Most people today just rely too much upon doctors and medicine to heal them of their sicknesses. Although there’s nothing wrong with that, but the Bible, God's Word, is so rich with promises whereby a Christian could avail of healing and deliverance simply by FAITH.
If we could believe that our soul can be saved by faith, how much more ought we to believe that our BODY can also be healed by faith. The former seems to be even harder than the latter. But the Bible says that “All things are possible to them that believe.” The Bible tells us that the Pharisees charged Jesus of committing blasphemy because they've heard Him say that He could forgive sins. Jesus rebuked them and said, "Which is easier? To forgive sins or to say "rise up and walk" to the man that was lame?" We saw that in the Bible Jesus proved that both forgiveness of sins and healing are available and are possible to them that believe.
WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED
Divine Healing is an act of faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary. Jesus did not just redeem us from our sins and transgressions, but He has also healed us from our sicknesses at that very moment. Isaiah 53:5 states, “But He [was] wounded for our transgressions, [He was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon Him; and WITH His STRIPES we are HEALED.”
It takes faith to be able to claim and believe God's promises. Faith is the "evidence" of things that you do not see, feel, taste, hear or touch. Faith believes God's Word no matter what circumstance nor opposition there is.
If you are a true Christian believer, Divine Healing is a sure promise of God for you. A true servant of God will never deny Jesus’ own teachings regarding divine healing and miracles. The days of miracles is not yet passed. This gift of healing by the Holy Ghost is a promise unto you, unto your children's children, unto them that's afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Jesus said “These SIGNS shall follow THEM that BELIEVE, in My Name they shall cast out devils.. they shall LAY HANDS on the SICK, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17-28) Surely, this promise is only for TRUE believers and not for doubters and make-believers. Doubting these promises of Jesus just show the lack of faith in an individual.
are not serving a historical God who like most people think that God has no
more power to heal today. Who are we to limit God? “Jesus Christ
is the SAME yesterday, and today and forever” (Hebrews
13:8). Divine healing is the basic commission that Jesus gave to
all of His disciples and to all true servants of God till today. He told them to "heal
the sick, cast out devils."
Matthew 10:1 confirms it, “When He had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them POWER [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to HEAL all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
We can never find one verse in the Bible where God ever took this promise out. James 5:14-16 states: “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the ELDERS of the church; and let them PRAY over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the PRAYER of FAITH shall save the SICK, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. CONFESS [your] faults one to another, and PRAY one for another, that ye may be HEALED. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
SICKNESS AND SIN GO TOGETHER
SICKNESS is a result of SIN. When Adam and Eve were created by God, they had eternal life. Sickness and death were never in Adam's vocabulary. Sickness and death were only issued in when man had transgressed God’s laws. Eve disbelieved God's Word when God said "the moment you eat of the fruit of the tree thereof, that day you shall surely die." Eve's unbelief caused every death and every sickness of man on earth. Eve's doubting was the main reason why hospitals and cemeteries have to be built on earth.
REPENTANCE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR HEALING
Man had to repent for his sins before God could ever heal him. It is a requirement of the Bible. That's according to II Chronicles 7:14: ”If my people, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and TURN from their WICKED ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will HEAL their land.”
In EXODUS 15:26, God spoke through Moses,“If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is RIGHT in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put NONE of these DISEASES upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] the LORD that HEALETH thee.”
Sicknesses and diseases are nothing but “Demons”.
Sicknesses are “tormentors” that come into men’s body to shorten their days on earth. In the days of Jesus, there were no such things as cancer, epilepsy, leukemia, tuberculosis or tumors. These are but mere medical terminologies today. They are actually “devils”. Jesus just cast them out from the bodies of people. Luke 7:21 states-“And in that same hour He (Jesus) cured many of [their] infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many [that were] blind He gave sight.”
Satan is not a healer. It is not right to presume that Satan can heal. The Bible said, "If Satan casts out Satan, his kingdom is divided." Therefore, Satan cannot heal. God is the only Healer.
NO MAN CAN HEAL
There’s no man that could heal either. No doctor, unless he’s a quack, will ever tell you that he can heal. Any man who claims that he can heal is outrightly denying God's Word. Psalms 103:2, 3, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth ALL thine iniquities; Who HEALETH ALL thy DISEASES.”
A doctor can move an obstruction or an appendix. Yes, he can put a bone together, but he can't heal. A doctor can only give medicine to kill germs, but the medicine itself does not heal. Medicines, such as antibiotics, only kills the bad germs down which kill the good germs that destroys your body.
Medicines are just like rat poisons. They kill the rats that destroy the house but it doesn't heal the house where the rats have eaten holes in it. Medicine doesn't patch the holes. God has to do that through re-creation of body tissues and through cell multiplication.
To heal is "to replace or build a tissue". No medicine ever builds a tissue. God alone has to do that for that is "creation" in itself. There’s not even a man who can make a blade of grass to grow, how much more to heal his fellow men.
GO AND SIN NO MORE
Once a man or woman had sincerely repented of their sins, God is obligated to heal them of their diseases. It could be instantly or gradually, depending upon God's grace and mercy.
But as long as people don’t repent, no matter how many medicines they take, and no matter how many hospitals they go to, no matter how many pastors pray over them, they can never receive Healing unless they deny the works of the devil in their lives. Satan has a right to stay in their bodies if they continue to live in sin.
Satan can only be cast out by a true repentance and a full surrender to God's perfect will. Mary Magdalene did. Luke 8:2- “And certain women, which had been HEALED of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, OUT of whom went SEVEN DEVILS.”
John 5:14-“Afterward Jesus findeth him (the blind man) in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: SIN NO MORE, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”
Healing is therefore based upon Faith in the Word of God and upon genuine repentance.