In three previous Q&A’s on healing, we pointed out that because of Christ’s supreme Sacrifice, God has promised to heal our physical illnesses, if we are fulfilling certain conditions. We showed that God expects of a sick person to ask the ministers of His Church to anoint the sick with oil or send an anointed cloth to the sick person.
We also showed that the sick person must have faith to be healed, and that he or she must do the things “which are pleasing in God’s sight.” Another important requirement necessary to receive God’s gift of healing will be discussed in this Q&A. In 1 John 3:22, we read: “And whatever we ask we receive from Him (including a request for physical healing), because we KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
Keeping God’s commandments is an absolute necessity.
Christ made it very clear to a young ruler that he had to keep the commandments to enter ETERNAL life (Matthew 19:17); it is obvious that this condition also applies for protection and healing in this physical life. After all, Christ came so that we should have LIFE, and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). This passage…