Healing: Fake or Real?

10/17/2020 48 Comments

How to attain real healing from God

The Bible mentions diverse spiritual gifts to the Church, and one of them is the gift of healing (1 Corinthians 12:4,9). In fact, the first century Christian Church became a recipient of this gift, which is why there were apostles and members of the Church back then who became instruments in healing people with physical infirmities. And until the present time, God’s gift of healing continues to be enjoyed by His people. 

Sometimes, healing happens not because of any human intervention but because of fervent prayers. For one, God offers healing to those who fervently pray for it. I personally know of some brethren in the Church who had been diagnosed with illnesses which were already in their terminal stages, while others were with contagious diseases. But through our fervent prayers to the Almighty God, these people were able to live beyond the limit that the doctors had set upon them. There were also those who, because of financial constraints, had refused to undergo surgery and they just opted to be discharged from the hospital, but also through sincere prayers and supplications, God added several more years to their lives.

In the Church of God International, whenever we suffer from any ailment or illness, the first measure that we take is to kneel down, pray, and ask for God’s mercy and intervention. We do not perform any ceremony or ritual. We do not recite any incantation. We simply pray fervently. It is our faith that God can do more than what the best medical specialists can do — and that He can do what the best of doctors cannot.

Many preachers today brag that they have the gift of healing — that by simply laying their hands on the sick, those who are ill will surely get well. Of course, that is a preposterous claim. It is so easy to claim that they have the gift of healing, but proving it is something that they have failed to do. 

Actually, I have seen a video of one shameless preacher who was supposedly performing a healing ritual. But instead of laying his hand on the sick woman, he laid his foot on her. It became apparent that delivering an “honest to goodness” healing was not really his paramount concern; he was more interested in taking advantage of the sick woman who was desperate to get healed. He was capitalizing on his position as a preacher and his self-proclaimed gift of healing in doing acts of lasciviousness and lewdness, as shown in the video.


The woman in the video was actually suffering from an ovarian disease. But what did the pastor do? Using his foot, he was touching the woman’s genital; he was practically sexually assaulting her. The Bible did not speak of any healing method similar to what this stupid pastor employed. It was a gross display of lust and sensuality, and without any doubt, that man is not of God, but of Satan.

We, in the Church of God International, neither perform such foolishness nor do we claim that we can heal people of all their illnesses by just laying our hands on them. We pray to God for His healing because we sincerely believe that it is God who heals, and our belief is anchored on what He said in Exodus 15:26 (KJV), “... for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” We are always counting on His pronouncements and on His abundant mercy.

Indeed, there is a gift of healing given to the Church. There are really some members of the Church who have been bestowed with this gift, like, for example, our brothers and sisters who work as doctors, nurses, and medical massage therapists. As massage therapists, they could heal swellings, rehabilitate sports injuries, relieve muscle tension and stiffness, and provide ease and comfort to those in pain — not by laying hands on them — but by applying varying degrees of pressure on the affected part of the body or by rubbing and stroking such areas using their hands. So, in their own small way, they are able to provide healing, too. 

But as to whether a person was healed because of prayers or because of the intervention of a healthcare professional, our belief is that God and the Lord Jesus Christ are the ones who truly heal. Those who have the gift of healing are just being used by the Father and Christ to be their instruments in healing people. In reality, it is the healing power of God and the Lord Jesus Christ that works wonders. The bottom line is, God and the Lord Jesus Christ are our healers.

48 comments:

  1. Very timely! There are some pastors of the burn again claiming they heal sick people. Then get money. Thanks be to God for letting mr controversy expose this stupid pastors.

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  2. thanks be to God for this enlightening topic, all my anxieties was began to fade when i finished reading this blog.

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  3. the ever powerful healing of God <3

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  4. the ever powerful healing of God <3

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  5. God's healing is really effective, and this really happens throughfervent prayer. THANKS BE TO GOD FOR THIS INFORMATIVE BLOG!

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  6. I very much appreciate that this blog exposes outrageously disturbing practices of pastors who take advantage of their members.

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  7. Thanks be to God for this very educational blog

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  8. This is really true and Biblical! When I was a child, I witnessed how fake pastors performed his fake healing ceremony on our female neighbors. He laid his hand over the sick and even used the name of the Lord Jesus to "cast out the devil" inside her body. He also rub some of his saliva on the sick's forehead, septum, and navel. Gross! Nothing happened!

    It is only from Bro. Soriano that I knew this truth stated in the Holy Scriptures. May God guide all the readers.

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  9. God heals for REAL! Thanks be to God!

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  10. Is this true its FAKE HEALING

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  11. And my faith is that any illness, no matter how big or small, God is bigger than any of it.

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  12. God truly heals, but let us be aware of false preachers who uses the name of God to perform evil deeds and taking advantage of their members. Be vigilant and read the Bible.

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  13. I certainly agree. Our God and Lord Jesus Christ are the true healers. All we need to do, like mr. Controversy extraordinary said is kneel down, pray, and ask for God’s mercy and intervention. Amen!

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  14. Salamat sa Dios sa Blog na ito, para hindi tayo maloko ng mga Fake Healers

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  15. God Almighty and Lord Jesus Christ are our healers. Thanks be to God for this blog.

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  16. To God be the Glory. Prayer is indeed the best medicine😇😇

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  17. Salamat sa Dios. TO GOD be the glory 💖💯😊

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  18. This is very knowledgeable Blog must to read

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  19. most of religious organization are doing their fake healing just to make people believe them

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  20. Yes faith healing is prevalent in our time especially to those false religions and fellowship. If they really heal illnesses, why dont they all go out and heal all people afflicted with covid-19? One thing is certain, they are definitely FAKE Healers.

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  21. "It God who heals!" 😇
    Thanks be to God we have Bro. Eli as our preacher.❤️

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  22. Thanks be to GOD for exposing Fake healer Bro. Eli... May GOD always guide you.

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  23. Yes indeed God sent many ways and instrumenta ti heal. What is impt ia that we believe in him and do his will. Glory to God almighty. Amen

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  24. I also believe that God the Father and His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ are the true healers, and no other. Thanks be to God!

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  25. Prayer is a powerful way of healing and resolving our life difficulties. We surrender all things to our Lord God Almighty things that are beyond our control. Please do not be deceive by these fake and shameless preachers.

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  26. Thanks be to God for this wonderful topic

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  27. In reality, it is the healing power of God and the Lord Jesus Christ that works wonders. The bottom line is, God and the Lord Jesus Christ are our healers. Thanks be to GOD for this wonderful wisdom

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  28. Isa sa Mga bulaang pastor na kumakalat sa iba't ibang dako,pakunwari nakapagpapagaling anu un kelangan pang gamitin ang sapatos sa maselang bahagi ng babae..wala sa biblia yan..salamat sa Dios at kinakasangkapan ang kapatid na eli upang maisiwalat ang mga ganitong mga mangangatal kuno.

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  29. I agree that all teaching of bro eli was based in the bible and the reality happened after he said,
    he's also a prophet sent by God to preached a gospel of christ

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  30. This Blog will make us differentiate between the healing made by Jesus contrary to those"healing" made by fake pastors!
    To God be the Glory!

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  31. GOD and the Lord Jesus Christ is are our healers. Thanks be to GOD ❤️🙏

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  32. Really interesting topic😍

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  33. Vividly explained 👌 👏
    Thanks your very informative and truthfully explained straight from the Bible.

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