Tag Archive | healing

How We Learn God’s Will

Did you know that you can pray in tongues and receive understanding about your future? As we pointed out earlier, every time you pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit is praying through you the perfect will of God, sometimes for other people, often for your own life.  It is the Holy Spirit’s job to reveal God’s will to you for your life as you do so.

“Why can’t God just send some preacher to me who will tell me God’s will?”

Look at 1 Corinthians 2:8.

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (KJV)

If the enemy would have known what God had planned for the future, he would have never crucified Jesus. The implication is the same for you. If the enemy knew God’s plan for your life, he would put up roadblocks and try to stop what God wanted to do. That’s why God is going to reveal His will to you this way. He will give you the interpretation of what the Spirit is praying about so you can get glimpses of His will and begin building images of your future on the basis of that revealed will. Read More…

Generate Momentum Toward His Will

If you love the Lord, God has prepared some wonderful things for you that eye hasn’t seen and ear hasn’t heard, and these are the things God wants you to generate momentum toward in your life. Look at 1 Corinthians 2:9–10.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. (KJV)

The Bible is the will of God for all believers of all ages. It reveals His general will for us, but everybody is a unique creation and God also has a unique plan for you as an individual. The specifics of His will—where to live, your ministry and vocational pursuits, who to marry, etc.—are revealed to you by the Holy Spirit. Both His general and specific will are things we want to build momentum toward in our lives. Read More…

Self-Talk Is in the Word

In my most recent magazine article, Faith and Healing: When Self-Talk Can Be Good, I talked about a principle that the woman with the issue of blood employed when she received her healing from Jesus.

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. (Matthew 9:20–21 KJV)

The key to this woman’s healing is in this phrase: “for she said within herself.” She wasn’t talking to the crowds or her friends or her family. She wasn’t talking to the unseen realm. She was talking to herself. Whether or not she realized it, she was employing the spiritual principle of self-talk. Read More…

Learning From Jesus’ Miracles

This past weekend at Living Word, we picked up a sermon series that we started last summer entitled Faith and Healing. In it, we are walking through the 19 healings Jesus performed that were written about in the four gospels. The purpose of these messages is to learn the principles that govern the process of healing—and receiving anything in faith from God—and apply them to our own lives. Read More…

How Do You Know When You Are in Faith?

A lot of people think they are in faith when they pray, but nothing happens. Since we know the sending end has already been taken care of, let’s look at some potential problems on the receiving end. Read More…

Does God Want to Heal You?

One of the most important things we can learn from the healing of the leper in Matthew 8:1–4 comes from Jesus’ answer to the leper’s question. The leper asked, “Lord, if thou will, thou canst make me clean.”

The leper knew Jesus could heal. He knew Jesus was a prophet and because of His ministry, healings had taking place in other people’s lives. He had enough faith to press through the multitude. He knew the anointing to heal was there. The only question that remained was, “Will You?” Read More…

God Doesn’t Always Follow Our Plan

Imagine being in the middle of a crowd of people. You have no elbow room and you can practically feel everyone breathing on you. You suddenly hear a loud, hacking cough. You look for its source and see a man whose eyes are bloodshot and his nose is red. He looks miserable as he coughs all over everyone around him.

That may not seem bad to you, but if you’ve lived in Minnesota for a winter or two like I have, you know the signs of a nasty cold—the kind of cold that is contagious and, naturally speaking, can take out a family for a couple weeks or more.

Now, picture the same scene, but this time, it’s a deadly disease being spread: leprosy. That’s essentially what happened in Matthew 8:1–4. A leper who had been quarantined away from the public was in the middle of a multitude trying to reach Jesus. His disease was highly contagious and deadly, a combination you certainly don’t want in a crowded street.

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A Summer of Healing

This summer, I’ve been ministering a new series at my church entitled, A Summer of Healing. We’ve been walking through the 19 healings Jesus performed that were written about in the four gospels. Our purpose is to learn the principles that govern the process of healing—and receiving anything in faith from God—and apply them in our own lives.

We’ve been through five accounts up until this point. Some stories show us multiple principles about receiving from God, so each week we have focused in on just a few of the main points we can learn. Read More…