To discuss the topic of healing we will begin by referring to Isaiah53:1-5, this is what it states, “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with sufferings. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Truly he took up our infirmities and carried all our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wounds we are healed.
There was a lot of healing taking place in the ministry of Jesus Christ. The apostles of Jesus and the saints of the early church also ministered in the same way, healing the sick and proclaiming the Gospel. Jesus gave us a clear promise on healing in Mark 16:15-20. Business Training in Kenya has more information.
1. Promises Of Healing In The Bible
1). Mark 6:56, “all who touched him were healed.”
2).Mathew 8:17 says, “He took our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
3). Isaiah 53: God promises, “By his wounds we are healed.”
2. For Correct Healing, You Must Correctly Diagnose The Cause Of The Illness.
1). some diseases are caused fatigue (overwork), carelessness, infection or aging.
2). There are three kinds of diseases revealed in the Bible for which healing through humanistic means cannot take place, only Spiritual healing can work. To begin with, are diseases caused by sin. Ancestors’ sin such as sin of Idol worship is punished to the third and forth generation (Exodus20:4, 2Samuel12:15). Unknown diseases cause by sin can never be cured by medical treatment. A second kind of sickness for which medical healing can never work is the kind caused by Original sin. Because the unsaved are under the curse (from Original sin), healing is impossible (Genesis 3:16-19) Temporal relief of the symptoms may be obtained, but there is no treatment for the root problem. The third problem for which medial healing can never work is disease caused by consequential sins (2kings5:27, 2Chronicles21:12-19). A forth kind of sickness for which healing can never take place by use of medicine, are diseases that are caused by Satan (evil Spirits). These kinds of diseases affect the mind and emotions (Mark5:3-5, Ephesians 4:23-27).
Fifthly, medical healing can never take place for diseases which serve God’s will (2Corrinthians12:7, Daniel8:27).
3. Incorrect Treatment Leads To A Worse Condition Instead Of Healing
1). Treatment based only on medical care and medicine
2). Treatment that only looks at the physical results
3). Treatment based on religious methods, superstitions and evil Spirits.
1). There must be a Spiritual Healing first (1John 1:2). For this you need to first receive Jesus Christ in your heart as the Lord and savior of your life. This is done through prayer (John 1:12). Secondly, be filled with the Holly Spirit (Ephesians5:18).
2). Stop sinning (James 5:13-16)
3). Purify your environment/ situation (Mathew12:25-29)
4). Medical treatment should be used only after these steps have been followed.
5. What You Do After The Healing Is Very Important
1). Keep up your works of faith
2).Revive a heart and a life of thanks giving
3). Live a live of witnessing.
As I conclude this topic of healing, I will re-emphasize that there are lots of promises of healing in both the Old and New Testament and for correct healing to be realized, three things must always be considered. These are: correct diagnosis, correct treatment and following the right order of healing. Doing the right things after healing has taken place should also never be overlooked.
To the one who believes in the gospel of Jesus Christ, the healing power of Jesus Christ will be revealed. By the wounds of Jesus Christ we are healed. May you actualize this healing power of Jesus Christ in your present situation.