IS DIVINE HEALING FOR TODAY AND HOW DO I RECEIVE IT!
Hi! I’m Scot Ashcroft of How Can I Be Healed Ministries,
I am making my case to you today for Divine Healing.-In my estimation: one of the most misunderstood and abused promises in the Bible. So why should you listen to me:
I was in horrible pain and had 15 to 20 things wrong with me for over a decade. I have spent ten years studying the Bible on the subject of Divine Healing. I have practiced successfully on myself hundreds of times and on others too.
Three times during this ten-year period, I took my eyes off the Lord and collapsed due to fear and weaknesses in me. God has spoken to my heart and told that the roots are deep enough and I never have to go to this again as long as I keep my eyes on him. I am completely healthy now because I have received Divine Healing and he wants me to pay it forward and he has given me a teaching gift to share Divine Healing with others.
He has opened the Book of Acts to me especially in the area of Divine Healing. I know how it works-period and I am not backing up on that one!!!
Let me make a couple statements. It is never wrong to go to the doctor. For instance, if you are going in for a procedure and ask me to pray for God to guide the surgeon’s hands and a quick recovery. I am there for you and will pray for you and support you 100 per cent. In fact, if that is where your faith is at; you should do it that way. That is not a criticism; but it is better to function strongly where you are at; than wavering because you are not at the point to trust God for Divine Healing. Go with where you are at: It’s the smart thing to do.
The Bible says in Psalm 103. “Don’t forget his benefits.” I think the church in America has by and large done just that. Divine Healing is elusive and many feel random. Some have prayed and have seen family and friends die and have gotten angry and blamed God. Some have taken the middle of the road approach saying, “God is sovereign: and sometimes he heals and sometimes he doesn’t.” I am going to blow the lid off all that last area and reveal what the church has been doing this wrong in the next few weeks.
God gave you a benefit package when you accepted him and the next verse in Psalm 103 says “he heals all of our diseases.” Not some: ALL OF THEM! Well Scot my experience doesn’t line up with that. I have shared about how I prayed for my son Chad when he was four years old and God healed him of partial deafness and then three years later I prayed for him for something else and he wasn’t healed. Most would have wondered why wasn’t he healed; not me I wondered why he was. That one time! This was my only success in the areas of Divine Healing till twenty years later!
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO RECEIVE DIVINE HEALING
1. Someone with the GIFT OF HEALING praying for you
(Usually we think of an Evangelist with this gift-an Oral Roberts or a Kathryn Kuhlman-I believe they operated in this gift)
2. A GIFT of the HOLY SPIRIT directed at your need
(Example: would be someone in the church has a Word from the Holy Spirit that anyone with migraine headaches will be healed if they come forward now) (Or it could be a one-on-one situation with a person who flows in the gifts.)
3. FAITH in the PROMISES of GOD ‘S WORD
(This requires an individual to renew their mind by meditating on the Promises of God’s Word and to get the doubt out.)
-ALL THREE REQUIRE A MEASURE OF FAITH ON BEHALF OF THE PERSON BEING PRAYED FOR!
Let me just say this while we are this subject: some people might say that if you are able to see yourself healed all the time why don’t you just clean out a hospital-it doesn’t work that way. The person must come believing. Faith is required on their part. Jesus couldn’t heal people who were full of unbelief and he didn’t chase them down.
-There are ADVANTAGES to The GIFT OF HEALING and the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT=Requires less faith and usually work faster.
-The DISADVANTAGES to The GIFT OF HEALING and the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT are that it’s kind of like getting struck by lightning (you must be at the right place at the right time to receive it) (for example, you must travel to find this evangelist who has the gift of healing and hope it works or you must hope that someone gives a Healing Word through a Gift of the Holy Spirit to receive your healing this way (very rare).
-The ADVANTAGES of the Healing by Standing on the Promises are: This is huge: this is the only one of the three that you get the controls in your hands. I know what some people are thinking: are you saying you can tell God what to do? No! I am saying God provided this benefit and many more 2000 years ago. If he didn’t want us to have it and use it then why did he give us the authority to heal the sick in Mark 16. Think about that for a moment!
Other ADVANTAGES are: you can defend your healing (Kathryn Kuhlman said many of the people she prayed for and were legitimately healed lost their healings). If you don’t know how you got it then how do you keep it? You can pray for others to be healed! You can walk in Divine Health!!!
The DISADVANTAGE is that it takes time and effort. You must renew your mind. Change your thinking. Start meditating on God’s promises. Start practicing in small areas then advance.
I want to emphasize this: that is, you only have a short time to live (days/weeks/months) then you should seek out someone with the gift of healing. I believe that this gift was given to the church for a last-ditch measure primarily. In other words, if you only had a short time to live and you couldn’t renew your mind fast enough you would be destined to die. Unfortunately, this seems to be about the only way that the church knows how to receive Divine Healing.
I have to think that the church today in America has become so confused in this area and so full of unbelief that we are the opposite of the 1st century church. Today, virtually nobody knows how these promises/laws/principles work as compared to the early church where I must believe that most knew how. Today, we just throw out a prayer and hope it works. There is more to it than that and we can tell this is true by the lack of results.
People are always talking about if someone could find the cure for cancer. I have found the cure; it is the “stripes of Jesus.” I Peter 2:24 says “by his stripes we were healed” “He heals all of our diseases” (Psalm 103:3). All includes cancer and anything else.
God has called me to pay it forward; to help restore Divine Healing by simple faith in the Promises (which are Divine Laws and Principles) to the church; especially here in America. It will take you time and effort. You have to get the doubt out! I will show you how to do that.
It may take several months but isn’t it worth it? Can you imagine being healed; walking in divine health; praying for your family or friends to be healed!
I am teaching on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 7pm Central Time. Please join me! There are archived videos available on my Facebook Page, also. You can find study guides and my written teaching notes on my Website. I hope you will join me. I guarantee if you come aboard with us and put your whole heart into this; you will walk in that healing power that seems so elusive today.
My greatest gift was that I didn’t quit. If God did it for me he will do it for you. The Bible says, “he is no respecter of persons.” Through ten years of hell on earth and seeking God with my whole heart he just helped me to put the pieces of the Divine Healing puzzle together and has anointed and called me to help restore Divine Healing to the church.
With all my heart; I want to now share these truths with you., Won’t you please consider joining me on Tuesday nights?
Sincerely in Christ,
Scot Ashcroft from How Can I Be Healed Ministries
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