Grace For Healing
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prayer with authority

Today we look at how to pray with authority and it is part 2 of our series on The Centurion who approached Jesus.

When I joined my church, I noticed something very different about the way they were praying. There was authority, boldness and conviction. 

They declared victory.

My prayers seemed a bit weak and wimpy in comparison. I realised I had to change and step up my prayer life. Not so much about the time spent in prayer, but how I was praying.

A typical prayer for healing sounds like ‘Please God heal me’ which is a begging prayer and suggests a lack of revelation about our healing at the Cross.
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the faith of the centurion

The faith of the Centurion stood out to Jesus, above everyone else in Israel. In fact, He was amazed!

“Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” Matt 8:10

Wouldn’t you just love it if Jesus was amazed at your faith?

So today, we look at the story of the Centurion, and in particular, whether or not we too can have ‘great faith’, or the type of faith that impresses Jesus.

You see other people wanted Jesus to visit their loved one (like Jairus), or they met with Jesus and had that close proximity. 

This was healing at a distance. Whilst this proved great faith, I think it’s important to remember that this took place before Jesus died. 
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common core beliefs

Welcome to part 2 of my study in looking at how our self-limiting beliefs or common core beliefs can hinder healing. I am specifically looking at the common core beliefs that, according to the TA Theory, refer to the messages children pick up from caregivers.

These are sometimes called the 12 injunctions.
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Today we’ll be looking at 12 Self-limiting Beliefs, (which I’ve taken from TA Theory’s Injunctions) that you may be unconsciously believing. 

As a child, whoever raised you, may have unwittingly communicated harmful messages or commands (injunctions) to you which you then internalised into self-limiting beliefs. 

These beliefs become so ingrained in the child, that they form part of the child’s unconscious identity, or Life Script, even into adulthood.

They greatly influence, in a negative way, the adult’s interaction with the world around them, their future and self-concept.

In essence, they disconnect us from life. 

Self-limiting beliefs stop us from living in the freedom that Christ died to give us. They also impact us on a physiological level, keeping us stuck on the healing journey
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your sins are forgiven

When Jesus healed the paralysed man lowered before him, He first declaredWhen He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” Luke 5:20

Most people I know would interpret this as proving the link between unconfessed sin and sickness. 

It is a common interpretation that the man had sins in his life and therefore either caused his paralysis or hindered his healing.

Today I’m going to share my understanding of this passage; I hope it sets you free from any confusion or condemnation that your sin may have caused or delayed your healing. 
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the righteousness of god in Christ Jesus

If you’re a Christian, you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, yet we don’t always understand how our beliefs from childhood can counter this Truth. 

This is part 4 of my series on The Healing of the Man Lowered through the Roof and it follows on from WHY OUR FILTHY RAGS MAY HINDER HEALING

Today we look at ways in which we can support ourselves from the filthy rags which hinder our relationship with the Lord (and His healing) and adopt our true identity, as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 
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filthy rags

Today we look at self-righteousness, or filthy rags as it’s referred to in Scripture. This is part 3 of the series on the healing of the paralysed man lowered through the roof in front of Jesus. 

In a crowded house, no doubt numerous people needed healing. We’re told ‘And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.’ Luke 5:17

 Yet as far as we know, only the paralysed man received. So why was the paralysed man and his friends so different to everyone else that day?
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jesus saw their faith

When Jesus saw four men lower their paralysed friend through the roof, the Bible says ‘Jesus saw their faith.’

Today we look at the visible active faith that impressed Jesus so much and I’ll suggest 5 possible ways our faith can also be seen.

In our healing journeys, how can we ensure that we have the active faith that these guys had?

Do we need to impress Jesus with our faith? What does faith without works is dead mean?
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godly friends

Today is part 1 of my series about the story of Jesus healing the man who was lowered through the roof. Today’s focus is on the 4 Godly friends who carried their paralysed friend to Jesus. 

I’ll share my thoughts on how we recognise the right Godly friends and identify the wrong ones!

As we walk through the healing journey, we must surround ourselves with Godly friends. Right at the beginning of the Bible, God says ‘It’s not good that man should be alone’ Gen 2:18
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help my unbelief

The Bible says a hardened heart, is an unbelieving one. Today’s post is a discussion on how we can support and help ourselves with unbelief.

God wants us to have a childlike faith, but through the years we become hardened to the truth of God’s Word, sometimes unconsciously.

We pray and claim to believe Him for certain things to come to pass, but as the months turn to years, the faith we once had can dwindle.

I’m sure you’ve heard the analogy of the frog in boiling water. Put a frog in a pan, gradually increase the heat and the frog boils to death. But, put the frog in boiling water to begin with, and the frog jumps out of the pan.

I think unbelief in God’s promises can be a bit like that, especially in regard to healing.
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