God Wants You Well Part 2
Last month, I began teaching on healing and how critical it is that you have no doubt in your heart that it is God’s will for you to be well. I want to continue teaching on this topic this month and explain the importance of believing when it comes to healing.
Most people don’t believe they are
healed until they see it. This is why many people miss it when it comes to receiving
their healing. People pray and ask for healing. Then they open their eyes to
see if anything is different based on how they feel, and if they can’t see or
feel the difference immediately, they think, Well, nothing’s happened. I
didn’t receive my healing. This mindset is contrary to
Scripture. Mark 11:24 says,
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
This tells us we have to believe we receive when we pray, and then we shall have it. Now the “shall” might be five seconds, or it might be five days or five weeks. There is a future manifestation, and most people don’t believe they’ve received if they don’t see or feel changes immediately. Do you know why that happens? It happens because people aren’t recognising that there is more to reality than just this physical world. They think all there is to truth and reality is what they can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. This attitude is what the Bible calls being carnally minded (Rom. 8:6–7). Most people think carnal means sinful - that you’re a terrible person if you’re carnal. However, it literally just means that you’re controlled by what you see, taste, hear, smell, and feel.
Did you know that everything physical was created by
spiritual things? In fact, the spiritual realm existed before the physical
world was created. The
spiritual realm is more real than this physical world. And
not only is there a spiritual world out there with angels and demons, but there
is also a spiritual being on the inside of you. When you get born again, 2
Corinthians 5:17 says,
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Your physical body is not new. If you were tall before you got saved, you will still be tall afterwards. Your soul is not new. If you were smart before you got saved, you will still be smart afterwards. It is in the spirit that you became a brand-new person. In the spirit realm, you have the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead living on the inside of you. In the spirit, you have already been healed.
But Jesus says in John 3:6 that which is spirit is spirit, and
that which is flesh is flesh - they don’t intermingle. They don’t automatically
merge. Faith is a bridge
between what’s in the spirit and what’s in the physical realm. Faith reaches
over and takes things that exist in the spiritual realm and brings them into
the physical realm.
In addition to Mark 11:24, now consider Mark 11:23, which says,
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
When you pray, you have to believe that you receive,
and then you shall have it. In the spirit, the moment I pray, it’s mine.
According to Romans 8:11, I’ve got resurrection power on the inside of me, and
whatever my physical problem is, it’s done. I’m not going to doubt in my heart,
but believe that what I said will come to pass.
I may speak to my body, and I may not feel an
immediate change right then, but if I don’t doubt in my heart, and I believe that I
received when I pray, it’s just a matter of time until what is true in the
spirit manifests itself in the physical realm.
But in order to stand like that and believe like that, you’ve got to believe
that there’s more to reality than just the physical world. There’s a spiritual
world, and there are things going on in the spiritual realm that you can’t see,
taste, hear, smell, or feel.
I hope this has blessed you and built up your faith for healing. I praise God for all the healing testimonies we’ve received. One example is Cindy Mezas. She now pastors a church, but a while back, she had to take a stand against the devastating sickness she experienced from chemotherapy. I encourage you to go to awmi.net/CindyMezas to watch the full story of her healing.
I also encourage you to get my full teaching on God Wants You Well. Our world is so negative, and the enemy wants you to be totally fearful of illness, but God has a better way. God’s way is faith. God’s way is hope. And God’s way is for you to be well. You can get this teaching as a free booklet, or you can get the full book, CD, or DVD series, along with a study guide that will help you disciple others on healing.
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We love you,
Andrew and Jamie
God Wants You Well
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