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Activated September 2010

Healing - September 2010

Who do you turn to when you need healing? How much can you expect God to intervene, and what does He expect from you? These answers and more.

01-09-2010
Jesus Heals Today
Jesus Heals Today

The need for healing, great or small, at some time or another, is universal. That’s just a fact of life. And that’s probably why Jesus spent so much of His time on earth healing the sick. The four Gospels are full of accounts of miracles of healing that Jesus performed—lepers were cleansed, the blind received sight, the mute talked, the lame walked, and the dead were raised to life again. “Great multitudes followed Him,” we are told, and He was “moved with compassion” and “healed them all.”1

No one can read those accounts of supernatural healings without consciously or unconsciously making...

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01-09-2010
The Gift
The Gift

I was shaking and had the chills. My vision faded in and out. The living room was on the second floor, and as I staggered up the stairs, I wasn’t sure that I would make it. I collapsed on the top stair, not moving, trying to will the dizziness and nausea away. I somehow managed to drag myself onto the couch, where I lay, every muscle in my body shaking. I was having convulsions. I tried to stop myself from shaking so hard, but when I tried to control my limbs and chest, my teeth began to chatter and my...

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01-09-2010
Healing Is for You
Healing Is for You

The day of miracles is not past. God is still alive, well, and working just as powerfully as ever amongst those who trust in Him. He says, “I am the Lord, I do not change.”1

To heal is a small thing for the God of all creation. If He created the body, He can certainly fix it. He says, “I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”2

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01-09-2010
The Healer
The Healer

I was once asked to pray for a young woman who had been eight long years in bed, a total invalid, pitiful and hopeless. The doctors had finally said they could do nothing more for her.

My husband and I visited this woman and her family, staying with them for ten days and spending many hours in prayer. I kept thinking, Oh Lord, so many people have prayed with her, including some with gifts of God’s healing. I felt very desperate and very small before so great a need.

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01-09-2010
My First Miracle
My First Miracle

(By Chuck Delgado, as told to Nyx Martinez)

When I first met a couple of volunteers from the Family International some years ago and they needed a place to stay, I invited them into my home. Ididn’t immediately grasp everything they told me about Jesus, however, and remained skeptical.

Then something happened that changed all that.

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01-09-2010
The Hows, Whys, and Whens of Healing
The Hows, Whys, and Whens of Healing

For the longest time I tried to figure out the hows, whys, and whens of divine healing. I wanted to be able to boil everything down to a step-by-step, one-two-three healing formula so I could say, “If you want to get healed, all you have to do is follow these steps.” But I finally concluded that it doesn’t work that way.

If two people followed the same steps, one might get healed and the other might not. No two people are exactly alike, and God works differently in each of our lives—not only in the matter of healing, but also in...

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01-09-2010
Faith the Title Deed
Faith the Title Deed

In the King James Version of the Bible, Hebrews 11:1 reads: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The word translated as “substance” here is the Greek word hupostasis. When the New Testament was translated into English from Greek nearly 400 years ago, the translators were puzzled by this word hupostasis. It seemed to be some kind of business terminology not found in classical Greek literature, and all they could determine was that it meant something fairly substantial. So they translated it as “substance.”

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01-09-2010
Meet the Great Physician
Meet the Great Physician

Through Christ’s suffering on the cross, God has made provision not only for the salvation of humankind, but alsofor the healing of physical infirmities. “By His stripes [the wounds He received when He was whipped] we are healed.”1

Pain is a touch of hell; healing is a touch of heaven. Healing is a sample of everlasting life, renewal of the body, cure of disease. It’s a touch of resurrection.

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01-09-2010
Touching Jesus
Touching Jesus

A retelling of Luke 8:43-48

One day Jesus was on His way to the house of a man whose daughter was gravely ill. As usual, a crowd followed and pressed around Him. In the midst of the throng was a woman who had been sick for 12 years with a constant flow of blood. All that time she had gone from one doctor to another, but without success. She had spent every bit of her money on doctors and had suffered much from their treatments, yet the bleeding continued.

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01-09-2010
Long Road to Glory
Long Road to Glory

I never thought I would suffer a life-threatening ailment, so when I was diagnosed six years ago with Crohn’s—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract and for which there is no known drug or surgical cure—it was very hard to accept. I was 24 years old at the time and had a four-year-old son.

All the natural remedies I tried did little to stave off the deterioration. I was in terrible pain and mostly bedridden for four years. At one point I had lost 40% of my body weight, weighed only 35 kg (85 lbs), and was in danger of...

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01-09-2010
Action Through Prayer
Action Through Prayer

Praying for others is a powerful way to put love into action. You’re not only thinking of them and wanting to help, but you’re doing something about it. Prayer, as millions of people worldwide will attest, does change things. Prayer moves God’s hand and heart to do the things we ask. It doesn’t always happen right away, but eventually those prayers are answered in the way God knows is best for everyone involved.

Praying for others not only benefits those people, but you too. It brings a spirit of faith, a positive spirit, because you’re focusing on God’s goodness and power...

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01-09-2010
Another Kind of Healing
Another Kind of Healing

Some people have long-term illnesses that don’t go away instantly when prayed for. I’m someone whom God has not seen fit to heal right away.

There are medications to relieve the worst symptoms of the immune system disorders and other chronic conditions I suffer from, but no actual cure. The miracle for me is having God’s help and comfort in my ongoing condition. He’s giving me a happy, fruitful life, even though I’m still quite sick.

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01-09-2010
Jesus’ Power to Heal
Jesus’ Power to Heal

The nobleman’s son with a terminal illness

{bible50}John 4:46-54{/bible}

 

The paralyzed man let down through the roof

{bible50}Mark 2:1-12{/bible}

 

The man who had been paralyzed for 38 years

{bible50}John 5:1-16{/bible}

 

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01-09-2010
Ever-Present Help
Ever-Present Help

I don’t want you to look at this sickness as something that I stand back and watch you go through—you there and Me here. It’s never been like that, really, and I certainly don’t want it to be like that now.

My heart breaks to see you in pain—not only the physical pain, but also the mental and spiritual attacks that come with it, the thoughts of helplessness and hopelessness, the despair. Please believe that I never allow anything to happen to you, one of My children who loves Me, that’s not in some way for your good. Hang on to...

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