Why Paul Gave No New Instructions

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
July 16, 2019

I have been working on a Book, titled: “The Book of Healing Scriptures,” for subjects to read on our new Internet Radio Station, Victory Broadcast Center (victorybroadcastcenter.com–website; 313-242-7156 phone). It has taken long tedious hours, and still yet I have not exhausted the number of times Our Father God talks about Health and Healing in His Holy Word.

Literally hundreds of times in The Bible, The LORD talks about the many opportunities that believers have to receive healing for any ailment, sickness or disease. But in most cases, such healing requires repentance on the sick believer’s part. Even when the beloved King David caught a venereal disease because of his sexual sins with Bathsheba, he had to seriously repent before he could receive his healing:

” O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

“For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh (Psalm 38: 1 – 7).”

Finally, he repents: “For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. . . . Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation (38: 18 – 22).”

Thus, even the mighty, the most beloved, King David, had to repent before he could receive his healing.

Then there are other sections in The Holy Bible wherein God declares that those who are sick cannot, will never, be healed. The prophet Jeremiah especially speaks of these. He declares that all of the nation of Israel in his day was sick unto death and could not be healed. How sad!

But then I get to the New Testament–of course to the multiple healing miracles during The LORD Jesus’ ministry, and again the many healings the apostles carried out in the Book of Acts. And then BAM!! In all the books the Apostle Paul writes to the churches he founded–from Romans to Titus–there are no mentions of miraculous healings.

How strange I thought. Then it dawned on me: Paul founded all those churches, he trained and appointed the pastors, deacons, etc., in each of them. He didn’t have to instruct them that they were responsible for the health and well being of their church members. He didn’t have to teach them on how to heal their church members, because he had taught them how to do so before he appointed them to the ministry!

What sadness and despair today. Few pastors assume responsibility for the health of their members. Fewer more even teach or preach about healing miracles. Ezekiel speaks of these when he writes: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?”

“Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up [that which was] broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

“And they were scattered, because [there is] no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered (Ezekiel 34: 2 – 5).”

Again, how sad that this prophet could see beyond his day to our own!

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