A Miracle and a Poultice


Our faith is best expressed in obedience to do as He has told us. We pray, believe Him for His perfect will, and the rest is up to Him. Pray. Obey. Then God will do what God will do.

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 20-21

Key Verse: 2 Kings 20:4b-5

The Word of the Lord came to him saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father; I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.”

God added 15 more years to Hezekiah’s life by a combination of divine healing and medicine. Isaiah prescribed a poultice, which was to be placed on Hezekiah’s boil in order to draw out the poison in his system. God works in our time also through this combination of prayer along with the best medical care. Just as God heard Hezekiah’s prayers for deliverance from the Assyrians, God hears and answers prayer for physical healing. Do we need God’s intervention? Yes! That does not mean God will always do just as we ask; He knows better than we do. Our faith is best expressed in obedience to do as He has told us. We pray, believe him for His perfect will, and the rest is up to Him. Pray. Obey. Read James 5:13-18. Then God will do what God will do.


Lord God, I pray for others (name them) and for myself as Hezekiah prayed, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” Thank You, Lord, that You are hearing my prayer. I know Your decisions are on the way. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!


I know from personal experience that God hears and answers prayer. He has already added 60 more years to my life than the doctors predicted when I was 19 and a student in Bible College. I was diagnosed with acute MDS Leukemia in March 2012. I believe God has healed me. I received treatment from an excellent hematologist/oncologist MD and I’m taking nutritional advice from a Doctor of Natural Medicine. After Jesus healed the 10 lepers, he sent them to the priests at the Temple who functioned as the medical experts of that day to confirm their healing (Luke 17:11-19). They were healed as they obeyed and made their way to the priests. The Juravinski Cancer Centre nurses took lots of blood samples, and chemo was applied (like the poultice in 2 Kings 20:7). God is in charge of it all.

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