Before we start…pray and ask God to give you a heart for the sick. We have no idea specifically why people get sick other than there is sin in the earth. Yes, some may not have taken care of themselves, but it is not our call.
One of the most critical areas that a prayer warrior must be strong in is in the area of Healing. You must be rooted in Healing Scriprures and armed to help people equip themselves. You see, a prayer warrior doesn’t just pray; a prayer warrior ministers and teaches with great humility. God uses us; and He does the work. He provides the electricity and the heat. He’s the source. Never think that it’s you. Pride could allow you to feel pretty good when people try to give you credit, but do not entertain it for one minute! Point them to God.
I once wrote a poem for a dear aunt of mine! She was beautiful. As I prayed for her and wrote the Lord began to provide the words. I travel through three states to go to her 80th birthday party to read that poem. It was powerful! It was electric! Everyone said so.
Well, she died some years after and they called and asked me to write a poem. I wasn’t even writing poems then or going to church. I write some lines that looked pretty good to me. My mother later told me that there was no electricity; no fire in those words. They were just so so. There was no anointing. The anointing is the power of God.
So let’s look at some Healing scriptures that are important:
PROVERBS 4:20-23 NKJ
20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Here the word health means medicine.
EXODUS 15:26 NKJ
26 . . . I am the Lord who heals you.”
EXODUS 23:25 NKJ
25 “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
DEUTERONOMY 7:15 NKJ
15 “And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, . . . .
PSALM 103:2-3 NKJ
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
ISAIAH 53:4-5 NKJ
4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
MATTHEW 4:23 NKJ
23 Now Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
MATTHEW 8:17 NKJ
17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.”
MARK 16:17-18 NKJ
17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18 “. . . they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
GALATIANS 3:13 NKJ
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
JAMES 5:15 NKJ
15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
1 PETER 2:24 NKJ
24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.
You must memorize as many scriptures frm the bible on healing as possible! God will help you. You must read the bible and study scriptures on any area necessary until you have a solid understanding of how God feels about it! This is so. When you become firmly convinced and persuaded; you are in faith; no matter what you hear in terms of a diagnosis.
In praying for the sick; it is sometimes a challenge because the devil would have you to buy into the diagnosis of whatever the doctor says. We do believe in doctor’s. It is just that we value God’s word more. Be polite, keep a low profile, do not be boisterous and stand in faith. Have no one look at you…but a God. When people ask you what God will do; tell then that His will be done and ask them to stand in faith.
On a personal note; I have become so sad at so many young women dying of various forms of cancer…who decide not to undergo doctor’s recommendations and some have died. But, I will also say that many have lived. I am a prayer intercessor never to get between God and the person lest my flesh come alive and I say the wrong thing. So pray for wisdom each and every day in your prayers.
You may find yourself being asked to go pray with the sick at their homes, in hospitals or by mail or phone. Do not decline an opportunity to build another person up spiritually and encourage them. But, point them to God, do not lie let the Holy Spirit lead you in all that you do or say. Do not go to see anyone that is sick without prior prayer and sometimes fasting may also be necessary.
This is a time when you ought to research and find out as much as you can about the power of prayer and fasting..
I am certain that I could say a lot more, but you will have your own experiences and all of them may not be what was expected.
I once went to pray for a dear friend who was in the hospital; and as soon as I finished she got incredibly worse; almost immediately. I was heartbroken. Just before she got worse; I had yelled in a loud voice: “We seal this place with The Blood Of Jesus!”
I am certain the devil would have killed her were it not for the Blood.
For several weeks thereafter I read healing scriptures around the clock on her behalf until she was better. I will not lie; it was tough, but I learned the faithfulness of God!
Write some Healing Prayers and keep them in a notebook that you can get to.
Memorize 10 new Healing scriptures in a week or in a month, but do it.
Challenge: Begin to visit nursing homes to pray with family friends or relatives.
Books To Read:
Prayer and Fasting by Kingsley A. Fletcher
The Power of Prayer And Fasting…21 Days That Can Change Your Life by Marilyn Hickey
Fasting For A Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer A Towns
Breaking Generational Curses by Marilyn Hickey
The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda
Start your own Prayer Library
Try to Take in at least One Message A Day on Healing
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