Greetings Brethren especially the So-Called Faith-Healers:
We warn you as Almighty God is our witness and Judge: STOP TAKING THE PEOPLES MONEY FOR GOD'S HEALING POWER.
The scriptures are clear on this question. When God did give his servants the power to Heal in His name, they were not to take any money or reward for doing the will of God.
NOW TO THE PEOPLE OF FAITH:
Do you honestly believe that the God
we serve would want you to lift up some man in the flesh with monetary rewards
for Healing? AGAIN WE NOTE THAT IF ANY OF THE FAITH- HEALERS HAVE ANY HEALING
POWER WHY DON'T THEY GO THE HOSPITALS, MORGUES AND NURSING HOMES?
We plead with you; (those of you that
attempt to walk the straight way) remove your self from the False Prophets.
Don't get caught up in the worldly game of those that are popular and rich.
Show me a rich Preacher from ungodly tithes, offerings and salary and I will
show you a Hell- Bent Devil of the Highest? I mean Lowest order.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the
FreedomJournal April 19, 2001 in the year of our Lord.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 8: HEALING THE BARREN
PLACES IN LIFE THE GREAT PROPHET ELISHA
In the name of God, Master of the
universe, Ruler of the earth.
Elisha was Elijah's replacement as
God's prophet to
At Horeb (Horeb is the mountain where
Moses received his commission Exodus 3:1. Horeb is also known as
Elisha next appeared in connection
with the translation of Elijah (2 Kings 2). It is also recorded that he
followed Elijah until he was taken up to heaven. As he approaches his ministry
Elisha moved with compassion for those around him.
As one of the greatest prophets in
the Old Testament Elisha is a great example of the healing power of God. Thus
as we explore the miracles of healing in the Bible, we again see God using his
chosen people to do His will.
2 Kings 2:21. "And he went forth
unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith
the Lord, I have healed these waters: there shall not be from thence anymore
death or barren land." (Also see -22)
This incident further noted that
Elisha was truly Elijah's replacement. Thus this miracle demonstrates Elisha's
new power and authority as
Exodus 15:25, 22-27. The people
complain about bitter water.
The miracle of the Shunammite's Son 2 Kings 4:8-37.
4:8. "And it fell on a day, that
Elisha passed to Shunem, when there was a great woman: and she constrained him
to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned thither to
The Shunemite woman realized that
Elisha was a man of God. Thus she prepared a room for him and offered him food.
Elisha as an offer of gratitude gave her a son (allowed her to give birth as
her husband was old). Elisha also raised this boy from the dead. In verses
32-36 Elisha prayed for the boy to regain life. God is a mover in the lives of
hurting people. Elisha as a faithful representative of God expressed genuine
love for others as he carried God's message to the people.
A final note on the miracle of
healing as recorded by 2 Kings and the prophet Elisha is noted in the healing
of Naaman the leper. 2 Kings 5:26-27 and 1-27.
2 Kings 5:1. "Now Naaman, captain
of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and
honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was
also a might man in valour, but he was a leper."
A servant girl taken from
Naaman finally was sent to Elisha.
Elisha instructed him to go wash in the
1. God's ways are best.
2. God wants our obedience more than anything else.
3. God can use anything to accomplish
5:16. As a servant of God Elisha refused
to take any money for healing Naaman. Thus Elisha showed that God's favor
cannot be purchased. Money is useless in the face of death. Our faith in Jesus
Christ is what will save us and not our bank accounts.
5:18-19. Naaman was not asking for
permission to worship an idol god. He asked for permission to do his civil
duty. The record shows that Naaman was well aware of God's power.
5:20-27. "Gehazi the servant of Elisha without the knowledge of Elisha went after Naaman and asked for the reward that Elisha had refused. However his plan was flawed:
1. He willingly accepted money that had been offered to someone else.
2. He falsely implied that money could be exchanged for God's free gift of healing and mercy.
3. He tried to cover up his motives.
Meanwhile Gehazi like many false
prophets today have more interest in personal gain than serving God. You cannot
serve both God and money Matthew 6:24.
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