Faith, Real Faith, Supernatural Healing
In a great many of us there has been an experience or multiple experiences, where something happened and, at least for a moment, we questioned how, what and who did “that”. It is not a question of “if” it is merely a question of how often. Even more important is our response to the situation that seemingly “just happened out of the blue”.
There are a number of stories in the Bible where we learn of healing through faith, Luke 8:43-44, KJV And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
Faith on a scale that is difficult, for me, to imagine Acts 5:15-16, KJV Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
Then we see distant supernatural healing, presumably, because of faith. Was it faith that healed the child or was it something altogether different? John 4:49-52 NKJV The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.