Thursday, September 16, 2010

Can Faith Heal?

Can faith heal? Believing in our doctors help a lot to heal us, doesn't it? We are not healed by a doctor we don't trust and believe in. So with the medicines we take, with the people who surround us to give us counsel and moral support. They augment our faith so that we can be healed. But that is only faith in people and things. How much more do we think faith in an Almighty God will do wonders for us and completely cure us of the most dreaded diseases known and unknown to man. To give an illustration, let us cite two examples of two incurably sicked persons in the Bible. One was completely healed because of complete faith, and the other one was not healed at first because of unbelief. Mark 5: 25-34 described a woman bleeding for twelve long years, who failed to get relief from so many doctors and after spending a fortune. When she heard about Jesus, she thought to herself that if she but touched the hem of His garment, she would be healed. Following Jesus, she did just that and immediately got healed. Jesus sensed that power escaped from Him and He asked who touched Him. Trembling with fear, the woman fell at Jesus feet and told Him everything. Jesus told her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." (Mark 5:34) In 2 Kings 5: 1-27, Naaman was a commander of the army of the king of Aram. He had leprosy. Hearing from a Hebrew slave girl that a prophet of God by the name of Elisha could heal him, he sought after the prophet. Elisha sent his messenger to tell Naaman to dip seven times in the river Jordan. Expecting a grand miracle and disappointed by the seemingly preposterous instructions, he left Israel uncured. Upon hearing this, the Hebrew slave girl persuaded Naaman to do as the prophet instructed. He went back to Israel and dipped seven times in the river Jordan and immediately, he was completely healed.

How many people who have terminal incurable diseases, who were advised by their doctors of their impending deaths, survived their dreaded diseases by acts of faith and were completely and miraculously healed? Just ask the thousands of people healed by God through the ministry of Benny Hinn. Or the thousands of people who trekked to the grotto of Lourdes, France, who went home completely healed and their faith in God totally restored.
God sometimes uses sickness, pain and trials to get our attention so that we can go back to Him for relief, deliverance and salvation. If He allow us to bask in sin and wanton living, where will those lifestyles lead us? Surely not to God's kingdom but to eternal destruction. "All things are possible to him who believes." (Mark 10:27) "Your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." (Mark 5:34) "But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5) "For I am the Lord who heals you." (Exodus 15:26b)

Yes, complete faith in God does heal.


Arvin U. de la Peña said...

siguro sa bawat pag take ng gamot mas maganda na may pananampalataya talaga na gumaling..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I agree with your observation. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

We have all heard of mirackle cures from Bible, and from life.

We have to believe like these aforementioned people.
God is our lovely Creator.
He knows what is best for us
at this moment.

It is alaway good to be here and learn from you about how to build the faith.

God bless you Mel!

awalkthroughlife said...

hello brother mel. indeed, our God is a God that heals. He has the power to heal our sick bodies. even with our sick souls... thanks for this post brother mel.. happy weekend

Anonymous said...

Jesus heals because He has faith in God and by believing through God's power , He can heal people. Even the medical field professionals attest that "faith can heal."

Bambie dear ★ said...

Hi Sir Mel. I'm missing in action again pero I'm catching up.

Thanks for this post. I believe in faith healing. Na-prove ko na rin ito several times kahit hindi naman ganun ka-grabe ang sakit. I've heard alot of stories na tinaningan na ng doctor pero miracally gumaling. My hubby's friend has been told by his doctor na 6 months na lang daw ang buhay nya, but it's been almost 2 years and still fighting for cancer. When I saw him, he's so positive. I guess his faith helps him prolong his life.

Thanks for this post, the story :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Nice to hear from you again. I hope you will go back to active blogging again. We miss you so much already. Nothing is impossible with God for those who have faith in Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Amen to that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
I am a walking testimony to faith healing. I should have been dead a long time ago but with the grace of God, I am still alive to testify about the wonders of His divine grace in my life. Thanks for your visit and very encouraging comments. God you all always.

kimmy said...

Personally, i do believe faith heals, in fact it works on me in some minor sicknesses. I also believe that the mind can be conditioned and is very selective, and if the mind believes the person will get better, then, the chances are great that he, indeed, will get better..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Yes, I agree with what you said. The mind can be conditioned to believe in certain things and it shall be manifested especially if there is great faith involved. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Yes, you are so right in that. Indeed, faith can heal. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

I always believe in miracles...lalo na kung faith healing ang pag-uusapan...may ibang sakit na di nagagamot nang mga doctors...but through prayers nagagamot....:)

a quick visit here kuya before hitting the hay...ingat po lagi!

natatawa ako sa mga talaga kuya...jologs ka din...ehehehhe...joke!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Yes, as they say, faith can move mountains and it definitely can heal.
I just can't remember my comment that amused you. Probably you can cue me on that. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Cole said...

There are lots of miracles happening. Including the apparitions of the BVM and healing people. But let's be careful on other people who disguise themselves that they can heal like Faith healing. Be sure that they always do it "In the name of God, Jesus Christ" or "with the sign of the Cross". Remember, it is in His name, we are healed.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MelCole,
You are so right. Not all so called faith healings come from God. Some use other sources for their so called healing. Only healing in the name of Jesus Christ can be considered as faith healing. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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