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January 25, 2024

Practical Teachings on Supernatural Healing in the Church Today

By Anne Kerhoulas (2022), UPDATED and revised by erin conner (2024)

The gospels depict a supernatural world in which demons are cast out, the dead are raised, and the sick are healed. But for many Christians today, the world of the Bible seems to have little to no bearing on our present-day world—we see the demonic as fantasy and believe that healings and miracles are either impossible or due to human achievement, not to the power of the One who brought all things into existence. 

But if we read the New Testament and the life and teachings of Jesus and take Christ at his word, we have to reconsider our modern mindset to grapple with the reality that not only did Jesus heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead, but He said we, his followers, would do even greater works. 

In a 48-minute podcast from Church of the City New York, Pastor Darren Rouanzoin provides practical teaching on healing in the Bible, illustrating what Scripture teaches regarding the gifts we have been given in Christ through his Holy Spirit for the benefit of others and for God's Kingdom and glory.

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Rouanzoin, Lead Pastor of Garden Church in California's Long Beach, a church in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the US, argues that western Christianity has settled into a low expectation of what God can and will do today. Most Christians in the West simply don’t believe that God still heals, that demonic activity is real, or that we should even pray and seek the Lord for supernatural intervention. Because of this, the one people group in the world, who carries the Spirit of God within them, is rendered ineffective, in part, in their callings. Rouanzoin explores several texts about healing, the power Christians are given in the Holy Spirit, and practical ways that believers can begin to walk out their faith.  

Christian Union believes that the gifts of the Spirit are active in the Church today and should be pursued as we seek God for all that we need. Through its student Christian leadership ministry at influential universities and through opportunities provide through Christian Union America such as CU Fire Retreats, people across the nation are being equipped to walk in awe, humility, faith, and obedience to the Lord, accessing more of their inheritance as His sons and daughters. 

Christian Union is eager to see the entirety of the Scriptures taught, to see believers healed, whole, and equipped to testify of the goodness of God, and to see the advancement of God's kingdom from one coast of this country to the other. To God be all the glory.  

Listen to the full 48-minute podcast on the topic of healing in the Church here.  

Listen to Christian Union's one-hour teaching on Supernatural Aspects of the Christian Faith here