I am not sure where some people got the idea that healing and miracles were only for a certain time period and then bam it is over, thats not right, there is no where in the Bible that ever said it was suppose to end. I wish you all could see the miracles I have seen. You would never then doubt that healing is for today. The thing is the really big miracles,the jaw dropping ones were in Africa and just like chosenone said about the Pastor from China, a lot of other countries do understand things easier than we do, in other words...they believe Gods Word where it says.........
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed.
Mat 8:17 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet Isaias, saying: He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.
I am in a wheelchair from a back surgery gone wrong, I have 2 titanium rods and 16 screws, before my 6 week checkup the screws on the very bottom of one rod broke allowing the bottom of the rod curve out. The screw parts are still in there. Something is preventing me from standing straight or laying flat. I cant even lay flat enough to have a regular MRI done. The pain can get really bad. Do I believe in miracles...yes....do I believe I will receive my miracle while I am still on earth, yes I do....why? because of what Gods Word says. Since I have seen miracles why havent I seen mine?? Because of my unbelief...how can I say that after the things I have seen? I dont think I deserve it, a part of me knows better than that because its not based on what I have done but rather it is based on what Jesus did for me but I believe God will help me get that into my heart. The part of me that thinks I dont deserve the healing involves a long story but it has to do with me back sliding a few years and getting too far away from the good Shepherds hook and got into the enemies ground. So, for me, anyone saying after what Jesus suffered at the hands of His own creation just to provide healing for us isnt for today is just a slap in His face or a spit in His face just like it said those people did to Him before they nailed Him to the cross. Even if I was to never receive my healing before I go home you will never hear me say healing is not for today. When I see someone say that it hurts me after what Jesus suffered for us and I can only imagine how it hurts Him.(sorry but that is how I feel) The church as a whole has let the world down because we dont believe Gods Word. We have become ineffective as witnesses pretty much as a whole body which is suppose to be the body of Christ, doing the same things Christ did while He was physically here on earth. The following quote really does make me scratch my head...........
"Maybe, It all depends upon the will of God. The healing in the NT, was done for a specify reason, and during a period of reformation, to add credibility and assurance to the ministry of the "new way" being proclaimed by the Apostles"
The reason I say this is because for one...God tells us many places His will in His Word......Some listed above then 1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed.
And again....Joh 14:12 Otherwise believe for the very works' sake. Amen, amen, I say to you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he also shall do: and greater than these shall he do.
Joh 14:13 Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
What did Jesus do
The last part of the above statement that made me scratch my head
" to add credibility and assurance to the ministry of the "new way"
Wouldnt one think we needed these same things all the way through even up to now?? We need the power of God working in all our lives so the world can see there is a true living God, the only true living God, we need help now more than ever as time is short, the window is closing. We need credibility, we need assurance of the ministry of the "new way" now !
The good thing I see is God IS raising up His end time army, those who believe Gods Word and will not hesitate to walk in that power given unto us even unto death. What has been stopping the Church
Doubt and unbelief !
Study to show yourself approved. Blessings
Oh, one other thing...someone said this........ He even told Timothy to drink a little wine for his often infirmities concerning his stomach. Speaking of Paul telling Timothy.
A few years ago I studied on that verse because I couldnt understand why Timothy wasnt healed. This is what I found anyway, if you wish to study this out and prove me wrong thats fine, I want to know, I am always willing to learn. Anyway, what I found was it seems the drinking water wasnt the best and would cause stomach problems. Wine was used to purify water (I Tim. 5:23). Often water would have a high alkaline content, and the pH could be neutralized somewhat by adding wine to the water. This was not the only method. Water could be made safe to drink by boiling, but that was time consuming and costly, since wood was scarce. The most common method of purifying water for drinking was to mix it with wine. Paul told Timothy to use no longer water, but to use wine for his stomach’s sake. (Note that Paul told Timothy to USE wine – not to drink it!) Timothy obviously had a stomach problem – due to poor water.