Does healing still happen today?

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of seeing much in the way of healing.

I’ve been in meetings where people have been prayed for who walked for the first time, or whose hearing was restored. I’ve seen arthritis disappear, legs lengthened, epilepsy healed. (It’s not that I prayed for most of these people–just that I witnessed these things first hand.)

I used to have a heart arrhythmia that would occur several times per day. Once it went on for so long I nearly went to the E.R. Although we were living here in the States at the time, I was back in London at a meeting where Paul Cain (a prophet) was speaking. In the middle of the meeting he asked anyone who had a heart condition to stand up. I, along with several dozen others, stood. He prayed a brief, couple of sentence prayer and we all sat down again. I’ve never had  that arrhythmia again!

I know Jesus still heals today.

In my current study of healing, I’ve been examining some of the conditions that Jesus healed when he walked this earth. Here are some of the definitions I’ve found from the Greek words that are used:

Noson: translated as sickness or disease

Malakion: a softness or weakness, a disease that weakens the victim, loss of muscle etc.

Kakos: bad, evil, inwardly foul, rotten, poisoned

Basanos: a touchstone used to test metals, examined by torture, torture, torment

Seleniazonemous: one being “moonized,” lunatic, epileptic

Paralutikos: paralytic (palsy)

So take a verse like Matthew 4:23:

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogs, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness (noson) and all kinds of disease (malakion) among the people. Then his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to him all sick (kakos) people who were afflicted with various diseases (noson) and torments (basanos), and those who were demon possessed, epileptic (seleniazonemous) and paralytics (paralutikos) and he healed them.

As a doctor (in a previous life) I find this fascinating. Jesus healed every kind of disease.

I long to see that happen again.

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  • Ann Johnstone

    Oh but it does happen today. As I have mentioned previously, I have been supernaturally healed of all kinds of sickness, broken bones, a heart condition, severe asthma, and more. And I’ve kept the Xrays and medical reports as evidence that immediate healing took place. In western countries that is perhaps unusual, but in more primitive parts of the world, where medical care is not immediately available, it seems to be much more common. The question is, In whom do we put our trust? I respect my doctor, but put my faith in Jesus’ healing power.

  • Isak Andrè Wøien

    Yes, it happens all the time. I have seen people come back in an instant after a life of psychosis and trauma. And I have seen the Holy Ghost in action between men in despair.
    I thank the Lord for letting me see these events of light with my own eyes!
    Of course I will testify for what I know is true!!

  • Isak Andrè Wøien

    …I am a gnostikoi, by the way…but a very Christian one.