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God's healing for Children

God's healing for Children

God's healing for Children

By John Chopores


If you are praying for very young children, it is good, to get the parents to unite in faith for them.

When working with very young children, read the Bible to them. especially the stories about Christ healing! This is to help build their faith! cf. Romans 10:17 Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

You will often find them more ready to believe, than many adults!

cf. (John 4:46-54 KJV)

(46) So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. (47) When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. (48) Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. (49) The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. (50) Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. (51) And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told {him}, saying, Thy son liveth. (52) Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. (53) So the father knew that {it was} at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. (54) This {is} again the second miracle {that} Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

"What should we do in the case of children?

"We may act for them if our own, or if they are substantially laid upon us by the Lord, so that we are responsible for them. But we cannot believe for the children of others where God is looking to someone else to assume this responsible as, for example, an unbelieving parent. In the case of the children of others we should be most careful in assuming responsibility.

...In the case of our own children we may and should teach them to unite with us themselves in faith, and we will find it very easy to get their simple hearts to trust Jesus fully." [The Lord for the Body (by. A.B. SIMPSON.Pages 131-132).].

Healing children and the Sins of the parents

Something to remember, sometimes a child is sick because of the sins of the parents cf. 2SA

12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to

blaspheme, the child also {that is} born unto thee shall surely die. (KJV)

(1Kings 13:34-14:1 KJV)

(34) And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut {it} off, and to destroy {it} from off the face of the earth. (1Kings 14)

(1) At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

You will notice two things, about David and Jeroboam. (1) David did not repent of his sins until after the prophet Nathan confronted him (2Samuel 12:7-9 KJV)

(7) And Nathan said to David, Thou {art} the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; (8) And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if {that had been} too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. (9) Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife {to be} thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

2SA 12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. (KJV) You will also notice, that it does not say, if Beth-Sheba ever repented of her sin of Adultery! cf.

1TI 2:15 but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety. (ASV)


In the case of Jeroboam, I do not believe he ever repented of his sins cf. (1Kings 13:33-14:1 KJV)

(33) After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the

people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became {one} of the priests of the high places. (34) And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut {it} off, and to destroy {it} from off the face of the earth.

(1Kings 14)

(1) At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. 2KI 13:11 And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: {but} he walked therein. (KJV)

Now, conpare with the parents who came to Jesus cf. MAR 9:22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. (KJV)

(Mark 9:23-25 KJV)

(23) Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things {are} possible to him that believeth. (24) And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

(25) When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, {Thou} dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

(Matthew 15:22-28 KJV)

(22) And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, {thou} Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (23) But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. (24) But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (25) Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. (26) But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast {it} to dogs. (27) And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. (28) Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great {is} thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

The parents who came to Jesus admitted that they were sinners cf. 1TI 1:15 This {is} a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (KJV) (James 4:8-10 KJV)

(8) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse {your} hands, {ye} sinners; and purify {your} hearts, {ye} double minded. (9) Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and {your} joy to heaviness. (10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up

. (1John 1:8-9 KJV)

(8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us {our} sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

How differed the way of the wicked! You will notice, that they do not repent! They are not truthful with God or man!

(1Kings 14:1-12 KJV)

(1) At that time the son of Jeroboam fell sick. (2) And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there {is} Ahijah the prophet, which told me that {I should be} king over this people.

It seems that they were trying to buy a healing for their child!

(3) And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child. (4) And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.

But, God would not let His prophet be deceived!

(5) And the Lord said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he {is} sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself {to be} another {woman}. (6) And it was {so}, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself {to be} another? for I {am} sent to thee {with} heavy {tidings}. (7) Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,

[Their hearts were not right with God.]

(8) And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and {yet} thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do {that} only {which was} right in mine eyes; (9) But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: (10) Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, {and} him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. (11) Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the Lord hath spoken {it}. (12) Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: {and} when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

1KI 14:17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: {and} when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died; (KJV)