Does God still Heal today?
We can answer that question with a resounding..YES!! God can and does still heal today. Those who have heard about the Azuza Street revivals have heard or read how wheel chairs, crutches all kinds of medical things where left behind at these revivals because God was healing. We may know of friends or family who have suffered with an incurable disease and were healed because of the family of God praying.My brother, had Crohns. Yes, you read that right. He had it. No longer does. At all!
However, I do know that not everyone receives that healing. Many live their whole life suffering with whatever it is that they have. I know how discouraging it is to lose someone instantly. I have cousins who have died young. Family and friends who never receive that healing that the church family has prayed for. One cousin right now is suffering with a heart problem and the doctors are saying she doesn’t have much time left. She is only in elementary school. So when I write this below I write it from all angles.
Does God still heal today….Below are reasons why we may not receive the healing. As well as, ways we may.
Perhaps we do not receive healing because we do not ask for it. Why would people not want to ask to be healed? Dependence on handouts. (hang with me don’t run off yet) Lets be honest. There are people out there that find it better to suffer and get free insurance or assistance, or food stamps rather than be made whole again. For those people we can not do anything about. They are stuck in there ways. We can pray that their eyes are opened to see that God has so much more planned for their lives rather than they suffer and be miserable.
Some do not receive the healing because they are stubborn. Their may be a sin in their life that they are clinging too. They like that sin that they have and rather then repent and be healed they would rather stay suffering and enjoying that sin that will lead them to hell. Scripture talks about many who were in “sin” and Jesus said,
14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” John 5:14
Sin can clearly damage our body and unrepented sin will too. If you find yourself in this category, ask the Lord to search your heart of any unrepented sin.
We may not receive healing because of our lack of faith. Jesus says many times “because of their faith”. It sounds new age..but, what Jesus is saying is, “do you believe that I can heal you?” Scripture says,
And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
If a tree can obey your words(the authority of Jesus Christ in you) because of your faith will that sickness obey too? I know this may be were I lose some of you because of the fact that this may not be taught in your church. Peter, with the power of the Holy spirit healed people. This is going off topic a bit, but we can pray for others to be healed as well. (There is a whole other blog I might do on that later). The point is part of our healing is based on faith. Believing that God can heal.
Verses on Faith and healing that you need to check out:
Matthew 9:22, 15:28
Mark 5:34, 10:52
Luke 8:48, 17:19, 18:42
This verse alone… “While He was still speaking, someone arrived from the house of the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he told Jairus. “Do not trouble the Teacher anymore.” 50But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” Luke 8:49-50
JUST BELIEVE! If we just believe God can heal us…He will! I have heard stories that some had doubted what God could do and they were not healed. We must not doubt what our God can do! God wants to heal us!
Glory to God
I know there are those out there who have suffered with _____ for years. And you have had faith that God would heal you. Yet, you are still suffering. Lets looks to this story in John9:3 we see Jesus tell his disciples that this blind man is being healed now so that “…the works of God might be displayed in him” All for Gods glory.
See this is one story that resonates with me. As I have a daughter that is not healed yet of her spinabifida. But those who have seen her, have seen God healing her each time she walks in church. One day, I know she will break lose of those braces like Forrest Gump did. And she will run. I also know she is believing herself, that God will heal her. She knows (even at 5) that there is more. All for Gods Glory!!!
Then there are those who never get healed. But only when arriving in heaven are they made whole again. We can not say “because God didn’t heal them on earth he doesn’t still heal today” God has a reason and purpose for people not being healed. We do not know what that person was dealing with spiritually, for one. We do not know if through their death, one may come to the Lord. We can’t blame God and be angry at Him. His purposes and plans are higher than ours.
Does God Heal Still Heal Today? Yes!
Its in His timing(or will). Its for His glory. And all we have to do is ask and believe that He can. I leave you with this…
22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matthew 21:22
14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15