Most agree that God heals today but we never hear mention of the different ways in which God heals.
I remember hearing of a miracle healing. I was so excited to hear of such a testimony as this is what I so desperately needed.
My excitement soon turned to hurt and disappointment. You see, the person who claimed the miracle, went through a series of medical interventions. Without medicine, she would no doubt be dead.
Unfortunately, there are health conditions and illnesses which doctors cannot cure, and I had one of them.
‘Where was my healing? This story doesn’t encourage me much…’ You see, I need a miracle outside of doctors.
Have you found that healings are not the same? Are you in a similar situation to me?
Here are the 4 ways, I believe God heals:
1. GOD HEALS NATURALLY
Think about the last time you had a cold or the flu. Your inbuilt immune system went to work immediately and within a few days you were back to full health.
God created our bodies to heal even if we have no faith at all. If you’ve cut your finger, eventually the bleeding stops and the wound begins to heal over. This is God’s design.
It’s amazing to think that God gave Adam and Eve an immune system! He knew at the beginning of time we would live in a fallen world.
(Can you imagine what would happen if our bodies weren’t designed to heal? We would have all bled to death by now)
2. HE HEALS MEDICALLY
Has a doctor treated you at some point in your life?
If you become unwell and your body isn’t likely to heal independently, then you need medical intervention. Operations, antibiotics, medication, transplants…..
I think most of us would probably be dead by now were it not for doctors. Praise God for the medical profession.
In my own life, I honestly believed I had faith for healing, but after numerous failed medical attempts at curing me, doctors finally admitted defeat.
My heart sank at the thought of living with some kind of life sentence.
My personal opinion is that God uses doctors to make people well, rather than labelling this a healing in the Biblical sense.
It became clear, I now had to believe God for healing outside of doctors which is crazy challenging. You never really know how much faith for healing you have whilst doctors are treating you.
3. HE HEALS SUPERNATURALLY
This is the healing we all want. We see instantaneous healings in Scripture as Jesus lays his hands on the sick. This is a supernatural miracle.
How we all long for someone to lay hands on us also; the quick fix, the instant recovery.
This same power that Jesus had is available to you and I today. This is such awesome news. This is why we lay hands on people.
The Holy Spirit in us transfers onto the one we’re praying for. It is not a gift for the elite, the church pastor or those with titles. You and I can eagerly desire these gifts and the Spirit distributes as He wills.
In his book The Healing Power of the Holy Communion, Joseph Prince gives numerous testimonies of people receiving miraculous healings when partaking of the Holy Communion.
It’s hard to believe a piece of bread can heal your body isn’t it? Yet when combined with faith, the believer can expect a supernatural miracle through this means. See THE HEALING POWER OF THE HOLY COMMUNION
4. GOD HEALS (BY GRACE) THROUGH FAITH
I think we overlook this way of God healing, yet it’s probably God’s greatest desire to heal us in this way.
The woman with the issue of blood received her healing through faith. Of course, if you’re anything like me, you won’t want this, you’ll want doctors or the instant miracle.
But today, you and I are living in new covenant times; it’s not that God will heal, this isn’t faith.
Instead, we believe that the healing has already taken place 2000 years ago so we walk in this truth before we see the results made manifest. (That’s what this website is all about.)
Our hearts, words and actions are all in alignment with this truth.
THE WORD OF GOD
Meditating on the Word of God can heal our bodies.
He sent His word and healed them.
If The Word can transform us in our minds and spirits, why not physically too? God’s Word is God breathed and supernatural, they are not just any words. See FAITH COMES BY HEARING, THEN HEALING FOLLOWS
Derek Prince wrote a book called ‘God’s Medicine Bottle’ telling his story of a supernatural healing of a skin disorder. Instead of taking medicine, he meditated several times a day instead.
God’s Word is as powerful and effective as medication.
I often think of the Bible as a ‘broad-spectrum antibiotic’, healing all sorts of illnesses.
My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Wouldn’t it be easy, if someone else laid hands on us? However, God doesn’t want you or I to rely on others when we have the Healer living on the inside.
God wants us empowered by His Spirit, to be the head and not the tail.
GOD HAS A WAY
Has your faith increased on your healing journey? How has God revealed himself? What has he revealed about you or the world around you?
If you’re like me you probably want your healing the ‘quickest’ way possible. That’s understandable. Healing is in the Atonement so we all qualify. Know that if doctors are unable to help, all is not lost.
The Gospel of grace really is too good to be true. Imagine the difference this would make to the faith of all those who are living with health challenges.
No matter what illness has appeared in our bodies, God has prepared a way out. He is good all the time and wants us well. What a good God.
I hope this helps you today.
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