Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Knowing the power of God and the power of prayer, we have the privilege to hope for healing. None the less we must remember 3 truths about the Hope for healing.
1.To Heal Or Not To Heal Is To The Glory Of God
Sickness unto the glory of God
4 "But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to
death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Listen, God provides grace to help in time of need. So in the weakness and difficulty of illness we cry out to Him and He can answer in this regard in one of, or a combination of ways.
First, God can heal miraculously.
2. Healing Could Be Through Medicine Or Miracles.
Second God can heal through means. He can and still is a God of miracles
He can and does use medicines, therapies, exercise, counsel, surgery, rest, dietary change and a whole host of other ways to ameliorate, change, improve or remove the issues which people face in their sickness.
It is God who created every human being, and who put in us the
ability to think –so He is the author of the discoveries that
medicine has made. This is part of the mandate in Genesis 2 to subdue the earth and rule over it.
3. Healing Is Sometimes Replaced By Grace
Third, God gets glory when He grants us grace when He says ‘no –you must live with this.’
Listen, the very man who raised Eutychus from death in Acts 20 also wrote so clearly about his own experience:
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me."
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Do you know when someone will really understand God’s plan?
When we are in His presence and in His Glory. Then will we say and understand that He had a good plan for us.