I asked the Holy Spirit about healing. I said to him, “Lord, what do I do to keep my faith going after I’ve prayed for someone and haven’t seen them healed in front of me? What do I do to keep it activated?” He responded by saying, “It’s not what you do. It’s what you don’t do. Are you already established in the truth?” I said “yes I am.” He said “Then, you don’t ask questions, and you don’t look for another answer. The answer is yes.”
I think we try too hard. We try to get people healed. God has already given us the answer through his son. Just like we shouldn’t try hard to get someone saved. As soon as there is a repentant heart, and faith in the Lord, they can be saved. We never question God’s will to save. The answer is yes. But, as soon as someone is sick we question wether or not it is God’s will to heal them. And even after we believe it is, we pray and don’t see it happen, then retract our faith. We say things like “oh well, we’ll try again next time.” Or “maybe it’s not God’s time.” Or so many other things that Jesus never said.
The reason Jesus didn’t teach much on healing was because it is and always has been an obvious yes from God. The only time He mentioned anything to do with seeing the miraculous was in regards to faith. He never mentioned healing as a “maybe”. It was never a “maybe” and most definitely not a “no”. But he did qualify wether or not you would receive from God. It’s all throughout the New Testament. Here are a few examples:
Jesus’s disciples could not cast out a demon from a boy. Jesus scolds them for their small faith, and proceeds to cast out the demon.
“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
He continues by saying “this kind comes out by prayer and fasting” but He’s not talking about a demon. He’s talking about unbelief. Sometimes what you need is to make the flesh suffer so you can see clearly.
“Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?”
Jesus gets on his disciples (notice how He doesn’t scold anyone but His disciples for their small faith) because they have seen Jesus multiply bread twice! And they are worried because they don’t have enough bread. In today’s churches we would say “well those were special occasions, and God had a purpose for multiplying bread, but we never know what He’s gonna do. God works in mysterious ways you know.” Jesus’s reply to something like that would be “if only you believed, you could have whatever you ask for.” Which brings me to another scripture…
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
So what is my point? Faith. Man we’ve really messed up in this area. We’ve really really messed up in the faith department. We say things like “if you had more faith you could be healed.” No no no. Don’t beat people up like that. I thought you were the believer. They’re coming to you for prayer because they thought you had faith.
It doesn’t matter what our experience says. It matters what the word of God says. It doesn’t take away from Jesus’s words “if you have faith”
Let’s believe the gospel. God’s answer is “yes and amen” (see 2 Corinthians 1:20)