Prayer Heals Chills and Fever

Peter's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever when Christ Jesus came to the house. But to the Master there was no insoluble problem. The Bible says, "He touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them." Matt. 8:15;

How simple this seems. There was no temperature-taking, no diagnosis, no waiting time for the fever to break, no administering of medication, no period of recuperation. The apparent origin of the fever and its symptoms—infection, contagion, chills, virus, poison, or whatever might have seemed to be causes or contributing factors to it—were ignored. Within moments the apparently sick, incapacitated woman was restored to health and activity, and her strength so completely returned that she was able to get back to her accustomed duties right away.

The divine power expressed by Christ Jesus that enabled him to heal a case of fever so instantly and completely was not unique to him. His immediate disciples had access to it, and there is evidence that some of his later followers did, too. We hear that Paul healed the father of Publius, the chief man of the island of Melita. This man was prostrate with fever and other alarming symptoms, and, according to the Bible account, "Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him." Acts 28:8;

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Perfection and Healing
December 11, 1976

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