People have the strangest ideas about healing that I've ever heard. They think they didn't get healed because it wasn't God's will to heal them. This tells me they don't know it's God's will to heal them.
Some think it's not God's will to heal them because healing has passed away. This is just plain ole ignorance of not having studied the word. Then others think if God wants them well, they will just be well automatically, or be healed when someone prays for them. If it doesn't work out this way, then they think they are sick to bring glory to God.
Some even think when they don't get healed then this sickness is on them to teach them something. If this is the case, then it's wrong for them to go to the Doctor to try and get well, or take medicine to get rid of the sickness. If one does, then he/she is going against God's will and they won't learn whatever it is that this sickness would have taught them. Now, doesn't that sound foolish? It is! Because sickness is never the will of God for anyone, and sickness is not your teacher. The Holy Ghost in you is your teacher.
So why are so many ignorant about healing? First I'd say our preachers and teachers have not taught it as much as they should have. They have taught salvation, but left healing out. Then also when a person gets saved it is their responsibility to read the Bible and find out about this for themselves.
When you are born again, healing comes along with it. You are now under the covenant that provides healing for you. Did you know you donít necessarily have to pray for healing either? If you know that healing belongs to you, then all you have to do is accept it like you did salvation. Believe it and receive it, it belongs to you.
Isaiah 53:4 says that, "with his (Jesus') stripes we are healed". And Matthew 17:8 says, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness". So you see, Jesus already bore your sicknesses so you wouldn't have to. He got healing for you, so accept it and walk in your right to be well here on the earth now.
Healing belongs to us all that are children of God. Jesus provided healing for your body the same as he got salvation for your spirit. They are a package deal.
Written by Ruth Napier
Copyright April 19, 2004
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