When Jesus heals the paralytic, He makes no bones about the fact that He, as the Son of Man, has the prerogative to forgive sin.
The Bible is replete with individuals applying physical remedies (balms, poultices, as well as a competent physician's counsel) in tandem with trusting God.
The typical, secular individual would call healing through faith in God 'superstition.' At best, they would consider it a placebo or mind over matter.
Jesus' healing of the woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years is unique among His miraculous healings in that He healed her without speaking a word.
Jesus had served the people all day, but when He entered Simon Peter's house, He found He had one more miracle to perform: healing Peter's mother-in-law.
Jesus deliberately heals a man with dropsy on the Sabbath. He was teaching the people an unmistakable lesson about the purpose of the Sabbath day.
The leper who approached Jesus for healing provides us a good example of how we, too, can come before Him for help. Here are five vital character traits.
In His profound compassion, Jesus healed a severely deformed women, bent nearly double, of this infirmity that had plagued her for eighteen years.
John chose to highlight the healing of a crippled man at the Pool of Bethesda. The pool, the man healed, and Christ's curious question are all significant.
The healing of the centurion's servant is one of only two miracles that Jesus did for Gentiles, and He is especially taken with the Roman officer's faith.
Jesus Christ's healing of ten lepers stands as a significant sign of His divinity, as it was widely known that only God could heal leprosy.
The gospels provide many accounts of Jesus healing the sick, and there are almost as many methods that He used to heal them. His healing a deaf-mute man is unique.
We must establish an iron clad trust in God for spiritual matters, including healing, rather than having a misguided trust in self or other human beings.
Paul anointed handkerchiefs and sent them to the sick. The church follows this example and sends anointed cloths to members who lack an elder to anoint them.
The healing of the paralytic is a remarkable event. Significantly, Jesus honors the faith of the paralytic's friends who lowered him through the roof.
This Roman officer seems to have understood an aspect of God's authority and power that even most Israelites never realized.
Both spiritual and physical healing require us to work intensely, asking for God's merciful intervention while working toward a solution, exercising wisdom.
Two blind have faith that Jesus can heal, but disobey His command not to tell anyone. Even so, they did not let their handicap keep them from seeking Christ.
Jesus' healing of the leper in Mark 1:40-45 exhibits His compassion for those suffering the repulsive effects of sin.
Leprosy is a horrible disease, one that the ancients said could only be cured by God Himself. Jesus' healing of a leper manifested His divine power and mercy.
We have a responsibility to analyze our health needs, continually adjusting and changing as we learn, faithfully maintaining the temple of God's Spirit.
Martin Collins, continuing in his exposition of the healing of the man blind from birth, reiterates that a spiritual analogy can be derived from this episode, suggesting that all of us have been born spiritually blind and have spent a great deal of our early lives in total darkness, oblivious to our need for salvation. Like the …
One of the last of Jesus' miracles was the healing of blind Bartimaeus. Jesus' compassion for the man's blindness points to His compassion for all the spiritually blind.
Martin Collins, expounding on the miracle of the healing of the man born blind, suggests that the physical impairments, including blindness, have spiritual counterparts. Jesus Christ represents the coming of light into the world, a metaphorical representation of truth and righteousness, a light which was rejected by His own …
A striking aspect of Jesus' ministry is the sheer number and extent of miraculous healings He performed. He healed everyone who sincerely sought His aid.
We are biological creatures that run down if we fail to provide our bodies with adequate nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other requirements they have.
Jesus' miracles did far more than merely excite His audience: They declared the Source of His power and His message.
Millions lack faith to receive answers to their prayers. To a large extent, this is due to a lack of understanding what faith is.
The leper's healing teaches that, while Jesus freely healed the man, his cleansing was not really free. The gift he was told to present contains vital instruction.
When it looks like things are out of control, God is busily at work behind the scenes. If we replace anxiety with faith, God will grant us divine peace.
We may look around the church of God and wonder why so many are not being healed. Geoff Preston, suffering a chronic illness himself, uses his experiences to assure us that God is working out even these matters for our good.
Sin causes disease, but the person who becomes sick does not necessarily commit the sin. Because God alone can forgive sin, God alone can heal.
Matthew's encapsulation of the Beatitudes, the essence of Jesus Christ's teaching, contains the foundation of His teaching through the entirety of His ministry.
As God has designed the physical healing process, God has also designed spiritual healing, requiring that faith, suffering, and healing be part of the same process.
If we are not receiving God's correction or chastisement, we should be concerned! God's chastening is what He uses to sanctify His spiritual children.
Are numeric growth or miraculous signs sure indicators of God's presence? Before trying to determine where God is working, we must understand what God is doing.
Even Jesus had to cope with feelings of anxiety and loneliness in Gethsemane before His crucifixion, a time when He experienced separation from His Father.
Jesus teaches the difference between works that cause burdens (work that profanes the Sabbath) and works that relieve burdens. The Father and Son never stop working.
God lovingly teaches His children, just as a perfect parent. As children cry out to their parents, so human nature drives God's people to complain to Him.
Christ empowers His disciples to preach and heal. He is saying there will be an incomplete work of healing and preaching in the run-up to His return.
Nothing and no one can thwart God's purposes. We need to develop the faith to yield and conform to His will as clay in the potter's hands.