What is the mystery: or is it that some people are more opened to receiving the healing, and others are not, or is it that the elders of the church have not fasted, and prayed long enough to prepare to minister the healing?

Sometimes people get discouraged along the way, and will blame God for not healing them, so it absolutely important that we explore the concept of healing and what it entails.

asked 16 Feb '10, 02:08

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edited 16 Feb '10, 07:18

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I think the answer is in your question Vee. You said that some people are more open to it, which tells me that their belief is stronger.The belief that they can see themselves in a better Light.You can't heal someone who does not want to be better,thats God's job.


answered 16 Feb '10, 02:57

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edited 16 Feb '10, 13:27

Some people don't want to get better. From John 5:

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"

"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."

Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

Notice that the man never actually got into the pool.

I have known many people in the church who do not want to be healed. They don't want divine help in their problems. They don't want to be helped out of their weaknesses. They don't want to change because with change comes having to become a responsible person. Quite frankly, people like that enjoy all of the attention they receive. People pray for them, they give them money, they feel sorry for them — these people resist and even flee assuming responsibility for their own lives. They've held a crutch under the arms for so long, they don't even notice the rubbing anymore.



answered 16 Feb '10, 03:06

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edited 16 Feb '10, 03:17

Thank you for the Link.

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Jesus didn't tell the man to go into the pool. The reason he needed to go into the pool, is because he couldn't walk. Once Jesus healed him, he could walk and no longer needed the pool. That would have been like going ahead with a treatment, even though the condition is gone. Once we are healed, we don't need the external treatment anymore. If we do, then we are not healed, or we don't trust that we are healed.

(09 Mar '11, 14:31) Fairy Princess

Here is what I like to say, healing can be spontaneous or it may take many treatments, but no prayer goes unanswered. So if we think of this like God has the power to give us the whole building at once but maybe we are not ready to accept that fact, so maybe brick by brick we receive the whole building over many treatments.

Another thing is sickness and pain is a vacuum, what this means is they pull energy where needed, what is the biggest vacuum wins, so lets say I am working on someone's arm and it is not getting better, unbeknown to me this person has a bad heart so the energy actually went straight to the heart and skipped the arm, this on the surface looks like nothing happened, after all I was working on the arm and it didn't seem to get better but really it went where it was needed mostly.

Another thing is that the sickness may be filling a need, like a need for love and attention, in a case like that the sickness is of benefit to the person to have. This person might be a real work horse and get sick, in this sick state this person needs to relax and be taken care for, it is a break to his mind and body which he usually pushes to the limit everyday. In that case the sickness is the healing because the body needs rest.


answered 16 Feb '10, 07:58

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edited 17 Feb '10, 05:39

Because there is a time for living and a time for dying ... "work while it is still day, for no-one knows when the night cometh".

Why do wee babes die soon after they are born?! Why do bad people with bad attitudes often live to ripe old age? Why do the good die young (as they say)?

One might also ask why do we think of death as a 'bad' thing.. even though we are taught we will go to heaven?

Why must anyone be blamed for a lack of healing? Maybe to heal or not to heal is a karmic situation. Some of our most wonderful cures came about by someone losing a child or other loved one, cases choosing 'not to heal' might have been a wonderful sacrifice or gift to us by the soul involved.

Why do Athiests have the same life expectancy as everybody else?

Sometimes all ill people need is loving care and support till the next phase of their eternal life.


answered 16 Feb '10, 04:36

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Lorraine, I agree with you completely. It is often karmic, a good point to bring up. Sometimes there seems no explanation for why a person isn't getting better despite prayers, well-wishes and etc. It can be karmic, and it can be that before incarnation, they chose the illness or injury in order to have the experience. We probably need to make less judgments about why, and be more supportive at times.

(16 Feb '10, 16:58) LeeAnn 1

If you begin by saying "I have to see to believe" or "Show me that this works so that I can believe it" then it is pretty darn impossible to heal you.

This is so because in life the painter and the painting is the same thing.

But here we have a situation where the painter is saying "until I see healing in the painting I am not going to believe that healing exists, not realizing that it is up to the painter to make healing exist in the painting"

If you want to be healed it is up to you!


answered 16 Feb '10, 05:07

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edited 16 Feb '10, 05:18

Why do some heal, and others do not??? I was wondering that myself, considering the year I have had with my leg.

Yesterday, my infectious disease doctor came to see me, and told me that my immune system is faulty, and that is why I keep getting sick in my leg. I have been told many things, but never that.

Some people have invisble things wrong with them that we cannot see. My father sat in his chair day after day, puffed out and tired. We all nagged him about depression, but he claimed not to be depressed, just "tired". Apparently, his doctors did not pick up on his "tiredness" in the right way. One horrible night in 2006, his heart blew out and he died almost instantly. All the time we had been nagging him to get up and move, he was slowly bleeding from the heart.

Please, never judge sick people and their illnesses. You just do not know what could be going on inside of them...

Blessings, Jai who is yes, in the hospital, and yes, is healing nicely, thanks in part to all who prayed for me!!!


answered 16 Feb '10, 11:15

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edited 16 Feb '10, 18:07

I am so glad to hear things are looking up with your health!

(16 Feb '10, 17:00) LeeAnn 1

me too!!!!! jai

(16 Feb '10, 18:06) Jaianniah

I think in order to get healed by a particular method, the person being healed has to have minimal resistance towards the healing method.

I think that as long as they do not have any strong feeling that the method is not capable of healing them, the healing should work. They need to be in a relaxed and receptive state which we can refer to as an allowing state as any other state introduces an element of resistance which will stand in the way of the healing.


answered 16 Feb '10, 11:28

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Disease is a blockage in the body. The human body is an open system and in order for it to work effectively all the cells have to co-operate with each other. When some of these cells begin to become unco-operative with others due to negativity in the thought processes - a blockage occurs and the energy within the system cannot flow freely. There are two ways to get this energy flowing freely again - the first being to take your thoughts completely away from the blockage and leave it to the Divine Intelligence within to communicate with the cells and clear the blockage (this requires unfaltering faith in the Divine Intelligence or God); the second way is to go within and feel the area that needs healing - usually some specific thought or incident is held in the subconscious mind and when this is addressed and released, the energy too is liberated and the blockage cleared.

The keys then to healing would be a willingness to let it happen and a steadfast,unwavering faith in the process.


answered 16 Feb '10, 15:23

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edited 16 Feb '10, 17:47

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