WHAT ABOUT HEALING? (Part 1)
WHAT ABOUT HEALING?
Sermon in a Sentence: Our Lord is a healing God.
Background- Israel at Mara Jehovah Rapha-“The Lord Who Heals”
God is concerned about our bodies and our health (1 Cor. 6:19,20;1 Thess. 5:23)
I. What is the Cause of Sickness? [Sin]
Sickness: absent from Eden (Gen. 1:31), the Millennial Kingdom (Isa. 33:24), and in heaven (Rev. 21:4)
A. Satan Causes Sickness (Job 2:6,7;Lk. 13:16)
B. God Causes Sickness
1. To Condemn Sinners (Acts 12:23)
2. To Chastise Saints (1 Cor. 11:30;James 5:15)
II. What is the Cure for Sickness? [Jehovah Rapha]
All healing comes from God. (Psa. 103:3) It is not always God’s will to heal. (2 Cor. 12:7-9)
We can often avoid illness by obeying God’s commandments. (v. 26a)
A. God Heals by Medicine (Isa. 38:21,22;2 Chron. 16:12;1 Tim. 5:23;Rev. 22:2)
B. God Heals by Miracle (Mk. 5:26-29)
Prayer is the best dawa!