Unknown Facts of Jesus’ Healing
What percentage of the people that were healed had demons in them? You’d be surprised at the number. In the Book of Matthew there were 29 healings, 11 were casting out of demons. That’s a total of 37%. In Mark, the percentage is 50%, Luke 52%. Only in the Book of John there were no demons mentioned.
In short, a large percentage of those who that Jesus healed were also possessed by evil spirits.
Of the 55 healings, 14 times Jesus touched the person. He used his saliva on two instances and oil in one.
Here is one where a boy was demon possessed, an epileptic from childhood. The spirit saw Jesus, immediately it convulsed the boy, who fell on the ground and rolled about foaming at the mouth and rebuked the unclean spirit, saying ‘You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.’ Matthew 17:14-18
‘In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight’, ‘various diseases and pains, demoniac, epileptics and paralytics, and he healed them’ ‘blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up’ Matthew $23-24, Mark 3:10-11, Luke 7:21-22.
Note: There are those some Christians who say that ‘demons’ don’t exist. A friend of mine many years ago said that the ancients didn’t have a word for disease, and that demons were really a type of disease. Well, I pray that these people just read the Bible – comprehend what they read. We are plainly told that Jesus talked to them (demons); he rebuked them; they left the body they were possessing. What could be plainer than that? The fact is, that there were diseases of various kinds AND there were demons (or devils, unclean spirits, if you prefer). That doesn’t mean that everyone that was sick were demon possessed but that some are – as we are told in the Gospels.
It’s usually people who try all the conventional healing, the allopathic treatments and get no results, do they turn to God. What was once impossible become possible because of a miracle.
Could it just be that people do not become well because they have the wrong treatment? That which is natural is from God, that which is not natural – chemical medicine – is not from God.
We are told in Revelation that there will be sorcery in the last days. Well, that Greek word means ‘pharmakia’ comes from this word. Only in this day and age do we see the use of drugs like never before in the history of the world.
I believe that the very nature of allopathic medicine is of the devil; that there will be a greater chance of being possessed as the people in ancient Israel were. This is part of modern-day Babylon and we are told to come out of her and be not partakers of her sins. And in the area of health, the best way to do that is seek natural healers and therapies and not what the doctors today practice. You have the freedom of choice, so what will it be?