Some Christians are so legalistic in their living that they cause harm and misery not only for themselves but also for others.
There was a fellow who was healed miraculously by God of a life threatening illness. He was given the best of medical care but he went from bad to worse and finally was written off by doctors as a “cold case” meaning nothing more can be done medically and his relatives were informed of the same. Even during the prolonged illness several believers were praying for him and he was healed totally by God after he was written off by the doctors. Since God had healed him totally he took a decision not to use medicines anymore in his entire life. That may have been ok because it was his personal matter, but he also took a decision that none of his family members should take medicines when they are sick but should only pray to God and receive their healing.
This man had 3 children and the children suffered because of the decision of their father. They were put through much pain because they were not given medicines when they were sick.
It so happened that this man was coming to my house because he was on vacation. The night before his arrival in town the Lord showed me a dream. In the dream I saw this man coming with his family to meet me at my home. They come in a car and as this man steps out of the vehicle and approaches me, I notice a peculiarity. He has only one eye instead of two and that eye is located in the centre of his forehead. All the while that he is with me I keep looking at his unusual appearance and marvel. The dream ended there.
The Holy Spirit here was indicating how some people observe everything only according to their own perception. One eye, here shows how this man looked at everything according to his own thinking. Perhaps he could have restricted the “not taking medicines decision” to himself, but his decision of not letting his children also take medicines resulted in so much pain and misery for them. He was a man with a “one eyed vision.”
Undue legalism in our Christian lives tends to hurt many. One miraculous healing from God doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take medicines never ever in our lives again. A balanced view regarding medicines and many other things in life helps so much in alleviating pain and misery.
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I believe that God took dust from the ground and formed Adam, I also believed that God took a rib from Adam and formed Eve. I believed that God formed the foundation of the world, including trees, water, air, and land, in believing that God formed all of these things as well as man, God also gave man wisdom. Wisdom to develop medications, cures, and a host of other things. I believe ALL that we have or could ever obtain comes from God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.