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The fact that motor cars have accidents does not mean that we won’t learn how to drive again and that does not also mean that whenever we want to go on a long journey we must go on foot so as to avoid accidents. Also, because the concept of Healing is a subject that many people don’t want to listen to does not mean that we shouldn’t teach it or know about it again.
At a time, I was teaching about Divine healing and health and someone confronted me that it’s not real and he provided some Biblical proofs for me and the proofs were on the case study of Timothy, Trophimus and Epaphroditus.
Let’s check what was written about them:
1 Timothy 5:23
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
From this passage you can see that Timothy as dear as he was to Paul, he was having some infirmities and it was obvious that he usually fell sick.
2 Timothy 4:20
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
This is another dear son of Timothy named TROPHIMUS, we can see that he was left at Miletum not to followed Paul on his journey because of his health issue and he was also a Christian.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Here’s Uncle Epaphroditus too, a dear companion of Paul. He was even restricted from embarking on a mission trip because he was in “coma”.
It’s possible that you too might have come across these passages and be doubting Divine health but may I tell you that that thought is whispered to you by the devil? Infact, that little whisper is the reason why some do not walk in the reality of Divine Health.
Now, to demystify that myth, take note of the following:
- Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Bible says that we should keep our gaze on Jesus because He’s our perfect example (Check my post on JESUS WAS SICK) not Timothy, Trophilos or Epaphroditus not even Paul. Jesus is the only one that portrays our salvation. If we can get a point to support Jesus’ illnesses then sickness is our right but if not, Divine health is our reality.
- You should understand the fact that anointing may not work for grown up believers at some time but faith can always work for them ( I’ll be starting a series on this note very soon: Faith vs Anointing).
So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
Paul was the spiritual father of the three personalities we are looking at and we can see that God had been operating powerfully in the miraculous and healing of the sick through him but the reason why they couldn’t get healed was that they didn’t have faith for Divine healing but they believed in the operational power of the Anointing to heal. It may even be that they too had ministered healing through the anointing themselves because they were evangelists (and the gifts of healing do accompany the ministerial office of an evangelist) but they did not work on their faith.
So, here’s my admonition to you:
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Be a follower of Jesus and those who inherited the promise of Divine Health through Faith and patience. If you have once battled with sickness divinely at a time or the other, you would realize that it takes patience to come out of it and also remember that the just shall live by by his faith not his father’s faith.
Which side do you fall to?
Do you believe in Divine Healing and Health? Confess your possession in the comment box.