Healing

Kingdom Health

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comHello Warriors of God,

Let’s continue our discussion about healing. I know it’s been a few weeks since I shared with you that I’m traveling some health challenges. And again, thank you everyone who shared your prayer requests. It confirms what I’m finding in the body of Christ, many have been set upon by health challenges.

I wonder if you are aware that there are vast and varying degrees of theological and faith beliefs regarding healing within the Christian church at large. There are entire denominations that truly believe that supernatural healing and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased with the first century church. If you know me at all, you know I don’t belong to this camp. And if you are a regular reader here, it’s likely you are convinced that Jesus heals supernaturally today. But the rub is; that throughout Christendom, the positions regarding supernatural healing are as diverse as the people.

From this point forward all my teaching is coming from a place of this: Jesus still heals today and He works through His people on earth. He also can and will supernaturally heal a person.

So, our responsibility is to gain as much knowledge about His healing ministry as we can and then apply it to our faith life. Choose to believe healing is for us today. Finally, never relent in pursuit of the highest and best in health, DIVINE HEALTH. This is the Kingdom inheritance that belongs to children of God.

With this end-goal in mind, we must also confront the obvious question, if Jesus heals, why am I ill?

Ahhhhhh, now we are getting somewhere.

There are a number of reasons or barriers to health and healing. We will discuss those in this teaching series and learn how to confront them. We will also share testimonies of supernatural healing. We MUST share these testimonies for two reasons. 1.) Testimony literally means: Do it again. And 2.) We are offered an opportunity to springboard off a testimony to receive what God has done for another in His Kingdom.

How cool is that?

So, today, I want to share my supernatural healing testimony. After that we will cover barriers to healing.

Several years ago in mid-spring, I was in my suburban backyard garden. At the time I was using my rototiller to cultivate the very hard dirt in the garden and to dislodge all the palm tree roots. They are the bane of my existence. I hate those trees. Every home around my garden is growing them and they are very invasive and take up valuable root space. Okay, you probably didn’t need to know that. *grin*

Onward,

While tilling, I was working to control the beastly machine but it slipped a bit and connected with the surrounding block wall. Immediately I was thrown backward and slammed my right wrist against the block wall. I stood up and pain shot through my arm. The swelling began immediately.

“Mike, Mike……”  I find him in the front yard and say, “You need to drive me to the hospital.”

Long story, short. It was sprained not broken. But it was a mess.

AND it continued to be a mess even weeks later. I was in pain and it never regained strength. Six months later, no improvement. It was so weak I wasn’t able to lift my purse with that hand.

So, I finally arrange an MRI.

Indeed, there was damage within my wrist, and I needed surgery. The earliest available surgical appointment was December 7th. By this time, it was fall in California.

I headed off to Open Heavens in Redding where I received prayer for my wrist. And this is where it happened.

A prayer team comprised of an older, white haired, woman and two young men, prayed. They gently held their hand over my wrist and simply commanded the wrist to be healed. They prayed a few more things and then…..

I began to feel heat and tingling in my wrist. I was so shocked, I just stared for a minute. BUT then I realized Jesus was healing my wrist and it was happening right in front of my own eyes and I could feel it.

I started shouting right there in the auditorium, very loudly, jumping up and down.

Okay, I knew something had happened that day but holding my purse remained impossible.

However, ….. this post has already gone long. So the rest of the story on Monday. See you then. Love and hugs, Lynn

Where do you need healing. Type it in the comments and say: Jesus, it is written that you heal. I declare you are healing _____________ right now. In Your powerful name, Jesus. AMEN


Barriers To Healing: Fear

Jesus Heals June 2021Barriers to healing and divine health

Friends, recently the Lord has been speaking to me about praying for healing. I was listening to someone on Sid Roth who said this (my summary). When I feel I’m facing something scary, I press into it instead of move away.

Whoa. Instantly I knew this was a word for me. This is for me because I sometimes sense fear when I’m praying for healing. Not for myself necessarily, because I pray healing over myself all the time and experience divine healing. However, I didn’t realize how much fear lurks in the back of my mind when praying for others.

Well, that is until recently. The Lord brought to mind a recent prayer session where I believed for healing without fear. It was wild what happened.

I was in the process of joining a Zoom call to pray for a young man. As the screen opened up this brilliant young man was experiencing pain in his leg. Immediately, my spirit knew Jesus was going to heal him. I began to pray immediately and released healing. Commanding fear to leave and Jesus to touch and heal the leg. I could almost see an angel standing by the boy and healing the leg.

I instinctively KNEW that healing was happening. I happened incredibly fast. I hadn't finished praying. Yet, I just knew, that I knew, that I knew in my knower, Jesus was healing this boy of the pain in his leg.

And indeed, the pain subsided and we then began our prayer time.

The revelation from Jesus to me through this is: NO FEAR. I had absolutely no fear in this situation. No false responsibility that I often (in error) place on myself that I’m somehow responsible for healing or the lack thereof. I do this to myself a lot. My position was absolute confidence that Jesus was touching him.

And He did! Period. The end.

So in this season I'm praying with intentionality to remove all fear about healing and all doubt. I choose to believe, anticipate and expect with complete confidence that Jesus is healing.

Interestingly, when I commanded fear to leave, I could literally feel fear depart. Whoa. And double Whoa.

What is fascinating is supernatural healing occurs in an instant. It happens extraordinarily quick. I remember watching my left leg grow out in a moment. If you blinked you would have missed it. But before my very eyes, it stretched a tiny bit to match the length of my other leg. It's wild to be a part of the Kingdom of God. Never a dull moment!!! *grin*

So, if we desire to pray for healing we must hear what the Father is doing and partner with Jesus. We should pray for instant healing and expect it but also move forward into divine healing and health as a process. Without intimacy with the Lord, we can’t navigate the healing process for ourselves and others.

Everything is centered in our intimate relationship with God.

Okay, next session: Barriers to healing: A prayer we all need. Love you, Lynn


Blocks To Supernatural Healing - #1

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comAs we meander this healing road, I want you to know I received a good report about the bump on my chest. I’m living out this healing teaching right in front of you. I partner with all of you for your healing and we shall see the goodness of God in the land of the Living.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. PSALM 27:13

There are a number of things that keep God’s people from stepping into divine healing and health. I want to share a few of them today:

Ignorance: Many, MANY believers are truly ignorant about God’s Word about healing.

Therefore, my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger     and the common people will be parched with thirst. ISAIAH: 5:13

We lack so much information and Kingdom knowledge. And it’s understanding that leads to faith and belief. Which render the scriptures powerless to His people. The Israelites were in bondage because of their lack of knowledge. This absolutely remains true today.

I find this is because most believers lack the zeal to pursue the Word with in depth study and mostly without the Holy Spirit. It’s always easiest to only receive what the pastor shares on a Sunday morning. But for those who hunger and thirst, they will find all they are looking for. I’ve found all power that comes from on High is the result of an unquenchable hunger to know God intimately and with greater intensity. That is a promise.

Also, Christians are ignorant of God’s will. NOW HEAR ME RIGHT NOW. If you don’t take anything else from this teaching, please, PLEASE, take this with you.

God always, ALWAYS desires to heal.

God never, EVER, causes illness.

These two belief systems are crucial for divine healing. And these two truths will confront and offend many in the Christian church.

So, I have much more to say on this, we will pick this up next time as we need a deep dive to explain these.

I love you my fellow Kingdom Marchers. Health is ours and let us not settle for anything, but the best Jesus died to provide.

Hugs, Lynn

Next up. My recent discovery regarding healing. It’s new revelation to me that has changed the way I view healing, in fact, how I view all supernatural intervention.

Stay tuned. I adore you. Lynn


Testimony of My Supernatural Healing - Lynn Donovan

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comOkay, let’s pick up the story from Friday.

If you remember, I receive a prayer for healing in my medically proven, MRI, backed up images, injured wrist.

So, as I awaited my surgery date that was about two months away, I began to notice strength was returning to my wrist. And after chatting with a few friends at church, I called my doctor and said, let’s put off surgery. I think that I may only need physical therapy now.

So, surgery was cancelled for the time being and my first PT appointment was set for early January.

My friends, as the new year dawned, I realized that I no longer needed PT. My wrist was at 100%. Fully restored, just as strong and I was absolutely and completely healed. I called my doctor and cancelled all PT appointments. Hallelujah.

What is interesting about my healing is this: It was a process. It was a process physically and it was a process of my faith. And I find so much about Jesus and His healing is a process because He wants to teach us a great deal throughout our process.

If you need healing, find someone to pray with you. Sign up for a prayer session. Go to your local healing rooms. Meet me at Open Heavens this fall.

OR simply ask Jesus and continue to ask. He is so good and He came to heal us of all our afflictions.

Okay, in the next post, let’s look at the general barriers that block supernatural healing.

Where do you need healing. Type it in the comments and say: Jesus, it is written that you heal. I declare you are healing _____________ right now. In Your powerful name, Jesus. AMEN


How Do We Face Illness?

Jesus Heals June 2021Lynn Here!

Today, I’m overwhelmed by how many of my brothers and sisters in Christ are facing physical, health challenges. As of today, I’ve lived in Divine health for a number of years however, I am seeing a potential issue arising as I head into an appointment to find out more about a suspicious bump.

SO, I’m here to walk along all of you who are walking into health. It’s a weird place to KNOW what you know about healing. To grasp and BELIEVE what Jesus modeled for us in supernatural healing, and yet to face challenges to our physical body.

So, I want to talk about this issue and meander down this path as we uncover truth and find out how to walk through health challenges.

Firstly, I absolutely believe in Divine Health. I’m convinced that living a healthy and LONG life is our inheritance, and is our original design. This is where we must start. We must believe it is ours to have.

I grieve for all the believers who think God would give them disease so that they would turn to prayer or for some other reason. A GOOD Father doesn’t do that. But, disease and illness can creep in and God will work in it, around it and use it. That is a certainty.

So, the first thing I think I want to do is say this: NO CONDEMNATION. If you are sick of feeling shamed because you know you believe in healing and your healing hasn’t arrived, remove the shame. I will not shame you. After all, I’m right there with all of you. The longer I work in deliverance ministry the more I see how complex the spiritual world becomes and the gazillion ways the demonic entrap people.

We are going to just work through things we know. We will look to Jesus. We will lean on testimony as testimony means….. do it again. We will BELIEVE.

I feel compelled today to pray for healing. For my own and for yours. If you need healing in your physical body, I want you to leave a comment. Or email me at lynn at lynndonovan.com. email me.

Tell me what is going on. How long you have battled with this. Where you are in your belief and how you are praying for your healing right now, today.

I WILL PRAY for you. I may even call you (if I have time).

I believe the Lord is pushing me onto this path because a wave a healing is coming and we are in the training grounds.

SO, WHO IS WITH ME? Sign in and say, I’m with you, Lynn

I love you all. Believing for our healing, Lynn


Overcoming Unbelief

Jesus Wilderness 2When I was in high school, my mother signed me up to teach a Christian education class to first graders.  The church provided a curriculum, a classroom, and a roster of students.  The first day of class I took attendance and began to teach the first lesson.  Almost immediately, one of the boys went to the back of the classroom and started playing with the art supplies.  I told him to go sit down, but he did not.  I ignored him and kept teaching.  Soon another child got up and went to the back of the room.  By the third session of this class, all I was doing was taking attendance and keeping the kids in the room. I stopped even attempting to teach. 

The gospels tell a story about a man who brings his demon-possessed son to Jesus’ disciples.  To summarize, Jesus is on the mountain with Peter, James, and John, and when they come down there is a crowd waiting.  A man tells Jesus about the torment of his son, and says that his disciples were not able to heal him.  Jesus expresses frustration with this “faithless and unbelieving generation” and then heals the boy. Later,

… the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:19-21, NKJV

Different translations of this passage say “This kind of demon only goes out by prayer and fasting” but in the original language, “this kind” refers to the unbelief, not the demon.  Jesus is clearly telling them that the issue is their faith, or rather the lack of it. 

When the demon saw Jesus, it threw the boy into convulsions and he fell to the ground, rolling around and foaming at the mouth.  I’m sure this was frightening for the disciples to witness, and though they knew Jesus had given them authority over the powers of darkness, they reacted with doubt.  The same thing happened to me as a teenager. I had the authority to place my hand on the wayward child’s shoulder and direct him back to his seat.  I lost control of the class simply because I did not exercise my rightful authority. In the same way, the disciples felt powerless even though they had the authority of Jesus himself.

These same disciples had successfully cast out demons and healed the sick in the past.  But in this circumstance, they had allowed what they saw to override what they knew to be true: that Jesus himself had given them the power to cast out demons.  It can be quite difficult to stand solidly on a spiritual truth when our flesh is screaming something contradictory. 

When Jesus stated that unbelief only comes out by prayer and fasting, he was referring to this tension between the facts (what we can see in the physical realm) and the Truth as defined and described by God. Jesus was always watching and listening to the Father.  He saw the same demonic seizure as his disciples, but instead of being intimidated, he focused on his Father’s will to heal and Holy Spirit’s power to invade the natural realm.  Jesus prepared for his ministry with 40 days fasting in the wilderness, and countless more late nights and pre-dawn mornings spent in prayer. Jesus got hungry and tired as we all do, but accomplishing the Father’s will was truly his life’s purpose.

To be honest, my flesh doesn’t always want to set aside my own agenda and spend time in prayer, and it surely doesn’t want to skip many meals. But look at the promise!  If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could move mountains… nothing would be impossible for you.

Jesus knows we can’t do this on our own. He is patient as we learn to follow his example, little by little.  If we increasingly trust him one minute, one hour, one day at a time, he will teach us to do what he did, and even greater things. 

Note: This story is related in Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, and Luke 9:37-43.