In her years of supernatural ministry, author and deliverance minister Joan Hunter has never been one to avoid challenges. In fact, she has seen God bring healing and deliverance to thousands through her ministry of prophetic prayer.
She shares practical, spiritual steps to this kind of healing in her new book, Prayers and Promises for Healing. And on a recent episode of Today With Marilyn and Sarah on the Charisma Podcast Network, Hunter shares some of the miraculous ways God has worked. Her book contains a section on addiction, which she says she included "because it's such a need. ... Even in the body of Christ, addiction usually starts with some form of emotional trauma, different situations: hurt, betrayal, trying to soothe the pain, whether alcohol, drugs, different things like that," Hunter says. "And in this, it's to mask the pain, to postpone the actual hurting. And so the hurt needs to be dealt with more than the addiction.
"And a lot of times in the area where people are addicted to smoking, you look at the person— when did it start?" Hunter asks. "And they knew it was wrong, but did it anyway, they knew their parents didn't approve, but they did it anyway. They knew it wasn't good for their health, so they did it anyway. And all of that bottom line is rebellion, which that in turn opened the door for rebellion in every area of their life, too."
"Oftentimes, people are trying to deal with the actual addiction, rather than what brought the addiction on." Hunter shares the story of one woman who was instantly healed of addiction when her husband brought her to one of Hunter's services from an institution. People had told him, "You're young enough, go get another wife."
Hunter says, "He got another wife that day, but it turned out to be the exact same person, but totally, completely set free."
To hear more of this story and of God's power to heal and deliver, click here for the entire podcast.
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