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Does Jesus Heal Today

After reading Mark 1:40-42 we can see that Jesus desired to heal this man. And since Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever does it not follow that he is willing to heal all today?

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Eternal life is knowing God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Knowing Him includes knowing Him as He is as Jehovah-Rapha, the God who healeth thee.
---Linda on 9/15/07

Denna, the NIV has it. It also doesnt matter what your translations say, i did some manuscript studies this summer. The earilest new testament manuscript we have dates to the 4th century, and it does not have those passages in mark in them. Another reason is....
---mark_B. on 9/15/07

The early church in response to false teachers, liek the guy who wrote the gospel of judas. Answered these guys not in there own words but all using the scripture. Since some of those guys did not have a NT bible, they reproduced the gospels in letters writing to false teachers, and all before the 4th century. So basically they rewrote those 4 gospel reports and they match up with the earilest manuscripts, but somehow some verses were added later, a little more than 40
---mark_B. on 9/15/07

People are allowed to correct me, i am human and can be wrong
---mark_B. on 9/15/07

Jesus does heal, even today. But some folks seem to forget that Jesus did not come down here and die for us so that we could live here on earth without disease or infirmity (or live comfortably, or even to be happy).

Jesus wants us to have eternal life with Him. Forget the short term and keep your eye on the prize.
---lorra8574 on 9/15/07

Mark B

I have three different translations and Bibles and none of them say anything about Mark 1:16-18, "being added later". I am curious as to where that came from.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

Jesus did heal ALL who asked of Him. He never went out looking for someone to heal or scheduled a healing conference bringing fame and money to the healer. He healed as he went along teaching and He did it for the Glory of God to bring sinners to Salvation. To encourage sinners to believe on His name based upon His works. Food for thought. Hope it helps:)
---jody_martin on 9/15/07

denna...those passages were not in the early manuscripts, those verses were added in...
If you want to use that concept, use John 14:12, since they were in the earliest manuscripts, and it says the same thing, and its the right context.
---mark_B. on 9/14/07

MARK...Jesus knew God the father soo well, that he knew what God wanted to do when he wanted to do it. Meaning that he would have known when God did not want to heal that person, or if God wanted to heal him later. The example is the guy that peter healed, jesus walked by him all the time walking in and out of jeruslam, but God decided to wait for that guy to be healed
---mark_B. on 9/14/07

alan...the 2 refrences to by his wounds we are healed, are isaiah 53:5, and 1 peter 2:24
In isaiah 53, the word for healed used is rapha...this is used all throughout the old testament as someone being physically healed. And since isaiah 53, is a prophecy about jesus...yea
In 1 peter, the greek word used for healed is iaomai, which can mean both phsyical healing and cleansing from sin, to be made whole spiritually. other uses of this word, comes in the context of jesus healing someone phsyically.
---mark_B. on 9/14/07

Yes God is still in the healing business today. Mark 16:17a-18b "These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name, they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
---denna7667 on 9/14/07

He is the same all the time, and he is still in the healing business but that doens't mean that if it God's will for everyone to be healed. Some people don't have faith to be healed. Not everybody is going to be healed for numerous reason in which we don't know.
---Rebecca_D on 9/14/07

Mima: "No the Bible does not say Jesus healed every person. But the question was whether or not Jesus is willing to heal every person."
I believe Jesus is willing, same as He is willing to save all, after all it is His will that non should perish, however, if one doesnot accept Jesus gift of salvation, does not believe, He allows them that choice.
---Christina on 3/21/07

I have not found a verse where Jesus did not heal anyone that came to Him. He healed anyone that had the faith to come to him. I have been healed and have prayed over my children and have seen them healed. "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up...." Js 5:15 "By His stripes ye were healed" 1Pe 2:24
---MARK on 3/20/07

Matthew 12:14-15 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he ->(healed them all;)<-
Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and ->(healed them all.)<-
---Exzucuh on 3/20/07

Jesus died to heal our relationship with God.
I don;t recall a Biblical promise that he would intervene in our phsycal and mental illnesses.
But He has given knowledge and wisdom to doctors and therapists, and ordinary folk, so He would expect us to make use of the Gifts.
---alan_of_UK on 3/20/07

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No the Bible does not say Jesus healed every person. But the question was whether or not Jesus is willing to heal every person.
---Mima on 3/20/07

Mima ... does the Bible actually say that Jesus healed every sick person He came across?
---alan8869_of_UK on 3/20/07

It depends on if you are willing to believe Isaiah 53.or somebody elses report.exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 3/30/06

I have seen our precious Lord heal people dear. It still does happen unto whom soever he wills. It is his kingdom and his choosing.
---Shari on 3/22/06

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Yes he heals today. When he walked on earth all that came to him were healed. But not everyone came to him!
---wes on 3/22/06

"For it is appointed unto man once to die, then after this, the judgment, SO CHRIST was offered up (He met the appointment) to bear the sins of many...."

"Now is the judgment of this world; now is the prince of this world cast out. And I, if I, be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Myself. This He spake signifying the DEATH He would die." (John 12:31-33)
---Linda on 3/22/06

If everyone were healed that asked then I suppose no one would ever die. We are all appointed to die a phyical death once. God has mercy on whom he has mercy.
---Thomas on 3/22/06

Again, no problem believing that we are to live unto righteousness. You can find the evidence of that all over these blogs yet the same folks will say that God only heals those He desires to heal. In that case, the option of forgiveness, even if you ask, is open to God's decision to do so, despite the sacrifice made to exact it.
---Linda on 3/22/06

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and Hebrews 12:2, "Looking unto Jesus.....(why look if you can't see?).
Want a NT Scripture?

1 Peter 2:24 For He bore our own sins in His body upon the tree that we, being dead to sin might live unto righteousness; by His stripes we were healed.
---Linda on 3/22/06

"And when we see Him, we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is."

Without sin, sickness, or infirmity of any kind, the risen Lord seen with the eyes of understanding will result in the expression of the Him you have seen for "as He is, so are we IN THIS WORLD." For those who would say, "Well, we can't "see" Him today, check out Hebrews 2:9 which says, "But we see Jesus (not shall see or might can see, but see)...."
---Linda on 3/22/06

Part 1 Jesus prayed, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

It seems no one here disputes the fact that all in heaven are healed. As a matter of fact, folks will contend that "God may wait to heal you when you get to heaven." However, no one in heaven needs healed because there is no sickness there. Where there is no sickness, there is no need for healing.
---Linda on 3/22/06

Jesus Said by his stripes we are healed.
---betty_2 on 3/22/06

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Of course He does. ALL healing is from God, and is found in 3 sources. 1. Prevention: this is accomplished through exercise and proper nutritional intake, 2. Through normal medical channels, (if this isn't true thrn any Christian in the medical field is sinning), 3. Through Direct Divine intervention. Since I've seen this happen myself, I know this is done.
---WIVV on 2/26/06

Lupe wrote in section 6 "...would be a healing connected to some chastening for sin"
That is where I got what I wrote about my interpertation of your words.
Please clarify if I am wrong.
---John_T on 2/4/06

I believe John T. I refered to that on section 6. "that even if we consider it for healing, it still have a purpose for chastening sin. Is that what you were talking about? let me know. thank you bro.
---Lupe2618 on 2/3/06


Sins are forgiven. Healing is not the same as forgiving. In that you err. In the passage you cite, they are separate ideas, not linked gramatically.

With James 5:15-16, you must also incorporate Isa 53:4, Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:23 into your analysis. Play close attention to the tenses of the verbs in each section.
---John_T on 2/3/06

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7. there is no command for us or demand of us to go to God and ask for physical healings. Can we do it? Of course we can do it. We can "cast all our care on Him" in the general sense; that's part of our "care." We can go before the Lord and say, "Can you glorify yourself in a physical healing or a recovery? Put YOUR glory on display. And the Lord may choose to do that.
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

6. spiritually weak.. But even if we grant that it's some kind of sickness, it say, "Go to the Elders of the church and let them pray over you, and confess your sins." So, in that case, if we take it as a healing, it would be a healing connected to some chastening for sin. The elders of the church prayed on behalf of the person; the person confesses the sin; and when the sin is dealt with, then the reason for the chastening can be set aside. But, apart from the passage in James,
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

5. to the question is, He can do whatever He wants to do. That is not, however, a major emphasis in Scripture. In fact, if you go through the New Testament and try to find a verse that says, "pray for people to be healed," you won't find one. It's not explicitly part of what we do as believers. Paul prayed for deliverance of the thorn in the flesh; didn't get it. In James, we have a situation where "if any is sick among you" which I think has to do with being spiritually wounded,
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

5. so it cannot achieve that same purpose. I remember Elder once ask the question,"How do you know if the tongue speaking is not from the devil?" He ask someone. I thought about that question and that is true. It does not connect the one speaking in tongues to God because there is no connection that others can see. We might say, "That is your belief" and many do say that. Now let go back to the issue of "does the Lord heal believers who pray for healing? And the answer
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

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4. do you see my point? Somebody could say that the witch doctor healed them or the Shaman healed them, or whtever it is. And you might say, "Well, thats your belief." And somebody comes along and says,"I had an illness and God healed me" we as believers, might affirm that, but that does nothing to demonstrate the Deity of Jesus Christ, which was the purpose of those miracles. It does nothing to unarguably enforce the authority of Scripture because there's no immediate connection.
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

3. to that healing. And it was not arguable because there were vast crowds in most cases who saw the touch and heard the voice. Jesus was making that necessary link that was really not arguable. Today, somebody says they were healed..Somebody might say, "Well, your view is that God did it. My view is that you are lucky." A Christian Science could say they were healed (and they do)without medicine..Someone could say they were healed by Allah. Somebody say they were healed by praying to Buddha.
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

2. "You know, I had cancer and I prayed, and I don't have it anymore." That's your belief, but that doesn't say anything to the public at large; that doesn't say anything to people about the power of Jesus Christ because there is no natural connection between what happened to you and Jesus. He's not there, He isn't speaking, and He's not touching, and He's not visible. So, the purpose of Jesus miracles was clearly demonstrated when He was here: it was His voice and it was His touch connected
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

After giving my reasons for why Jesus did those miracles I will now put down the reason why that does not pertain to now. In answer to whether Jesus can still or does still heal is yes. He can do whatever He wants. But, mark this; this is very important to notice; "There is no healing ministry that Jesus can do now that can prove that He is the Messiah. Because there is no way that even if He does heal somebody, that it is necessary to connect that with Him. He's not here, You can say to someone,
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06

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Thank you John T. people that are dead cannot have faith. Is Lazuras going to wake up and say, Lord, I want to go back to been dead, I like it better that way, why did you wake me up? I don't think so, what he will say is, Thank you Lord for giving me another chance at life.
---Lupe2618 on 1/30/06

Lazarus, like all dead people had no faith when Jesus called him from the grave. An excellent book on healing is "The Children's Bread" by Kieth Bailey, Christian Publications, Inc. publisher

Read it,it will give more data than these blogs. Check their web site
---John_T on 1/30/06

Rickey. You are a great faith man. Now, weren't there some dead and lunatic who were not able to excercise their own faith? So sometimes, could it not have been the faith of Jesus? The prayer of faith in James 5 also does not always come from the sick person does it? Generally speaking, you are correct, but there seems to be an exception to most things.
---john on 1/29/06

Healing does depend on our faith. When Jesus went about preaching & teaching folks were healed by their faith not His. The woman with issue of blood extended her faith and was the only one healed in that crowd. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
---Rickey on 1/29/06

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Hello Dory, I was giving John 20:30,31. Not Romans 10:17. that verse is a follow up to what Paul is explaining his heart's desire for Israel to be saved. He knew they had a zeal for God but not according to knowledge. He goes on to explain God's righteousness. In verse 17 he explains "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the work of God." How could they call on Him in whom they have not believe? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? Faith In Christ as Savior.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

Lupe - 'These are WRITTEN that you might believe' because 'faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of God' (Romans 10:17).
---DoryLory on 1/29/06

7. so they could have faith in healing, but that through healing they could believe He was the Son of God, the promised Messiah.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

6. The Gospeld were written to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in order that they might believe on Him and thereby receive eternal life. Its purpose is stated in these words, "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His name". He did not heal
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

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5. God says, "I have mercy on whom I have mercy, I have compassion on whom I have compassion. It is not the will of man but the will of God. Faith is given to each believer to depend on Christ. Faith is not a force to be depended on. We are to be depended upon Christ. The faith we have makes us assure of our salvation, without it we would not know Christ as Lord. That is the unbelief those people in scripture didn't have. That He was the Messiah.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

4. There is no question that God heals whom He wants, the problem is the way we use it now. How much faith is needed? Not enough faith is how much? is the number, 80%, 99%. Its easy to say he didn't have enough faith to someone when God decides not to heal someone. You put the blame on the person for unbelief. Shira is not the only person that has lost someone. For anyone to suggest that she or whoever was praying for her didn't have enough faith is so wrong.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

3. This was not unbelief that He could heal, but unbelief that He was the Promised Messiah. The Son of God. Because all signs show that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The difference from then to now, is not to prove whether Jesus is the Messiah or not but that you have faith in healing. It is not anyway used today with the same purpose. Their purpose now is to have faith in faith, as a force and if you don't have that faith it was your fault. It has nothing to do with unbelief in Jesus been the Messiah.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

3. This was not unbelief that He could heal, but unbelief that He was the Promised Messiah. The Son of God. Because all signs show that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The difference from then to now, is not to prove whether Jesus is the Messiah or not but that you have faith in healing. It is not anyway used today with the same purpose. Their purpose now is to have faith in faith, as a force and if you don't have that faith it was your fault. It has nothing to do with unbelief in Jesus been the Messiah.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

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2. a greater condemnation. verse 6, "He marveled because of their unbelief" Marveled, means Jesus was completely astonished and amazed at Nazareth's reaction to Him, His teaching, and His miracles. He was not surprised at the fact of the people's unbelief, but at how they could reject Him while claiming to know all about Him. Remember, v.3. Faith should have been the responce in that town in Galilee, the region where Christ did so many miracles and so much teaching.
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

Ann, I believe Mark 6:5,6, if read in its context, "is not to suggest that His power was somehow diminished by their unbelief. It suggest that because of their unbelief people were not coming to Him for healing or miracles the same way they did in Capermaum and Jerusalem. Or, more importantly it may signify that Christ limited His ministry both as an act of mercy, so that the exposure to greater light would not result in a worse hardening that would only subject them to a
---Lupe2618 on 1/29/06

ALL healing is Divine healing. But, it presents itself in at least 3 forms: 1. Preventative actions, (such as proper nutritional intake and exercises,) 2. Medical treatment, (if this is not acurate than any Christian in the medical field is sinning, 3. Super Natural Intervention, (where God just heals without the exsistance of the other two.) But, again, let me point out ALL healing is Divine.
---WIVV on 1/28/06

Beloved, I wish above ALL things, that you would prosper and be in HEALTH even as your soul prospereths. He said 'I am the G-d that healeth thee', and that Healing is the children's bread. Yes, healing is still for today.
---anon on 1/28/06

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Ann - when Jesus says 'according to your faith be it unto you' He is choosing to limit Himself to our faith. It isn't that He has to do it that way ... it's just the way He's chosen to do it. When I say His hands are tied or that He is prevented from doing something it's because He chosen to operate this way in the world ... not because He isn't capable. He's Almighty, all powerful but He's chosen to limit Himself to our faith. That's the way I see it.
---DoryLory on 1/28/06

Re; Mark 6:5- I was going by what the footnotes in my NIV say with regards to that verse: "It was not that Jesus did not have power to perform miracles at Nazareth, but that He chose not to in such a climate of unbelief." Makes sense to me. If people don't believe, why bother? To say He couldn't is to limit Jesus' power. Nobody can tie God's hands. What He does or doesn't do is His choice. It was even His choice to go to the cross- He didn't have to, but He chose to.
---Ann5758 on 1/28/06

Shira - I'm so sorry you lost your precious daughter!! I've said this many times on this site before, no one has the right to determine whether anyone has enough faith or not. When it comes to praying for sick people there can be many things that affect the outcome and faith is BUT ONE (a very important one but not the only one). We don't know the beginning from the end ... only God does ... so we have no business judging one another.
---DoryLory on 1/28/06

Ann - that passage is an example of how Jesus wanted to heal the sick people but was prevented from doing so BECAUSE the people would not receive Him (just like you and Jerry said). It was their own unbelief that tied the hands of God and prevented Him from healing. It wasn't Jesus' decision to not heal, it was the people's choice to not believe. Jesus was amazed at their unbelief ... He wanted to heal. It's a perfect example, demonstrating that God's will is not always performed in the world.
---DoryLory on 1/28/06

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God does heal if it is His will. When my daughter was dying with cancer, someone had the nerve to tell me I didn't have enough faith. That borders on stupid. She is healed and in heaven now.
---shira on 1/28/06

Dory: Although Jesus did not heal them all, He wanted to, but could not because of their unbelief.
---jerry6593 on 1/28/06

Of coarse Jesus is willing to heal today. IS there any Scripture to teach us any different? I think the only problem lies with us.
---john on 1/28/06

Yes jesus does still heal today
---Betty on 1/28/06

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Jesus healed ALL who asked him. Healing is in the Atonement, for Isaiah says, " his stripes you were healed." That same pericope is quoted by both Matthew, and Peter.

Isaiah, Matthew and Peter all write about healing due to the stripes of Jesus as a past event, that has effect in the present.

Unless one can find a verse that says, "Jesus no longer heals after thus-and-such" he must therefore heal today.
---John_T on 1/27/06

Dory, I don't think that's what those verses meant..He was not accepted in His hometown, so because of the unbelief there, He chose not to perform a lot of miracles, but it says He did lay hands on a few people & heal them. I don't see it saying He turned anyone away.
---Ann5758 on 1/27/06

I am so glad that the Lord is still in the healing business today to those who have faith and believe. His word is the same yesterday, today and forever. I am a living witness today, as someone who should have been dead, but because of prayers and the grace of God am alive to tell others that the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, still saves, delivers and heals.
---Kacee on 1/27/06

Jesus healed ALL people that came to him in faith believing. But those without faith either did not come to him, or they came to him not believing that he could heal them, so these remained sick: this is the sick person's choice, and not Jesus' refusal or inability to heal, for Jesus has ALL power in heaven and earth. Even the father of the demon-possessed son knew this. Please read Mark 9:23,24.
---Eloy on 1/27/06

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Alan - No, Jesus didn't heal every sick person He came across. (Mark 6:5,6).
---DoryLory on 1/27/06

yes, he is willing, and he does heal today.
---Eloy on 1/27/06

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