Relationship Between Divine Healing And Atonement

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Christ Our Healer
Introduction
There isn’t just a correlation between divine healing and the atonement. Rather, they have a cause and effect relationship. The atonement is the cause for divine healing to be accessible to humanity. God allows mankind to activate healing through prayer and anointing by the elders etc… So a healing minister should be apart of every local church. My belief in healing rose ten percent when I became a recipient of healing from an illness plagued me for over thirty years.
The relationship of divine healing and the atonement
Christian Theology describes atonement as the reconciliation of God and humankind through Jesus Christ. Understanding the atonement is paramount for grasping what is biblical about healing. First,
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Jesus’s method seems to be to educate then deploy. This tactic is reflected in Matthew 10:1-8; recall Christ words that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Anytime there are laborers there will be a need for training or educating for effective execution of the work. Nevertheless, what is worth highlighting is that He not only authorized them to preach the gospel but also to heal the sick. So we can rightly say, “healing in the church was validated by Jesus and it was not limited to the twelve apostles. Had it been only the twelve who were commissioned to heal, we might have assumed that healing power was a special privilege for a select few. However, Luke records that seventy unnamed disciples received the same training and commission. These unnamed followers also were authorized to heal the sick and cast out demons” (Luke 10:1-20). John all but names us as he explains how discipleship is a heritage of Christ’s followers. John 17:20 says, “neither pray I for theses alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word”. Therefore, pastors must preach and teach on healing to prepare Christ’s Body to receive and administer …show more content…
The blogger suggested “training and certifying workers for the healing ministry.” Certification is an option. However, simply designating times or days for a healing service will foster a mutual effect. Coercion is not being implied. We don’t force, we lead people by educating them on what God’s word says about healing. “For example, the book of Acts confirms that healing was administered alongside the proclamation of the gospel. And church history, from post-apostolic times until now, bears this out by providing frequent testimonies that validates the church’s ongoing ministry of healing. The first miracle performed after Pentecost was the healing of a lame man who lay at the temple gate. Peter’s explanation of this man’s instantaneous cure provides a theological basis for healing. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see” (Acts 3:16-

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