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Every once in a while a believer will pray for the sick and nothing seems to be happening. After several commands of “GO…IN JESUS NAME” the person responds with a mere “sorry…there is no change”. I believe that there is a root issue that God wants to deal with AT THAT TIME before He manifest the healing. Not to say that God doesn’t want to heal them or He is using this sickness to teach them, but He’d rather they address the issue before He manifest the healing (Note: most Christians will pray for physical healing and ignore soul issues which is probably why God prefers to deal with soul issues first before the physical healing). After all, III John 1:2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”. So God wants our soul to prosper and our health to proper. No point in being healed of heart disease if you’re always afraid to go to bed at night because of the spirit of fear. Of course there are those who will disagree with me. They might say, well Jesus didn’t do that. The closes thing Jesus did to that was say “… go and sin no more less a worse thing happen to you” AFTER He healed someone. They also might put forth that the goodness of God leads man to repentance.

Those who propose these arguments are overlooking a few key points. Jesus demonstrated God’s love despite mans sin. So everything Jesus did had no condition on it whatsoever because God wanted to show man His grace and love in the face of man’s sin (Romans 5:20). Now times are different, God requires every man everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30-31). So essentially, God demonstrated His goodness at the cross, now the only to do now is to REPENT. Furthermore, God’s goodness isn’t the only thing that leads man to repentance. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says “For GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death”. Hence, telling a person, “hey, you should forgive that person who molested you” is for that victims salvation (Matthew 6:15, Mark 11:26) and well-being even though it might make them upset or sorrowful to do so. Now some might say, well you don’t have to forgive in order to go to heaven, all you have to do is “believe” (see my note John 3:16 explained) and you’ll go to heaven regardless. To those I say, Judas Iscariot believed in Jesus, you think he went to heaven?