MGHM Healing Brief, 10/14

Listening to the Spirit

During the past two decades, the most spectacular healings Iíve seen have resulted from the Holy Spiritís detailed supervision. Itís hardly surprising, because the Spirit knows all things. But beyond that, healing is the product of a living relationship with the Living God, not just a formula. To pray effectively weíll need faith, love, wisdom and revelation, along with "eyes to see and ears to hear." All these are the work of the Spirit.

Getting into a productive relationship with Him is simple enough. If youíre not sure youíre already there, just say, "Lord Jesus, baptize me in Your Holy Spirit; send Him to fill me with wisdom and power." Then keep your spiritual eyes and ears open. Youíll be surprised by the little nudges of guidance youíll get--and not just about healing, but about the details of daily life as well.

More than an occasional flash of insight

Of course the Spirit can give us on-the-spot instruction in almost any circumstance--through a sharp reminder, a check in our spirits, a prayer partner, a friend or spouse, an utter stranger, or even by attaching His own meaning to a completely secular source.

When weíre praying for healing, though, weíll need much more than an occasional flash of insight. So--letís turn off the TV, turn off the cell phone, and get calm in a quiet place. What do we do in the silence? The Spirit Himself will direct us. We can worship the Lord, pray in tongues, read the Word, speak it to our spirits. We can submit our hidden weaknesses to the Spirit, ask Him to point them out in the proper order, and tell us exactly how to pray for them. Personally, I just sit in the Spiritís presence as much as I can, and listen.

Normally in a "still, small voice"

Then, what can we expect? The Spiritís instruction is normally in a "still, small voice," an impression that can be communicated in our own words if we need to share it. How do we know when itís the Spirit speaking and not just our own heads? The message will always fit perfectly with faith and love, and it will carry a sense of authority that our own thoughts rarely have.

Sometimes the Spirit will correct us--eat less, exercise more, cut down on the caffeine. As necessary, Heíll identify the root cause of whatís troubling us--a spirit of depression or unforgiveness, perhaps, or the demonic source of an illness that wonít go away.

Telling us exactly what to pray for

Often Heíll warn us against a thought pattern or a habitual emotion that works against healing. Typically Heíll give us words of knowledge telling us exactly what to pray for, how to pray for it, and even when our prayers have finished their work.

Especially if we have families and jobs, a million noisy distractions every day will do their best to keep us from spending quiet time with the Lord. But as Iíve said often, if we can just bring ourselves to set the ongoing frenzy aside, breathe deeply, submit to the Spirit, and follow His directions, weíll see the power of God at work, bringing wholeness wherever we need it.

                                                                                     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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