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Health, Healing and Sin


Our health is important to God. One thing that Jesus did more than anything else was He healed the sick. He did not just heal the lucky ones that lived when He was walking on earth - He taught us important principles about healing and health.

One thing He did teach us is that if you want to receive healing you need to believe that your sins are forgiven.
When they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they [a]removed the roof above Jesus; and when they had dug out an opening, they let down the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying. When Jesus saw their [active] faith [springing from confidence in Him], He said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” - Mark 2:4-5

Before Jesus healed the paralyzed man he first said to him 'your sins are forgiven'. Why? 

We are not sure if the man was paralyzed because of sin, but one thing was clear - he needed to believe he was forgiven of all sin before he could receive healing.

If you are sick and you pray for healing and believe you will receive it - but then every once in a while the thought creeps into your mind that maybe you deserve this, maybe you are being punished - then you are sabotaging your own faith and health!

Many times when Jesus healed someone He said 'YOUR faith healed you' (Luke 18:42 and many more). But for your faith to work you really need to believe that you will be healed - and that will not happen if you secretly think 'maybe I deserve this'.

Jesus showed us how important forgiveness is. It is important that YOU believe that you are forgiven in order for YOUR faith to have power.


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