posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 09:16 AM
A lot of people here made very good points, so I wont touch upon them.
I've seen healing hands often as a child, but by people who had a huge amount of faith on the ability. I don't think that it's a lost craft as
much as it is a lost faith and practice today. More and more people are going away from the old ways and going into some new style of their old
religion. It's like a dying language, in a sense. Eventually, everyone learns english and forgets the language or practice and beliefs of their
I've seen the healing but it's left up to the will of God. Though, that still shows a lack of faith in the ability, and perhaps once, people just
believed in God and that he would give them the full range of the practice and they were able to do more.
So, I see it as the amount of your faith in what you do is the ability you have doing it. If you believe you can raise the dead, and you truely
believe this and acknowlege where it comes from, then you, my friend, will raise the dead. Jesus had NO doubt in his power. Even remember reading
that his disiples did the same. So, it's not exclusive to him, and given freely to all who believe. It's the whole faith moving moutains
I also believe when i pray, my prayers are answered more when I believe that they will be than when I doubt them. I doubt a lot but I try to make my
faith stronger than my doubts. Often, my humbleness seems to play a part. Believe it and go off and let God deal with it, my grandmother used to
say. She was a big believer in such things like healing.
But... Remember... God has a plan too, and sometimes he may heal in ways or do things in ways that we don't understand, but often times, we get
exactly what we ask for. Just not always in the way we 'think' we ask it. As one poster said... Life is a lesson and if we believe, then we have
to take the lessons that we are made to bare.
If you ask God to help you be a good person, you may end up with more burdens and trials, because you HAVE to live through such things to understand.
It's not like sitting in a class room and just reading about it. How better to know if you actually live it? I'm a big believer in this. I always
learn lessons through my trials, though I don't always apply, but I tend to go through the same trials. I also feel that if I turn from God, then my
trials will end and hell.... I might even be a happier person and have money and whatever I want... then perhaps not because God might teach me a hard
lesson because he wants me more than he doesn't. And if he lets me go, then my trials may stop and I will learn nothing and grow not one bit in
wisdom. I'll be free from the trials, but I would be damned to my own devices.