By Evang. Dr. Austin Omokhua
Healing belongs to God and is the will of God that every one should be healed. By his stripe we are healed.
Before we look into method of healing, let us look into the causes of sickness. Many people believe that illness is as a result of one’s physical environment, why others believe all sickness are from the devil, some attribute everything good or bad to God. We must know that the devil is the author of sickness in relationship with the following.
1.Within the person: personal habits, his attitudes to life and relationship with other people. Habits like smoking, drunkenness, and gluttony are all detrimental to health.
2.Physical environment: Man does not live alone in the world but with inside physical and spiritual environment. Physical environment is a world corrupted by evil, subjected to vanity and polluted by germs. Physical environment is also polluted with toxic substances that poison the water and food. The toxic water causes sickness: death barrenness, bacteria, virus and fungi infection (2King 2:21)
3.Spiritual environment: Satan and his demons: The entire purpose of Satan is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) Demons have been identified to cause epilepsy, insanity, deafness, blindness, cancer, accident, headache, barrenness, miscarriage, death and other sicknesses.
4.Breaking the law of Nature: Natures laws are as important to health as the spiritual laws, poor nutrition can make you develop kwashiorkor, marasmus, Tuberculosis, Vitamin deficiency etc, lack of rest and sleep can also make you ill. The scripture confirmed this in (2kings 4:18-36, Acts 20:9-12, Luke, 22:50).
5.Hormones abnormality: Premenstral tension, puerperal psychosis, menopausal syndrome, diabetes, goitre, rickets, etc. it should be noted however, that Satan can manipulate both the physical environment and laws of nature directly or indirectly to cause destruction and killing.
6.Unknown: The causes of many sicknesses is still unknown. We only know that the healing of such sickness brings glory to God. It is a sin that makes it possible for devil to operate in ones life. It may be a sin against yourself, sin against your neighbour or sin against God. Healing starts from the forgiveness of sin as follow.
(1)Forgive yourself: The prayer of a sinner is an abomination in the sight of God. You must forgive yourself, any sin you have committed against yourself and repent of it never to go back to such sin again. (1Corrinthians 6:18-20). Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
(2)Forgive others: Forgive other people that have offended you in thought, words and action known or unknown to you. Forgive with all your heart, mind and soul.
It is now you can tell God to forgive your sins because you have forgiven yourself and other. (Mark 11:25). And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone forgive him, so that your father in heaven may forgive your sins, (Luke 11:4) Forgiven us our sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us and led us not into temptation.
Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour. Now, mean business and be serious, not waving in your prayer, know you are talking to the Almighty God but not man. The prayer should be from your heart, soul and mind. If you are in environment where you are afraid, confess the following: (Isaiah 41:10) so do not fear for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you, I will hold you with my righteous right hand.
Invite the presence of the Holy Spirit and the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, feel their presence and cover the whole areas including your body, soul and Sprit with the blood of Jesus Christ. Cover your family, your properties your money and your compound with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, confess (Isaiah 54:17) No weapon forged against me will prevail and I will refute every tongue that accuses me. This is the heritage of the savants of the Lord and this is their vindication from me.
Your should also confess the following to let devil understand that you know that it written:
- Romans 8:15- for you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave to fear, but you receive a spirit of boldness. And by him we cry “ Abba, father.
- Psalm 34:17- the righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them, he deliver them from all their troubles.
- Jeremiah 1:10- it is written see today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.
- Isaiah 59:19- It is written, from the west, men will fear the name for the Lord, from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory, for he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along.
- Jeremiah 15:21- It is written; I will save you from the hands of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the cruel.
Sing praises to the Lord Jesus Christ, praise him and praise him because he knows what you are going to ask. He has already answered your prayer, the remaining part of it is for you to ask and it shall be given unto you.
Now pray and ask God your heart desires and it is the will of God that every one should have good health (3 John3).
In more serious case, add three days fasting to your prayers. If you do not have the strength to fast, ask a trusted relation or friend or your pastor to assist you to help you observe the fasting. During such fasting, keep yourself away from sin and make every moment prayer time.
Conclude your prayer by claiming victory in all you have asked and give thanks to God for answering your prayers. Bless yourself and cover yourself, your family, your properties, your business, your relations and friends with the blood of Jesus Christ. Confess Prov.18: 21. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
While you are engaging the devil in warfare prayer, you should consult with your medical doctor regularly if you are sick. Cooperation with your doctor and laboratory test will enable you know if there is improvement in your health. Your drugs, medicine should be taken according to prescription. Your prayer does not hinder you from taking your medications. It is God that heals and it is God that made the trees for drugs or medicine.
Planet earth will not be complete or favorable for human existence without the growth of trees. it is from the trees you get fruits, oil, vegetables and medicine. In Ezekiel 47:12-it is written, that the fruit of the trees are for food while their leaves are for the healing of all nature of sicknesses.
Respect and obey your doctor, because the medicine he gives you is made from that which God gives for your healing. It is God the made the trees for healing of your sickness, is the same God who made it possible for you to be healed. Learn how to give the glory to God and thank him for making such healing possible. Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.
You can pray from your sick bed and get healed. Though devil may weaken you not to be able to pray, but try to talk to God through prayers.
Verily I say unto you, if you have faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye say unto this mountain be removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done. And all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing ye shall receive Matt: 21:21-22.
Mountain, sickness, poverty, failure etc may be the mountain in your life. He said ask, anything and it shall be given unto you if you only
Believe: it will only cost you to pray.
Pray in your secret closet. Prayer is communication with the Almighty God who sees in the secret and rewards his children openly. Many Christians pray by shouting for people to know that they can pray. Such believers have already earned their reward from the acknowledgment from the people who are praising them that they can pray.
Matt.6: 5, and when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward, but thou, when prayest, enter into the closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
God is everywhere. God is with you in your room, in your farm, in your toilet, he is with you on that your bed. He is with you in your going out and coming in. Do not try him if he will answer your prayer, but believe with faith that he is with you and always He answered your prayers.
Isaiah 54:17, No weapon that is formed against the publishers of this nature Magazine shall prosper and No weapon formed against me, the reader of this Magazine shall prosper. And I condemn every tongue that shall rise against the publishers of this Nature Magazine, and I also condemn every tongue that shall rise against me, the reader of this magazine. This is the heritage of the servants of the lord. IN Jesus name. Amen.