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Lack Of A Healing

Some Christians are devastated by how pastors treat them when healing does not happen. Pastors accuse that there is lack of faith, or there is a sin in the life of the believer when those who are sick are not healed. Is that true?

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What is the track-record of the pastor's prayers to result in healing?.. it can't always be the fault of the sick person. Prayer to be healed has to be according to the faith of the person praying as well as the faith of the sick person.
A pastor should teach healing by faith, then if his faith is strong, relying on the anointing of God, then give an alter call to pray for the sick. All things being equal, healing should result. If not, blame should not be assigned, but just keep teaching healing by faith and encourage confession of healing verses.

The matter of not getting healed because of sin in one's life is not a Biblical statement. James says to pray for the sick and if he sinned it shall be forgiven him.. so that he be healed.
---Ianns on 11/30/19

same old answers that does NOT APPLY IN THE REAL WORLD. I have heard REAL LIFE stories where children DIE because stupid people told them not to go to the doctor & get medical attention but pray & WAIT for God to answer prayer. BRAINWASHING. but the same stupid people will do the very opposite they advice other. they go to doctors for healing. IT IS brainwashing that they received from stupid pastors who sit down & 'give me your money' & God will shower you with more.

---mike on 4/3/18

The lame man was healed without faith.
Acts 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple, 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
---michael_e on 3/3/18

NurseRobert wrote: "Sometime, God says no."

And WHATEVER you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith and doubt not.

And what about: ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock, and it will be opened to you.

And what about: WHATEVER you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

And what about: If you abide in Jesus, and his words abide in you, ask WHATEVER you wish, and it will be done for you.

God NEVER says "no" to the one who believes. You, NurseRobert, may have the knowledge of God, but deny his power.
---Steveng on 3/13/17

ALL prayers are answered.

If you believe otherwise then you are calling God a liar.

---Steveng on 3/12/17

Yes, all prayers are answered. It just may NOT be the answer you want. Sometime, God says no.
---NurseRobert on 3/13/17

ALL prayers are answered.

If you believe otherwise then you are calling God a liar.

Christians make all kinds of excuses because a prayer was not answered (e.g. "It wasn't in the will of God") It is written that all prayers are answered when it comes from the hearth without doubting.
---Steveng on 3/12/17

No mike, it is not true. What it is and everyone should know is that God is Sovereign, and as Sovereign He has control of everyone life, whether you pray or not for someone.
He does not wait for someone to pray, yet we are told to pray for one another. When we pray we should always ask for the will of God. If it is His will to save someone at any certain time He will. God has our appointed time, and it will happen when it is time. He gives us the breath of life and He takes it away at our appointed time.
---Luke on 3/11/17

Hi Mike, once my daughter was very sick and had to be hospitalized. She was in serious condition. Friends from all over the country started sending us messages they were praying for my daughter's recovery. She asked me why God had allowed this to happen to her. Immediately the thought came to me and I told her that God allowed her to become ill in order to draw others close to him. Her sickness was the cause for, and I'm guessing, maybe around a 100 people to go to him in prayer. She did finally recover. Since then she has told others who were sick.

Please remember my friend:
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
---Trey on 3/9/17

"it wasn't in God's will," etc.
---Steveng on 3/7/17

Luke 22:42

Even Jesus understood that God's will is not necessarily the answer WE want...
---NurseRobert on 3/8/17

Yes, God can test our faith, but he will always answer our prayers for it is expressly written that he will answer ALL our prayers in Jesus' name and without doubting - even to ask the mountain to 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

Denominational "churches" teach their members to doubt by using such excuses as "it wasn't in God's will," etc.
---Steveng on 3/7/17

Those who blame people for their "lack of faith" are fraud.

God may chose not to heal us, but gives us trials to strengthen us. (1 Peter 1:6-7)

Months ago, I was diagnosed with renal cancer. I had surgery to remove the tumor, but at my 6 month followup the doctors found a tumor in my lung. I'm in the middle of a workup for this, but I'm pretty sure its cancer.

God is taking care of me. Whether he chooses to heal or not, I know that God loves me
---NurseRobert on 3/6/17

"Your faith has healed you."

God's will has nothing to do with healing or any other miracles. Using the phrase "God's will" is just an excuse "christians" use who think that a miracle or healing didn't work because it wasn't God's will.

ANY christian can perform miracles or healing to another person who has faith (without doubting). Christians have the ability to perform miracles and healings greater than Jesus, he said so himself. Ask God the Father for ANYTHING in Jesus' name and it shall be done.

For those of you who doubt what I just wrote is weak in the faith and doubt what Jesus said.
---Steveng on 3/5/17

God is in charge of healing, not us.

Remember tha lame man by the Pool of Bethesda. There were a lot of sick people ethere, but Jesus healed only ONE.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/4/17

Our faith is not in a healing, but in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation (Rom 1:16, Rom 4:25, 1 Cor 15:1-4). Walking by faith does not describe a healing (2 Cor 5:7).
God did everything necessary to save your soul by the cross of Christ. If there is something left for God to do for you, then he has not done it all, and you are not complete in Him. Without the truth, people believe lies, they become gullible.
If you believe the grace of God is sufficient, then the Bible says you are complete in Christ, even if you are physically infirmed (Col 2:10, 2 Cor 12:9). Put your hope in the Lord, not in a healing.
---michael_e on 1/30/17

There are a thousand and one reasons that people do not get healed. THE MAIN ONE, "THY WILL BE DONE."

Ironically, those who push the envelope, do not much site, "THESE SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY THOSE WHO BELIEVE. IN MY NAME, THEY WILL HEAL THE SICK, THEY WILL CAST OUT DEMONS." Also there is the anointing of oil. It seems to me that more signs should accompany believers. All us need a miracle.
---mike4879 on 1/29/17

//Nicole_Lacey wrote: "Why are people going to Pastors for healings anyway?"
Because the bible tells us so?---Steveng on 10/30/16


You took my comment out of context.

This is why I made that statement:

***Everyone is overlooking one thing:

Why are people going to Pastors for healings anyway?

Why don't you all tell everyone to PRAY to God for a healing instead of asking another man to pray for you?

One set of rules for Catholics and One set of rules for Protestants!---Nicole_Lacey on 8/16/16

The last statement is the reason I made the comment you quoted.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/2/16

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Nicole, you are so right. That is happening many times in some churches. If people could heal, would you not think they would go to St. Jude and heal all the children there, even babies? That would be one of the places I would go if I could heal people. Why keep it secret.
The reason it does not happen is because people cannot heal other people, like they do in some churches. That is not even real healing.
I am not talking about the healing that doctors do. And even they (the doctors) are moved by the power of God to heal someone. Real healing whether spiritual are physical is done by the will of God.
---Luke on 10/31/16

For divine healing to be a source of reasonable comfort and hope it must work more than sometimes. Without certainty, healing turns into a divine lottery
There is a better hope than healing.
Paul speaks more about hope than any other writer.
Hope in healing is misplaced. The hope Paul speaks about is in the Lord Jesus Christ who through his grace gives an everlasting hope.
Hope of eternal life (Titus 1:2).
Hope of resurrection (1 Thess 4:13).
Hope of glory (Rom 8:18).
Hope of a redeemed body (Rom 8:23-24).
Hope of a short and light affliction (2 Cor 4:17-18).
Hope of salvation (1 Thess 5:8).
Hope of consolation (2 Cor 1:7).
Hope of the Lords return (Titus 2:13).
---michael_e on 10/30/16

Nicole_Lacey wrote: "Why are people going to Pastors for healings anyway?"

Because the bible tells us so? It also says that ANYONE is able to heal, but faith plays a very important role in the healing.
---Steveng on 10/30/16

Actually to call Peter the Rock in Matthew 16:18, is to contradict all other scriptures on the subject. ---Jamea7799 on 10/29/16

This is a classic example of why we are told, Pr 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Jesus is talking in Mt 16:18. Is He confused? Does He contradict Himself? Is He Spiritually blind? Does Jesus lie? Is God EVER wrong?
---aservant on 10/29/16

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call Peter the Rock in Matthew 16:18, is to contradict all other scriptures.//

NOT saying Peter is the Rock is to contradicting Jesus

//God only is a Rock in II Samuel 22:32 Psalms 18:31.//

Not NT where Jesus is speaking.

Let me understand?

Believe God in the OT, but Not Jesus' own Words in NT?

//Psalms 61:2 (David) is referring to Christ Jesus as his Rock.//

David NEVER met Jesus, so we KNOW he WASN'T referring to Christ Jesus!

//Peter even calls Jesus the Rock I Peter 2:8.//

No, he called Jesus the Cornerstone.

//While John calls Peter/Cephas a stone, John1:42---Jamea/

You added that word stone.

Because Cephas has ONLY one meaning and translated ONE WAY: Rock.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/29/16

Actually to call Peter the Rock in Matthew 16:18, is to contradict all other scriptures on the subject.

We are told that God only is a Rock in II Samuel 22:32 and Psalms 18:31. When we read of David cry to be lead to the Rock in Psalms 61:2 it is plain to see that he is referring to Christ Jesus as his Rock.

In I Corinthians 10:4, Paul states that Christ is the Spiritual Rock, He is also the saints sole Foundation, I Corinthians 3:11.

Peter even calls Jesus the Rock in I Peter 2:8. While John calls Peter/Cephas a stone, John 1:42
---Jamea7799 on 10/29/16

Samuel, Peter is correct. Slowly read the Passage again.

Peter calls Jesus the Corner Stone.

Jesus calls Peter the Rock HE will build His Church on TOP of Peter.

What is a Corner Stone? It's in the corner, thus the name.

Ephesians 2:20-21
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone, In whom all the building fitly framed together.

You see, Paul agrees

Paul is CALLING Jesus the Corner Stone!

Look up and read it Samuel.


Jesus, HIMSELF being the corner stone...framing TOGETHER (corner stone holds 2 sides! (Jewish and Gentiles)

Why are you arguing?
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/7/16

So you say Peter is contradicting Jesus. That Peter doesn't understand what Jesus said. That those who work to build on Peter should ignore the words of peter. So it is okay to not believe the words of peter.

So should we throw out the words of Paul too. Since he doesn't understand the words of Jesus either.

Ephesians 2:20,21
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone, In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

How much of the Bible do you throw away?
---Samuelbb7 on 9/6/16

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//Peter tells us who is the foundation. We should listen to him.//

Better yet, listen to Jesus.

Jesus said Peter is the ROCK foundation of His Church Matt 16:13-19

Jesus NEVER calls Himself the ROCK. Never.

If you disagree please disagree with Scripture.

Jesus calls Himself the CORNERSTONE.

That stone isn't placed underneath but at the corner of two stone. It is very larger stable stone.

//1Peter 2:4-8 To whom coming, as unto a living stone,..Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone..the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence,...--Samuelbb7

A Corner stone is a rock, but at at different location.

Peter is the foundation LAYED by Jesus.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/6/16

Most importanti spiritual healing , Worry more about this life - or future designation ?
---RichardC on 9/5/16

Peter tells us who is the foundation. We should listen to him.

1Peter 2:4-8 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence,...
---Samuelbb7 on 9/5/16

//PETER had that authority. NOBODY ELSE did.//

Not true, Paul taught Timothy and Titus how to be Bishops of their Church.

Please explain 1 Cor 5:1-8?

Paul is throwing some one out of the Church as if he was present. Saying "I pronounce judgment.."

//Yet you claim that a whole slew of others also had the keys. Were they better than the other 11 apostles?---StrongAxe on 9/4/16//

Not better, but Jesus did have His Favorites.

Peter, James the greater and John

But Jesus DID call Peter BLESSED and gave him the keys. Remember it was because God the Father gave Peter the CORRECT answer to Jesus' question. Matthew 16:13-17
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/5/16

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Your faith has healed you. What more can be said?
---Steveng on 9/3/16

Nicole Lacey Thank you but I have seen it and you are right it is a beautiful story. I am impressed at the number of different species that have had a relationship with another kind. Perhaps we hear about it more but the stories are delightful and a surprise. I love them.
---Darlene_1 on 8/23/16

Darlene, quick go on the internet and type in 'injured Fox surrounded by family of lions'. It's a beautiful story. It's not a video, but has pictures telling you could what happened to the injured Fox.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/20/16

Nicole, I agree with much of what you say. There are, indeed, some pastors in the 'so-called' - healing ministry who give the impression, that it is the sick person's lack of faith which prevented any healing taking place. These pastors want the congregation to see healing (whether real or fake) as it brings in money to their church by attracting more desperate people.

I don't believe that a genuine man of God would blame the sick person. He'd be more likely to say 'perhaps this wasn't the time or place' or that 'maybe God had a better plan for that individual' and would suggest that all the church should spend more time in prayer for the person. We must all remember that everything must be in God's will, even healing someone.
---Rita_H on 8/18/16

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//Nicole, I don't know anyone who has got mad at a pastor when they have not been healed but if they do it will be because their faith is in the pastor and not in God.---Rita_H on 8/17/16

Just read the title of this blog.

A feeling of devastation is worst than getting mad.

//Some Christians are devastated by how pastors treat them when healing does not happen. Pastors accuse that there is lack of faith, or there is a sin in the life...
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/17/16

Nicole, I don't know anyone who has got mad at a pastor when they have not been healed but if they do it will be because their faith is in the pastor and not in God. Pastors are just a go-between, asking God to heal the sick person. We can do the same if we truly believe that God can heal.

Nowhere in scripture are we told to place our faith in a pastor (who is just another human being on the planet). Likewise, no pastor should ever give the impression that HE is the one who heals (when healings take place in his church). He should always place the emphasis on God and take no credit himself and the person healed should give glory to God for the healing and never say 'that man healed me.'
---Rita_H on 8/17/16

Rita, you gave the best defense to my question.

But if this is the case, why would they get mad at the Pastor if no healing occurs?

Because you and I know people are truly looking for their Pastor to God on their behalf.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/16/16

It is good to have others pray for us when we have health issues. Christians should be able to share with others more than non-Christians can and when we share in this way it often involves prayer to God asking Him to help us with whatever troubles us. When being sick is the problem Christian friends get together, often with the sick person, and pray for healing.

It isn't a case of going to the pastor for healing but more so that the church can, together, pray TO GOD for the person to be healed.

This happened in my church recently when I was very ill and it was wonderful.
---Rita_H on 8/16/16

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Everyone is overlooking one thing:

Why are people going to Pastors for healings anyway?

Why don't you all tell everyone to PRAY to God for a healing instead of asking another man to pray for you?

One set of rules for Catholics and One set of rules for Protestants!
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/16/16

word of faith movement? really? go to a church & you will hear 99.9% of pastors quote malachi 3:10 - give your 10% & god will shower you with blessings. it is nearly the same thing. I most Christians have that mentality. when you suffer or struggle you are accused of lack of faith, not a Christian. as a matter of fact a person named LUKE said the same thing, accused me of 'you are not a Christian' bec you are struggling.
---mike on 8/15/16

really? word of faith movement? that is what NON-word of faith pastors teach too. I have plenty of experience from your regular Christians.
---mike on 8/12/16

NurseRobert I am so pleased to hear that your surgery is over and that God is making it clear to you that He is in charge. Having been in a similar situation recently (and still recovering) I know how it feels. You have a long road ahead of you and God will be with you all the way. It is wonderful to be able to trust a loving God at such times.
---Rita_H on 8/11/16

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Nurse Robert said, Does God heal us?? Yes, I believe he does, in many different ways.

I am ill several different ways. I would love to go to Lourdes to drink the healing water, but so far, I have never found a patron willing to pay my way. Besides that, in the past, I have prayed about it, and God has never given me a release to go.

No big deal. I am being healed spiritually and mentally, if not physically. I am down to four meds a daywell, five, if you count pain killers, so even there I am being healed.

The healing comes from God, and not from any man. Pope Francis, Benny Hinn, any of the others cannot heal. Only God.
---Monk_Brendan on 8/11/16

Faith healers that blame the parishioner because they don't get healed are frauds, plan and simple.

Does God heal us?? Yes, I believe he does, in many different ways.

4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with renal cancer. Last week I had surgery and had the tumor and kidney removed. I truly believe it was God guiding the hands of the doctor who performed the surgery and I believe I have been healed from this...

Healing comes in many ways. To blame the sick... well, I have no time for hypocrites..
---NurseRobert on 8/10/16

Jehovah - Rophe - The Lord Heals - Ex 15:25-26

God, The Father is the Healer.

Jn 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

When folks get healed, it is because the Father has consented to heal them. All flesh involved in God's healing, are just the tools of the "Surgeon", even Jesus.

Anointed, gifted flesh does not have its own power to heal, but they have been given Faith that can activate God's healing. Still, Father must command healing.
---aservant on 8/10/16


Right! Also, if that were true, it would be doubly true for faith-and-prosperity televangelists who are constantly begging people to send them money. If their ministries were "free of sin", they would not constantly be running out of money (because God fails to provide, due to their sin).
---StrongAxe on 8/10/16

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No, it is not true. It is another lie from a greedy group of people who have realised just how gullible/desperate some 'religious' people are. Some people are so desperate to be cured of their ills they will believe these lies but the bible does not tell us that we must pay for any healing unless we are referring to the charges made for medication etc.

Supernatural healing, if received, was never acquired because of the cash placed in the box of a greedy/corrupt church.

God gives His gifts to whom He chooses and to some He does give the gift of healing but not so that the person with the gift can become a millionaire. The gift is for Him to show the love and power of God to others.

Shame on those who fake this gift.
---Rita_H on 8/10/16


They tell you if you want to be healed, you must first SOW A SEED, send them money.

If you are not healed, they tell you it is because of your lack of faith, or your seed has become dormant.

To increase your faith or reactivate you dormant seed, you must plant another seed, send more money.

If people would only study their BIBLE, they will know these things clearly go against what is written in SCRIPTURE!!!
---Rob on 8/9/16

Why some people are healed and some are not, I have no idea. However I know that faith is not something that we muster up through our own strength or force of will and that we all in and of ourselves fall short of the glory of God, and the Father does not discriminate between His children. It is apparent to me that healing is an act of His will, however this only leads me into further confusion, because I know that His will is revealed in His word. According to His word by the stripes of Jesus we, as believers, were healed, the beating was physical, so I have to believe the healing is physical. Why that healing is not manifest in each and every one of us remains a mystery to me. Apart from this reality, Father's grace is sufficient. 2 Co. 12:9
---Josef on 8/10/16

After giving this question (Is that true?) more thought, I can confidently and honestly answer no, based on the verse I referenced previously. Father reminded me that His Divine influence and loving kindness is enough for me to be content in whatever state I find myself: for His power and virtue matures and completes me spiritually through whatever sickness or disease I may experience in life. Therefore I should rejoice through those trials rather than lamenting in them, that His burden removing, yoke destroying power may rest upon, and work within me. He knows what we can bare and will never allow us to experience more than that, which amount to more for some than others in this life. Therein lies the answer concerning healing.
---Josef on 8/10/16

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