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From the concerns I hear from people we minister to, many wonder if it is indeed God's will to heal in these days and times. Let me help you.

Acts 10:38 leaves no doubt about God's will concerning our healing.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
(Acts 10:38)
God sees sickness as oppression of the devil, and the Lord Jesus has the cure that cannot fail. He is the cure for the sin-sick soul as well as the sick and diseased body. Jesus told people, "Fear not, believe only."

And He means just that, even today. God isn't making people sick, the devil is. But the devil is not all-powerful, nor is he free to kill whosoever he desires.

As the modern day disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been instructed to "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give," as per Matthew 10:8.

As Jesus' disciples, we have not only the authority to cast out devils that are oppressing people, but the responsibility to, as well. The book of Acts is called that because the disciples did something.

They didn't just wish the gospel was being preached, they preached it. They didn't just pity those who were sick and oppressed, they healed them. Sadly, that doesn't happen a whole lot today, because many have been taught that God just isn't doing that anymore. Well, sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but God changes not. It's the people who stopped doing what Jesus commanded, not God failing to work. But still, somehow God gets the blame, doesn't He?

Here's an account in Acts 3 that I especially like:
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

And all the people saw him walking and praising God.
(Acts 3:1-9)
You see, Peter and John had something the lame man needed. Although the lame man thought he needed an offering, what he really needed was a healing. And healing was what Peter and John just happened to have with them.

Isn't that just like God? He always gives us exactly what we need, even if it isn't what we want. And God is always exactly at the right place at the right time. If the lame man were in another temple right then, he would have missed his healing.

But God saw to it that his need was perfectly met, just like He will see to it that your need is perfectly met, at exactly the right time. Not a minute too soon or too late, and not a bit short.

Life Healing Ministries
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Author Biography

Jerry Baysinger
Web site: Life Healing Ministries
Jerry Baysinger was a twenty-one-and-a-half-year civilian employee of Missouri State Highway Patrol and operator of his own successful furniture repair business, when in 1993, he was diagnosed with five melanomas and liver cancer. Given a month to live, he resigned from the Patrol and went home to die.

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