I find it interesting that Jesus spent a seemingly disproportionate amount of the time praying for and healing the sick.
A lot of the New Testament and the Old Testament is taken up with sick people being healed!!!
Do you think God is trying to tell us something?
I believe God is a God who heals the sick and this is just as true today as it was in the Bible.
Recently we have seen miraculous healing at our church through prayer and we want that to continue!! Why because we want Jesus to be glorified.
How does God heal? Through miracles but often through the amazing work of doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
Why do people get sick? Because the world is busted, due to the fall and sin. (See Genesis Ch3)
Why does God heal? because it gives us an inkling of what the Kingdom of Heaven is going to be like when there will be a restoration of all things and there will be a new heaven and a new earth and we will get new bodies and they will be perfect and there will be no more disease or pain!!! and because He is good!!! I can't wait!!!
Why do we pray the sick? Because that’s what Jesus did and we follow Him!!!
Why does God sometimes heal and sometimes not? I don't know! but what I do know is when we pray in faith he often does!!!
Today pray for all the people you know in and out of our church who are poorly, pray for healing.
If your able go round and pray with them in person or if that's not possible why not over the phone?
Or why don’t you ask God for more faith to pray for the sick. Why don’t you step out in faith and offer prayer when you meet people who are poorly? What’s the worst that can happen?
All I know is when we step in faith God moves!!!
Helpful Bible Verses
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
And He called to Him His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.
Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
Is anyone among you sick? 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 will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.