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Permanently Healed

When we pray for God to heal us, do we really want HIS healing, or do want what we think to be healing.

Let’s say that we find out we have cancer.  No one wants to go through the suffering that cancer brings, both in the disease and in the treatment.  And so we would all pray that God would remove the cancer and heal our bodies if it happened to us.  That is our perspective of healing.

But even if God does take away the cancer, that doesn’t mean that we will not die from something else, or even from that same cancer at a later date.  Physical healing is only temporary because we all must die physically.  That is part of the curse of sin.

But God wants to heal us permanently, and that can only happen apart from these corruptible bodies.  1 Corinthians 15:54 says,

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” 

True healing—ultimate healing—only happens when we are free from these earthly bodies, and that can’t happen until we die or the rapture happens.

God’s desire is for us to have eternal life with Him in person; but we cannot do that in these earthly bodies. True healing then, from God’s perspective, is when we can be in His presence, where there will be no more hunger or thirst, and where He will wipe away every tear.  There and then, we will never die again!

About the Author
Ross Fichter has been a pastor since 2007, founding a church in West Michigan, and now ministering to the congregation of Bunker Hill Community Church in Center Township in western Pennsylvania. Pastor Ross loves to teach and discuss the Word of God for the building up of the saints and helping us all become more effective in ministry as the ambassadors of Christ.