THE very words are misleading—as though all healing were not the work of God. But of direct healing without any intermediate agencies we hear much today, and that usually is called “Divine Healing.”
Our Lord’s ministry upon earth was one of preaching, teaching and healing (Matt. 4:23). Power to heal was to be a sign for believers (Mark 16:18). The apostles healed (Acts 3:1-11; 9:32-42; 14:8-10). Healing is listed as one of the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:9). James declares that the prayer of faith shall save the sick (Jas. 5:15).
That God heals today in direct answer to prayer is proven again and again in undeniable instances, some of which all of us have known. In some cases He heals through the agencies of doctors and medicines. In other cases where healing is asked just as earnestly, for some reason best known to Himself, He does not…
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