There are some Christians that claim that the basic nature of human beings is sinful. It is the human tendency to rebel against, ignore, or resist God’s will. This makes human beings susceptible to illness. In a sense, a person can actually own his or her sickness or take responsibility for it. So illness is often linked to life style, which has moral overtones. The word, “disease” says it all: it means “without ease” or stress.
CAUSES OF SICKNESS
There are two principal theological interpretations of sickness and healing:
- Sickness is caused by forces or spirits opposed to God out of sheer perverseness. The devil wishes to thwart the divine plan for humankind. So illness is not the fault of the sick person. This is the view that Jesus took 2000 years ago.
- Sickness is caused by God for different reasons. Sickness may be used to teach a person a lesson of faith. It may be used as a test so that a person can provide an example of faith for others as in the case of Job.
The sick person is understood to have earned the illness. The real aim of the sickness may be to change or moderate the nature of a person’s life.
The charismatic healers know very little or nothing about medical science and did not practice elaborate therapy. Most of these healers belong to the “holy person” category. They never ask for any fees for healing.
There are no elaborate rituals or complicated techniques. The healing is done by touch or command in the Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in the same manner as Jesus healed. A healer may use a general prayer such as, “May the mercy of God, which is present here with us now, enter into your soul, your mind, your body, and heal you from all that harms you” By Your stripes (whippings) Lord Jesus, you, , are healed! These last few words are the most important and they are based on the Bible: “With His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 and “by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
For specific healing, the words to use can be, “Send Your power right now into this baby’s ears and take away all germs or infection and make them well”. Some healers speak directly to evil spirits: “You spirit of disease, I command you in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to come out of this boy,_______.”
God is not restricted in any way. Addictions of all sorts can also be healed just as terminal cases of cancer.
Most healers believe that it is God’s intention for people to be healthy. But if a person is alienated from God, closed to God’s grace, one can block God’s healing power. That is why most prominent faith healers have an altar call as an act of making a commitment to God for spiritual renewal. The healing call becomes a healing line where the healer only spends a few moments with each person in the healing line. People who need healing are asked to repent of their sins and dedicate their lives to Jesus.
The healing of sickness can relate to a divine scheme or purpose. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 There is a reference to confessing one’s sins as a healing act. So healing is clearly related to moral improvement, penance, and willingness to correct one’s behavior.
Healing is usually an incidental part of their lives, something that they themselves did not encourage, and became to them as a surprise. It had become a by-product of their religious lives or holy personalities.
Most healing is done in small, local groups in unspectacular, undramatic fashion. Meetings involving healing may be independent of any regular church service or ritual, or they may be tied to such services right after the normal Sunday service. One prayer for such a service reads:” Father, may this oil, which you have blessed for our use, produce its healing effect, in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”
This is based on the biblical accounts of the early church. Sometimes the healing is done by laypersons who claim no special healing powers. In fact, it is a given by God to all human beings. It only has to be recognized and cultivated in order to become effective.
Prayers are accompanied be an absolute faith in God’s healing power. Healing may be physical but healing of the spiritual body is first and foremost. The intent is that the healed person be renewed spiritually as well. So healing is understood to necessitate a renewed commitment to God.
FAITH AND HEALING
What kind of faith thinking is needed? Do you think that healing is possible, but it is extraordinary? Do you think it is ordinary, but it doesn’t always take place? No! Do you think that healing takes place if there is enough faith? Yes!! Jesus never refused anyone healing.
Our part in healing is to accept, decide and affirm our healing gifts. Let us say that you feel a flu coming on. You simply rebuke the spirit of illness by way of affirming your gift. Try it — it works!
Faith leaves no doubts about God’s power to heal and about His desire to heal. In some cases, a person without faith is healed; God may wish to help these people to receive faith, which they don’t have.
Lack of faith and trust in God is said to be a problem. Self-centeredness, indifference to others, hatred of others, jealousy and other problems related to personal relationship needs healing and deliverance. Healing of memories, abuse, trauma and fear all need to be bind and delivered away from a person before healing.
Most prominent faith healers like Oral Roberts, are masters at arousing intense faith and expectation in those attending their services. For example, “Miracles are going to happen in this place tonight. “or “ the Power of God is going to touch you tonight.”
Some healers claim that they have received the gift of knowledge and they can perceive the nature of a person’s sickness. Kathryn Kuhlman was one of those who could discern a miraculous healing in her audience.
HEALING AND PRAYER
Prayer can become an important starting point for healing. God will arrange a divine appointment with a Christian healer, which would not have happened had it not been for prayers from caring parents or family.
After everyone is blessed, there is period of silent prayer, the saying of the Lord’s Prayer, and a final prayer of healing such as: “Lord Jesus, I praise you and thank you for Your healing”.
HEALING AND MEDICAL DOCTORS
Finally, there is no conflict between medical and spiritual healing. There are those healers who wrongly imply that putting faith in a medical doctor shows a lack of faith in God.
IS ANYONE AMONG YOU SICK?
“Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” James 5:14, 15
One must focus on the promises of God: “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature.” 2 Peter 1:4 One must hope in His mercy and His sure healing; be full of praise and thankful for His healing as it begins to take place “From Jesus, who is risen with healing in His wings.” Malachi 4:2: “Lord Jesus, I praise You and I thank You for Your healing.” God actually wants to heal us. God is compassionate and doesn’t wish you to suffer.
The practice of medicine and the practice of healing through faith have exactly the same intentions and stem from the same understanding of God’s will. God has given us life and we have a right and duty to preserve it for as long as God permits it to remain.
Every Christian can share in the healing ministry, but some Christians have a special calling to that work. The first way of appropriating faith is the laying on of hands by the faith healer. Immediately after prayers the healer will usually ask one to check out the healing by doing something that one was not able to do before if it involved muscles.
It is essential that we draw upon the Holy Spirit for healing. The healing minister is changed from powerless to “power-full” through the power of the Holy Spirit.
EMOTIONAL CAUSE OF PHYSICAL HEALING
One can experience a series of difficult experiences until one day one problem is the “straw that breaks the camel’s back”. Studies indicate that it takes two years for this situation to cause physical healing. In fact, there are doctors who claim that 90% of all physical ailments derive from emotional cause. The word, “disease” says it all: “dis- ease” or “without–ease” means stress. This two year period is illustrated in the Bible and it is called, “the root of bitterness”. Healing Ministers know to ask what transpired in one’s life two years prior to the onslaught of a physical ailment.
HEALING AND EVIL SPIRITS
The devil in the scheme of things wishes to turn us against God. Some healers combat sickness by casting out evil spirits as Jesus did. They attribute most diseases to demons. One such healer, A. A. Allen, claimed that demons have “filled the insane asylums, penitentiaries and courts to over capacity.” He claimed that almost all of Jesus’ healings involved exorcism of demons. Immorality and sinful actions make one vulnerable to a demonic attack.
The healed person may still continue to be vulnerable from the evil spirits (some habits are hard to break): he or she should be further protected by reading Psalm 91 daily, especially when one feels under attack, which include these lines:
“You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day … If you say, “The LORD is my Refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling… For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” “Because He loves Me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name.
He will call on Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him My salvation.”
People who experience healing learn that their healing was possible because of what happened 2000 years ago: that by Jesus’ stripes (flogging) and according to the Word, they have been healed. “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” Matthew 8:14 They acted upon this Word and ignored what the body was telling them that the symptoms and pain was still there. They learned to walk by Bible faith.
Conversely, there are people who continually return to the praying team for healing, they are not aware that the healing has already been done in heaven. What is generally missing is their all important continual praise and thanksgiving for the healing, which is the proof of one’s faith.
Some cures were almost immediate especially for the people who lacked faith. This is done to bring about a change in these people’s faith.
In other cases, cures came more slowly. This was evident in cases where someone possessed a strong faith. The slower cure presented that person with an opportunity to grow closer to God by sharing His Passion on the Cross.
Usually this gift of healing from God is given to those who do evangelical or missionary work. The missionary must be given the tools or gifts in order to do the necessary healing.
A FAITH PRAYER
The person delivered and healed must now thank God for the spiritual healing every day until the total deliverance and healing has taken place and to thank Him whenever he or she thinks about it (a minimum of once a day) by a FAITH breath prayer until the healing takes place; it is only 12 words:
LORD JESUS, I PRAISE YOU AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEALING.
Are there any physical signs to know you are being healed?
Father Francis MacNutt stated in his book Healing that “Some people experience the same electrical transfer of power, sometimes a like a gentle electric current, sometimes like a flow of warmth. Whatever it is, it is sometimes connected with healing. It is almost like a transfer of life”. (182)
If there are few signs of healing, a Prayer of Deliverance is needed in order to eliminate any obstacles.
An accompanying prayer of deliverance, said by a sinless Born Again Christian, usually results with a feeling of a complete sense of peace. This gives assurance that God is working.
We are not worried about your present behavior. It is more important to change your beliefs about who God is and who you are in Christ.
Some don’t understand the dramatic changes which occur in themselves the moment they trust in God. Because you are in Christ, every one of these characteristics are true of you:
WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST
I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule and transferred to the kingdom of Christ. Colossians 1:13
I am firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built up in Him. Colossians 2:7
I have been given a Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
I have been given precious and magnificent promises by God, by which I am a partaker of God’s divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4
I have the right to come boldly before the throne of God to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. John 15:16
I am a member of Christ’s body. 1 Corinthians 12:27
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17
I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am a saint. 1 Corinthians 1:2
I am an heir of God since I am a son (daughter) of God. Galatians 4:6,7
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family. Ephesians 2:19
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12
I am member of the chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. 1 Peter 2:9,10
I am born of God, and the evil one — the devil– cannot touch me. 1 John 5:18
I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:14,15
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I am now living is Christ’s life. Galatians 2:20
I have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy, and I am without blame before Him. Ephesians 1:4
I have been redeemed and forgiven, and I am a recipient of His lavish grace. Ephesians 1:6-8
I have direct access to God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:18
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
REMAIN CLOSE TO ME.
“When I was on earth I healed many people and even brought the dead back to life. I gave the Apostles that same power and they healed many people during their ministry. St. Paul also healed many sick people and even raised the dead to life. These great healings, which are continuing even today, are brought about by divine power. When you see those great healings be assured that you are seeing the power of God at work. This comes about because I have great compassion for the sick and I want every person to believe in Me, your Lord and Savior.
I have used you, Joseph Melvin, to heal many people. Some have been healed from cancer, paralysis, very sore back and with My power you have healed the eyes of people and restored their hearing. Others threw away their crutches after being prayed with as their legs had been healed. Some have left their wheelchairs and started to walk. There have been many other healing of all kinds. This is to prove that indeed Our Dearest Mother has visited you and all should believe in Her messages given to you.
There is something very important coming and I want all of you, My dear friends, to be alert and to return to Me and follow Me. You need to repent of all your sins and be an example of a loving follower of mine. Remain close to Me.”
The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
- Christians don’t shout, “I am clean living!” They whisper “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.”
- Christians don’t speak of this with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
- Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they are trying to be strong because they are really weak and need strength.
- Christians don’t brag of success, but they admit that they are failing and they need God to clean up the mess.
- Christians don’t claim to be perfect. Their flaws are far too visible but God believes they are worth it.
- Christians still feel the sting of pain and they have their share of headaches but they call upon His Name.
- Christians are not holier than thou. They are also simple sinners who receive God’s unbelievable Grace.
Christianity on a Table Napkin:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will have begun. “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.” Luke 1: 49
Are we not like Barabbas justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”? And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
You may need some counseling with a pastor, priest or competent Christian worker, who will introduce you to this Short Course on Who is Jesus? Start by reading the Gospel according to Luke and then John: It is all about love and you will love it. Read several verses before going to bed and read the same verse upon arising. Soaking yourself in the love of God defends you from attacks of the enemy.
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- What Is the Difference Between Spirit and Soul?
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