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Snap, Crackle and Pop

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As I regain strength I want to thank everyone for their prayers. I thank God for my healing and especially since I couldn’t hear. Noise of any kind sent a major singe of pain throughout my head. But interestingly enough…. as I was praying this morning my ears began to open up! It was like snap, crackle and pop!

This is a good time to write about something that is missing from what is being taught in churches…..Healing.  Why is that?

Jesus healed people everywhere he went. As he discipled his disciples they did too….Peter healed a crippled beggar. (Acts 3:6) People lined up on the streets hoping Peter’s shadow would fall on them to be healed. (Acts 5:15-16) Peter healed Aeneas (Acts 9:34) and raised Tabitha from the dead. (Acts 9:40)

Paul was given extraordinary healing powers. When the sick touched his handkerchiefs and aprons they were healed. (Acts 19:11-12)

God wants his people well and healthy. Why wouldn’t he?

If God wants people sick then why are so many running to doctors, or taking medicines? If he wants us sick or ill then we are disobeying him if we do anything towards getting well.

Unfortunately there are many who do not believe Jesus heals today just as he did when he walked on this earth. And by this I mean Christians too. One blogger all but blessed me out for writing that on his blog. This Christian retired Pastor who writes to aid in those suffering from emotional issues such as depression told me healing stopped with Jesus 2000 years ago and we should not as Christians go around telling people they can be healed for fear they won’t be!insurance meds

If I had to live believing that what would be the purpose? What kind of hope do you give people with that attitude? None! If we all believed what this man says, why would we pray for anyone to be well?

We can take medicine, eat right, exercise and have surgeries but ultimately God heals us. God intervenes especially as people pray for healing.

Bible characters such as Moses, David, and Paul could not have lived without God’s healing powers intervening on their behalf. Paul makes references to being beaten, starved and imprisoned in who knows what kind of conditions. How did he survive those conditions? How did Moses live 40 years in the desert without the local medical clinic?

It was the same with food. David hid from Saul in caves for months. David didn’t have a nearby cave serving up hotcakes and Starbucks coffee. Moses didn’t spend his time searching for Outback or McDonald’s hamburgers and French fries.

Did God want them to eat and be nourished while camping out in rat infested caves and dungeons? Or did he supply what they needed along the way…..

He did so for the Israelites as they fled Egypt. He provided all they needed from manna as food, to a cloud to follow during the day and a pillar of fire at night. (Exodus 13: 21-22) He also gave them shoes that never wore out.

God hasn’t changed.

And we don’t have to go far for coffee.

http://denimdevotion.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/when-food-becomes-an-idol/

http://unwalled.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/for-those-battling-sickness/

http://faith1stministries.com/2013/01/28/speak-what-you-believe-3/

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/joy-in-the-midst-of-trials/

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13 thoughts on “Snap, Crackle and Pop

  1. You are so right and as I worry about those who are sick today, I need to exchange worry-time for prayer-time! Thanks for the reminder.

    • Yes that is what I do. I just hope God doesn’t tire of my endless questions of how to do this or that! My husband thinks I am trying to hard and they may be true but when you have been through hell, and you know there is an answer if we are smart we will seek it until we have it!

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

      • He never tires of us anymore than we do when our children come to us for help. He wants us to come to him and asks us to come to him and each time we wait for his reply it is always the right way and the right answer. 🙂

  2. Jesus is the ultimate healer. We just use doctors and medicine to help ourselves. Well this is what I believe. He gave us brains to do what we can and then we look to him for the absolute healing

  3. Loved this post! Unfortunately, people will go out of their way to dismiss the truth found in the Bible! Healing is God’s Will! If a Believer dismisses healing, they don’t have the right to believe in salvation because the same sacrifice of Jesus was for it all!

    Also, thank you for sharing the link to my post as a related article to your post… I appreciate it! May God’s blessings be yours! –Sebastian

  4. In Third World Nations, like India, if you can’t heal the sick and even raise the dead, you will have very few converts. Miracles jar people out of their religious philosophies and then draw them to Jesus

  5. Jesus heals all the time. I ask and receive often. Occasionally, Jesus will let me go through a cold or stomach bug, but mostly to remind me to have empathy for the sick. Jesus did the same to Paul. Paul asked Him to remove a thorn and God said, My grace is sufficient for you. 2 Corinth 12 So sometimes it depends on the time, situation, faith ect.
    I think the important thing is to draw near to God, and He will show you all kinds of possibility that you could not fathom before knowing Him.
    Great post, Cathy, and God Bless!

  6. ‘Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them’ – Mark 11:24

    Unfortunately, it seems few people truly believe for healing these days – physical, mental, or otherwise. No wonder why everyone is walking around ‘hurt’ one way or the other. We are trying to climb the mountains we are meant to be moving in faith!

    Great post!

  7. Speaking to the symptoms in Jesus’ name has really been a revelation for me and my house.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sisbeejay

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