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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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