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Is Christian Healing for Everyone?

by Ameerah Lewis
(@ The Hem)

Often times throughout my own healing journey, I have asked myself, is Christian healing for everyone?

I mean, when you look at all of the sick people in the body of Christ, it can make you wonder. Is God really willing to heal all of us, and we are missing the boat. Or, are some of us just meant to be sick?

Many Christians still believe that God uses sickness to teach us something, or that God is somehow glorified by our suffering.

What do you think?

Does Jesus still heal today like He did when He walked the Earth?

And, if so, is Christian healing for everyone, or only certain chosen people?

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Sickness NEW
by: His

Sickness is simply death. Jesus came to give life, and that abundantly. Not once in the Scripture do you see Jesus teaching the apostles by making them sick: instead He gave them the power TO heal. And remember, at this point, the Apostles weren't even Christians, as Christ had not ascended and paid for their sins.

If you really think that God punishes by making us sick, why even pray for the sick? But in James we ARE commanded to pray for the sick. And in Mark 11 we are also to pray for the sick.

Remember also, that the Apostles had Christ near them. As He had not ascended they did not have Jesus or the Holy Ghost, IN them.

The only suffering mentioned by Jesus Himself was the persecution we were to endure by sharing the Gospel. There is no other. And people, some even here, mention Paul's thorn, saying it was a physical condition. But the Scripture does not mention that. The Scripture simply mentions it was a "messenger of Satan to buffet [him]," implying both an intelligence and malevolence. A demon? Dunno. A sickness? Contextually, even from this, it doesn't seem likely.

Personally, I have never seen anyone learn a lesson from sickness. I have never seen anyone get clarity from a sickness: at best they express a gratitude when healing comes and a resolve in God's love should it not. But edification? I have never seen edification come from healing? And how about "Thy Kingdom come?" Illness in Heaven? Nope. Therefore shouldn't be any here either.

Examine the fruits of sickness and start thinking straight. Simply put: Sickness is NEVER from God. When you know this then the Gospel starts making a lot more sense.

what i think
by: lynda

i believe that god can and does heal like he did when jesus walked this earth, but i also believe that because he is god it's up to him.
for example, paul had a thorn in the flesh, and it was physical. even though it doesn't state what it was most bible teachers believe that it was an eye problem.
also, since only god can see the future, i believe that he can and does use illness for his glory. look at joni erekson-todda. she had a diving accident when she was 17, and cant use any of her limbs. god saw that he was going to use her
for ministry in the future, so he didn't heal her.
her ministry helps churches to become more
friendly to the handicapped. she also does beautiful art works using her mouth, and she has
also authored quite a few books. god's used her
in so many ways.
so yes, i believe that god can and does heal
instantly, but when he doesn't it will still be for his glory.

Is healing available for all?
by: Gordon James

The 4 scriptures below refer to healing ALL diseases. Healing is available.

(Psa 103:3 NIV) who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

(Mat 8:16 NIV) When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.

(Mat 12:15 NIV) Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,

(Acts 10:38 NIV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.


There is a link between healing and faith.
Some references show the faith of the person being healed as important, while others show the faith of the healer as being important.

(Mat 9:22 NIV) Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.

(Mat 15:28 NIV) Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

(Mark 5:34 NIV) He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

(Mark 10:52 NIV) "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

(Luke 8:48 NIV) Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."

(Luke 18:42 NIV) Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."

(Acts 3:16 NIV) By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

(Acts 14:9 NIV) He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed


Our (intellectual / emptional) crisis comes when we pray and do not receive the healing we have prayed for. We question . . .
1. God's ability (does God still heal?)
2. God's love (does God really love me?)
3. Our faith (wasn't my faith strong enough?)
4. Our worthiness (is something wrong with me?)
5. God's plan

We should bring each of these to God and go to the scriptures for our answers.

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Love Gordon

Is Christiant Healing For Everyone?
by: PAT

I see through reading God's word that "Suffering" whether through sickness or prosperity is all in line with God's word "Remember" Paul in his sickness He prayed 3 times for God to remove his "Illness" but God did not! and He is not going to change everything you're going through but you must learn that God knows what he is doing even though we don't understand,God has not asked us to understand everything but that we "Trust  In  Him"!! everybody didn't get "Healed" when Jesus walked this earth and even though God will heal whomever He wants everybody will not be healed in the ways you look at "Healing" today. God is most concerned about our "Trust In Him" because as he brings us to a place of "Rest" in him we want always be trying to figure out why God healed one but not the other.God ALONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DO "WHATEVER HE PLEASES" whether we "Agree or Disagree" God is still God and can't nobody change Him or what He decides to do. Get in the word look up scriptures concering "Suffering" then you will see how we must be willing to "Suffer" through some things because of "All" Jesus went through for us "Count The Cost" is what you're going through worth holding onto God? even though you don't  understand why this is happening?? keep Job in mind Job said the Lord gave and it's up to him what to take away "Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord.Once again I say it's "Most Important that we stay "Prayfully" in The Word Of God.                              Love  In Christ Pat Thacker                           

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