I want to review the "basics" of this
ministry, so simple that a child can put them to work.
vast cloud of "what ifs" and "on
the other hands" and "what abouts" has
gathered over the subject of healing by faith. A good share
of my book Simple Healing is an attempt to answer
questions that hang people up when they’re new to the
subject: If God wants us healthy, why does He permit
disease? If God wants everyone healed, why doesn’t He just
heal them? What about God’s mysterious ways? What about
His sovereignty?--and so on.
If you’re troubled by these matters, get the
book and check out Chapter 3, where I offer brief responses
to sixteen questions that are seldom answered clearly on
Sunday morning. And once you get those answers nailed, just
Keep It Simple. There’s no need to get bogged down in deep
Dear ones, there’s really nothing mysterious
about Jesus’ teaching that we have to enter the kingdom of
heaven as little children--trusting and obeying with utter
simplicity. And it really shouldn’t surprise us that
dramatic healings happen on a daily basis in the
"undeveloped" world. Third World people are
unsophisticated by Western standards, with no what-ifs or
what-abouts to mess up their childlike faith.
So let’s go the way of the Third World, and avoid all
the churchy sophistications that attach themselves to the
plain message of Scripture. Healing by faith, first of all,
rests on our friendship with a Person, not on a list of
complex doctrines--and friendships of any kind need time
away from the frenzy of modern living.
Christian can do the basics
Let the Spirit guide your devotions, your
"quiet time" with the Lord. Then, when your
relationship with Him is solid and fresh, getting healed
will be so elementary that it’s not even a process. Any
Christian can do the basics:
Take your stand on the New Covenant. Jesus died
and rose to restore our lost connection with the Source of
abundant life. The result is salvation, our contract with
God that guarantees our deliverance from every work
of the devil.
Flush out any "prayer blocks" the Holy
Spirit makes you aware of. Get your sins cleaned up,
avoid disobedience, forgive your persecutors, bind the
enemy, stay away from double-mindedness and negativity.
speaking the Word to your condition
Feed your faith with the Word. Get the healing
Scriptures built into your mind and spirit, so solidly that
they’re a part of you. Listen to them; read them aloud.
Preach them to your spirit until your doubts are gone and
your faith is firm.
Put this firm faith to work by speaking the Word to
your condition. The Word of faith, spoken aloud,
maintains an open pipeline for the flow of God’s power.
Never, never give up. Hang
in there as long as it takes. Refuse to take
"no" for an answer. Ignore all contrary opinions.
Jesus Christ has said "yes" to your perfect
health, and His opinion is the only one that matters!
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
Healing Briefs here