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God Still Heals – God Healing

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Sometimes, when we are in the midst of great distress – either physical, emotional or even spiritual, it can be very difficult to believe that he is with us. But the truth is this: “God never breaks or loosens his commitment to his people. We are often the ones who abandon him.”

There were many people in scripture whose lives seemed hopeless under the weight of their affliction. The story of a man who could easily have fallen into the “hopeless” category is spoken of in Luke 8:26-27 NIV. The scripture reads: “They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.”

The level of personal torment this man was experiencing is unimaginable. It is, however, an excellent example of what it is like to experience great distress over a long period of time without relief. It is also one of the greatest opportunities for God to demonstrate his love for us.

In verse 28 we see that this man was possessed with many devils, and did not have control over his own mind or body. The evil spirits in him were antagonized by Christ’s presence. The scripture says: “As soon as he saw Jesus, he shrieked and fell down in front of him. Then he screamed, Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Please, I beg you, don’t torture me!”

Within minutes of this man’s encounter with Christ, he was completely healed. The devils or evil spirits were cast from him, released into a biblically unclean animal and the animals were driven into the sea. While we do not have a definitive biblical answer concerning why Christ chose to cast out the devils in this way, we can see the depth of his desire to love this man which bears witness to us that God wants us healed.

Healing, throughout the scripture, came in many forms and by many different ways. In other words, there is no “single way” that we can receive healing.

The people of God experienced:

  • God Healing by faith. (Matt. 9:20-22, 28)
  • Healing by a words. (Psalm 107:20, Matthew 8:8, 16)
  • Healing by touch. (Luke 22:51)
  • Progressive healing. (Mark 8:22-26)
  • God Healing through prayer. (James 5:15)
  • Healing through demonstration. (Mark 9:6)
  • God Healing through obedience. (John 5:8)
  • Healing through death. (Luke 7:14; John 11:23)

Every testimony of healing reminds us of the hope we have in Christ; and it encourages us to continue toward the prize. If God could do it for this man, whose life seemed hopeless – surely he can do it for you.

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