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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    WHY AM I STILL SICK? WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN HEALED?!

     

    Actually, those are inaccurate questions.  Jesus took care of every sin, as well as every sickness and disease when He died, was buried, and then was raised from the dead.
    But, you might ask, why am I sick then?  Why is my loved one suffering so horribly if he is healed?  I don't feel healed; he doesn't look healed!

    Those are fair questions. Technically, you ARE healed in the spirit realm, it just has not manifested yet in the physical realm. I like the way that Andrew Wommack explains this:

    Healing isn’t up to God alone. It isn’t God who decides who gets healed and who doesn’t. That’s a radical statement, but it’s true. And herein lies some of the greatest obstacles to receiving God’s healing power.

    One of the worst doctrines in thebody of Christ is the belief that God controls everything that happens. Fundamentalists/Evangelical Christians believe that God either controls or allows everything, and that Satan has to get His permission before he can do anything.

    That’s a convenient theology because it absolves the individual of any personal responsibility. That’s also the reason for its popularity. I know this may shock some people, but it’s true: That belief will kill you. God’s will doesn’t automatically come to pass. We have to believe and cooperate with God to receive what He has provided for us, including our own salvation.

    Second Peter 3:9 says it isn’t God’s will for anyone to perish:

    “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

    That’s as plain as the Scripture can make it. It is not God’s WILL for anyone to perish, but they do. In fact, Jesus said more people would enter through the broad gate unto destruction than enter through the narrow gate unto life (Matt. 7:13-14). God doesn’t force salvation on people.

    People don’t have to ask Jesus to save them; they just need to believe and then receive the nearly-too-good-to-be-true news that their sins are already forgiven and receive their salvation (Acts 16:31). The same thing is true of healing: God has already healed everyone, just as He has already paid for the forgiveness of everyone’s sins.

    Healing is already an accomplished work. First Peter 2:24 says,

    “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

    (Now, hold onto your chair), Jesus isn’t healing people today—healing was given 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when He took those stripes on His back. He hasn’t, and won’t, receive any more stripes. People today only receive through faith what has already been accomplished by Jesus thousands of years ago.

    The Scriptures don’t tell us to pray for the sick, in the sense that we are powerless to minister healing to them. It’s just the opposite: Jesus told US to HEAL the sick (Matt. 10:1, 8; Luke 9:1, and 10:9). There’s a big difference between asking the Lord to heal people and healing them through laying on of hands, anointing them with oil, and COMMANDING sickness and disease to leave; COMMANDING the body to line up with the Word of God.

    Most Christians today are appalled at what I’ve just said. They think, Who do you think you are? Well, without Jesus, I am nothing (John 15:5), but the good news is that I’m not without Jesus! He will never leave me nor forsake me (Heb. 13:5). Hallelujah! Therefore, I can say with the Apostle Peter, “Such as I have give I thee” (Acts 3:6).

    This is what Peter said when he ministered to the lame man in Acts 3. Peter didn’t pray for this man. He didn’t say, “O God, we can do nothing without You. Please heal this man if it is Your will.” It’s always God’s will to heal (3 John 2). We don’t ask and then wait and see. That’s not believing His Word. Instead of beggars, we need to become believers who, knowing God’s will, use our authority to heal.

    Talking and acting like that today will get us kicked out of most churches. After all, who do we think we are? That’s not the way many Christians believe it’s done. And that’s one of the main reasons we don’t see more of the healing power manifested that Jesus provided.

    I have prayed for thousands of people in my meetings across the country, and I have yet to see every person healed. It might be a problem in the heart of the one receiving prayer, or it might be something I don’t understand in regards to that particular person. But one thing I know for sure—it’s not God.

    This is Gail now:

    If you are asking God for healing, you are praying UN-scripturally.  There are correct ways to COMMAND healing be manifested.  I use this prayer from Kenneth Copeland as a model when I pray for healing:

    A Prayer to Receive Healing and Release Faith

    If you are ready to receive healing, or if you just want to release your faith for health and wholeness, you can receive right now.

    Jesus is the healer. Your part is to say and do. Say out loud, "Jesus is my healer. He bore my sicknesses and my diseases and pain. I expect to receive now!"

    Pray this in faith and mean it with your whole heart. Accept it and believe it!

    Father, the Word of God that I have heard and confessed is the power of God unto my salvation. I confess Jesus Christ as Lord over my life — spirit, soul and body. I receive the power of God to make me whole, sound, delivered, saved and healed now. I act on the Word of God and receive His power.

    Sickness, disease and the ROOT CAUSE of the pain, I resist you in the Name of Jesus. You are not the will of God for me. I enforce the Word of God on you. I will not tolerate you in my life. Leave my presence! I will never allow you back!

    I have been healed and made sound. Jesus made me whole. My days of sickness and disease are over.

    I am the saved. I am the healed. The power of sickness over my life has been forever broken. Jesus bore my sickness. Jesus bore my weakness. Jesus bore my pain — and I am free.

    No sickness, sin, fear or evil addiction shall lord it over me any longer.

    I have been redeemed from the curse and I receive the blessing. I proclaim my freedom in Jesus' Name. The gospel is the power of God to me unto salvation. I receive it. I act on it. I am made whole in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

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