This week on MelVee Sabbath School, Elder Bruce Mutaurwa (Anchor), King Makupe, and Bhekinkosi Ncube discuss the Bible Lesson #4 on, “Faith and Healing.” They make use of Matthew 9:5 as a key text, which says, “‘Which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven you,” or to say, “Arise and walk” (NKJV).
If you made a list of what you most dreaded in life, what would it look like? For many of us, the list would include a family member dying or even you, yourself, dying. And while that’s certainly understandable, think about just how earth-centered that is. It’s all about our lives now. Is this really and truly what we ought to dread most, the loss of life on earth, especially when it never lasts that long anyway? If God were to make a list of what He most dreads, it would certainly deal with the loss of either our family’s or our own eternal life. Sure, God cares about physical illness and death, but most of all He cares about spiritual illness and eternal death.
Though Jesus healed many people, and even brought the dead back to life, it was only temporary. They all died a physical death, one way or another, with the exception of the saints that Jesus resurrected at His own resurrection. So healing is temporary and therefore not the ultimate goal that a Christian must seek after. Despite all that it accomplished in our behalf, the plan of salvation did not spare us from earthly sickness and earthly death.
With this in mind, the panelists consider several stories of healing, both physical and spiritual, and derive important lessons about faith from them.
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