How To Receive Healing Part 18

In our last post we looked at the first aspect of laying on of hands which was that any believer can do this and expect the sick to be healed.

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Mark 16:17-18

We saw that Jesus only made one qualification – that you believe. He did not say a person would also have to be anointed because every believer carries the presence of the Holy Spirit within their spirit.

Every believer can lay hands on the sick as a point of contact.

Every believer should be laying hands on the sick as a point of contact.

In Mark 16:17-18 we have Jesus’ last words to His disciples. This is the great commission. It is what every Christian should be seeing in their lives!

I said in the last post that there are two perspectives to this doctrine. The second is that it is governed by the law of contact and transmission. We will focus on this today.

If people a person is called into the ministry they will have an associated anointing with that call. There is also an anointing to heal just as there is an anointing to stand in our calling.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
Luke 4:18-20

Jesus said that the Spirit was on Him and that He had anointed Him. In Luke 4 we see there is an anointing to preach and that there is an anointing to heal. The Holy Spirit brings these anointings with Him when a person receives Christ as their savior and He takes up residence in their spirit.

One of the things that Jesus was anointed to do was to heal.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Acts 10:38

This verse equates “doing good” and “healing”. It tells us that Jesus went about doing “good” and “healing all that were oppressed of the devil”. The anointing on His life enabled Him to do this.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Sickness destroys. It is not from God.

One of the greatest lies I’ve heard a minister speak is that God puts sickness on people to teach them a lesson. This is equivalent to saying that God is a child abuser!

God is good and everything He does is good. He is not the source of sickness! Let’s look at Acts 10:38 again.

ow God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Acts 10:38

Notice that it says Jesus healed “all that were oppressed of the devil”. This means every leper, blind person, lame person, and even the woman with an issue of blood were “oppressed of the devil”. God is not working in some twisted partnership with Satan to teach His children a lesson!

Let me ask you a question. If sickness and disease were from God why would Jesus have spent so much time healing people? Wouldn’t that have meant He was working against the will of God?

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 5:19

Jesus told His disciples that He only did what He saw the Father doing. This means that He healed people as a result of being led to do so by the Father. Why would God lead Him this way if He was the one who put the sickness of people?

I have heard ministers say that healing was the will of God. They cannot provide one Scripture to substantiate this teaching. There are many who have turned away from God because of erroneous statement like this.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

There is an anointing to heal. In regards to the doctrine of laying on of hands there is a healing anointing that is different from Jesus’ command in Mark 16. We will begin examining this in our next post.

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