As I go through the process of preparing to publish a page or post on KKS, I always spend time reading and meditating on the relevant Bible verses. The next step is to seek out resources that might enhance the story/verse, and then sources of additional ideas for teachers, parents and students on the topic. This was the case recently while working on the post about Jesus healing the leper.
This miracle is an outstanding lesson on faith and healing, and I assumed there would be literally tons of great material available online. Sadly, this was not the case. Instead, I stumbled across several sites that disputed the veracity of the story, and even a few using this story to argue that God does not heal anymore!
Unfortunately, I know it is quite common in religious circles to make excuses for God. I have sat in churches and heard from the pulpit that “sometimes God does not heal.” Its hard for me to fathom people saying this and wonder why they even bother serving an impotent God?
That may sound harsh, but they themselves have rendered God impotent by their very own words because you will never get what you speak against. If you say that God will not heal, guess what, healing will never happen. You have destroyed your faith by your own words. And if it is spoken by a pastor/teacher, they have potentially undermined the faith of everyone in their audience.
Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. As you meditate on God’s Word your faith builds. You see the promises and meditate on them. You affirm them daily until you believe in your heart that God will do what He says He will do. Before long, you believe you have received the promises and they become yours to God’s glory. The Word is full of power and life. But if you treat it like a story book, or rationalize away your faith, it has no power for you!
I look at the story of the leper healed by Jesus and I rejoice. I think everyone would agree with the leper that God CAN heal. But what he did not know was if Jesus was WILLING to heal him. There can be no faith if Jesus is not willing to heal. Jesus said “I am willing” and healed him. His Words are for your benefit too. He is STILL willing AND able. Healing is part of the Salvation package and belongs to everyone who believes. NOTHING is impossible if you believe!
God’s Word can be trusted. He cannot fail you. He loves you because He IS love. He will never let you down. Start thanking Him for the answer.
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5 NIV
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10:10 AMP
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.
1 Peter 2:24 NLT
Here’s a quick update on what has changed within the Matney Woodard empire.
King’s Kid Stuff – We have added several new topical posts including:
Jesus Heals A Leper – the story of the leper that questioned whether or not Jesus was willing to heal him
Luke 1:26-38 The Conception of Christ – the story of Gabriel’s visit to announce the birth of Jesus to Mary
Genesis 2:18 – God’s plan for marriage
John 3:16 – For God So Loved the World – One of the most beloved verses in the Bible
We’ve added several new verses to the Verse-o-matic tool at the top of the far right column. God’s Word is powerful and some of my favorite verses appear in that spot every time you refresh your page. This feature appears on both Matney Woodard and King’s Kid Stuff.
Harrison Woodard – On my personal blog I respond to a quote from George Carlin on religion that has been appearing on social media lately – George Carlin On Religion – A Response, an answer to a coed that thinks Christmas is just about presents – Christmas Is Just Presents? and some thoughts from a Christian perspective on Thanksgiving.
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