Names of Sickness
Why sickness abounds today ?
The "Permission" of Evil
Are the days of miracles past ?
Why is there no healing as we see it in the Bible ?
My Church does not teach healing
Why is bodily healing important ?
Aging - A Divine perspective
Sickness among Old Testament Heroes
Sickness among Ministers in the New Testament
Why are people with strong faith and godly lives sick ?
Premature deaths
Does God teach through sickness ?
Don't miss this subject. It is the heart of the school. Causes for sickness
Paul's thorn in the flesh
The case of Job
The man born blind in John 9
Difference between Healing & Health
Medical Science and Healing
Why some are not healed ?
Reasons for healing today
Some methods of receiving healing
Some difficult Old Testament scriptures
Healing in the light of the Law and Judgement
The healing ministry of Jesus Christ
Healing outside the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Is there healing in the Atonement ?
He did, He can, He will
Healing & Church Growth

Healing outside the Gospel of Jesus Christ

. Healings have been manifested (not mighty ones however), without the fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ. Let me show you how these miracles happen

1. Firstly, it is by pure coincidence, especially in diseases caused by viruses and germs. These harmful living things have an active cycle of 3, 7,14 or 21 days. The symptoms of these diseases leave naturally after their life cycle or with the help of medication. When those blatantly disregarding the teachings of God the Saviour harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit and pray, these poor souls are fooled into thinking that God has given them a miracle. The Bible says that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness as the sin of idolatry (I Sam.l5 :23). Thus, God has not given them a healing in answer to prayer but the healing is a natural and universal phenomenon.

2. Secondly, God is merciful and patient. He maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and the unjust. (Math.5: 45). Many non-christians can testify of Godís grace in healing a sick loved one. God loves the whole world. Thus, healing by mercy should not be taken as a vindication that one is right with God.

3. Thirdly, satan often acts with lying signs and wonders (2 Thes.2:9).This phenomenon can be best explained by a personal encounter. A doctor who has an excellent medical practice is also known to be a man of prayer. He says a short prayer before treating every case. He even successfully treats those who do not come under his specialized medical field. Now, about 3 years ago, his orthodox church entrusted him with a program in its outreach work. He required some help from our office and on an appointed day he came to meet me. After we dealt with his business, he began questioning me about the ministry of divine healing. As the conversation progressed he wanted to know how I meditated. I replied, "On the Word of God".

The doctor then proceeded to explain that reading the scriptures repeatedly was only one form of meditation. I tried to explain the need for utter dependence on the Word of God for healing ministrations. He said that when he meditated in prayer before a case, God shows him what to do. He continued to be emphatic about the many forms of meditation. I now knew what I was confronting and so began to quote several Scriptures. The Word of God is like a search light that reveals the hidden things of darkness and this is what the word began to do.

To my shock and amusement the doctor asked me to show my right hand and to my amazement began interpreting the lines on my palm. He said that the cross on my right palm represented priestly, healing powers. I had a look at both my palms and found many lines crossing each other and I told him "Doctor, The Word of God says in Rev. 1:5 & 6 that all those washed in the blood of the Lamb are priests unto God and all believers can lay hands on the sick for healing with a definite promise of recovery Mark 16:18". The doctor then went on to say something that completely and without a shadow of doubt exposed satanís powers of subtle deception. He mentioned a certain word used in occult meditation and said that using that particular word was also a form of meditation. He began to give reasons for his statement and also informed me that together with his friends he was involved in a particular research to prove this. Satanís deceptive tactics were conclusively revealed that day. Many will find it hard to believe that this doctor, known as a man of prayers, even to my relatives, has been deluded. Such is the magnitude and power of deception. Of course his church does not believe in the glorious full gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. When we walk in the Spirit the devil is no match and his tactics will only be exposed.   Back to top of page


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