How do we win the battle against sickness today?
When Jesus began his ministry, He was revealing and doing the will of God for all people… He was fulfilling prophesy and fulfilling the scriptures through His healing miracles.
(When the evening came, they brought to him many that were possessed with Devils: and He cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses. Matthew 8:16-17).
And if it was God’s will to heal ALL when Jesus came into His ministry; “low, I come, to do your will, oh God” Hebrews 10:7, and if it is true that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) then it must also be true that it is still God’s will for Jesus to heal All who come to Him today. In fact as followers, Jesus Himself commanded us in both Matthew and Luke to go out, share the love of God, and heal the sick (Matt 10:7-9 and Luke 10:8-9). Yet, so many Christians no longer see healing in their lives, no longer believe in the power of healing, and most no longer believe healing is real or available to us today as followers of Jesus.
F.F. Bosworth writes in his book Christ the Healer
“Perhaps no one could be more conservative than the scholars of the Episcopalian church. Yet, the commission appointed to study the subject of spiritual healing for the body, after three years of study and research in both the Bible and in history, reported back to the church; the healing of Jesus was done as a revelation of God’s will for humanity. Because they discovered that his will is fully revealed they reported further, no longer can the church pray for the sick with that faith-destroying phrase, “if it be your will“.”
In other words, nothing could destroy the power of healing in the name of Jesus faster than a faith that is uncertain of God’s will to heal us. When we say “Oh Lord, heal my friend if it be your will”, we have basically shown the enemy that we have little or no faith that it is God’s will to heal us.
When we believe sickness is from God, or when we believe that it’s God’s will for us to be sick, or that it is He who selectively chooses who will and who will not be healed based on favor, then we have been terribly deceived by the enemy and we are left with a weak foundation for our faith to stand up against sickness from the enemy.
Brothers and sisters Satan is a liar: This is true….the Bible says so and Jesus said so. He has been deceiving the world since Adam and Eve and causing us to doubt Gods word, since that very day mankind fell when He asked Eve “Did God actually say?…surely you will not die!”
I believe today, many of us are equally deceived when Satan says things to us like ”Did God surely mean His forgiveness, grace, healing, and mercy are for All of us?…. surely God’s healing power was for generations past and not today’s church?…. Surely God meant healing was for the past or for our future in heaven and not literally now, when Isaiah said “By his stripes you ARE healed and when Peter said by His stripes we WERE healed”. Can you hear those words in the whisper of that same serpent that was in the Garden with Adam and Eve? “Ha Ha, Surely you don’t think you deserve healing, you are just another sinner!”
Well, “surely I say, Satan was a liar then and is still the same liar today trying to deceive the world. Remember Satan is the one, who destroys and who does everything he can to deny us of God’s goodness and to weaken God’s truths found in His holy word.”
Satan has never delivered a single promise within his lies, yet God has never broken a promise within His word….so who should we believe? Where do we place our faith? In God and His Word, or in the doubts born of a liar who accuses the brethren day and night?
When God said to the Israelites in the desert “I am the Lord who heals you” they all believed him and 3 million were healed! (He brought them forth…there was not one feeble person among their tribes Ps 105:37)
Today thousands are still being healed by God through the power of Jesus. Just do a search on Google and you will see some amazing stories of how the power of God is healing day in and day out. I was so excited with some of the stories I found in my searches, that I created a site to get the word out and post some at; www.documentedhealings.com
So doesn’t it make sense that if “God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons,” as the Bible says in Acts 10:34 then doesn’t it make sense that maybe it’s our own doubts that stand in the way between us and greater healing from God? I say this as a challenge for each of us, with great compassion and not to condemn/blame anyone left unhealed. The last thing I want, is to further beat down those seeking healing who’s prayers are not answered saying “your faith is weak”. What I’m suggesting is for most of us if not all, our faith has plenty of room to grow.
I like what FF Bosworth said;
“Don’t doubt God. If you must doubt something, doubt your doubts, because they are unreliable; but never doubt God, nor his word.” I say Amen to that!!!!
I have experienced some amazing healing in my own life, and I’ve witnessed several substantial, verifiable healing miracles in others over the past couple years, but oh how my spirit cries out for more! …..my heart so desires that greater faith to overcome ALL doubts and rings loud every day in my prayers.
I don’t think I’m alone, I see more and more followers with growing desires for a greater faith awakening within them, which I believe even this desire moving in the body of Christ, was planted by the grace of God through the Holy Spirit for our generation.
I truly believe we are entering a new time for the church where prayer will usher in a greater faith in His people and this greater faith will become the light of the world as we see greater fear, uncertainty, lawlessness and darkness spread across the globe. He is calling us to be His light in a dark world until every tribe, tongue and nation is reached with the good news of His Son ushering His return. I believe at the current speed of life and technology, that could happen soon, maybe within our generation making us the most blessed generation in over 2000 years.
Well, that is my prayer each day for all of us …. for “more God “and “more faith”…. Holy Spirit, crucify all our doubts that they may die, be buried, and resurrected with the full revelation of the Glory of Jesus! Let us believe every word from the mouth of God that it may not return to Him empty and void….. And Jesus answered them……. whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” (Matt21:21-22)
Oh Lord I plead, crush our doubts, place them under our feet with the head of the great liar, and let your word reign true through each of us as we serve you, now and forever, AMEN!
PS if you you didn’t catch my post with Don Mohler speaking on why we aren’t seeing more healing in the church, make sure you check it out here! https://documentedhealings.com/dan-mohler-on-why-we-arent-healed
Healing is for whomever believes. The Aplostle Paul got healed according to John G. Lake.
I AM 68 YRS YOUNG AND I JUST SAW YOUR MOVIE “FATHER OF LIGHTS” AND LOVED IT. IT WAS REALLY INSPIRTING FOR ME WITH ALL THE HEALING. I WAS REALLY WONDERING IF YOU (WITH GOD’S HELP) CAN DO THAT FOR ME. I HAVE BEEN STRUGLING WITH BAD BACK PAINS AND STOMACH PAINS THAT PREVENTS ME FROM WALKING TOO FAR. I HAVE A WHEEL CHAIR AMOUNG OTHER DEVISES AND OXYGEN TO HELP ME WALK. THE DOCTORS WANTS ME TO TRY AND WALK 6 MINUTES A DAY, BUT THAT’S EVEN TOO MUCH. I HAVE BEEN THIS WAY FOR OVER 20 YRS. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME OR BETTER YET COME TO PEORIA, IL TO SEE ME. THANK YOU, YOU SISTER IN CHRIST. JUDY SLAUGHTER
Judy, send us your phone number privately and we’ll schedule a call to pray over the phone – firstname.lastname@example.org
I so need this right now. I am losing my hearing and no one knows why. different health professionals have different opinions and some want me to take some very scary medications. I just want God to heal it, whatever it is. I know he has the power to do so and I am trying to not be the reason he doesn’t heal me but this has been going on for over a year and I am terrified.
Remain believing that it is absolutely God’s will to heal you and restore your hearing. position your heart and your belief to receive that healing and thank Him for it, even if you don’t see a change at first. It may be immediate or it may be gradual, but either way, expect your ears to be healed and keep thanking Him for perfect hearing and live as thought it is true and His grace will manifest your healing. Jesus Paid for it! We will enter into your faith with you now ….we command your ears to be healed say perfect hearing shall be restored in your ears, in the name of Jesus – Amen.
God Bless you,
Scott & Laury Levesque
Please pray for me I have body ache, bone pain all the time and sleepy at the time.
That is only an oppressive spirit – command it to go in Jesus name and it has to leave. We see this healed and we see total freedom when we stand on the authority of Jesus.
Declare this with us in faith: Father we thank you that you have sent your Son and your Holy Spirit to deliver us from sin, death, and the oppression of the enemy by the authority of His name. So in the name of Jesus I command all oppression and affliction to leave Luiza and do not return. Thank you Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit for this freedom! Amen.
Please pray for me. I am suffering from ALS and getting weaker every day.
ALS be gone, strength return, body be healed and whole in Jesus name. Thank you Father for your grace and thank you Jesus for your love- amen.
Hi there, I believe in God’s supernatural ability to heal anyone with the faith that He can. Apart from His love there can be no healing. The finest way any of us can be healed is through sincere and heartfelt prayer offered in humility:
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and the let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” James 5:13-15
Thank you for the reminder that our God is always willing and more than able to heal and restore those of us who may be suffering with the bearing of infirmities whether physical or not visible. Faith can take us to places we never imagined that we would go to as we journey with God, and He can achieve so much more than you and I can ever imagine through our simple praying so that the impossible can come true. “There can be miracles when you believe…”
About two years ago at the Kingdom Invasion Conference in Singapore where a number of preachers from America came to speak to us, we were told to gather together and pray and minister to each other in small groups, at the end of one of the sessions. I happened to sit right next to a lady and her son who were from China and were new to me. She was a lady with the kindest heart who ministered to me as the Holy Spirit came upon me with power and overwhelmed me. Her son suffered from some form of brain impairment from birth and she asked me to pray for him after she had ministered to me. (The queues were too long for her son to receive the healing and praying she hoped for.) He was a child, no more than five or six years of age, and was sitting in a pram. I took his hand and prayed in Mandarin to the Lord Jesus and through the spiritual sight that was given me, I saw the golden beams of healing coming from within him by His Holy Spirit as the glory of God shone through him. Before the day was over, I handed him some wooden blocks from a set of toys I had at home that he might exercise his brain to figure out how to play with.
It is my hope that the healing that comes from God will touch me effectively and permanently through prayer too as I also face struggles in my health, and that I may also be used effectually to bring about healing to others who suffer as well. I pray that He may continue to use you thoroughly and completely as a couple beloved to God and one another to minister to those with all sorts of infirmities in sincere love and compassion. May God be glorified in your living and doing as instruments of His workmanship created for good works as you remain steadfast in Him until He comes again or you join Him up in the air. Shalom.
A marvelous word has stirred your heart as you mention your works to the king. Your tongue is the pen of a skillful scribe. PS 45:1 (CEB)
Thank you for your testimony and your eloquent words of truth. Thank you so much for your gracious prayer that brought tears to our eyes. You are already bringing healing and life to others by your words in marvelous ways you do not even know! Now, simply take a step further in faith, and believe as if you already have it, and your words will heal the sick by the power of the Holy Spirit in you, the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.
May the Lord continue to reveal the depths of His great love for you, that your heart may be stirred to write Poems and Psalms that express His beauty and grace. May your words be like rain to a parched land, in desperate need of the one and only life giving water named Jesus.
You are a blessing 🙂
My mother is suffering from a bone disease and she is agonising in pain. A friend recommended this site. May I request you pray over for my Mama and may she receive Jesus miracle and she be well. In Jesus name, Amen.
In Jesus name, bone’s be healed and whole, pain and torment leave forever! Father we thank you and glorify you through your Son by this healing, Amen
Requesting the miraculous prayers to heal and cure my father from liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. Prayers are always strong and I definetly have complete trust and faith by the healing hands of heavenly father. Once he gets completely cured ,I will definetly post a msg to thank you all for your prayers.We stay in India.
Would like to know whether prayers are only through messages. Heavenly father kindly lay your healing hands on my father to heal and cure him from cirrhotic liver and cancer by removing each and every cancer cells from his body.