Lisa Bevere tells of when her son had a tumour under his tongue. They prayed and applied the anointing oil and within a couple of days the tumour had disappeared.
In this instance, the healing took place quickly.
Would the healing have happened without the oil? I really don’t know. There are people healed instantly without the physical oil being present.
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.
I’m sure you’ve said ‘by Jesus stripes’ hundreds of times in prayer. But do we really believe and understand it deep in our hearts or is it just a phrase we’ve learned to quote?
Do you speak this from the heart with passion, with emotion and with revelation?
Are you familiar with the verse ‘No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill” Is 33:24. What a challenging scripture for those children of God who are living with pain and suffering.
What about when you are ill?
I had people in my life for years telling me I was already healed. It was so hurtful at the time, as though they were devaluing my situation.
How we see ourselves matters. The Bible says we’re clothed in Christ but seeing ourselves this way is sometimes way too challenging (or at least it is for me) when the symptoms in my body steal my attention morning, noon and night.
When chronic illness sets in, we condition ourselves unconsciously. 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.
The leper in who approached Jesus in Matt 8, fell on his knees and chose to worship Jesus, he knew the benefits of praise and worship.
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!
When the doctor says ‘there’s nothing more we can do for you’, the distress and disappointment is heartbreaking.
I have clients who are in this place, it’s scary, it’s feels soul destroying. I’ve been in this place too. Few things are worse than knowing you’ll be suffering for the rest of your life or that you’re dying.
Is this where you are right now? I pray that this short series of how Jesus cleanses the leper will give you hope and an expectation of how healing is possible.
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.
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.
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?
Most agree that God heals today but we never hear mention of the different ways in which God heals.
I remember hearing of a miracle healing. I was so excited to hear of such a testimony as this is what I so desperately needed.
My excitement soon turned to hurt and disappointment. You see, the person who claimed the miracle, went through a series of medical interventions. Without medicine, she would no doubt be dead.