Beginning of the
I strongly recommend that you study the book of
Matthew while participating in this forum. It's
not a lengthy book and you'll get a lot out of
it. Besides, we all really need to understand the
Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. These
books will be responsible for getting a lot of
souls into the "Kingdom." One never
knows who will gain their ticket to the Kingdom
by investigating one of these little books. Any
one of them will introduce you to Jesus. Come and
meet the man who will take your hand and lead you
from this savage world into the Kingdom.
The discussion topics below
are according to my own experiences and
understanding. You may see them another way. You
can explore these topics and learn from other's
experiences and understanding. Please remember:
Your fellowship with God is a personal thing and
means different outcome/results for each of us.
But the common trait is a "kind" -
"loving" - "understanding"
spirit that yields to the wisdom and leadership
of THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
Why Are Some People Healed
and Others Are Not?
As far as I know: If it is
God's will for you to suffer and/or die from a
disease or injury, all the prayer in the world
will not change it.
According to God's Word:
"It is appointed to each of us to die."
So don't think because we lose a loved one that
we are being singled out or punished. Our days on
this earth are numbered. People are constantly
(unknowingly and unjustly) doubting God because
they are convinced that "He allows evil
things to happen" (such as 9-11, New York).
I understand why a person
(who does not know and understand God) could be
bitter. After all, The Book of Job tells us that
even Job was bitter and did not understand... and
Job knew God very well. Although he knew Him far
his horrifying experience ~ An experience which
was brought on by Satan but
allowed by God.
Remember: Planet Earth is
Satan's Domain. Pain, suffering and death are a
fact of life and the price we pay for the sins
and the human-nature of man. Our ancestors, Adam
and Eve, as we know them, fell short and chose
not to follow God's will for us. Never blame God
for these facts of life. Do you remember the old
song: "I'm Just a Poor Wayfaring
Stranger" ~ "Traveling Through This
Land of Woe?" Well that's what the people of
God are. We are only passing through, taking the
tests, on our way to the "Kingdom."
This journey was never promised to be easy.
He originally put us in the
"Garden." According to scripture the
"Garden" was paradise... a lovely
place... the original creation of God, for His
creation, Adam and Eve. They did not follow God's
will, therefore they were cast out of the
"Garden," thrown out into the world
that was in existence and as far as I can
ascertain, was occupied by other beings. There is
no teaching in the scripture that tells me
otherwise. When they were cast out of the garden
God explained to them that it was going to be
tough living out here in the world. He explained
that Eve would bear children and suffer through
the ordeal. He warned Adam that he would have to
work hard to extract a living from the earth.
Most teachers will tell you
that this was not the original plan for man.
Because God is a natural God, HE allows freedom
of choice to prevail. I have a few thoughts on
that topic, if you care to read them.. www.john33.com/lineage
Back to healing...
Conditions from which we may be healed are
conditions that are not
of God's will. In other words: If we are sick or
hurt because of something we
did or Demonic intervention
brought on us... we can certainly be healed by
divine healing ~ miracles! There are many reasons
divine healing occurs, such as... faith, prayer,
confession of our sin, repentance and God's will
to mention a few.
As far as I understand, we
may be struck down by a lifestyle which brought
about sickness or accidents ~ not God's will but
our own doing. We can certainly be healed of
these things through faithful prayer and
repentance. Repentance meaning to turn away from
the destructive things we once pursued and desire
to live the clean, constructive life, a life
centered in God's will, not our previous, sinful,
The scriptures are clear...
Jesus reminds us repeatedly that we are healed by
our faith. It is plain to me that illness may be
brought on by demonic influence. Jesus can
certainly heal us in those cases (through prayer
and repentance). Under these circumstances the
evil work of demons and Satan can actually be
used to bring about salvation. Romans 8:28...
"And we know that all things work together
for good to them that love God."
"born-gain" are interchangeable
terms for me. I suppose there could be another
opinion that would make sense to me but I have
not needed another view for my own understanding,
therefore, I have not looked beyond my own
understanding. Other people's expression is
welcome here as always. Let me hear from you.
My Experiences With Divine
While I have experienced
several, miraculous, divine healings myself, I
have seen many others. The first miraculous
healing was the incident I described on the BORN
In time I will write about
and discuss them all. However, there is one
incident that was the most fascinating thing I
have ever witnessed. I will write about it here
Summer, 1976, Forest City,
At the time I was 31 years
of age, living in Hot Springs, Arkansas, about a
2 1/2 hour drive to Forest City where I was
running sales leads for a home improvement
company. A few days before, I had a small
"bump" surgically removed from my
forearm, nothing to it, just a few stitches. The
first night out my arm became slightly inflamed,
I was running a mild temperature and the area on
my arm was red in color. I did not feel well at
all. The weather was hot and humid, a typical
summer day in the "Mississippi Delta"
I was driving a near-new
1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic. At the time I
only had a few thousand miles on the car. Running
down country/county addresses in the heat was no
fun even though the car was air conditioned and
very comfortable. For no apparent reason the air
conditioning quit! August heat, fever, sick, and
now... no air conditioning. My first thought was:
Guess I'll "pack it in" and head for
home. I had a young family and I was the only
bread-winner... my wife did not work, she was a
full time housewife and mother... I needed to do
Just a few months previous
my Mother, a devout Christian and prayer warrior
had given me a book. I think
the title was: "PRAISING GOD IN ALL
SITUATIONS." Well, I had a thought:
"I'll put the book to test."
I began doing what the author of that little book
taught. I started praising God and thanking him
for causing the air conditioning to fail, I
praised and thanked him for my fever, I thanked
him for the opportunity to exercise my faith and
continued to give him praise. I explained that I
knew it was for my own good and that something
good and great would come from it all. I kept
repeating my praises and thanking him for every
unfortunate happening in my life as well as all
of the wonderful things in my life. I reasoned
that the overcoming of the unfortunate things in
my life had helped me to know Him. I really began
to mean every word.
REMEMBER... AT FIRST I DID
NOT MEAN A WORD OF IT...
However, I kept on praising
him and praying. I kept asking my prayer be heard
in the name of Jesus. Soon I began to
"feel" something happening... I began
to believe that it truly was a blessing! I began
to "get into the spirit" and within a
few minutes I was meaning every word and my faith
began to swell! Now I was thanking him and
meaning every word of it! All of this took about
15 - 30 minutes (or so)... THEN THE AIR
CONDITIONING CAME ON! It started working as well
as ever and the car cooled down. Soon (I can't
remember if it was immediately or over hours) my
arm was well, my fever left and I felt fine!
The next few days passed, I
finished running my sales leads, made several
sales and actually had a good week. What a trip!
BACK HOME FROM THE TRIP...
The next day after getting
home I was going to lunch at my favorite luncheon
restaurant in Hot Springs. It just so happened my
cousin had a radiator shop and he specialized in
air conditioning repair, his shop was just across
the street from my favorite little luncheon
Now remember, my car was new
and still covered under warranty but the air was
working fine and I did not want to go to the
trouble explaining all of this to the dealership
While on my way to lunch I
dropped my car off across the street and asked my
cousin to take a look and see if he could see any
reason for my air to be intermittent.
"Did you find anything?" I asked. My
cousin said, "No... but let's check that
"inline" fuse on the fire wall."
We discovered that the fuse had "blown"
but had miraculously melted itself back together.
I have a background in electronics and I can tell
you: THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE! But it happened! God
fixes cars too!
I have used that method
(praising God in all situations) a few times
since and it still works! What a great little
book! I wish I could remember the author and the
title for sure. If I find it, rest assured I will
post it on this site. You have to realize that
was 1/4 century ago. I bet some of you know the
book, let me know!
See? I Hardly Preached At
This page introduces the
topic of healing, for actual cases go to, www.john33.com/miracles.htm
P.S. I am adding this
several years after this page was written. In my experience
and knowledge, in order to
be healed, the following conditions must be in
1) Total trust in Jesus
2) You must release the
problem. See my page www.john33.com/loosed
3) Be willing to accept
whatever Jesus sends to you. Do not be angry if
the answer is "NO." Ask for strength,
faith and courage to receive His answer... an
extension of the "total trust" I
mentioned. There may be reasons why you must not
be healed, such as; you may be healed by the
lesser god, only to live a few years then be lost
to eternal hell. Trust Jesus! We all die. Ask
that it be His will for you to be healed and if
you are be prepared to be a witness for Him! He
is not going to heal you so you can warm the bed
for a few more years, only to die at a later
date. Do you understand?? (I think I'll add this
to the top of the page)