Why Am I Not Healed??
This is a question SO many in the body of Christ are asking. Many trying to understand it or “figure it out”. They have read the scriptures, confessed healing with their mouths, had many to pray over them and they have not experienced healing as of yet.
Even through many years of ministry where I have personally witnessed many miraculous healings yet had family members or some who were close to me still unhealed or not manifesting healing; yet, I knew they really wanted to be healed but often I could discern something of a struggle inside them that I could not put my finger on.
I pondered with the Lord if it could be that the very ones who struggle so with this could also be ones who are meant to have “great faith” but the deceiver/liar has them duped and in captivity to their sickness, disease or injuries…
Perhaps they are ones who are supposed to have great miraculous faith to see healings in unprecedented measures…I often have pondered the same thing with ones who seem to be constantly challenged in their finances. Are they meant to have much in order to give much? Could it be the areas of most struggles, truly ARE areas that are anointed for the work of the Lord? Meaning…areas of skill, talent, spiritual gifting’s He will manifest the greatest in our lives?
If we are born to be and do great exploits for our GOD according to Danial 11:32b (…but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]). We must “KNOW Him”… and then we must know who we are created to be…what our life assignment is which entails our skills, gifts, talents and passion.
“4 Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.” John 15:4 AMP
IF we don’t know our GOD first…we cannot see ourselves IN Him and not seeing ourselves IN Him…Heavenly Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit…we would be unaware of the potential within us HE has placed there from our birth…as we abide IN Him!
This is the point of our “Salvation to eternal life” and salvation means saved, healed and delivered…
“2 [Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.” John 17:2-3
Life abundant begins at the moment we say “I do” to Him. The moment we receive HIM and repent from our former life. To be made whole and new IN Him is life…healing is part of “life”!
For ones not sure of “healing” or any other aspect of His nature tend to be in search of “His will”. It’s understandable to desire “direction” but that is guidance and the more we know and recognize HIM…the less we are having to constantly “ask what is His will”. It becomes relationship.
Those constantly seeking the “will of the Heavenly Father” do not really “know” Him. Listen, a child can be born of a man and never know their true dad. Same as any of us we can be born into the family of God or not…and never really know our Heavenly Father. Those who are true prodigals are not “reborn” inside and not redeemed by Jesus blood…and they too do not KNOW the Creator who brought them into the world!
Ones who have been “reborn” in Jesus Christ…and after years of having been born again are still seeking for the “will of God” are stuck in infancy mode. They have not grown up.
In the world when people act immature when their age is considered “adult” are often referred too as ones with “arrested development” because they are emotionally stuck at a young age where some trauma has captured them….a snare, trap of the enemy.
AH HA! So…it IS a snare and trap of the enemy to “keep people from realizing and recognizing” WHO the Father really is, WHO Jesus really is and WHO HOLY SPIRIT really is….because if he can keep them from that…they won’t fully realize or live out their life assignments to the full and that means his dark kingdom will continue in footholds not only in their lives but in others with whom they are meant to be a GOD influence in by bringing the KINGDOM of HEAVEN culture TOO!
Those trapped in sickness are also trapped in a wrong mindset that is destructive because it only brings death. Death to their body and to their soul. Which means death to their life assignments on earth. NOW…they still have a destiny which is heaven that the enemy cannot ever touch because that is sealed a “done deal” however….the devil will do all he can to even get them to the point of denying Jesus.
SO what then?
When a person receives JESUS CHRIST…they don’t just receive HIM as Savior…HIS name remember IS above “all” names…why is that?
To have authority over…like His Heavenly Father Who IS the God of…
God of peace, God of protection, or the One Who protects…
JESUS name means (just to name the basic foundational ones): Savior, Healer, Deliverer!
Saved from what? Condemnation and eternal damnation…hell.
Healed from what? ALL sicknesses, dis-eases, trauma, injuries, mental illnesses.
Delivered from what? Traps, snares, captivity of satan, wrong stinking thinking, effects of sin, precarious situations, and much more!
IF you receive JESUS as Savior…you don’t just get 1/3 of the package! YOU GET ALL THE BENEFITS!
Psalms 103 says it like this:
“ 1 Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.
2Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;
3 Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with lovingkindness and tender mercy;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
6 The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known His ways [of righteousness and justice] to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in compassion and lovingkindness.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins [as we deserve],
Nor rewarded us [with punishment] according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 Just as a father loves his children,
So the Lord loves those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].
14 For He knows our [mortal] frame;
He remembers that we are [merely] dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
Like a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it and it is no more,
And its place knows it no longer.
17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who [reverently] fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To those who honor and keep His covenant,
And remember to do His commandments [imprinting His word on their hearts].
19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all [the universe].
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
You mighty ones who do His commandments,
Obeying the voice of His word!
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him and do His will.
22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion;
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul!”
HE DOES WHAT?
forgives all your sins, heals all your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, crowns you [lavishly] with lovingkindness and tender mercy; satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
Jesus gave US authority over ALL the power of the enemy…
“19 Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.” Luke 10:19 AMP
“19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Luke 10:19 AMPC
POWER NOW over all the power of the enemy because we are NOW seated with Christ in Heavenly places with all powers, principalities and ruling spirits under our feet!! The enemy only has power in our lives that we give to him! LISTEN….he has no power over you UNLESS YOU…give it to him! Praise JESUS! Our SAVIOR, HEALER and DELIVERER….and more… JESUS, fully represented Heavenly Father’s name and Person (John 17:6).
As our Savior we are forgiven and redeemed! As our Healer we are free from hindrances that keep us trapped in darkness, despair, hopelessness, discouragement, torment and pain with unnecessary suffering. As our Deliverer HE delivers our very mind, will and emotions…our SOUL from unrenewed minds that keep us bound to sickness, torment, pain and needless suffering and much, much more!
So…why are you not healed then??
I have heard people say things that are not at all scriptural but because others in the same boat as they are or have been “agree” with them, they stay trapped in a lie and deception of satan that says you are stuck in your sickness or disease etc. IF Jesus IS the TRUTH….and where the spirit of TRUTH is there is FREEDOM…and TRUTH sets free….why ARE you not then ….healed?
Like the Word of God our bible…it’s there and like JESUS who is the Redeemer, Savior and the only WAY to Heavenly Father…while this IS Truth it is not active for those who refuse to receive that Truth by BELIEVING it …by FAITH!
Just because you verbalize you “believe” doesn’t mean you really do.
Faith and the word BELIEVE entails a renewed HOPEFUL thinking that waits expectantly!
The Lord revealed to me…when people are in torment of pain for years they begin to “lose their hope” and that is where the enemy has them “trapped” and “held captive”.
Remember, CHRIST in us…IS the HOPE of Glory! Glory IS the demonstration of the Kingdom of God!
NOT just in “good deeds” or “being nice” to people. This is supernatural!
Hope, like faith is not in and of itself “visible” but it IS an evidence that IS supernatural!
It is the substance of things not seen…
Here it is in the Word:
“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].” Hebrews 11:1 AMP
“7 God [in His eternal plan] chose to make known to them how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in and among you, the hope and guarantee of [realizing the] glory.” Colossians 1:27 AMP
They word “hope” is elpis in Greek meaning: expectant anticipation with pleasure, faith confidence. Glory is doxa and the root means to think truthful and show forth…like come to pass.
In other words, the realization and demonstration of Christ in and through us…it is where they got the name “Christians” meaning anointed like Christ or “little anointed ones”.
Why? HE …Jesus demonstrated power, love and sound mind…His Heavenly Father’s ways and Kingdom was demonstrated in and through the life of Jesus Christ. WE are to do the same even commanded to do what Jesus did and given the power to do so!
NOT just “for” us but for others as well! HOWEVER…it begins IN each of us as we are saved, healed and delivered.
We are each given a measure of faith so we are empowered TO believe! Believe in what? JESUS…if we believe IN Him then all that HE is should be what we believe as well!
So back to the question…. “why are you not healed”?
It always comes back to “what is it that you really believe”?
Are you expecting an immediate healing? You may or may not get it right away why? Sometimes, it seems that Holy Spirit is guiding us in our experiential life journey with Him….through a place of renewal in our thinking so we are solid in our FAITH! You are not given a spirit to fear or feel abandoned….NOT according to the WORD of God…you DO believe the WORD OF GOD, don’t you?
II Timothy 1:7 says “7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”
I have been told that 365 times (at least) in our English written Bibles that God says “fear not”…that is how many days we have in one year…just an observation. Anyway…HE does NOT like fear because fear is opposite of FAITH!
Without faith, you cannot please GOD our Heavenly Father (see Hebrews 11:6).
He instead equipped us by giving us a measure of faith to start our journey and it involves giving us a spirit of power (that word in Greek is dunamis meaning: MIRACULOUS POWER!) He gave us LOVE…and SOUND MIND which is one that doesn’t waver back and forth but believes! Not only that, but the ability to exercise self-control and discernment. HE EVEN gives grace to us to empower us to have overcoming lives!
AND we are NOT abandoned beloved…
“14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. 17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.” Romans 8:14-17 AMPC
BTW, that word “suffering” means specifically “persecution”!
So, you haven’t been given “fear” nor have you been “abandoned”…so why are you not healed?
First off, you may have lost “hope” and that is dangerous. How then can you regain “hope”?
What the Lord keeps showing me is this… His love!
When you know how truly loved you are and how GOOD HE really is…ALL the time….you begin to have “hope” restored in WHO He is!
Hope will ignite faith in a way that will change your thinking!
Look at this:
“13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 AMPC
“13 And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], and these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 AMP
Putting this together with definitions combined:
When we have the greatest of these three…which is LOVE, then we love everyone, and ourselves and most of all our Heavenly Father…when we truly LOVE God first and others like ourselves (sound familiar? Its the first and second commandment according to Jesus):We can then have joyful and confident expectation of salvation, healing and deliverance when we have that HOPE… we then have conviction and belief, abiding trust in GOD and His divine promises!
Promises like Psalms 103 to name a few!
Ask Him to help you to love HIM with your whole heart and to love yourself….so you can love others. When you love yourself then you CAN love others….when you love others, you begin to see YOUR purpose!
It starts with a deep love for HIM and HIS plans….for you!
When you know/experience HIS love FOR you…your love for HIM grows deeper and more real. You begin to love yourself and have love you never could have had for others, even the “unloveable” ones who are hard to “love”. This love brings that HOPE that believes anything is possible because ALL things ARE possible with GOD! When hope grows inside…so does faith! It is like the “igniter” that stokes the fire! Once faith is truly “set in motion” you believe not only hope…for what seems to be impossible to BE possible in fact, you “know” because you receive TRUTH with the heart of a child filled with wonder and awe of GOD. THIS beloved is where the element of seeing what you have already been given by God’s promise come to life…manifest! HEALING! Yes!
Some get this quicker than others but one thing is for sure…keep pursueing the Heavenly Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit to KNOW Them…when you long to really KNOW Them…HIM our Heavenly Father…you will learn just how absolutely relentless HE is about the love HE has for us….for YOU beloved and wants the very best! Then, seeing and experiencing healing becomes part of the whole relationship, not just a “focal” point….HE IS always THE focal point!
AND love…is the foundation….love keeps hope alive and hope well…ignites faith and when you have faith…you can believe in His promises without doubt!
Hang in there….marinate in this word…it’s powerful! ASK the Heavenly Father in Jesus mighty name that Holy Spirit will help you in this area and HE will! HE KNOWS how to give amazing gifts to HIS children!!
“1 If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.” Matthew 7:11 AMP
“13 If you, then, being evil [that is, sinful by nature], know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!” Luke 11:13 AMP
“Heavenly Father I come before you asking that You would breath upon this message bringing life to each person who takes the time to read and meditate upon Your words. May their hearts receive to the full all that You have planned for them and that they WILL taste and see just how good You are… and declare YOUR glorious works to everyone. May those in pain or suffering from any disease or sicknesses be healed just by ‘receiving’ this message YOU want to give them. I ask this for YOUR glory in the mighty name of Jesus Your blessed Son…AMEN!”
Love and blessings to each of you beloved ones!
Pastor Lori Lynn