Faith for Healing
By Pastor Kenny Folarin | [Jeremiah 8: 21-22[
God has made provision for us to live a healthy life and we should always tap into this provision (1John 3:8). Sickness and disease are from the devil and it takes divine power to destroy them. Jesus healed all who were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). Faith is the key that unlocks the power of God and our healing at every point in time. From the Scriptures, we see that God never healed anyone until He could sense that they had faith. Jesus healed two blind men according to their faith (Matthew 9:27-29). He healed the woman with the issue of blood because of her faith (Matthew 9:22). A centurion displayed faith in Jesus’ spoken word and Jesus honoured his faith, spoke the word and the centurion’s servant was healed (Matthew 8: 5-13). Bartimaeus, a blind man believed in the healing power of Jesus and he received his sight (Mark 10:52). We have several instances of healing recorded in the Bible which show that faith was the major indicator that brought about healing (Mark 11: 22-24). It is your faith that heals you. God’s power is always present during every meeting where God is truly worshipped. The problem is not lack of power; the problem, most times, is unbelief (Matthew 13:15). Jesus could not do many mighty works in His own country because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:58). So, lack of faith can frustrate the power of God.
Faith is not a natural phenomenon; it is a supernatural phenomenon. Faith is of the heart, not of the head. When you rationalise God’s word and feel that it might not work for you or work in your situation, faith is buried. What stands between you and your miracle is an imaginary obstacle. If you can believe and have faith in God, you will experience your miracle (Acts 14: 8-10). As you trust God for good health, stand your ground against the devil with respect to your health. Sickness is from the devil. Do not permit it!
In case your health is threatened at any point in time, the following will help you. The first is prayer. Sickness has spiritual origins and it is a curse from the devil. Therefore, the first step is to attack sickness with the spiritual force of prayer. The prayer of faith will raise you up (James 5:14-15). You are not supposed to be sick in the first instance but, if you do fall sick, call for others – pastor, zonal leader or fellow believers – to pray for you. If you cannot get anyone, lay hands on yourself and pray for yourself. Secondly, apply the word and use the name of Jesus (Psalm 107:20). God’s word can penetrate every cell of your body and bring about your desired healing (Hebrews 4:12). Keep confessing God’s word until the sickness leaves your body. Every sickness has to bow to the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11). Next time you feel a symptom of sickness, declare that “in the name of Jesus, I am healed” (Acts 3: 1-8). Lastly, if it becomes very necessary, get medical attention! The God of the Bible is the God of medical science. If your faith is weak, use medicine. However, since medical science is limited, the ideal is to put your faith in God for your healing.