Healing, No Limits
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
forget that . . .
God should be our
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
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
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