“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, ‘If you are willing, you can make me clean.’
Filled with compassion, the Messiah reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.”
So why does God not heal this way today? Some would argue that he does, and that we simply need faith to believe it, and receive it. Well it could be true that there is less faith in the modern world today, but we should never judge someone when they are sick.
And although faith is important it is not some type of energy force that can go up or down on some type of scale, when we have more or less of it. In this example from the Gospel of Mark, it was God’s will for the man to be healed. But how can we say that it’s God’s will for everyone? We cannot say that. Otherwise no one would die.
Do you know what? I think God uses doctors and nurses and medicine all the time, to bring healing to people. We have much more available in the way of miraculous medicine now. There are some miracles here and there, but its ok for God to bring healing differently today.
And besides, ever seen a minister with a healing ministry? There is tremendous pressure on that minister to think too highly of himself, and to enter into the sin of pride. God is not interested in ministers being exalted, no! People cannot handle and should not handle that much temptation to sin.
So maybe God heals people today the way He does, because of His great compassion, including for ministers.
God is to be praised forever and ever, amen!
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quote from the NIV Bible