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March 6th, 2015

It Is Entirely Possible…

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Written by: Gene

This post is not intended to be a rant, but as a reminder of a conviction that I hold dear.

2 Chronicles 16:12-13 tells me of the last two years of King Asa’s life like this, “And in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign.”

Asa started off life as a king that sought out God, but grew to look to other sources for his direction and supply. Because he didn’t turn to God first for his healing, he died under the hands of the doctors.

Luke 8:43-47 tells us of the woman with the issue of blood, and how she was healed when she finally sought the great physician. It goes like this, “Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”  But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.”

The woman with the issue of blood started off with the help of just the doctors, but it wasn’t until she realized that her healing did not come from them, that she was able to seek out God to be healed. Her life lesson took 12 years to learn, but she did actually learn it.

I have heard it actually said from the pulpit that we can’t just have Jesus or just doctors, but we need to have a balance of both. This is a statement that I strongly disagree with.

See, a doctor is nothing without a healing. Job 13:4 says, “But you forgers of lies, You are all worthless physicians.” This tells us that without a healing, a doctor’s efforts are worthless.

The problem that I have with modern medicine is that I am expected to be patient with them, while they practice on me… I should be billing them for the opportunity to learn from my affliction.

That being said, Jesus said three times that, “When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” (Matthew 9:12, Mark 2:17, Luke 5:31) Jesus is not against the concept of the use of a doctor.

The problem with a doctor is that they cannot actually “heal” you, but all they can do is try to promote the healing that God supplies. As I have been walking through this affliction, I have had to learn to rely on Mary to do things for me that I would normally do for myself. Like when a doctor administers drugs to their patients, Mary has been used by God to administer the love of God to me.

Isn’t that what we as believers in Christ are called to do for each other? We are Jesus’ (The Great Physician) little physician’s assistants. We are all called to administer the love of Jesus to a sick and dying world. The Great Commission mainly includes the “laying on of hands” to heal the sick.

Like I said earlier, without healing, a doctor is useless. We believers have the healer, so why don’t we administer Him to the world?

Are we afraid that the Gospel doesn’t have little lawyer-esque disclaimers like drug companies do? They have no problems selling you a drug to stop bladder leakage, that has a side effect of pooping on yourself. They tell you that you will be better sexually, but you might have a heart attack in the process. Shoot, they even have a drug for depression that will make you want to kill yourself…

But we who have the power of the Almighty to pray for healing for others, won’t do it because “it might not work for them” and their family might sue us. Or we might get in trouble with the AMA for practicing medicine without a license. Why do we fear the unknown, when “greater is He who is in us that he who is in the world..?”

Why won’t we take the time to learn to share our faith in the whole Gospel, so that people will come to Jesus to meet their every need?

When I first prayed about how to proceed concerning this affliction, I clearly heard in my spirit that I was not to seek the assistance of the world’s medical physicians nor to take of the drugs that it offers. Jesus wanted to walk through this journey with me. While this walk with Christ has not been an easy one, I have been at peace through the whole thing.

Yeah, there were times I was in severe pain, cried like a baby, lost faith, and looked not much prettier that the Elephant Man… But, I drew closer to my Lord Jesus as this went on. I daily see the changes that He has been allowed (by me) to make in my life.

When this is finally all said and done, the only one that will get glory for my healing is Jesus and Him alone.

Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to trust 100% in God and not seek the world’s advice or opinion. It is totally sensible to allow God to work through the body of Christ to meet your needs, rather that the world’s system. And in these last days, trusting 100% in God will be your only option.

Government dole-outs, medical insurance, free education and lunches, politics or the media will all pass away, but Jesus is forever. It is time now, to learn to put your faith in Him, and not to be looking to other sources to meet your needs.

Because ultimately, if your supplier is nothing without Jesus Christ, then you may as well make your supplier… Jesus Christ.

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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