HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEALING
Satan may try to rob you of your healing by putting doubt into your mind about your healing, causing your symptoms to return. Be aware also that doubt from other people, who are sceptical that you have been healed by God, can rob you of faith and your healing. Or, the enemy may bluff you with a return of symptoms that cause you to doubt that you have been healed.
Reject this doubt.
If you feel symptoms returning, refuse to accept it. If you have received Jesus Christ as your saviour, you have the authority to rebuke the devil and command him to get his hands off your life. Say aloud and forcefully: In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke you Satan and command that you get your hands off my life and healing. I am fully healed in Jesus’ name. I thank you Jesus for everything you have purchased for me on the Cross and for protecting me and healing me completely.
KEEP YOUR HEALING
We assume that if God heals us that keeping the healing is automatic. This is not the case. Healing is a manifestation of the grace of God. And the things we receive from God, we must possess by faith and maintain by faith. We have an enemy, the devil, whose desire is to keep you weak, sick, poor, defeated and bound. John 10:10 is called a pivotal passage of Scripture. It is important for every believer to have this truth firmly planted in their mind and heart. Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (or, have it in abundance).”
The nature of God is abundant life. The nature of the devil is to steal, kill and destroy. He is the god (ruler) of this world system and is set out to destroy and oppose everything that God is, and everything God represents. The following Scriptures tell us that the devil will come immediately after we receive the Word of God, or a healing, and try to take it away from us. Pain or symptoms may occur that immediately bring fear into our mind. Or, we may think that we really did not get healed. This is not the truth! Every good gift is given from God. He would not give you something good – healing is good – and then take it away. God is not unjust. We must recognize the tactics of the devil and stand against him in faith. If symptoms return to you after prayer, go to the Word of God and find a promise to base your faith. Do not be moved by the symptoms. This is simply the enemy trying to persuade you to let go of your healing. Then stand against the lie of the devil with the Word of God. He must flee. If this happens to you, and you are having problems standing in faith, do not hesitate to call another believer who can agree in prayer with you. Remember, one can put a thousand to flight, two can put ten thousand to flight. There is power in the prayer of agreement!
“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.” Matt 13:19
“The sower sows the word. When a person hears the word, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.” Mark 4:14-15
“Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour. Take a firm stand against him, and be strong in your faith.” 1 Pet 5:8-9 (NLT)
YOU CAN LIVE FREE FROM SICKNESS & DISEASE
Once we understand where sickness comes from, we can understand why we are able to get rid of it! God’s Word clearly reveals that both death and sickness originated with sin and now are being spread by Satan. (Rom 5:12-21; Job 2:6-7)
Think of all those that Jesus healed – they were all ‘oppressed of the devil’ Acts 10:38. “Behold, thou are made whole, sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” John 5:14 Only when sin is taken out of the human race, will there be no more sickness – Rev. 21.
God’s Word teaches that forgiveness of sins and healing of the body go hand in hand. Healing is just as easy to receive from God as forgiveness of sins. If you have need of healing, it is only right that you surrender your life to God, if you expect Him to heal you. The body is God’s house as well as our own -1 Cor. 6:20.
Satan’s primary objective is to discredit God. Spoiling our bodies is one way he operates. Created in the image of God, we are caught in the middle of this spiritual battleground. Satan “as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
He will devour you with disease and sickness if you let him. Our great advantage is that God sent His Son to destroy the works of the devil 1 John 3:8
God through Jesus will destroy Satan’s evil works in your body! Our failures come because of an imperfect understanding of God’s Word. His Word declares that, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32 Satan your adversary knows the truth better than you do. Until you discover and start claiming what is legally yours, Satan will continue his harassment and assault on your life. He knows your weak areas.
JESUS IS YOUR HEALER
The Bible clearly reveals that God wills to be the ‘Healer’ of His people and declares His will to heal all those that obey Him. Christ’s works of healing were not only to prove His divinity but were a part of His complete mission of fulfilling the will of God. “Lo, I have come to do your will, O God.” Heb 10:9
“Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.” Matt 12:15 Jesus Himself is a revelation of the will of God. He healed all who came to Him. “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Matthew 8:16-17 God’s Word tells us that Jesus “Healed all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.”
If He bore them then they rightfully and legally belong to Him and for us to take them upon our body is to be taking something that does not belong to us. If Christ took our sins then sins do not belong to the believer.
If Christ took our sickness and pain, then they do not belong to the believer. At the hands of unbelievers, Jesus our Lamb, was beaten. On His body deep furrows were plowed by the awful Roman lash as it literally tore pieces of flesh from His back. THESE WERE THE STRIPES by which Isaiah & Peter say, WE WERE HEALED. And they were laid on HIS BODY.
Jesus our Lamb suffered in two ways, He shed His blood on the cross for our salvation from sin, and He bore the stripes on His Body for our healing from sickness. If you have let Him take your sins, won’t you let Him take your sickness? Healing is part of your salvation; do not be cheated out of it any more than you would permit yourself to be cheated out of forgiveness of your sins.
HOW TO BE HEALED
You have the right and authority to claim healing from God when you are a born again Christian -Matt 13:15; when you are diligently listening to God – Ex. 15:26; when you are attending to God’s Word -Prov 4:20-22; and when your faith is unwavering – James 1:6-7
Now don’t give up, if you don’t have enough faith – you can get Faith!! Not everyone believes perfectly every time.
“…Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” – Rom 10:17
Fill yourself with the appropriate Word of God! “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord my strength, and my redeemer.”
See our list of Healing Confessions.