Luke 5:17, “Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them”
No prayer requests hits my mailbox like the request for physical healing. The prevalent one is healing over cancer. How many are running to faith healers hoping for a healing touch if they have the right faith. While I would discredit many of the so called faith healers, I am a firm believer of physical healing. I believe God still heals today. I have seen healing take place in my family. My brother had something in his stomach a few years ago the doctors could not detect so as to provide right cure and so was my mom. We prayed and trusted God for their healing and in His mercies, He heard our cry. My dad battled stomach ulcers for years, and God miraculously healed him.
You may be asking if you have enough faith to pray and believe God for the healing you need or for a loved one to be healed. If you had faith from God to be saved, you have faith from God to be healed. That is all the faith you need. “The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is ‘the same yesterday, and today, and forever,’ (Hebrews 13:8). The Lord Himself said, ‘I am the Lord, I change not,’ (Malachi 3:6). All God’s promises are limitless answers to prayer. ‘WHAT THINGS SOEVER ye desire’ or ‘if ye shall ask ANYTHING in My name,’ show that miracles will last as long as God’s promises are true, whenever people are given faith to trust Him for miracles.
In countless instances since the Bible was written, God has worked miracles; and these miracles have been witnessed by the best men and women of the centuries, who have given their witness that they know God still answers prayer, even miraculously. Healings still happen because the power of God has never ceased. It’s not gone cold or put out. It’s still burning changing lives and healing the sick. It’s in seeking God’s kingdom first that these other things such as healing are added to us. They are not added because we seek His kingdom, it’s while we are seeking His kingdom first that He does add them. We put our focus on Him. Healing is a byproduct not the prime product otherwise we will be out of focus.
While Jesus was teaching (what ought to be prime), in Luke 5, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by who had come to watch. These were the same type of people who opposed Jesus’ ministry. They were always looking to take fault with Him, discredit His miracles, seeking ways to trap Him but in the midst of all the opposition, arguments, all reasoning, their unbelief “The Power of the Lord was present to heal them”. Who are them but those whom He had given faith because they were open. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.
He is Jehovah Rapha meaning our healer. He can heal instantly, gradually, through the doctors etc, He gets all the credit. He is the one in control of how we get the healing according to His power that works within us. Can He not be trusted to do the healing? Watch this leprous man who met with Jesus right after He was done preaching on the mountain in Matthew 8:2-3,“2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed”. Notice that he did not say “if you can”, he knew Jesus could, that is faith. The outcome was in His hands “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” And the Lord say, “I am willing; be cleansed.” The Lord is willing, trust Him today, call on Him. There is no special power someone else has that you don’t have. This man did not look for a faith healer; he went straight to Christ, called on Him for his healing. So was Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46, he cried out to Jesus, the woman with the issue of who reached out and touched him in Luke 8. These people had one thing in common, desperation and who to call on. Yes we can have people pray with us but if your faith is based on how many people or who can pray for you, then I remind you again to know “the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power”, Ephesians 1:19, Blessings Ev
- What You Pray For The Most Indicates Where Your Heart Is, Evans Olang (magnifyhisword.wordpress.com)
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