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LESSON 17

DIVINE HEALING

Good health is one of the most precious possessions we can have. As the great comedian, Ed Wynn says, "Without health, riches, possessions, and fame are all mud".

Healing for the body is more closely connected with the soul than most people realize. Healing is more than physical, more than the mental, it is spiritual. S.I. McMillen, M.D. in his book 'None of These Diseases' says, "Peace does not come in capsules! This is regrettable because medical science recognizes that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred are responsible for the majority of our sicknesses. Estimates vary from 60 percent to nearly 100 per cent."

The basic requirement for good health is to live in right relationship with God and man. Although there are many causes of sickness, much of it could be avoided by allowing the peace of God to reign in our hearts. It is also important to eat the right kind of food, to exercise daily, and to fast at regular intervals.

God heals in many ways. He heals through doctors and medicine, through nature and climate, through love and understanding, and through faith in the miraculous healing power of God.

A. SOME CAUSES OF SICKNESS
Please indicate the appropriate scriptures as in the example.
 
1. Physical breakdown through overwork

2. Not discerning the Lord's body

3. Sin (disobedience to God)

4. Being oppressed of the devil 

 Ex. 15:26   ________

 Acts 10:38    ________

 1 Cor. 11: 29, 30   _____2_____

Phil. 2:25-30    _________

B. SOME OBJECTIONS TO DIVINE HEALING

1. Is it the will of the Lord? Some people believe that God heals some and does not heal others according to His will. The Bible does not teach this.

(a) Does God favor one person above another? Romans 2:11

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(b) What did Jesus say to the leper who asked if it was His will to heal him? Luke 5:12,13

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(c) Read the story of the man at the Pool of Bethesda who had been sick for 38 years (John 5:1-9). This time it was not the man who asked Jesus if it was His will to heal him, but Jesus asked him if he wanted to be healed. What were the words that Jesus said to him?

John 5:6 .....................................................................................................

(d) Read the story of the demon possessed boy whom the disciples could not deliver (Mark 9:14-29). The father of the boy brought him to Jesus and said, "Have mercy on us and help us. Do something if you can." But Jesus corrected the father. What did Jesus say?

Verse 23 ..................................................................................................

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2. Some teach that sickness can bring glory to God. However, we should note that it is never the sickness, but the healing that brings glory to God.

(a) In the story of the man who was blind from birth, how were 'the works of God made manifest in him'? (Please underline the correct answer).

1. By his being blind. 2. By his being healed.

(b) Jesus said that the sickness of Lazarus "Lazarus's sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God, I, the Son of God, will receive glory from this". How was the Son of God glorified? (Please underline the correct answer).

1. By Lazarus being sick. 2. By the death of Lazarus.

3. By bringing Lazarus back to life.

3. Some of Paul's fellow laborers in the gospel become sick. The Bible does not teach that a Christian will never become sick anymore than it teaches that a Christian will never sin. But just as it is not God's will for a Christian to sin, so it is not God's will for a Christian to remain sick.

In 2 Tim. 4:20 Paul said, "...and I left Trophimus sick at Miletus". We also read of the sickness of Epaphroditus in Phil. 2:25-30. It seems clear that these two men became sick

through overwork in the gospel. What does Paul say regarding the cause of Epaphroditus'  sickness? (Verse 30)

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4. Paul's thorn in the flesh 2 Cor. 12:7-10. The common teaching on Paul's thorn in the flesh is that it was sickness presumed to be eye trouble. Paul says it was a "messenger" sent from Satan. The word "messenger" infers a person, not a disease. God assured Paul that this angel of Satan was in His will and that grace would be provided to suffer all things that he should learn to depend wholly on the power of God. In every other reference in the Bible to a thorn or thorn in the flesh, it has to do with an enemy.

(a) God told His people to possess the land of Canaan and to drive the Canaanites out. If they failed to do this what would the Canaanites become to them? Num 33:55

1. "............................... in your eyes" 2. "............................... in your sides"

(b) In 2 Cor. 12:10, Paul gives us some idea of what this thorn in the flesh was. What five things does he mention?

1. ................................................... 2. .......................................................

3. ................................................... 4. .......................................................

5. ...................................................

C. HEALING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

1. God told the children of Israel that He would bless their bread and water if they would serve Him. What promise did He give them in regard to sickness? Ex. 23:25

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2. In the story of Hezekiah, what did God do for the people when they got right with Him?

2 Chron. 30: 20 .............................................................................................................................

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3. One of the name of god is "Jehovah Rapha". What does this mean according to Ex. 15:26?

"I am the .............. ............. ...................... ...............".

SHEET 2/LESSON 17

4. What conditions did Israel have to meet in order that none of the diseases of the Egyptians be put on them? Ex. 15:26

(a) ...................................................................................................................................................

(b) ...................................................................................................................................................

(c) ...................................................................................................................................................

(d) ...................................................................................................................................................

5. In Psalm 103:3, we see the Lord as the Savior from sin and the Healer of diseases.

1. How many sins does he forgive? ....................................................

2. How many diseases does he heal? ..................................................

6. In Psalm 107:20 we find that the Lord healed the people by His ..............................................

D. HEALING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

1. Isaiah 53:4 says, "Yet it was our weakness he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down". Verse five says, "...He was whipped and we were healed". The fulfilment of this prophecy is found in Matthew 8:16, 17. According to verse 16, what did Jesus do for:

1. Those possessed with demons: ........................................................................................

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2. Those that were sick: .......................................................................................................

2. In Mark 2:1-12, we find Jesus healing the man sick with palsy. Here salvation and healing seem to be related. For the man to be healed, Jesus could say one of two things:

1. "Your sins are ........................... ........................". OR

2. "Arise, and .................... ....... ............. ................., ................. ................. ..................".

3. There is no set patter for healing in the Bible. Sometimes Jesus came to the sick, at other times the sick came to Him, and sometimes He just sent His word. One method of healing given to the church is found in James 5:14, 15.

1. The sick person is to call for ............................................................................................

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2. The elders are to ............................ ........................ ......................... anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

3. "And the prayer of faith will ................................ ........................... ...............................

and the Lord will ...................................... ............................... ...........................".

4. How many sicknesses and diseases did Jesus heal? Matt. 4:23

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5. When news came that Jairus' daughter had died, what did Jesus say? Luke 8:50

"Don't be afraid. ................... .................... ........... and she will be alright".

6. Jesus' power was given to His disciples to meet not only the spiritual, but also the physical needs of man. What two things did He send His disciples forth to do? Luke 9: 1, 2

1. ...........................................................................................................................................

2. ...........................................................................................................................................

         

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