Should All Christians Expect To Be Healed?
James 5:14, 15 ‘Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.’
Matthew 4:23 ‘And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Isaiah 53:5 ‘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.’
During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he went about healing the sick and raising the dead. Nowhere are we told that He refused anyone who came to Him for healing. And in his letter, James instructed us that we should call the elders of the church to pray for the sick, and the Lord would raise them up. Shouldn’t Christians follow these instructions and expect that God would heal all who are obedient in faith and prayer? Some believe that healing is available because of Christ’s suffering on the cross – that provision was made both for spiritual and physical healing. However, we know that, in spite of the evidence of God’s supernatural healing, both in the past and today, there are times when our prayers for healing are not granted. The decision to heal or not to heal is one which must be left to the omniscient wisdom of God, Who decides what is best in each individual situation.
How do you believe we should pray for healing?
Do you believe all healing is from God?
Do you think Christians should expect to be healed in response to prayer?
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