We experience the power of God to bring healing, restoration and life into our mind and body.
As we consider the question of healing, this article content is inspired by material from one of Bill’s teaching pamphlets.
Isaiah 53:4-5 is one of the most important scriptures that we can claim in relation to our healing.
Surely He has borne our griefs, And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Jesus healed us on the cross. Believing in this scripture and taking it into our heart and mind is a key element in receiving our healing.
Jesus called us not only to receive our healing but to pray for others to be healed too.
Mark 16:17-18, promises us clearly that if ‘those who believe, lay hands on the sick, they will recover.’
Jesus commands us to believe and call on Him, when we lay hands on those in need and heal the sick.
I have found, in my own healing ministry, that if I do what He tells me to do, then He will do what He promises to do!
We can prepare ourselves in 3 ways to receive the power of God to heal the sick.
1. Ensure no limitations:
Firstly by confessing our sins and receiving forgiveness, we can be available for God to work through us and not be separated from Him.
Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
We want to hear the voice of God as He speaks to us about those who we pray for to receive healing.
2. Totally believe that God hears us:
Secondly, by opening ourselves to Christ, as He did to the Father, we can believe that He will hear us when we seek Him on behalf of others.
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
We must yield to God until He possesses us in such a way that the Holy Spirit’s healing power will flow out of our body into the person who is sick and suffering.
3. Be confident in the exceeding mighty power of God:
Thirdly, by knowing that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, is working through us.
And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.
This scripture assures us that God’s great power is extended to believers in the same way that it was “worked in Christ” when He was raised from the dead. And it is that power that we can be assured of as we step forward to pray for the sick.