A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“The Apostles Heal Many”, Acts 5:12) And by the hands of the Apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 13) And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. 14) And Believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16) There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
Quest Study Bible – How could a shadow heal people? v15, God used many means to heal hurting people. The passing shadow of an Apostle was just one. God works in different ways at different times. When
people respond in faith to God’s work, He can respond in various ways to their needs. We may not see God healing through shadows, but we can see Him at work in other ways; a doctor’s kindness, a supportive friend, a charitable agency, a supernatural answer to prayer and so on.
Matthew Henry Concise Commentary – v12-16, The separation of hypocrites by distinguishing judgments, should make the sincere cleave closer to each other and to the Gospel Ministry. Whatever takes care of the purity and reputation of the Church, promotes its enlargement; but that power alone which works such miracles by the Apostles, can rescue sinners, and add Believers to His worshippers. Christ will work through all His faithful servants, and every one who applies to Him shall be healed. Amen.
I have often wondered why there aren’t more “Healers” in the world. You know, when someone from the Church tells you there is a “Healing Evangelist” at a particular Church or place and you gather family and friends to go that you might be blessed by this person. And then I remember that I can go straight to “The Healer” or “The Doctor” in prayer myself and be healed if I will only believe and have faith. In Old Testament times, Exodus 15:16 If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. 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. In New Testament times, Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. (The woman with the issue of blood). Luke 17:19. Matthew 14:36 And besought Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched Him were made perfectly whole. (Jesus and the people at Gennesaret after He had walked on water). James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth (benefits) much.
And Today, there are those that have “Spiritual Gifts” and the “gift of healing” is one of them. 1Corinthians 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit, to another the gift of healing by the same Spirit.
And there are more scriptures encouraging us to believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. Amen
More to come and God Bless You.