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Today's featured devotional...
churchpew hipster"And these signs shall follow them that believe...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:17-18)

We just read here that when a person believes and lays hands on the sick, the sick shall recover! The Bible didn’t say that they might recover, it says they SHALL recover.

You may be thinking, “Well I had hands laid on me, and I didn’t get healed. So what happened?” 

Does God heal or doesn’t He? Does He choose to heal some and not others? Is He even in the healing business today? These are valid questions. Even though the answers may seem mysterious or unreachable, the answer to these questions is really very simple. I have good news, and it might shock you, but the truth is your healing did come. As a matter of fact, your healing is still there!

I had one person say to me, referring to ministers who pray for the sick, “They have tried and tried to heal me, and it didn’t work.” When the person said this, I immediately responded saying, “Yes it did! In fact, you have your healing now!”

How can I say this? First of all, in Mark 16:18 we read where; “... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” The word 'shall' does not mean might. It has been translated from a Greek word which means to have, to hold, to possess. 

The word 'recover' has been translated from a Greek word which means: well, good, recovering health. So we can literally translate this promise from scripture this way. “...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they (the sick) will have and possess recovering health.”

Second of all, God is not the One holding healing back from us. Look at what He said in Exodus 15:26; “...I am the Lord that healeth thee.” And in Malachi 3:6 He declares “I am the Lord I change not.” James 1:5 says; “...(God) giveth to all men liberally…” And then in I John 4:8 we read where “...God is love.” And finally in 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails..”

So God is the One who gives us healing, He never changes, and since He is love, and love never fails, then God never fails to give us healing!


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