God’s desire to restore His people
This quote by A.B. Simpson in his book, “The Gospel of Healing,” shattered me for a moment here…here is it………
“The questions of God’s will is also made clear. There is no greater word in Christian ethics than “ought”. It is a word of conscience, or law, of everlasting right. It is a cable that binds both God and man. When God says “ought,” there is no appeal, compromise, no alternative - nothing but an absolute obligation to obey. It does not mean that a thing is possible or permissible or perhaps to be done. It means that is it necessary to be done. Not to do it would be wrong.
And Christ said to these evil men who would put their petty prejudice before God’s beneficent will and His people’s happiness, “Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham,…be loosed from this bond?” That should settle the question of how God regards our healing.” - p. 92 Testimonies from Scripture (the woman with the spirit of infirmities)
God’s will is for us to be free from evil, from our pain, and from death. Jesus approved of God’s will and said, yeah God wants you to be healed. I know I’ve def fallen into this foolish thought of, “maybe it’s God’s will for me to suffer.” Not talking about living simply, but to be in pain. I God wants us delivered from it, but a lot of times we get stuck in it and become comfortable. Also being in ministry, we tend to excuse ourselves from our own healing…esp inner healing…as we tend to others. I think one of the hardest things for me to do…still today…is asking for people to pray for me and seeking healing from God. Taking this Divine Healing class and reading books like these…has really opened myself up to engage the saints in asking for prayer. It’s been soooo goooood.