Doctor’s can set a broken bone, repair flesh that has been damaged, and a surgeon can perform an operation to save your life. Medicines; such as penicillin and others have been invented by medical science to help mankind in their physical and mental disabilities of life. Those things are good and come from the tree of knowledge of good and evil from the Garden of Eden (Gen 2:9). Because it is “good and evil,” there can be harm and even death associated with it. Medicines have side effects, doctors make mistakes as humans and some even destroy life in a mother’s womb.
God alone is not subject to good and evil – He is the Tree of Life in the same Garden of Eden (Gen 2:9). This tree grew side by side with the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The Tree of Life is the Divine healer of our bodies. When the doctor does what he can do, the hospital does its part, and medicines are proscribed, God does what they cannot do, HEAL!
HEALING IN THE ATONEMENT
Sin in the garden produced sickness and death. God provided an atonement to take care of our sin problem and its results, something that would save His children from death! This atonement was Christ and still is Christ (the Tree of Life); He alone brings salvation to every believer. Salvation includes healing as part of the atonement, a divine act of God to those who believe.
If you have faith to except Christ as your Savour, you also have faith to except him as you Healer. This is only for those that believe; it is not for the unbeliever. As the scripture says; Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall follow them that believe… 18 …they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
William Branham (1909-1965)
“And no man can heal anyone. Healing doesn’t lay in the power of man. Healing lays in the power of God. And God doesn’t give men power to heal. God only gave Christ the commission to come to the earth to die in our stead for our sins and our sickness.”
Pastor Bill Ivy – Living Word Tabernacle, Gibson Missouri