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Must We Have Faith For Healing

Must a person have faith to be healed? Surely we can exercise as much faith as Lazarus did, goodness he was dead. And the fact that he was dead seems to answer this question for me. What do you say?

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What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
MARK 11:24

The prime condition that Jesus insisted upon was faith. Over and over again you read in the Bible, "According to your faith be it done unto you!
Their faith was their great expectancy , that something miraculous would happen. And therefore it was.
---Mark on 3/19/08

I say that it does require faith to get healed. Reason being, Hebrews 11:6, without faith it is impossible to please God. We can know that it's God's will to heal us, but if we don't use our faith to get it, we won't.
Jesus went to His own hometown & could only do a few works because of unblief(Mark 6:4-6)
---Rickey on 3/17/08

You can have faith for yourself to be healed and you can have faith for another person to be healed. I had to get a word from God if it was HIS will to heal my mother of a rare muscle disease. When he gave me scriptures on healing, I began to pray those over my mother and eventually she was healed. I believed what He told me and acted upon HIS words and she was eventually healed. Make sense?
---Donna9759 on 5/19/07

True faith (the kind that results in works like the book of James talks about) values those "outside the gate".

"Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

The city is way bigger than our vision permits us to see sometimes.
---Linda6563 on 6/13/06

Part 4 Obviously many people were healed when the waters were stirred...and all that before Jesus EVER showed up...otherwise they wouldn't have continued to show up at the pool. What hindered their healing that day was selfishness. We were healed by His stripes (1 Peter 2:24). If we really believe that and have the faith of God, we will give it away to those who are hurting.
---Linda6563 on 6/13/06

Part 3 "Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

"Mat 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me."
---Linda6563 on 6/13/06

Part 2 Those who were selfishly unaware of anyone other than themselves not only missed their healing but also the blessing of that One Man Jesus who had shown up in their midst. Just goes to show you that if you are selfishly unaware of those around you who are hurting, you are probably just as unaware of Jesus.
---Linda6563 on 6/13/06

Part 1 "Consider all those other sick people lying at the Sheep Pool waiting for the angel to trouble the water....Jesus healed only ONE of them."

Jesus healed the one who could have never made it by himself, the one no one would stoop down to help, the one left behind so that everyone else could get what they wanted first. He who is first shall be last and the last shall be first.
---Linda6563 on 6/13/06

If we make ourselves that of a beggar and constantly covet what the Lord's table has abundance of, we miss out on knowing him.

Know him well, your spirit will be healed, and from there all things become possible.

There's no formula that has to be kept track of when the spirit is in you, this is no magic show, the spirit gives life as it pleases to them that ask in faith.
---Pharisee on 6/6/06

Eloy, I'm glad you pointed that out. I like that story in particular because she kept saying to herself that if she touched the hem of His garment she'd be made whole. There's the law of seedtime & harvest; she sowed the words of her mouth & recieved the harvest of healing.
[Proverbs 18:20-21; Mark 11:23; Job 22:28; 2Corinthians 4:13; Romans 10:9-10]
---Rickey on 6/4/06

.jack, recall all the people touching Jesus, but only one woman had the faith for healing, she said if I could just press through and touch his garment I KNOW THAT I WILL BE HEALED. She did not say, If the Lord wills, if I touch Jesus maybe I'll be healed, or doctors say there's no cure so I'll never get cured. But she KNEW the Lord's power. After receiving her healing, Jesus turned around and said "Who touched me?" eventhough many were touching him, her touch was different- it was faithfilled.
---Eloy on 6/4/06

Consider the lame beggar who lay by the Beautiful Gate of the Temple. How many times must Jesus Himself have seen him there?

Everyone in all Jerusalem must have known of this man--if not all Judea. Here he was, lying by the main gate of the Temple itself!

Yet nothing was done for him until after the Ascension and the intercession of Peter and John.
---Jack on 6/4/06

Consider all those other sick people lying at the Sheep Pool waiting for the angel to trouble the water.

You can't say they didn't have faith to be healed. They wouldn't have been there otherwise.

Yet, apparently, Jesus healed only ONE of them.
---Jack on 6/4/06

Jesus commonly asked, Do you believe that I can do you believe that I can open your blind eyes, etc. etc. And the person would answer, Yes Lord I believe. Then Jesus said, be it done to you according to your faith, your faith has made you whole, etc. One said, Lord I believe, help you mine unbelief. Thus those with faith got healed, and those without faith stayed sick. He did not many miracles in some places for their unbelief.
---Eloy on 6/3/06

Jack, you got it. The idea that "faith" is always necessary for healing, is proved untrue by examples in the Bible (and in the world today) My faith is not in FAITH, but in the all wise GOD our Saviour. God doesn't work by our rules. He heals anyone at any time and in any spiritual condition. If a person isn't healed after continued prayer in faith, no need to blame ourselves (or worse, the sick person) OR GOD. Sickness, even death, is not the worst thing that can happen to a Christian.
---Donna2277 on 6/3/06

The only faith jesus ever asked people for was their faith in him, to believe he was the messiah, Jesus' faith healed them because he knew the payment for their curse was to be paid by his death ordained before the foundation of the world.
---Exzucuh on 6/3/06

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You've asked a good question, Donna.

It seems to me that the issue in this case is not the faith of the apostles, bystanders, or Malchus himself.

Rather, it's the sovereign will and act of our incarnate God Jesus Christ.

Perhaps this is the key element in ALL healings?
---Jack on 6/3/06

I say by the brutal beating our saviour took we were healed, mind, body, and soul. Salvation fully defined is rescue, safety, deliverance, and health. I say receive the gift in its entirety with unwavering confidence and thanksgiving. "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:". (Gal. 3:13) To answer the question. No. (Rom. 9:15) "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy.....". Example. (luke. 22:51, Jn. 9:1-7).
---Josef on 6/3/06

Yes, faith is required, Jesus asked Lazarus' sister if she believed and she said Yes. Jesus said to her, "Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?" John 11:22-27,40. As for Marcus, it was his faith and Judas' and the soldiers who came to arrest him. So much so that when Jesus said, I am, they all went backward and fell to the ground. Please read John 18:3-6.
---Eloy on 6/3/06

Who had the faith for healing when Jesus replaced Malcus' ear? The disciple who had slashed it off? The disciples who fled the scene? The chief priests and elders who accompanied Judas?
---Donna2277 on 6/2/06

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God created our universe with his words...He didn't need permission from anyone.

With all good and perfect gifts coming from the Father what can we say when someone's illness has mysteriously left them and they believed what the doctor said...'you have _______ years/months/weeks left'?

God's Power never required our faith only his sovreign rule over all things.
---Pharisee on 6/2/06

This is a subject that cannot be covered in 85 words, A person does not need faith to be healed but the person praying for them does and their faith can be nothing more than a prayer or anointing with oil or using the name of Jesus. A rhema word is all a person needs to minister healing, because faith comes when you hear the word spoken to you. To be a minister of healing to people you need authority and it comes from Jesus.
---Exzuc6636 on 6/2/06

Yes one must have faith in God for a healing. Without faith it is impossible to please God. You must remember, Lazarus's sister's Mary and Martha, their faith in Jesus is what done it. Lazarus was dead, and the dead know nothing. Mary and Martha knew Jesus would bring their brother back to life. Faith is the subtance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1
---Rebecca_D on 6/2/06

Mark 11:22-24 is another statement that shows that faith is required. When Jesus went about healing folks He usually told them, " your faith has made you whole" or
"According to YOUR FAITH be it unto you."(Matthew 9:29)
Faith isn't complicated though. It's just as simple as it was when you use it to get saved.(Ephesians 2:8-9) We just have to renew our minds(Romans 12:2-3;10:17)
---Rickey on 6/2/06

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