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December 09, 2016

Healing the Sick

In the Book of Matthew, Jesus gave his Twelve Disciples a commission. We read the commission Matthew 10 verse 8, with Jesus calling them to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers and to cast out demons.

As time went on, and the Christian church grew, these commissions were carried on with us. While sceptics scoff at these claims and scholars claim that these commissions were merely there in the time of the apostles, I want us to ask a serious question: In today's world, is it still possible to heal the sick?

It's one of the toughest pills to swallow for those living in fear of embarrassment in front of the secular world, who view miracles as fictional and claims of supernatural healing as hoaxes. There is truth to be found in their claims, as a large amount of supposed "miracles" were, in fact, hoaxes to claim money or power from suffering families or emotionally weak individuals.

However, there is a different kind of miracle to be found in the Bible. In the aforementioned verse in Matthew 10:9, we read: "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." King James Version.

Take note of the last part: "Freely ye have received, freely give." We should never ask money or anything from people in exchange for God's healing. True healing selflessly gives, with no glory given to the person, but unto God Almighty.

These miracles were done for one purpose only: To glorify and honour God, and the ministry of Jesus. 

With that said, the question remains: Is it possible to supernaturally heal people? Can we genuinely heal the sick, cleanse the lepers and cast out demons?

We'll take a look at all of these questions in the coming weeks. Our next post will go into more detail about a tricky one...

...Raising the dead.

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