In this piece over at Equip The Saint, Costi Hinn, nephew of notorious faith healer Benny Hinn, presents six clear truths that explain God’s will in regards to healing. For those who haven’t heard Costi’s story, in a nutshell the Lord delivered him out of a counterfeit Christian movement known as Word of Faith (sometimes referred to as the prosperity gospel, the health and wealth gospel, positive confession, name-it-and-claim-it) that holds to the view that health, wealth and success is the will of God for those who have faith in Him. Costi’s now on a mission to prevent others from getting drawn into a satanic religious belief that teaches that being poor is a sin; even worse, that Christ provided for physical healing at the cross.
Now that I’ve provided this backdrop, discover what the six truths that explain God’s will in regards to healing:
Jesus is getting a lot of really confusing press when it comes to physical healing these days. This post will answer one of the biggest questions that arises from all of the confusion.
As of right now, miraculous healing is one of the most popular subjects inside and outside the church. Preachers are preaching it, televangelists are guaranteeing, desperate people need it – it’s a healing-hungry world out there.
Recently, I was on a camping trip with my family and thought I was free and clear of any healing ministry enthusiasts. That first night a man walked up to my campsite out of the blue, introduced himself, and proceeded to spend 2 hours telling me about his divine healing ministry. The crescendo of our campfire pow-wow? No, he didn’t heal my wife’s asthma (or even offer). But he did give me two copies of his most recent book on using the power of positive words to speak healing into every sick person I know. After I declined his offer of 400 copies for our church, I shared truth, and he didn’t return again.
You probably experience the same kind of chaotic intrusion from time to time as well. Peruse through your local TV stations or mainstream Christian bookstore and it won’t be long before you’re promised divine healing and a miracle of some sort. On the flip side to all of that, there’s a whole slew of authors and teachers who will tell you that God does nothing supernatural, so not to get your hopes up.
All of the opinions can be downright confusing for people who just need a clear answer to one begging question:
Is it always God’s will to heal everyone during their life on earth?
To find this answer we don’t need a faith healer’s FAQ webpage, or a blanket guarantee from someone who has “seen and experienced some things” in a healing room or a jungle overseas. We need nothing more than to incline our ears and fill our minds with answers from the word of God.
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