Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Jane on Isaiah 5:20
    My pastor did a message on angels, our ministering spirits and said that the Lord sends healing angels to us. I always thought only Jesus/God heals? I could not find healing angel in the bible. Where is it?
  • Study Tips - in Reply on Isaiah 5:20
    Healing comes by faith in Fathers ability, willingness AND His Word, Jesus Christ.

    Faith cometh by hearing; hearing by the Word of God. That's Jesus.

    If your faith just quivers, we need to feed it big, on some Scriptures (Bible). :)

    At the entrance of this website is 2 search boxes. One is blank; the other you can dial in: Books, Chapters, Verses

    USE the one that is BLANK and Type in: HEALING. Choose either Old Testament only, New Testament only; or read all of them!

    The search engine will go get every verse with HEALING in it. Do the same thing with the word, Faith.

    Your Heart is a vault for Bible Scripture. If you don't read specifically for Healing, or deliverance from demonic activity, faith for living for Jesus.... there's just an echo of emptiness in there.

    The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. He's not going to say much if you rarely ask Him questions.

    You can gain a whole new perspective on scripture; how it is used, how OT people used it and how Jesus and the disciples used it. It creates a closeness between us and the Creator.

    Good studying Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 5:20
    Jane, I cannot think of any specific instance of an angel doing a healing work on behalf of God. The only one that comes close is in John chapter 5 verses 1-4: the angel that stirred the waters at the pool at Bethesda. Did your Pastor refer to this, or how did he support his message about the healing work of angels?

    As a side note, Raphael, the 'archangel' is not accepted by mainstream Christians, but this 'angel' is mentioned in some apocryphal books of Judaism, Catholicism, eastern Orthodox, LDS, & Islam. But I doubt whether your Pastor was inclined to any of these. Yet, as he correctly quoted, Hebrews 1:13-14 does speak of angels who are involved & interested in our human lives to minister to us and also observe our worship (1 Corinthians 11:3-10).

    We believe that it is God Who gives healing, just as His Son did while He walked on Earth. And this healing to us is ministered by His Spirit Who indwells every child of God & unites with our human spirit: not only bearing witness with our spirit that we belong to Him (Romans 8:16), but also affecting our whole being to align us with the Will & Purposes of God in our lives. So whenever we sin or choose to go outside the Will of God, the Spirit checks us to draw us back, but sadly many persist in their wilfulness & thereby become estranged & grieve the Heart of God.
  • Jimreeves - in Reply on Isaiah 5:20
    Morning Chris i concur with you and must say that am blessed this morning,

    yes its very correct that its only our God who provides healing unto our lives

    and as believers of Christ Jesus we ought to know that the scriptures is clearly

    recorded as i quote from the book of ISAIAH 53:5:' But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    N/b when we get sick we should Pray to God and remind Him alone of His Word & when we do so in Faith indeed we are heald.Shalom.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Isaiah 5:20
    TO CHRIS:

    All I could find on angels is: Matthew 4:11, Luke 22:43, Psalm 91:11

    They ministered to Jesus after his encounter with Satan on Jesus's 40 day fast.

    We can ask God if the angels can minister to someone in trouble. We cannot demand it.

    The Lords Prayer is the way Jesus taught us to pray.

    Spiritual warfare is different.


 

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