I should have known better, I was surprised but not shocked at the response. Don’t get me wrong there has been a quite of bit of interest in my website and the teachings
God has given me, but not in other areas that I thought would develop rather quickly.
I know that when I was in Bible School
or when I was really sick, if someone would have claimed to have known how to heal the sick, I would have paid attention. But then I thought about all those in between years. The years when I was healthy and not really seeking after God with all my heart. Would I have been open? Would I have been cynical? Would I have said this “I’ve heard all that before, and tried it and it just doesn’t work on a consistent basis? I also realize that sometimes when it is not a
pressing need in your life there isn’t the motivation to really seek out the help. There is the reality that in our advanced medical society that if medical care can take care of it to a point then divine healing is not that necessary. I also realize that some people who know me personally may dismiss it because it is me. I understand that because it can be hard to receive from someone you know personally in these areas. Jesus was rejected by the home town crowd because they knew him before, and he was a perfect man and of course the son of God. I am a very flawed man, but so were the disciples and in reality all the characters of the Bible were.
So I asked God what to do. I told him “I know what you have done in me and shown me and will people receive these teachings? And he gave me this rhema word. A rhema
word is a personal message from God especially for you. This is what he spoke to my heart. He gave it to me in two parts on two different days.
“Don't be put off by the lack of response, but look for the few who will receive my ministry that God has given me: (divine healing, freedom from addictions, the transforming power of speaking in tongues, and discipleship evangelism) and it will grow steadily.
What did God call me to do? -To heal the sick, raise
the dead, and set the captive free!!!
I heard an evangelist with a world-wide ministry say recently, that he thought the same thing that I did. He had been given this revelation of grace setting men free from religious bondages. He found that there was little response at first. He then though maybe the problem he was addressing was just true of a small group of people. After a period of time, people begin hearing the message and the
response grew tremendously, but it wasn’t overnight. God also showed him that the need was on an epidemic level. I believe also, that divine healing and the other areas God has opened to me are at that level too.
I am not comfortable doing what I am doing, but I am confident in Christ. And you know maybe that is a good balance. I am glad that I prayed that prayed in 2005, and that I didn’t quit during this excruciating trial during the first 5 ½ years till I received my healing. I am double glad that I didn’t quit with just my healing but sought God through 1 ½ more years to learn about these principles to help others. I know this; even though we live in a culture of unbelief, there are many who will come because they have needs. I will just be faithful and keep growing and teaching and welcome their coming.