Personally, I do. But for some reason, there is a debate in the church about whether God still wants to heal us today. I don't understand why someone would believe that Jesus would be willing to heal physical sicknesses and diseases when He was here on earth...but then take it all back when he ascended...
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I have seen people die by refusing medicine that would have healed them because thay wanted divine healing. There is nothing wrong with taking medicine to heal within the physiological laws that God created. Does God provide you food supernaturally?
Medicine is motive. I take medicine daily, just not in form of synthetic substances. Healing the body and mind is, in my experience, a result of recognizing God's power over all, rather than supplementing it with material solutions
When people in Biblical times were told to "anoint with oil" and then pray, they were being told to apply a salve or other medicine of the day and to then pray. God expects us to do what we can and then rely on Him for the outcome.
I take it you have never had a broken body part that requires surgery and anethesea, or are diabetic who requires insulin. Do you go to the dentist, or do you pray your plaque and cavities away? What is this daily medicine you speak of?
What a lot of people who refuse medicine does not understand is that medicine is one way God heals. Some people think if it's not instant it's not God
Although I believe in the Old Testament I read a lot in the New Testament that makes a lot of sense
15 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.
Great point JThomp42. I always wondered that myself. I have a feeling that medical doctors wouldn't appreciate a Spiritual healer taking all their business
Thank you wj.
I do believe God gives some the gift of healing that effects others better than when some pray for them. I'm a nurse and you have to get special permission to come in and pray for people because every hospital has their own clergy
I definitely respect the Jewish foundation of my own faith. Your namesake from Judges is actually one of my favorite women in the Bible! Furthermore, I absolutely believe that God is very much active in Israeli and Jewish affairs! :)
Thank You Mattheos the name "Deborah" s Jewish even though my mother wasn't. Debra is English and pronounced Differently. Though I don't like it many people call me Debra
I'm not trying to start a debate or anything :) But I'm curious about a Jewish perspective on one of my hubs...would you let me know what you think?
OK I posted my answer