MGHM Healing Brief, 8/11

Praying for Others

When we minister healing to others, weíre in a good position to receive it ourselves. Itís no surprise that many healing ministries report the "accidental" healing of a believer whoís praying for someone elseís health.

Iíve come to realize that Godís gift of new life in Christ is a "flow-through" affair; it operates according to the divine law of sowing and reaping. So, in praying for friends, relatives, members of my church, or even strangers, Iíve been twice blessed, both by seeing the sick made well and by discovering that a good way to maintain my health is to share it with the people around me.

You are God's agent

You can do it, too, dear one, and you donít need to be a spiritual giant. Is sickness coming against your family? Is something less than wholeness troubling someone you know--financial problems, harassment, doubt, worry, temptation? Well, you are Godís agent in your piece of earth, and in Christ you have everything you need to drive the enemy and his torments out of your territory.

The process is the same as when you apply Godís promises to your own needs. Just (1) understand your covenant with God, as presented in His Word; (2) build that Word into your mind and spirit until your faith is solid; and (3) speak the Word to the problem and the enemy behind it, thanking God for the intended result, until the problem is gone.

You have the authority

Letís start with your family. What do they need? Healing? Protection? Deliverance? Suppose your Aunt Mabel is suffering from rheumatism. If sheís a Christian, her healing has already been paid for by Jesus. As a fellow member of the Body of Christ, you have the authority to minister Godís power to her.

Your words donít have to be "churchy." You can say, simply, "Devils, the Word of God says that by Jesusí stripes my aunt is healed. Get your hands off her. In the name of Jesus I bind you and your sickness, and I cast you away from her. I loose the angels of God to minister Godís healing power to her. I declare that her rheumatism is gone, and that Godís health is taking its place."

Then you can offer God the praise that releases His power: "I thank You, Lord God, that in Jesus Christ Youíve provided a perfect healing for my aunt. I praise you and thank You that Your Word is as reliable as Your love." And you can keep the pipeline open for Godís power by praising and thanking Him whenever Aunt Mabelís rheumatism comes to mind.

  Expect to see changes

When you intercede in this straightforward way for those who are closest to you, then for an ever-widening circle of people, you can expect to see changes in their lives. Some results will be gradual, others dramatic: not only healthier bodies, minds, and spirits, but better jobs, improved finances, smoother relationships. Iíve done it myself for years, and so can you, with the same God-given authority and confidence.

                                                                                     óMary 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 wayóspiritually, 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 healedóthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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