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