A mate died needlessly after birth of her son due to placenta retension but was not allowed medical care to resolve medical complication. She did not get the chance to raise her son or to watch him grow. She belonged to a wordfaith church although fit and healthy woman throughout pregnancy. I was shocked to hear years later of her death so miss her even today. To know she would be still alive if given treatment makes me share her true story hit home directly.God is Greatest Physician to Perform 1st Surgery on Adam to create Eve in Eden. God also told King Hezekiah to boil figs to drink 3 days for healing then go to the Temple. There are some Christians who think seeking a medical attention means the lack of faith in God. Many hospitals were started by Christian churches. There is nothing in the Bible forbidding believers seeing a physician.May be cultural attitudes, circumstances in the past and present lifestyle all cause some to stay away from doctors. Again the Word-Faith movement also prevent consulting doctor for medical treatment. As it is considered lack of faith that will actually stop God healing you. In some groups, seeking the help of a physician is viewed as the barrier to using Spiritual Energy God has given us to heal people.Logic of that viewpoint lacks the sound Biblical understanding of God’s Source of Help. If your car is damaged, do you take it to a mechanic or wait for God to perform a miracle and heal your car? If plumbing in your house bursts, do you wait for God to plug the leak, or do you call a plumber? God is Capable of also repairing a car or fixing plumbing as HE is of healing a believer’s human bodies.The fact that God can and does perform miracles of healings does not mean we should only expect a miracle instead of seeking help of individuals who possess the knowledge, skill to assist. Physicians are referred to about dozen times in the Bible. A verse taken out of context used to teach people not to see a physicians is woman with issue of blood after so many physicians spent all her money for their treatment but got worse sought Jesus.So until she touched hem of garment of Jesus before she got healed. The other verse is in 2 Chronicles 16:12, in the 39th year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. The disease was very severe illness but did not seek help from the LORD God but from physicians. The issue was not Asa consulted physicians but he did not seek help from the LORD. Doctor’s brains, knowledge is from God based on organic natural herbs from God Almighty. Treatment is through a doctor but ULTIMATE faith is in God as HEALER though God uses doctors to heal people.Many verses in the Bible speak of using “medical treatments” such as applying bandages to wounds in Isaiah 1:6, oil in James 5:14, oil and wine in Luke 10:34, herbs and leaves in Ezekiel 47:12, wine in 1 Timothy 5:23, and salves, the “balm of Gilead in Jeremiah 8:22. In Luke, the author of Acts and Gospel of Luke, was a trained qualified doctor referred to by Paul as “the beloved physician” in Bible in Colossians 4:14 wrote health details.In Mark 5:25-30 the story of woman with continual bleeding, physicians could not heal though been to many doctors, spent all her money discourages some from a medical treatment. By coming to Jesus, believing, touching hem of His garment, and healed seems as endorsement not to seek medical care. Jesus told Pharisees “Those well do no need a physician, but those who are sick in Matthew 9:12. This verse means sick can get treatment but do not waste time and money if seeking doctors gets worse result not any better. In principle, some overlook numerous treatments Jesus used healing with sand and spittum on one occasion. Most food and herbs used in past as fleshly picked, squeezed, directly applied to eyes, nose, ears, etc without some hybrid genetically modified containing different pesticides, insecticides, traces of fertilisers may not effective in treatment as in their original state as natural organic herbs.So many distrust pharmaceutical drugs, companies, bulking pills with the starch, preservatives, enhancers, bulking agents colour, animal synthetic plastic capsule. In the same way, one does not just stop eating food by the processing industry because it not purely organic. Similarly, physicians are not God and should not be viewed as such but do help. Other times some accomplish better health due to all better resources and facilities of money. Cost of treatment is not often caused by doctors but investors who turn medical business into market forces competing for more profit for share holders. Some think suffering through pain means one is Godly so interesting those most able to afford medical bills for a better health care sometimes often refuse an essential treatment due to belief and so get worse.Seeking physicians using right remedies are not condemned in Scripture. In fact, medical treatments are recommended by God and viewed favourably. God’s Divine intervention in physical difficulty should be sought according to James 4:2, 5:13. It is important to remember however that God does not promise He will answer the in the way we will always want as stated in Isaiah 55:8-9. We have assurance all HE does will be done in love and in our best interest in Psalm 145:8-9.Therefore, should Christians go to see doctors? God created us as intelligent beings and gave us the ability to create medicines and learn how to repair our bodies. There is nothing wrong with applying knowledge and ability towards physical healing. Doctors can be viewed as God’s gift to us, so means God brings healing recovery. It is our ultimate faith and trust is to be in God, not in doctors or medicine. With all difficult decisions, seek God who promises to give wisdom when we ask for it in James 1:5. So blood transfusion alternatives are available for bloodless surgery and organ donations.God can use medicine to heal people as advised to live by faith not by sight. God is always behind the scenes working to heal. Pray for God’s healing help taking great care personally by what is eaten, drunk, used not to cause an irreparable damage to the body later blaming God. Trust God alone to help always make the right choices to helo build up the body to remember to use healthy way not abuse. Prevention is better than cure at times as body can be damaged beyond repair by previous reckless lifestyle.
Some strongly believe prayer alone is the method approved by God yet may not be encouraging prayer or a healthy lifestyle. Prayer is their best medicine so God the best doctor because God heals as doctors take the fees. Jeremiah 8:22 asks is there no medicine in Gilead or no physician to help in healing wounds of the people? In Ezekiel 47:11-12 swamps and marshes if not healed left for salt. All kinds of trees provide food to grow along banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. So their fruit will be used for food and leaves for medicine.Revelation 22:2 river flows down center of main street. On each side of the river grows a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. It the leaves used for medicine to heal the nations. In Isaiah 38:21 prophet said to Hezekiah’s servants, Make an ointment from figs and spread it over the boil, and Hezekiah will recover. In 2 Kings 20:7 repeated by Isaiah, Make ointment from figs. And so Hezekiah’s servants spread ointment over boil, Hezekiah recovered! Jeremiah 51:8 when suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen weep for her and give her medicine perhaps she can yet be healed. Isaiah 1:6 when battered from head to foot covered with bruises, welts, infected wounds without soothing ointments or bandages. These verses talk of damage beyond repair so cautioned to listen to God not lean towards heathen behaviour that can cause reckless life and sickness.Sometimes medication requires another to counteract side effects on the body. It is necessary to ensure that prescriptions do not cause problems. Some increase as over time the body becomes immune to its effects. Others think it has placebo effect psychologically therefore may not want to use medication. Whatever choice made important to respect human life. It is necessary to educate people about the Source of life given by God to take great care to preserve and protect each life. In extreme cases of natural medicine the treatment solution made uses alcohol so some wordfaith ban drinking alcohol. It means medication containing alcohol is not acceptable so do use it the medicine. In the Bible, in 1 Timothy 5:23 Paul told to not drink only water but to drink little wine for the sake of stomach because sick so often. In Luke 10:33-34, despised Samaritan saw a man so felt compassion for him soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine then bandaged wound. He put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of his treatment and the extra bills incurred.Others believe blood of Jesus had Sacred life giving properties than any medicine so plead the blood of Jesus. Indeed some illnesses not treated by the traditional medicine seemed healed after an intense fasting and prayer and applying blood of Jesus. Others drink a red wine or ribena representing blood of Jesus by faith and healed. Proverbs 31:6 says give a strong drink to the ones perishing and wine to those who are bitterly distressed. The idea is to numb their consciousness of intense pain for a brief season not to be endorsing alcoholism as an excuse.
In Colossians 4:14 Luke, beloved doctor, sends greetings so does Demas. This is to show that highly educated people can believe and follow Jesus and be part of God’s Kingdom. However, when Job 13:4 was going through his test for testimony some who could not treat him smeared him with lies. Job’s anger or frustration was directed at physicians as worthless physicians, all of you because in pain! He was eventually healed by God. Do illness somtimes require prayer, forgiveness to recover from spirit of bitterness or toxic bile poisoning blood beyond treatment.In Genesis 50:2 Joseph told physicians who served him to embalm his father’s body; so Jacob was embalmed. Medicine in different forms takes place in many ways throughout history. People know God supplied the natural materials and raw ingredients for treament used as it is required. People recognise God as Healer so Continue to trust in the Lord, as the one who really heals. God causes body to absorb medicine to transform it into desired treatment behind the scenes.In Psalm 103:2-3 people are to Bless the Lord, my soul, and never forget any of His benefiys because HE Continues to forgive all sins, HE Continues to heal all diseases. In Job 5:18 though heal wounds after applied bandages; God may strike, but HIS HANDS Still HEAL through HIS compassion. Psalm 147:3 says HE heals the brokenhearted, binding up wounds and injuries of the heart. An emotional healing improves physical healing so all encouraged to watch out emotions.
In 2 Corinthians 5:7, Faith is inside job so believers walk by faith, not by sight. It means the physical symptoms may not be sign of good health but inner heart is. So Proverbs 17:22 says, A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. In Ecclesiastes 3:3 A time after a natural life may be up to return to God after passing. Others have a time to heal; or time to break down to reflect, to review life to reharge batteries to make better choices and then time to build up.