Bill Johnson - The Theology of Sickness and Healing - Part 1
Bethel Senior Leader Bill Johnson and Bethel Associate Pastor and Dean of BSSM Dann Farrelly discuss Bethel's views and theology of sickness and healing while answering questions about when someone doesn't receive healing when prayed for.
Jesus modeled for us what life could be like for anyone who had no sin and was empowered by the Holy Spirit. If Jesus did all of His miracles as God, we would all still be impressed and in awe of His miracles. However, we discover in scripture that Jesus did all of these miracles as the Son of man, meaning He was fully God and fully man. Jesus performed His miracles as a human who the Holy Spirit empowered. By doing this, Jesus demonstrated for all believers what is possible and set the standard for us to follow and then in scripture gave us this command:
"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with leprosy, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give." - Matthew 10:7-8 (NASB)
So what does it look like to live out the command Jesus gives in the book of Matthew? What happens when we don't receive the gift of healing after being prayed for? What happens when we pray for someone, and they are not healed? We invite you to watch this video to hear Bill Johnson and Dann Farrelly discuss in-depth what it means to not allow for a theology of sickness to rule our view of God.