Again this morning my thoughts continue on God’s Will to heal both spiritually and physically.
Do you know:
Point 1. That in all cases of healing in Scripture, prayer, the atonement, and spiritual means were used instead of human remedies.
Point 2. That spiritual means to heal sickness and disease is all that God has provided for man…Exodus 15:26 “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and laws, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”
James 5:14-15 “Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.”
Point 3. That God did permit the devil to afflict Job, but that God used the affliction to purify and refine him… (Job 2:6-7;42:1-7). God did not leave him sick all of his life; so this is no example for modern believers to follow. After the test God healed him; so if anyone today claims he is under a test like Job, let him also learn his lesson and get healed. Let him believe God will heal him as He did Job.
Point 4. That God, to bring sinners to repentance, (does permit) Satan to afflict them (Job 33:12-30; 1 Cor. 5:1-5; 2 Cor. 2:6-11).
Point 5. That God always healed when the lessons were learned and men came to repentance… (Gen. 20:7,17; Num. 12:13-16; 21:1-9; Job 33:12-30; 42:1-12; Ps. 103:3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.)
Point 6. That the disciples were authorized to carry on the work of healing throughout this age to confirm the Word of God … Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 2:3-4 “What makes us think that we can escape if we are indifferent to this great salvation that was announced by the Lord Jesus himself? It was passed on to us by those who heard him speak, and God verified the message by signs and wonders and various miracles and by giving gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose to do so.”
We must always be willing and ready to be used by God through the working of the Holy Spirit. God has provided us these Gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us live a life here on earth as a believer in victory over Satan and his wicked ways.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,