What is Christian Healing

healing handsWhat is Christian Healing?

   This question is often asked, and has many explanations. But really, the answer is very simple. Christian healing is asking Jesus what to do about any disease and doing what He asks us to do so that He may bring wholeness from the inside out. It is not a process of magic in which we get God to do what we ask. It is praying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

   Christian healing is the manifestation of the creative power of God’s love as He comes to make us a new creation in Jesus Christ. It is concerned not only with the stewardship of our body of flesh and blood, but with our ultimate relationship with God as our Father, Jesus Christ as our Savior and Healer, and Holy Spirit, as the executive of our Father’s will for us as He revealed in Jesus Christ.

 

What does Jesus ask of us?

   Jesus commanded the disciples to heal every kind of disease, every kind of sickness, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out the unclean spirits. He gave them the authority and power to do this. Seven times His followers were told to heal.

   How many times do we have to be told before we heed his word? His disciples learned from Jesus even as we do today. Jesus healed wherever he went. Of the 1,257 narrative verses in the four Gospels, 484 related specifically to healing. We learn to heal the sick today by His commission, the empowerment He has made available to us and the model of practice He has shown us.

 

All Healing is from God

   We are not able to heal ourselves, and healing occurs because of the activity of God in His Creation and in our lives. The insights and skills of medicine make use of what God has provided in His providential care. Healing is God’s purpose for all people, so that they may experience fellowship with Him, in which all brokenness and alienation is overcome. Healing relates to the whole person. Sickness or ill health may be physical, mental, emotional, social or spiritual, and all may need healing.

 

How can I find Healing?

   OSL members believe that Healing exists today. Healing occurs through the hands of health professionals as well as through the hands of fellow Christians. It is biblically founded that, for those that choose to accept it, we are equipped to heal-with the power of Jesus Christ.

   The first step in obtaining physical, emotional and/or spiritual healing is to turn your life over to Jesus. Pray repeatedly and continually for Healing. Often, it takes the help of others to get us through the dark times. We are here to help you, and you do NOT need to be an OSL member.

  • 24 hour prayer line (link….description & how…..)
  • Have an OSL member contact me (link & request template….)
  • Information on OSL meetings in my area (link to chapter browser….)
  • Read an article from our Sharing magazine (link to current article or ‘general’ article….)
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