Some believe there is a mystery behind healing, but that is based upon our understanding of healing and not the divine nature of God. There are important points to remember when we think of healing. Three major points:
God wants to heal you – Jesus always took the time to heal people wherever he went. Whether it be a blind beggar and unexpected woman touching His clothes or performing the miracles on the sabbath, He was willing to risk it all for that one person.
Healing beyond your expectations- Not everyone is healed the way you think. We love to rationalize in our minds the perfect formula for a healing or the perfect formula for a desired outcome. When that doesn’t happen, we find ourselves in a place of doubt, mistrust or heartache. I want to encourage you to look at your situation with the heart of God. Let the Spirit inspire you and show you how the healing will take place. You may be surprised. Sometimes we see it on this earth and sometimes we will see it in heaven.
Your healing miracle is on its way – There isn’t any one miracle God is going to do for you. Instead understand your life is full of a series of miracles. It starts when you are born and won’t end until your appointed day of death.
Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 8:17, “I saw everything God does, and I realized no one can really understand what happens. We may be very wise, but no matter how much we try or how much we claim to know, we cannot understand it all.”
God is not the product of an equation, we don’t understand but we will always discover his faithfulness.
“Many sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying close to the pool.
Beside the pool was a man who had been sick for 38 years. When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be healed?” The man answered, “Sir, I don't have anyone to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. I try to get in, but someone else always gets there first.” Jesus told him, “Pick up your mat and walk!” Right then the man was healed. He picked up his mat and started walking around. The day on which this happened was a Sabbath.”
John 5:3-9 CEV
“As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!” Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.”
Acts 9:32-43 NIV
Some die, some are never raised, but God promises a new body. Healing comes in multiple ways.
“Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all. Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord. God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.””
Acts 19:4-13 NIV
We pray for each other as we are commanded, we see miracles, we see healing and we experience the same. What do you have to lose by believing in a miracle?
1. God wants to heal you
“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.”
Acts 10:38 NIV
If a butterfly doesn’t struggle to get out of the cocoon their wings won’t be strong enough for them to fly. Sometimes it’s hard during the healing but don’t question the gift. In the meantime, choose to have fun. There is power in control and a God led happy life.
2. Healing beyond your expectations- not everyone is healed the way you think
“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.””
Revelation 21:4 NIV
Some people die, we can’t figure out God. They are not your source of joy. The joy of the Lord is my strength.
3. Your healing miracle is on its way
Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
When you stop trying to drive the ship you aren’t in charge of, stress goes away, and blessings come in. You don’t have time to worry and question. You are too busy counting your blessings. You have nothing to lose. Pray for everyone you never know what you will get to see. Bloom where you are planted and influence what God has placed around you. Let God do the rest.
Miracles are everywhere you can be a part of bringing them to pass!
Philip Lukens is the senior pastor of the Carr Community Church. To receive updates please enter your e-mail address below and click subscribe.
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