This all may sound strange to you. A lot of people don’t believe in a literal devil. A lot of Christians don’t believe either in him either. They will believe the Bible stories about Jesus and his encounters with the devil and demons. They might even believe maybe in some voodoo part of Africa there might be devils. Have you ever thought this; where did all these demons go?
When I was in Bible College at North Central University in Minneapolis, I had my first encounter with Satan. It was a Monday morning, November, 1977 and I was laying down in my fourth floor room in the men’s dorm. I was wide awake and just resting. All of a sudden there was this chilling cold presence in my dorm room. I couldn’t see anything. Something grabbed my hands, and turned them towards me and begin to choke me. I was petrified at first and finally got out “in the name of Jesus I rebuke you.” Actually, the first two words didn’t come out audibly so it was more like “name of Jesus I rebuke you. It immediately left.
I would reflect on this later and say to myself, why would the devil waste his time trying to kill someone a loser like me. For years, I always thought of myself as a nothing; a nobody, and pretty much lived up to that standard. On the humorous side, years later I would think “could you imagine if the devil had been successful.” How would the Bible College have explained it. “Man dies at his own hand.” “Murder/Suicide: “The victim and the perpetrator where one in the same.”
The second was when I was working out on an elliptical machine, in late 2013 or early 2014 at the YMCA and out of the blue, God brought this scene back to my mind. This had happened thirty-five years ago, and I hadn’t thought about it for at least thirty years. This would have taken place around 1980. This was during Bible College and there had been a snow storm and the roads were very icy. My Bible college friends, Roger and Mary Jo, were in the front seat. I was in back. Roger was driving. We were in the downtown Minneapolis area. We had a green light, and all of a sudden this huge city snow plow ran the red light and there was nothing Roger could do except try to stop. It was so icy and we ran into the side of the snow plow. The driver said, ‘that he went for the lever to pull the front bucket up but something stopped him.”” He thought that we might clear it and not hit him, but if we didn’t we could have been decapitated.” I was grateful that we were alright but didn’t think much more about it. The driver apologized and he was just tired and spaced out the red light. The Lord spoke this to my heart; “I sent an angel to stop him from pulling that lever and saved your lives.” “The devil was trying to take guys out.” “You see if he would have pulled that lever, you all would have been killed. I just thought WOW!
The third incident took place in our living room. This would have been the fall of 2011. Everyone else was out of the room at the time. This is the only time I actually saw the devil or a demon (well sort of-I’ll explain later). I was in horrible pain sitting on the sofa and all of a sudden this person appeared. He looked like an old bald man that had just escaped from a mental institution. He said “I am going to take you to hell with me.” Now the devil had been plaguing me for weeks and this was the culmination of that. I was scared and felt paralyzed for a moment. Then I rebuked it a time or two in the name of Jesus and he left.
The last incident took place in May, 2014. I was driving on a two-lane highway and delivering pizza for Domino’s Pizza. There was this white car coming the other way. It begin to come into my lane and it was obvious that it was going to hit me head on. I am ashamed to admit that the thought crossed my mind for a moment “good this will all be over and to do nothing.” I was just worn out. Then I thought of my family and the Lord and that he had a ministry for me and I snapped out of it and chose life. The normal thing would have been for me to move over farther right towards the ditch, but God spoke to my heart and said “go left and go around him on his side of the road.” I did. We missed each other and our eyes met for a moment. Guess who was driving the car? I am about 90% sure that it was the same guy in my living room a few years before. Sure looked like him.
So the Devil tried to kill me at least four times that I am aware of. Now I know why!!!!!! Because God has opened my eyes and heart with understanding to the principles to teach people about how to receive their Divine Healing. I am not saying I am the only one or that I know everything. I am not and I do not. But I am also not backing down from teaching and preaching the truths that God has shown me!!!!!!! He has also opened to me concerning the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and how this power can be activated and work in one’s live. He has shown me the principles about how to overcome addictions. This will be a future teaching. I promised the Lord, that I wouldn’t preach it unless I could live it. I am still losing the weight and then I will share the Promises/Principles form Gods Word. The final area is Discipleship Evangelism. That is the least developed area. These are the four areas that God has spoken to me that I am to teach on.
My hope is that people here in the America and elsewhere will open themselves up to the divine healing principles that God has shown me. I believe these principles were meant to be passed down from generation to generation; parents teaching them to their kids. I am not sure but somewhere that broke down.
Now we do see people divinely healed on occasion but it is usually by a high-profile evangelist with the gift of healing. At times, people will be healed by a Word given at a service by the Holy Spirit. For instance, “everyone that has migraine headaches come up and you will be healed.” On a rare occasion, a person is healed by simple faith but they don’t have the foggiest ideas what they did to receive it or for that matter neither does the person praying for them. These are hit and miss. Don’t get me wrong anyway you get healed is a great thing. These ways however have drawbacks. You must wait for lightning to strike with these methods. You must find and travel to find this person with the gift of healing and just hope it works. With the Gift of the Spirit for healing they are few and far between. I believe because these were last ditch measures designed by God for people who were deathly sick. In other words, if you had just a short time to live and needed to build yourself up in the divine healing principles of God’s Word you would be doomed to die. The problem is this is the only way most Christians know how to receive divine healing. The danger with these ways except for healing by Biblical Promises/Principles accompanied by simple child-like faith is this. What do you do if you get healed in a crusade meeting and go home and the symptoms start to reappear. If you don’t know how you got healed, you probably will be passive and won’t be able to defend your healing.
Pulpit prayers and prayer chains work for many things, but when it comes to divine healing rarely. Why? Because usually the person needs to have their heart and mind prepared spiritually (thru teaching these principles of God’s Word). Prayer chains work for many things but will not work for Divine Healing if there are weak links (people who are not praying in faith). We seem to have this the more the merrier attitude, but what we don’t realize is that yes you get an accumulation of people’s faith but you also get an accumulation of their unbelief. One man with a laser (simple child-like faith without unbelief) is better than a hundred people taking scatter shots in the dark with shot guns not knowing how to aim their shots. Look at the examples in the New Testament.
Two things only can prevent you from receiving your healing. One is unbelief and unbelief can be very subtle. Faith is given by God and built and purified as we put our faith into action. Not having enough faith is not the problem. How do I know that because it only takes a mustard seed to move a mountain. If that is true why do we hardly ever see anyone healed? Well, that question will be answered, and more. The other is the lack of understanding about how healing works. Most people give up very quickly if they don’t see immediate results.
People get wounded very easily when you talk about Divine Healing. My intention is to help not to hurt. If you are going the medical route, I will pray for you and ask God to bless the doctor or surgeon. You need to go where your faith is at. Unfortunately, the church has come up with all sorts of statements to explain away the lack of healing taking place. “Sometimes, God says no.” “God is sovereign.” You never know what God will do. “It’s in God’s hands.” “God made me sick to glorify him.” All of those things I can and will refute from Scripture. Andrew Wommack, is my mentor, in the arena of Divine Healing. He made this statement once. It shocked me! This is a guy who has seen tens of thousands of people healed in his lifetime. He has a worldwide ministry. He said every minister he knows (and he knows a lot of them) who had some form of incurable disease and said “well I prayed and it’s in God’s hands now” had died. Every one of them.
A short time ago, God revealed to me that Satan was trying to either make sick or kill as many Christians as he can. The Bible says, “He goes about like a roaring lion trying to devour people.” If we don’t know how Divine Healing works then we can’t properly defend ourselves and we are a candidate for destruction.
We will deal with unbelief. I lost my healing due to unbelief three times. I used to feel guilty. I now know that I needed the roots to go deeper for me to stand effectively and to be able to teach and pray for others. That has taken place now and is growing stronger daily. And know this that unbelief can be very subtle. Faith is given by God and built and purified by us trusting God and taking baby steps!
I have ten years of Experience (practicing hundreds of times on myself) and praying for others successfully. God has opened these principles up for me to share. Just keep at it and don’t quit. One thing I know for sure is this: the way I used to do it “pray and hope something would happen” never worked. You know the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This works period! And as you grow in it; it works more and more. If God did it for me, he will do it for you. Psalm 103 tells us “Not to forget his benefits.” One of those listed is healing (he heals ALL our diseases). You have a benefit package. It only works if you use it.
If you think I am boasting I am not. I let God put the spotlight of my heart and I realized that “I was the greatest of all sinners and I am the least of all Christians.” I am just a man who got sick of being sick and sick of feeling like a loser and wasn’t satisfied with status quo and wanted to see the miraculous. God helped me find my way out for me and for you. I tell people the first five years were for me to be healed. I could have stopped there. But I chose to go on so I could teach others and this took me an additional five years. I always believed the Book of Acts is real and that miracles took place. Now I have proved that true in my life in the arena of Divine Healing and other areas too. My motto is based on John 14:12 and I practice it daily; “If Jesus can do it I can do it because he gave me his authority to do just that.” I am so grateful to God for allowing me by his mercy and grace to do this! The Book of Acts and Miracles are true. I am living proof and I want to share this with you.
I hope you will join me as I teach on these Bible Promises/Principles/Laws on “How to receive Divine Healing” on my website (will be on Blog and Web pages) and on FB Live. What do you have to lose?
I love you,
How Can I Be Healed Ministries