Doctor, Doctor, Gimme the (Good) News

December 19, 2012 at 11:45 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Luke | Leave a comment
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The Deep End just keeps getting deeper. Things have really picked up during the second half of this year, and another milestone for all-time views was surpassed a couple of days ago. If you are a subscriber or a regular reader: Thank you. I am always surprised (and absurdly pleased) when someone is helped by one of the posts on this site, and I am grateful to God that He has allowed me to continue blogging. Any fruit that is produced is His fruit, and abounds to His glory.

In honor of this momentous occasion, and with many of my friends battling colds, flu, and even pneumonia at this time of the year, I thought it would be a good time to re-set the category called Biblical Doctoring, which started off with a series of posts under the acrostic D.O.C.T.O.R.

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:31-32

1. Doctor’s Orders
2. The Doctor Who Never Fails
3. Satisfied Patients
4. The Great House Call
5. The Great Physician
6. Two “Right” Feet
7. The Remedy for Mood Swings
8. Diverting the Flow of the Word
9. Dr. Law and Dr. Grace (*)
10. The Crisis
11. The Relationship between Sin and Disease

* most-read post in category

The Great House Call

April 9, 2009 at 8:26 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Biblical Greats, Matthew | 13 Comments
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But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

Matthew 9:12

Have you been healed from the sickness of sin by the Great Physician? Only Jesus Christ provides the cure for sin.

Before the days of modern transportation, a person who had been successfully treated by an innovative doctor would sometimes physically change his residence, and move to the place where the doctor was located. This was so he could be near for regular examinations.

Jesus invites us to “abide” in Him (John 15:4). If we do so, He will be able to continually “examine” us, letting us know if there are signs of our old sin-sickness creeping back in to make us ill. Regular check-ups, conducted by the Holy Spirit, are a key part of good spiritual health.

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

Satisfied Patients

March 27, 2009 at 9:46 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Ezekiel | 4 Comments
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The Great Physician, Jesus Christ, is greater than any earthly doctor. This can be seen in how He deals with pre-existing conditions, in the type of Doctor’s orders He gives, and in the success rate of His treatment.

People who have been well-treated by a doctor will always recommend that doctor to their friends. You may see a billboard or advertisement occasionally, but “word of mouth,” rather than paid advertising, is how most doctors get their patients.

If you’ve been healed from the fatal sickness of sin by Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, you should “spread the word.” Don’t miss a chance to tell people about the Lord.

And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

Ezekiel 3:11

An earthly doctor likes to get referrals from patients, but the Great Physician has commanded us tell others about how He has PERMANENTLY healed us.

Doctor’s Orders

March 10, 2009 at 9:58 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring, Matthew | 7 Comments
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When a patient leaves his doctor’s office, he will often be given a written copy of “doctor’s instructions.” Patients are admonished to follow these instructions to the letter. For example, a patient who takes his prescribed medicine, but does not perform his prescribed exercises, may not fully recover.

The Great Physician, however, is even more serious about us following His instructions word for word.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Matthew 5:18

There are no “unimportant verses” in the Bible. It is our God-inspired instruction manual for spiritual health and daily living.

An earthly physician gives the patient “doctor’s orders” to follow, but the Great Physician gives the COMMANDMENTS to live by in His Holy Word.

Pre-existing Conditions

February 26, 2009 at 10:19 am | Posted in Biblical Doctoring | 2 Comments
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Doctors want an accurate medical history on their patients. This is an important part of diagnosis and treatment. Patient forms have spaces for admitting to a history of high blood pressure, heart problems, and prior injuries. I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Each day we need to confess our faults and sins to our Great Physician. If you have truly trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, your post-salvation sins will not change your status as a child of God with a home in Heaven. However, there’s no use in trying to hide our sins from the Lord – He sees everything. An earthly physician wants an accurate medical history of past problems, but the Great Physician wants honest and sincere confession.

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