the power of faith in God’s promises to receive healing

Hebrews 11Faith is a major key success factor among those who believe in divine healing. We all need faith to receive healing, whether by someone laying hand on us or by we ourselves reading and believing in the healing verses. Today we read Hebrews (chapter 11 and 12:1-3) to learn more and be assured about how faith works. Here is my summary of the Bible reading.

1. Faith is tied to the word of God and can be seen in the word of God. By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. (11:3 AMPC)
2. God is pleased with faith expressed by us when approaching Him. (11:6)
3. Faith in God means we believe He is God and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. He likes us to seek Him out. (11:6) We can learn from Jesus’ example of having an intimate relationship with the Father in heaven.
4. Faith is tied to promise. God gives promises to us. We believe in His promises. Healing words are God’s promises.
5. We receive the manifestation of the healed by faith action: by believing, taking and holding fast to the words of promises we hear, receive, and proclaim to be ours.
6. Faith in action is a testimony. God records such testimonies. The following is a list of Biblical examples of such faith testimonies.
Abel’s more excellent sacrifice, Enoch’s close walk with God, Noah’s godly fear and preparation for saving his household, Abraham’s obedience, Moses’ choice and many others’ heroic overcoming various adversaries and adversities. (See below*)
7. Faith means although one does not see the result yet one continues to press on toward the goal: being motivated by the desire for a better condition than where we are.
8. Faith requires us to run with endurance the race that is set before us.
9. God has provided assured strength for us to complete the faith race if we follow the following divine instructions:
a. lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us;
b. looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
10. Faith means we focus on seeing Jesus (in our born again spirit) rather than looking at ourselves and the current conditions. Imitate Jesus. He successfully completed the race and is now sitting at the right hand of the throne of God!

*Hebrews 11:33-35a
33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.


Love costs 

heidi-ministering (1)“LOVE — It is a small four-letter word that will cost you everything: laying down your life, passion & compassion, giving without expecting, feeling His very heartbeat & surrendering to His rhythm, and following the Lamb wherever He goes.”
— Heidi Baker

When they are healed they give glory to God.

ten lepersI lament for the healed ones who have chosen to continue to walk in unbelief. I have seen and shared in former posts people healed by divine healing from God. In this post I shall share more on the common sources of doubts manifested among the sick (and their caregivers) in a modern developed ‘rich’ society.
1. Total dependence on comparatively more advanced and more well equipped medical and health care system.
2. Prevailing cultural emphasis on the physical and seen aspects of living in the known senses including physical, mental and emotional (soul) dimensions on earth.
3. Believing in the power of the mind (influenced by historical and prevailing education and philosophical exposure and training) and human efforts.
The above factors remain neutral until a sick person fixes his focus and trust on them exclusively. I have heard Christians and their caregivers saying that they do believe in God’s divine healing (mostly through prayers) like believers of other religions do. However, they often also say something else, to the effect that the healing credit must go to something else, anything but God’s work.
The anomaly we have observed most was after we have prayed over the sick and by the power of God (the Holy Spirit) they got healed but either they themselves and/or their caregivers continued to give the credit to other reasons, rationalizing why the sick persons concerned were healed. They uttered things like, “Oh, he is going to improve anyway..”; “Yes, but in time he would have become well anyway…”; “Before praying he was already showing signs of improvement…”; “because his immune system was boosted by__ (name of anything but God), his sickness of course went away..”; “But he always had that condition and he was alright anyway with it..””Maybe he was not correctly diagnosed previously anyway…” (Meaning that God’s intervention was redundant.) There were many excuses. People are never short of excuses to help them to be ‘politically correct’ in a godless society. People want God’s healing but they do not want God to be too big or obvious for their comfort.
In contrast, in a poor third world society people either believe or not believe. Miracles and miracles happen. The words of God from the Bible become life for the people. They receive divine healing willingly. They have received healing by faith just as Jesus has said. When they are healed they give glory to God.

Yes, we continue to pray and intercede for people with sickness and the symptoms thereof. We also continue to pray that their hardened hearts against God will be softened. As Jesus has warned in Luke 12:20-21 (NLT)

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’

21 “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”


Hardness of Heart: A Condition You May Have and Not Even Know it…

The dictionary defines hardened as cold, insensitive, unfeeling, and unyielding. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll have to agree that there are certain areas of your life where you have a hard heart toward God.

A hard heart is characterized by an inability to perceive spiritually. And when spiritual things are perceived, a hard heart will keep a person from understanding the few things they can perceive. They might see what the Lord is trying to show them, but they can’t get a hold of it in a way that they can apply it to their life….

When people are hardhearted toward God, it’s like they are spiritually blind and deaf—they just can’t see spiritual truth or hear the Lord speak to them. And they can’t remember. Not remembering is a major indication of the condition of their hearts….

Charles Finney-Being Filled With the Spirit 1-4 mp4

charles finneyToday this blogger is led to share some Spirit-filled audio teaching MP4 from Charles Finney (1792-18340. Here is his account an encounter with God the afternoon of his conversion. (excerpt taken from the source listed at the end of this post.)

There was no fire, and no light, in the room; nevertheless it appeared to me as if it were perfectly light. As I went in and shut the door after me, it seemed as if I met the Lord Jesus Christ face to face. It did not occur to me then, nor did it for some time afterward, that it was wholly a mental state. On the contrary it seemed to me that I saw him as I would see any other man. He said nothing, but looked at me in such a manner as to break me right down at his feet. I have always since regarded this as is most remarkable state of mind; for it seemed to me a reality, that he stood before me, and I fell down at his feet and poured out my soul to him. I wept aloud like a child, and made such confessions as I could with my choked utterance. It seemed to me that I bathed his feet with my tears; and yet I had no distinct impression that I touched him, that I recollect.

I must have continued in this state for a good while; but my mind was too much absorbed with the interview to recollect anything that I said. But I know, as soon as my mind became calm enough to break off from the interview, I returned to the front office, and found that the fire that I had made of large wood was nearly burned out. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received at mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. Without any expectation of it, without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such thing for me, without any recollection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Spirit descended upon me in as manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me.

Indeed it seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love; for I could not express it in any other way. It seemed like the very breath of God. I can recollect distinctly that it seemed to fan me, like immense wings.
No words can express the wonderful love that was shed abroad in my heart. I wept aloud with joy and love; and I do not know but I should say, I literally bellowed out unutterable gushings of my heart. These waves came over me, and over me, and over me, one after the other, until I recollect I cried out, “I shall die if these wavers continue to pass over me.” I said, “Lord, I cannot bear any more;” yet I had no fear of death.

Charles Finney-Being Filled With the Spirit.1-4.mp4

Please listen to the audio teachings. Pray and ask the Lord for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation as we listen.

(Charles Finney’s testimony is quoted from the following link:

Resources for divine healing

Here are some resources for divine healing for those who want to explore further. There are many resources and testimonies.

sandra kennedy (the Healing Center – Pastor Sandra Kennedy))

andrew wommack (Healing School – Andrew Wommack) (Healing Room – John G. Lake’s tradition)

john g lake

History of John G. Lake:  A Man of Healing

If there was ever a man who walked in the revelation of “God in man,” it was John G. Lake. A man of purpose, vision, strength and character, his one goal in life was to bring the fullness of God to every person. He often said that the secret of heaven’s power was not in the doing, but in the being. He believed that Spirit-filled Christians should enjoy the same type of ministry Jesus did while living on earth, and that this reality could only be accomplished by seeing themselves as God saw them. John G. Lake lived his life and fulfilled his ministry in the earth with this type of spiritual understanding. If we would just grasp the reality of our position through Jesus Christ, as Lake did, every nation would ring with the praises of God.

  • was responsible for raising over 1,000,000 converts, 625 churches and 1,250 preachers in five years of ministry.

  • because of his resurrection revelation, had a deadly plague germ die in his hand, yet at the start of his ministry thought one could only be healed in Dr. Dowie’s Healing Home.

  • had such an incredible healing ministry, that according to statistics, the U.S. Government declared his city, Spokane, Washington, to be the healthiest city in America.

More Praise and healing songs power: for those who know it best

I love to tell the story, His name is Jesus. There is no other name by which anyone can be saved and healed. This is the story sung today by the redeemed and healed! Experience the mighty power of the name of Jesus in this ministry of the Holy Spirit !

A Move of God

May 04, 2014

witness and take part in the power of the move of
God today !

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.


I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.


I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.


I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.

Refrain JesusCalmingStorm

Words: A. Ka­ther­ine Hank­ey, 1866.

Jesus is the sweetest name I know !

  1. There have been names that I have loved to hear,
    But never has there been a name so dear
    To this heart of mine, as the name divine,
    The precious, precious name of Jesus.

    • Refrain:
      Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
      And He’s just the same as His lovely name,
      And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
      Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.
  2. There is no name in earth or Heav’n above,
    That we should give such honor and such love
    As the blessed name, let us all acclaim,
    That wondrous, glorious name of Jesus.
  3. And someday I shall see Him face to face
    To thank and praise Him for His wondrous grace,
    Which He gave to me, when He made me free,
    The blessed Son of God called Jesus.

Lela B. Long, bef.1925

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There’ll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

God’s solution: positive voice amidst fear over sickness and disaster

This psalm speaks of four parties. I have divided the verses according to these parties with my notes in brackets. This is for today and all the days when you see the descriptions of this psalm around you. You will not be afraid when you know what happens in the spiritual realm and that our God has made a provision for such days for His people, those who are called by His name.

The four parties are: God; the psalmist witness; you and I (those who have believed in Jesus and are now in God’s Kingdom); the wicked (those who are still outside God’s Kingdom) in God’s eyes.


Psalm 91

New King James Version (NKJV)

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

(the witness speaks and testifies of what God shall do for His own children in His Kingdom)

91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(God has a place called ‘secret place’ under His protection. He wants you to live in that place. Where is it? It is right under His shadow, in His presence.)
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
(We have absolute security there. But we need to say to ourselves, and proclaim this truth. This spoken word shall be our shield and buckler, the armor that we must put on at all times.)
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
(The dangers are real. But God is real and can be trusted. Surely He shall do as He has said. These words of deliverance from actual trap and potential harm are real. God has spoken through the psalmist witness, who knows God and has experienced God. God will do just as He has promised. How shall we receive the protection?  By believing in and proclaiming His words, which are truth. The truth will set us free from any dangerous situations we may be in.)
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
(The threats and attacks are real. They can come in any forms, intensities, impacts, times. They cause massive destruction, fears and even death. But our position in Christ is secure. We can even witness the physical damages to people around us.)
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
(How do we receive such supernatural protection? The psalmist witness spoke again. Only one condition is needed; that we make God our dwelling place. In God’s presence, no evil spiritual forces or the use of any forms of physical attacks can come near our location, because we live and position ourselves before God in Christ. Our daily movements will be guarded by God’s mighty angels, spiritual guards. We have our protection in the spiritual realm. Who are the enemies? a ‘stone’, something to stumble us and make us fall. ‘Serpents and lions’. Spiritual beings.
 There are two scenario here: when we rest, we are safe in God’s presence. When we need to move and carry out our assignments in life, mighty angels will assist us in the spiritual realm.)
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
(God has spoken here. He tells us why He is pleased to deliver and even honor us. he expects us to love Him and know His name, having a close relationship with Him. He has assured again He is pleased to give long life and salvation to us.)
___________In conclusion:

Psalm 92:1-2

New King James Version (NKJV) Praise to the Lord for His Love and Faithfulness A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day.
92 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night…Oswald_Chambers_quote on relationship with God