the below is excerpted from the exciting book,
THE POWER! by
James Bramlett, which has
testimonies of actual healings and miracles. The book is
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Copyright © 2009 by James Bramlett.
All rights reserved.
Bramlett is a former Vice President of the Christian
Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and
Special Assistant to the late Dr. Bill Bright, Founder and
President of the worldwide Campus Crusade for Christ
Interneational in Orlando, Florida.
He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air
will be healed as they are reading this, as they
believe, absorb and act upon God’s words quoted
herein. Prepare to receive your healing. The
healings may be instantaneous or they may be
gradual, beginning this very day.
This article describes what God says about
physical healing, not what people or their tradition may say. We
have to make a choice.
biblical truths below cannot only bring physical healing for
yourself, but you can use them to minister healing to
others. I pray that many reading this right now will become
vessels for God’s healing power to many others who are sick.
The power of His words. God
son, give attention to my
words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the
midst of your heart; For they are lifeto
those who find them, And health to
all their flesh(Proverbs
want life? Do you want healing and health? God’s says that
His words provide both.
above passage, this is what God says about healing and its
relationship to His Word. But note His related instructions.
• Incline your ear…
• Do not let them depart …
• Keep them…
power in God’s words! Therefore, “Keep them in the midst of
Jesus is alive! And
this is a fact beyond debate: The Lord Jesus Christ not only
healed people when on the earth, He still heals people
revealed Himself in the Bible as “I am,” not “I was” (Exodus
3:14). He wants you to know that He not only “did,” but He
“still does.” He is in the now, always in the present. He
lives in timelessness and is not bound by our calendars and
clocks. What He did 2,000 or 4,000 years ago, He stills does
today. In eternity, it is the same moment. His words and
promises written in His holy Word 2,000-3,500 years ago are
alive and valid today.
says, “I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6). He has not
changed and will not change. Healing was, and still is, a
part of His gospel, or “good news.” That is one reason it is
good news of God’s love is much more than forgiveness and
saving one’s soul for eternity, as wonderful as that is.
Physical healing is one of the benefits of the atonement
(at-one-ment) of the God-man, Jesus Christ, bridging the gap
between a holy God and sinful man, which He provided by His
substitutionary suffering and death in Jerusalem almost
2,000 years ago. His great sacrifice provided reconciliation
with and access to God for all those who believe in and put
their trust in Him.
several benefits of Christ’s atonement are actually listed
in two prophetic Old Testament (Covenant) passages written
hundreds of years before He was even born: Psalm 103:3-6 and
Isaiah 53:4-5. Physical healing is included in both of these
passages! Here are two of the promises in the very first
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his
benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals
all your diseases (Psalm
know what the word “all” means? While some politicians may
be uncertain about the meaning of “is,” there is no doubt
about the meaning of “all.” It means all! God does not say
“some” of your diseases, nor “half” of your diseases, or a
few, but all of your diseases! Strangely, most modern-day
Christians readily accept the first part of that verse but
will not accept the second part of the very same verse!
the second passage from the Old Testament, speaking
prophetically about Christ’s future coming:
took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him,
and afflicted. But he was pierced for our
transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the
punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by
his wounds (stripes) we are healed (Isaiah
“infirmities” above is clear. In the Hebrew it is choliy,
which means sickness. The word for “sorrows” is makob,
which also means pain. The passage is clear that Jesus took
oursicknesses and pains.
after Christ came, in the New Testament, Matthew clearly
confirms the physical healing meaning of Isaiah 53:4,
written hundreds of years before:
evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought
to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and
healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken
through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities
and carried our diseases.” (Matthew 8:16-17).
other passages confirm it, some of which are included in
Receiving forgiveness, eternal life and the other
free benefits of Christ’s atonement are the most
wonderful things that can ever happen to a person.
It results from receiving Him. If you have not yet
received Christ and have been born again, stop
here, then return here later.
He is sending you His Word. “He sent forth his word
and healed them” (Psalm 107:20). God has sent His Word to
you this day. God’s Word is “living and active. Sharper than
any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and
attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
God’s Word for you today, as shared below. Expect your
But is healing God’s will?
To believe for your healing, you must discover in His Word
beyond all doubt that it is God’s will to heal you. Once
you get that revelation, your healing is already on its way.
It’s as good as done, providing you believe it and act upon
it. If you do not see it, you will not be able to believe
for your healing. This is crucial.
people believe God can heal but they are not sure it is His
will, either for themselves or for others. For lack of a
right understanding of God’s attitude and will on healing,
many people remain sick and die. God says, “My people are
destroyed (perish) from lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6), and
that includes lack of knowledge about God’s healing
provisions in His Word.
from God’s holy Word that it is clearly God’s will to heal.
When we realize this, we can pray according to His will, and
He says, “This
is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask
anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know
that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what
we asked of him” (1
do we know that healing is, in truth, God’s will? There are
several compelling reasons.
Father’s will revealed in Christ. First
and foremost, God clearly demonstrated His will in His Son,
Jesus Christ, who is “the exact representation of his
(God’s) being" (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus said, “Anyone who has
seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
Jesus, then, was a full and perfect representation of His
Father, it is very important to understand that Jesus healed
all who came to Him. “Many followed him, and he healed all
their sick” (Matthew 12:15). Jesus “healed all the sick”
A man with leprosy once came to Jesus and
begged him on his knees, “If
you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with
compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I
am willing,”communicating the Father's heart. He
said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he
was cured (Mark 1:40-42).
never had to pray, “Father, if it be thy will, please heal
this person.” He knew God’s will. In fact, He was God’s will
not one instance in the Bible where Jesus refused to heal
anyone! This is significant. He healed them all. And
remember, Jesus always did the will of the Father. Jesus
said, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by
himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing” (John
It could not be more clear. The Lord Jesus Christ, God in
human form, healed everyone who came to Him, clearly
revealing to us the Father’s will about healing. That is
reason enough to believe. You do not need the other reasons.
But read on anyhow!
sick people took the initiative is probably very
significant. Jesus never forced healing on anyone. We should
first desire and seek Jesus, just for who He is. As we find
Him, and touch His garment, so to speak, as did the woman
sick with an issue of blood for 12 years (Luke 8:44) who
persistently pressed in through the crowd to Jesus, our
healing can come. Press in.
commanded His disciples to go and heal the sick, which they
did. Further, as previously learned, healing the sick is
part of His Great Commission for the church age. He
commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the good news
to all creation…. And these signs will accompany those who
believe: In my name they will drive out demons… they will
place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
has not changed. Has
Jesus changed, no longer healing people as He did before?
Emphatically, no. There is not one shred of evidence in the
Bible that Jesus has changed. The Bible says “Jesus Christ
the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews
13:8). What He did when physically on earth, He is still
doing today by His Spirit. Jesus was God incarnate, and God
says, “I the LORD do not change” (Malachi 3:6). What He did
2,000 years ago, He still does today.
did not create sickness. There
is no mention in the Genesis creation account that God
created sickness. In fact, concerning everything He did
create, it is written, “God saw all that he had made, and it
was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Sickness is not “very good.”
Sickness and death were introduced by Satan when sin came
into the world. Sickness was never God’s will. The Bible
speaks of “…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”
is no sickness in heaven. That
fact is beyond doubt. There is no cancer, diabetes,
arthritis, heart trouble, or any other disease in heaven.
This clearly reveals God’s will about sickness. And Jesus
told us to pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in
heaven (Matthew 6:9)! Can you imagine heaven filled with
crutches, wheelchairs, the sick, the blind and the lame? Not
really. From the Bible we know that heaven is a place of
eternal joy and bliss; a place where there is no sickness,
sorrow or death. If a person believes it is, indeed, God’s
will for them to be sick, they should not go to the doctor,
or else they will be fighting against God’s will, which is
is a curse of the Law from
which Christians have been redeemed. See Deuteronomy chapter
28 for a description of how sickness is a curse caused by
breaking the laws given to Moses. However, Galatians 3:13
says, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by
becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is
everyone who is hung on a tree.’”
Great Physician. In
the four Gospels, someone has counted 41 separate accounts
of Jesus healing people, 72 in all with duplicated accounts,
and Jesus attributed many of the healings to the faith of
the sick person and not just His power alone. Those healed
were not just individuals but sometimes multitudes. Christ
was the Great Physician then; He is the Great Physician now.
revelation of John. Not
only is God’s Word full of promises for healing, revealing
His will, we learn of His deep desire for our health by His
words prayed through the apostle John in 3 John 2: “Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in
health, even as thy soul prospereth”(KJV). God said
“above all things.” This verse alone is sufficient proof
that health and healing are God’s will!
Great Commission. As
previously described, healing the sick was part of Jesus’
command relative to going into all the world.
the kingdom. As
also mentioned, Jesus commanded that the kingdom of God be
declared, and the kingdom is a place without sickness, and
declaring it is to bring healing, deliverance and blessings
to people. In his book, "Lord,
Increase Our Faith" (Bridge
Publishing, 1994), Dr. Michael Landsman wrote, “the word
‘kingdom,’ in the original language, means the activity of
reigning. For the believer, the activity of reigning is
broken down into three aspects: bringing deliverance to the
captives, exerting authority over the enemy, and conferring
blessings upon God’s people.”
hates sickness. The
Bible reveals that God not only advocates health, but He
actually abhors sickness! Leviticus 21 clearly reveals that
God would not allow sickness in His presence, which in those
days was in the temple. Now, in New Testament times, our
bodies are His temple! According to 1 Corinthians 3:16:
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and
that God’s Spirit lives in you?” Actually, the word temple
here (Greek: naos)
is mistranslated. Used elsewhere, the Greek word nieron means
the full temple, where there was also the Court of Gentiles
(symbolic of the world of sin and sickness). The word naos really
means the especially sacred part of the temple that is the
sanctuary, or Holy Place, where the Holy of Holies was.
There, no Gentiles (sin and sickness) were allowed. Sickness
has no divine right to be in our naos,
or sanctuary, is contrary to God’s will, and by faith in His
Word and power, we must drive it out!
are sick, the fact that God hates sickness does not mean
that you are unworthy or that He hates you. He just hates
the sickness that you have, because it is not from Him. It
is His perfect will to heal you and for you to be in health
(3 John 2).
Testament passages such as Deuteronomy chapter 28 where it
appears that God is putting sickness on people, Dr. Michael
Landsman explains that the nuance of the Hebrew wording
shows that because of the people’s disobedience, the text
really means that God is “caused to allow” the sicknesses.
Our behavior can “cause Him to allow” sickness to come upon
us, even though it is not His perfect will. For example,
suffering from AIDS is not His will, but if man indulges in
promiscuous behavior by his own free will, which God will
not violate, God is “caused to allow” AIDS. Man has brought
it upon himself, as did the ancient Israelites. Rebellion
against God and His commands can cause Him to remove His
protective shield over us, such as promised in Psalm 91 and
elsewhere, and allow the natural consequences. However, do
not despair if you have a disease caused by sin. If you
confess your sin to God, His grace and mercy can still
provide your forgiveness and healing.
“better covenant.” As
mentioned, one of many healing promises in God’s Word is
Psalm 103:2-3. “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not
all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all
your diseases.” But this is important: This promise in Psalm
103:3 and that of Isaiah 53 are part of the Old Covenant.
Hebrews 8:6 says that with Christ and the New Covenant, we
have an even “better covenant” than the old one! Under this
“better covenant,” we should certainly expect nothing less
than from the old, but even more!
of God’s names is revealed in the Bible as “Yahweh (Jehovah)
Rapha” (Hebrew) which means “the Lord, your healer,” or “the
Lord, your doctor.” In the Bible, God uses various name
suffixes to reveal His provisions for humanity’s needs. For
example, “Jesus,” or Yeshua, from Yeshoshua, means “the Lord
(Yahweh) is salvation.” Jesus is our provision for
salvation. His Old Covenant name, Yahweh Rapha, is our
provision for our sicknesses.
well-known phrase “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and
today and forever” is from Hebrews 13:8, but people are
usually unaware of verse 7 that immediately precedes it:
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.
Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate
their faith.” Remember, those people whom we are
told to imitate lived and walked in the supernatural, and
when they prayed for sick people, the people got healed. And
God says that we are supposed to imitate their faith! Paul
also said, “I urge you toimitate me” (1
Corinthians 4:16), and “Be imitators of God”
(Ephesians 5:1). In our culture and even in many of our
churches that dismiss the supernatural, we usually write
that off as meaning to imitate their moral qualities, and it
does, but why would it not also mean to imitate other
aspects of their nature and ministry as well?
these examples in the Bible we clearly learn that it is
God’s perfect will to heal and that His children be healthy.
Knowing this, that we are actually agreeing with God and
that we are praying in His will, it should be easy for us to
pray the prayer of faith and receive from Him.
The Abrahamic Covenant
Those who believe in and trust in the
Lord Jesus Christ are beneficiaries of God's
4,000-year-old covenant with Abraham.
Those who believe are children of
Abraham.... (Christ) redeemed us in order that the
blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles
through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we
might receive the promise of the Spirit (Galatians
When God made his promise to Abraham,
since there was no one greater for him to swear by,
he swore by himself... Men swear by someone greater
than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said
and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted
to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very
clear to the heirs of what was promised, he
confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by
two unchangeable things in which it is impossible
for God to lie, we
who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us
may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an
anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the
inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who
went before us, has entered on our behalf (Hebrews
The above are among the most profound but
little appreciated truths of the entire Bible. Let me
God has given us the blessings of
Abraham, that we can receive by faith. God cannot lie.
To confirm His truthfulness, He swore by Himself and
made an oath. Our holy God cannot violate His own oath
that He swore upon Himself. If He did that would make
Him a liar, which is impossible.
What are the blessings of Abraham
that God swore by an oath to uphold for us? If
you study Abraham, you will find that by faith he was
blessed with many blessings, including God's imputed
righteousness, unearned. He was obviously very healthy
because he lived 175 years. He was blessed with much
provision. He was called God's friend. His whole life
was blessed. By exercising that same faith, we are also
blessed with the blessings of Abraham.
"We have this hope as an anchor for the
soul." God swore it. It is my anchor. Allow it to be
But why sickness?
is not from God. How do we know? One way is because, as
mentioned earlier, after He created everything, “God saw all
that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).
God has given man a free will, He is sometimes forced to
allow sickness for certain purposes, but He does not cause
it nor like it.
is from the devil, about whom Jesus said, “The thief comes
only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they
may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
in a world that has rebelled against God. It is a sin-sick
world. Beginning with Adam, the first man, all people have
broken God’s laws. “All have sinned,” the Bible says (Romans
3:23). Physical sickness is a result of the general
condition of sin in the human race, and not always our own
personal sin, although it may be, such as the many diseases
transmitted through sexual promiscuity or other unhealthy
Deuteronomy chapter 28 tells us that sickness is a “curse”
that man has brought upon himself for disobeying God and
breaking His Commandments. Because of rebellion, the human
race is under a general curse. The curse of sin brings not
only eternal separation from God, but sickness.
His infinite mercy and kindness determined a way for that
curse to be removed! He is the Judge of the universe. As a
righteous Judge, He operates on 100 percent, totally
consistent principles of justice. He is a holy and perfect
Judge. Justice must always be served. Without exception, God
must always punish sin, which can produce sickness.
Otherwise, He would deny His very nature.
same time, He is a God of perfect love. God, then, was faced
with the necessity of both judging and punishing sin, but
also being perfect love.
have a dilemma? No, in His infinite, perfect wisdom, He had
the perfect solution. He would take all our punishment upon
Himself! That is what Jesus did, the glory of the gospel. He
became our substitute, taking our sins and giving us His
Christ, the Son of God, came from heaven to take all the
judgment that we deserved.
made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so
that in him we might become the righteousness of God(2
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by
becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is
everyone who is hung on a tree (Galatians 3:13).
was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet
Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our
diseases (Matthew 8:17).
acknowledge what God has done for us and receive Jesus
Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer under a
curse! By faith in Christ and His finished work on the
cross, we can then receive all that God has provided for us.
By His stripes we are healed
what basis can we expect a healing? How much does it cost?
paid for it already!
important for us to realize that God does not just give a
whimsical promise for our healing, without cost. It cost Him
terribly. Jesus paid dearly for it, with horrible,
excruciating pain, and with His own divine, precious blood.
And what He paid so greatly for, He wants us to understand
and benefit from. He did it just for us. For you! Let His
sacrifice not be in vain. Ignoring, denying, or taking
lightly His great sacrifice for us is an offense to Him.
of years before Christ, the prophet Isaiah wrote about this
Messiah to come: “with his stripes we are healed” (53:5,
the stripes Jesus experienced that we need to better
understand. If you review the events of that awful day we
call Good Friday, you remember that Jesus Christ was tried
before Pontius Pilate, then surrendered to the Roman
soldiers to be scourged. The word “stripes” doesn’t have
much impact until one realizes what it really means. In
scourging Jesus Christ, the Son of God, they took Him and
tied Him to a pillar, or post. Then they stripped the
clothes from His back. He was handed over to a Roman
legionnaire, a man used to brutality and violence, a course
man of brute strength. He was a Roman soldier.
gave this soldier a cat-o'-nine-tails, a whip that had nine
thongs with little metal, bone or stone pellets at the end
of each of the thongs. The scourging was what the Jews
called “the near death”: 40 lashes less one—39 stripes. This
ordeal alone actually caused death in many victims.
The lash whistled through the air into the back of Jesus.
Little bits of flesh tore loose and red welts developed.
STRIPE! STRIPE! STRIPE! Again and again, the lash. More skin
torn off. The flesh was opened up. Bone began to show. The
Savior’s blood was pouring down His back out of those cuts.
They called them stripes. They looked like paint stripes but
it was not paint—it was the blood of Jesus, pouring from
those 39 deep, oozing slashes in His body.
did not have to endure this horrible scourging for our
salvation. He was still going to the cross for that. Yet,
each of those momentous events on that Passover day was for
a specific, divine purpose. Why the stripes? Jesus came to
deliver us from the curse and to make us whole in spirit,
soul and body. He paid the total price. The stripes were for
our physical healing! “With his stripes we are healed”
(Isaiah 53:5, KJV). We are healed for eternity, but it also
available now until the day the Lord takes us home.
the Church age
the resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to
His Father, these healing promises of God and His Word were
repeatedly confirmed in the actions of the early church,
then in the New Testament writings and among believers to
this very day.
Referring to events after His departure, Jesus said, “These
signs will accompany those who have believed: In My Name…
they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”
(Mark 16:17-18, KJV).
recorded in the book of Acts, believers in the early church
expected and experienced physical healing. In I Corinthians
12:9, healing is described as one of the gifts God has given
to His church in perpetuity. In James 5:14:15, God again
confirms the provision of physical healing for His people
with instructions for the church.
addition, the fulfillment of the healing promises has been
experienced by multitudes through the centuries and in our
healing was a part of the early church and should be no less
so today. Christine Darg, of Exploits Ministry, gives these
Throughout the history of the Early Church, the healing
ministry of Jesus was upheld as was His teaching
ministry. But eventually the Church fell into the
scandal of doubt and unbelief from which it is
recovering in our days as we contend for the faith.
of God, Book 22, Chapter 8, St. Augustine testified
to the reality of the work of healing in the church:
"...there are miracles at this day wrought by God, with
what means He likes best, Who wrought them of yore.... "
evidence of the 4th Century liturgies shows the
expectation of supernatural cures. The Church claimed to
be endowed with the charisma of healing, and her
ministers regularly exercised the power to impart
healing. One of the earliest known of these liturgies is
of Our Lord (circa
"...O Christ...Who art the Healer of every sickness
and of every suffering...send on this oil...the
delivering [power] of Thy good compassion, that it
may... heal those who are sick... for Thou art
mighty and praised for ever and ever. Amen."
Notice, the above prayer did not include the
doubt-inducing disclaimer, "if it by thy will."
There were many such liturgies, according to evidence
outlined in Anointing
of the Sick by
F.W. Puller. And according to James Moore Hickson's
in the Early Church, the form of consecration of
the oil in the Gregorian Sacramentary, compiled by St.
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome from 590 to 604, was
this: "A means of protection for mind and body, for
getting rid of all pains, all illnesses, all sickness of
are some of the healing references found in the Holy
Communion liturgies (Liturgy of St. Chrysostom, Liturgy
of St. Mark): "Let not, O Lord, the communion of Thy
holy mysteries be to my judgement or condemnation, but
to the healing of my soul and body...." [This survived
in the English Office of Holy Communion.]:
"Furthermore, O Lord, heal the diseases of our soul,
cure our bodily weaknesses, O Physician of souls and
bodies, Overseer of all flesh, oversee and heal us
by Thy Salvation."
we see that for many centuries, our Lord's original
command to heal the sick was obeyed and carried out in
its literal sense. The ministry of healing was
unqualified with the disclaimer "if it be thy will." The
Church had learned from her Master that wholeness, or
salvation of both body and soul, is indeed covered by
the Will of God.
And this conviction found utterance in another
way by the frequent address to our lord as "saviour of
our souls and bodies," or, "physician of our souls and
bodies." The latter was an expression common to
the ancient liturgies.
example, in the Liturgy of St. Mark, the ministry of
healing is honorably upheld:
"Master, Lord and our God, Thou Who didst elect the
twelve-lighted lamp of the twelve Apostles, and
didst send them into the whole world to preach and
to teach the Gospel of Thy Kingdom… heal every
sickness and every infirmity in the people…"
article titled "Healing for All" in the Pentecostal
Evangel magazine, author J.M. Mullens provides
Lord Jesus continued to bestow this power to others for
many years after His ascension. Twenty years after, Paul
had this power (Acts 19:12); 26 years after, gifts of
healing were given to ordinary believers (1 Corinthians
12:9); 27 years after, the rules for healing were laid
down for the sick (James 5:14-16); 40 years after,
Clement, Paul's contemporary, said, "Men received the
gifts of healing."
Irenaeus said, 110 years after, "Men healed the sick by
laying their hands on them." Two hundred years after,
Origen said, "Men had marvelous power in curing, by
invoking the divine name, that of Jesus"; 1,820 years
after, Dorothea Trudell, of Mannedorf, saw 10,000 healed
by prayer, and the German government was compelled to
recognize and license her hospitals. In our own day,
these gifts are being exercised in every part of the
world. God is restoring His lost gifts.
sufferers who came to Jesus were healed in His day. He
is the same "yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews
Healing of the body as well as the soul is provided for
in the atonement of Jesus Christ, for Matthew, quoting
from Isaiah 53, declares, "Himself took our infirmities
and bare our sicknesses." Jesus declared, "These signs
shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they
cast out devils?they shall lay hands on the sick, and
they shall recover" (Mark 16:17,18).
you are sick, come and get your portion of life and
health from the pierced hands of Christ today.
Christ healed when on the earth; He healed in New Testament
times; He still heals today. He is the same, yesterday,
today and forever. Call on Him now, and receive your healing
Overcoming the Number One doubt. The
number one cause of doubt is the thought, "But not everyone
gets healed, so it must not be God's will, so I probably
won’t get healed either." This thought destroys faith, is
not of God, and blocks healing. We have already discovered
God’s will on healing. Not everyone gets saved either, and
we know it is not God's will that anyone perish. All who do
not get saved either (1) do not hear the Word, or (2) reject
it. You have heard God's Word about healing; now do not
Other reasons. What can block our healing? In his
outstanding book, Christ
the Healer, the late F.F. Bosworth cites 22 reasons why
some people fail to get healed, not one of which is God’s
will. All 22 reasons fall on man’s shoulders. An interesting
one is his number 3, “Community Unbelief,” on which he
devotes five pages. He points out that even Christ Himself,
under the full anointing of the Holy Spirit, could not do
any miracles in his hometown of Nazareth because of their
“lack of faith” (Mark 6:6), although He did heal a few
people. Bosworth writes these profound words:
the subject of healing, people have been taught today to
believe in traditions in the place of the plain Word of
God. This has turned the whole world into a veritable
Nazareth of unbelief.”
of Bosworth’s 22 reasons for not being healed is “watching
the symptoms” instead of keeping the eyes on God’s promises.
Do not be preoccupied with symptoms. Instead be preoccupied
with what God says about your healing. If
you are in faith and have no unconfessed sin in your life,
such as bitterness or unforgiveness, and are not doing
damaging things to your body, you should definitely expect
bone”? Another possible reason for not getting
healed is that a medical doctor has “pointed the bone” at
you,putting a powerful curse on you with all the
sophistication and credulity of his honored profession,
which is no less than god-like in our culture.
Canon Jim Glennon of St. Andrew’s Cathedral of the Anglican
Church in Australia describes this tribal custom of the
native Australian Aborigines. If a member of the tribe
violates one of the tribe’s taboos, the witchdoctor comes to
the man and performs a ritual over him. The ritual is to
reach into a small leather bag, take out the bone of a bird,
then point the bone at the violator. In all cases, after the
bone is pointed, the person dies, sometimes instantly, but
always soon. The ritual is called “pointing the bone.” This
is what happens when a doctor tells you that you have a
fatal disease with only so long to live.
Typically, the patient believes the doctor instead of God’s
Word, in effect believing the doctor is smarter than God,
thinking maybe that God was just not aware of modern
diseases and modern medicine. As ludicrous as it sounds,
many people give that impression.
Paul’s “thorn in the flesh.” Doubters often cite
Paul’s thorn in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7) as proof that
it is not always God’s will to heal, a misinterpretation
that Satan has used to sow doubt and rob probably millions
of people of their healing. In so doing, they improperly
generalize a doctrine against healing based on an isolated
text with questionable meaning, which is not even good
theology. It is important to note that (1) there is no
evidence that Paul’s thorn was a physical sickness but
strong evidence that it was not; (2) we know it was a
“messenger of Satan,” probably a spiritual attack as verse 7
implies; and (3), the phrase “thorn in the flesh” was a
Hebrew idiomatic expression for what today we would call “a
pain in the neck.”
that expression was used in the Bible, it usually referred
to a person. The late F.F. Bosworth brilliantly devotes a
whole chapter in his book, Christ
the Healer, to
analyzing this subject in depth and solidly concludes that
the thorn was not a physical sickness.
also very important to remember: The Bible reveals that
Paul’s thorn came only because of his deep, totally unique
revelations and actually being caught up into Paradise, to
keep him from being proud. Even if a sickness, which it was
not, you should never expect a similar thorn unless you have
had the equivalent of Paul’s revelations and similar trip to
Paradise! Yet, many people falsely identify with Paul’s
“thorn” and unnecessarily give up hope for their healing.-
are many reasons why some people do not get healed, but only
one that would clearly rule out your healing, and that is if
God has truly decided that your designated time on Earth is
complete, unlikely unless you have finished out the duration
He has revealed in His Word. In Genesis 6:3, God revealed to
Noah 120 years for our life expectancy, to which a few now
attain. Science has recently confirmed God’s words in
Genesis 6:3 about a 120-year life span! In his book, The
Bible Cure, Reginald Cherry, M.D. (Creation House,
1998) points out that researchers have discovered that human
cells are able to reproduce themselves only about 50-60
times. They have discovered a built-in “cellular timetable”
that would place the human life span maximum at 120 years.
That is exactly what God said over 4,000 years ago! (My
wife’s great-grandmother lived well over 100, reportedly to
120, but this cannot be confirmed.)
120 years may be biologically possible, some wrongly believe
that the Psalms reveal a lesser life expectancy than in
Noah’s day: “The length of our days is seventy years—or
eighty, if we have the strength” (Psalm 90:10). I used to
think that this maximum 80-year time span superceded what
God had previously revealed to Noah above; however, I later
realized that Psalm 90 was not written by David but by
Moses, who himself lived to be 120, and the psalm was
written well past his own age of 80! Also, Moses was
apparently lamenting that those Israelites in the wilderness
were dying at such a young age because of their rebellion
course, now it is rare to see people live beyond 100, due to
modern lifestyles, soils depleted of nutrients, modern food
processing and environmental pollution in food and air. But
God is still God, and all things are possible with Him, the
let the devil rob you of your healing because of
traditional, false interpretations! Jesus said that the
devil is a thief, and he always subtly tries to rob people
of God’s blessings.
God gave me this sickness to teach me something. If
God gives sickness to teach us something, we should all be
constantly praying to get sick, as we all have much to
learn! Also, we should never go to the doctor, which might
keep us from learning what God wants to teach us! That is
not scriptural nor does it make sense. God is not the author
of sickness, Satan is. Of course, God takes evil and turns
it to good, and He may use a sickness experience to teach
us, but that does not make Him the cause nor does it detract
from His promises to heal you.
How to receive your healing
faith has made you well,” Jesus said to the woman
who had been bleeding for 12 years (Luke 8:48. NASB).
does faith come from? Faith comes by hearing the Word of God
(Romans 10:17). Today you are hearing God’s Word on healing.
God has sent His Word to you to heal you and build your
faith. His Word, that living and sharp Word, has penetrated
your soul and spirit, even to the marrow of your bones.
the moment to call on Jesus, the One who took your sickness
with the painful, bloody scourges. Jesus said, “Ask and you
shall receive… For everyone who
asks receives” (Matthew 7:7-8).
are several ways your healing may come, as God may lead you
to use one or more of them. The below Bible prescriptions
bring healing in churches and in Spirit-filled prayer groups
and Bible studies all the time. The Bible says, “God does
not show favoritism” (Acts 10:34), so you can get your
In the church. God
has given very specific instructions for healing in the
church throughout the centuries.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of
the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil
in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in
faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will
raise him up (James 5:14-15.)
God’s prescription for healing in the church. Do not ignore
it. If your church does not believe in or literally practice
this direct command from God Himself for the benefit of His
people, you should lovingly consider finding a church that
does. It could mean the difference is sickness or health,
and in some cases, life or death. Speaker Emily Dotson says
that the church you attend can literally cost you your life!
Gift of healing. By
His Holy Spirit, God gives certain people the gift or
manifestation of healing, as revealed in 1 Corinthians 12:9.
This may include a pastor, an evangelist, or actually any
believer. They can pray for you and you can receive your
healing. I know a layman in a church who has this gift and
God has used him to bring healing to many people. See his
amazing book of testimonies by clicking
By any believer. Jesus
said to anyone who believes, "They shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:18, KJV). Any
believer, one who believes and acts on God’s Word, can do
this for you. The “laying on of hands” is one of the six
basic principles of the doctrine of Christ described in
Hebrews 6:2 (look it up), a great truth neglected in many
book, How to
Heal the Sick, Charles and Francis Hunter devote three
chapters to the laying on of hands. Charles compares the
Holy Spirit’s power to that of an electric generator, our
hands to that of a light switch, and a sick person to that
of a light bulb. If you are a believer, the Holy Spirit
lives in you. Jesus said that you can lay hands on the sick
and they shall recover. Your hands placed on a sick person
with faith in God’s Word is like turning on the switch and
allowing the power to go through to the sick person and
turning on the bulb, so to speak.
lay hands on ourselves and get the same results. Jesus not
did exclude ourselves.
draw spiritual strength from the fellowship and prayers of
others. However, your healing may also come to you directly,
all by yourself, from any of the many healing promises in
God’s Word and as you meditate upon, believe and receive
them. See the many verses in this chapter. In some ways this
is best because it relies on God’s Word alone and not on
people. In later attacks of doubt by the devil, which always
come, we know on what we stand, and we stand.
Confession brings healing. God says:
you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and
believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you
believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth
that you confess and are saved. It is with your mouth
that you confess and are saved (Romans 10:10).
According to Strong’s
Enhanced Lexicon, the first reference to “saved” above
is the Greek word sozo,
which means healing and health, as well as salvation from
eternal death. It means “to save a suffering one (from
perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well,
heal, restore to health.” The second use of the word “saved”
at the end is the Greek soteria,
and means “deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation.” It
is also translated as “health.”
important to confess out loud and continue to confess God’s
healing words, “for they are life to those who find them,
all their flesh”
(Proverbs 4:22, NKJV).
say, “my cancer,” or “my arthritis,” or whatever, which by
such confession you are claiming possession of the disease.
Do not refer to them as yours. They are not yours, but
something the devil is trying to put on you. Do not accept
them. As Kate McVeigh says, “Do not sign for that package!”
She also says that if you sign for the package, then the
devil has the receipt!
Receive (and keep) your healing! (1)
Saturate your spirit with God's Word and promises, (2) ask,
and if necessary keep on asking, then by faith, (3) receive,
and begin to thank and praise Him.
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, KJV).
mentioned earlier, the word “receive” here is the Greeklambano,
which means to “take.” We do not passively receive it; we
actively take it. God holds it out to us in His Word; by
faith we grab it and say, “Thank you, Lord. Praise your
name.” I do that all the time.
Norman Grubb, in his classic book, The
Law of Faith(Christian Literature Crusade, Fort
Washington, PA, 1947, page 116), makes interesting
commentary about “asking” vs. “taking”:
Faith is the spiritual hand, exactly as, in the natural
world, nothing is received and put to use merely by
wishing or hoping or by asking for it, but by taking and
using it, so in the spiritual. The hand must reach out
and take the food or the book. Faith must reach out and
take the promises, and the spoken evidence of such
taking is the spoken word of faith. Probably the effect
in the realm of the Spirit is the same as in the realm
of matter. God offers all in His promises. The word of
faith is the act of taking and applying His power
according to need. What we actually take we actually
have, and when the decisive word of faith has been
spoken, God in His grace begins to work; and as the
stand of faith is persisted in, the answer appears.
is why the declared word of faith is so vital and should
be so stressed. It is the act of taking in the
invisible, and we suggest that the serious lack in so
much of our prayer life, both public and private, is
that it hardly gets beyond the stage of asking. Hardly
ever do we hear a person in a public prayer meeting,
having asked, take and thank; yet probably it is much
more important to have “taking” meetings than to have
“asking” meetings. Our constant asking must have the
same effect on God as would a child on his parents, who
keeps asking for food, when they have set his meal
before him and told him to take and eat it.
Radical faith. Biblical
faith is not passive. It is active -- acting on God's Word.
Confess it. Act like it. The devil, and some Christians,
will try to talk you out of it. Lying symptoms from the
devil may even remain, or come back, but reject everything
but God's Word.
Sometimes we must get “violent” in our faith. Jesus said:
the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by
force (Matthew 11:12, NASB).
referring to forceful faith often needed to obtain kingdom
benefits. That is because Satan was given certain dominion
in the world at Adam’s fall. The second Adam, Christ, came
to break Satan’s power and restore God’s authority on earth.
This is done through the obedience and faith of Christ’s
followers. The gates of hell shall not prevail against the
church, but God’s people must be aggressive in their faith
to forcefully seize back what Satan has stolen. Remember:
This is spiritual warfare! (See Ephesians 6:10-18.) It may
seem physical, but it is a spiritual battle. Satan may not
give up easily, even though he was already defeated at the
This is one of my favorite quotes: “Faith is going to
the edge of the light that you have, and then taking one
more step” (anonymous). In other words, a faith person
goes over the edge!
been over the edge for years!
past, I have had serious symptoms of sickness and decided
not to go to the doctor but to radically stand on the truth
and reliability of God’s Word. Satan did everything he could
to talk me out of my healing, and symptoms often persisted,
but I steadfastly stood on the Word and fought him with the
sword of the Spirit (the Word), and won, praise God. As
mentioned, F.F. Bosworth says to not look at symptoms, but
to look at God’s Word.
Important note: I
have had many supernatural healings, but I must tell
you that some of them did not come quickly but
required extended spiritual battle and persistent
confession. Your healing may come instantly, but not
all come quickly and are progressive, so do not give
up. Keep believing and confessing God’s Word.
Remember what the late Norman Grubb said, quoted
above: “When the decisive word of faith has been
spoken, God in His grace begins to work; and as the
stand of faith is persisted in, the answer appears.
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his
eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a
little while, will himself restore you and make you
strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10).
Speak to that mountain! A
sickness can be like a mountain in our lives. If yours is a
mountain to you, remember this powerful promise of our Lord:
faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to
this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and
does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what hesays is
going to happen, it shall be granted him (Mark
said to actually “speak” directly to the mountain in our
lives. Speak to it! Take authority over it. Command it!
Remember: Romans 4:17 says that God “calls things that are
not as though they were.” To receive from God, we speak His
Word and call healing and health into existence! And do not
doubt in your heart. God says it will be granted you!
not denial as some cults practice, because we admit to the
sickness; we just call on a higher authority and principle
to transcend it. We call that those things that be not as
though they were!
Angelic help! As
mentioned, God’s angels “perform His Word, obeying the voice
of His Word” (Psalm 103: 20, NASB). When you speak God’s
Word in faith according to His Will, God dispatches angels
to make it happen, bringing it “into being” in your
circumstances! “For He will give His angels charge
concerning you, to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11,
NASB). “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve
those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).
to God and His Word. Your healing will be manifest. It is
yours. "By His stripes, you have been healed."
Drive out spirits of infirmity. As mentioned in
chapter 5, spirits (demons) of infirmity can cause physical
and emotional sickness in either Christians or
non-Christians. Demon activity can be detected by the gift
of discernment of spirits, previously described. They can be
cast out of a person only by the authority of the name of
Jesus Christ, which they must obey. Do not fear demons.
Remember, Jesus has all the power, and that same power is
operating in you if you are a born-again, Spirit-baptized
believer in whom Christ dwells. Simply assert your
authority, in Jesus’ name. They must go. They have no
Immediate or gradual. Some healings are immediate,
but many are gradual. If yours is gradual, hold on. Do not
give up. Never say, “Well, it’s not working,” which cancels
your faith. If you say that, you will get what you confess!
Or never say, “Well, I guess God is not going to heal me.”
Your healing will come in His perfect timing. Assume that it
begins the very moment you believe for it -- today! He wants
you to keep believing His Word and His promises. He has not
forgotten you, and is pleased with your faith.
Again -- do not ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever
give up! Continue
to affirm your healing. Continue to confess God’s Word about
your healing. Be persistent. Never stop. Never give up.
Hindrances to healing
are some hindrances to healing that God expects us to
Unconfessed sin in
our lives is one hindrance. We are never perfect in this
life, but I am referring to any specific sin that we have
refused to release. This may especially include
unforgiveness or bitterness towards others. It has been
shown that such attitudes can affect our physical health.
Trusting in man and not God. The Bible says, “It is
better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man”
(Psalm 118:8, KJV). A well-known evangelist who routinely
sees many healings and miracles in Africa was preaching in
Europe. He told his hearers that they will not see the
miracles there that he sees in Africa, because they trust in
their government health care system. He said the people in
Africa see the healings and miracles because God is all they
have. They cannot trust in man. So whether or not you are
able to have medical help, make sure all your trust is in
the Lord as if He is all you have.
Not recognizing (discerning) the Lord’s body. This
is rarely mentioned by others, but it is clearly Scriptural.
Concerning partaking of the body and blood of our Lord at
communion, Paul wrote, “A man ought to examine himself
before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 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” (1 Corinthians 11:29-30). I believe he is
speaking of not recognizing the body of Christ as they
symbolically eat His body and drink His blood. Many
believers angrily deny that others outside their particular
church or group who also trust Christ are really His, thus
not recognizing His body. This is not healthy!
for sickness are: (1) Some people abuse their bodies, using
harmful substances, or not allowing enough rest; (2)
excessive stress; and (3) some people do not provide the
body with nutritious food, often substituting junk or
processed food. Much modern commercial food is deficient in
nutrients and contains chemical additives, such as hormones
and antibiotics in excessive exposure to meat and dairy
products, and environmental pollutants. Also, many people
violate God’s food guidelines in the Bible and still expect
to remain healthy. Examples are in Leviticus chapter 11, no
longer a legal requirement but still the wisdom of God. Paul
said, "Everything is permissible—but not everything is
beneficial" (1 Corinthians 10:23). God’s law of sowing and
reaping always applies, but His grace transcends our past
mistakes. Allow God to show you any area that needs
Suggested prayer: Dear Heavenly Father. I see in
your Word that healing is your will, and that the Lord Jesus
has paid for my healing by His stripes. I believe what He
has done. I confess and repent of (name any known sin,
including sins of attitude). I confess and repent of (any
unhealthy habits or carelessness in taking care of God’s
temple, your body). I receive my healing now, by faith. I
thank you in advance. Be glorified in me and in my body. In
Jesus’ name. Amen.” (Thank and praise Him until your healing
is manifested, no matter how long it takes, and keep
thanking and praising Him afterward.)
“Should I see a doctor and follow his advice?” When
sick people came to Jesus and asked to be healed, He did not
reply, “Sorry, but I only heal through doctors. Please make
an appointment with Luke. He is a doctor.” God uses doctors,
who can be especially helpful with things like fractures and
wounds. Those in healing ministries usually encourage the
sick not to ignore proper medical attention, nor to stop
their medications, possibly to protect themselves against
lawsuits, but also maybe wisdom in many cases. It is not
necessarily a lack of faith to see a doctor, and your
healing will be a witness to the doctor of God’s power.
However, be careful, because doctors’ three main
methods—slash, burn and poison—often do more harm than good:
(1) slash (surgery, often dangerous and mutilating), (2)
burn (radiation, with bad side effects) and (3) poison
(drugs, most all with bad side effects that you may not be
told about). If Jesus tarries, I believe someday current
medical practices will be considered primitive and
outrageous. More people are refusing these highly invasive
and potentially harmful medical procedures and are opting to
trust God, and perhaps also using natural alternatives. Even
many medical doctors have become disenchanted with the
failures of their profession and are turning to alternative
(complimentary) medicine. Studies show that doctor and
healthcare mistakes are the third leading cause of death in
the United States, whereas God has never made a mistake. I
know a young lady who rejects both God’s power and natural
methods, yet has been suffering badly with a chronic
infection. The doctors keep pouring harmful antibiotics into
her, with all their bad side effects, and nothing works. But
she stubbornly sticks with them. Personally, I usually just
stand on God’s Word and do not see a doctor, and God always
heals me. Make all such decisions prayerfully.
whether or not to see a doctor, I like Jesus' words:
"According to your faith, be it unto you."
“What about good ‘ol brother or sister so and so, a ‘good
Christian,’ who did not get healed?” No
one is ever good enough to be saved or to be healed. It is
only by grace through faith. If faith seems to be applied
and someone still does not get healed, we have to trust
God’s sovereignty and grace. We do not understand everything
about everyone’s situation. His Word says, “The secret
things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed
belong to us” (Deuteronomy 29:29). The secret things do
belong to Him, and we may not understand them; however, “the
things revealed belong to us,” and we must act with faith on
what He has clearly revealed in His Word about healing!
“What about when an infant or child dies? Was there not
enough faith?” Millions
of children die around the world due to neglect and
starvation, part of the general curse on the earth. Children
of affluent families also die, ostensibly due to no one’s
fault, and again part of the curse of sickness in the world.
I believe God’s angels surround and take these little ones
directly into the arms of Jesus, as with babies murdered by
abortion before they are born. Again, Deuteronomy 29:29
applies. However, there are cases where tenacious faith on
the part of parents and loved ones have brought back babies
and children from certain death. In 1997 a 12-year-old
cousin was in a coma for weeks due to brain encephalitis.
The doctors finally gave up and suggested removing her life
support. The parents said no, preferring to trust God. A
prayer network diligently sought for her healing.
Miraculously, the child later regained consciousness, went
back home, and is now grown and married. We must pray
fervently, believe, leave the results to God, then praise
Him, no matter what.
“But some people say...” About
healing, someone always remarks, “But some people say (such
and such),” citing all kinds of arguments against God’s
healing provision. I once heard the wise, elderly minister
from Australia, Jim Glennon, respond to that remark. A Bible
scholar who had been in the healing ministry for some 40
years, he had heard every objection, and had seen many
people miraculously healed. His simple response rang with
eternal truth and power: “It
doesn’t matter what people say. The only thing that matters
is what God says!” Let
that be your guide. Be convinced of what God says, act upon
it, and be unconcerned at what people say. As Satan once
used the disciple Peter, whom Jesus rebuked, he will
sometimes use well-intended Christians to talk you out of
to meditate upon God's words, which build faith and bring
healing, remembering his promises. The following are
passages, some a repeat, included for your further reading
son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my
words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them
within your heart; for they are life to those who find
them and health to a man’s whole body (Proverbs
word is truth (Psalm 119:160. John 17:17).
Every word of God proves true (Proverbs 30:5, RSV).
Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (1
Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35).
Forever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven (Psalm
the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is
living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will
also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit,
who lives in you (Romans 8:11).
word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for ever (Psalm 119:160,
will restore you to health (Jeremiah 30:17).
sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them
from the grave (Psalm 107:20). (God’s Word actually
the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).
Other promises of deliverance:
righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers
them from all their troubles (Psalm 34:17).
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
will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with
him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With
long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation
shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the
LORD (Psalm 118:17, KJV).
no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes”
in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us
to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20).
following are other passages included for further reading
Psalms 30:2; 41:3; 103:1-3; 107:20
Matthew 4:23; 9:35; 10:1; 10:8; 14:14
Acts 3:6-7; 5:12-15; 19:11-12
Final but important advice
said, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask
whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7).
Remain in Jesus. Let His words remain in you. And then, by
the authority of the Son of God, you can be assured that you
can “ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”
2. Praise and worship God continually, thanking Him both
before and after your healing. He is loving, kind, full of
mercies, compassionate, wonderful, all-powerful, and worthy
of our praise. Review and recite to Him the praise psalms,
such as 144-150.
Christian leader who has seen many healings and miracles
told the story of a girl who had sought diligently for her
healing, but it never came. One day the Lord spoke to her
heart and told her that she needed to stop asking for
healing and instead to start worshipping Him (which involved
faith and acceptance). She immediately began worshipping the
Lord, and her healing came soon thereafter!
lesson in this story is that we need the Healer more than
the healing. We must draw close to the Lord Jesus, get to
know Him better, honor Him and give Him glory. That must be
our top priority. Then we can better rest in Him, confident
of His love and power.
healing can come.
bless you richly, and heal you. In Jesus’ name.
Strongly recommended reading:
Christ the Healer, F.F. Bosworth (1973, Fleming H.
Revell, Grand Rapids, MI)
Divine Healing, Andrew
Murray (1982, Whitaker House, New Kinsington, PA)
Healing is Within You, Jim Glennon (1980, Bridge
Publishing, South Plainfield, NJ)
two recent cancer healing testimonies, click
other healing testimonies, click