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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