Sickness & HEALING
If it was God’s will for us to stay sick then why would God allow the Hospitals to be built, or why would Jesus himself now cure the sick people..
(Heb 13:8 KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
(Heb 13:12 KJV) Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.14 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
(James 5:13 KJV) Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
(James 5:14 KJV) 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: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.
(James 5:16 KJV) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
(James 5:17 KJV) Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
(James 5:18 KJV) And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
(James 5:19 KJV) Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
What we all need to do is to obey, follow after the word of God and not rather try to explain it away…
(Acts 10:38 KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Some of the distorted preachers, even Pentecostals do too often do teach that any Christian should not be sick at all and that we can always immediately claim our sickness healing by faith and God will always heal us. They seem too easily to forget that a temporary human sickness can temporary serve God’s purposes. But also yet the Fundamentals Evangelicals too now also go overboard denying that any healing tend to exist today as well. Relatively as Jesus himself had said this is not always the case.. sickness can exist for the glory of God too. But it is still always God will to deliver us from all evil, all sicknesses now too.. and how and when he God chooses to do so is his prerogative..
Relatively a too common Pentecostal Word Faith teaching is that it is solely, always your own personal fault for being sick. This false teaching of sin being the cause of all sickness can also be found in Hinduism as well. They teach that it is because of your own lack of faith and/or knowledge, unconfessed sins if you are sick or poor. This unloving, cruel and unbiblical teaching does not come from God but from Satan who distorted God’s basic truths on healing. Can you imagine the gall of anyone, even a false elder, pastor, unlovingly trying to tell a person to their face that the reason their daughter sick is because of their lack of faith? or that God is punishing them of their own sin?
Can you imagine the cruelty in telling a person bound to a wheelchair that if they had enough “faith” they would surely “Rise and be healed?” But what does the Bible say about it, teach.
Most of the problem with the clear Christian teaching discrepancies on Healing and Sickness is due firstly to the real personal ignorance of what the Bible teaches even about Healing. Most Christian people wrongfully rely mainly on some famous preacher who is pro or con to healing and Not on God and his Word firstly. Many people have their mind made up beforehand anyway and are not honestly open to the subjects and they thus tend use out of context bible verses, the preachers quotations to try to suit, substantiate their own pet views.. they need to read these verses..
(Mat 8:7 KJV) And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
(Mat 10:1 KJV) And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
(Mat 10:8 KJV) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
(Mat 12:10 KJV) And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
(Mat 13:15 KJV) For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
(Mark 3:15 KJV) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
(Luke 4:18 KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Many people want to know why the miracles of Christ are not abounding today.. the answer is quite simple..
(Mat 13:57 KJV) And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
(Mat 13:58 KJV) And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
(Gal 3:5 KJV) He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
(Mat 15:28 KJV) Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
(Mat 21:21 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
(Mark 2:5 KJV) When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
(Mark 10:52 KJV) And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
(Mark 11:22 KJV) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
(Acts 20:21 KJV) Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Rom 10:17 KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(James 1:6 KJV) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
I HAVE ALSO LEARNED THE HARD WAY THAT EVEN IF MANY PERSONS DO SEE A MIRACLE THERE WILL BE NO SIGNIFICANT SPIRITUAL CHANGE IN THEIR LIFE.
(John 12:37 KJV) But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
When praying for a believer’s healing, which is the children’s bread, as per the book of James the sick person has also to confess and also to repent of their sins, admit their own causes of the illness..
(John 5:13 KJV) And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
(1 Cor 10:21 KJV) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
(John 8:11 KJV) And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
(1 Cor 11:27 KJV) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Prayer and fasting for deliverance though is also needed.
(Mat 17:18 KJV) And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
(1 Cor 10:13 KJV) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
(Phil 4:19 KJV) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
GOD WILL SUPPLY IF YOU LET HIM ALL YOUR NEEDS, FORGIVENESS, SALVATION, REDEMPTION, SICKNESS, DELIVERANCE.
(Psa 34:18 KJV) The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
(Psa 51:16 KJV) For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
AND IF IT WAS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU TO BE SICK THERE WOULD ALSO BE SICKNESS IN HEAVEN.
(Rev 21:3 KJV) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Only Christians can firstly by faith confess God’s healing promises….
(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed
A person can confess this verse all they want and yet they will not be healed if they do not respect, follow the rest of God’s conditions.. what there are more conditions? yes read the verse afterwards also for a start..
(Isa 53:6 KJV) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
this following verses says we have to also humbly repent, confess our sins so do the next ones..
(James 5:14 KJV) 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: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.
(James 5:16 KJV) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
(Psa 51:17 KJV) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. (1 Pet 3:4 KJV) But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
One cannot pray for personally healing and have unrepented sins still in one’s life.
(James 5:12 KJV) But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
(James 5:13 KJV) Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 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:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
(1 Cor 11:26 KJV) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Many times after even an in repentant pastor slanders me someone will phone me and say did you know the pastor is now seriously sick..
(Mat 5:22 KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
I REALLY DO also believe in PERSONALLY appropriating, claiming for ourselves God’s word by faith, the specific word that God has specifically given to us. For God to speak to us we do need to be in a valid relationship with Him, His Son Jesus, the Holy Spirt, his Word as well.. and we need to listen to what he personally is telling us what to do..(John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:(Jer 6:16 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. (Isa 30:21 KJV) And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
(2 Cor 13:1 KJV) In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
I also still very tired of false preachers taking isolated words of the Bible and trying to build a major doctrine, lifestyle around it.. even those who say there is “power in our words”.
The power is not in our words, not at all, the power is always ONLY in God’s words and what God says will happen if we follow after God’s Word or what will happen to us by God’s power if we reject God’s word to us.
Man too often tries to make himself the center of attention, to exaggerate his self importance and his capabilities.. without God we are nothing and always will be nothing.
(2 Cor 4:7 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
Some they say there is power in our words, and they use vain repetition trying to make things happen, they have wrongfully turned their eyes of God and onto themselves..
(Mat 6:7 KJV) But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
(Mark 7:7 KJV) Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Valid Positive confession is confessing the word of God given PERSONALLY to us.. (Rom 10:17 KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(Rom 14:23 KJV) And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
We also cannot perform a miracle any time we want, nor can we just claim any Bible verse, for God is always sovereign, in charge, not us..
Even Jesus could not do what he wanted to, he was always dependent on what the Father said he could do.. (John 5:19 KJV) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
(Mat 8:16 KJV) 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.
(James 5:14 KJV) 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: 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 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
(Acts 4:10 KJV) Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
(1 Tim 5:23 KJV) Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
(Luke 8:2 KJV) And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
note above here that evil spirits and infirmities are two separate items here..
(Luke 7:21 KJV) And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
Note the above word many.. it is not the word all…
(Rom 15:1 KJV) We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Some people still wrongfully do look for false reasons not to help any others, they falsely even do delegate wrong reasons for the others being poor or sick now as well and thus wrongfully excuse themselves from not personally helping them .. sadly some Christians, some, pastors included. I have met many professing Christian persons who wrongfully teach even that all sickness is caused by a personal mental problem, or they do wrongfully teach that one has power within oneself to heal oneself… or that all sickness is only demonic in cause, needing only a spiritual cure.. and none of this is in accordance to the Bible, or what God teaches us now as well..
(Rom 8:26 KJV) 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. 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. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
God alone has power to heal us, we never do not have any of this power in us.. this power is in God to use as God wills and not in us still too….
(2 Cor 12:9 KJV) 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.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
(2 Cor 4:7 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(2 Cor 4:8 KJV) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
I have already made it personally clear that all sickness is not demonic in cause.. some sickness also does have real physical causes.. and it is for that reasons that God has not said that we should not go to any doctors.. rather what God has said was that we should not go to Doctors’ first for our healing.. we need to go to God first in prayer, and he God can next choose to heal us directly or tell us to go to a doctor next.
My own daughter was miraculously healed of a very serious sickness without any doctor then helping her.. at that time there was no available medical help for her sickness as well.. but next God told me to take my son for surgery to remove a cyst. I asked God why? if he could heal my daughter then why did my son have to go for surgery.. God clearly said to me I work through people as well, even through doctors and what they cannot do God will next do for me..
Note this historic fact most of the major hospitals, even major educational institutions were originally founded by Christians who cared about the good welfare of others.
(Luke 10:30 KJV) And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
(Mark 9:41 KJV) For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
(John 17:1 KJV) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Acts 10:38 “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. NKJ
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? NKJ
Psalm 103:2-5 NIV 2 Praise the LORD , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 147:1-3 NIV Praise the LORD . How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
I’m leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So, don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters … they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God” (Isaiah 43:1-3).
He (God) comforts us whenever we suffer. That is why whenever other people suffer, we are able to comfort them by using the same comfort we have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:34)
Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
Let not your heart be troubled. You are entrusting God, now trust in Me. (John 14: 1).
I will never fail you nor forsake you. (Heb. 13:5)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wing’s as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. (Psalm 23:61).
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won’t be any more death. There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared. (Revelation 21:4)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)
Create in me a clean heart, a God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms. (James 5:13)
That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out inwardly we are renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Psalm 46: 1-2 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea
Psalm 71: 20-21 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
Isaiah 49:14-16 But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”
The LORD will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
For this is what the LORD says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 6:19-34 I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 11:25-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
John 14:1-4 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you asthe world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Romans 8:14,15 … because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ” For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
(Matthew 4:23 KJV) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
(Matthew 9:35 KJV) And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
(Luke 9:6 KJV) And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
(Luke 9:11 KJV) And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
(Acts 4:22 KJV) For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.
(1 Corinthians 12:9 KJV) To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
(Revelation 22:2 KJV) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: – Matthew 7:7
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. – John 15:7
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. – Jeremiah 33:3
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:19,20
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. – I John 5:14,15
Pray without ceasing. I Thessalonians 5:17
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. – Psalms 66:18,19
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. – Luke 22:31,32
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:25
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. – I Timothy 2:8
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… 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. – Romans 8:26,27
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. – Mark 11:24
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. – I John 3:22
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. –Matthew 26:39
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly… But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. – Matthew 6:6,7
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; – Ephesians 6:18
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. – I Timothy 2:8
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. – Psalms 55:17
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. –
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. – Psalms 116:1,2
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?.. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. – Psalm 27:1,5
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. – Psalm 34:4
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. – Proverbs 1:33
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. – Isaiah 35:4
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. –Isaiah 41:10
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. – Romans 8:15
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – II Timothy 1:7
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. – Psalm 46:1-3
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. – Psalms 56:3,4
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. – Psalms 91:5,6
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. – Proverbs 3:24
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. – Jeremiah 1:8
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. – 1 John 4:18
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee… So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. – Hebrews 13:5
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;.. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. – Hebrews 2:14,15
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. – Job 23:10
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. – Deuteronomy 33:27
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: – Hebrews 5:11
Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. – John 9:3
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. – John 14:1
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose… For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. – John 8:28,29
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?.. As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter… Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us… For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,.. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:35-39
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. – Isaiah 43:2
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;.. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God… For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ… And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation… And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation… For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:.. But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:.. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; – IICorinthians 1:3-10
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;.. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience… Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. – James 1:2,3,12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:.. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. – 1Peter 4:12, 13
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf… Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. – 1 Peter 4:16,19
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. –Revelation 21:4
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. – Psalms 34:17,18
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. – Psalms 37:24
Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. – Psalms 71:20,21
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. – Psalms 119:50
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. – Psalms 138:7
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. – Isaiah 25:4
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. – Isaiah 41:17
For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. – Lamentations 3:31-33
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – Philippians 1:6
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. – II Timothy 2:12,13
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. –Psalms 9:10
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. – Psalms 86:7
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. – Psalms 147:3
ALL OF OUR ACTS ARE TO EXALT THE FATHER AND NOT OURSELVES..
Some persons, preachers they do say there is power in our words, in our verbal positive confession, using only positive words, that is not really the truth, rather the power always is in God only.
For instance if we are always going around worrying, expressing about our fears so next these things they will likely next happen to us, not because we have confessed the words of fears, but because God will want to show to us how he can and we will through us overcome the things we feared..as believers.. we as committed believer sin God are not allowed the luxury of defeat.. we will be overcomers over our fears too.. and thus we will learn that (Phil 4:13 KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
(Rev 12:11 KJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Take for example Job who said (Job : KJV) For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. he learned that he could next be victorious over what he feared as well..
(Job 42:12 KJV) So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.17 So Job died, being old and full of days.
We all also do need to confess personally more what Jesus has already done for us, such as by his stripes we were healed too, and not what we think bad can or will happen to us.. The only valid Positive confession is what Jesus has done for us and those words that God has personally told us we can claim by faith..
THERE IS ONLY ONE FAITH FOR PERSONAL SALVATION, FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ALONE, AND ONE BODY OF CHRIST, AND ONE TEMPLE, IT IS THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25) applies to Churches, and our homes, and our marriages too.
IF YOU BEGIN TO PRAY FOR THE SICK AS OUTLINED BELOW, YOU TOO WILL BEGIN TO SEE JESUS HEAL THE SICK THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS..
(1 Ki 8:28 KJV) Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:
(2 Chr 6:19 KJV) Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:
(Psa 102:17 KJV) He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
(Prov 15:8 KJV) The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
(Prov 15:29 KJV) The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
(James 5:15 KJV) 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.
The Basics by Dr. Gary S. Greig Dr. Mark Virkler Rev. Frank Gaydos John G. Lake Ministries, Pennsylvania Healing Rooms Ministry Director
THE BASIC KEYS TO RELEASING THE LORD’S HEALING ANOINTING IN, ON OTHERS, OURSELVES
1) Focus on God, His word, his promises, Jesus, not on yourself or the others at all, do forget everything else, worship Him, God, Jesus alone…
(Gen 20:17 KJV) So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
Take the initial step.. start a ongoing relation with Jesus through your ongoing personal prayer, communication with God.
It is not God’s ability to heal others too that is the key issue but clearly our own personal lack of unpracticed faith, our own lack of prayer.. for we are firstly too secular, too worldly minded too often to be used spiritual by God. .
(Eccl 3:11 KJV) He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
(Mat 6:24 KJV) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
(1 John 2:15 KJV) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
(Mark 3:27 KJV) No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
(Rev 3:8 KJV) I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
2) As an obedient, humble, faithful servant of God continually daily do Ask God by faith for the Holy Spirit’s power to be released, to see it, and do beforehand by faith thank God for it . Promise and give God all, all of the credit for the healings, miracles, works of God, do not take any, any of it for yourself, for it will be deadly for your own spirituality next if you do.. Pride still is a deadly sin.
(Psa 51:17 KJV) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
(Isa 8:15 KJV) And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
(Ezek 34:16 KJV) I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment
(2 Cor 4:7 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
(James 4:3 KJV) Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
3) Rely on the direct input from the Holy Spirit, listen to him before you do even next pray, Engage the Prayer-type that the Spirit leads you to pray..
(John 5:19 KJV) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
(2 Cor 13:8 KJV) For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
4) Dipstick (Check personally for the full filling of the Oil of the Holy Spirit) and Remove the personal Blocks
(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The Confession of sins, restitution might be first required by the person being prayed for as well.
(James 5:14 KJV) 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: 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 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
5) Next do hold in your mind the detailed faith-picture of the person healed as given to you by God , and do not waver, do continue to thank God soley for it
(James 1:6 KJV) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
6) Differentiate between a miracle and a healing.. Miracles are instantaneously while Healing my have a time element.. but all healings, miracles too can be certified by medical doctors.
7) By faith in God hold on to the healing recognizing that false symptoms counterfeit by the devil can come next instead and cause you to doubt, even to lose your healing.
(John 5:14 KJV) Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
(John 5:15 KJV) The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
(John 8:11 KJV) And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
1) See Jesus transfigured in God’s light (Matt. 17:1-8), forget yourself, and worship Him in your spirit. (Bib. Found. sec. III-IV)
2) Ask for and see Jesus’ divine healing light and power radiating onto and into the person; see it focused on the infirmity, and thank the Lord that the anointing is being released and coming in. (Bib. Found. sec. III,VI-VII)
3) Engage the prayer-type that the Spirit leads you to–petition, command, or pronouncement; if led by the Spirit to use command prayer, you may first command the pain to leave in Jesus’ name, then command the underlying disease to leave. (see Healing Prayer Outline)
4) Ask the person how they feel (better, same, worse), and remove any inner blocks or demonic influence, as the Lord leads you to. (see Healing Prayer Outline and Bib. Found. sec. IX-XI)
5) Hold in mind a detailed faith-picture of the person healed and say, “Thank you, Lord, that that is the way it is going to be, because your power is healing this person.” (Bib. Found. sec. III, V)
Releasing the Healing Anointing of Jesus in Prayer
Methods and procedures do not heal. Jesus does. But these are some points which help us draw near to Jesus and discern what He wants to do through us in prayer.
- FOCUS ON JESUS/ FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE
–Dial down, quiet yourself and tell the person being prayed for to dial down, quiet themselves and focus on Jesus who is always with us (Matt 28:20).
Tell the person just to receive and not to strive or pray themselves or pray in tongues, which tends to block the Holy Spirit from healing a person (Isa. 30:15 “”In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”; Jesus had to take the blind man away from his friends when his friends “begged Jesus to touch him,” (Mk. 8:22) suggesting emotionally intense fear-filled striving).
–With your mind’s-eye (eyes of your heart) see Jesus as He is described in His Transfiguration in Matt. 17:1-8—See Jesus’ face and clothes full of God’s brilliant light (Heb. 1:3), surrounded by the bright cloud of God’s Spirit. See Jesus’ light (His anointing and power) radiating onto you and into you. Keep your focus on Him (worship the Giver not the gifts) and praise Him in your spirit for His sacrifice on the cross for our sins, for His love and power.
–Keep your inner attention on Jesus always throughout the prayer time. Listen to any specific insights or guidance Jesus may speak or bring to mind for the prayer time or the person by tuning to the voice and vision of God (i.e. spontaneous thoughts and spontaneous pictures—for help learning to hear God’s voice, maybe go to http://www.cwgministries.org/Free-Christian-Books-and-Articles.htm and click on “The Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice”). What is the Lord doing in this person’s life and what does He want to do through your prayers?
–Assume God will send healing unless He has shown you otherwise (“the prayer of faith will heal the sick person (Grk. fut. Indicative sosei “will heal” not “may heal” or “might heal…if it’s God’s will”)” Jas. 5:15).
–Keep your eyes OPEN so you don’t miss the signs of the Holy Spirit’s manifestations on the person.—some typical signs: eyelids fluttering, change in breathing, slight shaking, flush on skin, radiant sheen on the face, visible peace:
† Possible responses to the presence of God and the power of the Holy Spirit:
Shaking or trembling (Exo. 19:16; Ps. 2:11; 96:9; 114:7; 119:120; I Chron. 16:30; Ezra 9:4; Ps. 2:11; 119:20; Isa. 66:5; Jer. 5:22; 23:9; Dan. 10:10-11; Mat. 28:4; Acts 7:32; Heb. 12:21).
Falling over– “resting” or “being slain” in the Spirit (I Kgs. 8:11; Ezek. 1:28; 3:23; Dan. 8:17-18; 10:9; Mat. 28:4; Lk. 9:32; Jn. 18:6; Acts 9:4 (26:14); I Cor. 14:25; Rev. 1:17).
Intoxicated state of mind (Acts 2:4, 13, 15; Eph. 5:18; cf. I Sam. 1:12-17; I Sam. 19:23f.).
Laughing, shouting, or crying (Gen. 17:1, 3, 17; Ezra 3:13; Neh. 8:9; 12:43; Ps. 126:2; Prov. 14:13)
Feeling heat, energy (Mk. 5:30; cf. Col.1:29 energeia // dunamis ).
Deep peace (Rom. 15:13; I Cor. 14:33), etc.
Radiance on one’s face (Acts 2:3; 6:15 and 7:55; II Cor. 3:18 (and Exo. 34:29).
ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT’S HEALING POWER TO BE FULLY RELEASED INTO THE PERSON
–Ask the Lord to release His power–“Jesus, please release the healing power and light of Your Holy Spirit on this person.”/ “Come Holy Spirit, release your healing power and light on this person.” (Ezek. 37:9 Hebrew bo’i haruakh “Come O (Holy) Spirit!” [Heb ruakh here clearly refers to the Holy Spirit, because in Ezek. 37:6 ruakh is translated in the Greek Septuagint as pneuma mou “My Spirit” referring to God’s Spirit and because of the allusion to creation by the Holy Spirit in Gen. 1:2]; “O Lord, I call to you; come quickly to me” Ps. 141:1; II Cor 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit”).
† The Holy Spirit is always with us (John 14:16-19; Psalm 139:7-10).
†† But He comes specially and manifests special anointing for special purposes (Luke 5:17 “the power of the Lord was present to heal” implying that there were times when the power of the Lord was not present; I Cor. 5:4 “When . . . the power of the Lord Jesus is present”; Isa. 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near”).
–WAIT–and this is hard–until you see signs of the Holy Spirit’s presence on the person—often but not always eyelids fluttering, change in breathing, muscle spasm or rippling, shaking, flush on skin, radiant sheen on the face, visible peace, falling, laughing, crying (“And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick” Luke 5:17; “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” Ps. 37:7)
–With your mind’s eye, see the healing power of Jesus as His radiant light entering the person’s body. Whether you perceive the anointing as warmth, tingling and electricity, as many do, or not, keep seeing in your mind’s-eye the anointing entering the person and going to the place of infirmity (while keeping your primary attention on Jesus), because unless there is a block of some sort (sin, unforgiveness, anxiety, fear, unbelief), the Lord’s anointing is really going into the person. Focus the healing anointing by asking Jesus to intensify His power and healing light in the spot of the infirmity and by seeing Jesus’ healing light penetrating and increasing in intensity in the exact location of the infirmity.
–Thank the Lord as an expression of faith (Ps. 22:3-4; 50:23; 2 Chron. 20:21- 23, 27): “Lord, thank you that your healing light and power is going into this person and into the place of infirmity.” Thank the Lord whether you feel or sense anything happening or not.
ENGAGE PRAYER AS THE SPIRIT LEADS—PETITION / COMMAND / PRONOUNCEMENT
–Pray as the Lord leads you to, with Petition/intercession to God and/or words from God spoken to a condition or demon or to the person (e.g. Mk. 1:25; 7:34; Luke 4:39; Jn. 11:41-43; Acts 28:8).
–Petition/Intercession (“So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me. . . .” Jn. 11:41; “His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him” Acts 28:8. –Command (“Be quiet! . . . Come out of him!” Mk. 1:25; “Be clean!” (to a leper) Mk. 1:41; “Get up!” (to a lame man) Mk. 2:11, Jn. 5:8, Acts 9:34; “Stretch out your hand” Mk. 3:5; “Get up” (to a dead person) Mk. 5:41, Lk. 7:14, Acts 9:40; Jesus spoke to a deaf man’s ears, “Be opened!” Mk. 7:34; Jesus “rebuked the fever, and it left her” Lk. 4:39; “See again! (Grk. Anablepson)” (to a blind man) Lk. 18:42; “Lazarus, come forth!” Jn. 11:43; “Walk!” (to a lame man) Acts 3:6; “Stand up!” (to a lame man) Acts 14:10).
–The Command prayer is the most frequent type of healing prayer in the Gospels and Acts, so expect the Lord to lead you to use the prayer of command a lot in healing prayer.
–Maybe First command the pain to leave the person: “Pain you leave this person’s body (arm, leg, heart, etc.) now! Obey the body and blood of Jesus! It is written, ‘By His wounds we are healed’ (Isa. 53:5; 1 Pet. 2:24), and we proclaim that by Jesus’ wounds this person’s body is healed in Jesus’ name.”
Don’t be afraid to command pain to leave more than once (Jesus had to pray for the blind man more than once in Mark 8:23, 25.) Usually it leaves after 2- 3 times of command prayer.
–Then command the underlying disease (cancer, arthritis, etc.) to leave the person—treat it like an intruder and tell it to leave and never return in Jesus’ name. Notice Jesus “rebuked” the fever in Lk 4:39 like He “rebuked” (same Greek word) demons elsewhere (Matt. 17:18; Luke 9:42; Mark 9:25 He rebuked the evil spirit: “You deaf and mute spirit . . . I command you, come out of him and never enter him again!”).
–Pronouncement (“Woman, you are set free from your infirmity” Lk. 13:12; “Your faith has healed you” Lk. 18:42; “Take your mat and go home” Mat. 9:6; “Go . . . wash in the Pool of Siloam” Jn. 9:7; “’Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed” Lk. 17:14).
DIPSTICK (CHECK THE OIL) & REMOVE ANY INNER BLOCKS
–Ask questions?? (“How are you feeling? Better? Worse?”) during prayer to find out what the Holy Spirit is doing, for more information or redirection (“Do you see anything?” Jesus said to a blind man during prayer Mk. 8:23; Elijah sent his servant to the edge of Mt. Carmel seven times to see if the rain he was praying for had come yet, James 5:18 and I Kings 18:41-44).
–Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit for insight about possible blocks to the Lord’s healing in the person’s life–e.g., unforgiveness, anxiety and worry, fear, unbelief, demonization, sinning which led to damaged emotions or damaged relationships, etc. (James 5:15-16 “The prayer of faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven; Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed”; Matt. 13:58 “And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith”; 1Cor. 11:29-30 “For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep [died]”).
KEEP PRAYING AS THE LORD LEADS, PICTURING THE PERSON HEALED
–Hold a detailed picture in your mind of the person completely healed (Heb. 11:13 shows that faith-picturing is a key element of faith). Ask the Lord to give you a picture of the person healed as the Lord wants Him to be. Then hold that picture of the person in your mind as you thank the Lord that His power and healing anointing are accomplishing the healing: “Lord, thank you that this is the way this person is going to be healed, because that is your will for him. We thank you that your power is working this healing in him now and bless what you are doing in him.”
Healing is Not Just “One of the Gifts”–Healing Shows Non-Christians and Christians God’s Power and Love. A careful study of the Gospels and Acts shows that one of the chief functions of healing in the New Testament is to accompany the preaching of the gospel and to show people God’s power and mercy. Healing is not just one of the gifts of the Spirit.
In the New Testament, healing ministry is a primary tool alongside preaching God’s Kingdom to show those who don’t know God as well as God’s people the power of Jesus’ cross to forgive their sins and restore them to the life of God: Mat. 4:23; 9:35-36; 10:1, 7-8; 11:5; 12:15, 18; 15:30; 19:2 (cf. Mk. 10:1); 21:14 (cf. Lk. 21:37); Mk. 1: 38-39; 2:2, 11; 3:14-15; 6:12-13; 10:1 (cf. Mat. 19:2); Lk. 4:18; 5:17, 24; 6:6-11, 17-18; 7:22; 9:1-2; 10:9, 13; 13:10-13, 22, 32; 14:4, 7ff.; 21:37 (cf. Mat. 21:14); 16:15-18, 20; Jn. 3:2; 7:14-15, 21-23, 31, 38; 10:25, 32, 38; 12:37, 49; 14:10, 12; Acts 1:1; 2:22; 3:6, 12; 4:29-30; 5:12-16, 20-21, 28, 42; 6:8, 10; 8:4-7, 12; 9:17-18 (cf. 22:13), 34-35; 10:38; 14:3, 8-10, 15ff.; 15:12, 36; 18:5, 11 (cf. II Cor. 12:12; I Cor. 2:4-5); 19:8-12; Rom. 15:18-19; I Cor. 2:4- 5; 11:1; 12:1-11, 28-31; 14:22-25; II Cor. 12:12; Gal. 3:5; Phil. 4:9; I Thes. 1:5-6; Heb. 2:3-4; 6:1-2; Jas. 5:13-16.
Embracing God’s General and Specific Will concerning Healing Scripture clearly shows that as a general rule it is God’s will to heal the sick. James 5:15 says “the prayer of faith will heal (Greek future indicative) the sick” not “the prayer of faith may or may not heal the sick.” And the overall witness of the New Testament regarding God’s attitude toward healing shows that God desires to heal. Any reader of the Gospels knows that God’s Son healed the sick. Acts and the Epistles show that the apostles and Early Church laity healed the sick (Stephen, Philip, Ananias, the Corinthians, Galatians, Jewish Christian churches, etc.; E.g., Acts 3:6, 12; 4:29-30; 5:12- 16, 20-21, 28, 42; 6:8, 10; 8:4-7, 12; 9:17-18 (cf. 22:13), 34-35; 14:3, 8-10, 15ff.; 15:12, 36; 18:5, 11(cf. II Cor. 12:12; I Cor. 2:4-5); 19:8-12. Rom. 15:18- 19; I Cor. 2:4-5; 11:1; 12:1-11, 28-31; II Cor. 12:12; Gal. 3:5; Phil. 4:9; I Thes. 1:5-6; Heb. 2:3-4; 6:1-2; Jas. 5:13-16.). God gave the church gifts of healing (I Cor. 12:9). As well, He commands the church to pray for the sick in James 5:14-16.
So we know from all this evidence that as a rule, God desires to heal the sick. Scripture also makes it clear that in a minority of cases for various reasons the early church did not always see all the sick healed (2 Tim. 4:20; Phil. 2:26-27; 1 Tim. 5:23; Gal. 4:13-14). If we read about the prayer of faith that makes the sick person well in James 5:14-18, we find that the way that Elijah listened to God’s immediate word and then prayed in 1 Kings 18, is an example of the prayer of faith that will make the sick person well. Elijah first heard the prophetic word of God in 1 Kings 18:1 that God was going to send rain, and then in 1 Kings 18:41-45 Elijah actually prayed for the rain that God said He was going to send. So the faith that heals the sick involves hearing what God wants to do in prayer for the sick person and praying that out over the sick person until we see the fullness of healing manifested in their body, just as Elijah prayed until he saw the rain finally begin to come.
DIVINE HEALING TOOLBOX
JAMES 5:14-18 1. Remove blockages by confessing your sins one to another (Jas. 5:14-18): Each person in the group (prayer ministers and person being prayed for) is to focus on Jesus with the eyes of your heart. Fix your eyes on Jesus and ask Him if there is anything that is blocking His healing power from flowing to you.
Receive His response back by tuning to spontaneous thoughts and pictures (For help learning to hear God’s voice, go to http://www.cwgministries.org/Free-Christian-Books-and-Articles.htm and click on “The Four Keys to Hearing God’s Voice.”). Make sure you are living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular exercise, fasting/cleansing and stress-free living. Confess your sins based on what you receive. Learn to confess your sins moment by moment so you stand clean before the Lord. This group stance of humility and holiness releases God’s power.
The foundation for healing is entering God’s presence: The Lord said to one Christian colleague of Dr. Virkler’s, “First you must practice My presence. Then we’ll talk. My presence is really more important than My words. The healing takes place while in My presence.” Become Christ-conscious by worshipping Christ in your spirit. See Jesus transfigured in God’s light (Matt. 17:1-8). Ask for, see and release His healing power, which can be seen as light, and felt as heat and tingling. His power to heal is released through His presence.
Discover and deal with the root cause of the infirmity: Have the sick person, pray, “Holy Spirit, please show me the root cause of this sickness in my body.” (His body, his memory and the Holy Spirit within him know exactly what the root of the sickness is.) Then instruct him to quiet himself and tune to the voice and vision of God (i.e., spontaneous
thoughts and spontaneous pictures) and share with you what comes to him. Apply the appropriate prayer.
Assume three parts to healing prayer: (removing pain, casting out demons, restoring body parts) Speak to the pain to be removed. It is easy, builds faith once the person being prayed for feels some pain leave, and removes this distraction from the person being prayed for. Firmly command the specific afflicting demons to be loosed. Assume demons in most/all situations. Demons were frequently involved in the conditions Jesus healed, as is suggested by comparing the summary description in Mark 1:39 with the parallel summary statement of Matt. 4:23: Mark 1:39 “So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.” Matt. 4:23 “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Speak lovingly and specifically to the damaged body parts to be restored to their normal function.
Receive divine revelation: As you see Jesus and watch His healing power and light pour into a person, ask Him to show you exactly what needs to be healed and how He wants to heal it. Receive His answer by tuning to spontaneous thoughts and pictures, and act in obedience on what He is telling you. Engage the prayer-type that the Spirit leads you to–petition, command, or pronouncement.
Team up for greater revelation: Two or three prayer ministers who are all open to God showing them any keys to removing blocks and sharing what they are receiving with the group which then acts upon it, will generally widen the reception of divine revelation and very quickly break the yoke of the infirmity, restoring the person to health.
Powerful prayers which detach demons: Person being prayed for and prayer counselors stay tuned to flow and act upon impressions to pray in any of the following ways:
Forgiving anyone God brings to mind;
Confessing any sins God brings to mind;
Breaking generational sins and curses;
Severing ungodly soul ties;
Replacing negative beliefs;
Renouncing inner vows;
Breaking word curses;
Receiving inner healing through seeing visions of Jesus in the memory;
Casting out demons. All of these can be covered systematically with a “Contributing Strands Worksheet” found at http://www.cwgministries.org/Freebooks.htm and see Dr. Mark Virkler and Dr. Patti Virkler’s book, Prayers that Heal the Heart (Bridge-Logos, 2001), for full discussion of these issues.
Anoint with oil: Use oil that has been prayed over for an impartation of divine healing power (James 5:14-15).
Intensify the flow of healing power by seeing: Ask for and see Jesus’ divine healing light and power radiating onto and into the person; see it focused on the infirmity, and thank the Lord that the anointing is being released and entering the body.
Give a divine radiation treatment: Have a group of two to five people keep their hands (both hands – so an spiritual circuit is completed) on a sick person for 10-20 minutes releasing God’s power/light into him.
Get feedback regularly: Ask the person how he or she feels (better, same, worse), and respond as necessary. Learn again from your own personal past experiences too.
See it done: Hold in your mind a detailed faith-picture of the person healed and say, “Thank You, Lord. That is the way it is going to be, because Your power is healing this person.
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