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The Ministry of Divine Healing - Lesson 05

by Dr. Ray Self

 


 

Why Christians Should Seek Divine Healing



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Why Christians Should Seek Divine Healing

  • It is a solemn command – Mark 16:18
  • Because of the spiritual blessing - James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
  • Healing glorifies God - Mark 2:12 And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."


Methods of Administrating Divine Healing
  • Pray for yourself - James 5:13
  • Ask someone else to pray for you - James 5:16
  • Call for the elders of the church - James 5: 14-16
  • By the laying on of hands - Mark 16:17-18
  • Special miracles through handkerchiefs and aprons - Acts 19:11-12
  • Spiritual gifts of healing - 1 Cor. 12:9 and 12:28


Prepare yourself for ministering the supernatural.

Rom 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Read and meditate on God's word, especially those concerning God's will to heal.
  • Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
  • Psalm 147:2  He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds."
  • Exodus 15:26  For I am the Lord who heals you."
  • Jeremiah 30:17  I will give you back your health and heal your wounds.


Know that it is God's will to heal

Mat 4:23 Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

Luke 9:11 But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.

1 Pet 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.


Create a Holy Spirit-filled atmosphere
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill the place.
  • Soft praise music
  • Avoid needless talking
  • If you must talk, speak words of faith, love, and reassurance
  • Pray spirit-led prayers.
  • Have a listening ear for special instructions from the Lord


Pray for discernment and the gift of healing – 1 Cor 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Believe you have both received the necessary spiritual gifts.

James 1:6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

Activate your discernment and healing gift:

2 Tim 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. (KJV)

Be bold, full of faith, and use your delegated authority.

Luke 9:1 And He called the twelve together ,and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.

James 5:15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

John 14:12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.

Mark 16:18 ….they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Encourage the recipient to praise the Lord and thank God for their healing even if it has yet to manifest.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Follow up if possible. It may take many prayers and ministry moments.

Do not cause shame if the recipient's faith is not strong.

Your faith can be enough.




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