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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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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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