By Whose Power Does Bill Johnson Perform Healings?

Bill Johnson’s Unbelievable Healing

The following account of a leg length disparity healing is just unbelievable. It beggars belief.

Bill Johnson claimed to have effected the first leg of this healing on his own. It elicited screams of pain from the healing-seeking man. It’s a good thing God stepped in to finish, thereby covering Johnson’s initial misstep.

I wrote the article nine years ago. In these days of one unbelievable event after another, I thought it apropos to reprise it.

It’s literally incredible. As in not credible.


“What have I done? This guy thinks he hobbled in here…wait until he tries to walk out!”1

– Bill Johnson, 2009

Let me state from the outset that I’m not a cessationist.  God still does perform the miraculous in this day and age.  Frankly, I don’t see how anyone can take an honest look at 1st Corinthians 12-14 and deduce that somehow these gifts of the Spirit are not for today.  However, having stated this, I must admit in having difficulty with continuationism given all the excesses I’ve seen/read about.  I am in a sort of mediated position believing it’s the Spirit who gives to each one “just as He determines” [12:11; NIV 1984] on an individual and case by case basis.

God can heal through elders of a local church praying over and anointing with oil the afflicted individual [James 5:14-15].  He can heal through the fervent…

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14 Responses to By Whose Power Does Bill Johnson Perform Healings?

  1. Jim says:

    2 Thess 2:9-11 comes to mind.

    9The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, 10and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. 11For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

    It strikes me that the rise of the ‘man of lawlessness’ will be accompanied by those who set the scene for the great delusion that has the capability to draw in even the elect (Matt 24:24). Those exerting lying signs soften up, as it were, Christians to swallow the deception by encouraging them to dispense with truth; a truth that would save them. The anti-intellectual preaching, coupled with a feelings friendly service style are all the hallmarks of this preparation period ahead of the antichrist’s full revelation.

    I think you’ve been highlighting these aspects and warning of them for many years Craig.

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  2. Jim says:

    Yes, I had a quick read only at the two parousia post Craig. I’ll go back in more detail. Interesting you are looking at the restrainer. I’ve kind of settled on my thoughts there (not the Holy Spirit by the way 😊), so will be interested in yours.


  3. Jim says:

    Ok, haha, I see why now! Those very verses but with two advents in view. Those deluded ones will be ripe to think of the first, lawless parousia as the genuine return of Jesus. Foolish bridesmaids with no oil (truth) in them.

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  4. Craig says:

    Yes; and that’s why I’m warning as many as I can. The false “pre-trib Rapture” view is gonna fool many, I’m afraid. Or leave them with tattered ‘faith’.


  5. Jim says:

    I agree Craig that there is no rapture other than that we’ll experience at Jesus Christ’s return. Cometh the hour, cometh the true body of Christ.

    As far as the restrainer goes, I’ve had a bit of a dig into this. I’m actually ready to turn my previous conviction entirely on its head. I haven’t been down as deep as the Greek inflection of the verbs and sentence structure, which I hope you will undertake, but depending on who (Jesus or the man of sin) is being referred to at various points is vital to unravelling this chapter. That, combined with some more straightforward translations of the Greek rather than what seem to be strained interpretations to fit a presupposition mean I’m looking forward to your thoughts because I can see a whole different way of reading this!


    • Craig says:

      You’re definitely thinking the way I’m thinking on this. I don’t understand why so many interpretations look outside the context for answers.


  6. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow that’s a lot of comments on that post: 388???!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog’ milestone!


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