A Primer on Biblical Healing
The transformational healing ministry of Jesus stands in stark contrast to what many Christians have come to believe today: that God doesn’t always heal sickness, that healing is primarily attained through modern medicine, that God cares about spiritual health more than physical health.
In Divine Healing, Andrew Murray examines some of the mysteries of divine healing: God’s desire to redeem His people in body and soul, His absolute victory over sin and death and the necessity of the believer’s faith-filled participation in healing.
Andrew Murray (1828-1917), preacher, pastor, and brilliant theologian, believed that God was deeply committed to healing in both body and soul. When Murray grew ill and lost his voice for more than two years, he engaged in an intense study of healing in Scripture, seeking an answer to the question that many have asked: Should I pursue medical treatment, or exclusively seek healing from the Lord?
The Lord healed Murray’s voice and, from that point on, healing the sick became a central part of his preaching and ministry.
In Divine Healing, Murray shares a series of meditations centered on “The Prayer of Faith” found in James 5:15, unraveling deep questions surrounding the difficult topic of divine healing, including:
- Is sickness a sign of God’s judgment?
- How does faith play a part in healing?
- Why are some people healed and others not?
- What does the Bible say about healing?
- Is sickness God’s will?
Murray directs the reader back to Scripture and the many examples of Jesus healing the sick. More than anything, he draws the reader into a greater understanding of the Lord’s commitment to the growth, health and wholeness of His people.