Healing is Still For Today

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Our own faith in Jesus power to heal has everything to do with receiving healing! Remember in the Book of Mark, when Jesus would heal someone, He invariably would say something like, “Your faith has made you whole”. etc. Healing is a two way street; The Lord’s power to heal and our faith connecting together with that Power.  Let’s not forget that.
Even Jesus couldn’t heal in his own country due to their unbelief. This is why many folks today don’t receive healing…doubt and unbelief on their part. God will not honor unbelief. He expects his people to have FAITH in Him. His own people were destroyed in the wilderness because of unbelief and lack of faith and trust in the Lord.
Somewhere along the line, the Church has lost much of the faith the early Christians had for healing, and even in the past several decades, the gifts of healing have been sadly neglected as the church slides deeper into apostasy.
The Lord Jesus ministry in healing was and is, His Agape Love put into action.  Not just that He loves us, but wants to demonstrate that Love in various ways, including the healing of our bodies, souls and spirits.

It’s true there may be much we don’t understand about healing, but we can, by building our faith, and studying the Word of God about healing, learn more and put it into practice. What I do know is that my God is a healer, and I believe just what the bible says about it. “By His Stripes, we were healed.” Isa 53:5.
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.”
Christians need to stop messing around and playing church and build up their faith in God, so they can have faith for healing as well as moving out in the gifts of the spirit in love, one to another, to the edification and building up of the Body of Christ in maturity.
The Lord Jesus doesn’t need any more intellectual Christians holding to an intellectual form of godliness but denying the power of godliness. For, in the realm of the Spirit, as opposed to intellectualism, there is power; the awesome power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord gave us these gifts of the spirit to use, and exercise for the benefit of others, following the Lord Jesus example, who went about doing good and healing. Therefore, should we not follow the same example?
Jesus, unlike the church that has counterfeited His Name and purpose, hasn’t changed. For what good are the awesome gifts of the Spirit we have been given graciously by the Lord, if we don’t use them for the benefit of others? Or. if they lay dormant and unused?  Healing is still for today, as opposed to what the false teachers would have folks to believe. The Christian life is to be a supernatural walk, just as Christ Jesus intended, or it can scarcely be called “Christian” at all. 
Act 10:37-38

You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached– how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

These words come from the mouth of Peter as he explains the gospel to Cornelius. For three and a half years, Peter was a firsthand witness of the ministry of Jesus and this is the overwhelming impression that the ministry of Jesus left on him. When Peter sums up the ministry of Jesus, he speaks of Jesus healing the sick through the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. In his famous sermon on the day of Pentecost, Peter said, “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. (Acts 2:22).

Healing the sick was the hallmark of Jesus’ ministry. Wherever he went, people brought the sick to him, and he healed them. The Gospels show us that He did this throughout his earthly ministry:

Matthew 4:23-25

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Matt. 8:16-17

When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”

Matt. 9:35

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

Mark 1:33-34

The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons,

Mark 6:56

And wherever he went–into villages, towns or countryside–they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Luke 5:15

Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.

Luke 9:11

but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

Even after Jesus clears the temple, he heals the sick:

Matt. 21:12-14

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.'” The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.

After John the Baptist was put in prison, he sent some of his disciples to Jesus to find out whether Jesus was really the Messiah. The reason John did this was that Jesus’ ministry differed so much from his own. Even though the message that Jesus started to preach , “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand,” (Matt 3:2 and 4:17) was the same as that of John the Baptist, what Jesus DID was different from John. Jesus sums up his own ministry in his answer to John

Matt 11:4-5

Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Jesus himself said that the miracles were proof that He was from the Father: “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” (John 14:11)

A good site indeed for studying the healing ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, who said to all who believe, “Come, follow Me”.

9 comments on “Healing is Still For Today

  1. ccsaxton says:

    Amen, and watch this space – if the Lord wants Skype ministry it will happen. I was thinking of doing some simple youtube videos at some point. Keep it in prayer. I will still keep posting but rather keep sending posts out every other day I wanted to ponder them myself before posting.
    Every blessing

    PS Gentleness is a fruit much forsaken today. One of the chapters in the bible that is really hitting out to me is James chapter 3.

  2. Scarlett says:

    Thank you for your comments Brother Saxton. I very much agree with you about cessationism. So sad that it’s even given a name. It seems so strange to me that these precious believers somehow believe these gifts are no longer needed now that we have the bible. How can that be when the devil doesn’t stop attacking, and the need for healing, casting out of demons, and miracles, and the rest of the spiritual gifts are needed more than ever in this hour.
    Also, they can’t point to a place in scripture where they ceased! On the contrary. the order of the Body of Christ was laid out in scripture, where in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, and those with gifts of healing, helping, administration, and various tongues. 1 Cor. 12:28.
    Perhaps some folks have been indoctrinated into certain doctrines…as the bible says, “man made doctrines and traditions of men that make the word of God ineffective”. They don’t have the full baptism of the Holy Spirit with Fire, so they speak against the gifts that Jesus intended for us to have.

  3. ccsaxton says:

    wholeheartedly agree that healing is for today, along with all the gifts mentioned. This has been on my mind of late and I think I started my new blog mainly because I am noticing that Christians are being pulled toward the horrendous teaching of cessationism (I even hate writing the word…it sounds so wrong)…which is part of what seems to be Christianity in your head but no faith leading from your heart. Scriptures that talk about healing the demoniac and those with illnesses are explained away as sign gifts…etc. I ask the Lord for the gifts.

    That said I have been approaching this whole issue that the fruit of the Spirit must lead first along with preaching the gospel and then the gifts of the Spirit follow. It is almost impossible today to find a fellowship that is, well, like Acts. We are so technologically biased that we have forgotten what it means to spend time with the Lord and fellowship with one another coupled with the fact that we allow one gift (the gift of teaching) to swallow up and manipulate all the rest. I thought fellowship was for coming together and sharing (the right way of course) – but today – it has become the service in a building set apart just for that and the concept of brothers and sisters meeting as families with Christ at the center is a distant memory.

    • Scarlett says:

      Thank you for your comments Brother Saxton. I very much agree with you about cessationism. So sad that it’s even given a name. It seems so strange to me that these precious believers somehow believe these gifts are no longer needed now that we have the bible. How can that be when the devil doesn’t stop attacking, and the need for healing, casting out of demons, and miracles, and the rest of the spiritual gifts are needed more than ever in this hour.
      Also, they can’t point to a place in scripture where they ceased! On the contrary. the order of the Body of Christ was laid out in scripture.

      • ccsaxton says:

        I found this an interesting read

        https://archive.org/details/demonpossessiona00neviiala/page/n3

        and also the writings of Corrie Ten Boom.

        I also find the account in Acts 8 where they had only been baptized in the name of Jesus but had not yet received the Holy Spirit. Young believers today are not praying for the gifts because they are being systematically taught to ignore them…but I think those who read their bibles will be praying and asking the Lord.

        I believe that there is another time coming soon when the body of Christ will once against receive power from the Lord to stand in these times till He breaks through the heavens. Praise the Lord

      • Scarlett says:

        Amen, I believe that as well, especially considering the perilous times we’re in.
        Regarding demonic affliction, there seems to be an increase of that in people.
        By the way, why am I not finding your blog? It says it’s been deleted.

      • ccsaxton says:

        I deleted some blogs some time ago. I went through a bit of a reset. Finding that most churches preach things that they are not fully grasping themselves and sometimes that can happen individually…so I deleted my blogs at that time and asked the Lord to help me to know what he wants. I think the gentle life of the believer, resting in Christ, forgiving others – not trying to push holy knowledge but living a loving life filled with Christ is far better.

        At the time I was on the streets preaching the gospel but I felt that I was doing much of it in the flesh (no gentleness of spirit) – and I looked on youtube at some of the street preachers, even today it is the same, and they were full of pride and not the fruit of the Spirit – so I took a step back from the streets and started spending more quiet time with the Lord, away from the world. I still share my faith but I hope with a little more wisdom

      • Scarlett says:

        That sounds like a perfect plan…..sometimes we have to take a step back and check ourselves in the spirit to see if we’re really where the Lord wants us, and if we are truly doing what He wants us to be doing.

      • Scarlett says:

        Brother….
        You came along at just the right time, for a deep need I had. I’ve been pondering, meditating, and doing much thinking about these two sentences, (below), you made in the comment to me.
        There is so much truth and wisdom packed into these….and what I truly need in my walk right now.
        Thanks and God bless you so much…and, by the way, you mentioned the lack of loving, godly, and spiritfilled fellowship…yes, me too…..So, if you ever decide to start a Skype type fellowship on a certain days of the week, count me in.

        Scarlett…….

        “I think the gentle life of the believer, resting in Christ, forgiving others – not trying to push holy knowledge but living a loving life filled with Christ is far better. ”

        “– so I took a step back from the streets and started spending more quiet time with the Lord, away from the world. “

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