Commissioned to Heal
I was walking down the street and a woman from the Church stopped to ask me if God would heal and unbeliever too. I answered, “Yes!” Let’s look to the Scriptures for proof.
When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” Luke 4:40-41.
It says that Jesus laid hand on every one of them, and healed them—not just those that professed to believe in Jesus, but every one of them!
I have visited numerous hospitals filled with sick and dying people. As I went from bed to bed praying for the patients, I never denied healing from people because they didn’t profess Jesus. In fact, I have seen the compassion of the God move very powerfully over the lost, and after they receive their healing, they have been ready to confess their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
One time, after ministering to the sick in Malawi, the pastors traveling with us were saying to each other, “She even asks the Muslims to renounce Mohammed!” As Christians, we should desire that people receive salvation as well as healing for their physical bodies. Healing is a tool that the Holy Spirit uses to prove the realness of Jesus to the Lost. This is how Jesus evangelized and the instructions He gave to us before He ascended into Heaven.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16: 15-18.
My husband and I were walking down a nature trail with some friends along the Cahabon River in Champuey National Park, in Guatemala. We happened to stop and chat with a man that had been hired to guard and tend the trail. He shared with us about a terrible accident that he had had while swinging on a rope into the river. His hands slipped off the rope before he swung out into the water, and he came crashing down upon the large rocks below him. He was seriously injured. He broke his leg in several places, and it did not heal correctly. As he was telling us his story, I heard the voice of the Lord say to me, “Pray for him.”
After he finished telling us about the accident, I asked him if we could pray for him for healing. He agreed, and we laid our hands on him to release the healing power of the Holy Spirit into his body. I told him to put his faith into action and do something he was not able to do before. He began to put his weight on his leg and squatted down low to the ground with no pain. His strength and mobility returned. With tears in his eyes he thanked the Lord for his healing and agreed to receive Jesus Christ as his Savior.