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mike January 3, 2021 at 10:10 am

This article is misleading and shifts all responsibility on God if prayers are not answered ,if you are not healed. There are many reasons people are not healed doubt, unbelief , sin. Folks don’t want to believe that the problem may be with them. I am the God who heals not the god who sometimes wills to keep you sick. Jesus said to someone once be it to you as you have believed so people are getting exactly what they are believing for and not get healed and then blame God.

Jack Wellman January 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

God never promises to heal everyone. Even Paul, Timothy, and others were never healed but God told them “My grace is sufficient for you” so you are actually blaming the person for them not being healed because of their weak faith or sin, etc. People are not healed for one reason alone. God wills it. I have not blamed God when someone is not healed. I never wrote anything close to that, but you yourself are judge, jury & executioner for all who are not healed, blaming them. Please repent of this false teaching. I pray God opens your eyes to the Scriptural truth.

Mike January 9, 2021 at 8:21 am

God did not tell Timothy and others My grace is sufficient for you or that they did not get healed. Maybe Timothy’s problem was bad water and He just needed to stop drinking it it does not say that he was never healed. What if Timothy had not stopped drinking the water whose fault would it have been? Why has every other sickness in the Bible called sickness but Paul’s problem is called a thorn in the flesh not sickness. Paul bib not say a thorn in my flesh but a thorn in the flesh. You say people are not healed for one reason alone. God wills it. Who then is responsible? You then sit there as my judge, jury and executioner for speaking truth . Please give scripture for what I have said is false. Give scripture where Jesus told anyone it was not Gods will to heal them. The ones Jesus spoke against were the educated religious teachers. And yes God has opened my eyes.

Jack Wellman January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

Hello Mike. You are trying to put God in a box that He will do this or He won’t do that, and God is soveriegn. What about God’s will? Isn’t it more important than ours!” YES! If it were always God’s will for people to be healed, then everyone would be healed every time he or she became ill. If good health were always God’s will, then Christians should never die. We can’t blame someone’s malady on a lack of faith, for we know, biblically, that God sometimes uses illness to accomplish His will. Also, it’s not just wayward believers who get sick. Paul “left Trophimus sick in Miletus” (2 Timothy 4:20), and Paul himself had a physical ailment that the Lord declined to heal (2 Corinthians 12:7–9).

Often, Christians have an over-simplified idea of healing. They think that, if they are sick, they have only to ask God to heal them and, because God loves them, He will heal them straightaway. Healing is seen as proof of a person’s faith and of God’s love. This idea persists in some circles in spite of the truth that every mother knows: a parent does not give her child everything he asks for every time, no matter how much she loves him.

Joni Eareckson Tada struggled with this issue for a long time. As she recounts in her book Joni, she sought physical healing of her quadriplegia. She prayed and fully believed that God would heal her. In her words, “I certainly believed. I was calling up my girlfriends saying, ‘Next time you see me I’m going to be running up your sidewalk. God’s going to heal me’” (quoted in an interview with Marvin Olasky, January 17, 2013). Yet Joni is still in a wheelchair today. Forty-five years after the accident that left her paralyzed, God has still not healed her. Her perspective is one of great faith: “God may remove your suffering, and that will be great cause for praise. But if not, He will use it, He will use anything and everything that stands in the way of His fellowship with you. So let God mold you and make you, transform you from glory to glory. That’s the deeper healing” (quoted on Grace to You, October 16, 2013). Some feel that God will never heal anyone miraculously today. Others feel that God will always heal a person if he or she has enough faith. But God will not be put into either box.

I pray Gods Spirit clears up your great misunderstanding and that you do not lead others astray. Praying for you Mike.

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