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We know Jesus was famous for healing the sick (Matthew 4:24) and that He also sent out His disciples to heal the sick (Mark 6:13). But it didn’t stop there; Jesus’ plan was that all Christians would continue doing and speaking as He did (John 14:12). In the book of Acts we read that this is exactly what they did (Acts 5:16) and this means that you too can go out and imitate Jesus preaching the gospel and healing the sick (1 Corinthians 11:1).
And Jesus said, “Nothing shall be impossible for you”, for when a believer is empowered by the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49) and is seeking to walk as Jesus walked it becomes easy because God takes so much of your load (Matthew 11:30) And He (Jesus) sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick (Luke 9:2).
Part 1 Purpose of Healing
- Consider Jesus’ mission.
He came to save the lost by showing people they needed to believe in Him. Healing was one of the methods he used to show people that He had come from God, so that they should listen to Him, believe and do what He said to do.
- Nicodemus: “We all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” John 3:2
- Others: And many of the people believed on him, and said, ‘When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?’ John 7:31
- Jesus Himself said, But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe me. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father John 10:38
- Our mission is the same as Jesus said, as we do the works that we have been sent to do: Heal the sick and preach the gospel Matthew 10:7-8 — then people will believe that we have the information that they need to begin a relationship with God.
Part 2 Preparing
Begin to study the scriptures of how to do as Jesus did. And, as you begin to walk in the miraculous, you will see people instantly healed by the power of God when you pray for them, and then your life will change in the most amazing and exciting way. Here are details to increase your likelihood of success. So, overtime, look up all the associated scriptures, but you do not have to know every related scripture to begin following Christ’s example.
Prepare yourself. This is very important and can’t be missed. The Bible says The preparations of the heart (your inner being) belong to man, but the answer of the tongue (the Gospel) is from the Lord (Proverbs 16:1).
- Make sure you have received God’s power.
Receive empowerment by receiving the promise of the Father which is the baptism of the
). When you are baptised in the Holy Spirit you will receive power from God (Acts 1:8
). This will open up to you the power to be a witness and to do all the miraculous works of the Spirit, including
speaking in tongues
) — and so open the ability to lay hands on the sick and see them recover by the power of God (Mark 16:17-20
- Be righteous in Christ.
The Bible tells us that the effective fervent prayer of a righteous person avails, or achieves, much (James 5:17
) — but God doesn’t listen to those who do evil, who live by the flesh (1 Peter 3:12
Believe God/Jesus works through you. Make a decision that you are going to believe God’s promise of healing and that He has empowered you to present the Gospel and heal the sick. Therefore I say unto you, ‘What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them’ (Mark 11:24).
We must not willfully hold anything against anyone, if we want to see the healing power of God,
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses
- Be kind. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
- Spend time in prayer:
Jesus spent a lot of time talking to His Father (Luke 6:12
). Also, prayer was very important to Peter, (
Acts 6:4) and Paul makes many references to the importance of prayer (Colossians 4:12
) (Romans 12:12
- Build a strong relationship with God through prayer: So you can be confident that He will hear your prayer as you seek to do His will — and that He will answer The blind man who was given his sight made this true statement about how Jesus had healed him: We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him (John 9:31).
- Pray both in your natural language and in your Spiritual language
- Read the Bible.
We build our faith through the word of God, (Romans 10:17
) (Galatians 3-5
) especially the gospels and the Book of Acts. Healing was a normal part of a Christian’s life in the Bible, and that is the standard we should be looking to,
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you
- Love proactively.
We read that it was through Jesus compassion on the people that He healed them. (Matthew 14:14
) We need to show and cultivate in ourselves a genuine love for all, and especially the man and woman we interact with one on one in this world, and so not want to see any suffer. Paul tells us that faith works or is made effective through love, (Galatians 5:6
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another
- Hunger and thirst:
Jesus said to hunger and thirst after righteousness, (Matthew 5:6
) or His right ways, and we will be filled, and have those right ways happen in our lives. So you have to build a strong desire to see people healed by the power of God and not give up or back off no matter what happens.
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus
Connect with other people. Seek out other people who are also on this path, these will be people who will encourage and inspire you. If you can’t find anyone in your local community then use your search engine, social media etc. to find like minded people who are active in praying for people and seeing God heal them. Everyone listened quietly as Barnabas and Paul told about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.” Acts 15:12
Part 3 Following His Principles
- Renew your mind.
When you get your mind (Romans 12:2
) and heart in line with the way Jesus taught. Then you can expect wonderful things to happen.
- Realize that healing is God’s “will” (is available) for everyone.
Jesus was whipped so God reacted to the Roman’s usual cruelty by amazing love, with grace, so
all could be healed (Isaiah 53:4-5
) God’s will is that it should be the same here on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10
). In heaven there is no pain or disease so that is God’s will for earth, which is why Jesus healed everyone without exception. He shows no favoritism, (Romans 2:11
) and He hasn’t changed (Hebrews 13:8
) (James 1:17
And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them ‘all’
- Speak out by His authority.
Jesus healed with the authority that he got from the Father. The centurion recognised this, and Jesus spoke highly of his faith (Matthew 8:5-10
). When you have authority over someone you can tell that person what to do and they have to obey. As disciples we have been given authority over disease so therefore we can tell it what to do (Luke 9:1
If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain,
(or pain or sickness)
Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you
- Persist in faith.
One time Jesus had to pray more than once to see a blind man healed (Mark 8:22-25
). We are told we are like Elijah who had to pray 7 times for rain after a 3 and a half year drought (James 5:17-18
) (1 Kings 18:41-45
). So we must be as persistent as we can be in praying for the sick.
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up
- Apply the faith of Jesus (1 Timothy 1:14).
His faith that is in us through the baptism of the Holy Spirit is going to heal the sick. We have to have faith in Him (that is in His Word, in His promises and in what He has done for us) and the Faith of Jesus which is given to us by the Holy Spirit. In John 5:5-8, Jesus approaches a man asks him if he wants to be healed. The man has no faith that Jesus will heal him and then Jesus heals him anyway (John 5:5-8
) . We need to realise what Jesus could do we can do too and pray to feel confident of His power in us. John tells us that
as He is, so are we in this world.
(1 John 4:17). And Jesus promises
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father
Call on Jesus’ name. Jesus told us If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it (John 14:14) When we pray for the sick we can be confident that it is a worthy thing to ask, and therefore we can pray using His name or authority. When a police officer says stop in the name of the law, a law abiding citizen will do as they say. There is no magic in the name of the “law” It is the authority that the police officer has which makes people obey. It’s similar with Jesus, we can use His name because of the authority He has given us. Peter and John demonstrated this by healing the man who had been paralysed since birth in Jesus name, Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:6-7).
Expect immediate results, usually. Healing by Jesus was usually immediate. Although occasionally in the gospels people were healed along the way usually they were healed on the spot, so make this your expectation And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain (Mark 7:35).
Part 4 Practising
Put what you’ve learnt into practice. In this section is a simple technique of praying for the sick. It’s not the only way of praying, but a good starting point and you can try others as you get more confident of the Lord’s power in you.
- Go out and begin to talk to someone (Mark 16:15).
This can be someone you know or someone that you’ve met anywhere at all. If this is a stranger, introduce yourself and find out his or her name and then: Ask, “Can I ask you a question?” If the answer is “yes” then ask whether they have any sickness or pain. If “yes”, tell them that you can pray and God will heal the illness straightaway.
Pray. If they agree to prayer, then with their permission, place your hand on the person (doesn’t have to be on the afflicted part) and pray a short prayer commanding all pain/sickness to go in Jesus name.
Ask them to test if there is any difference (for example by moving their back if its a sore back). If there is no difference don’t be discouraged and ask to pray again If there is some improvement thank Jesus for what He has done and command that the rest of the pain/sickness leave in Jesus name Continue until all the sickness/pain has gone or until the person wants you to stop. It can be helpful to ask them to rate the pain or sickness with a number out of 10 (1 being very low and 10 the worst) before you pray and ask them what the number is after you’ve prayed
- Follow through.
If they are healed tell them this is because of God’s amazing love for them (John 3:16
) and talk to them about how God can not only save them from their
them to do the same thing.
If one is not healed, explain: Clarify that you are convinced that it is God’s will to heal them and that you will continue to pray for them and if you have the opportunity you should also tell them about salvation
Part 5 Avoiding Pitfalls
Realize two reasons for prayers not being answered. This shows those reasons why a person may not receive their healing and help overcome these reasons so that they can be healed.
- Overcome unbelief.
Unbelief is one of the reasons prayer is not answered. Belief is all encompassing. God is all powerful and it is His will to heal. Pray and read and read or watch testimonies until you totally believe that the promise is for here and now and if need be, make changes to your life so that you are walking in the light of God.
- The only time in scripture that someone wasn’t healed, it was the disciples who had prayed for a boy. Jesus came and healed the boy showing it was God’s will for him to be healed. The disciple asked why they couldn’t heal him (Matthew 17:14-21) (remembering that they had been successfully healing people since Jesus sent them out in Matthew 10) And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief and ‘Howbeit this kind (unbelief) goeth not out but by prayer and fasting’ (Matthew 17:20-21).
- We read about faith in the Bible which puts the knowledge into our mind, and then prayer accesses the faith in our hearts.
- Recognise and eliminate traditions:
Traditions are another reason prayer will not be heard. Jesus said,
Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that (Mark 7:13). Traditions are reasons or excuses which people have invented which are not in the Bible, but they believe that they are part of God’s plan. When we realise that we have a belief that is not in the word of God we need to get rid of it so that God’s power can be effective and heal.
- Any belief that contradicts the facts of God’s will/plan is a tradition. It is His will to heal the sick, and He has empowered and given authority to believers today to go and do works that Jesus did, just as the believers did in the book of Acts. All traditions need to be eliminated, if we want to see God’s healing power.
- Beware of commonly believed traditions which nullify the word and power of God:
- God wants people to suffer — no, God is willing (for us to heal), but we must believe and walk in it
- Only Christians or those turning towards Christianity can be healed — no, God loved the world while we were still sinners
- Sickness is somehow a benefit to peoples’ faith or character — no, it is part of a curse on the fallen world, not a benefit
- Not always God’s will to heal — no, God is not willing that any should perish
- Healing died out with the original apostles — no, Jesus and the gospel are the same yesterday, today and forever
- The person you are praying for will only be healed, if he or she has total faith — no, we mortals don’t have total faith without limit, but Jesus who is in disciples by His Spirit does.
- The person won’t be healed, if they have sin or unforgiveness in their lives — no, “if you say you have no sin, you are a liar (a sinner)”
- Paul’s thorn in the flesh was a sickness and therefore not all sicknesses can be healed — In the old testament a thorn in the flesh always refers to problems coming from other people (See Numbers33:55-56, Joshua23:11-13 and Judges 2:2-3) This is in line with Jesus telling us that those who do righteousness will suffer persecution (Matthew 5:10)
- Making petitions: Begging, repeatedly asking making petitions to God to heal the sick is one of the most common traditions. Jesus never did this. In effect, if we are begging God to heal the sick, it is because we don’t believe that He has given us the authority to heal the sick today. If your boss gives you authority to do something, but every time you need to do it you ask Him again to do the work for you, then what would your boss think? We need to believe in the authority He has given us, But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to be children of God–to those believing in His name (John 1:12).
- Yes, the scriptures do say that we should ask but ask has a different meaning in the scriptures than just make a polite request. Consider the following scriptures which all use the same Greek word for “ask”, when you pray, as in Mark 11:24, above.
- But the mob shouted louder and louder, demanding (asking) that Jesus be crucified, and their voices prevailed (Luke 23:23).
- And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter” (Mark 6:25).
- A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ the Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask’ for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria? (John 4:7&9).
- Jesus didn’t ask God to heal the sick. He simply healed them. Sometimes Jesus rebuked the sickness (Luke 4:39); sometimes He commanded sickness to go (Mark 9:25). Sometimes He laid hands on the sick (Mark 16:15), and sometimes He told people they were healed by their own faith as in Matthew 9:22 (Matthew 9:22).
- To test if something is a tradition, the best way is to see whether Jesus did it. If Jesus didn’t talk about or do the thing which you are believing, then it is a tradition of people and needs to be gotten rid of so that your faith can grow.
- Be encouraged to avoid traditions. Then you will become closer to God and you can see healings too, as a Holy Spirit filled believer!
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Do prayers need to be said out loud?
No, because God knows what we want before we even tell Him. Sometimes it’s helpful to say certain prayers out loud because it can build our faith to hear ourselves making those requests of God, but praying in your mind is perfectly fine.
To be a good christian , how must you live your life
Love God and Jesus above everything else. Serve others, especially people who are in need. Resist doing things that you know are wrong or that the Bible says are wrong. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.
I’m Christian. Is it okay to have a couple of social drinks?
There are different opinions about this matter, depending on the church you go to. In my humble opinion, drinking to the point of drunkenness is not okay and goes against the Fruits of the Spirit. Drinking in moderation is appropriate, but drinking excessively is not.
I am a born again Christian, and I bet on football. Is that okay?
Whatever your religion (or even if you are not religious for that matter), gambling is not good. It is a waste of money and can become too addictive. Rather than gambling, give any spare cash to a charity.
There is someone I am praying for and expecting a healing for. Do I have to touch him (lay hands) for the healing to take place?
No, just pray to God for their healing. You don’t even have to be in their presence.
What is a good prayer for someone who suffers from anxiety?
Don’t worry too much about making it a “good” prayer. Say what’s in your heart, and don’t worry about saying “the right thing.” God accepts all petitions from the heart, though that doesn’t always mean His answer will be “yes.” Try something like, “Lord, please help me with my problem with anxiety. It is making things really difficult for me and I need Your help. If it is your will, please help me.” Feel free to add anything you want.
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- Short prayers: Keep your prayers short (20 seconds is enough). God will answer you because of your faith, not because of your many words. Short prayers also give opportunity to pray again without vain repetition…
- Search for “street healing miracle”, “Jesus miracle healing”, or similar words on your search engine or on YouTube, and you will find that people all over the world are stepping out in faith and praying for the sick and that they are getting healed and turning to God.
- If you need healing for yourself you can still pray for others, but God wants you to be well, too; so find someone else who has faith to heal and have him/her pray for you.
- Start small: You may not feel that you have enough faith to heal someone of terminal cancer or pull someone out of a wheelchair, so start out praying for sore arms, bad back, headaches, etc. and then as your faith grows you can tackle more serious problems (2 Thessalonians 1:3).
- Healing isn’t limited by distance. You can pray for someone over the phone, Skype, Facebook, Text, God will answer your prayer of faith.
- Remember, God’s will is that all will repent. But, if we don’t go out and preach the gospel, then none will repent. It’s the same with healing: it is His will that all should be healed, but He needs believers who are full of faith and the Spirit of God to go out and pray for people for them to be healed.
- Sometimes people pray for others who are healed without fulfilling all these principles, but if we want to see consistent results, we need to draw as near to Jesus as we can in every way.
- Healing is a sign to unbelievers. The reason unbelievers can be healed is so that they can then believe and be saved And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did (Acts 8:6).
- Stay humble: You can’t heal anyone yourself, it’s only through the power of God that healings happen (James 4:6). Do everything to the glory of God, nothing for your own glory.
- Fear: Fear can often cripple a believer into inaction but as we learn to trust in God we can step out into the unknown and be confident that God will not let us down or disappoint us (Timothy 1:72 ).
- Never force or compel faith healing to replace doctors or medicine. Many people who are healed have tried doctors and medicine and despite their best efforts are still sick or in pain. Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood after she had spent all her money on doctors. Jesus wasn’t against the doctors it was just that for Him nothing is impossible but doctors are limited in what they can do. You should ask permission to pray for someone and there are no conditions on the healing that means a person can be miraculously healed without having to give up their treatment until advised by a doctor that it is safe to do so.
- Criticism: Once you start praying for people and seeing them healed you could be in the firing line for criticism or persecution. You are not alone Jesus went to the cross and many others have suffered but God will give you comfort and strength to overcome (Matthew 5:10).
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Are you and your loved ones experiencing physical ailments? Do you feel like your health is under attack from the enemy? Is illness dogging your steps, robbing you and those whom you love of vitality and productivity?
Attacks upon our physical health are a primary strategy Satan uses to discourage us and deter us from fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. But how do we counteract such attacks? What weapons can we use to fight back against the enemy and his attempts to put us on the sidelines through physical impairment?
I hope what we share will encourage you in whatever health challenges you face—as we focus in this letter on healing in Jesus’ name.
A Key Ingredient
You may be saying to yourself, “Isn’t this a pretty basic principle? Everyone knows that miraculous healing only comes to us in the name of Jesus.” I agree completely. However, let me share how the Lord brought a renewed appreciation of this wonderful truth.
Prior to one of our recent staff prayer gatherings, my thoughts were focused on a desperate healing need facing the sister of one of our employees. This brave woman had been undergoing chemotherapy to treat the cancer attacking her—and we had been praying regularly for her. As I reflected on all she had been facing, an unbidden thought crossed my mind: “Her healing will come as you pray for her in the name of Jesus.”
When I shared this impression with the staff, we focused our time of worship on “the name of Jesus,” and then carried that emphasis into our corporate intercession for her. All I can say is that when we shifted to that focus, there was an added, palpable sense of victory as we prayed anew in the name of Jesus.
Beyond Human Ability
This theme of the unique healing power of Jesus’ name is illustrated by a dramatic incident from Acts 3. As Peter and John were about to enter the temple, they encountered a beggar who had been lame from birth. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Peter said to this man, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (v. 6).
The result of that proclamation was immediate and powerful. This man who had once been a lame beggar began “…walking, leaping and praising God” (v. 8). When Peter was later questioned about the healing miracle, he responded with these words: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?….It is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know, and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all” (vv. 12, 16, NASB).
Dispelling any tendency to credit human ability with the healing, Peter instead cited one factor—and one factor only—that brought it about: the name of Jesus.
Take a moment now and consider this incident from Acts 3 in light of the health battles you have been fighting. Could specific, concerted prayer in the name of Jesus be a missing element? Might this be a factor that could make a significant difference in your situation?
A Step of Faith
Derek Prince taught extensively about God’s desire to heal us and bring us into consistent good health. In most of those teachings, including the excerpt below from Derek’s message, “Gifts of Healing and Working of Miracles,” a step of faith on our part is required. Then in Acts 3:2–8 we have the miracle of the man who was born lame and never had walked. He was sitting at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, saw Peter and John coming, and stretched out his hand expecting to receive an offering. Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I unto thee.”
Of course, we have to recognize one thing: you can’t give it if you don’t have it. The trouble with so many of us today is we don’t have much to give. But Peter said, “I don’t have silver, and I don’t have gold; but what I do have I will give you. In the name of Jesus, rise up and walk.” The man was still sitting there, and Peter stretched out his hand and lifted him up. When the man began to rise up, he was healed.
It is most important to see that people very rarely receive anything by just sitting passively. To sit still is to die. You have to do something to exercise your faith. Faith without works, without corresponding acts, is dead.
I have learned again and again that the crucial point in a miracle is getting the person to do the little act that starts their faith moving. It may be something simple. It may be something ridiculous. It doesn’t much matter what it is in many cases. But the moment they begin to act, things begin to happen.
Peter did not allow the man just to sit there, simply saying to him, “You’re healed.” But he started to lift him up, and as the man responded, in that moment of acting, the supernatural power of God straightened out those ankles and legs.
A Beginning Proclamation
Are you willing to take the initial step of faith Derek talked about? Although there is no guarantee of immediate results, you and I probably won’t see any outcome without taking a step of faith, will we? Something may happen instantaneously—and that would be wonderful. Or, it may take a while to see results. Either way, let’s begin the process today.
If you are ready to take a step of faith, let’s make the following declaration together:
Lord, as You know, I am facing some stiff attacks upon my health and well-being. I now see the need to pray more forcefully, invoking the name of Jesus in my battle against the enemy. I commit myself to pray in this way in the days, weeks and months ahead.
I will also move forward in faith at Your direction. Please give me wisdom and guidance in what to do and how to do it. If there is a specific step I need to take, I am willing to take it, Lord. If there is someone I need to forgive, a behavior pattern I need to change, a spiritual adjustment I need to make, please show it to me. In response, I will take that step in obedience to You, Lord.
Now I want to make a strong declaration. In the name of Jesus, I release myself from the enemy’s attacks upon my physical well-being. In the name of Jesus, I receive the healing and health that is God’s provision for me and for my loved ones. I stand now in the freedom from sickness that Jesus purchased for me on the cross. In the name of Jesus, I am healed. Amen.
A New Understanding
It’s possible that this may be the first time you have specifically incorporated the name of Jesus in your prayers for healing and health. On the other hand, this letter may have simply served as a helpful reminder of a truth you already firmly believe—putting it into practice with renewed fervor. Either way, we want to thank you for taking this step of faith today. Our hope is it that it will yield wonderful fruit in your life.
As always, we want to stand with you in your renewed commitment to pray in this powerful way. Solid teaching will help enormously—and here at Derek Prince Ministries, we have an abundance to make available to you. To start, we want to offer you the complete message from which Derek’s excerpt was drawn: the teaching entitled “Gifts of Healing and Working of Miracles.” It is packed with comprehensive wisdom and truth, and it is yours; just use the download link below.
How are we are able to continue providing Derek Prince’s helpful materials to so many? It is possible because of the generous prayers and financial gifts of the people who have been touched by this ministry. We are incredibly thankful to all who are standing with us in this way, and we send our love and blessings for your support.
Put It into Practice
In the weeks and months ahead, the commitment you have made today may be put to the test. Jesus said it so clearly in John 10:10 (NASB): “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Whenever you and I take any step of faith, Satan is right there to oppose us and discourage us.
Though the enemy will do his utmost to poison your health and steal your vitality, we can resist him. How? By turning our full attention to Jesus, trusting completely in the One who has promised to provide us with life in abundance—and that includes robust health.
How do we incorporate these principles into everyday life? By regularly declaring, proclaiming and praying in the name of Jesus. And when it comes to any sickness and physical oppression the enemy would try to place upon us, we actively fight against it, choosing and proclaiming the abundant health Jesus promises to give us.
At all times, and especially when the enemy tries to bring an attack upon our physical well-being, we claim what has been promised to us as believers—healing in Jesus’ name!
All the best,
P.S. Thank you so much for your partnership with Derek Prince Ministries. We trust that what we have shared has inspired you—along with our free offer for Derek’s wonderful message, “Gifts of Healings and Working of Miracles.” Please download it using the link below—and then let us know how it has helped you.
Praise the LORD, there is victory in the Name of Jesus!
Here is a testimony that happened while I was living in NZ. I was working in a Geriatric Hospital where elderly people/patients come in to be nursed and cared for, but hardly ever come out alive.
One day a new patient was delivered to our ward. The main nurse told me that he had terminal cancer and that he had only 2 more weeks to live. He was lying in his bed completely pale; half of his face was covered with a bandage as the cancer had eaten up his upper jaw. The man had to be fed with a syringe and was on morphine. I avoided his contact for some days, as the sight of him caused me discomfort and shudders.
But one afternoon I was told to feed him. As I was sitting next to his bed a deep love for this man filled my heart and I had pity on him. I asked him if he would believe in Jesus and if I could pray for him. He nodded and so I prayed for him in Jesus’ Name.
The next day I brought the “Handbook for Healing” by Charles and Frances Hunter with me and prayed again for him according to the prayer guidelines for cancer sick people in this book.
After that, whenever I saw the man, the bandage in his face was a bit smaller. After 2 weeks he was running by himself towards the dining hall and feeding himself. Shortly afterwards he was dismissed and transferred to a normal rest home.
PRAISE THE LORD! God performed this miracle for the man. I still remember his happy face. After prayer he was changed. He had faith. He grew stronger by the day. What a joy it was.
I believe that the man’s sickness was caused by a spirit which held him captive.
In the meantime I was able to minister to two other people with the same prayer. Both of them received their healing. The power of God was there during prayer and I noticed a change in both of them after prayer, but both of these people lost their healing because of unbelief or sin in their lives.
CANCER is a tumor that grows progressively through the body. It includes leukemia, lymphoma and other malignant tumors.
Here is the prayer for cancer sick people and how to minister:
- Bind and cast out the spirit of cancer.
- Curse the seed, root and cells of the cancer.
- Lay hands on the affected area, commanding every cancer cell in the body to die.
- Command the bone marrow to produce pure, healthy blood.
- Command healing to all organs and tissues affected and restoration of parts where necessary.
- Command the body’s defensive “killer” cells to multiply and attack all cancer cells.
(Taken from the Handbook for Healing by Charles and Frances Hunter, Whitaker House, page 175)
Love in Christ,
Whilst the healing of our bodies is a promise of God – please keep in mind that the salvation of our souls or the souls of others/loved ones is of utmost importance. We believe that a person must be born again, according to JOHN 3:3-5,
“of water and of the Spirit” or he
“cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Dear commenter, whilst I would wholeheartedly like to answer each and every prayer request personally, the amount of prayer comments makes this nearly impossible.
Please know that your prayer request will be considered and prayed for.
Some notes: Jesus is the Healer and heals still today as He healed 2000 years ago.
Please be advised and especially your loved ones to seek the LORD Jesus in the scriptures and to trust in His promises.
It is important to understand what Jesus has done for you/us on the cross and to trust in His Redemption since sickness entered this world through sin and therefore repentance of sin is needed in our life.
Here are some books about God’s healing. Many got healed even only by reading them:
“Healing the Sick” by T.L. Osborn,
“Healed of Cancer” by Dodie Osteen,
“What you say is what you get” by Don Gossett.
The healing power of Jesus Christ is still available for everyone today. Please see also PROVERBS 4:20-22:
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my SAYINGS. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep THEM in the midst of thine heart. For THEY are LIFE unto those that find THEM, and HEALTH to all their flesh.”
Please study God’s Word and trust in HIS promises.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
1- Jinn is a kind of Allah’s creatures. They cannot harm man except by Allah’s will.
2- Therefore, a good Muslim should not fear jinn or any other creature, and ask Allah to protect him from all evils.
3- There is no room in Islam for the claim that some people can protect others from jinn in the name of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).
Answering your question, Dr. Wael Shehab, PhD in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University and currently the Imam of the Downtown Toronto Masjid in Canada, states:
A Muslim is not allowed to use a ruqyah (healing invocations) other than the Qur’an and Prophet’s du`aa’s (supplications).
As for the issue of jinn, a Muslim should believe that no one, whether a jinni or a human, could harm him or her without Allah’s will.
So, a Muslim should seek Allah’s protection against all evils and harmful beings. There are many du`aa’s in the Qur’an and the Sunnah that a Muslim is highly recommended to recite to protect himself or herself against evils of jinn and humans.
A Muslim, for instance, is recommended to read the last two chapters of the Qur’an (surat al-Falaq and surat an-Nas) three times every day and night. In addition, one may frequently recite ayat al-Kursi (verse no. 255 of surat al-Baqarah).
There is no room in Islam for the claim that some people can protect others from jinn in the name of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).
Satanic whispering could be encountered by dhikr, du`aa’, reading Qur’an, doing good deeds, and steering clear of the prohibitions.
In addition, a Muslim has to seek a medical treatment at the hands of medical experts or physicians when he or she falls ill.
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.