If all God’s children were stricken with infirmities how can we be healed?How Trophimus got healed (2 Tim.4:20)? What about Epaphroditus? We are told that God had mercy on him (Php.2:25-27) and that is why he was healed. Does He still have for you today?
When you think that He hasn’t answered
2 Co. 12:6-7 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Paul’s health problem can be his eyes.
Gal 4:15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
I believe that the Lord still has a healing ministry, although its not what many are thinking of as laying of hands and apostolic signs. Because if that is still true today, the presence of hospitals ,increasing health cases disproves it.What happened to Paul when he prayed concerning his thorn in the flesh doesn’t stop there. If we are going to study it he wrote that experience in 2 Corinthians and that is part of his former experience. What happened to him that time doesn’t apply to all at the same time for he even wrote to us in prison epistles these words;
Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
God can do beyond what we are asking and it is according to the power that works in us. He respond to our faith. Because He has given me His Son to die for me, how much more those simple things I am asking for (Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? ). That is why when Paul asked for that healing we can see that he is not yet that old.But in the book of Philemon, which he wrote many years after the Acts epistles, he is now Paul the aged (Phm.9). He has a thorn in the flesh, yet have you observed that though at first he did not have an answered prayer, we must see that as he ages the Lord has proven He has healed him. When you think that God hasn’t answered, He already accomplished it silently though you are complaining and questioning allowed.
God designs healing components to his creation
We cannot ascribe healing to the enemy. All resources are of God (1 Co.4:7) and like when Isaiah used leaves for Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7) we have to see God’s hand on those things. Even when Paul advised Timothy to take a little wine (1 Tim.5:23) we have to see that God designed healing components to his creation, the wine which is from fruits that He created, and so with other creations. But this world ascribed it to natural instead of ascribing it to the Super natural which is God. Like medications and supplements, those were not owned by companies but the materials are from God (1 Co.8:6). Can you see it? This is seldom heard from many people today, as if the healing comes from the hospitals, doctors, health attendants, drugs or natural products, when in fact those things were just among his instrument, and God is the Healer.
Eze 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. God designs healthy components to his creation like fruits and vegetables(Daniel 1:12). Only that we need to discover which one contains the components that suits every case.
Here I want to say that two ways He can grant healing, one is by using His materials and second is His response to our faith .
Eph. 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
But here’s another option, take care of your health. There is no great factors to health problems but one’s abuse and misuse of his own body.