He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Psalm 107:20
Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. Luke 5:17
There are many different vehicles that God uses to bring healing and miracles. They operate under two umbrellas:
1) Faith Realm and the Word of Faith
2) Anointing and Sovereign Move of God.
In the Faith Realm and the Word of Faith we have the prayer of faith, predominantly the laying of hands, demonstration of principles of faith and the teaching of the word of faith with a healing line at the end of the meetings.
In the Anointing and Sovereign Move of God we have the word of knowledge and healing anointing from an atmosphere of Worship. For our own profit and those of others we need to go deeper in the realm of the God and understand the function of miracles and healing to bless God’s poor and hurting people. The good and great news is that we can see miracles through the Faith Realm and the Word of faith. We can also see miracles through the Anointing and the Sovereign Move of God. When we are faced with an audience of fifty thousand people we cannot minister to all of them? So we resort to the healing Word that is in the presentation of gospel. As people hear the Word preached to them and even as they hear the teachings of God’s word miracles take place. But when there is a great anointing through a sovereign move of God people are simply healed by demonstration of the now presence of God.
Healing comes by many methods including by the anointing, by the presence of God, by the word of knowledge and by the preaching of the word. We are not to restrict healing by any method but are to provide opportunity to heal the sick. Jesus healed at times because of the faith He had and because the presence of the Holy Spirit was there.
The “Word of Faith” is where healing comes by the preaching of the word. As we teach the word on miracles and healing we get healing and miracles because healing is in the Word. Hence there is predominantly the laying of hands and demonstration of principles of faith and the teaching of Word of Faith with a healing line at the end of the meeting. Yes, the prayer of faith will save the sick. Healing is in the word. He sent His word and healed them. Yes, we can preach on the principles of faith and healing and miracles in the Word and the Holy Spirit confirms the Word with accompanying signs and wonders. So if we preach about finances we get miracles in finances. If we preach healing we get miracles in healing.
Through faith God can use any of His children to do any kind of miracle and answer. The principles of healing and miracles comes from God’s word:
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20 -22
The Word of God has power to bring healing. Faith comes by hearing. People who confess the word stand on the Word believe on the Word meditate on the Word and are healed. But in the “Anointing” an “anointed healing vessel” can heal without presentation of the Word of God. The anointed man at will can pray for people without an atmosphere.
God also heals in the anointing where a warm sensation comes on a person and they receive the anointing and get healed by faith. Healing also comes through the word of knowledge. Unfortunately many don’t know how to keep the healing that comes through the anointing and the word of knowledge. They allow the enemy to steal it. So there must be the “Word of Faith” taught somewhere for people to keep their healing.
In the sovereign move of God healing also comes through the gift of faith. God’s gives a gift of faith to believe for the impossible. He sends His word and heals us. As we accept and stand on the word that God gives and with our own words we release what God has promised us. There is creative power in the words that we speak under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We hear in our spirit the sound of the abundance of rain and we speak it forth or prayer it forth until we give birth to what God has promised.
Healing also comes through a prayer of faith that is warring ministry where we contend for victories and miracles like Jacob, David, Hannah, the persistent widow, and others did. God heals all our diseases and we believe until we see it as a reality in our lives. God’s word is unchanging:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3
Yes, healing comes by the level of our faith. We are not to doubt the power of our mustard seed faith. Jesus told us, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20).
In the realm of faith man is responsible to believe. It’s according to “your faith” or “your faith made you well” principle! But faith healing is limited by our ability to teach and make others believe. But the Anointing healing works on the principle of sovereignty.
In the realm of faith man is responsible to believe. It’s according to “your faith” or “your faith made you well” principle! But faith healing is limited by our ability to teach and make others believe. But the Anointing healing works on the principle of sovereignty. Jesus and the Apostles carried so much anointing and presence of God that people were healed by it. The bible records:
And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5:12-16
When the shadow of Peter fell on sick people out in the street on beds and couches they were healed. Yes, there is a realm of healing that is determined by how much of the presence of God is manifested in the life of a man of God, by how much of the presence of God is manifested in our life. As a result unsaved, desperate people receive healing because of how much God is carried by one man of God. If we carry God with us in a great and large way it doesn’t matter if people believe or not, miracles and healing will happen just like they did with Jesus. God’s word is unchanging:
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23
Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? “Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:12-14
Everything in the kingdom of God comes in the form of a seed. Jesus sowed a seed in the lives of ten lepers by sowing His word and saying, Go, show yourselves to the priests.” Their miracle and healing was not instant. As they received the Word of God and obeyed and went to show themselves to the priests, they were cleansed. But only one was made well and he was a foreigner, a Samaritan. He returned to give thanks and glory to God.
Physical healing is not the only thing that God wants to do for us. He wants to make us whole body, soul and Spirit. He wants to take all sickness and diseases from us and make us whole from the top of our head to the tip of our toes. He wants to bless just like He had blessed Abraham, David, Job, Joseph and Jesus. And we by our faith limit Him as to what He can or cannot do in our lives. The Samaritan received everything that God has for Him and as a result Jesus said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
It’s to be noted that not every healing is instant. Many times the healing has begun but it is not total completed or manifested yet. Healing is a gradual process over time while a miracle is instantaneous but sometimes it takes time to manifest itself. God heals by the word of faith, by the word of knowledge, by the prayer of faith or the anointing. We cannot restrict the way God will move amongst us but only believe Him and His word that in response to our faith He is moving and in due season we will see our healings or miracles for God is able to make all grace abound towards us. God is God and He produces the harvest but we are men and we plant the seed. His word is unchanging:
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Corinthians 9:8-11
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Galatians 6:7-8
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