The Deception of Divine Miraculous Healing in the Church System
Confirming the Word
The Bible is full of supernatural acts of God. Lepers were healed on the spot, water was turned to wine, storms were calmed, and the dead were raised back to life just to name a few. These were divine healings where medicine, doctors and surgery were not needed. People were healed instantaneously on the spot. Many modern “churches” are claiming that there are miraculous acts of divine healing taking place, and all who are sick and weary from infirmities need to come to them, even if they have to travel long distances to experience their divinely anointed clergy who will lay hands upon them so that they may receive “healing.”
The question is, do miraculous healings and other miracles take place today?
Throughout both the Old and New Testament, God dealt with different groups of people in different ways. The Jews offered up animal sacrifices and observed the Passover and other feasts commanded by God. Upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the ceremonial laws were done away because their purposes were fulfilled. In the New Testament, God’s laws and methods changed and transitioned as He turned from dealing with the Jewish people to the Gentiles. This does not mean that God changes, but His methods of dealing with people do.
A closer Scriptural analyses of the gifts of divine healing and miracles given to man reveal that they had a specific purpose. It was to lay the foundation of the Gospel, and to prove and confirm to the people that the signs and wonders were from God.
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins – Mark 2:9-10
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? – Hebrews 2:3-4
The message of God was confirmed by miracles that were performed by Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. – Mark 16:20
Purpose to Completion
In Part to Completion
During the transitionary phase coming to the end of the Apostolic Age, the Word of God was confirmed; therefore, the confirmation of signs, wonders and miracles were no longer needed as their purposes had been fulfilled. It is just like the temple ceremonies, tithes and many of the other traditions had been fulfilled in their purpose, and were done away. That is why we read in Scripture that Paul, Timothy and Trophimus all had infirmities and ailments and were not divinely miraculously healed.
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. – 2 Timothy 4:20
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. – 1Timothy 5:20
Miracles were to confirm the Gospel and establish the ekklesia. Paul, Trophimus and Timothy did not need miracles and signs to confirm that they had faith in Jesus Christ. They had faith even though they were not healed.
In 1 Corinthians 13:10 it says,
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Paul was saying at the time he wrote 1 Corinthians that they only knew in part because the Bible was still in the process of formation, and they only had the truth in part until the last word was written. With the completion of the New Testament prophecy, tongues, signs and wonders, miracles were done away.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ – Ephesians 4:11-13
Unity of the faith was perfected with the liberty and inspiration of Jesus Christ upon the completion of the New Testament. The Bible was completed.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. – 1 Corinthians 13:13
Paul was saying that the knowledge of the Son of God was complete. The foundation had been laid and completed. The sign gifts had fulfilled their purpose. If there were more, then there would be additions to faith, hope and charity; there would be a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc… in the above verse. God’s way of dealing with His people changed. All through Scripture we see how God changed His ways of dealing with different people groups, and when it has served His purpose, He started something else. Miracles confirmed the work of God until the Word was fully written. Miracles have already been fully confirmed in the Word; it now takes faith to believe in what the Word says even when no miracle takes place.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Those that promote miracles for their ministries do not believe what God has said. They are making demands for further confirmation. We don’t need further confirmation because prophecy and the law of liberty has been fulfilled.
What is interesting is that the divine miracles of Jesus Christ during His time on earth were often attributed to the work of Satan. Even way back in Exodus when Moses performed miracles, the magicians wrought counterfeit enchantments from the devil. We are warned in God’s Word about miracles in the End Times. Today, we see the opposite happening in the modern "church," the works of Satan are being attributed to the works of God.
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast – Revelation 13:14
Many do not understand that Satan can perform miracles and healings. Jesus said that false prophets will rise to deceive with counterfeit signs and wonders. In Acts 13, Elymas was a sorcerer who deceived many people until Paul confronted him and exposed him. Many in the modern “church” are attracted to the workers of Satan who stand upon the pulpit bilking people of their hard earned money for a lie. They transform themselves into “Apostles of Christ” to deceive those who come under their spells.
Why can't people see that all heretics have their origins in “miracle” work? New Age gurus, Charismatics, Mormons, Hinduism, etc.. all make claims of healing.
Many fall for these “pied pipers” because the manifestation looks like the real thing. An angel of light will do a good thing for an evil purpose. Even Satan uses Scripture to deceive and delude the masses.
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thessalonian 9-12
The modern “church” is deluded. All because someone is sincere and a nice person does not make their beliefs right. Saul of Tarsus sincerely and wrongfully believed that He was doing the right thing by persecuting the true followers of Jesus Christ. God will be judging many who are “in God’s service” who have refused to hear the truth out of their pride, ignorance and arrogance.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. – John 16:2
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. - Matthew 7:22-23
Faith and Action
You may ask, if miracles have ceased, then why should we pray for the sick?
People can be healed without divine healing. We see these manifestations every day. We are to pray in faith before God, and then do whatever we can to help the person. God has given us many things at our disposal including medicine, doctors, and many other sources of healing. To neglect these things would be foolish and could bring death. I have seen people refuse cures and medicine because they wanted divine healing from God. They demanded out of their pride for a divine miracle to take place and waited for God to do it. It never happened, and the result led to death.
We must remember that Paul prayed three times to God that the thorn in his side be removed. Although God did not divinely heal Him, he said,
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
God may be working in the affliction in someone’s life. It does not mean that they do not have enough faith to be healed, but God may have a purpose for it. Job suffered greatly even though he had great faith.
God heals by His grace, but don’t expect great divine healings that Jesus did. Faith requires us to pray and persevere, not just sit around and expect divine healing. Do we expect manna to fall from heaven if we need food? God does not bake our bread, slice and butter it for us, but many healing ministries promote these things. Do we throw away our medicine and Band-Aids away because God is going to divinely heal us? Do you refuse to go to a doctor for a broken leg and expect the Lord’s divine work to make a spiritual splinter and cast for you?
God expects us to live by faith and act on it. Satan expects you to believe in his counterfeit miracles and spectacular performances that are going on in the modern “church.” It is rare to see the elders of the church getting off their butts and going to pray for the sick where they are. They expect the sick to come to them in the building and then hobble upon the stage in front of an audience for a live spectacle, and of course, the tithing plate must been passed around too.
These “miracle” workers are pompous enough to claim that they have the same power as the Jesus Christ and the Apostles? When the divine work of Jesus Christ was present, there was a one-hundred percent success rate; there was no failure. It is not because some false prophet says that you did not have enough faith. If you are going to claim miracles, then they must be in the same power and manifestation as what was recorded in Scripture. You see, the miracles of God were perfect, complete and instantaneous. The devil’s work in the modern “church” does not even come close to matching the miracles of God. Satan uses the shock of the mind to deceive. When a divine miracle is performed in the modern “church,” it is of Satan.
We should believe in praying for the sick, but not negate using medicine and resources God leads us to bring healing.
Divine supernatural miracles ceased when the Bible was fully written. These miracles were used to confirm the Good News preached by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. The miracles we see today are the paranormal miracles of Satan that the Bible foretold that he would perform after the power of the Apostles ceased.
That Which is Perfect is Come
It is important to understand that all the doctrines in the Bible do not all apply to us today. We cannot just pick and choose from what dispensation we want. The divine healings and miracles ceased at the end of the Apostolic age. The book of Micah tells us how long miracles would continue.
According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things. – Micah 7:15
The Israelite's came out of Egypt for about forty years. The “marvellous” things of Jesus Christ ceased at the end of the Apostolic age, was around forty years. From the time Jesus turned water into wine, to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, was forty years. After 70 AD, miracles ceased and the Bible became fully sufficient to fill all of our needs.
We must remember that all believers did not perform miraculous signs and wonders, even during the time of the Apostles. Do not believe what the modern “church” pastors tell you that if you do not have supernatural gifts, then you are not able to teach because you haven’t been made better or holier by God. The sign gifts were about confirming the Word of God, not specifically about curing physical sickness.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. – 1 Corinthians 13:10
That which is perfect has come.
Satan is busy enabling his workers to perform miracles by counterfeiting God's fulfilled work. It should be a clear indication that if you see a man healing, or doing any other sign and wonder that has been fulfilled, it is not a divine miracle of God.
The Bible says that sincere men who pray, preach and shout God’s name will be ministering under the power of the devil. True ministers of God do not have the gift of healing. The more prayer, shouting, praising and hype will not change this truth. There are so many “church” ministries making all sorts of claims. Don’t be deceived into supporting their business for profit that relies on dreams, emotions, healings and feelings as their source of “truth.” The greatest source of truth is God’s written Word.
We should pray for the sick just as we should take everything to God in prayer. We should pray for our daily bread and use the means God has given us to get it. We should pray for the Lord to heal the sick and rely on the resources God has given us to bring healing. We don’t pray for bread and expect Him to bake it in heaven and rain it down upon us do we? We pray for bread, and in faith go out and get some. We must pray for the salvation of souls, but we still must get off our butts by going out to reach the hurt and the lost.
The Foundation has been Laid.
God has dealt with different groups of people throughout Biblical history. There are many things that He has fulfilled already because His purposes for them have concluded. The sign gifts were intended to lay the foundation for the ekklesia, the Gospel and to confirm that the miracles of Jesus Christ and the Apostles were from God. The record has been written because these things have been fulfilled. To demand divine supernatural healing from God is to say that you do not have faith in His Word and thus require additional confirmation from an already fufilled sign gift. Satan has deceived many into the false experiential “Christianity” that entertains the doctrine of demons that seduce the masses into believing that the paranormal manifestations conducted by the workers of Satan are from God. Satan wants you to keep asking God to confirm the things that have already have been fulfilled and confirmed. That is why there are false miracles being performed by the workers of deceit to draw you into the counterfeit experiential Christianity that is being promoted in the modern "church" today. Feelings have replaced faith and the Word of God. Do not believe these men that claim to be Apostles who recklessly boast that they can perform miracles.
When the nine spiritual gifts were being utilized (Acts 4:16), even the enemies of Jesus Christ could not deny that they were true and genuine miracles. New local ekklesia can assemble together without the divine supernatural gifts. We do not need any new revelations, or supernatural signs because the message has already been confirmed.
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