I had some one ask me the question that every person who walks in the full gospel has to hear on a consistent basis. How do we know that its Gods will to heal everyone that I pray for? I believe I Lay hands in faith but I still don’t see people get healed! Why is it that I am not getting results if it is Gods will to heal? I try over and over and over but still no results, why am I failing so badly in this area?
This is the question that for some reason cannot be answered, and if it comes with an answer it usually sounds something like this. It’s not Gods time yet or he is using this for his glory or maybe God is trying to teach you something or maybe the infamous you might not have the gift of healing. All these are what you as a believer probably have said or heard.
I would like to break this down in a way that will help you deal with this. I would like to start with these scripture.
1 John 2:2 and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. This tells me that he died for the whole world can we agree with that?
2 Peter 3:9. aThe Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but bis patient toward you, cnot wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. He doesn’t want anyone to parish can we agree?
When Jesus was on the cross paying for the sins of the world how many people at that moment came to receive him as Lord?
Ok now after you answer that question ask yourself this. Did he fail? You would honestly say no of course not is this some kind of joke Pete? But hold on a second I’m making a point.
Let me ask you another question? When a pastor or an evangelist is on the streets or in a church or at the market place preaching the gospel and they ask the people they are ministering to receive Christ and no one does did the pastor fail? I mean he is speaking truth and he is talking about Jesus the most awesome savior the galaxies and all creation has ever known after all he is freedom and truth right? If they reject him, did the pastor fail? Did the message fail?
Why don’t we just give up and stop preaching the gospel. I mean after all it isn’t working right? I mean if it was working everyone you minister to should run to the feet of Jesus and give there life to him right! I mean we aren’t seeing any tangible proof to the people we are ministering to that the word is even working so why don’t we just quit? I mean 2 Peter 3:9 says He doesn’t want anyone to parish so I guess they will not perish right? CRAZY! Don’t worry I’m making a point I am not saying this is what I believe I’m just stating something so you can look at it from a different point of view. Sometimes we are so deep in it we can’t see it. People will perish! We forget the simplicity of Christ.
Why is it when we preach the gospel and no one comes to Christ we don’t question his willingness to save? But as soon as we start praying for the sick and they don’t manifest healing we question his willingness to heal! OUCH! If it is always Gods will to save then it must always be his will to heal!
If you are going to question his willingness to heal you then must question his willingness to save.
I am talking to you from the heart of God. Why do we think we fail? This is where most of you will stop and take all this in.
Jesus didn’t fail even though to the naked eye Jesus looked humiliated to all creation according to the eye. We must not walk by what we see; we must walk according to what we believe.
Concerning the question do we need the gift of healing to heal? John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. I had some one tell me this. He meant progress and that we are now doing greater things because we are preaching him all over the world because of television and internet. But if you start from John 14:8-12 you will see this is not the case. Philip is asking Jesus, show us the Father?
Then in chapter 10 he talks about the works. Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. This is talking about the miracles done by Jesus to prove that Jesus was in the Father and that the Father was in him. Not progress! Only miracles could prove that. The things people will say to make you believe the way they believe, crazy! So even if you think you need the gift and believe you don’t have it you can stand on this John 14:12. Funny how we find more excuses on why we shouldn’t heal the sick than anything else, I wonder why? Maybe the enemy is on to something. This is a Good scripture to stand on to. .Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. KEY word here is concerning my sons! NOT SON! We are now sons of God!
But Pete! We can’t command the hand of God that’s crazy! Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. Am I saying that gives us license to ask for millions and cars and fame? NO! This is applied towards what Jesus paid for.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
- We read that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1)
- “the riches of His kindness and forbearance” (Romans 2:4)
- “the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7)
- “the riches of his glory” (Ephesians 1:18;3:16) revealed in his power
- “his unfathomable riches” (Ephesians 3:8)
- “He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we ask or think” (Eph 3:20)
- “In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:3)
- “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3)
Let’s use some Godly wisdom shall we. I write this short but powerful letter to my brothers and sister in Christ. We are all united in Christ Jesus and I must see you as so.
All the pictures you see are from my trip to Trinidad & Tobago in the caribbean thank you Rohan for your willingness to be used. Brook Potter Love you man!
Brothers and sisters fight the good fight in Christ Jesus and let no one stand in your way for the Kingdom is at hand!
Your brother in Christ Jesus Pete Cabrera jr.