Do you believe that Jesus still heals people? I certainly do – because He healed me!
I had hurt my neck and shoulder from doing some yard work and was in some kind of pain. I could not get comfortable to sleep at night and it hurt me during the day to the point of affecting my work.
The week after we happened to be in revival services at church and I was in our prayer room with a few good men. After we prayed for the revival and for others, I asked if they would pray for my neck and shoulder. They agreed and anointed me with oil and prayed for my healing from the great physician.
I went to bed that night already feeling better and prayed as I went to sleep that the Lord would continue to make my shoulder better. He told me that He would heal me, and that I needed to do three things:
- do pushups in the morning
- thank the men who prayed for me giving credit to Jesus
- write this article
So here I am- thank you for reading. And I do want give Jesus all the praise for healing – even if it didn’t happen to me.
About 5 months ago I was doing yard work of a different sort and I hurt my elbow. It limited some movements that I do such as even picking up a coffee cup. So I finally went to the orthopedic doctor and he gave me some meds and said that I had tennis elbow and it would eventually go away. Actually the elbow was still hurting some when my neck and shoulder became aggravated.
So when I hurt my neck and shoulder I just knew I would be in for another body part that would be drawn out with ache and pain. I just could not go through this kind of pain for very long I felt
You can imagine my excitement when just a few days after hurting my neck and shoulder it was actually feeling better from His healing. I was for some reason surprised.
Then I got to thinking about why God chose to heal me. Why did He give me three specific things to do in response. And how did Jesus heal while He was in body form here on earth.
I believe that Jesus does heal. Even today. The examples we learn in the Bible show us that He heals and it is over, and sometimes He heals and expects the person to do something to accept the healing.
In Luke 22:51 we see that Peter cut off the ear of a soldier who had come after Jesus. Jesus rebuked him for his retaliation and healed the soldier’s ear. He just did it. The soldier did not ask for it and neither did Peter – but Jesus healed.
Then we see plenty of examples where Jesus heals and tells the person to do something that I think make them accept the healing by asking for it or an action after the healing. We see this in John 9:7 where Jesus heals the blind man, but tells him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. When was the man healed? When Jesus put spit and mud on his eyes, or when we washed it away?
I know that Jesus doesn’t always heal either. We don’t always understand why He does or doesn’t heal. But I do think He expects us to demonstrate our faith in Him.
Are you in need of healing? I suggest that you pray to Jesus asking for specific healing and then listen if He wants you to do something to receive that healing. If we don’t listen and then respond I am not sure that He will heal as we have asked.