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.
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.
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.
Sometimes on a healing journey it’s easy to unconsciously develop legalistic thinking, but this is the wrong foundation and could keep you battling illness.
Today we’re going to look at 4 things that happen when we develop legalistic thinking and how they keep us bound in sickness.
Today we glean an important truth from the story of Moses and the bronze serpent. I will explain why 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 supernatural healing power.
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.
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 how 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. 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.
Have you ever told your body parts how amazing they are? If you have a diseased part of your body then learning to speak life over yourself could be just the medicine you need.
By continuing to read on, you’ll learn what it means to speak life, the difference it can make to your cells and the one big mistake we make that hinders our words.
Japenese scientist Masaru Emoto proved the power of our words by conducting a water experiment where he took samples of tap water and spoke to them.
One sample he spoke words of life such as ‘you’re beautiful, I’m grateful for you, you’re amazing….’ and another sample he spoke words like ‘you disgust me, I hate you…’
If you don’t understand why the Bible quotes ‘Life and death is in the power of the tongue’ and the link this has to healing, then this post will really bless you.
You’ll instantly change the words you use, especially those concerned with your healing journey. The last thing you want is to hinder your own healing because you were ignorant of this powerful Truth.
When I first became unwell I would speak words of defeat all the time.
“If God was going to heal me, he would have done it by now……my life has been destroyed…….I’m going to be in pain forever…” and so on.
Have you ever spoken out words like that?
At the beginning of my healing journey, I doubted God’s will all the time.
I couldn’t understand why, when I had prayed, fasted, spoken the Word over myself…and so on, that I was actually getting worse. I came to the conclusion that it just isn’t God’s will to heal me.
Today’s post will teach you the truth about God’s will to heal, using the Bible as our evidence. You will find a rest and a freedom from doubt causing faith to raise as you continue on your journey.
If you’ve been unwell for many years, it’s understandable if you’re thinking this too. You’ve seen many others not make it and you think it’ll be the same for you, after all you’ve tried everything.