Proof: Jesus Heals Incurable Diseases
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Three Greek Words Describe Sickness and Disease by Degree
Word #1. ASTHENIA: This word means the absence of strength or no strength. Although this word is translated by both sickness and disease in our English Bible, it is usually translated by weakness, infirmity or infirmities. Of course Jesus heals this lack of strength kind of sickness.
Word #2. MALAKIA: This word means softness. Furthermore, this word is only used in Matthew's gospel. Although it is translated by disease, it means primarily debility. Of course Jesus heals any form of debility kind of sickness.
Word #3. NOSOS: This word is the regular word for sickness and disease. NOSOS seems to carry the highest degree of seriousness when compared to the previous two words. This is the word that can be used to describe an incurable disease. And yes, Jesus definitely heals this incurable kind.
Next, we will see this word, NOSOS, used in Matthew 4:24. In this verse, we will see it teamed with the expression, have it bad.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases (NOSOS) and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. (KJV)
In the phrase above, all sick people, should have been translated by those who had it bad. The reason for this is because the Greek work KAKOS (meaning bad or evil) is right in the middle of the phrase.
Then those who had it bad is tied to the word NOSOS (meaning serious disease) in the very next breath. In other words, these people had been seized upon by a bad disease that the Greek scholars say could not be cured by the doctors.
Robertson says, “Those that were sick” (
tous kakōs echontas), literally “those who had it bad,” cases that the doctors could not cure.
Jamieson, Fausset and Brown said those "with divers diseases and torments" — that is, acute disorders. Notice that they called them acute disorders.
(LITV) And the report of Him went out into all Syria. And they brought to Him all the ones being badly ill, suffering various diseases (NOSOS) and torments, also those being demon-possessed, and those being moonstruck, and paralytics; and He healed them.Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
(MKJV) And His fame went throughout all Syria. And they brought to Him all those being badly ill suffering various diseases (NOSOS) and torments, and those who had been possessed with demons, and those who had been moonstruck, and paralytics. And He healed them. Modern Kings James Version
And his fame spread through all Syria. And they brought to him all them that were very sick with diverse diseases (NOSOS), and them that were afflicted with pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics and paralytics; and he healed them.James Murdock New Testament
Grasp this well: In all four versions of the verse above, Jesus healed them. These acute, incurable NOSOS diseases were no match for the willingness of Jesus to heal them. They were no match for his power to heal them either. He healed them! Jesus healed the incurable, acute form of diseases. He was willing and he had the power to do it.
One more faith builder for you. NOSOS is used in Matthew's quote of Isaiah's great healing prophecy that liberal preachers and theologians have desperately tried to get around with no success at all.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. (KJV)
In verse 16 above, the expression he healed all that were sick is a near perfect, dead-ringer of the expression in verse 24 above. In verse 24, it meant that Jesus healed those who had it bad. In verse 16 it also means Jesus healed those who had it bad.
Then verse 17 tells us the reason Jesus healed those who had it bad; Isaiah foretold us that Jesus would bare our sicknesses (NOSOS).
In other words, those who had it bad is tied to our word NOSOS again. NOSOS, for the second time here is linked to a group who had it bad.Some six hundred years before Jesus, Isaiah prophesied our healing of deadly diseases by Jesus. Matthew now quotes the healing prophecy and applies it to our healing of deadly diseases by Jesus today. Praise God. Jesus heals those who have it bad.
Finally, we can see how bad this class of diseases were from the word torment. This word means torture. These people were so sick, they experienced torture. The doctors of that day seem to have been powerless against these tortuous, incurable diseases. But these torturous, evil diseases were no match for Jesus.
Jesus said we can do what he did. Then hw can we do this?
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Here is another short faith builder to carry you through if you and/or yours are confronted with having it bad.
Dr. Jay Snell: Author of several books concerning the healing, prosperity, family well being and salvation contained in the Abrahamic covenant for Christians. These books were presented many times on TBN.
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