HOW TO PRAY FOR HEALING
SOME OF THE MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS, CONCERNING HEALING IS;
HOW DO I DO THIS?
HOW DO I PRAY FOR HEALING (myself & others)
WHAT DO I SAY? WHAT DO I DO?
(THESE ARE GOOD HONEST QUESTIONS)
FIRST, LET ME ASK THIS QUESTION,
DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES, TO PRAY FOR THE SICK, OR HEAL THE SICK ?
YOU CAN’T FIND, ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE, WHERE JESUS SAID TO PRAY,
FOR THE SICK
BUT HE DID SAY, GO AND HEAL THE SICK
(EXPLAIN THAT STATEMENT)
The Lord never told us to pray for the sick in the sense that we ask Him to heal them. He told us to heal the sick. There is a BIG difference between the two.
ONE IS ASKING FOR IT TO BE DONE & THE OTHER IS ACTUALLY DOING IT, by speaking it, or commanding it (IN HIS NAME)
James 5:14-15 This passage of scripture is not commanding us to pray for the sick in the sense that we are to ask God to heal them. This scripture shows the prayer of faith will heal the sick. We are not asking, we are not beggars, we are commanders of the power of God. If someone is sick, the bible gives instructions…. go to an elder for prayer, they are to have faith and be expecting to be healed. The elder is to anoint with oil and pray over the sick person. When done in faith, the Lord will heal the sick and forgive any sin that may have caused the sickness. This is good news!!
It all has to do with operating in the authority He has already given us.
IT’S REALLY, AN AUTHORITY ISSUE
1ST. WE MUST KNOW, THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, THAT AUTHORITY
2ND. WE MUST EXERCISE THAT AUTHORITY (BY DOING IT)
LOOK AT SOME COMMANDS, THE LORD GAVE HIS DISCIPLES
Matthew 10:7-8 (KJV) JESUS SENT OUT, HIS 12 APOSTLES (HE DIDN’T GO)
HE GAVE THEM SOME PRECISE INSTRUCTIONS, AND COMMANDED THEM
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
NOTICE HERE 5 THINGS he said TO DO
1 IS PREACHED, —— AND THE OTHER 4 IS DONE
BUT IN ACTUALLITY,
THEY ARE ALL 5 ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH OUR SPOKEN WORD,
BY THE POWER OF GOD, IN WHICH HE HAS DELAGATED TO YOU & I
NOTICE WHEN WHAT
JESUS TELL’S THEM, TO GO PREACH, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS HERE
(JESUS WAS BASICALY SAYING)
YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO LOOK AHEAD, AND WAIT, I’M HERE
JESUS WAS, AND IS, AND WILL ALWAYS BE THAT KINGDOM
AND HE WANTS US TO BE IN THAT KINGDOM, AND THE KINGDOM IN US
NOW, THIS CAN ONLY BE PREACHED
MAN CAN ONLY BE SAVED BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD,
THE INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF GOD’S WORD HAS TO BE PLANTED, IN MANS HEART BY PREACHING
WE SEE THIS IN
1 Corinthians 1:21 (KJV)
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
SO MANY TIMES IN SCRIPTURE, WE SEE JESUS TEACHING & PREACHING = THE KINGDOM (SPEAKING)
WE SEE HIM CASTING OUT DEVILS, AND HEALING THE SICK = BENEFITS OF THAT KINGDOM (DOING)
THESE TWO ALWAYS WORK TOGETHER, TO ACCOMPLISH GOD’S MISSION
YOU MAY BE THINKING, YEA BUT THAT WAS JESUS
WATCH WHAT JESUS TELLS HIS DISCIPLES
Matthew 10:1 (KJV)
1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of disease.
THEN IN VS. 8, HE SAYS Matthew 10:8 (KJV)
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Mark 16:15-20, John 14:12 Jesus commands believers to share the Good News and He will confirm the Word! We have to be willing to share God’s Word and God will confirm the Word with signs and wonders… that includes healing!
One of the least understood biblical facts, and therefore seldom practiced, is the fact that healing is under the authority of the believer. YOU & I
God has already provided His healing power and placed it on the inside of every born-again believer. (TAUGHT IN THE 2ND HEALING SCHOOL)
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Ephesians 1:3 (GW)
3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer.
NOW it is up to us to release it. REMEMBER,FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE
FOR YOU TO GIVE SOMETHING AWAY, YOU MUST 1ST. KNOW THAT YOU HAVE IT; TO GIVE.
Understanding and using our authority is the key to seeing miracles happen.
LET’S SAY, I HAVE A MINISTRY FOR HELPING THE NEEDY
AND YOU GIVE ME A $100,000.00 & TELL ME TO HELP THEM……
YOU WOULD THINK I WAS CRAZY, IF I THEN, ASK YOU TO GO HELP THEM.
YOU ALREADY GAVE ME THE MONEY, (THE POWER SOURCE)
NOW; I NEED TO JUST GO & GIVE IT, (NOW,THATS DOING)
FREELY I RECIEVED IT, FREELY I NEED TO GO GIVE IT
PETER & JOHN UNDERSTOOD THIS PRINCIPAL
LOOK AT HOW PETER & JOHN MINISTERED HEALING TO THE LAME MAN
Acts 3:1-7 (KJV)
1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
NOTICE THAT PETER, REALLY DIDN’T (what we would call) PRAY FOR THIS MAN.
HE ALSO DIDN’T ASK GOD TO HEAL HIM.
PETER HEALED HIM; HE SIMPLY SAID, “SUCH AS I HAVE GIVE I THEE“
THIS WASN’T HIS PRAYER, THIS WAS HIS ASSUREDNESS OF THE AUTHORITY & POWER THAT HE HAD TO HEAL HIM
PETER NEW WHAT HE HAD
HERE IS HIS PRAYER IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZERETH RISE UP AND WALK. NOW, WE MAY CALL THIS PRAYER, BUT HE WAS TALKING TO THE SICKNESS, NOT GOD
STOP HERE FOR A MINIUTE, WE’LL COME BACK & FINISH THIS….
GOOD TIME TO LOOK AT HOW TO PRAY FOR OTHERS FOR HEALING
SOME PEOPLE CAN JUST BELT THEM OUT (PRAYERS)
I KNOW A PASTOR, THATS THE BEST I’VE HEARD, ITS PERFECTLY WORDED
THOUGH THIS IS GOOD, DON’T LET THIS INTIMIDATE YOU IN YOUR PRAYING
PRAYERS OF JESUS
Matthew 8:3 (KJV) THE LEPER
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 9:29 (KJV) TWO BLIND MEN
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Matthew 12:13 (KJV) MAN WITH THE WITHERED HAND
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
Mark 9:24-25 (KJV) DEMON POSSESSED BOY
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
Mark 7:34 (KJV) MAN DEAF & HAD SPEECH PROBLEM
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
John 5:8 (KJV) MAN BY THE POOL OF BETHESDA
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
PRAYERS OF APOSTLES & OTHERS
Acts 9:17 (KJV) ANANIAS & PAUL
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 9:33-34 (KJV) PETER & AENEAS
33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
Acts 14:10 (KJV) CRIPPLED MAN & PAUL
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
Acts 16:16-18 (KJV) POSSESSED WOMAN & PAUL
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
JESUS SAID SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN, NOT SPEAK TO GOD ABOUT YOUR MOUNTAIN
IT’S NOT HOW LONG YOU PRAY, OR HOW PRETTY.
AFTER ALL, WE’RE TELLING THE SICKNESS TO LEAVE!
HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE ? & WE’RE NOT TALKING GOD INTO IT
EVERYONE, HAS THEIR OWN STYLE OF COMMUNICATING
* BE YOURSELF (DON’T COPY OTHERS STYLE)
* TALK TO THE SICKNESS
NOW, BACK TO PETER & JOHN
EVEN THOUGH, WE SEE PETER, HEALING THIS MAN
THIS DIDN’T MEAN THAT PETER WAS THE SOURSE OF THIS HEALING.
NOTICE WHAT PETER SAID IN ACTS 3:12
Acts 3:12 (KJV)
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
IT WAS GOD’S POWER THAT HEALED THIS MAN, BUT THAT POWER WAS UNDER PETER’S AUTHORITY.
PETER WENT ON TO SAY IN VERSE 16 THAT IT WAS FAITH IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT HAD WROUGHT THIS MIRACLE.
BUT NOTICE PETER DID NOT ASK GOD TO HEAL THIS MAN.
HE BELIEVED & UNDERSTOOD, THAT THE LORD HAD ALREADY DONE HIS PART
AND HAD PLACED THAT POWER & AUTHORITY WITHIN HIM,,,,,,,,,,
AND IT WAS NOW HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO RELEASE THAT POWER, AND THAT’S JUST WHAT HE DID.
YOU & I HAVE THIS SAME RESPONSIBILITY ON US, TODAY
JESUS TOLD US TO HEAL THE SICK NOT PRAY FOR THE SICK
I KNOW THATS A RADICAL STATEMENT!!! WARNING
THIS WILL GET YOU KICKED OUT OF MOST CHURCHES TODAY, AND BLACKBALLED, FROM MOST CHRISTIAN, SOCIAL GATHERINGS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT THESE ARE THE EXACT WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHY MORE PEOPLE DON’T SEE THE MIRACULOUS RESULTS THEY’RE PRAYING FOR.
THEY’RE NOT TAKING THEIR AUTHORITY AND COMMANDING GOD’S POWER; THEY’RE PASSIVELY ASKING GOD TO DO, WHAT HE TOLD US TO DO.
I KNOW THIS IS CONRTARY TO MOST CHURCH DOCTRINES.
WE’RE CONSTANTLY TOLD THAT IT’S NOT US; BUT GOD WHO IS THE HEALER, AND I COULDN’T AGREE MORE.
BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT JESUS ALREADY HEALED US 2000 YEARS AGO, AND
GOD HAS PLACED HIS HEALING POWER UNDER OUR AUTHORITY, AND IT IS UP TO US TO RELEASE IT.
I WILL GO A STEP FURTHER, AND SAY THAT GOD’S HEALING POWER WILL NOT BE RELEASED, UNTIL WE TAKE OUR AUTHORITY AND BECOME COMMANDERS INSTEAD OF BEGGARS.
THERE’S GOT TO BE A RADICAL RENEWING OF OUR THINKING ON THIS ISSUE, IF WE PLAN TO SEE MORE, THAN WE HAVE, RIGHT NOW
LET’S START THAT RENEWING BY READING
Romans 15:18-19 (KJV)
18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
PAUL, IS BASICALLY SAYING, THAT FULLY PREACHING THE WORD, IS ALSO DOING, SIGNS & WONDERS
THIS IS GOD’S DEAL (GOD’S KINGDOM)
HE HAS ESTABLISHED IT, AND PUT ALL THE LAWS INTO PLACE OF HOW IT WILL BE DONE.
SO; STOP LETTING SATAN, TALK YOU INTO NOT USING THESE LAWS THAT GOD HAS SPOKEN INTO EXISTANCE
SATAN HAS GOT PEOPLE PRAYING FOR THIS STUFF, WHEN GOD SAID GO & DO IT
(you hear people say, put me on your pray list)
JESUS HAS ALREADY HEALED EVERYONE, WHO WILL EVER BE HEALED
HE DID IT 2000 YRS AGO, WHEN HE BORE 39 STRIPES ON HIS BACK
BUT THIS WILL NOT HEAL YOU ALONE, IT MUST BE, BELIEVED AND SPOKEN, WE HAVE TO SPEAK IT INTO PLACE
SAME WAY AS SALVATION, HE SHED HIS BLOOD ONE TIME FOR ALL OF MANKIND, DONE DEAL
BUT THIS CAN ONLY BE EFFECTIVE, IF WE PREACH IT
JESUS SAID, GO , PREACH, TEACH, AND MAKE DISCIPLES, & HEAL THE SICK
HE HAS MADE THE WAY, AND HAS TOLD US TO CARRY IT TO THE WORLD,
HE HAS CHOSEN TO WORK THROUGH US, (NO OTHER WAY)
WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, (HANDS & FEET)
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Ephesians 3:20 (GW)
20 Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.
ITS GOD’S POWER & HIS PLAN,
AND HE HAS CHOSEN TO WORK IT, THROUGH US
Look at an amazing passage of Scripture in Isaiah 45:11.
“Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”
What a powerful scripture! What does the Lord mean when He tells us to command Him?
Well, He certainly doesn’t mean we are mightier and more powerful than Him and can order Him around. He means, concerning the things He has already done, HE WANTS US TO TAKE OUR AUTHORITY AND COMMAND HIS POWER.
NOT COMMAND HIM TO DO, BUT BE COMMANDERS OF HIS KINGDOM, AND USE THE AUTHORITY & POWER, THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN US
IT’S LIKE OUR LOCAL POLICE FORCE
(NOTICE IN) Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
THEREFORE, ALL POWER IS MINE, & I GIVE IT UNTO YOU,
NOW, YOU GO AND USE IT
MAY THE CHURCH ARISE, AND TAKE ITS AUTHORITY , EXECUTING GODS POWER INTO A NEEDING WORLD.
NOW, US GO BACK & ANSWER THE FIRST TWO QUESTIONS, IN THIS TEACHING
HOW DO WE PRAY FOR OURSELFS ?
- WHEN YOU FIRST FEEL THE SYSTOMS.
* SPEAK TO THE PAIN, OR SICKNESS (COMMANDING IT TO GO)
We are not the sick trying to get healed, we are the healed resisting sickness!
* THANK GOD FOR HIS HEALING , PROVIDED THROUGH JESUS
Example of Joey – 1. flu symptoms
Example of Robin – 1. back pain after ironing and having plants to plant.
- WHAT IF YOU ARE ALREADY SICK?
* PRAY, THAT GOD SHOW YOU, ANYTHING YOU’VE DONE TO ALLOW THIS SICKNESS IN (REPENT & MAKE IT RIGHT)
* TAKE YOUR AUTHORITY, & TELL THE TRESPASSER TO LEAVE YOUR BODY,NOW; IN JESUS NAME
* GET ANGRY, AND TAKE IT BY FORCE
* CALL FOR THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH, OR YOU MAY CALL ON A BROTHER OR SISTER TO AGREE WITH YOU.
HOW DO WE PRAY FOR OTHERS?
- ASK THEM WHAT THERE NEED IS, DON’T ASSUME, BY WHAT YOU SEE. Never assume what a person wants prayer for….ASK Some people have a whole list of problems…. It is not helpful for a person to go into great detail of all their problems/symptoms…you are trying to create an atmosphere of faith so you don’t want to give unbelief a voice. Listen to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit knows what the problem is. Find out the one thing they can believe God for right now, and start there.
- LISTEN TO THEM & THE HOLY SPIRIT
- TELL THEM WHAT YOUR ABOUT TO DO, ( LAYING ON OF HANDS ) ETC.
Teach them what the Word says; give a scripture to stand on. Knowing it is God’s will to heal alone in not enough. Like salvation, healing needs to be received by faith. We need to know that it is God’s will to heal, and then respond in faith, speaking what the Word says.
Luke 8:43-48 This was the woman with the issue of blood, many in the crowd touched Jesus, but only she was healed. Even though as we have seen, it was always Jesus’ will to heal. God’s willingness is not the only factor here, but our response to that willingness. It is the prayer of faith that saves the sick. Many pray for healing and not all are healed. It is faith that makes the difference.
- TELL THEM WHAT TO EXPECT & WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
- Learn to spot fear! (as I reflect back I can see where fear entered my thoughts when speaking to the mountain) Fear is the enemy of faith. By using the Word we can share the love of God. Perfect love will cast out fear. 1John 4:18 Fear is an emotion we can help them overcome.
- Have the attitude “it’s easy for Jesus.” When we magnify God, we are giving faith a voice. You may be the first person to ever tell someone that they can be healed!
- Be bold. Speak words of faith. We can be confident in the promises of God. God is not worrying about how to fulfill your prayers!
- Guard your tongue- Have patience. “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises”. Hebrews 6:12
When Jesus cursed the fig tree He knew immediately His words went into action, but the disciples did not know until they saw the tree wither from the inside out, about 24 hours later. We walk by faith, not by sight. Don’t counteract words of faith with words of unbelief. Believe for the instant healing every time, but a gradual healing will still get the job done! Encourage those that do not see an immediate difference that the Word is working on the inside of them.
- Ask them if they have been born again. Ask them if they have been baptized in the Holy Spirit. Give them an opportunity to receive if they haven’t already. They will need the power of the Holy Spirit to speak to the mountain when symptoms come against them.
- Sometimes you may need to give them a scripture to take home to meditate on. Teach them their authority to speak to the symptoms, they will need it for those times when there is no one around to pray with them.
HOW DO WE PRAY FOR CHILDREN?
Praying for your children– Teach your children to come to you when they get a sore throat, etc. Explain it is God’s will for them to be healed. Explain Jesus has healed them already by the stripes of Jesus and that you are going to pray. Explain that when you finish praying, this sickness is going to leave their body. Children receive by faith much easier than most adults. Teach them about the authority God has given us over sickness. Involve the child as much as possible to pray with you. Example: have them say “Amen!” at the end of the prayer with you. You may give them a point of contact- example it you are praying for headache or stuffy nose…..
HOW DO WE PRAY GOD’S WORD?
Praying the Word is the same when praying for yourself, your child, others, or a prayer of agreement!
Example of prayer for baby Urias
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