By God’s grace, we receive salvation through faith and I believe through faith we also receive healing, peace and whatever we pray for in the name of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 2:8-10 Paul says “by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”.
Healing is close to my heart and I believe this is God’s Will, it is one of His promises and one of the blessings we received in Christ. Jesus Christ died for the forgiveness of our sins and He also took all our pains and diseases on the cross. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed” – 1 Peter 2:24-25. Sickness does not come from God, He loves you, there is no sickness in heaven and healing is one of God’s promises.
As you pray for healing be ready to receive the healing even if you may not see it instantly manifested into your body. Have faith that God healed you. Give thanks for being healed and act as being healed.
Jesus told to His disciples “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). This is what we all need. The gift of Faith, the Faith of God, the faith that comes from God, that strong faith to make you believe in things we can’t see. If you didn’t receive it yet, pray and ask God to give it to you. “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 14:1)
“Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).
Unfortunately we are the ones who are not ready to accept the idea that God answered to our prayers if we can’t see the results manifested in our lives straight away. What I want to remind you is that God is always faithful. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown himself“ (2 Timothy 2:13).
According To Your Faith
The gospels in the New Testament show many stories how sick people received healing by faith.
“When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” – Matthew 8:1-4
- “When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west,and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Matthew 8:5-13
- “Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment” – Matthew 9:20-22
- “Two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you” – Matthew 9:27-29
- “And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” – Matthew 14:35-36
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is “the way and the truth and the life”. No one comes to the Father except through him (John 14:6). We all need to know Jesus and pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ because For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him, the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20). As I pray for something I am ready to receive God’s blessings, God’s grace though my faith, because I know that His answer is always YES in Christ and Christ is in me.
When something doesn’t go according to your plan, don’t dispair and don’t be disspointed. I applied for a job recently and I haven’t heard back from them. Although I did pray and I hoped I will get this job, yesterday I had a feeling that this job is not going to be mine. I still don’t know the outcome but what I want to say is that when I prayed and asked God why do I have this feeling, what does this mean because I thought is the right job for me, He told me “I have a better plan for you”.
God’s plan is always better than yours and when something doesn’t work the way you want, always remember that God has a better plan for you. Make Jesus your Lord, Your Saviour, surrender your life to Him, and He will guide you and reveal His plans. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” – Matthew 7:7-8.
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— Carmen Lascu (@CarmenLascu) May 6, 2017