The Lord never told us to pray for the sick in the sense that we ask Him to heal them. He told us to heal the sick. There is a big difference between the two. It has to do with operating in the authority He has already given us. Look at these commands the Lord gave His disciples: “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:1-2). “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease” (Matt. 10:1). “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give” (Matt. 10:7-8). Jesus told us to heal the sick, not pray for the sick. What a radical statement!
The following is an example of a healing prayer Gloria Copeland shared.
“Jesus is the Name above all names. His Name is above every sickness and disease, and every sickness and disease must bow to His Name. So, I speak the Name of Jesus over every part of my body today. I declare that His Name is driving out anything that is under the curse, because He has redeemed me from the curse!(Philippians 2:9; Galatians 3:13)”
John G. Lake
The real Christian is a separated man. He is separated forever unto God in all the departments of his life, and so his body and his soul and his spirit are forever committed to God. Therefore, from the day that he commits himself to God, his body is as absolutely in the hands of God as his spirit or his mind (soul). He can go to no other power for help or healing, except to God. This is what gives such tremendous force to such scriptures as this: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord” [Jer 17.5]
Such a commitment of the being to God puts one in the place, where just as God supplies health to the spirit and health to the soul, he trusts God to supply health to his body. Divine healing is the removal by the power of God of the disease that has come upon the body, but divine health is to live day by day and hour by hour in touch with God so that the life of God flows into the body, just as the life of God flows into the mind or flow into the soul.
Healing The Sick
Your Command Honored
Now we have God’s nature – His life, His strength, His health, His glory, His power.
We have it now.
What a revolution would take place if Christians believed those things and began to talk like that, live like that, and act like that. Yet that is exactly what the heart of God our heavenly Father yearns for.
See yourself as a believer in a sick room where sickness had almost seized the life of a loved one: You are bold. You are a master, and you know it. You boldly confess: Continue reading “⚔️ Osborne: Your Command Honored ⚔️”