So, you followed the formula the Lord gave, prayed with someone – and nothing happened! Why?
In His message “Gift of Healing, The Lord Gives Us Points to Remember,” Oct 1, 2015* The Lord outlines several reasons this may happen. Let’s take a look at some of them.
1.”One thing you should remember to consider is the state of their soul. There are times when I will heal without a word, and other times I will require them to forgive. It is always good to find out ‘Have you forgiven everyone who has ever hurt you?’ The answer needs to be ‘yes’ or at the very least lead them in a prayer to make an act of the will to forgive. A prayer such as this: ‘Lord, I don’t FEEL forgiveness. But I make an act of my will to forgive them. Please, Lord. Help me to forgive.’
2.”There will be times when their pain stops manifesting, but the disease is still there. Oh My Brides, My ways are myriad, no two situations are ever the same. I am looking at the soul, knowing full well what their struggles and failures have been. You are looking at the soul that is sick and needs My mercy. When I do not heal, very often it is for a good reason, not because of your lack of faith or their lack of faith. There may be timing involved. There may be life lessons involved.
3.“There will be times when first efforts are not enough and you need to continue to pray until you get results. One of the most important aspects of praying for others is knowing My Will in their situation. When you know My will, you can endure just about any kind of ridicule or opposition. In very serious cases in the hospital, your endurance may yield results when nothing else worked.
4.“Once someone has received a healing, it is very important that you teach them how to keep it. They may feel immediate relief and rejoice that they’ve been healed. Then on the way home, the whole thing comes back and they realize it was just temporary. These are times when they must rebuke Lying symptoms until they let go of them. Lying symptoms are sent to those who have just been healed so it may convince them otherwise. Here it is necessary for you to tell them they have to STAND in their healing and not give in to Lying symptoms.
5.“There is yet one more facet of this healing and that is staying in place. The soul who is suffering may very well be in the midst of a very serious situation, or soul-threatening that needs a lot of grace before it can be resolved. In those cases, the soul has chosen to carry this cross for the sake of the person they are praying for. This is why you’ve become accustomed to asking, ‘Who are you praying for?’ Because often times they are praying for a very serious situation that needs a greater lever of prayer and this infirmity becomes a fast offering, much like Paul’s thorn.
In Colossians 1:24 (NLT) It says,” I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for His body the church”. In the KJV it says, “Who now rejoices in my suffering for you and fill up that which is behind the afflictions of Christ in the flesh for His body sake, which is the church”. One more translation, “I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ to continue in His body the church”.
He began to teach them the son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priest and the teachers of the law and that He must be killed after three days and rise again. He spoke plainly about this and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him but when Jesus turned and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, “Get behind me, Satan. You do not have in mind the things of God but the things of men.” Then he called the crowd to him along with His disciples and said, “If any one would come after me, he must deny himself take up his cross and follow me.” (Luke 9:21-23)
Romans 8:17 “Now we are children and heirs of God and coheirs with Christ. If indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”
* For the full message about Healing go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PK5Cq2rkZ4