Are All Healed?

Absolute Healing in the Atonement

I believe there is no truth to be found in teaching that healing is for everyone. Much of this is based on false teaching as we find the word of God once again has been taken out of context. Many are not healed and we do not have a reason why that happens.  Instead of accepting that some of us will be sick because we live in a fallen world, we tell others healing is part of the salvation process.  It is not.  Our salvation is free upon asking.  If healing was meant to be in the atonement, it would happen the same way.  And, yes, the Greek word used in the New Testament for saved and healed is sozo. However, the word never says all will be healed, just as all will not be saved.

 Please note, that many of the disciples were sick and a quick read through the New Testament will prove that.  Paul was not healed and here are his thoughts:

 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 So many times I have heard people say that Paul was not sick.  Why, when the scripture above clearly states he was and remained so?

Jesus came to earth as a man.  He was weak, ordinary and vulnerable.  He suffered as a man so that he could identify with us in every area of our humanness.

Philippians 2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

When we tell others salvation is in the atonement and they have a “right” to their healing, and tell them that there is a reason they are not being healed, we send them on an internal rampage to find out why that is – did they not pray right, with the right words, did they not rebuke the devil enough, often enough, in the right manner, did the person praying for them not speak the right words or have enough faith, was their own attitude or heart not in the right place, is there unforgiveness, bitterness, anger or jealousy, is there a lack of faith…on and on it goes. It is all based on what they do, or in this case, what they speak. We are teaching people to work for their healing, to pray specifically, to “receive their healing” or to pray to “keep their healing”.  We are not taught any of this in the word. How closely this resembles another false teaching involving a false prophet that make people work for salvation!

 When Jesus brought healing He did so simply; He did not go through a long list of reasons for repentance, He did not run through their generational line to find the curse. To teach otherwise is unscriptural  How many people can you think of that are in a healing ministry of some sort, or who believe healing is in the atonement have died of an illness or disease? How many likewise have been hospitalized for injuries or are sick and have been for many years? 

 This entire Word of Faith/Prosperity teaching causes people to believe in a god that does not exist.  When the promise of the “blessing” or “healing” or “prosperity” does not come as promised they become mad at God or wonder why God does not do for them what has been claimed. We are not promised a good life here.  We are told of much tribulation and if there is any doubt, we can read about the experiences of the disciples.

 John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you that in Me you will have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

 Remember, Job was a Godly man who suffered tremendously.  All of the counsel of his friends proved to be wrong by God’s own words! 

 Job 38:1-21 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: 2 “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?”

 God is to be given the glory in all situations, not just in healthy ones.  And yes, God still heals people today! He alone knows the beginning to the end, and the “why’s” of all things. I don’t know why people continue to teach such things.  Maybe its money, maybe fame.  Whatever the reason it is false, false, false – words without knowledge.

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16 thoughts on “Are All Healed?

  1. Pingback: Are all healed? Is there Absolute Healing in the Atonement? « THE WORD on The Word of Faith (a GroupBlog)

  2. “However, the word never says all will be healed, just as all will not be saved”
    John 1:1 –> John 12:45 –> Matt 9:35, Matt 12:15, Luke 6:19

    “no truth to be found in teaching that healing is for everyone”
    psalm 103:3

    “Many are not healed and we do not have a reason why that happens”
    – I agree with this, but just because we don’t see everyone healed, doesn’t give us a right to change our theology according to our experience, Jesus is our theology, and Jesus healed all
    – Jesus gave us a commission to do the same thing He did (John 20:21)

    …in another post you told people to “Beware of all teaching supporting ‘experienced based theology'” (which i also responded to), yet here… you are teaching people to reduce their theology according to experience.

    “tell them that there is a reason they are not being healed, we send them on an internal rampage to find out why that is ”
    – i seriously hope ‘we’ don’t do that…
    – we don’t know the reason why, and we shouldn’t send them on an internal rampage to find out why
    – we should just stand with them in the contending until they receive their breakthrough

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  3. Brandon, I am not changing my theology according to my experience. Many people are not healed and that is a fact found in the bible. As far as the “rampage” comment, I have seen this happen. This is the ministry work of the healing rooms. A person is sick because of some unconfessed or hidden sin, or unforgiveness or sin of the father or generational curse or some secret oath taken, on and on the list can go. This may not be the method of others and I truly hope it is not beause it is an awful thing to do to a person. It is however, the method of these healing rooms under Cal Pierce (IAHR). This is what I referred to when I used the word “we”. This writing was originally for the healing rooms team and I was addressing them.

    You commented we should contend until their breakthrough. This is an idea created by man, not by scripture. When did anyone then have need of a “breakthrough”. I thought Jesus healed right then and there.

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  4. thank you for the article; i have been one on an “internal rampage” and it is indeed brutal. I read an excellent chapter in Steve Phillips book entitle “Positive Confession” ( on the web) that is a biblical approach to healing that is helping to quell my rampage as I continue to know HIm and seek only the TRUTH, thanks, Mike

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    • Mike, I don’t know anything about that book or the author. It sounds word of faith to me and I hope it is not. This is what I warn against here. We cannot speak our healing into existence. God heals some and others He does not. We don’t know why. Healing is in His will and His choosing and is why Jesus prayed Your will be done. And we must do the same. There is no other choice for us. There is no reason to be known why He does what He does or why He does not, as we are reminded in Isaiah 55 My ways are not your ways… I am encouraged at your words that you seek to know Him and the truth. Be encouraged that the One who knows the beginning from the end knows what is best, even tho it may not seem that way to us as we walk this rugged journey. But He is with us, closer than anyone could be.

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  5. Yes, the book is a total refutation of the Positive Confession theology. Thank you and I would appreciate your prayers, Blessings, Mike

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  6. Thank You. There is another booklet on the Gospel for West Africa website by Steve Phillips entitled:
    Out of the Depths: the Mystery of Suffering that you might be blessed by.
    Blessings, Mike

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  8. I am a member of a pentecostal church and have been concerned about this word/faith stuff subtly creeping in for quite some time now. A senior brother is trying to introduce Healing Rooms into our local community under the umbrella of our church and would like some advice on what to do? leave the church and go back to the Brethren from whence I came? or just keep quiet and not be contentious about it? Where does one draw the line regarding conflicting doctrinal issues?

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    • David, the word tells us over and again to warn of false teachers and to flee. It is up to us to show the truth from a biblical standpoint of course. Whatever happens after that is the decision of the leadership. If they will not stand for the truth and allow the healing rooms to come in, rest assured they are not hearing from the Holy Spirit. Then, it is time to leave. We are never to remain silent.

      If wof has been allowed in, and the healing rooms follow, expect things to get out of control real quick. Please let me know if you would like scriptures and I will dig them up for you. Of course, my blog has loads of evidence to the same.

      Stay in touch!

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      • Thanks for your reply M’Kayla, I will search your blog for the relevant scriptures and discuss them with the Pastor. I have found your blog to be very informative, thank you.

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          • Thank you M’Kayla, Will do. I hope you don’t mind me using you to unburden myself but I feel trapped. I lead the worship at my church, the pastor is a lovely man and I will drop him in it if I leave the church over a doctrinal issue. I find myself being double minded, tossed around by different doctrines, even singing in tongues because it feels good and creates a spiritual atmosphere. I know in my heart of hearts that the Brethren (my original church) were right about sign gifts not being for today, but I have been shown so much love and acceptance in the Pentecostal church that was lacking in the Brethren.I have also been given an opportunity to use my God given musical gift to lead the church in worship. I feel like such a two faced hypocrite and we both know how God deals with hypocrites. Sorry for getting so heavy but it helps to talk to someone you don’t know and are never likely to meet. Thank you for listening, God bless 🙂

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