MGHM Healing Brief, 6/13


Complete Healing, No Limits

Frances Hunter, famous for the "healing explosions" she conducted with her husband Charles, once visited heaven in the manner of the Apostle Paul. There she saw a huge warehouse, and asked the Lord what it was for. It was filled, the Lord said, with new body parts for His children. But only a few could release the necessary faith to receive what He longed to give them.

Frances’s anecdote has stuck with me over the years, and my recent weekly teaching sessions in the Twin Cities have focused on the complete repair of our bodies, not just improvements. I’ve even been asking my co-worshippers to join me in speaking a new neurological system, a new reproductive system, a new immune system into certain people who need much more than relief from a "bug" or a broken bone.

If Jesus has erased our burdens

In focusing my own faith for big healing projects, I’ve found it useful to rely on that old standby, Isaiah 53:4: "Surely He has borne our sickness, weakness and distress and carried our sorrows and pains." The word "borne" translates the Hebrew nasa, which means "to lift off, to bear, to carry away, to cast away, to ease, erase, and take away." No limits are suggested here or in Matthew 8:17, or anywhere else. If Jesus has erased our burdens, they’re gone.

God wants us completely well

Modern Christians typically shy away from making bold requests to the Father, on the ground that it "puts Him to the test" or "presumes on His sovereignty." But surely there’s nothing presumptuous about taking Him at His Word. Once we’ve understood that God wants us completely well, our scruples about testing and presuming will fade away. Of course there may be furious resistance—from the devil, not God—but if we "hang in there" we’ll see the results that our Lord is more than willing to give.

Last March 15 a woman came into our church’s prayer chapel before our teaching-and-healing session. She was miserable with constant back pain, leg pain, and foot pain. Her baffled doctor had been talking about "pain management," because her x-rays and MRIs showed nothing. The woman was hoping for whatever relief our prayers could give her.

We took God at His Word

"How about complete removal of the pain?" I asked her. She consented, and we anointed her, cast out the demon of bone pain, and prayed with the laying-on of hands. She was gloriously and completely delivered. When we talked after the meeting an hour or so later, she was still marveling at the fact that all the pain was gone. We took God at His Word, and He showed Himself strong for her even before our formal prayer session had begun!

There’s more to be said next month, when I’ll offer a personal testimony to back up the case I’ve been making here. In the meanwhile, dear one, I encourage you to "come boldly to the throne of grace . . . in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16). Present your need to God in the confidence that He’s ready and able to meet it, no matter how overwhelming it may seem from a human perspective.

                                                                                     Mary Graff  

Don't forget that . . .

God should be our first resort, not our last resort. Start taking time right now to build up the faith you need to receive His healing.

God is ready to heal us in every wayspiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

God heals all types of disease, pain, sorrow, and infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.

God wants us to be healed, to be "whole" persons enjoying abundant life.

God expects us to cooperate with Him in getting healedthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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