Divine healing and the Bible
PROFESSIONS OF FAITH
I will be sharing on “Diving healing and the Bible” Aug. 1 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. The location is at the First Baptist Church, 11 E 3rd Street, Lewistown.
Before we can talk about healing, we need to talk about our relationship with Jesus Christ. Have you asked Jesus to come into your heart? Have you asked Him to forgive your sins? Have you promised to read His Word so that you can get guidance from Him?
“Divine Healing and the Bible” is a subject that many people do not want to talk about. We talk about long life, free from disease and heartache. But we don’t want any problems in our life. Isn’t that the way we want it to happen? NO PROBLEMS! That way, we would be healthy, wealthy and wise.
We need to look at a condition found in Psalm 37:4 NIV to get a foundation on our relationship with God. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” In other words, put God first. Jesus said the same thing to His disciples in Matt. 6:33 NIV “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.”
Many times our goals are not God’s goal for our lives.
The Purpose of Divine Healing is to Glorify Jesus. In the Book of *Acts,* we find three important truths we need to grasp: Jesus is still the Healer, Healing comes from Jesus alone, and the purpose of divine healing is always to glorify Him.
We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today.
Remember that Healing does not come from within us. Faith is a necessary component but not what heals. If you believe the power comes from your own faith or the faith of others, there’s a problem. Healing comes from the power of Jesus alone. Jesus is our healer.
Please join me as I share more about this next week at First
The Rev. James Schomer is the vice president of Invisible Allies Ministries/RevFM, Radio Network 88.7 FM in the Mifflin County area. He is a 1966 graduate of Chief Logan and lives in State College. He holds degrees in broadcast engineering from the Cleveland Institute of Electronics, degrees from Penn State University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.