the answer to this question by remembering that all the pain and suffering in the world is an outworking of the curse from the fall of humanity. Our rebellion and separation from God is part of the reason we need to ask God for healing.
We have to believe inherently in our faith that God is in control – this is called God's sovereignty.
As hard as it sounds when someone hasn't been healed as far as we can see in the physical – we have to believe that God is in control.
Consider what Paul says when he talks about the physical pain in his body. “Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
Sometimes God does not heal because his power works best in our weakness.
Consider what Peter says. “So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.”
As hard as it is to swallow – there are times when God wants us to suffer – trusting that he will never fail us.
We believe that God still heals today – we've seen it.
Healing is an expression of love.
Jesus healed almost all that came to him – because he loved them.
Healing shows the power of God – it shows the love of God.
Healing brings glory to God.
In our next post we will discuss how to pray for healing.
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