Was it Healing They Needed to Believe in?

by Sisterlisa

Many believers ask about healing. What about those who don't understand everything about Jesus? Do they lack faith in healing? What do we tell them when they need healing? I have wondered the same thing. When Lazarus died Jesus wept. But why? The people thought it was beacuse He loved Lazarus so much, but they missed it. Look what the passage says in John 11:

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

Why do you think Jesus groaned in His spirit here?

34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

Most people think that is why He wept, but I see this:

37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

They doubted him by his supposed 'inability' to "prevent" physical death.

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

Look at that, He groaned again.

39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. 40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

He keeps telling them to BELIEVE, but is it 'healing' that he wanted them to believe in?

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

I would imagine that is what his groanings were about. He was praying...with groanings that couldn't be uttered.

42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, **believed on him**

He heals because He loves, but do they believe in HIM. Or do they just want the healing? Are they willing to love him without the healing? He has unconditional love for us, but do we have it for Him?

I do believe in healing, but my faith is not in the healing, but in Jesus Christ. I have no issues about medicine. Luke was a doctor. But I think Jesus put him out of business for a long time. ;O) Yet doctors are still here today and He uses them to help us. I don't think they or their drugs are any kind of substitute. But I do believe we are entering into a time when His miraculous healing will manifest once again. Abide in Him! He might use you one day. It's not about us, but Jesus in us, that does the healing. The next time your heart of compassion leaps out of your being toward a cripple or ill person, reach out and touch them. And only say what Jesus tells you to say. Sometimes it won't be a word, but just a touch. Trust Him.













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{ Kate } at: April 6, 2010 at 8:38 AM said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have grappled with the issue of healing for years because of my own illness and through much struggle, prayer, and searching, have come to the same conclusion–our hope cannot be in the healing itself but in Christ who heals the body and soul.
Blessings,
Kate

Anonymous at: September 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM said...

Great post! Maybe you could do a follow up on this topic???

-Regards,
Flossie

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