Jeremiah 33:6 - Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.
A few years ago, I was a deacon in a small country church just outside of Louisville, KY that we were member of for about five years. One Sunday morning I was standing at the back doors, as was my normal deacon duty station, when our pastor gave an altar call for healing, which was not his normal altar call. No one move for a while. After a bit, an older gentleman stood up in the middle of the congregation and moved towards the aisle and forward to the altar for prayer. The pastor announce that this dear old saint of God had a nasty fall a week earlier and was in severe back pain from his injury and asked for people to come up and pray for him. I immediately left my post and headed towards the altar to pray for him, my deacon obligation, but not before several others got up to pray first as this dear gentle man was dearly loved. Prayers were already being offered up for him by the time I reached the altar. There was such a crowd around him that I could not reach him to lay my hand on him while I prayed. However, not to be denied the opportunity to offer up my prayers for the little old guy, I was able to slip my hand in between a few people and lay my hand on him, just barely touching his back with the tips with two of my fingers, much like the woman with the issue of blood reaching up through the crowd to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment as He walked by. Shortly after my humble prayer, with just the tips of my fingers touching his back, I felt – yes – I felt something move under my fingertips, I felt the vertebras in his back that had been injured from the fall, move. YES, the vertebras in his spine moved under my fingertips and he was healed right then and there at the altar of a little country church. He could shave been healed without my prayers, or without the laying on of hand, and especially my hands. I am not saying that my prayers were special or more powerful than anyone else at the alter or even in the church as all of the congregation was praying for him. And I didn’t have to feel anything move to believe that he was healed, however, in God’s Grace, GOD allowed me to feel, and witness, this man’s healing for my benefit, my blessing. The elderly man was healed and I was blessed. God was true to His Word and healed His Son, yet, God was confirming His Love and Power when He allowed me to FEEL the healing!
Yes – God healed in the Old Testament,
– Yes, Jesus healed when He walked the Earth,
– Yes, there was healing after Jesus ascended up to Heaven,
- and YES, – God still heals today!!!
Thank You Heavenly Father for Your Healing and for Your Love.
All Praise – Honor – and Glory go to the LORD over all!!!
- Written by Phillip Buttram, Gospel Tract Society President
James 5:14-15 - "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord: The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
Gospel Tract Society, Inc.