‘Healing of the body is not the most important thing’
Question: If God loves us so why are not all healed?
Answer: There is a study entitled” The Doctrine of Divine Healing. In the study of Divine Healing several topics are covered such as the origin of sickness, the spiritual nature of healing, and healing and atonement, and other topics concerning healing. One of the redemptive names of the great Jehovah is JEHOVAH – RAPHA meaning “The Lord thy Physician”. If God is omnipotent and God is full of love and compassion, it would appear that whenever we pray we should be healed of our diseases. It doesn’t work as such. The fault does not lie with God. Man has to be the blame. Either the one who is praying or the one receiving prayer. One should realize that the healing of the body is not the most important thing that can happen to us. When your spiritual growth is enhanced, when you realize that nothing else matters except your daily walk with God, your salvation is greater than physical health. There is no doubt that God wants us to enjoy the benefits of living a life that includes physical, financial, emotional and spiritual blessings. But, why are we not healed immediately when we request from God? Maybe we’re seeking healing before salvation. It is possible to seek healing for the wrong purpose (James 4:3). Are you looking to the preacher or the prophet rather than to Christ (Acts 3:4)? Are you disobedient to the word of God (Exodus 3:6)? Do you really believe in the one who prays (James 5:15)? And do you believe in the one prayed for (Hebrews 11:6)?
Remember that disease comes from satan, and there will be times when he will seek to hinder the deliverance (Daniel 10:12-14). Believe in your prayers in faith and wait for an answer to be manifested. “He might not come when you want Him; but he is always on time”.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached in care of the spiritual editor at the Westside Gazette, 545 N.W. Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or email at David.deal55@Gmail.com