Are We Making Healing Complicated?
When I teach on words of knowledge, words of wisdom and the ways in which God shows us specific things He wants to fix as we get people healed, the inevitably question comes up: am I making healing complicated?
I guess, in a sense, healing can be a complicated process. But it doesn’t need to be.
Some people see healing as a mechanical process. Do steps one, two and three. Do it this way every time and the person should be healed.
To be perfectly honest, when I’m feeling lazy or when I’m in a hurry, I do use this approach. Because it works. You can get people healed by simply commanding parts of the body to be healed or telling evil spirits to leave. If you prefer an uncomplicated process, this one works.
A mechanical process relies on a formula. It doesn’t ask for information from God so it doesn’t reveal specific parts of the body that are injured or diseased. It doesn’t reveal root causes of illness or emotional trauma. And it doesn’t reveal demonic devices or strongholds.
There are many things we may want to know if we’re going to get some of the more difficult cases healed. I was praying with a group of friends for a man who had Alzheimer’s when one of them asked, “What’s a synapse?” She’d seen the word in her mind and wanted to know if it was important. I told her, “A synapse is a gap between nerve fibers that’s filled with neurotransmitters. Electrical impulses must cross the synapse for the nervous system to function normally. So let’s pray for it to be healed.”
Now you might be thinking, “Exactly! That’s the problem. It’s like you have to be a doctor to get people healed. Did Jesus make healing complicated?”
The truth is, our group could have successfully prayed for the synapse to be healed and remained completely ignorant of what it is or what it does. God will show you all kinds of things you’re not familiar with and direct you to pray for them to be healed. Does it matter if you know the difference between a gall bladder and a spleen? If God shows you something, you can always say, “I want that thing healed,” even if you don’t know what it is.
Healing doesn’t depend on your knowledge of anatomy or biochemistry. It only requires you to receive information from God and do whatever He directs you to do. It requires communication. Because healing is intended to be relational. Jesus only did what he saw the Father doing. If we’ve made healing complicated, it’s only because relationships can be complicated. And as I said, you can get people healed using a formula if you want, but you’re not going to be as successful and you’re going to miss out on the relational aspect of ministry.
I wish we didn’t need to heal things like synapses and DNA. But if you want to see lives changed, sometimes you need to look at the body on the cellular level, pull out your toolbox and get to work. God has given us many tools for healing. If you’d like to know more about them, I created my online healing course to show you the tools He’s given us and how to use them.
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