A friend writes and asks a few questions concerning a family that she has been praying and believing with for deliverance and healing. And it has been a long process. What's going on with this situation? What might be the delay of their physical healing from manifesting? Let's discuss this right now.
My friend writes, "Hi Becky, I was just speaking with Alexandria's mother to find out how she was doing. And I believe we are getting closer to the breakthrough in this situation."
I respond with a hearty, "Amen! We've been standing for a long time for this, but many layers had to be peeled away first."
My response stirs another question from her: "In [the] Bible, I don't remember Jesus or the apostles telling people to get their lives in order before they could be healed. He said go and sin no more or your sins are forgiven, so I get confused by comments like layers being peeled away. Please help me to understand. "
I respond, "I agree, but in the situation you mentioned, they have so much baggage in their lives that they have a difficult time to have faith to believe. It's not God withholding. The issue is with them; there is so much emotional baggage, they struggle to believe. And I am telling you, faith only operates by love."
She responds, "Aren't we 'the ones who believe,' the ones responsible for casting out/laying hands on? ... And as we believe, Jesus is with us, confirming His Word with signs (healing, deliverance and salvation) following?"
Dear friend, this is another great question, and the answer is this: "When it comes to unbelievers, yes, we are the ones who activate our faith. Jesus says the following in Mark 16:15-18: 'He said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."'"
But when it comes to believers in Christ, God expects each one of us to operate by our own faith. That's why Jesus is recorded in different occasions stating that it is by "your faith" that you are healed, and you are made whole. And even though we are to join our faith together, we are still responsible to strengthen our own faith to obtain our miracles.
Also, we tend to forget that our soul (the mind and emotions) needs to be healed too. And I have often found that until we deal with the root issues of the problem, the healing is hindered. And in the situation mentioned above, this family had many serious issues that had to be peeled away, just like an onion is peeled, (and every layer stings and causes tears to flow) before they could even begin to stand confident in the faith to believe for the physical healing of their son. And to you reading this post, this may be the reason for the delay with the manifestation of your physical healing too.
"Let us then come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16).
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic, The Healing Creed and Conquering the Spirit of Death. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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