“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believed that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (Mark 11:22-25.).
My stomach was painful and bled for months, as I prayed for a brother in faith with stomach problem and life’s crisis. In 32 years of involvement in prayer and fasting ministry this was my most bizarre experience. I sought the Lord Jesus’ blessings of forgiveness, declared His healing scriptures, prayed and fast for his deliverance and physical healing but his condition got worst. God knows I tried my best to help him. After he left from our home due to heartbreaking circumstances, my tummy pain and bleeding stopped. Our home’s atmosphere calmed.
God blessed me with good health and joyful spirit, when pain or symptoms manifest in my body, my initial reaction is prayer for discernment on whom and what to pray for. I worship Jesus Christ before praying for a clean and pure heart. Then I boldly declare in united faith His healing Word from the Bible with the Holy Spirit’s empowerment on me and the person in need of healing and deliverance from evil’s oppression. Mostly my healing and release from physical, emotional and spiritual struggles happen in advance or at the same time with the requester’s for His glory and honor.
A year ago, my right thumb was so painful for months that I couldn’t use it in writing or holding anything. I applied Arnica cream and dabbed it with powdered incense with no results. My precious husband prayed in united faith with me for my healing for months till I started declaring, “I am free from unforgiveness and strife. I forgive my brother who offended me as God forgives me.” I reached out and made amends with my offender. Healing followed.
There are mysteries behind sickness and healing. I do not have the explanations but I keep on experiencing and seeing more healing and freedom from evil’s oppression taking place when the Word of God is declared by faith in Jesus Christ, forgiveness and repentance is offered to God in the process of prayer for healing and restoration of body, soul and relationships. Check yourself if your prayers focus on your interests or God’s.
When God’s people pray with humility there is hope reborn, sins are forgiven, healing takes place, and miracles of changed lives happened. Let us not be weary in praying.
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