Can ALL be saved?? Can ALL be healed??

Recently I conducted a questionnaire online to attempt to peek inside people’s minds. I asked them 2 questions. First question: Do they believe that it is always God’s will to heal. Second question: Is it always God’s will to save? 64% of the people who responded said yes it is God’s will to heal, and 98% of the people said yes, it is always God’s will to save.

Before I go into detail about this survey, and my intention for doing it, I want to give a brief testimony. A few years ago, I was ministering to a young lady who was a Jehovah’s Witness. The power of God hit her and she had somewhat of a confused look on her face. Her mind was contradicting things that she was currently experiencing. She was taught that God no longer does miracles, and doesn’t heal, yet she was experiencing one. This is what is known as cognitive dissonance, the state in which what you believe to be true all your life is at odds to what you are currently experiencing.

I later found out the reason for her cognitive dissonance was due to the fact that the Bible she was reading out of, the endorsed Bible of the Jehovah Witnesses, the New Word Translation Bible. In this Bible, several areas are translated differently, which formed a theology in her mind that made her exclude certain truths. This is not a post about bashing any group, so if you want to find out the inconsistencies, there are a number of resources that you can find to look that up. My point is that, due to these inconsistencies, her thought process formed a mindset which made it difficult to receive the truth of the Word.

Our job as believers is not to try to line up our theology with the scriptures, but rather to read the scriptures with an open mind, and then form a theology based strictly upon them. The Holy Spirit recently revealed to me that many people fall into the same category as the young Jehovah Witness lady. Let’s face it, no one wants to admit that they have the wrong theology, and many get extremely angry when you try to confront inconsistencies. However, the measuring stick (if you say that you are a Christian) is Jesus. Did not Jesus say, ‘The works that I do, you shall do the same?” So if you are not walking just like He walked, and no one in your church or group is doing it either…then Houston, we have a problem.

So how does this relate to the questionnaire, and the Jehovah Witness lady? Stay with me, I’m getting there.

The experience with the Jehovah Witness lady was several years ago, but I had a recent experience that showed me that many in non-denominational churches deal with this same mistranslation of scripture. And they have lived their whole lives in defeat because they have never understood the truth. What am I referring to? The most basic and fundamental of all words in the church: salvation.

If you have been to any mainstream church in most of the world, they will talk about salvation. Most people believe that salvation means this: “sins are forgiven, free pass to go to heaven when you die”. So because this has been preached over and over and over, people’s understanding is that you come to the altar and say the sinner’s prayer and then that’s it. Then you wait a few years or decades and die…and then go party with Jesus in heaven. That is not salvation. That is a part of salvation, called the New Birth experience, but that is just the beginning. So if someone equates salvation with only the New Birth experience, they will view healing, deliverance, prosperity,  as “other things” that maybe you can receive and maybe you cannot.

Salvation in the New Testament is derived from the Greek Word “soteria” (salvation) and “sozo” (saved). The word actually means wholeness: preservation, healing, protection, deliverance, and prosperity. So God does not see “healing” any different than He views “being saved” or the New Birth experience. It is all the same because it is all the same word…which was all purchased by the same blood. The same way that you become saved is the same way that you become healed, or delivered. Romans 10:9 says that “if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Would that verse mean anything different to you, if it said…you shall be healed? (It shouldn’t because it is the same word, “sozo”)

How about Romans 1:16- For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes. Would it mean anything different if Paul said, “it is the power of God unto healing to everyone who believes?

So then is it God’s will that everyone be healed and saved? Is it His desire? Of course it is. I Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9 says that God desires that all men be saved, and that none should perish.

Is everyone going to be saved? Is everyone going to be healed? Of course not. But is this God’s fault? Does God sovereignly decide who gets saved and who doesn’t? Does He pick and choose who gets healed?  The sovereignty of God is one of the most misunderstood topics of the Bible.  People think that God’s sovereignty means that He is does whatever He wants to and is fickle, unpredictable, and unreliable. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The sovereignty of God means that God is all powerful and has already chosen what He has decided to do in His Word. He will never operate in a way that contradicts His Word. Why? Because God and His Word are one.

So throughout history, man has taught that the sovereignty of God meant that “you never know what God is going to do” or “God is mysterious and unpredictable”. That is simply not true. The Holy Spirit has revealed God’s ways to you. He has outlined His ways in His Word for whosoever will believe and obey them. If you do not obey them, is it “God being sovereign?” or a case of disobedience? People have a problem with this truth because is takes the blame off of God and places it squarely on us. We like to blame other people. Adam blamed Eve for eating the fruit. Then Eve turned around and blamed the serpent. All because they didn’t choose to obey.

God has laid out his plans. He has given you the tools to overcome every door. But only you can use faith to open that door. In Matthew 17:20, when the disciples could not heal the boy, what was Jesus’ response? Did He say, “Well sometimes God won’t heal.” No, he said it was “because of your unbelief.” Do we see everyone healed that we pray for? No. I’m growing in faith, just as you are. But step one is to get our thinking in line with God, and not make up some doctrine that contradicts Jesus and His Word.

At the end of the day it all boils down to faith. Faith = belief + obedience to the Word of God.

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9 Responses to “Can ALL be saved?? Can ALL be healed??”

  1. Well said..thank God for his truth and Spirit..continue enlighten God’s people.

    • I understand the Faith aspect I am practicing everyday My son will have his freedom in his body, He was delivered of a numerological condition in his Collen today. Faith is day by day, My other son was delivered from stomach problems also today. Amazing love amazing grace. God you are and always will be my love.

  2. No greater love is found in any man except for one to lay down his life for others to live.

  3. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim freedom for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, and set the oppressed free”(Luke 4:16).

  4. Praise God and his Holy Spirit to reveal all the truth to us!

  5. Thank you for sharing and encouraging other believers who know God wants to bless people through them, but dont know how to get started.

  6. And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15

  7. SavedByGrace Says:

    Pr. Troy I see you are a very committed Christian and also an anointed and wise man who seek to please God by doing His will, preaching His Gospel and healing the sick in His Mighty name. With All do respect I want to ask you this: When you talk about the Holy Ghost, Why do you refer as if He is a person? Hasn’t this Holy Spirit reveal to you that there is ONLY One Throne and ONE who sits in it. The Trinity does Not consist of three persons but instead three manifestations. He is the Father in Creation (Hebrews 1:10), Son in Redemption (Matthew 1:21) and Holy Spirit in Regeneration (2 Corinthians 3:17)
    To understand the oneness of God. God has used more than three manifestations to communicate with man. However, God used these three major manifestations of Himself for the salvation of man (1 Timothy 3:16).
    These manifestations of God aren’t more than one person as we have been led to believe. God is ONE (Zechariah 14:9, Malachi 2:10, Mark 12:29, 32. Romans 3:30, Ephesians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, Corinthians 8:6, James 2:19).
    Don’t you find it odd that not once does Scripture state: “There is one God consisting of three persons.”? God is one and the trinity doctrine is in conflict with Scripture.

    I would like to give you a brief overview of the titles that God has used. Titles are a major area of concern for Christians in terms of the manifestations of God. The main issue is that most Christians who have erred – have also mistakenly taken the titles of God to mean the names of God (Matthew 28:19). God did not say to baptize in his titles, rather, God said to baptize in the name. Therefore in our research, we should look for a name, wherein we should be baptized rather than titles. The name in Matthew 28:19 is revealed in Acts 2:38, and the entire book of Acts.

    Let me give you an understanding of how they were used in the liberation of Israel from Egypt and the overall plan of salvation for man. God has manifested Himself in the midst of a burning bush. (Exodus 3:2-6). God had appeared as a cloud by day and fire by night (Exodus 13:21-22, 33:9-11,40:34-38). God has appeared in a thick cloud, smoke, thunder and lightning (Exodus 19:16). God has appeared as the Father in the Old Testament scriptures and Ephesians 4:6. God has appeared as a Man – the Son (Matt 1:21, Ephesians 4:4). God has appeared as the Holy Ghost with the phrase “in you all” (Ephesians 4:4-6).

    Let’s look at it another way. God the Father begot himself a body (John 1:1,14) and became a person in the form of Jesus Christ whom He referred to as his Son, the anointed flesh of God – The Messiah (John 14:8-9, John 1:10, II Corinthians 5:19). After Jesus was crucified, this same God, changed and glorified himself in the body of Jesus Christ. God glorified himself. He would not give his glory to another (Isaiah 42:8). God’s glorified body was received up into heaven, and this same God changed himself again and came back to earth in the form of the Holy Spirit. “The Spirit of Christ or The Spirit of God,” both are correct because Jesus Christ is God – The Spirit of God. Understanding this fact, one can understand 1Timothy 3:16. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” This is another strong scripture that proves that Jesus Christ is a manifestation of God himself and there is no other God or persons in the Godhead. Let’s look at how God our Saviour and Our Lord Jesus Christ fully satisfies this scripture. (Isaiah 43:10-12, Luke 2:11).

    1. Jesus Christ is the God who was manifested in the flesh (John 1:1, 10, 14, II Corinthians 5:19, Revelation 1:8).

    2. Jesus Christ is the God who was justified in the Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18).

    3. Jesus Christ is the God who was seen of angels (Psalms 148:2 (Spirit), Matthew 4:11 (Flesh), Hebrews 1:6-8.

    4. Jesus Christ is the God who was preached unto the Gentiles (Mark 16:15-16, Acts 9:15-16).

    5. Jesus Christ is the God who was believed on in the World (Matthew 28:17, Acts 2:36-47).

    6. Jesus Christ is the God who was received up into glory (Mark 16:19)

    In summary, in the book of Timothy, we can see that there is no question that the manifestation of Jesus Christ is God himself. God can change himself into any form He chooses, to communicate with man, to save man, and still be the same God – one God. God tells us in Hebrews 1:1-3 that at different times and in various ways He has spoken to the prophets. But in these last days he has spoken to us through his fleshly body – Jesus Christ – his Son. Therefore, we should not be confused (Hebrews 1:3,8). There are not, two gods, three gods, nor three persons of God. One God changed himself into many forms to communicate with man. However, for salvation, God changed himself into the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (I Timothy 3:16, Colossians 2:8-12).

    ….and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) and who called Himself the Truth, the Way and the Life? The “One and Only” Jesus Christ our God and Saviour….God Bless!!

  8. Troy,
    i agree with what you have posted. am trying to grow more and more into it. my question is: with people who we are praying for to become saved, do you perceive certain Scriptures we can pray with assurance ……although we might have to believe for it for a while…..but as we pray -declare-believe-receive these Scriptures, our friend will be saved? i believe there are family-promise-Scriptures about their salvation, but i am talking outside of our family. thanks.

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