When Jesus began his ministry, He was revealing and doing the will of God for all people… He was fulfilling prophesy and fulfilling the scriptures through His healing miracles.
(When the evening came, they brought to him many that were possessed with Devils: and He cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. Matthew 8:16-17).
And if it was God’s will to heal all when Jesus came into His ministry; “low, I come, to do your will, oh God” Hebrews 10:7, and if it is true that ;”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) then it must also be true that it is still God’s will for Jesus to heal us All today.
F.F. Bosworth writes in his book Christ the Healer
“Perhaps no one could be more conservative than the scholars of the Episcopalian church. Yet, the commission appointed to study the subject of spiritual healing for the body, after three years of study and research in both the Bible and in history, reported back to the church; the healing of Jesus was done as a revelation of God’s will for humanity. Because they discovered that his will is fully revealed they reported further: no longer can the church pray for the sick with that faith-destroying phrase, “if it be your will”. ”
Brothers and sisters Satan is a liar: This is true….the Bible says so and Jesus said so. He has been deceiving the world since Adam and Eve and causing us to doubt Gods word, since that very day mankind fell when He asked Eve “Did God actually say?…surely you will not die!”
I believe today, many of us are equally deceived when Satan says things to us like ”Did God surely mean those things for All of us?…. surely God’s healing power was for generations past?…. Surely God meant healing is for our future in heaven and not literally now, when Isaiah said “By his stripes you will be healed”
Well, “surely I say, Satan is a liar, who destroys and who does everything he can to deny us of God’s goodness and God’s truths found in His word.” Satan has never delivered a single promise within his lies, yet God has never broken a promise within His word….so who should we believe? Where do we place our faith? In God, or in the doubts born of a liar who accuses the brethren day and night?
When God said to the Israelites in the desert “I am the Lord who heals you” they all believed him and 3 million were healed! (He brought them forth…there was not one feeble person among their tribes Ps 105:37)
Today thousands are still being healed by God through the power of Jesus. Just do a search on Google and you will see some amazing stories of how the power of God is healing day in and day out. I was so excited with some of the stories I found in my searches, that I created a site to get the word out and post some at; www.documentedhealings.com
So doesn’t it make sense that if “God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons,” as the Bible says in Acts 10:34 then doesn’t it make sense that maybe it’s our own doubts that stand in the way between us and greater healing from God? I say this as a challenge for each of us, with great compassion and not to condemn/blame anyone left unhealed. The last thing I want, is to further beat down those seeking healing who’s prayers are not answered saying “your faith is weak”. What I’m suggesting is for most of us if not all, our faith has plenty of room to grow.
I like what FF Bosworth said;
“Don’t doubt God. If you must doubt something, doubt your doubts, because they are unreliable; but never doubt God, nor his word.” I say Amen to that!!!!
I have experienced some amazing healing in my own life, and I’ve witnessed several substantial, verifiable healing miracles in others over the past couple years, but oh how my spirit cries out for more! …..my heart so desires that greater faith to overcome ALL doubts and rings loud every day in my prayers.
I don’t think I’m alone, I see more and more followers with growing desires for a greater faith awakening within them, which I believe even this desire moving in the body of Christ, was planted by the grace of God through the Holy Spirit for our generation. I truly believe we are entering a new time for the church where prayer will usher in a greater faith in His people and this greater faith will become the light of the world as we see greater fear, uncertainty, lawlessness and darkness spread across the globe. He is calling us to be His light in a dark world until every tribe, tongue and nation is reached with the good news of His Son ushering His return. I believe at the current speed of life and technology, that could happen soon, maybe within our generation making us the most blessed generation in over 2000 years.
Well, that is my prayer each day for all of us …. for “more God “and “more faith”…. Holy Spirit, crucify all our doubts that they may die, be buried, and resurrected with the full revelation of the Glory of Jesus! Let us believe every word from the mouth of God that it may not return to Him empty and void….. And Jesus answered them……. whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” (Matt21:21-22)
Oh Lord I plead, crush our doubts, place them under our feet with the head of the great liar, and let your word reign true through each of us as we serve you, now and forever, AMEN!
God never changes and never will, man changes, God is as real as out faith. If God said it then it is so. I believe the bible from the first word of Gen. to the last word of Rev. We must get flesh out of the way. God Bless
My granddaughter died 16 hours after being born. Kidney and lung complications. We are a bible believing family. We believe in healing. We prayed for her and her moms health throughout the pregnancy. We prayed and believed that every cell would function as designed. We do not entertain sin. We prayed and believed against any and all curses that may try to attack her. She died anyway. If God fearfully and wonderfully makes us and knits us in the womb, why did she die.
I’m so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. You pose a good question that many people have also asked. I will do my best to answer you with all I’ve learned about death, this world, and eternal life.
First, we all know we live in a fallen world that still has much darkness, sickness, and oppression. Part of the reason there is so much sickness and premature death in this world, is because we as the church, have been very slow to overcome unbelief and walk in the fullness of our authority as believers. I include myself and any of the best faith healers on the planet who also do not see 100% healing or creative miracles every time.
My wife and I have seen thousands of people healed and have great success with many ailments, yet we still have areas where our faith needs to grow and see the mountains move. We’ve seen about 8 cases of cancer completely and instantly healed, we’ve seen breast tumors disappear, we’ve seen feeling return to paralyzed legs, and arms. Yet, we’ve also seen cases where nothing moved and we’ve seen friends and loved one’s die of cancer and other diseases that we despise. Since God’s word is true and Jesus overcame death and sickness, and we know if Jesus prayed for these people, they would be healed, then I can only assume that we all have room to grow into the likeness of Jesus, and shed our unbelief.
I do believe that we are in the early stages of the church rising up to her finest hour, but we have some growing to do, and some learning to do about how His kingdom operates here on earth, and how the things we say and believe and fill ourselves with, can help or hinder our walk with the Lord to manifest His glory.
Regarding your granddaughter’s death, I can’t conclusively prove babies who die go directly to heaven biblically, other than maybe the reference in Isaiah 7:15-16 that talks about when a child is old enough to choose between evil and good, and in 2 Samuel 12:23 where David may be implying that he will see his dead son again when he dies.
Those passages are certainly worth contemplating but in addition to those, based on prophesy and testimonies, I believe that each baby or child who died before the age that they could choose Jesus (evil or good), are adopted into heaven by the Father. Over the years I have read and watched near death testimonies that spoke of meeting loved one’s who died as babies or died in the womb. One testimony I vividly recall was in the book and movie “Heaven is Real”, where to son who presumably met Jesus in heaven while on the operating table, met a young girl who claimed to be his sister. He didn’t know anything about her before this encounter, and she explained that she had died in their mother’s belly. It’s quite a riveting and emotional testimony if you haven’t read the book. We also know a prominent pastor who was going to the hospital to console a mother who had just lost her baby, when the Lord spoke to him on the topic. The gist of the conversation was that what the devil meant for evil (abortion and babies dying), God used for good and adopts every aborted baby, every child that dies during or after birth, and every child too young to decide on Jesus who died prematurely.
If you entertain believing this, then think of how many aborted babies may NOT have chosen Jesus and gone to hell, had they lived and grown up to be adults, yet every one was adopted directly by the Father. In the end, He is the creator, and we are His creation and He can do what He wants, including being merciful to babies who cannot choose Jesus for themselves. He is after all, the expressed image of Love.
With all that said, I myself believe because He is Loving and Merciful that as David said, one day you will go to her, but for now she cannot come to you. If this is true, she is not dead; she is only adopted into a new home in a different land, by the one who knit her fearfully and wonderfully in her mother’s womb.
It is my sincere hope that what I have written will help you guard your heart from being bitter or offended at this temporary passing, don’t lose heart, never stop believing, and that you would keep your eyes fixed on the author and finisher of your faith.
God bless you and your family Daryl and may the peace and grace of our Lord, rest upon you all the days of your lives.