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Featured Heal me, O LORD

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Redemptionsong, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Redemptionsong

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    Jeremiah 17:14. 'Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.'

    Do you have faith that the LORD will heal you?

    What kind of healing, if any, can you expect from the LORD?
     
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    Mental and spiritual strength.
     
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    Matthew 11:28-30
    28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Relief of the need to be perfect. The need to have all of the answers.

    The need to be perfect can be pretty oppressive, mentally fatiguing. So mental/spiritual health. Although Jesus also gave sight to the blind and allowed the lame to walk. I don't know about that but mental health can also help with one's physical health. Perhaps peace fo mind.
     
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    No healing, no God?
     
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    It's interesting to see that people are reluctant to include physical healing. Why is this?
     
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    What you say makes sense but there are scriptures that tell believers to be perfect!

    2 Corinthians 13:11. 'Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.'
     
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    Hi Rival,
    How do you know that God gives you spiritual strength?
     
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    I feel less inclined to do things I know I shouldn't. I can be a better me through the spiritual strength I feel when connected to G-d.
     
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    From a Biblical perspective, any and all.

    In Isaiah 53 - the same word translated into our sins being removed and carried away to a far place (Nasa) - is the same word for sickness being removed and carried away to a far place.

    Does it mean we don't sin? no... but we have recourse.
    Does it mean we don't get sick? no.... but we have recourse.

    And if G-d used a doctor in the process... that also is just fine.
     
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    I recently attended a Baptist meeting without realising that they were strict Baptists. When discussing their beliefs concerning the Holy Spirit, l discovered that they did not believe the gift of healing (as 1 Corinthians 12) was available now. They believed that 1 Corinthians 13:10 was a reference to the coming of the 'perfect' (full canon of) NT scripture, not to the coming of Christ.

    I cannot accept this interpretation. Where do you stand?
     
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    How do you know you're connected to God and not just enjoying a moment of stillness in nature?
     
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    It's not brief moments, it's a noticeable series of lifestyle changes on an upward trajectory :)
     
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    Can you restate the question?
     
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    I agree with your viewpoint.

    If we take 1 Corinthians as a strict Baptist and look at it closely:

    1 Cor 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

    If we were to apply their position that the perfect is the full cannon, then knowledge should have vanished too but we are increasing in knowledge and it has not passed away. Prophecies have not passed away and neither has tongues.

    Therefore, the gifts of the Spirit are very real and a very present truth that God uses to express His manifestation of love. IMO
     
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    I would say to be perfect is to be whole, to be complete. To acknowledge that as with God, within you there is nothing lacking.
     
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    I was asking whether disbelief in healing amounts to disbelief in God.
     
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    I agree.

    Now let me throw this scenario at you.

    You talk with a neighbour over the fence. You ask him how he's keeping. He says, Not so well. I've just had a diagnosis of cancer. Hopefully they've caught it early enough to treat, but who knows?

    What is your response?
     
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    Sounds like you got a job with NASA!
     
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    To be 'whole' must be in body, soul and spirit.
    Do you think that God wants to heal people of physical sickness and disease?
     
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