The Doctor Who Never FailsMarch 17, 2009 at 8:24 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Galatians | 7 Comments
Tags: Biblical doctors, Biblical medicine, Doctors in the Bible, Ephesians 2, Galatians 3, Great Physician, healing, permanent healing, temporary healing
Doctors often take the majority of the credit for healing a patient. However, all physical healings are, at best, temporary. Earthly doctors, being human, are susceptible to mistakes. A patient may need a second opinion. A patient who has been proclaimed “healed” may suffer a relapse. But when you have been healed from the fatal illness of sin by the Great Physician, you have been fully and permanently healed.
When the Lord Jesus, the Great Physician, saves someone, it is by grace through faith, not of works. (Ephesians 2:8-9) If you have been healed from the sickness of sin, you were not healed by works, so you should not trust in works to keep you healed.
The Holy Ghost spoke to the Galatian believers through the Apostle Paul:
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
An earthly physician offers a temporary cure, but the Great Physician has the power to keep you healed, and to make you GROW.