WHY DON'T HEALING SERVICES CURE ME?

 

 

Once again, there are too many scriptures with the word "healing" or "miracle" in it, so the following is a summary study.  If interested in more, look up all the scriptures in a concordance.

 

Exodus 20:22; 21:1 - Who introduced the era of Old Testament Law? _________________

 

            Exodus 7-10; 14:21 - Give some examples of his miracles to prove he was from God. ญญญญญญญญ_____________ _________________________ ________________________________________________

 

            Deuteronomy 34:9 - On whom did Moses transfer his miraculous powers? ______________ ________________________________

 

            Joshua never passed miraculous powers on to anyone else.

 

1 Kings 17:1 - Who introduced the era of prophets?  __________

 

            1 Kings 17:12-15; 18-22; 18:34-38 - Give some examples of his miracles to prove he was from God. _____ _________________________________________________

 

            2 Kings 2:9-11 - On whom did Elijah transfer his miraculous powers? ____________________________

 

            Elisha never passed miraculous powers on to anyone else.

 

Acts 1:4, 8, 2:38; 41-43 - Who introduced the era of Christianity? _______________________________

 

Acts 3:6-8; 9:40; 20:9-10 - Give some examples of their miracles to prove they were from God.  _______________ _________________________________________________

 

            Acts 6:5-6; 8; 8:6 - On whom did the apostles transfer their miraculous powers? ___________________________

 

Romans 1:1,11 - What title did Paul hold?  _________________  Why did he want to visit the church in Rome?________________ ______________________________________________________

 

If they could just pray for those gifts, why would his long trip be necessary?

 

1 Corinthians 1:6-7 - To whom did Paul impart spiritual gifts?  ____________________________________. 

 

1 Corinthians 11:17 - Did having these spiritual gifts necessarily make them better or superior Christians? ____________

 

2 Corinthians 12:12 - What were the signs that marked an apostle? __________________________________

 

Below is a verse-by-verse look at Acts 2:16-21, a quotation of Joel 2:28-32).

 

Acts 2:16-17a - "This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:  'In the LAST DAYS, God says I will pour out my Spirit on ALL people....'"  I Peter 1:19-20 says the latter days began when? ______________________________________________________

 

Acts 2:17b - "....Your sons and daughters will PROPHESY...."

 

            Luke 1:5, 67 - What descendant (son) of Aaron prophesied about Jesus?  ______________________

 

Luke 2:25-35 - What other "son" of the Israelites prophesied about Jesus?  _____________________

 

            Luke 1:5, 41-45 - What descendant (daughter) of Aaron prophesied about Jesus?  ____________________

 

            Luke 2:36-38 - What other "daughter" of the Israelites prophesied about Jesus?  ____________________

 

Acts 2:17c - "....Your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy...."

 

            Matthew 1:20-23 - What young man dreamed a dream?  ______________________  [Don't be fooled by that old tradition that he was an old man.  He was still alive when Jesus preached (notice present tense in John 6:42).]

 

            Matthew 2:1, 12 - What old men dreamed a dream? _____

 

            Luke 1:11f, 22 - What old man saw a vision? _________

 

Luke 2:25-35 - What other "son" of the Israelites prophesied about Jesus?  _____________________

 

            Luke 1:5, 41-45 - What descendant (daughter) of Aaron prophesied about Jesus?  ____________________

 

            Luke 2:36-38 - What other "daughter" of the Israelites prophesied about Jesus?  ____________________

 

Acts 2:17c - "....Your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy...."

 

            Matthew 1:20-23 - What young man dreamed a dream?  ______________________  [Don't be fooled by that old tradition that he was an old man.  He was still alive when Jesus preached (notice present tense in John 6:42).]

 

            Matthew 2:1, 12 - What old men dreamed a dream? _____

 

            Luke 1:11f, 22 - What old man saw a vision? _________

 

Acts 1:9 - _______________________________________

            Acts 2:2 - _______________________________________

 

Acts 2:19b - "....and SIGNS on the earth below...."

 

            Below, list the signs on earth that occurred:

 

            Luke 2:12 - _____________________________________

            Matthew 12:39-40 - ______________________________

            Luke 2:34 - _____________________________________

            John 4:48 - _____________________________________

            John 2:18-28 - __________________________________

 

            John 20:30f - Who performed many miraculous signs and why? ______________________________

 

            Acts 2:22 - How did God give accreditation to Jesus among the people on earth? ___________________

 

Acts 2:19c - "....BLOOD and FIRE and BILLOWS of smoke...."

Acts 2:23 - Whose blood were the prophet and Peter referring to? _____________________________________

 

            Acts 2:3 - What fire were the prophet and Peter referring to? _____________________________________________

 

            Acts 2:2 - What billows of smoke were the prophet and Peter referring to?  ________________________________

 

This phrase, "billows of smoke" could also be translated "breath of God's glory."  "Breath" is also translated "wind."

 

            Exodus 19:9 - Who came in a cloud to Mt. Sinai?  _____

            2 Chronicles 7:1-3 - What of the Lord filled the Temple in the cloud? _____________________

 

Acts 2:20a - "....The sun will be turned to DARKNESS...."

 

            Luke 23:44f - On what recent occasion had the sun turned dark? _________________________

 

Acts 2:20b - "....and the moon to BLOOD before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord...."

 

            Luke 23:44f - Whose blood had been spilled recently while it was dark and the moon could be seen? _________

 

Acts 2:21 - "....And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

 

            Hebrews 10:11 - In the Old Testament era, did animal sacrifices save them?  _____________

 

            Hebrews 10:10 - Who had to be sacrificed so we could be saved by him? _____________ Acts 2:1, 38 - When did this privilege begin?  _________

 

            Acts 22:16 - What act is included in "calling on his name"? _______________________

 

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 - Those representing Satan perform what kinds of miracles, signs and wonders?  ______________________  Will it deceive God's people?  _____________

 

Matthew 7:22-24 - Jesus said on the Day of Judgment, many will declare they prophesied in his name, drove out ________________, and performed many _______________, but Jesus will tell them, "I _________________ knew you.  Away from me, you ___________________."  Jesus wants us to put what into practice?  _____________________________________

 

Hebrews 2:4 - By the time Hebrews was written, most of the New Testament had been written down.  In this passage, is distribution of signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the present or past tense? _________________

 

 

Miracles In First Century

 

Quote from Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History, Chapter. VII

 

"These accounts are given by Irenaeus in those five books of his, to which he gave the title of 'Refutation and Overthrow of False Doctrine.'  In the second book of the same work, he also shows that EVEN DOWN TO HIS TIMES [he lived 130-200 AD] instances of divine and MIRACULOUS power were REMAINING IN SOME CHURCHES.

 

            So far are they from raising the dead, as the Lord raised, and as the apostles by means of prayer, for even among the brethren frequently in a case of necessity when a whole church united in much fasting and prayer, the spirit has returned to the ex-animated body, and the man was granted to the prayers of the saints....

 

            Some, indeed, most certainly and truly cast out demons, so that frequently those persons themselves that were cleansed from wicked spirits believed and were received into the church.....

 

            Others have the knowledge of things to come, as also visions and prophetic communications; others heal the sick by the imposition of hands, and restore them to health.  And, moreover, as we said above, even the dead have been raised and continued with us many years....

 

            As we hear, many of the brethren in the church who have prophetic gifts, and who speak in all tongues through the spirit, and who also bring to light the secret things of men for their benefit, and who expound the mysteries of God."

 

These gifts of different kinds also continued with those that were worthy until the times mentioned."