Continued from Questions and Answers About Healing
I Have Been Standing for Healing, Why Has My Healing Not Manifested?
First, settle the fact that a delay in manifestation of your healing is not because God is holding back or has changed His will. God’s will is always to heal everyone from every infirmity! Jesus paid for our complete healing and wholeness at the same time He made the sacrifice for sin (Isaiah 53:4-5).
Next, remember you are in a spiritual battle with the enemy. Just as surely as the Lord desires for you to walk in total health, the devil will do whatever he can get away with to keep you sick and defeated.
As you continue to stand for full manifestation of your healing, make sure you are taking advantage of every tool God has given you in Ephesians 6:10-17 to win your battle:
“Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”
In addition to continuing to encourage yourself by reading God’s Word, ask God for a specific scripture He would have you apply to your situation. Allow the Holy Spirit to make the answer real and alive to your heart. Direct that word powerfully and specifically against the enemy!
God knows what is happening in your life. If what you are struggling with is the result of a spiritual attack of the devil, He may give you a specific scripture to use as your stand of faith. If what you struggle with results from natural causes, He will tell you what you need to change to see results. In either case, we know that God’s will is for you to be healed, and if you seek Him He will give you a word that will change your situation!
Should I Go to the Doctor and Use Medicine?
Going without doctors and medicine is not what brings divine healing, but acting on the Word of God. We thank God for the gifts and abilities He has placed in the medical profession. And while medicine alone has never brought healing to anyone, it can assist nature in changing the forces that destroy the body.
Whether or not medicine is used, it should never take the place of your faith in God’s Word. God is still the Healer! His Word is life unto all that find it and health to all their flesh (see Proverbs 4:20-22).
So when your body is under attack, go to the Scripture and refresh yourself on what God has to say about your health. Then pray, bringing before God His own Word, and ask Him for wisdom on what to do next (James 1:5). Whatever your choice, make it standing on His Word. Then let the peace of God rule in your heart as you make your decision (Colossians 3:15).
Whatever your choice, make it in the Name of Jesus and do not let satan put you under condemnation. Meditating on the Word and knowing God as your source in every area of life is the key to victory.
Why Do Some People Not Receive Their Healing?
There could be many reasons why healing does not manifest in someone’s life. The challenge you can face when you consider why some have not received healing is it can make you question what you know about God’s Word. It can bring fear that you won’t receive from the Lord.
Though we do not always know in any one case why healing did not manifest, it is important we refuse to waver in our confidence in God’s love for us. Hebrews 10:35-36 says, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
Our job is not to judge why someone did not receive. Rather, we should focus our thoughts on what God is telling us to do regarding our own situations. When we focus on God we can have confidence in His ability to perform in our lives, regardless of what we have or haven’t seen in other people.
Should I Sow Money to Receive Healing?
Sowing money is not a condition for receiving healing. God desires to meet our needs and heal us simply because He loves us, not because of something we have done. But it is always important to obey any special direction He may give regarding any act of faith. At times some tangible act of faith may give us something to latch onto with our faith.
An example of a tangible act of faith becoming a point of contact for release of healing is found in Mark 5:25-34. This woman was impressed that if she could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment she would be made whole. The hem of Jesus’ garment was her point of contact. It gave her something tangible to stretch her faith toward. When she touched His garment she was indeed made whole!
Jesus did not say it was His garment but instead her faith that made her whole (Mark 5:34). Likewise, giving money will not in itself create healing. However, if you are led by the Holy Spirit to sow a seed as a point of contact for a breakthrough in a certain area of your life, you can definitely use it as an anchor for your faith.
What matters ultimately is that you seek the Spirit of God and receive His direction in your life. When you honor and act in faith on the specific direction He has given you, you can expect results.