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*
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