Seeking Healing from God

A short article (8 paragraphs) that explores the relationship of divine healing to natural and medical healing, and questions what our attitudes and posture should be. Some people may need to grasp the concepts here before they can be healed.
NOTE: Everything in this editorial is my own belief and opinion. Nothing should be construed as alleging that anything referred to here can prevent, cure, or treat any disease.

Just as I implied to my pastor Todd in my 11/9/2007 letter, we ought to first humbly ask (even beg) God to heal us. (Click here to see my letter that contains that letter.) We should confess all known sin in our life, and come to our church leaders, asking them to anoint us with oil and join with us in imploring our heavenly Father for healing. My church leaders could tell you of many times God has mercifully healed someone miraculously! But what if your conscience is clear of all sin that you know of, and He still doesn't heal you after a long time of prayer, say weeks or months? What if there are some of God's natural laws that are at work causing your ailment? And what if God has allowed men to recently discover a way to precisely and confidently nail down the causes and the solutions to it?? Don't you think God would be glorified and honored if we got in tune with his amazing natural laws and got quickly and spectacularly well as a result?

I've pondered that question much. I know that God can heal anyone at any time. But it would have to bring Him glory for Him to do it. Would He supernaturally heal someone even when He's already allowed humble men to discover a way to do it naturally? I won't put God in my teeny box and say for certain. But I think that in most cases, the answer is no. Let me tell you why I strongly suspect this.

When we violate God's spiritual laws there are consequences to us, and often to others. For example, if you violate the adultery commandment (Ex. 20:14), you'll greatly damage the marriage and everyone involved. Also when we violate His natural laws there are natural consequences. For example, if we jump off a tall building, we'll likely be killed. His law of gravity always works faithfully. Should we seek God's protection in jumping, knowing that he could save us? In Matthew 4:6-7, Jesus told us we shouldn't put God to such a foolish test; we should honor God's wise natural laws and stay off the roof (or build a railing around it like He said in Deut 22:8).

If we have the scenario where God could heal supernaturally OR through application of His natural laws, here's why I suspect He would rather work through the natural means. If He did it miraculously, we'd probably still be ignorantly in violation of the natural laws that caused it in the first place. So after a big amazing healing event at church (say, from cancer), we gradually end up getting cancer again because we never corrected the things we were doing that caused it in the first place. Proverbs 26:2 tells us that curses don't come without a cause. There's always a cause to the curses we receive. And Gal. 6:7 tells us that whatever we sow, we shall reap consequences. So if He were to supernaturally heal us, and because of our sowing (possibly ignorantly), we get the same sickness again later, that will tell others, "Gee your God didn't do a very good job; he healed you for awhile, but you got sick again. Doesn't sound like a god I'm interested in knowing!"

But I do believe God is greatly honored when His laws are demonstrated, either as they destroy us ala Deut. 28 (almost destroying me) OR when they work to give us lasting health! We are living in an amazing but quiet time when God has allowed humble men to discover enough of the secrets of quantum physics to put together customized natural protocols that help us repent of our violations of natural laws and confidently restore us to the health that He intended for us. When we humbly conform ourselves and our bodies to those laws, He honors that in never-before-seen ways that are spectacular!

Two areas of behavior kind of scare me. When dear people I know seem to be saying "I don't want to be healed by natural means; I want to see God perform a spectacular magic show", I question whether we're really being humble and willing to admit that we've made mistakes, both in what led to the illness and in our trust in some practitioners who arrogantly deny any validity to what they didn't develop. Or possibly there could apply the idea in Matt. 12 (paraphrased), "these folks are lusting for spectacular signs without turning from their errors".

The other area is one of laziness. Correcting the effects of decades of unhealthy lifestyle will usually take a good bit of moderate discipline. The rewards are there and are great, but many say, "I don't want to go to the trouble; I'd rather wait for God to do it for me without any effort on my part." 2 Kings 5 tells the story of Naaman, who was offered healing from his leprosy but was required to do seven separate washings down in the Jordan river. Naaman at first was furious because he wanted God to perform an instant magic trick. When he humbled himself and became willing to follow the plan of the offerer (which involved some significant effort), he was healed! The early followers of Christ were called "disciples". That word means "a disciplined one". God's mercies to us are all by His grace, but often he wants us to exercise self-discipline as part of the means of that grace.

So I've told you why I think in many cases, God would rather use natural means instead of supernatural. But don't for a minute think that I won't pray for the supernatural. I urge you to do so, too. And I now go back to how having this website is one of many changes to my life. When I hear of someone with a serious condition, I pray for God to heal them supernaturally. I want to cultivate a habit of urging them to ask God for such healing (and maybe come to church for the biblical oil anointing). But after a week or so (an arbitrary time), if God hasn't healed, then either He wants to show His strength through weakness (2 Cor. 12:9). Or maybe Quantum Reflex Analysis can be the newly discovered means that will identify the causes and powerful solutions. And IF the condition is one that QRA can treat, the odds are always 100% that it will be totally or mostly made well! Why 100%?? For the same reason you can drop a baseball from 6 ft. and it always takes the same time to hit the floor. 100% of the time, no exceptions! With the laws of quantum physics it's the same thing! Up until now, we've NEVER had the means to utilize those laws!! (At least in modern times.) That's why this is truly an incredible medical breakthrough! Praise God for the awesome ways He's made the universe!!!

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