WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS
Bertrand L. Comparet
Surely all of you have heard of the divine healing
of various diseases, some of you may doubt that it has really occurred. You
think that it was just the imaginary healing of an imaginary disease. I can
assure you that I personally know of many cases of very real diseases, which
were healed far more quickly than the best of physicians could accomplish it.
One who had never seen the city of Chicago might doubt that it exists; a person
who has been there knows it is real. So it is with divine healing, we who have
seen sicknesses, healed by Yahweh, know this is real.
Possibly some of you have hoped for divine healing
of your own sicknesses, but have not received it; you have wondered why you
don't get the healing. I shall try to answer that question and to show you how
you may be healed. You know Yahweh can heal, you know He does heal, but you
don't know how or why.
First, let's find out why there is sickness in the
world. Yahweh gave us a code of laws, set out in the first five books of the
Bible; these laws covered all phases of life and civilization. They were not
concerned only with your morality, though Yahweh always has required that you
try to live a good life. These laws covered every phase of life that can affect
There were political laws to keep us free, economic
laws to keep us prosperous, agricultural laws to keep our land
productive and our crops nourishing. Then there were the dietary laws, to
keep us strong and healthy and religious laws to keep us true to the one
true God, Yahweh. Yahweh has given us all good things, even our very lives. Then
the shortest laws of all, the moral laws, to keep our personal conduct
such that Yahweh could stand to associate with us. He promised us good
government, long life and good health when we obeyed the laws.
We have been taught to see many of our troubles as a
punishment sent upon us by Yahweh for some of our sins; this hasn't given us a
true picture. We visualize it in terms of the parent of a small child running
after him/her, catching it, and giving him/her a spanking. This is a punishment,
which would not have come if the parent had not actively inflicted it.
This is a mistaken view. All of Yahweh's laws are natural and the
consequences of disobedience occur automatically.
You can't disobey even one of these laws, you either obey
it the easy way, and reap the blessing, or you take the hard way and don't obey
it and pay the penalty. For example, you can't disobey the law of gravity. You
ride down the elevator from the 10th floor, obeying the law of gravity the easy,
voluntary way. But, if you jump out of the 10th floor window, you still obey the
law of gravity, but this time it is the hard way, with the penalty.
Similarly, Yahweh's laws stated in the Bible, are the
great truths, which reveal that there is only one way to get peace and
prosperity, good health, etc. A refusal to do these things must necessarily and
automatically lose what you can't gain in any but the right way.
Many of you have been taught that since you are now
Christians, you aren't under the law anymore, but under grace. This has been
greatly misunderstood; the laws of Yahweh were given to us, here in this life
on earth, to govern our conduct here, not in heaven. They are the means by which
we can have the good things of this life. Take for example the
dietary laws, one of these forbid us to eat animals, which have died of disease.
I don't care how good a Christian you may be, even if you were the Archbishop of
Canterbury himself, it would still be true that if you found the carcass of a
cow that had died of hoof and mouth disease, and you took some of the meat and
ate it, you would get sick.
Yes, I know you wouldn't lose your eternal salvation but
you certainly would lose your present health by violating this law of Yahweh's.
Yahweh wouldn't run after you and beat you with a stick, the penalty
would be automatic, the same as in the case of other violations of Yahweh's
Yahweh told us how to receive all the benefits this life
can give. He promised us, among these benefits, good health if we obeyed Him. Deuteronomy
7:12, 15 tells us, "Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to
these judgments, and keep and do them, that Yahweh thy God shall keep unto thee
the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers. And Yahweh thy
God will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none
of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them
upon those that hate thee."
Exodus 23:25 records, "And ye shall serve
Yahweh thy God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take
sickness away from the midst of thee." The blessing comes as the
automatic consequences of obedience to Yahweh.
On the other hand, Yahweh warned that if we scorned His
commandments, we would suffer many penalties, among them being sickness. Deuteronomy
28:58-61 warns us, "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of
this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest reverence this glorious
and fearful name, Yahweh thy God; then Yahweh will make thy plagues wonderful,
and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues and of long continuance and sore
sickness and of long continuance. Moreover, he will bring upon thee all the
diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
Also every sickness and every plague which is not written in the book of this
law, them will Yahweh bring upon thee." This will come by the automatic
process by which wrong produces its own consequences.
Someone may say, but this is from the Old Testament, that
was all done away with. No it wasn't! Yahshua said in Matthew 5:17,
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I come not to
destroy, but to fulfill". I John 3:4 reminds us, "Whosoever
committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of
the law." You recognize it is a sin to violate the seventh commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery. It is also a sin to violate the agricultural and
dietary laws thereby giving the people food, which has lost much of the
wholesome qualities, which Yahweh intended it, should have.
If you kept all the law, what sin could you commit? We
often say, the wages of sin are death, but we forget that the wages of sin is
also the intermediate step of sickness. Psalm 107:17-20 states
both the problem and its remedy. "Fools, because of their transgression and
because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of
meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. Then they cry unto Yahweh in
their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent His word and
healed them, and delivered them from destruction." Psalm 30:2
affirms this. "Yahweh my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed
The most serious diseases have been healed this way. II
Kings 20:1-6 tells us, "In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And
the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz came to him and said unto him, Thus saith
Yahweh: Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die and not live, And Hezekiah
turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Yahweh saying, I beseech thee O
Yahweh, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect
heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the
word of Yahweh came unto him saying, Turn again and tell Hezekiah, the captain
of my people, Thus saith Yahweh, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy
prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day
thou shalt go up into the house of Yahweh. And I will add unto thy days fifteen
Remember, the power of Yahweh is limitless. Many
people, in our own day, have been brought back from the brink of death by the
power of Yahweh, just as Hezekiah was healed.
Some of you must be wondering what we are doing in the
Old Testament all this time. Does this mean that Christianity is not the answer
and we must seek righteousness under the law? No, I don't mean that at all. In
the first place, we have been looking for the cause of sickness, we have seen
that it is one of the consequences of sin, sin brings it on. We shall have
sickness until we find the remedy, not the result, but for the cause, sin. We
have already discovered that we aren't able to keep all the laws perfectly;
therefore we must look for another answer.