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And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for often times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him."

Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
(Matt. 17:14-18)

Some people have said, "I've been to every preacher in the country, and I couldn't get healed. It must not be God's will to heal me." The father in this account in Matthew 17 could have come to that same conclusion. After all, he'd taken his son to Jesus' own personal trainees! All of the disciples had prayed for his son, but the boy wasn't healed.

However, instead of concluding that it wasn't God's will to heal his son, the father took the boy to Jesus and explained, "I brought my son to Your disciples, and they couldn't heal him."

Jesus didn't turn to the man and say, "Well, it must not be the will of God then." He said, "Bring the boy to Me." You see, the man had taken his son to the wrong person to begin with. He'd tried to get the disciples to heal the boy, when Jesus is the healer.

I believe this proves something to the Church today. Jesus was the will of God in action. And when no one else could help that boy, Jesus revealed God's will by setting him free. Jesus didn't say, "Take him to My disciples." He said, "Bring him to Me."

Some people don't receive their healing because they are trying to find some man to heal them. No man has the power to heal. Thank God for the ministry gifts and special anointings that operate in the Church today. But Jesus is the power behind those ministry gifts. He alone is the Healer!

Jesus is my Healer. I come to Him in faith,
and I am confident that I am healed!

Source: 365 Days of Healing by Mark Brazee
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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