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Healing For All

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The Lord Jesus healed, though medical men abounded -- there were "many physicians" (Mark 5:26). The Lord Jesus healed without exception all who came or were brought to Him (Matthew 8:16).

 

The Lord Jesus sometimes healed without the result being apparent at once (Luke 17:14). The Lord sometimes healed gradually (John 4:49-52). He generally healed on the spot, instantaneously (Matthew 15:30,31).

 

The Lord Jesus sometimes indicated healing would be in the near future (John 9:7). Sometimes He removed a man from his surroundings before healing him (Mark 8:22-23).

 

The Lord Jesus healed all manner of diseases (Matthew 4:23,24), including lunacy, epilepsy, leprosy, palsy, fever, paralysis, blindness, lameness, deafness, withered limbs, a sword cut, etc.

 

The Lord healed illness associated with demons (Luke 9:42). He healed people at a distance without going to them.

 

There is an instance of His blessing someone 16 miles away (John 4:46-53). The Lord Jesus healed by touch, by others touching Him, by His taking people by the hand, by command, by a word (Matthew 8:3; Luke 8:44; Mark 1:31; Luke 6:10; Mark 7:34).

 

The Lord Jesus bestowed this power to others: to the 12 disciples (Luke 9:1); to the 70 who were not apostles (Luke 10:1-9); to believers generally if they claimed the power (John 14:12-14); to Peter's shadow ((Acts 5:14,15); to Paul's handkerchief (Acts 19:11,12).

 

The Lord Jesus healed chronic cases: 12 years (Matthew 9:20); 18 years (Luke 13:11); 38 years (John 5:5).

 

The Lord Jesus continued to bestow this power to others for many years after His ascension. Twenty years after, Paul had this power (Acts 19:12); 26 years after, gifts of healing were given to ordinary believers (1 Corinthians 12:9); 27 years after, the rules for healing were laid down for the sick (James 5:14-16); 40 years after, Clement, Paul's contemporary, said, "Men received the gifts of healing."

 

Irenaeus said, 110 years after, "Men healed the sick by laying their hands on them." Two hundred years after, Origen said, "Men had marvelous power in curing, by invoking the divine name, that of Jesus"; 1,820 years after, Dorothea Trudell, of Mannedorf, saw 10,000 healed by prayer, and the German government was compelled to recognize and license her hospitals. In our own day, these gifts are being exercised in every part of the world. God is restoring His lost gifts.

 

All sufferers who came to Jesus were healed in His day. He is the same "yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).

Healing of the body as well as the soul is provided for in the atonement of Jesus Christ, for Matthew, quoting from Isaiah 53, declares, "Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses." Jesus declared, "These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast our devils -- they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:17,18).

 

If you are sick, come and get your portion of life and health from the pierced hands of Christ today.

 

 

From the article "Healing for All," by J.M. Mullens, reprinted by permission of the Pentecostal Evangel magazine, March 12, 2000, originally printed in the same magazine June 5, 1948.

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