Grace For Healing
God wants you well
thorn in the flesh meaning

Today I wanted to share with you some teaching on the meaning of Paul’s thorn in the Flesh. The number of times I hear people assume that Paul had a sickness that God wouldn’t heal. 

Today I prove, using the Bible, that this is inaccurate.

Paul’s thorn in the flesh was a person and not any kind of illness or disability.

If you think the meaning of Paul’s thorn in the flesh refers to sickness, you will always doubt God for your healing.
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stronger faith

Few people had faith stronger than the woman with the issue of blood; Jesus said “Daughter your faith has healed you”.

Today we’re going to look at 3 different types of faith so you can see which one you identify with:

  • Inactive Faith
  • Re-active Faith
  • Proactive Faith

I do remember stressing many years ago, concerned that I didn’t have enough faith for healing. There are so many people around that say it’s lack of faith that stops God’s healing.
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father's heart

If I were to support someone on a healing journey, I would always start by checking how they experience the Father’s heart. 

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1 john 4:16

You might be thinking ‘of course I know that God loves me’. But to know that God loves you, and to experience the Father’s heart intimately are not the same.

One is cognitive, the other experiential. 
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the tree of knowledge of good and evil

 Adam and Eve took from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil instead of the Tree of Life.

Sometimes on a healing journey it’s easy to unconsciously follow suit (metophically speaking), but this is the wrong foundation and could keep us battling illness. You see, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil represents the Law.

Today we’re going to look at 4 things that happen when we partake from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and how they keep us bound in sickness.

We become:

  • naturally minded
  • self-conscious
  • self-righteous
  • fearful of God

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the power of the anointing oil

Lisa Bevere tells of when her son had a tumour under his tongue. They believed in the power of prayer with the anointing oil and within a couple of days of applying the oil, the tumour had disappeared.

In this instance, the healing took place quickly. 

So today we look at the power of the anointing oil. Is it actually powerful and do we really need to use it today?

There are people healed without the physical oil being present so I don’t see how it can be essential.
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Moses and the bronze serpent

Today we glean an important truth from the story of Moses and the bronze serpent. I will explain why I believe we don’t need to ask or beg God to heal and how to pray instead.

Imagine if just one Bible passage were to change how you pray forever?!

I remember the days I prayed such desperate pleading prayers for healing. I was BEGGING God to heal; it really was life or death.

Then I read about Moses and the Bronze serpent found in Numbers and everything changed.

From that day onwards, I no longer pleaded or begged God for healing. In fact, this revelation means I will never ask God for healing ever again. Not for myself or for others.

Today I share with you perhaps the greatest revelation I have had about God and His healing.
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by Jesus stripes

The Bible says that ‘by Jesus Stripes’ we are healed.

If you’re believing the lie that this is only for emotional or spiritual healing, then reading this post may very well be the best thing you’ve ever done.

You will instantly approach your healing journey with confidence once you explore the 5 pieces of Biblical evidence that ‘by Jesus Stripes we are healed’ refers to the physical.

No more doubting or wavering as to whether Jesus died for your physical healing.

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clothed in christ

Do you identify with your illness? Today I consider the challenge of how to see yourself clothed in Christ (when the symptoms in your body steal your attention all day long).

How you see yourself matters.

By the end of this post you’ll have a greater understanding of what it means to walk in divine health as you rest in the Finished Work.

When chronic illness sets in, we condition ourselves unconsciously by way of neuropathways and predictive coding. The illness becomes a part of us whether we realise it or not.

You may cognitively recognise that illness is not your identity but unconsciously your thoughts, behaviour may tell an opposing story.
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benefits of praise and worship

The leper in who approached Jesus in Matt 8, fell on his knees and chose to worship Jesus. Praising God in the storm preceded his victory. 

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean. Matt 8:1-2

 Despite the extremeness of his suffering, he still humbled himself and praised God. Wow! That’s powerful!

In today’s blog post, I will share the benefits of praising God in the midst of the storm. I understand it can be the last thing you feel like doing. So I will also address the reasons for this and offer some suggestions which will hopefully help you.

If you’re unwell right now, understanding the benefits of praising will encourage you to worship God in the storm of sickness.

By the end of this article, you will hopefully be motivated to incorporate more praise into your life, despite feelings and your situation.
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Jesus cleanses the leper

Today we look at the healing of the leper. 

If you doubt God’s willingness to heal, then your faith will fail you. After reading today’s post, you will have no doubts in the goodness of God and His desire to heal you.

If you don’t believe in God’s willingness, then you don’t believe in God’s goodness.

Here are 3 reasons proving God’s desire to heal you.
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