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Does God still heal or was it just an OT thing?

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by ilovejcsog, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Yes

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  2. no

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  3. healing was always a fallacy

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  1. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog I am a Christian mutt. You can call me Rox

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    Do you still believe in healing? Is there anyone that is sinless enough or has enough faith for a healing in this age?
    Does God still heal?
     
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  2. ~Zao~

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    Healing is becoming transformed with the new nature instead of conforming to the old nature habitually. So yes, that is His plan. Perfection is the aim not the process. So no there. Not enough choices on the op to make sense of what your asking.
     
  3. Jonaitis

    Jonaitis Sleep is for the weak

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    I do believe in healing through prayer, medicine, and time.
     
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  4. pdudgeon

    pdudgeon Traditional Catholic

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    Healing is absolutely possible every day, if
    1. We have enough faith to believe that healing can still happen today.
    2. We are willing to work God's way in this matter
    3. and this one is important! we get certified confirmation of the healing.

    4. Q: Why is it important???
    A. Because there exists in this world today those who don't believe that authentic healing is still possible. There are many who even postulate that God made a mistake when He created them, and they should have been the opposite sex.
    We see it every day, and yet it's a false assumption, designed to denigrate God Almighty, and Jesus Christ, His Son.
     
  5. Halbhh

    Halbhh Everything You say is Life to me Supporter

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    None of those choices fit. It's simply exactly as Christ said.

    I've learned personally that what He says works exactly as He says -- that means with the conditions He said. But it is true that very often people are not asking as He said/doing as He said in those conditions, and then how could they expect that outcome He said, when it's not the way He said? (but yes, it seems also God makes allowances depending on things we cannot see) It may be how rarely I prayed, and how I took it so very seriously, that I never prayed for things that seemed as if they would not align to His words. But His words include physical healings. I can testify it's not that you are somehow truly 'perfect' in that heaven-like way by our own human judgement, but it is instead how you learn by listening through the entirely of the gospels, so that you get just what is meant, because you listened all the way through. For example, what does it mean to 'keep' his words. Well, in the Old Testament some helpful instructions were given, to meditate day and night, as you wake up, and as you go to sleep, on his words.

    (It might help for me to point this out more often when I tell people to try to truly 'listen' when they read His words. We are not to just try to get something and leave. You want to remain in Him, remain in His Words (John chapter 15))
     
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  6. SavedByGrace3

    SavedByGrace3 Whoever calls on the name of Jesus will be saved Supporter

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    I voted yes, despite the false context of the question.
    You do not have to be perfect to be healed. If that were so then nobody would be healed... at least not based on the perfection of your walk.
    Healing, like salvation, is based on grace and faith. It is based on what Jesus did in the Atonement.
    Everything is included in the atonement.... salvation, health, having your needs met... everything.
    Your righteousness is based on what Jesus did... not on your personal actions. Say it "I am the righteousness of God in Christ, by His stripes we were healed."
    It is done. Believe and receive.
     
  7. LaBèlla

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    I have experienced healing on many levels including the removal of two medical diseases and one ailment. I don’t think that’s an issue of perfection or faith. It was His will to do so and a grace He bestowed.
     
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  8. JustRachel

    JustRachel He welcomed me back! <3 Supporter

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    If it's His will he will heal. Nothing about our perfection. We are imperfect. Certain folks say that if healing doesn't occur you are doing something wrong. Baloney. Paul wasn't healed from the thorn in his side and he probably had more faith than anyone alive today.
     
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  9. James Honigman

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    Your'e kidding, right? Read the 5th chapter of James. Gather the elders of your church around the sick, anoint him/her with sanctified olive oil and ask the LORD for a healing. It is written in the New Testament and it still stands today.
     
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  10. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog I am a Christian mutt. You can call me Rox

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    And have you seen this happen?
     
  11. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Repartee Animal: Quipping the Saints! Supporter

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    Yes.
    Yes. (If not, they will be in the moment that they repent.)
    Yes.
     
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  12. Sabertooth

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    That CAN be true, and for poverty, as well. Bad choices can have bad consequences.

    But it isn't true in every instance. That is why we must listen to the Holy Spirit, and not make snap judgments.

    Other times, the problems are layered, and must be dealt with in a particular order, etc.
     
  13. pescador

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    In 1977, I was a sinner, lying in a hospital bed with an unbreakable asthmatic spasm. The doctors and nurses tried to break the spasm for days but could do nothing. A pastor came to visit me in the hospital, read Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.", then placed her hands on my chest and prayed "Jesus, heal this man". I was immediately healed.

    If you don't believe that Jesus can heal people in the 21st Century, your faith needs to be strengthened.
     
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  14. pescador

    pescador Newbie Supporter

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    Read my post above. Elders and olive oil aren't necessary. The LORD isn't governed by some formula of man.
     
  15. Blade

    Blade Veteran Supporter

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    Hi.. as some said.. sinful has nothing to do with it. Who did Christ heal? ALL that came to Him. We can call on the elders to pray and we will be healed and if any sin it WILL be forgiven. Praise GOD GLORY TO JESUS!
     
  16. Willie T

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    "Sinless enough!?!?!?" Where in the world did you ever get THAT idea? And God does not depend upon the strength of our faith to deliver healing. I have seen total unbelievers healed.

    Yes, He still heals... and by a spoken word, instantly, not through just the weak and hesitant copout of "by prayer and time." I was instantly healed... with no one else around. My wife has experienced itin her life too. And both of us have been used to instantly heal others. Even my dog was healed of deafness because I desperately asked God for it. And we saw healings happen at least monthly at one church we used to attend.
     
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  17. Oscarr

    Oscarr Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I didn't cast a vote because I don't believe any of the alternatives given. The truth is that we are made perfect through the righteousness of Christ when we are converted to Christ. But there is still the presence of sin, which we over come day by day as our sanctification develops; and the actual presence of sin will be gone when we get to glory. Healing is always through the grace and mercy of God.
     
  18. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog I am a Christian mutt. You can call me Rox

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    Why aren't more healed then?
     
  19. LaBèlla

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    This is true. I prayed for healing a few times and was informed the conditions were no more when recounting them to a prayer partner. My doctors can’t find any medical evidence of their existence even though they treated me for it in the past.

    I was told to pray against the spirit of infirmity one month before the back ailment manifested and that’s gone too. No one prayed with me or for me.

     
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  20. Oscarr

    Oscarr Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Because God is sovereign and He decides when and where to heal a sick person, not us. We can only pray the prayer of faith and leave the outcome in His hands.
     
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