How do we access God’s healing?
As I said earlier, first we have to forgive. That is the doorway to His presence.
Then I like to ask the Lord where He wants to start. When it is in the area of sexual healing, I like to start with, “Lord show us where the first sexual damage or imprinting came in.”
After God shows the specific memory, then it’s time to pour out our complaint. We need to tell the Lord how we it made us feel, what it did to us, the damage it caused. We need to clean out the wounded area.
Sometimes anger or tears are expressed at this point. It is okay to be angry and sin not. It is okay to cry and express grief. However, we don’t measure the success of the ministry by the amount of tears cried. I have seen major healing take place without a tear shed. But we are to weep with those who weep.
For too long, the church has made people put on a smile when inside they have been weeping. Once true healing comes, the joy of the Lord will be automatic. It’s easy to praise God when we have truly been set free.
VERY IMPORTANT! Jesus never said, “Okay, I know you are blind, crippled and oppressed but follow me. What’s the matter with you, why can’t you keep up? No, He healed them and set them free and then said, “Now, follow Me.”
We have gotten it backwards. There is a ministry philosophy that says, “Everything is fixed on the day of salvation, you should need nothing more.” That is true spiritually but that truth must be brought to the soul.
We are saved, yet we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Our souls must be sanctified. Remember 2 Corinthians 7:1 tells us that we must participate in the sanctifying process.
2nd Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
If Jesus is our Healer and He restores our souls, just when and how is He going to do that? He can’t do it before we have met Him and know Him and if He does it all at the point of salvation, why don’t we see evidence of it.
All around us there are Christians at different levels of glory, different levels of healing and freedom.
Why? Because it is a process and it takes an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ to allow Him to go where no man has gone before in our lives.
Now it’s time to ask the Lord to reveal Himself and to touch us and speak to us. Many times we will actually see Him in the memory. He may speak to us. He may do something.
Suddenly, the Spirit of Understanding comes, we realize He was there all along. He was wanting to minister to us, we just weren’t in touch with Him. One word, one picture from the Lord can melt years of pain, misunderstanding and torment.
It’s always good to go back and check the memory. Is there any more pain there, any more fear?How do you feel? If everything is clear, go on to the next thing the Lord shows you.
Again you don’t have to rush it, take your time. You may want to have someone help you when you first get started but the Spirit of the Lord can bring healing any time and any place as long as we are open.
We get to look at some examples in our next post……
Credits – Amanda Buys