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by Wayne Blank
Jesus Christ healed many of various serious health problems, including those with palsy, while preaching the Gospel:
"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them" (Matthew 4:23-24 KJV)
Faith was a key element of miraculous healings, both on the part of the one being healed, and the one through whom the healing was done (see also the Fact Finder question below):
"And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto Him a centurion, beseeching Him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented."
Forgiveness is also involved in healing:
"And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee."
Any healings that actually happened in the waters of Bethesda were made possible by faith - the man that Jesus healed there never got to the water:
"Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
The healing power that made possible the healings done by the Messiah was the same power that enabled His servants to heal, such as the examples here involving Philip and Peter, which again, were done as a proof of the Gospel message, to help people turn to The Lord:
"Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed." (Acts 8:5-7 KJV)
Fact Finder: How were people miraculously healed of palsy and other health problems?