Peculiar Ways Jesus Heals

It Can Happen to You

by Pastor John Hamel


“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.  And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.  And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.  After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.” (Mark 8:22-25)


Some people refuse to believe that Jesus still heals the sick today.  They insist, “The age of miracles has passed away with the twelve Apostles.”  


However, the Bible teaches otherwise.  The Bible says that Jesus will never change. (Hebrews 13:8)  


The Bible teaches that all the Healing Gifts of the Spirit still operate in the Earth today, but only when people believe. (Luke 1:37; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)  


Refusing to believe that Jesus still heals will actually hinder His healing ability. (Mark 6:5,6)  Unbelief grieves God’s Spirit and drives Him away.


There are many ways Jesus brought healing to people in Bible days.  Some were “peculiar” to say the least.  


In the above Bible narrative, Jesus actually spit on a blind man’s eyes, causing him to see again.  Now that’s peculiar!


One day while living in the Nevada desert I received a frantic phone call.  The voice on the other end was a Minister friend pleading for me to come and pray with him.  His car engine had overheated.  While leaning over the engine, shirtless in the desert heat, the radiator had exploded, severely burning him.  


I jumped on my motorcycle and raced across town to help him in any way possible.  


When I arrived he met me at the door.  His face, neck, chest, stomach and arms were obviously badly burned.  Steam burns can be the worst of all burns, penetrating many layers of skin. 


Before I could say a word, he grabbed my hands, placing them on his burned face while saying, “In the Name of Jesus.”  


As he did this, the heat from his burns left his face, going right into my hands. I could feel it a it was happening.  


He repeated the process of placing my hands on his neck, chest, stomach and arms, all the while continuing to say, “In the Name of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus.”  


As he moved my hands over the badly burned areas, the heat from the burns was supernaturally being pulled from his body into my hands. 


After a few minutes of repeating this process over and over, my friend collapsed back onto his sofa exhausted.  


He exclaimed, “Whew!  Everywhere your hands came into contact with me, the heat from the burns would leave me and go right into you. I could feel it going into you.  The pain is completely gone.”


This was a supernatural, instant manifestation of the Gifts of Healings. Normally a burned person cannot bear being touched in burned areas. 


This, however, was a hundred and eighty degrees reciprocal of anything that normally operates in the natural.  He was not only feeling relief as my hands came in contact with his severe burns, the heat was being drawn out and away from his burns and absorbed into my hands by the power of the Holy Spirit.  


Although I could feel the heat coming out of him and going into my hands, it caused me no discomfort whatsoever.  


The next day I went to check on him, half-expecting him to be sorely blistered from his waist to his forehead. But he was not.  My Minister friend was only “slightly pink” everywhere he had been so severely steam burned.  


I asked if he was in any pain.  He responded, “No, I told you that it all went into your hands yesterday.  I have no pain at all!”  


A peculiar healing miracle indeed!


Another place in the Bible, Jesus encountered a deaf man, unable to speak properly.  


Jesus put His fingers in the man’s ears, spit once and touched the man’s tongue.  The man began to both hear and speak normally. (Mark 7:32-35) 


Sometimes healing can come in the most peculiar way.  


Other times it can come through the simple Prayer of Faith.  


Either way, God promises healing to all who believe.


Do you have need of healing in your body?  It doesn’t matter how severe your case may appear to be.  Nothing’s too difficult for the God Who created you.  


Simply tell Jesus, “You’re my choice for Savior and Healer.” (Romans 10:13)  Then you’ll qualify for supernatural healing. 


The “lesser” miracle of healing is contained in the “greater” miracle of salvation. (Galatians 3:13,14,29)


Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



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