This question can provoke quite a controversy among certain groups of Christians. But I ask you, does God still heal today or is it all up to modern medicine?
I believe the answer is quite obvious according to God’s Word – YES! He still heals today! However, not all agree.
It has recently come to my attention, which I hadn’t really considered, that many Christians believe that the way God heals today is through the medical profession and only that way.
This is a sad and depressing way to live, relying on the medical profession, which is limited in what they can do. However, the Word is replete with scriptures declaring that it is indeed God’s will to heal – now and always. His answer is always yes – even though it might not look like it.
As I pondered this new information, I wondered why born-again Christians believe such nonsense about healing. I wondered just what it is that they don’t believe. As I continued thinking about this, I realized that many of those people believe God can heal but they just don’t know how to get it. So, they shoot up a prayer, hoping it sticks, and that they get their desired results. When that doesn’t happen quickly, they conclude that maybe it wasn’t God’s will in the first place. They automatically think it’s God’s fault, not even considering that they might have missed it somewhere. How utterly wrong that thinking is!
Remember, as I’ve said over and over, God’s Word always works and He always does His part. But, we also must do our part and that’s the receiving part. In Mark 16:17 Jesus tells us that as believers we shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. That’s a given because those are the Words of the Master. Then in Mark 11:23-24 we see that we must believe that we receive when we pray.
One of the problems, however, is that many people quit before the manifestation of their healing. If they don’t get instant results, they doubt that healing is God’s will but then they go to the doctor to get help. If it’s not God’s will for them to be healed by God, why go to the doctor?
Healing for our entire body, emotions included, has been bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus in the atonement. It belongs to us. Don’t let the devil or the naysayers talk you out of it!
If you want God’s healing power working in your life, you need to study His Word and find out how to access it. It belongs to you!
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 Who 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.
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Acts 10:38 (KJV)38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.