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What the healing of a woman on a ventilator and in a wheelchair shows us about healing?

Healing of the woman with an issue of blood in the Roman catacombs dated to the 4th century. (Notice how Jesus is portrayed with short hair and without a beard.) Wikipedia/Public Domain

It is important to remember that it doesn’t matter what church you attend, it is faith in Christ that brings miraculous healing.

Faithwire recently reported on the healing of a woman attending a Roman Catholic Church in Lansing, Michigan.

Dani Laurion who attends Saint Mary Cathedral suffers from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and autonomic dysfunction and as a result, has been in a wheelchair and on a ventilator for nearly 13 years.

She was attending a healing service at the church on March 15, 2022, when she raised her hands in prayer.

“I reached up,” Dani said, “and I just said, ‘I need you, and I need you to hold me and just take care of me.

At the same moment, one of the church leaders released a word of knowledge, that someone’s lungs were being filled.

As soon as Dani uttered that prayer, she experienced a strange sensation in her body that felt like someone had turned on a tap in her ears and water was pouring down through her body.

She immediately felt the urge to take off her ventilator, and moments later she left her wheelchair and was walking up to the church altar and has been walking ever since.

“It’s God simply choosing to act … now she can breathe when she couldn’t breathe on her own,” Father Karl Pung, who serves as the Parrish priest, said. “There is no medical explanation. From one second not being able to do those things, next second able to do those things.”

Dani’s healing reminds me of the healing of the woman with the issue of blood who similarly had struggled with her condition for a long time, 12 years (Mark 5:25).

When she saw Jesus surrounded by a crowd of people, the woman thought she would be healed if she could just touch the Lord’s cloak (Mark 5:28).

It’s important we understand that at this point Jesus had emptied Himself of His Divinity (Philippians 2:7) and was functioning as fully man, filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1).

As the woman pushed through the crowd, she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and was instantly healed.

Then the Lord said someone had touched him. The disciples were taken aback by that statement because several people were jostling Christ at the moment. How could Christ be focussing on just one person?

But one was different, as Mark explains:

30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” (Mark 5:30-31 ESV)

Jesus literally felt the power or healing virtue leaving His body as it was pulled out by the woman’s faith.

Since Jesus was functioning as fully man at this point, He was also demonstrating how miraculous healing occurs.

Healing does not fall down from heaven, healing comes from the Holy Spirit resident inside believers.

In Dani’s case, the healing probably came from someone who was attending that mass, perhaps the person with the word of knowledge.

It is important we understand the source of the healing because it also explains why there can be a lack of healing.

Paul writes that believers are quite capable of ‘quenching the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19).

The Greek word for quench, sbennumi, refers literally to putting out a fire (Mark 9:48).

In a spiritual sense, this means we have the ability to quench the Holy Spirit’s fire inside us. Which, I suggest, implies that we can also hinder or impede the Holy Spirit’s ability to heal people.

READ: ‘No Medical Explanation’: Miracle Unfolds as Wheelchair-Bound Woman on Ventilator Raises Hand in Worship, Asks God for Healing

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  1. Pingback: What the healing of a woman on a ventilator and in a wheelchair shows us about healing? – SHOPPEX NIGERIA

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