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Healing the Sick

If we are following Christ, we are to be imitators of Him. So, what was He doing when He was here on earth? He was going around proclaiming the good news and healing every sickness and disease.  

Matthew 9:35, Matthew 4:23, Matthew 8:16, Matthew 14:14, Matthew 15:30, Luke 9:11  

 

Somehow I studied the Bible all my life but didn’t see leaders or other Christians around me healing the 

sick. Sure, we would pray over people for healing and maybe even believe that God could heal but not 

necessarily believe that He would. It was kinda like a coin toss—maybe He will, but maybe He won’t . 

Then,  a few years ago, I started memorizing and writing down all the verses on healing because if you 

pray /sound like a bible scholar, then it will improve the odds of it being effective, right?? Wrong.   

At the beginning of 2020 I saw a movie, “The Last Reformation” and they talked about miracles being for 

today. I couldn’t stop watching the videos and the more I watched, the more my faith grew. Then, when I 

started going out with others to heal people, it grew even more.  I saw that healing is for today and that 

it’s for everyone who is filled with the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:19-20 tells us the same power that raised 

Christ from the dead lives in us.)  I realized it had nothing to do with the words I said except that I spoke 

it be done in Jesus’ name and that I have faith for it. Now, the Holy Spirit prompts me at different times, 

in different places to go and lay hands on people, and it’s a regular occurrence.  Has everyone been 

healed that I’ve prayed for? No, but only a few times and maybe it happened later or maybe it didn’t 

because faith is like a muscle—it grows as you use it. I’m totally transparent in saying that I will go up and 

have faith in a minute for someone who has certain health issues but there are certain things that I 

probably would not have the faith for and be a little intimidated. Does that mean that I don’t  go out and 

heal the sick because “what if” they aren’t healed? No. I would rather look like a fool for Christ in my 

attempt to help someone. My job is to go and obey what Jesus told us to do and pray that He will 

increase my faith more and more because He died not only for our sins but for our sickness, too. 

Matthew 8:16-17 

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. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet 

Isaiah, “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” 

 I Peter 2: 24 

Whom his own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto 

righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.