Anyone needing a healing miracle in their life should understand that first, he or she should accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, ask Jesus for a complete forgiveness of all sins, and commit their life to Jesus and God. Only then can a healing miracle be realized.

Jesus, while on this Earth, healed the diseases of believers and sinners alike. Those that sought to crucify Him, and eventually did, continually reprimanded Jesus for healing the sicknesses of sinners. But in every instance, either the sinner or a close relative had faith in Jesus' ability to heal.

Jesus rebuked those who criticized his compassion and healing of sinners in Matthew 9:12 saying, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means. I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."

In Matthew 8:5, a centurion came to Jesus and said, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented. Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. For I am a man of authority, having soldiers under me." When Jesus heard this, He marveled, saying, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel." The Bible says that the centurion's servant was healed from that very hour.

In Mark 5:25, a woman who had a flow of blood for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched His garment, believing that if she just touched His clothes that she would be healed. Jesus felt the power going out of Him and said, "Who touched my clothes?" But the woman then fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction," Jesus said.

In Luke 13:10 we see Jesus teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath when He noticed a woman who for 18 years was bent over and couldn't straighten herself up. Jesus called her to Him and said, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." And the scripture says He laid His hands on her and she was healed and glorified God.

The life of Jesus was full of healings of all kinds. He would be on his way to heal someone when another person needing a miracle would stop Him on the way. Jesus healed everyone that asked for a healing, and countless others that Jesus spotted that needed a miracle.

Jesus unveiled a marvelous revelation about healing in Luke 5:18-25. When a paralyzed man was brought before Him for a healing, Jesus saw his faith and said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." Jesus' followers questioned what He had said, but He replied, "Which is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise up and walk'?" I believe that what Jesus was saying here is that forgiveness of sins and healing take place at the same time--they are one and the same. If a person is forgiven of his sins, he is healed.

Jesus said in Mark 9:23 that "If you believe, all things are possible to him who believes." And later, in Mark 11:23, Jesus says, "For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask for when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

And in John 16:23, Jesus told his followers, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now, you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."

Jesus went to the cross for two purposes. He shed his blood for the forgiveness of sins, for every person who ever lives, either before Jesus or after Him. He shed his blood for you and me. But he allowed his body to be bruised and beaten unmercifully for our healing. Isaiah 53:5 says, "He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed." And, again in I Peter 2:24, "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed."

Jesus isn't walking around your city or mine these days like he was over 2,000 years ago. If He did walk by you, you probably wouldn't even know who He is. So you have to seek Him out, cry out to Him in prayer, believing that He will hear you and bring you the miracle you need. Just because you're a Christian doesn't mean that you're automatically in line for miracles. There are things you must do to get God's and Jesus' attention. First you must start believing in Jesus' healing power, you must begin to pray to God and Jesus for a divine healing, and ask other believers to pray for you as well.
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