A reminder that God can heal through faith and prayer alone

November 10, 2018

 

"It’s a medical mystery that’s left several doctors scratching their heads. A suspected malignant brain tumor vanishes without treatment giving a patient a second chance at life.It happened to a Lodi man who turned to his faith and the very community he has spent years helping. Several months ago, Lodi father and community volunteer Paul Wood realized something just wasn’t right...Wood’s primary physician sent him to a neurosurgeon at UC San Francisco who thought he had a brain bleed, although radiologists saw signs of a tumor. Wood immediately turned to his faith and his community for support...The day before surgery, Wood’s operation was canceled because his suspected tumor was gone.“It’s a miracle and that is the way God planned it,” he said.Specialists said they can’t explain why everything vanished. Wood’s doctor can’t either..."(https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/11/09/lodi-second-chance-brain-tumor/)

 

Praise God for His mercy. It is important to remember the power of God, through prayer and faith. Yet, we should also balance this with a warning against presumption.

 

The Lord Jesus did not jump off the temple at Satan's tempting. Even though there are Bible verses (such as Psalm 91) that promise that God will send angels to, "bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone...", the Lord Jesus taught us that we must not tempt God, and presume in an irresponsible manner. We can presume by sins of commission, or omission. This is one of the main reasons for this website. It is important to glean and use whatever wisdom we can find from God's Word, and research. Yet, we must never lose sight of the fact that God is the healer, and He can heal with, or without, whatever means He chooses, in His mercy.

 

The above news report shows an example of what is commonly called "Divine healing," or "faith healing." It is important to note that when we obey God's Word, or its principles, in faith, in regard to food and medicine - and we are then blessed with health or healing - this is certainly "Divine healing." We can err on either side. We can trust too much in physicians and/or means, and lack faith in God; yet we may also presume upon God, by neglecting wise means. The example of a farmer shows the balance. He should certainly pray and trust God for his daily bread. And God, in mercy, can certainly cause food to grow, whether the man plants his crops or not. But it is best if the farmer pray and plants!

 

Israel was sometimes told to step aside and do nothing, and God gave the victory against its enemies. Yet, often, they were told to trust God, and fight the battle courageously, using the means of warfare. Either way, God gave the victory.

 

What complicates the issue is that "medicine" has been largely hijacked by a "medical mafia" for the profit of pharmaceutical companies, etc. Americans are often forced to submit to only the specific drug or surgery currently "authorized" - even though licensed physicians in other countries may scorn such treatment as out of date or harmful!

 

As we seek to free medicine/treatment from such unreasonable, harmful constraints, let us remember that there is only one Healer who controls everything - the Lord God of the Holy Scriptures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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