If we want to see a mighty move of the Holy Spirit filled with healing and miracles, we need to teach the full gospel of Jesus Christ and give an opportunity for the people to be healed.
I remember many years ago I visited a church in the U.S. with a friend, and during the worship service, I saw a man in a wheelchair who was paralyzed from the waist down, and the rest of his body was distorted. As the Spirit of the Lord started to move, I saw this man raise his twisted arm up to acknowledge his adoration to the Lord. Tears ran down my face as my spirit grieved for this man.
My heart ached within me for two reasons. The first reason was that he was physically weak, but his spirit was strong. Yet he was trapped inside a broken body and was in need of a miracle. The second reason my heart felt sad is that I knew with a prayer of faith, he could be set free and healed, but he and the others he came with were whisked out the door before the service ended. The presence of the Holy Spirit was present to heal, but no opportunity was offered to this man—or to anyone else for that matter. And even though this incident happened many years ago, many churches are the same today.
The other day, I had an in-depth conversation with a pastoral friend concerning faith and healing. We were discussing the following questions: "Why are people in the church so sick?" "Why is it so difficult for Christians in the U.S. to receive healing?" And "What is it going to take to have a mighty move of God with supernatural healing and miracles manifesting on a regular basis?"
My responses to these questions all revolve around the theme of faith. Our faith must be stirred in order to receive healing. When I say that our faith must be stirred, I am not referring to a moment when emotions are high. Faith hasn't anything to do with emotions. Faith is trust. And we need to be able to trust in God and His Word to receive healing.
If the church is not willing to teach about God's supernatural healing power, then the people will come to the service without any expectations to receive healing from God. And they will return to their homes just as they came: weak and sick. If we as individuals do not read and study the Bible concerning healing, we will not be able to trust in God's promises that His healing power has been made available for us today. Therefore, we will suffer and die prematurely, because we do not understand God's will to heal us.
God is not withholding His healing power from the people of the United States. The manifestation of divine healing is not given because people are poorer or have greater needs than others. It's not supernaturally dispersed because one lives in a certain region of the world. The reason healing does manifest more readily in certain parts of the world is because the Word of God for healing and miracles is being taught in those lands on a regular basis. Therefore, the faith of the people is developed, and they readily receive their healing miracle.
In order to develop our faith or trust in God to receive healing, we need to hear His Word concerning healing. If the church desires a mighty move of God within her midst with signs and wonders following, then she must be willing to open up the Bible and teach the full gospel of the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ, which includes healing and miracles, and then offer the opportunity to be healed. We as individuals need to be responsible too, and read and study God's Word for ourselves, and stir up our own faith to receive His healing power into our bodies or to release it to others.
If we will saturate ourselves and the land in which we live with the Word of God concerning healing, faith for healing will arise and healing will manifest.
The Bible tells us in Romans 10:17, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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