I attended a Wednesday night Bible class, something, I rarely do, but anyway I went. The teacher asked a question and wanted a show of hands.
The question was, “How many of you believe in divine healing?” Everyone in the building raised their hands, except for me.
I couldn’t honestly and truthfully say yes, because I have never seen anyone divinely healed of a disease without them doing something in return.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure divine healing has happened to someone, but I have never witnessed divine healing.
Some of you may have been in church settings where people have asked for prayers for loved ones who were sick with minor illnesses and some were even sick with major terminal illnesses. Were those people ever healed?
Here is something that I have witnessed first hand:
- A man comes up for prayer and he has cancer. The minister lays hands on the man, prayers for him and tells the man that he is healed. Well, about 6-8 months later, the man died from cancer.
- The minister requested the members to pray and fast for another minister who was sick. His illness was a brain tumor/cancer. Well, many people did as the minister had requested, but within a month or so, the man died.
How do you feel after you have prayed long and hard for someone’s healing and they end up dying anyway?
People have been healed, but not by prayer and fasting alone. They made some major lifestyle changes. Guess what, some were even healed/cured of their diseases.
It takes more than praying and fasting, in most cases it takes so much more. Have you ever heard of Rev. George Malkmus? Well, he was healed/cured of colon cancer.
Here are a few quotes that the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates said and they make a lot of sense:
Natural forces within us is the true healer of disease
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods, man should lend a hand.
It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
Walking is man’s best medicine.
Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.
What’s your thoughts about divine healing and do you know anyone who was divinely healed?
Your health is your wealth!
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