It is God's Desire to Heal
When the so called "christian churches" talk about healing prayers, whenever a brother or sister got sick but received not healing (or even died), more or less they will mention about "May be it is not God's desire to heal him/her at the moment" or whatsoever. But I am telling you, this is absolutely contradicting with the Bible.
5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
From the above Bible verses, we can see that the prayer of faith, God has promised to "raise him up" and "they shall recover". There is needed not other prerequisites.
And now people might say, "God allows this sickness onto this men, may have His own desire. Maybe to have the men learn from this sickness!"
And I shall ask, "Sickness and diseases were always a punishment from God due to our sin (or an attack from satan, reference to Jobs). Since when did sickness and diseases became our mentors? Besides, who did Jesus sent to be our mentor?"
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
From the above, we see that Holy Ghost is our mentor. He will teach us all things. And not by sickness or diseases, but by bring all things to our rememberance of whatsoever Jesus have said unto us. Also by guiding us to pray for the increase of knowledge of God.
1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Therefore, we know sickness and diseases maybe the result of our sins, but it will NOT be a tool for learning. (And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.)
At this point, people will ask, "What about the thron of Paul? God did not depart it from him!"
12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Paul's thron were to prevent him from exalted himself above measure due to his abundance of the revelations. If you are to talk about Paul's thron, do you have his abundance of the revelations? If yes, I congratulate you. May the power of Christ rest upon you. If you have not, what concerns you about the thron of Paul?
Lastly, if you wanted to continue the arguement, I just have one last question for you:
"If there is a sick man, asking for your prayer. This prayer, are you going to give it, or not? Jesus said, ' ask, and ye shall receive.' What Jesus have said, are you going to believe it, or not?"