Healing Is For Everyone but Not Everyone Will Be Healed

Hersent_Marie-Francois-Xavier-Bichat-400bby Rex Rouis

… who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed. I Peter 2:24

“Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24

Not everyone received healing under Jesus’ ministry. There were times when everyone in attendance received healing, and there were times when very few received anything. What made the difference? The reason mentioned again and again in the Gospels is the person’s faith. If they had faith, they received, if they did not have faith, they did not receive. There are times when faith is not mentioned, but there I believe God moved through His divine mercy. See Mercy – Bending the Rules of God

When people do not receive, is it because they do not have faith? This is the obvious question, and it is a tough one. The truth is, we do not know exactly why a person fails to receive. The hidden things belong to the Lord. However, we do know what the Bible says when people received and when people did not receive. The one time the Bible mentions why people did not receive healing is in Matthew 13:58 (and Mark 6:5-6). The sole reason given is unbelief. Jesus does not mention the will of God, or anything else. And again, when someone does receive, we hear Jesus commending their faith and saying, “Your faith has made you whole.”

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

The verse above says that God loves everybody but His salvation is reserved only for those who believe. Faith is required for salvation, and all things associated with it. Furthermore, this faith, the Bible says, comes from hearing the spoken word of God (Romans 10: 17). Faith is contingent upon hearing from God and acting upon it.

My own Pastor was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only weeks to live. He made decisions on how he would fight the sickness, but God spoke to him and told him that if he continued in that direction he would die. Thankfully, he listened and obeyed. It has been years now and he is still cancer free. Read his book – Receiving God’s Mercy

Receiving healing is God’s will for everyone. Jesus never turned anybody away and He never once stated that it was not God’s will for a person to be healed. The fact that some people did not receive did not stop Him, and it should not stop us.

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38

Faith for healing is true and available to all, but receiving healing is harder than what is presented in most faith sermons. Faith in God is hard work, and requires total transparency before Him. Faith is not difficult. It does not require intelligence, an education, or any particular ability. It does however require a deep unrelenting desire to do whatever it takes to hear and receive from God. To do this one must fight against everything this world stands for and throws at them. Few will actually do this, so few are healed. It was like this when Jesus walked and it is the same today. If Jesus could not get everybody healed, why are we surprised when we do not?

At the turn of the last century, Charles Price sought God on this very issue. God’s response was the basis of his 1940 classic on faith. Read his book – The Real Faith

Let us not focus on the ones who did not receive, but rather, let us learn from the ones who did receive.

Comments

  1. well, I come to the conclusion that if someone goes to a healing service it’s because they have faith that they will receive something from God … but the truth is that not everyone receives … but my theory on that, is, faith for healing is not a natural thing … it is a supernatural ability imparted by God to someone for a couple of minutes in the moment God wants the healing to happen on someone .. if faith was something that only depends on us, everybody would receive the healing …or everybody would have stopped the course of the sun …. it is not that simple .,. there are multiple faith type : The faith to be saved, the faith to receive healing and the faith to perform miracles … the last 2 are supernatural and depends on God only, the first one depends on us …

  2. Yes, God does heal and it takes true genuine faith before the Lord in order for one to be healed for there is much work in the healing process. I myself am a walking miricle. I was diagnosed a year ago with an elevated right hemidiaphram and it was also discovered that my lung was paralyzed as well. There was nothing else the doctors could do for me and through my trial I was very sick not being able to breath well and had to quit my job. My memory became bad , I lost my voice and I became weak as well but my faith in God and what I knew He could do for me and through me never failed and I never doubted Him. Through the storm of my life I continued to stay in His word, worship and praise Him and dance before Him in my prayer room and all over my house as well. I thanked Him every day for the healing I was going to receive in His time and His will, I even sacrifice my life wholey to Him for His will to be done. I went to a healing service September 8,2018 for I knew that if I could just get to the church service God was going to heal me. My faith was true and genuine before God and He healed my lung that night on the floor of that church. It was a painful ordeal to go through but worth it all. I asked Him to please remove the pain from me and He said to me ” Be still and know that I Am God.” I said ” I know that you are my God ” and endured the pain until the healing was complete in me. Today I still thank the Lord for my healing and continue to stay in His word and worship and praise Him. God is a healing God and if you want a healing, re-evaluate your faith and strengthen it and you can be a living testimony of what God can can do.

    1. If you will look closely at the scriptures about Paul’s thorn in the flesh I think you will see that it was a messenger from Satan who was sent to torment Paul.

    1. Author

      Sure, on the mission fields God has healed plenty of people without Christ. What better way to show the love of God. You also know that everyone who got healed in the Gospels did not have Christ because He was not yet risen. Many of them even believed God on their own with Christ in their hearts. We need to rethink some things.

  3. Thanks for the links to the 2 books. I have them on my Kindle. I read the Real Faith by Price in the past and want to read it again. Testimonies are always great. Looking forward to reading your pastor’s book.

    Scott

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