Two Ways Of Healing

TWO CHANNELS OF HEALING

There are basically two channels for receiving healing in the New Covenant. One is by personal faith; the other is by the anointing. It is God’s Will that we be healed. It is God’s prerogative how we are healed. God’s prerogative is also determined by His ultimate purpose in our lives.

Human beings are interested in the immediate. We want to get rid of all of our symptoms and sicknesses instantly. God is interested not only in our symptoms but also in our total life and future. For example, if God wants a person to minister healing to others in the future, He may choose to bring healing to that person through personal faith and not through the anointing.

Healing by personal faith involves spending time in the Word and acting by faith that the healing has been completed even though the symptoms are still there. Normally, for children and new Christians, God allows them to be healed by the faith of others; but as they grow spiritually, God expects them to exercise their own faith.

When a child is young or still an infant, we carry him about from place. As the child grows older and learns to walk, we allow the child to walk for longer periods until the child can walk independently. By doing this we ensure that the child develops his muscles and matures physically.

Our faith muscles, too, need to grow and be developed. If we depend on others to do the praying for us, we may never develop our prayer life. If we depend on others to read the Bible for us, we may never develop our Word life. If we depend on others to hear from God for us, we may never develop an intimate personal relationship with God. However, at the early stages of our Christian life, we do need others to pray for us, read and explain the Bible to us and teach us the voice of the Holy Spirit.

It is always easier to depend on others than to do things ourselves. In like manner, it is easier to receive healing by the anointing than it is by personal faith. It takes faithful daily application of the Word to receive healing by personal faith. Sometimes when symptoms persist, we have to learn to consider not the symptoms but rather consider the Word of God (Rom. 4:19, 20).

Healing by personal faith involves all the basic fundamentals of faith: visualizing, meditation, confession and acting on the Word. Basically, our hearts, our thoughts, our vision, our words and our actions must all be in line with the Word of God. The following are some of the principles and methods involved in receiving healing by personal faith:

  1. Meditating and digesting the Word into our lives (Pro. 4:20-23). All the principles taught in meditation are applicable here. The Word, literally, becomes health and life to our flesh.
  2. Praising and thanking God before the manifestation of healing is seen. Abraham gave glory to God before the fulfilment of the promises (Rom. 4:20).
  3. Fasting and spending time in the presence of God (Isa. 58:6-8). A correct fast with the proper attitudes will cause our healing to spring forth speedily.
  4. Praying in the spirit to build ourselves on the faith (Jude 20). Praying in tongues also helps us in our infirmities (Rom. 8:26).
  5. Acting on the Word of God. It was only after Peter lifted the lame man that his ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:7). The lame man in Acts chapter fourteen had faith but was not healed until he acted on the Word (Acts 14:10). In acting on the Word, we must make very sure that faith is truly in our hearts (the conscience will bear witness). All the other steps must be taken to impart and generate faith in the heart before the acting comes forth. It would be disastrous to act without faith in the heart. Listen to the conscience within so that you will not have a spiritual shipwreck. (Author Unknown)

    ~ ~ ~

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
… and “to guide our feet in the way of peace.”

Enemy Sends Condemnation

And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have CONFIDENCE (complete assurance and boldness) before God,

I John 3:21

The enemy says our hearts must condemn us. Don’t you understand? If our hearts don’t condemn us, then we’re dangerous to the devil’s kingdom.

Ever wake up in the morning and feel bombarded with everything that you have done wrong? That’s what I’m talking about. It is the devil trying to make you feel guilty.

Have you ever felt like you were a fool for believing in a dream or vision? That’s what I’m talking about. It is the devil trying to make you feel guilty for having a dream or hope.

And have you ever spent the morning in prayer, worship, fellowship and then by the end of the day, you wondered if you were even a Christian? That’s what I’m talking about. To the enemy, it is essential that we condemn ourselves.

If you answered yes to those questions above, then I ask another question: Have you ever stood and watched the thoughts that come to you from the left, and then from the right, condemning you on one subject, and then trying another topic? I find this quite amazing. This is when the enemy is panicking, and it becomes quite obvious what’s going on.

It’s like one minute you were just fine and then all of a sudden you get this bombardment of questions. You begin to second guess yourself on so many topics, one right after the other, it’s leaves your head spinning. And then, the final blow, one more thought comes to your head…

“All this Jesus stuff is making you plum crazy… you need to quit while you’re ahead and get your feet bolted back to the ground.”

Yes sir, if you can be convinced that you’ve done something wrong, and you’ll never get it right, then the enemy will stop you in your tracks. This is a strategy the enemy uses on every child of God. We are very dangerous to the kingdom of darkness when we know the truth about who we are in the Lord Jesus Christ.

How dangerous could it be to the kingdom of darkness if we knew we were the children of God?

How dangerous could it be to the kingdom of darkness if we knew we were more than conquerors?

How dangerous could we be to the kingdom of darkness if we knew that by his stripes we were healed?

Or if we knew that we were wise in Christ, we have the mind of Christ, have all resources available to us, are cleansed by the blood, have free access to our heavenly father?

If God is for us, who can be against us. Jesus said he would never for sake us, and that we are under the eyes of our heavenly father all the time. We have a heap of brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God that the Holy Spirit can call on to pray for us at any time.

We have authority over the enemy and his kingdom of darkness.

Oops,

I think that’s a clue of why we are so dangerous to the enemy. We are given authority in the name of Jesus Christ over the enemy and over all of the kingdom of darkness.

Go God go!⚔️

~sj

🦅

A W Pink

It is not so much the amount of time we spend upon the Scriptures, as the measure in which we prayerfully meditate upon that which is immediately before us, that so largely determines the degree of benefit the soul receives therefrom. By passing too quickly from one verse to another, by failing to picture vividly before our minds the details before us, and by not taking pains to discover the practical lessons which may be drawn from historical events, we are greatly the losers. It is by putting ourselves in the position of the one we are reading about and thinking what we would most likely have done in such circumstances, that we receive the most help.

🙉 Be careful what you listen to…

Be careful what you listen to…
Kenneth Hagin

“I don’t listen too much because I don’t want to get contaminated “

Kenneth Hagin tells of a church that had a song leader who’s favorite song was one that spoke of how pitiful they were and was full of unbelief. The minister told the song leader not to sing that song again. Ignoring the private request of the pastor, the song leader started leading the church through the song again.

The pastor stopped the song leader in mid songand created such an uproar that the church spit over the song. Half the members left and started their own church. They continued to sing their song of death and unbelief.

As a result, most everyone in that newly formed church became sickly. The enemy ravaged those who had embraced a song of death that denied the wonderful work that Jesus had done for them.

Jesus has made us Kings and priests, they sang traditional songs of doubt and unbelief. They were literally lifting up their voices to sing how they were those who have been overcome, when Jesus says we are overcomers.

We must be careful not to give honor to false humility and a poverty spirit. We are the sons and daughters of the Most High God. We must rise into our proper places.

Colossians 1:13
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

👣

The Path: Overshadowed by the Evil Around Us

Rick Quotes Elijah:

I walked the earth during difficult and dark times. I walked with God and loved Him, but I let the evil of man overshadow the love I should have been growing in, for both God and people . I even delighted in calling fire down on people. It was necessary, but it was not necessary for me to enjoy it. I should have been weeping for them.

Joyner, Rick (2013-11-05). The Path

” I let the evil man overshadow love I should have been growing in…”

What a sad testimony, but what a human testimony it is. I personally find it very simple to get angry and bitter at the evil that I see around me. I do keep my eyes open to the promises and love of God and the goodness that he desires to share with us, but I constantly see evil abounding: like Jesus constantly being rejected, and the downright lack of use common sense. Continue reading “👣”