The brand new steel brush was doing great cleaning a paint brush, and with a slight over reach I found out that it was also good for poking a series of little holes in the top of my thumb. In just a second, I had little red dots showing themselves across the top of the knuckle of my thumb. A new steel brush has sharp points that will bring the blood with just a slight blow in just a moment of time. I figured the paint thinner would be a good disinfectant so I just kept on cleaning my brush. After I got in the house and got my shower I looked down and noticed that the little puncture wounds had healed over, with only a slight redness marking each one.
Our human body is an amazing machine, and the natural order of things is set up in a marvelous way. The moment our bodies receives an injury, healing commences. This is the way bodies and vegetation operates throughout the living world. Normal life is set up to self propagate and self repair. With this simple observation, we must conclude that since God is the author of life, he must be a healing God. Abraham believed God was a healing God. He prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his maidservants so they could bear children (Genesis 20: 17, 18). David believed God was a healing God. He said God forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases (Psalms 103:3). The prophet Malachi believed God was a healing God. He prophesied that the “Sun of righteousness” would arise with “healing in his wings” unto those who fear (reverence) the name of the Lord (Malachi 4: 2). Jesus came on the scene healing multitudes. The early church had healing flowing like a river. Any gospel that excludes healing is “another gospel” (Galations 1:6); it is not the gospel, the good news, of the Bible. God has set up healing in the natural order of things and in the supernatural order of things. We should ask God for healing, expect healing, and do those things that facilitate and express healing. The beating that Jesus took was for our healing – “with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53: 4, 5). We should not despise what he did for us.
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