Why Are Some People Not Healed?

31 January 2012

Why Are Some Not Healed?

Sometimes you can have two people with the same sin and the same identical disease, and one is healed and the other is not. Why? God doesn’t necessarily judge you in your sin immediately; He judges you for your heart toward it. It is hard to teach this because if you are not careful, you’ll make sin abound again.

King David was called a man after God’s own heart. Yet David had a man killed, he was an adulterer, etc. What made David different from Saul, his predecessor? Saul never repented. Psalm 51 tells us that David did.

The difference is in our attitude toward sin. Your heart toward God concerning sin is what moves Him.

In Isaiah 57:15, it says, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

What is the predicator for moving the hand of God?  Your sinlessness or your heart toward sin? I’ll be very honest with you; historically and scripturally, it seems that if you have a hatred for sin even if you are still in your sin, God judges you according to the righteousness of your heart toward Him. Out of that perfect hatred for sin, God starts to deal with you so that you are better able to resist the sin and thus remove the torment and that struggle and eventually produce your freedom from that sin.

There are other people who, when confronted with sin, harden their hearts and are not convicted; they don’t have a perfect hatred for it. In fact, they either condone it or ignore it. God is going to judge you after the intent of your heart, not to the degree of your sanctification first. In Romans 7: 15-17, we saw that the Apostle Paul also struggled with the issue of sin in his life.

I did a teaching some years ago on the 7 Steps to Sin (James 1:12-16.)Temptation is not sin. Having evil thoughts is not sin. If that were the case, we are all deep in sin. Thoughts come and go. The evil one in his kingdom is always out there tempting you. Temptation is not sin. Jesus was tempted in all points such as· we are, yet was without sin.

Hebrews 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Many people, because they are tempted, feel that they have sinned. You only have sin when the action of that sin is fulfilled; then it becomes your sin. I know what the Word says about a man lusting in his heart after a woman.

Matthew 5 :28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

There is a difference between temptation concerning women and fantasy lust. Fantasy lust is a sin because you’re committing the act in your mind, not just being tempted with the act. Many men and women fall because of being ignorant at this level.  They say, “Well, I’ll just go ahead and do it because I’ve already thought about it.  “This is Satan’s snare: convincing you that the temptation equals the act.

The 7 steps to sin are found in James 1:12-16.

James 1: 12-16  12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Temptation is not sin.

Henry W. Wright
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