How to Receive
was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his
commandments, and keep his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I brought upon the Egyptians: for II AM the LORD that
healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
IS THE KEY TO RECEIVING HEALING, MIRACLES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYER?
key to receiving miracles and answers to prayers is found in seeking God
is prayer, praise, worship and having expectant faith. Unfailing
faith that God will answer your prayers and expect a miracle. I
believe that a major key to miraculous healing miracles can be
found in the steadfast faith, steadfast godly lifestyle and exemplary
VERSE CAN CURE
SICKNESS & DISEASE
by: Pastor Max
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice
of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these
diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the
LORD that healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
OF THESE DISEASES
of the most helpful books in print today is the classic, 'None of These
Diseases' by Dr. S.I. McMillan.
author, Dr. S.I. McMillan, a prominent medical doctor uses humor, common
sense and a biblical perspective, in dealing with the causes and cures of
is lamentable that peace does not come in capsules", he utters in
failure as he remembers the thousands of patients who left his office
with "nothing but a prescription for a bottle of pills that would
only relieve the symptoms of their illness but not attack the diseases.
good doctor laments that he now wishes he had rather prescribed his book,
'None of These Diseases', so that a permanent cure could have been
affected! According to Medical Science, between 60 and 100% of all
diseases are caused by nervous tension, emotional stress and strain.
McMillan states that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and
hatred are responsible for the majority of our sicknesses and diseases.
And that emotional stress can cause high blood pressure, toxic goiter,
arthritis, migraine headaches, apoplexy, heart trouble, gastro-intestinal
ulcers and other serious illnesses and diseases.
recently (about 1996) the American Medical Association released the
findings of a nation-wide survey of tens of thousands of their medics.
One of the questions dealt with their success ratio in treating patients.
The answer is shocking - Only 10% of patients had received any lasting
help through their medical procedures.
SCIENCE HISTORY RESTS ON SHAKY FOUNDATION - CRAZY
CURES FOR DISEASES 3500 YEARS AGO
any problems with falling hair? What do you do to cover up that
bald spot and receding hairline? Probably
the only solution is to massage your head, comb your hair forward, get a
toupee or just simply let it fall.
you had lived about 3500 years ago you would have gotten very different
advice - not from a therapist but from your physician. He
would have quoted from the famous medical authority of that day, Papyrus
it falls out, one remedy is to apply a mixture of six fats, namely those
of the horse, the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the cat, the snake and the
ibex. To strengthen it, anoint with the tooth of a donkey crushed in
PAPYRUS EBERS - AN ANCIENT MEDICAL WORLD GUIDE - REMEDIES FOR DISEASES
Papyrus Ebers was published about 1552 BC and occupied a dominant
position in the ancient medical world and was one of the leading guides
for practicing physicians for a long time.
are literally hundreds of remedies for diseases in this book, such as
lizard's blood, swine's teeth, putrid meat, stinking fat, moisture from
pig's ears, milk goose grease, asses hooves, animal fat from various
sources, excrete from animals, including human beings, donkeys,
antelopes, dogs, cats and even flies.
MOSES, GOD MADE HIS HEALING COVENANT WITH THE JEWISH NATION
was born about the time the 'Papyrus Ebers' was written in Egypt.
He was educated in their highest schools of learning - scholars think he
was also a physician - as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
when God called Moses to lead His people out of Egyptian bondage, he did
not borrow from the "occultist clap-trap" in their medical
books of disease remedies. He rejected the highest, most respected
medical authority of that day.
directive was "Heed the voice of God, do right, obey His
commandments, keep His statutes and I will heal you".
did not borrow medical advice from the 'Papyrus Ebers'. His advice to
Moses was contrary to the most highly respected medical thought of that
CHURCH WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN STOPPING THE BLACK DEATH DISEASE
of Europeans died of the disease Leprosy for hundreds of years.
Some physicians thought the cause of the disease Leprosy was eating hot
food or the meat of diseased hogs. Others blamed the disease
Leprosy on malign conjunction of the planets.
60 million people died from the BLACK DEATH disease in the 14th century.
Dr. George Rosen of Columbia University writes: "Leadership was
taken by the Church, as the physicians had nothing to offer. The
Church took as its guiding principal the concept of contagion as embodied
in the Old Testament.
OF LEPROSY - PEOPLE AFFLICTED WITH THIS DISEASE WERE QUARANTINE
the condition of leprosy has been established, the patient was to be
segregated and excluded from the community...it accomplished the first
great feat...in methodical eradication of disease."
the Church needs to investigate measures to insure that the AIDS epidemic
does not leap from high risk groups to the general population, since
governmental and medical bodes are again "doing nothing".
centuries in Europe, multitudes perished from deadly diseases because of
improper hygiene, sanitation and sloppy hospitals. In many
villages, human excrement and waste was dumped into the streets, bringing
deadly diseases, creating epidemics of typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
HAD GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BURYING OF WASTES 3500 YEARS AGO
solution to the problem that was causing these deadly diseases, the
burying of wastes, had been given by God 3500 years before (in
CUT MORTALITY RATE - GOOD HYGIENE STOPPED DISEASES FROM SPREADING
in the 1840s was famous as a medical center. One of the most famous
teaching hospitals of that day was Allegemeine Krakenhus. In
its maternity ward, one out of six women died.
Ignaz Semmelveis discovered that if doctors washed their hands well,
after doing autopsies and before examining expectant mothers, the
mortality rate dropped drastically.
Semmelveis was not applauded by the Medical Profession. However, he
was ridiculed by his peers, discredited, lost his position and eventually
succumbed to the pressure, dying in a mental hospital.
had given the same advice many centuries before (in Numbers 19). If
wasn't until 1878 that the method of cleaning hands and instruments was
introduced by men like John Tyendall, Louis Pasteur and Sir Joseph Lister
that the mortality rate began to drop.
New York State Department of Health, in 1960, issued a book describing a
method of washing the hands very similar to that found the BIBLE -
Numbers Chapter 19.
WESLEY, FOUNDER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH DECLARED IT WAS GOD'S WILL FOR
MIRACLES TO BE IN THE CHURCH, BUT THE MIRACLES HAD BEEN LOST DUE TO
interesting to note that John Wesley - founder of the Methodist Church
declared that it is God's will for miracles to be in the Church, for the
entire Church age, but have been lost to the church because of UNBELIEF.
further stated, "The only method of physics employed by the Early
Church for the first 400 years, was the prayer of faith."
science has come a long way since Papyrus Ebers was published in 1552, BC
and even since the 1840's in Vienna, but I still think that when your
family physician advises you to get a second or third opinion about an
operation, its a good idea.
if anyone wants to try the remedy for falling hair, don't let me
discourage you. But then where would you find a hippopotamus these days?
for me and my house, we will Trust the Lord and serve Him only!
IS THE KEY
& ANSWERS TO PRAYER?
By: Pastor Max
SEEKING GOD IN PRAYER, PRAISE, WORSHIP AND EXPECTANT FAITH
receiving miracles and answers to prayers in found in seeking God in
prayer, praise, worship and having expectant faith. Unfailing faith that
God will answer your prayers and expect a miracle.
believe that a major key to miraculous healing miracles can be
found in the steadfast faith, steadfast godly lifestyle and exemplary
DOCTOR ANSWERS QUESTIONS
on Faith Healing
Dr. A. Wagenaar of Hilversum, Holland
Dr. Wagenaar, will you tell us what your position is in the field of
"I have been medical superintendent in the
Orchidee Hospital, Hilversum, for the last six years. Before that I was a
family doctor for 23 years in Dordrecht."
Do you believe in
miracles of healing?
"Of course! In my practice as a family doctor I have seen many
miracles take place."
When is healing
"When it is not the result of medical
Can a miracle not be
explained away psychologically?
"No, that is not to be thought of. Just
as you cannot explain away the miracles of the New Testament.
physician knows that spontaneous miracles do occur. You will be
interested to know that spontaneous hearings have even been reported in
patients who suffer from cancer. This has been publicized several times
in medical journals. Medical science has admitted that miracles do occur
after the prayer of faith."
You said that you have
seen miracles occur in your practice. Could you give us an example?
"Yes, in Dordrecht I had a very busy practice.
A family doctor in the course of his practice meets many people who are
in urgent need of medical help and he does all he can to help them.
will tell you about one patient. He used to play music in bars and was
inclined to treat life lightly. He needed an operation and I gave him a
card for the hospital. But before he was to be operated on I asked him to
go with me to one of Ev. Johan Maasbach's big meetings. He agreed and,
during the meeting, concentrated on God. When he went later to check in
for the operation the surgeon said, You can go home, we are not going to
operate on you, you are totally healed!"
Have you advised other
people too to go to Johan Maasbach's meetings?
"Yes, many! Generally after an
introductory talk and often after I have spoken to one of the elders of
the church; I asked the elder to visit my patient and, so to speak, break
the ice. I know that Br. Maasbach sends the patient on to the Heavenly
Doctor who can do more than all the branches of science combined
and above those I have mentioned I have sent many others to Br. Maasbach
after they had been to consult me. I have seen them saved in the meeting
and healed as well. I am so glad that in this time when one church after
another is being broken down there are still people who let their voices
be heard more than ever. We urgently need more men like Johan Maasbach.
is a man who has preached for many years that sickness usually comes from
within - from the heart of man - and is often the result of hate, envy,
grudges and bitterness. Now medical science too admits that many diseases
are a result of inner tensions!"
You believe then that
Br. Maasbach is not being medically irresponsible in what he preaches?
"No indeed! He preaches that people who come
forward for healing must bring not only their sins but also their cares
and all their inner problems to God. That is a healing truth. That is
How did you yourself
come to faith in Christ?
"I will tell you! When I was a young man of 23
1 almost drowned. I was trying to save a woman who had fallen into the
water and it nearly resulted in my own death. However, after fighting for
my life and finally reaching dry land, I was a new man. I knew that I had
reached a spiritual turning point. God had let me live!"
What do you think
about certain doctors who have seen miracles with their own eyes and
still refuse to believe?
"I have met people who have had their healing
confirmed by many people and who afterwards went to various doctors to
demonstrate their hea5;ng only to be rejected. I must assume that these
doctors are totally blind to God's existence..
is not however a problem peculiar to medical science; you know as well as
I do that many ministers, preachers and priests; are just as blind to the
message of divine heating."
Doctor, do you often
speak to your patients about faith in Jesus Christ?
"I always do so when I feel so guided. When
you know that, medically speaking, there is no cure possible then - at
least this is how it is for me - you can only speak a positive word, the
Word of God.
have personally led several people who were ill to the through inner
tensions to the Lord. Only He, Jesus Christ, can give that desperately
Do you think that
later a medical cure may be found for certain illnesses which can now
only be cured by a miracle?
"If I think of cancer, I know that man is hard
at work to find a cure. This is the prediction and hope of everyone
working in that field. However they have not yet found a cure. And should
a medical cure be found there will still be other incurable
Finally doctor, do you
consider that personal faith in Jesus Christ is of importance to science?
"Very important!! You know that science has
gone out on a limb in believing that man is descended from apes. Science
is still trying to find the missing link!! The friction between faith and
science is that when man comes to faith he can no longer accept such
theories as that of evolution.
in Jesus Christ is of the utmost importance for all, including those
engaged in the pursuit of scientific knowledge."
and with His stripes we were healed." Isaiah 53:5