Power of God to heal the sick
20/02/2017 11:11:02 GMT Written by David Hathaway
I love to see God heal people that the doctors cannot help! To me, the real miracles of healing are when doctors have tried to heal and failed, then God takes over and by a miracle does what the most expert of doctors cannot do. I have seen many people healed of broken bones and the effects of accidents, especially young people, and many other young ones born blind, deaf, crippled, where medical science can do nothing.
Some years ago, I was preaching in Switzerland. These young Swiss evangelists had seen the miracles God was doing in Russia, so said to me, 'We have never seen miracles like this; come to Switzerland and teach us how to do it.' I found myself in the city of Lucerne. They had rented the ballroom in a big hotel. I discovered that they had invited people to come. I didn't know who these people were that were attending. But then they told me that they had not invited religious people. They had invited all the psychic healers. Then they said to me, 'You can't read the Bible. You can't preach to them.' I said, 'Well, why am I here?' They said, 'These people have come only for one reason, to see whose God has the most power: the gods they worship or the Jesus you talk about.' 'Well,' I said, 'if I can't talk to them how do I explain?' They said, 'It is very simple, just work some miracles.'
Somebody suggested that I start with someone who had a pain in their arm. But it doesn't take a miracle to cure somebody with a pain in their arm, it just requires an aspirin. I asked them to bring the person who is most crippled. So they brought a young man forward who was aged 25. I looked like every bone in his body was broken; he had been hang-gliding and fallen to the ground. I reached out my hand and simply said, 'In the Name of Jesus, I break every curse, and I command you to be set free!' Instantly the miracle happened! Once these psychic healers saw the power of God, they became so excited, so I was able to tell them about Jesus.
In Matthew 17 there is a wonderful story on healing. In this passage, the disciples, like us, were not able to heal the sick, and wanted to know why. '"I brought my son to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus rebuked the sickness, and the boy was healed at that very moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" So, Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; nothing will be impossible for you."' (Matthew 17)
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