Miracles vs Healings
There is a difference between asking God for a miracle and asking God for a healing. When God splits the fabric of time to perform an instant change in a person’s circumstance, whether spiritual, psychological, or biological, we call this a miracle. Usually, the event has been life altering, never to be forgotten. From the human perspective, we use the blanket word of “healing” to describe a positive change in our lives, whether instant or progressive. Jesus asked numerous people if they wanted to be made whole or healed, and then proceeded to perform an instant change in their life. Is that a miracle or healing?
When asked about their condition today, people respond by saying that they are waiting on the Lord for their healing. What does this denote? Is God supposed to sovereignty do it to them, or does it suggest that they believe that God may not heal them. Is this a way of “hedging” their bets so that they will be content no matter which way it goes? God demands something from us before we are healed; that is to believe. This “believe” infers that we are doing the necessary steps to effect healing. What are those steps? We believe that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you (Matt. 6:33). He has already given us everything that pertains to life and godliness (2Pet.1:3). He has no more to give.
He designed our body to heal itself, and it will do that, if it is maintained within His design parameters. Do you know what constitutes those parameters? Waiting on God to do something when He has given you the tools to accomplish the task at hand, is a losing proposition. We live our lives irresponsibly in spirit, mind, and body and then expect God to “jump in” and save us from ourselves. Where is the responsibility Paul talks about in Romans 12:1,2. We are to present our body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God; our minds are to be transformed by the word of God and not conformed to this world.
Is surgery a “healing”? No, a part of the body is removed that was not intended to be removed. Does it help mitigate the condition, yes, but only if it does not leave a person worse off than before and the condition does not return. There is a caveat, however; the lifestyle that brought on the condition in the first place is required to be changed so that the condition does not return. Can Orthomolecular Medicine lead to “healing”? Yes, it uses the work of research scientists and the natural elements of the earth to supply the nutrients needed within God’s parameters to effect the restoration of the body’s functions. The same caveat applies to OM. Is taking pharmaceuticals “healing”? No, pharmaceuticals only reduce or mask the symptoms of the condition without addressing the root cause. Anything that is God inspired does not carry with it negative and debilitating side effects.
God wants all people on this earth to be healed, just as He wants all people to be saved. There are no changes in God regarding these two issues; they are one in the same. God’s intentions are that all people come to the knowledge of the Lord (2 Pet. 3:9) and all become whole and complete in spirit, mind, and body. Only God knows the reasons all people are not saved and not healed. We are not to judge, but to be ready to answer those who ask about the hope that is within us (1 Pet. 3:15).