Healing, Faith, and Miracles – Part 1
Let me begin by saying this: Nobody can truly explain healing by prayer in terms of what we experience with our 5 senses; that is, with our touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. These faculties do play a part in attesting to the manifestation of right functioning, yet the understanding is beyond thinking.
Here are a few Scriptures that convey what I am attempting to set forth:
Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
There are spirits unlike God that afflict humans:
Luke 4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
Luke 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
Various means are noted in Biblical healing, yet they are not natural; there is “power, ” a supernatural virtue present.
Acts 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
These are only a few examples; however, as you follow the stories of healings, keep in mind that the distractions from the presence of God were different then. So when He showed up, the people paid attention.
To be continued…