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bearing did the regarding of God’s commandments formerly have on the
removal of sickness?
“Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, ...and the Lord
will take away from thee all sickness.” Deut. 7:11-15.
through disobedience King Jeroboam’s hand withered, how was it restored to
“And the man of God besought the Lord, and
the king’s hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.” 1 Kings 13:6.
Miriam was afflicted with leprosy, what did Moses do in her behalf?
“And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, a God, I
beseech thee.” Num. 12:13.
*** Are there
cases when it is best not to apply to earthly physicians?
“And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased
in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease he
sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.” 2 Chron. 16:12.
Elijah prayed for the restoration of a child, what was the result?
“And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried
unto the Lord, and said, a Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul
come into him again. And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul
of the child came into him again, and he revived.” 1 Kings 17:21, 22.
Hezekiah prayed for restoration from sickness, what answer was returned to
“Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard
thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days
fifteen years.” Isa. 38:5.
*** What was a
part of the work of Christ while He was here on earth?
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,
and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of
sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Matt. 4:23.
impressive words does Matthew use to show further the burden that the
Saviour took in this matter?
“Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
*** When the
woman touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and was healed of her infirmity ,
what gave effect to the touch?
“And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith
hath made thee whole,. go in peace.” Luke 8:48.
*** Is the
gift of healing given to the church of Christ?
“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,
secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts
of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” 1 Cor. 12:28.
*** How is
this gift exercised?
“Is there any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name
of the Lord.” James 5:14.
*** If the
sick one is restored to health, by what power is it accomplished?
“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord
shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be
forgiven him.” James 5:15.
*** Did Christ
bestow the gift of healing upon His disciples?
“Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them
power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent
them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” Luke 9:1, 2. “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour
of prayer... And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried,
whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful,
to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and
John about to go into the temple asked an alms... Then Peter said, Silver
and gold have I none; but such as I have, give I thee: In the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right
hand, and lifted him up; and immediately his feet and ankle bones received
strength. And he leaping up, stood, and walked, and entered with them into
the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Acts 3:1-8.
*** Was this
commission to cease with the twelve apostles?
“And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be
saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall
follow them that believe: In my name... they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:15-18.
special work is necessary for one who expects to be healed?
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.” James 5:16.
*** Why is it
that in some cases persons are not healed in answer to prayer?
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may
consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:3.
*** Why could
not the disciples, on a certain occasion, cast the demon out of a child?
“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not
we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief.” Matt. 17:19, 20.
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