Category Archives: Healing

Healing of the sick

Do you want to get well?

wellDo you want to be well? That’s a question Jesus asked and a question that many believers seem hazy about. They say daft things like: “maybe it’s God’s will that I be sick.”

John 5:6 “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?”

God’s will?

I don’t know many people who really believe that its God’s will or their own will to be sick in practice though. How do I know? Watch and see if they go and visit the doctor or take medicine of any kind – or maybe visit Lourdes!

I mean, lets get graphic, if your son or daughter was involved in a car accident, you don’t ask the question: “is it God’s will that they bleed to death?” No, like the doctor, you will be doing everything in your power to save them. Do you think God cares any less? Surely that’s what Jesus demonstrated!

Nothing happened!

How many times have you heard that theological old chestnut, well I prayed and nothing happened. The person died so it must have been God’s will. Well, I’m glad that the Apostles or Jesus didn’t have that attitude (even Jesus didn’t get a perfect score). Do doctors or patients give up their faith in the efficacy of medicine or surgery because someone doesn’t make it? No, of course not – that would be stupid.

The fact is, if you don’t believe that God is willing or able to heal you or others today – guess what? You won’t get healed! But, if you sincerely believe that it’s not God’s will; then neither resist God’s will by going to the medical profession or popping pills- that’s hypocrisy.

Start believing!

If you start believing though for healing and believing for yourself and others, guess what? Over time you probably are going to see some results. I have and sometimes they are miraculous unexpected and instantaneous!

Let’s then, stop making excuses for God or his word – if we are not seeing the results that word promises then maybe we are not applying the word correctly! Maybe we are not doing what Jesus did? It’s so easy to believe that God doesn’t heal today – that neatly explains the zero results!

Long term sick

How do you answer those that are long term sick. We don’t want them feeling condemned. Of course we don’t, but neither do we want to believe for a watered down Gospel which has words but no power. My answer would be how Jesus approached it: “do you want to get well?”. Then, hit it with every weapon in your armoury, medicine, fasting, prayer, laying on of hands, oil and doctors. Sickness is bad; period.

Healing of slipped disc

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Psalm 103 Praise the Lord (song)

Psalm 103 – Praise the Lord O my Soul 

Psalm 103

Paul Noble © 2009 130 Bpm

Praise the Lord, O my Soul
Do not forget all his benefits to you
He forgives all your sins, & he heals all your diseases
Redeems your life from the pit

And he crowns you with compassion
And He crowns you with his love
He satisfies your desire, with good things
So your youth, is renewed, like the eagles

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Praise the Lord, O my soul x 4
All my inmost being, praise his holy name. x 2

PSALM 103 Lyrics and chords

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Lord where can I go?
Nothing can separate

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Living in God’s Supply (Part 1)

Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

In my opinion, this has got to be one of the best verses in the Bible! What an amazing statement. This verse gives us the key to a victorious life: you just receive! You don’t work hard, stay up all night, strive or earn, you just take what God is freely offering you.

The law put a demand on you, but God’s grace supplies your needs.

What do you receive? Two things: the abundance of God’s grace and the gift of righteousness.

violinImagine, a young and penniless concert violinist, who goes to an auction house looking for a better instrument. While there, he has the opportunity to play on an expensive and valuable Stradivarius Violin for sale. He plays brilliantly. When he’s finished, a businessman, who was listening closely, taps him on the shoulder and says: “The Violin is yours if you really want it. Meet me after the auction.”  Later that day, the businessman bids for the instrument and after bidding an enormous sum of money, obtains the Violin.

Now, if the violinist believes the promise made to him, he will simply turn up after the auction and politely take the instrument from the businessman’s hands. If he doesn’t turn up, then he certainly doesn’t believe the promise and he definitely doesn’t go home with a Stradivarius! If he turns up and offers to pay something towards the cost, he risks offending the businessman’s generosity. If he takes the instrument but offers to pay back the businessman in some way, then again he risks offence.

Similarly, God wants us to take from him his abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness! He wants you to live in the abundance of his supply. Get thinking, imagining, praying and believing and see your God exceed your expectations!

Further reading:

Gods supply Part 2

Impossible situations

In Christ

What is grace?

God is at work

Proving God

3 Grace Fundamentals

 


 

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Why Cessationism Is Wrong

What is Cessationism?

Cessationism is a teaching that claims that the gifts of the Holy Spirit died out after the era of the early church. Some Evangelicals even label the gifts strange fire!

In this short article I want to clearly show you why from scripture this is false doctrine and is a philosophy invented to justify unbelief in the truth of God’s word.

Don’t be ignorant concerning spiritual gifts

Firstly this subject is important as the Apostle Paul wrote that he didn’t want Christians ignorant or uninformed concerning spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1).

If the gifts are no longer available then you can get your scissors and cut this verse from your Bible as it no longer applies to you

Why seek them?

The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:1 says: “Pursue love, yet desire earnestly (lust) spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.”

If the gifts have been taken away then get your scissors and cut this verse

1 Corinthians 14:39 “Desire earnestly to prophesy and do not forbid to speak in tongues.”

Get your scissors and cut this verse + its now ok to forbid tongues

Gifts Of Grace

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are gifts of grace. You don’t earn or qualify for these gifts so therefore how can they be taken away?

The scripture is clear: The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:29

Maybe you should cut this verse from your Bible?

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:7 “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

Exception –  Christians living after XX AD!

If the gifts have ceased then get your scissors and cut this verse because it no longer applies to you

Maybe if the gifts have disappeared then the operation of the Holy Spirit has as well?

Maybe the rapture took place in AD 70 and he who restrains left along with the gifts? Maybe the Jehovah’s Witness’s are right!

People talk about the kingdom being rejected and the gifts ceasing so exactly when was the date of transition and a transition to exactly what?

Did God make another “new” covenant again?

Gifts & the operation of the body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12: 11 -27 clearly links gifts and individual members functioning. Take away the gifts and you have a body with no life!

Historically this is what much of the church has done in the past with the invention of the clerical system and one-man ministry.

Look in your history books and you will find the church becoming less supernatural as the church became institutionalized around 300 AD. Do persecuted Christians in China today have a problem with spiritual gifts?

No Need!

 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administration, various kinds of tongues

Please cut out the gifts in red only the rest now apply!

Please cut Ephesians 4:11 -12 from your Bible!

We no longer need these people as we don’t need edifying, there is no work of the ministry and the saints are perfect!

Please cut Romans 12:6 from your Bible!

So which gifts have ceased?

Was it all of them or was it just say healing, prophecy and tongues?

How do you decide?

Has the gift of teaching become less supernatural?

What about the gifts of helps, and administration? The gift of teaching?

No Power

I believe the devil loves Christians to believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not for today. Why? Because then what have we left? All we have is our own natural gifts and talents.

This doctrine was invented by lukewarm, theoretical and worldly Christians in order to explain why the church was so lacking in power.

The Sadducees had a similar philosophy :

Acts 23:8″ For  the Sadducees  say  that there is no  resurrection , neither angel , nor  spirit : but  the Pharisees  confess  both.”

In conclusion to be a Cessationist you have to be a pretty good scriptural juggler! 

© Paul Noble Sep 2012

Further Reading:

The Power Of The Holy Spirit

Patrick Apostle to The Irish

Healing Of A Slipped Disc

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Healing of a Slipped Disc

It is impossible to prove that God exists; it is also impossible to prove he doesn’t. However, for myself there are certain events which indicate that a loving God is in control.

A major event was the healing of my wife Fran’s serious back condition. Fran’s back problem, a bulging disk or slipped disc, began when she was nineteen and the episodes lengthened and increased in frequency – at the peak she was signed off work every six months or so for at least six weeks.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Prolapsed-Disc-(Slipped-Disc).htm

Of course like every one else, she tried every possible avenue of healing available as the doctor was not able to help: the osteopath; the chiropractor; Alexander Technique and the physiotherapist all were tried with varying diagnosis and degrees of relief.

By the time my wife and I met, the problems had now being going on for five years and felt insurmountable. It felt like the condition was permanent; it was now just about learning to cope: she wore a corset; practised Alexander posture technique; had a special work station made for her at work enabling her to stand using a computer.

Then, shortly after we became engaged, the back problems started again with a vengeance. This time however, we decided to search the Bible and see what it said about healing even though the church my wife and I attended didn’t believe in it and taught against it! After searching the Bible though, we were convinced that Jesus could and would heal today. Simply from reading the Gospels it was clear that Jesus never turned anyone away who came to him in simple faith.

So, one Sunday evening, we simply prayed together in agreement for God to heal. Nothing happened immediately and actually the symptoms got worse but three weeks later, shopping in Asda, Fran realised that she had made an awkward move that normally would have been painful. Could the pain have gone? Excited, she experimented and found that nothing created pain. She was healed!

Fortunately that day she had an appointment with the physiotherapist, who had seen here earlier in the week, so she could get a second opinion. He was very surprised as there was no reaction as per normal as he poked around! My wife confessed that she believed she was better and asked him, ” can someone with my condition just suddenly get better”? he said, “no definitely not”. Then, she told him that she had been healed by God. He agreed it was the only possible explanation.

Twenty four years later the healing has proved permanent and since then has had the ultimate test: two children!

If you are reading this and you are suffering – why not contact Fran and I as we would love to help in anyway we can.

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