The world is sick, and wherever the children of men dwell, suffering abounds. On every hand there is a seeking for relief. It is not the Creator's purpose that. When preparing raw food it's important to be hygienic and store your edibles safely. Using a big tablespoon, By eati Jesus Healed Them All - Kenneth. An adaptation in today's language of The Ministry of Healing With tender, courteous grace He ministered to each sin-sick soul, bringing healing and strength.

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For this reason, the prophet announces the future times in which there will be no more disease and infirmity, and the course of life will no longer be broken by death cf. Is ; It is in the New Testament, however, that the question of why illness also afflicts the just finds a complete answer. In the public activity of Jesus, his encounters with the sick are not isolated, but continual. These healings are signs of his messianic mission cf. Lk They manifest the victory of the kingdom of God over every kind of evil, and become the symbol of the restoration to health of the whole human person, body and soul.

They serve to demonstrate that Jesus has the power to forgive sins cf. Mk ; they are signs of the salvific goods, as is the healing of the paralytic of Bethesda cf.

Jn , and the man born blind cf. The first preaching of the Gospel, as recounted in the New Testament, was accompanied by numerous miraculous healings that corroborated the power of the Gospel proclamation. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. It would not be without foundation to suppose that these signs and wonders, manifestations of the power of God that accompanied the preaching of the Gospel, were constituted in large part by miraculous healings.

Such wonders were not limited to St. The messianic victory over sickness, as over other human sufferings, does not happen only by its elimination through miraculous healing, but also through the voluntary and innocent suffering of Christ in his passion, which gives every person the ability to unite himself to the sufferings of the Lord.

Is In bringing about the redemption through suffering, Christ has also raised human suffering to the level of the redemption. Thus each man in his suffering can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ. The desire for healing and prayer to obtain it Presuming the acceptance of God's will, the sick person's desire for healing is both good and deeply human, especially when it takes the form of a trusting prayer addressed to God.

A number of the Psalms also ask for healing cf. Ps 6; 37; 40; Large numbers of the sick approached Jesus during his public ministry, either directly or through friends and relatives, seeking the restoration of health. The Lord welcomes their requests and the Gospels contain not even a hint of reproach for these prayers.

Mk ; Jn Not only is it praiseworthy for individual members of the faithful to ask for healing for themselves and for others, but the Church herself asks the Lord for the health of the sick in her liturgy. Furthermore, the Roman Missal contains a Mass pro infirmis in which, in addition to spiritual graces, the health of the sick is requested. Obviously, recourse to prayer does not exclude, but rather encourages the use of effective natural means for preserving and restoring health, as well as leading the Church's sons and daughters to care for the sick, to assist them in body and spirit, and to seek to cure disease.

The power to heal, therefore, is given within a missionary context, not for their own exaltation, but to confirm their mission. These were amazing deeds that manifested the truth and the power of their mission. However, apart from these brief general references, the Acts of the Apostles refers above all to the miraculous healings worked by individual preachers of the Gospel: Stephen cf.

Acts , Philip cf. Acts , and, above all, Peter cf. Acts ; ; , and Paul cf. Acts , ; ; ; ; In the conclusion to the Gospel of Mark, as well as in the Letter to the Galatians, as seen above, the perspective is broadened. The wondrous healings are not limited to the activity of the Apostles and certain of the central figures in the first preaching of the Gospel.

This is given in uno Spiritu, but nothing is specified about how that person obtains these healings. It would not be farfetched to think that it happens by means of prayer, perhaps accompanied by some symbolic gesture. In the Letter of James, reference is made to the Church's action, by means of the priests, directed toward the salvation — in a physical sense as well — of the sick.

He should call for the priests of the Church and have them pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer of faith will save the sick person and will raise him up. The first verb, even though the other times it appears in the Letter of James it refers to spiritual salvation cf. Mt ; Mk ; ; Acts Prayers to obtain healing from God in the Church's tradition. The Fathers of the Church considered it normal that believers would ask God not only for the health of their soul, but also for that of their body.

With regard to the goods of life, health, and physical integrity, St. Augustine has also left us the testimony of a friend's healing, obtained through the prayers of a Bishop, a priest, and some deacons in his house. Instead, the present question concerns special prayer meetings organized for the purpose of obtaining wondrous healings among the sick who are present, or prayers of healing after Eucharistic communion for this same purpose. There is abundant witness throughout the Church's history to healings connected with places of prayer sanctuaries, in the presence of the relics of martyrs or other saints, etc.

It is our hope that some of you will discover that God has given you a gift of healing. It is our belief that more people get healed when more people pray for healing. It is our promise to lay a biblical foundation within these pages for the practice of healing and for the belief that all Christians should be equipped to pray for the sick.

We ask you to study the Scripture with us and do what the Bereans did in the book of Acts: Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true Acts Examine with us the biblical truths and the theological basis for believing that the practice of healing is part of the good news that the Kingdom of God is near.

And because of this truth that the Kingdom of God is near, we must change the way we think about what is possible. We also relate how we came to see that the gifts of the Holy Spirit in operation today are a demonstration of the Kingdom of God on the earth.

I was inside an ambulance, looking out the back door that had not been closed yet. A high school friend was beside me. I asked, What happened? He responded, Youve been in a terrible accident. I asked, Is everyone okay? He responded, It was a terrible accident. George is not badly hurt, but you have been, and so have Marge and Joe. I was taken to our county hospital, where they X-rayed me and sewed up my forehead, eyebrow, cheekbone and under my jawbone.

It took sixty stitches.

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My left eyebrow bone and cheekbone had been badly broken, my fractured jaw needed to be set and three places in my forehead hairline had been crushed. Later I found out that doctors had debated about whether or not I should have a plate put in my head.

I was in excruciating pain. It felt like someone had stabbed me in the back with a threeinch knife blade. The doctors shortly transferred me by ambulance to a larger hospital in another county.

During the ride, I slipped in and out of consciousness. My Grandmother Clark and my mother were in the ambulance with me.

I remember coming to. My grandmother told me I was lucky to be alive. I responded by pointing my finger up toward heaven. I was in too much pain to talk. I remember thinking, Im sure glad I gave my life back to God four days ago. I have no fear of death because I know spiritually Im ready to meet God. I also remember thinking, How different this would all be if I were still backslidden.

To come so close to death and not be right with God would be a scary thing. The next few days were a blur. I drifted in and out of consciousness. Doctors inserted a tube through my nose to pump my stomach because my intestinal tract was paralyzed. They put in a catheter because my kidneys were not working properly.

For days there was blood in my urine.

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I was sedated almost round the clock due to the intensity of the pain. I received 50 milligrams of Demerol every three hours, yet I would wake up from the effects of the medicine and ask for another shot to deaden the pain. My face was badly swollen, and my eyes were swollen shut for several days. During this time, the doctors told my parents I would need hospitalization for seven to eleven weeks. In addition to my other injuries, I had a broken rib and thoracic disc and vertebrae damage.

The impact of the accident had caused a percent compression in my spine. Three specialists were treating me: an internist, an orthopedist and a neurologist. In I would undergo an MRI for a different spinal problem. The doctor at that time asked me what I had done 14 Randys Journey to my spine because the MRI revealed old fractures of almost every vertebrae. I told him it was from a car wreck thirtyeight years prior.

I was told not to move because for several days after a spinal injury, the swelling can cause permanent damage. I could become paraplegic or suffer charley horselike cramps for the rest of my life. If I needed to move, three nurses would logroll me, one at my shoulders, one at my waist and one near my knees.

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I could not even use a pillow. In spite of all my injuries, I was optimistic. I told people I would be out of the hospital in time for an evangelistic crusade in four weeks at my home church, the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro, Illinois. I actually was unaware of some of my injuries at the time. Several days went by before I was finally told that my second-best friend, Joe Barker, had died from a broken neck in the accident.

When my parents told me about Joes death, they also showed me pictures of the car we were in. Hit by another car that had just come out of a banked S curve, it had flipped end over end, hit a telephone pole and landed upside down in a ditch. When I saw what the car looked like after all that, I thought, Its a miracle that I lived! God spared my lifeHe must have a purpose for it. I remember praying, God, You spared my life. I give it back to You. I will do whatever You want with the rest of my life.

Not knowing how serious my injuries were, I was certain I would be out of the hospital in time to attend the upcoming evangelistic meetings, called a revival in Baptist churches. And God healed meI left the hospital in twenty days.

How was I healed? In stages. First God healed the paralysis of my digestive system. I was scheduled for transfer to the largest hospital in St.

Louis because of the paralysis. They felt a great peace and sensed I would be okay. When doctors examined me the next morning, my digestive system was working and the tube was removed. Next, one of my specialists came to set my jaw. He said, Put your teeth together.

Do it againagainagain! Then he said, I dont understand! The X ray indicated that your jaw needed setting, but its already set. These words made me realize that God was indeed healing me. Two of my three major problems were healed already, though I was still in excruciating pain and still taking 50 milligrams of Demerol every three hours. Ministers visited to pray for my healing. My great-uncle, a Pentecostal preacher, came to pray.

My pastor and his wife visited me to pray. After one extremely painful night, I woke up to discover that I felt no more pain. I remember thinking that morning, God healed my jaw by setting it, and now I believe He has healed me of the severe pain! Then another thought came: Get up and walk. I thought to myself, The doctors emphasized that I am not to move my back. I am not to lift my head off the bed. I havent even been allowed to use a pillow. Ive been told that if I move, I could become paraplegic or have charley horses in my legs for life.

Then the thought came again: God has healed me. I should trust Him and try to walk. I believed God was encouraging me to get up and walk. I believed it so much that I slowly rose up in bed, let down the guardrail, slipped my feet over the side and then stepped out onto the floor.

I grabbed the back of my air-conditioned hospital gown and held the two sides together, and I began to walk. That was not smart! The nurses were very upset. They yelled at me and made me go back to bed. But I kept getting out of bed. I believed God had healed me. Finally, the head sister of St. Joseph Catholic Hospital came to talk with me.

She told me how foolish I was being to risk permanent paralysis. I told her, I will not be paralyzed. God has healed me and has a purpose for my life. She continued to appeal to my common sense. We went back and forth for a while, and finally I asked her, You believe in God, dont you? Yes, of course, she responded. So do I, I said, and I believe in healing. God has healed me. The doctor released me on the twentieth day and told me to go home and go to bed. I told him, Im not going to bed.

God has healed me, and Im going to my church to testify about what God has done. That night, a Wednesday, I went to church and shared with my youth group what God had done. I was eighteen. The following Sunday evening, the combined impact of my healing and Joes death were instrumental in causing a true revival to break out in my church.

It came a week ahead of the evangelistic meetings. The presence of God was so strong that the pastor called the evangelist and asked if he could come the very next night to continue what seemed like a revival outbreak among the high school youth. The evangelist came, and our meetings lasted forty-two straight nights. It was in the middle of the Jesus Movement, and hundreds of high school youth attended from four surrounding counties.

A high percentage of the students in my high school also came to this little Baptist church in true revival. Eleven young men from sixteen to twenty-three years 17 Our Personal Journeys in Regard to Healing old were called into the ministry during these meetings.

I was one of thembut I am getting ahead of myself. I want to go further back in time and talk about a few other events that built my faith for healing. Why I Came to Believe in Healing Three things happened that raised my interest in healing, and one thing caused me some doubt.

First, when I was four or five, my maternal grandmother told me a story about her healing. I loved and respected my grandmother and thought of her as very spiritual. She was always singing hymns as she worked, and she loved to go to church, where she was a shouter. She would sit on the left of the pulpit with other women shouters, and I would sit with my grandpa on the right, in the Amen corner with other men.

I found out later in life that the reason she always listened to Christian radio was that she was illiterate. Grandma told me that one time in the bedroom of her little four-room, cement block house, she heard the audible voice of God tell her to go into the other bedroom and pray, then He would heal her.

She had a large goiter in her throat at a time before doctors discovered how to treat them with iodine. She changed rooms, began to pray in obedience and felt something like a hot hand go down her throat.

Her goiter disappeared. This healing made a huge impression on my little heart and mind. The second thing that caused me to believe strongly in Jesus, heaven and the supernatural took place when I was six. It borders a little on the out there kind of experience some readers may find unnerving, but I believe my mother genuinely had a powerful experience with God through it.

She had attended a home meeting where there had been worship 18 Randys Journey and sharing. The meeting had not been overly emotional, and she left calmly to return home. On the way to the car, all of a sudden she felt as though she were caught in a whirlwind. She passed out and felt her spirit leaving her body. It went through a rough place followed by peace several times, and then she was in heaven. Jesus came and indicated to her that everything in her life was going to be okay.

The experience repeated itself until she was back in her body. Then she came to. I heard my mother tell this story many times.

I did not think it was a psychological occurrence, but a very true, real experience. For over forty years Mom could not talk about it without losing it emotionally, overwhelmed with just the thought of her visit to heaven. When I was in college, I wrote a paper about Moms experience. I interviewed the two men who had found her on the sidewalk while she was out of her body. They were both ministers by the time I interviewed them, though at the time of the incident they were not.

They both told me that they could not find a pulse and that my mom was cold and clammy. They thought she had died. Moms experience, unusual though it may seem to some, made heaven more real to me.

Jesus had talked to my mom in heaven! This was evidence to me that He had been raised from the dead, that He was still alive and that He still healed people. The third thing that increased my faith in healing was the experience of my Sunday school teacher. She had been diagnosed with a tumor the size of a watermelon in her abdomen. Our church prayed for her the night before her surgery. When the surgery took place, the tumor had already shrunk to the size of an orange.

Further, its roots were not attached to any organ and it was easily removed. This happened when I was about thirteen, and she lived another forty-plus years. My maternal grandfather died of cancer at sixty-two.

I had sat in the Amen corner with him at church, and I could not understand why he had not been healed. The same church that had prayed for my Sunday school teacher had prayed for him. Many churches were praying for him, yet he died. This caused me some doubt. I had just become a Christian the Sunday before my sixteenth birthday, and I lost Grandpa to cancer that same year.

That was hard, and it was already a hard time for me. Along with some personal issues I struggled with, we were approaching the height of the Vietnam War. My high schools former heroes were coming home without legs. A young man who had been one year ahead of me in grade school came home in a body bag. It was a bad time to be approaching manhood.

Angry over the war and depressed about a personal relationship gone wrong, I got involved with smoking marijuana on an almost daily basis for ten months.

I wanted to experiment and started slipping into the drug culture, music and all. I wanted to visit the far countrybut only visit it. I never wanted to stay there, so I stayed in church, too, though I knew I was a big hypocrite. Yet I was afraid to stop going to church, lest I become so deeply trapped in sin that I could not escape my self-made pigsty to return home.

A girlfriends older brother was a Methodist preacher. He was the first person I ever saw hold a healing meeting in a church, and I liked and respected him. God used him to bring me under conviction. After not seeing me for a while, he commented to my mother that I did not seem like the Randy he remembered. I thought about that comment a lot. Four days before the accident that happened when I was eighteen, I got over my doubts and gave my heart back to God.

I want to share a little more about that. A healing was the culminating factor in my announcing my call to become a preacher. I had asked God to give me some signs confirming my call to preach, and immediately He answered two fleeces I placed before Him. The third sign He gave me was the healing. My youth pastor, Fred, who was also the churchs worship leader, suffered a stroke in the middle of the revival.

He was thirty-three. This made no sense to me.

Why would he suffer a stroke when he played such a pivotal role in a revival that involved so many youth? When he got out of the hospital and was recuperating at home, I stopped by after church to talk with him. I asked him if he could move his left hand. The stroke had affected his left side. He could move that hand, but with difficulty. I went home and prayed, God, if you will let Fred play the piano tomorrow night in church, without pain, I will stand up and immediately announce my call to preach.

I wanted to make sure the previous two signs had not been coincidences. The next day I saw Fred again. He still could not move his hand normally, but he attended church that night. The church filled up with young people until no seats were left, and people were standing everywhere.

I heard the piano begin to play and turned around. There was Fred playing the piano. I thought, Hes playing with one hand somehow. But the music seemed too good for that. After worship there was a spot left for one person to squeeze into, right in front of me. That was weird considering how full the church was. Fred sat down there, and I pecked him on the shoulder and said, Fred, let me see you move your hand. I asked, Fred, why did you decide to play the piano?

He responded, When I was sitting in the pew, I had a strong impression of hearing the Lord say to me, If you will try to play the piano, I will heal you. So I went to the piano, and when I touched the keys, I was instantly healed. My final question was, Fred, did you have any pain? He responded, No, none. All the pain left the moment I touched the keys. I immediately stood up. When the pastor recognized me, I made good on my promise and announced my calling to become a preacher.

It was November 22, Since the seventh grade, my plan had been to become a history teacher, but those plans were given up to fulfill Gods call on my life.

I wanted to burn all bridges to anything but preaching. My first day on campus, while I was downloading textbooks, I also received a strong impression from Godone I have never forgotten, even now, forty-one years later. It was, The issue of your lifetime will be the Holy Spirit. That was a strange word for a Baptist student at a Baptist college. In response, the first book I bought after my required textbooks was The Holy Spirit. That impression would prove to be truly from God. Probably no other graduate of that college has seen more controversy over the Holy Spirit and His actions than I have.

I graduated from college in and from seminary in In I not only preached a series of sermons on healing, I prayed for the sick. Something happened at that point that almost derailed me from the healing ministry. A woman who pretended to be healed deceived me. She had fabricated 22 Randys Journey her condition, and I did not discover it until after I let her testify in church to her healing.

Then when she pretended another healing, I became suspicious. I found out the first healing was a fake. I was very hard on myself and backed away from healing, not preaching on it again for a year and a half. I was so disappointed in my own discernment, so embarrassed by being deceived, that I did not want to pray for anyone.

But God had another plan. Two things happened next that turned things around, culminating in a series of meetings that would forever change my life.

That is not an overstatementthese things actually set the course for the rest of my life. First, I was in my office praying, God, thank You that Im not a liberal.I want you to preach a series of sermons on My works and My wordsMy ministry and My message.

This caused me some doubt. A Form of Deliverance Records tell us that one day as Lake was ministering, a group of ruffians entered the church and started toward the platform.


When you get into that realm—which you can with a simple decision—the Holy Spirit can work with you. Im not going to tell anyone Im a preacher. Obviously, recourse to prayer does not exclude, but rather encourages the use of effective natural means for preserving and restoring health, as well as leading the Church's sons and daughters to care for the sick, to assist them in body and spirit, and to seek to cure disease.

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