Originally Posted by heidirk
Angelpie- I understand what you mean about praying persistently for soemthing. In the past I've had situations where I prayed for healing in particular, for myself, and the Lord chose not to heal me. It was hard because there will always be a group of people who try to tell you that you aren't getting healed because you haven't prayed long enough, or hard enough, or with enough faith. And those people are WRONG!
I pray that God gives the doctors insight into your symptoms, and you get a correct diagnosis.
AAM- I just wanted to say thanks to all for your support. I did find two new skirts that noone in their right minds could complain about, and they are actually attractive, and 'me'.
I praise God for the fact that my monthly assignments were received (by my mentor) with approval and even enthusiasm, and God is opening doors to make a new prayer ministry possible at my church. It seemed impossible, but I said, Lord, if this is your idea, and not mine, you're going to have to make it work! I am feeling very encouraged!
I am not trying to start an arguement or anything, but I do have a question....where in the Bible does it say that it might not be God's will to heal someone? Just curious what verse people stood on to believe that. I do not believe that way because in the Bible Jesus healed everyone that asked and believed. I do not recall a verse that says anything about Jesus saying, "Sorry it is not my will to heal you." But he did say things like, "your faith has made you whole" and "be it to you according to your faith" and "I will be thou clean".
healing of woman with issue of blood
Mat 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment: Mat 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
healing of little girl
Mat 9:18 ¶ While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Mat 9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and [so did] his disciples.
Mat 9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
healing of two blind men
Mat 9:27 ¶ And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on us.
Mat 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mat 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See [that] no man know [it].
healing of leper
Mat 8:3 And Jesus put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
devil possessed man
Mat 9:32 ¶ As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
Mat 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.Mat 9:35 ¶ And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Mat 10:1 ¶ And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Mat 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
Mat 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
Mat 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Mat 15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
Mat 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great [is] thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.Mat 15:30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them [those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
Mat 15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
healing of ten lepers
Luk 17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
Luk 17:13 And they lifted up [their] voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
Luk 17:14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
Luk 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
Luk 17:16 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
Luk 17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where [are] the nine?
Luk 17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
Luk 17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Mar 10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
Mar 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.Luk 4:18 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,
Luk 9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Luk 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Centurion's servant healed
Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Luk 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
there are more verses aswell
you get what you ask for as long as you believe-
Mat 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Jhn 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Jhn 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you.
Jhn 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
God is for life and healing...the devil is for bad(death and sickness)
Jhn 10:10 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.
I just wanted to throw out some verses as to why I believe the way I do and
I was wondering what verses people used to believe that God decides to heal some and others not. God does not is not a respecter of persons, meaning he does not choose to heal one person and refuse to the other.
verses talking about how God does not favor
Job 34:19 [How much less to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all [are] the work of his hands.
Pro 24:23 These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
1Pe 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear:
Act 10:34 ¶ Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
may I ask another question.....
What does it do for God to NOT heal a person? He does not get glory from that. He gets glory and praise from people being healed. He loves us and wants us happy and healthy.
That is just my thoughts on it and the scriptures as to why I believe the way I do.
Again, I am not trying to cause any arguements or make people upset, I just wanted to know how they justify what they believe.