Are you a Christian who believes in healing?

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  1. mattheos profile image73
    mattheosposted 10 years ago

    Are you a Christian who believes in healing?

    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...

  2. wjlambert profile image65
    wjlambertposted 10 years ago

    Woohoo! it's great to see a question like this.  Absolutely I am a Christian who believes in healing. And I have seen it regularly, even what are termed "miracles".  I agree that it seems daft that Jesus would do all that cool stuff and then take it with him when he left. 

    I rely completely on spiritual healing for my health care, it really does work, even if it takes constant praying.  I don't recall Jesus ever recommending a doctor or handing out capsulated medicine in his day, so why do we do it now?

    1. PlanksandNails profile image81
      PlanksandNailsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. wjlambert profile image65
      wjlambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

    3. Mitch Alan profile image79
      Mitch Alanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. PlanksandNails profile image81
      PlanksandNailsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?

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      JoelMcLendonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. PlanksandNails profile image81
    PlanksandNailsposted 10 years ago

    Paul was not healed, nor could he heal Timothy. Timothy was not healed, nor was Trophimus healed by anybody. (1 Timothy 5:20, 5:23)

    The sign and wonders that accompanied Jesus and the Apostles were a sign to the unbelieving Jews. That is why we do not see these magnificent signs and wonders and miracles in the Church age.

    The literal kingdom of heaven that accompanied tongues, signs and wonders and healings were meant for the Jewish nation under the Law. (Psalm 67:2, Malachi 4:2-3, Revelation 22:2) The spiritual kingdom applies to those who are under grace to a people (the Church) who do not require a sign. (1 Corinthians 1:22, 14:22)

    What is more important than healing of our fleshly bodies is our inner man.

    I believe God still heals by His grace, but it is not in the way most people think it should be. In the epistles, Paul was more concerned about the health of the inner man than the physical. Scripture reveals that Paul was a spiritually healthy follower of Jesus Christ who had a physical infirmity. (Ephesians 3:16)

    Many Christians have prayed over and over again in Jesus' name and no limbs grew back, or cancer was healed. Nothing happened. If God decides He does not want to bring healing, his grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 2:7-9)

    Many churches teach and promote thier healing ministries, but have missapplied the context of God's Word.

    It should be obvious that the followers of Jesus Christ are not walking on water, feeding 5,000 or calming storms etc... this does not mean that God does not dispense grace today according to he He sees fit, but it is different for us.

    We must believe that God's grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness even though we are not healed. (2 Corinthians 12:7-9)

    I believe that Jesus Christ heals, but after He ascended things changed. The Apostles went through a transitionary period where signs and wonders followed them as the foundation off the Gospel was laid for both Jew and Gentile.

    There is a distiction between Jesus' earthly ministry while He was here on earth, and after He ascended. It is important to understand the audience to whom Scripture is speaking to; otherwise, like most modern churches they will base their doctrines by picking and choosing what they want from a dispensation of God's way of dealing with a group of people that does not apply to them.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 10 years ago

    I  am a child of God, but not a Christian. I am Jewish Not  everyone who is of God is a Christian.
    But anyway yes I believe in healing and have witnessed it.

    1. mattheos profile image73
      mattheosposted 10 years agoin reply to this

         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! smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

    3. mattheos profile image73
      mattheosposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not trying to start a debate or anything smile But I'm curious about a Jewish perspective on one of my hubs...would you let me know what you think? … he-Messiah

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK I posted my answer

  5. Mitch Alan profile image79
    Mitch Alanposted 10 years ago

    I believe that God does indeed heal people, but at His discretion and on His time. He does not show up at a specific time and place simply because someone set up a "healing" meeting. He did heal in that way, to an extent, during Christ's earthly ministry as a type of sign,  but that is not how He works in the normal course of our lives. Prayer brings healing in His time and according to His purpose. The fact is that He does not ALWAYS bring physical healing for reason sometimes not understood by those who need it or those around them. But, lack of understanding on our part does not reflect a lack of caring on His.

    1. celafoe profile image54
      celafoeposted 10 years agoin reply to this


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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    I do believe that God can heal whomever he chooses to heal. I do not believe this power is given to man. If any man says he can heal, then why isn't he in the children's cancer hospitals instead of an auditorium?

    1. wjlambert profile image65
      wjlambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

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      JThomp42posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you wj.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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

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    wheatbaybayposted 10 years ago

    Personally, I do. I believe in power of prayer and I believe that if you pray and ask it will be give to you. I believe that its more important to heal your spiritual being and then the physical healing begins.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Although I believe  in the  Old Testament I read a lot in the New Testament that makes a lot of sense
      James 5
      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.

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    Sri Tposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely. I believe in healing.  And not from hearsay. It has been my direct experience on many occasions. Because I am the one who was healed perfectly, without a doctor in most cases, no one can convince me otherwise. It was done by faith and prayer.

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    BrendaJames2posted 10 years ago

    Ye, I've witnessed healing from the last ill to the most ill.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So have I

  10. celafoe profile image54
    celafoeposted 10 years ago

    Yes I do and I have seen many certified healings (exrays etc from the dr.), from dead kidneys restored to heart conditions, blindness, cancer, tumors vanished, broken bones healed and more..   
    The first thing to do here is to be sure you understand that if they are seeing a Dr , you always be sure they do not stop seeing the Dr until the  Dr. declares them healed.   Which, if they are truly healed will be quickly evident to the Dr.
    I have seen many amazed Drs and all they can say is "it is a miracle".   
    The answer is that we must understand scripture.    Having been involved in healing for many years i have also seen many people that were not healed.   The scriptures are clear , there are reasons for sickness, sometimes it is something done and other times it is something that has not been done..   some are unto death and others are not.  ALL healing comes from God and not from the earthly vessel used by Him.  And the only way to have 100% healing then the vessel must only pray for the persons that the Holy Spirit says are to be healed.    .  Most of the time before I am allowed to pray for someone I am given the reason they are sick and must minister to them to remove this reason( or help them to do what has not been done) and help them to repent and move on.    If they do, then when I pray for them (when the Spirit says to) they are always healed and usually instantly.   If they do not do what The Spirit says they must then I cannot pray for their healing.   
    Other times I have been told that I cannot pray for them.    Nothing more.       .   Once I was told that she will die.   
    Healing is not a game, t is a very serious matter and it can only be done if and when the Holy Spirit is directing it.


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