Greetings Brethren:

The touch of Jesus is not rendered by man of today. Those that place man before God are on a deadly road of no return. Turn to God and discard disobedience from your mind and heart and be healed.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal September 24, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES

THE MIRACLE OF HEALING

PART 46: FAITH: HEALING IN TIME OR ETERNITY

In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Faith is surely involved in the healing process but the relationship of faith to healing is often confused. Again the false prophets and the so-called Faith-Healers have come to confuse the Word of God. However the believers should have faith in God and not faith in man or woman in the flesh.

Hebrews 10: 23. "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised);

"Hold fast," means to be faithful to the end. The phrase "He is faithful," denotes that the Lord is always true and makes his promises good."

It is for sure that faith in God does not always mean immediate rewards. Thus, the greatest reward of faith is again revealed as the prize of salvation. As the early Christian Church was established those that trusted and had faith in Jesus died. The record also shows that during the early days of the Church many of the Apostles were persecuted for following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Often the persecution they suffered ended in cruel and painful death. Therefore did they lack faith, did they fail or quit? Also can we declare that they missed out on healing because they lacked faith? Faith in God does not render everlasting life on earth. However faith can be a part of the process that can render salvation in death in the flesh. Therefore the Apostles as well as present day believers are champions of faith in death.

Those that have faith surrender to God who heals. Thus the believer holds on to God who heals through faith. If it is the will of God for all that desire healing to be healed in time will he be thankful? Will we give God the honor and glory and not lift up self and man? Meanwhile, the act of healing for the believers may come beyond death.

The Apostle Paul writing in 1 Corinthian 15: 55-58 praised God for the healing that would come in eternity.

1 Corinthians 15: 55. "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

"O death, where is thy sting," is a shout and declaration by the Saints of God in their victory over death. When Jesus rose from the dead he turned the alleged victory of Satan in regard to sin (Garden of Eden) into defeat.

Christ over came death. Thus, death is no longer a source of fear. Death has been defeated and we can have hope beyond the grave.

1 Corinthians 15: 56. "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law."

Death has come to threaten the human race. This is rendered by the sting of God's eternal wrath. But through the law against sin mankind is responsible for their conduct.

1 Corinthians 15: 58. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

Death does not end the life of the believers. The faithful will enjoy endless life in the world to come. Thus while on this side they will press toward the mark in service to God and our work on earth will have eternal results. Therefore we must endure through the storms of life and confront discouragement, realizing we will win in the end.

So as we stand fast in faith the word tells us that we may not see our physical healing now. However, we will be healed eternally.

Meanwhile the record shows that faith played a very important part in many healing miracles of Jesus. Jesus came to proclaim the kingdom of God, heal the sick and deliver people from demonic bondage.

The scriptures do not reveal a formula for healing. Also the scriptures are clear on the role of healing in the Bible and why some men in the flesh were given healing power. Jesus practiced a simple method of healing. Sometimes He healed with a word or with a touch.

But the healing rituals that are carried out by the money mad Faith-Healers are elaborate stage productions. The Con Artists that claim to be Healers put on great shows and often have several people involved in the various scams they run on gullible so-called Christians. However when we look at the Word we see the simple process used by Jesus as He went about healing the multitudes. He spoke, touched, allowed himself to be touched and the people were healed.

Cont. Part 47: Jesus Ends The Curse of the Old Law

 

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