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Parkinson’s Disease Healed

Do you realize that physical attacks are mere manifestations of spiritual ones? If we believe the words of Jesus in John 10:10 when He says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” then we will understand why physical attacks, such as Parkinson’s disease happen.

Parkinson’s disease is a spiritual weapon formed by satan to steal, to kill, and to destroy people. But we do not have to accept these wicked attacks formed against us, because Jesus came to give us life and life in abundance, through the spiritual blessing of supernatural healing.

Study the Word of God concerning healing so that your faith can be strengthened to rebuke these attacks and believe for your healing.

Encourage your faith as you listen to Betty Hertzler share her glorious testimony at a recent healing seminar of how she is  healed from Parkinson’s disease.

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Fasting for 40 Days

We’ve discussed the supernatural power that is released by prayer and fasting when we are in need of a breakthrough. Please see, “Do You Need a Breakthrough?” And then we studied,Which Type of Fast is Best for You?” And now this is the third part in this series about fasting for 40 days.

First of all, there are only 3 people recorded in the Bible that fasted for 40 days. They are Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. You can read in Exodus 34:28-29, about Moses’ supernatural encounter on Mount Sinai with God. It was such a powerful encounter that the glory of the Lord shown on his face, and the people would actually cover his face with a veil because he shown so brightly.

In 1 Kings 19:7-9, during Elijah’s 40 day fast on God’s mountain, Mount Horeb which is also the same mountain that Moses was on, Mount Sinai, the downtrodden prophet Elijah is restored from fear, failure and depression.

In both these accounts, Moses and Elijah, powerful men of God are being led up the mountain of God without basic provision for 40 days. This fact speaks volumes to me. Near the top of the mountain there is a wilderness to pass through. There is a test of obedience and discipline that leaders must be willing to walk. They must overcome pride and entitlement, and the only way seems to be by humbling themselves before God by prayer and fasting.

Then we have our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus who was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, where satan first tempts Him to break His fast early by turning stones into bread to eat. Then He is tempted to test Father God’s faithfulness if He deliberately does something foolish that could perhaps end His physical life before His destiny at Calvary. And then He is tempted with false power and position if He will bow down to satan. And our faithful Jesus overcomes every form of temptation by speaking the Word of God. See Matthew 4:1-11.

And we should take note that during this time of temptation, satan is also trying to cause Jesus to question His true identity, and fall into the sin of entitlement. Be aware of the enemy’s tactics during this time of prayer and fasting.

And isn’t it interesting that satan first tempts Jesus to break His fast. This shows us that fasting must be very powerful if he will try to tempt Jesus and us to give up and quit. Be like Jesus, don’t give in. Use the Word of God during this time to overcome the temptation to break your fast.

Amazingly, years later, these three men, Moses, Elijah and Jesus meet up with each other on the Mount of Transfiguration. See Matthew 17.  Again, this proves that supernatural power is released during times of prayer and fasting. And our destinies are forever altered when we obey.

The difficulties that you will encounter during a 40 day fast are as follows.

o   You will be led into a spiritual wilderness. God does not promise that prayer and fasting will or should be easy.

o   God will test your faithfulness. He will try the motives of your heart.

o   When you are physically weak and worn down, the devil will make his move and attack.

o   The enemy will cause you to question your identity in Christ.

o   The enemy will fight against you in the arena of your calling.

o   With his lying tongue he will make false promises if you will give into his temptations.

Years ago, the Lord required of me to go on three 40 day fasts in one year. It was hard on the flesh. It was preparation for the healing ministry, and I am still harvesting the fruit that was planted back then.

I began with drinking a non-salted clear broth made from boiled vegetables that was strained. I drank this 3 times a day, along with lots of water throughout the day. Then, eventually the only thing my system could handle was warm water.

Along with drinking the clear vegetable broth and water, I would spend most of my days and nights reading and studying the Word of God. Actually, I read through the entire Bible during each of these 3 fasts. And I spent much time in prayer and worship.

Personally, I do not recommend this fast for those that are struggling with eating disorders, or are fighting sickness and disease. If, this is you, there are other types of fasting that would be better for you. And I highly recommend that you ask your physician how you can participate in a type of biblical fasting.

I know of a woman that struggled with an eating disorder in her past, and she knew her weakness in this area and instead of fasting from food, she fasted sugar and salt, and from entertainment, and in their place she read and studied her Bible more, and spent personal time in worship.

As I shared in an earlier post, during times of prayer and fasting, I purchase a new notebook. I purchase the biggest one I can find, and I journal throughout the day. On the first page, I write down the start and end dates of the fast. I add to this page Scripture verses that I will stand on, and specific prayer requests or reasons for the fast.

Even though, 40 day fasts are difficult on the flesh, they are very powerful spiritually. Through personal experience I have found that the benefits outweigh the difficulties. And these are some of the benefits that you can expect during a 40 day clear liquid fast.

o   You will encounter the Spirit of God in a greater manner then before.

o   Your spiritual senses will be empowered.

o   The gifts of the Spirit become highly activated.

o   You will see and hear God clearly.

 

Seven Scriptural Reasons for Prayer and Fasting

  1. Divine Protection. Ezra proclaims a corporate time of prayer and fasting for God’s divine protection. Ezra 8: 21-23.
  2. Physical Healing. Paul fasts for 3 days and nights from food and water and his blind eyes open via the obedience of Ananias. Acts 9:1-19.
  3. Deliverance from evil spirits. In Matthew 17:14-21 Jesus teaches His disciples that the only way certain evil spirits will leave is by prayer and fasting.
  4. Restoration from failure and depression. 1 Kings 19, the well-trained prophet Elijah is restored from failure and depression.
  5. Victory over temptation. In Matthew 4: 1-11, we read how Jesus fasted 40 days and nights, and victory over very strong temptations.
  6. Repentance and revival. In 1 Samuel 7:6, God uses Samuel to revive the people that were enslaved to idol worship and lead them to repentance and deliverance.
  7. Release into ministry. Again in Matthew 4:1-11, after 40 days and nights of fasting Jesus is released into 3 years of faithful ministry.

So, let me repeat myself from the previous post, choose your type of fast, set your dates, purchase your journals, and let the breakthroughs and the miracles begin!

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com. Becky will be ministering in the Virginia area on these dates.

Which Type of Fast is Best for You?

In my last post, “Do You Need a Breakthrough?”  I shared with you God’s method to breakthrough from a stronghold of the enemy over our lives. Also, I gave you lists of both physical and spiritual benefits of prayer and fasting.  And I promised you that in today’s post that we would discuss a few different types of fasts found in the Bible. Let’s get started on our study of prayer and fasting and move into the promised land of Breakthrough.

There are different types of fasts throughout the Bible. Read through the list and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to the one that is best for you.

  1. A General Fast is when you abstain from eating all food, but you do drink water. Like Jesus did when He was led into the wilderness, see Matthew 4: 1-11.
  2. A Partial Fast, such as the Daniel fast found in the Book of Daniel 1: 12, ““Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Their diet consisted of only vegetables to eat and water to drink. And then again in Daniel 10:2-3 where it says, “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” This type of fast lasts for 21 days, and not only restricts choice foods, meats, alcohol from the diet, but also forbids the luxury to use anointing oils and lotions.
  3. A Total Fast, is when one goes without food and water. An example of this can be found in Acts 9:9 with the conversion of Saul to Paul, “And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.” And another example of this can be found in Esther 4: 15-16, “Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

In these 2 examples of a total fast, both lasted for 3 days, they ate no food and drank no water. And one example is of an individual, Paul fasting and the other shows us an example of a corporate fast, with Esther and the Jews.

Words of wisdom concerning prayer and fasting.

o   Remember, it is PRAYER and fasting. Without prayer, it is just another form of dieting and this is not God’s purpose for fasting.

o   Keep in mind that while you are fasting, especially during longer fasts that your physical body will not function as it normally does. It will tire more easily, you may have to fight off a headache or two, and there will be moments that your digestive system will hurt, mainly in the beginning of an extended fast and when coming off of a fast. That’s why you need to slowly work into a fast, and the same is required for coming off of a fast.

o   A few days before you start your fast, cut back on food intake, caffeine, sugar and salt, and increase your water intake. And when it is time to come off of a fast, your digestive system has not been functioning as normal and it can’t handle large amounts of food. Use caution and do not overload your system.

o   I would also caution someone that is struggling with anorexia or some other type of physical struggle or sickness and disease that you use common sense and ask your physician for medical advice how you can participate in this biblical practice.

o   Also, for married couples your sexual organs will not function as normal and you will be wise to heed the scriptural advice in 1 Corinthians 7:3-6, “Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment.”

How long should you fast for?

Honestly, there are no set rules for how long you should fast for. I recommend that you pray to the Lord and ask Him how long your fast should be. If you have not developed your spiritual listening ear to hear Him respond, then I suggest that you first fast for a day, and work your way up from there.

Several years ago, we had a young man volunteer with our mission for one and a half years. Before he left, he wanted to learn how to fast. He observed my husband and I fast for extended periods of time, but felt he was not ready for that. So, he sought the Lord, and this is the plan God gave to him.

The first week, he fasted for one full day. The second week, he fasted for two full days, third week, 3 days, and so forth. Until he worked up to the seventh week and he fasted for 7 full days. Perhaps, this could be a plan for some of you who have never fasted before.

In the Bible we see that God’s people fasted anywhere from 1 to  40 days.

During times of prayer and fasting, I purchase a new notebook. I purchase the biggest one I can find, and I journal throughout the day. On the first page, I write down the start and end dates of the fast. I add to this page Scripture verses that I will stand on, and specific prayer requests or reasons for the fast.

This past year, I have been fasting often with a good friend of mine. We decide what type of fast we will do, and for how long, usually 1-3 days per week. We share our present personal needs, the needs of our families, and those who we know that need us to stand in the gap for them with our prayers and fasting. We have seen many answers to prayer come to pass. It has been wonderful.

So, choose your type of fast, set your dates, purchase your journals, and let the breakthroughs and the miracles begin!

The next post will be devoted to going on a 40 day fast.

 

Becky Dvorak is a healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

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Do You Need a Breakthrough?

.Do you need a breakthrough for you, your family, your marriage, your ministry or business? Does it seem like something is preventing the answer to your prayers from coming forth? Perhaps, you need to enter into a time of prayer and fasting.

Both prayer and fasting are 2 supernatural weapons of spiritual warfare, and when used together they cause us to become lethal to the enemy’s plans formed against us.

But even though we have been given such powerful weapons to overcome the wiles of satan, most Christians do not use them. Why? The Bible tells us in Matthew 26:41, “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” It takes obedience and discipline to activate the power of prayer and fasting.

Yes, it takes obedience. According to the Bible, it is not if, but when you fast. Do you realize that fasting is mentioned about 80 times throughout the Bible? And 30 or more of these verses are found in the New Testament.

I remember one time I was about to sit down and read and study my Bible, but before I did I asked the Lord if He wanted me to embark on another fast. Wouldn’t you know my Bible fell open to the following passage, “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12. Now, I had a choice to make, either I was going to pretend that the Lord did not respond to my request or I was going to obey Him. Fortunately, I obeyed.

Prayer and fasting are spiritual disciplines. And just as godly parents train and discipline their children in the ways of the Lord, so too, our Heavenly Father loves us and knows what we have need of. He understands what is best for us, and by activating these spiritual weapons, we also gain 2 important attributes of the Lord, obedience and discipline. Prayer and fasting are beneficial for us.

 

Let’s look at some of the benefits that prayer and fasting provide us with.

Spiritual Benefits

o   Protection from our enemies

o   Freedom from the bondages of sin

o   Victory over temptations

o   Manifestation of physical healing

o   Deliverance from evil spirits

o   Repentance and revival

o   Restoration

o   Release into ministry

 

Physical Benefits

o   Detoxes your body from impurities.

o   Resets your hormones.

o   Lowers weight.

o   It has other physical benefits as well, such as, lowering cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure, and other physical ailments.

Prayer and fasting have both physical and spiritual benefits for us, but even more importantly they are heavenly weapons that when used together cause spiritual breakthrough for us.

On the next post, let’s look at few different types of fasts found in God’s Word for you to choose from.

 

Becky Dvorak is a healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

A Reason to Believe

2 ladies talkingOn the news, whether the source is secular or Christian you read or hear about how sickness, disease, plagues, pain and suffering are on the rise. Have you ever wondered why these devilish things are increasing?

When we preach from human reasoning, instead of the truth found in Scripture, people suffer. When we put all our faith in what the doctor says, in place of the Bible, miracles cease. When we trust secular physcology, rather than heed biblical counsel, healing is hindered.

We suffer from unanswered prayers when we give into the world’s system of doubt and unbelief, but we can change the situation around and learn to believe again. In order to do so, we need a reason to believe. Let’s look to the Word, find our reason, and believe.

 

6 Reasons Why We Can Believe in God to Keep His Promises:

 

  • He is truthful. “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Num. 23:19.
  • He is just. “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is” Deut. 32:4.
  • He is able. “And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Rom. 4:21.
  • He is willing. “Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” Mt. 8:3.
  • He is faithful. “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do ” 1 Thess. 5:24.
  • His faithfulness is unconditional. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Tim. 2:13.

 

Why You Can Trust God’s Word:

  • It’s alive and powerful. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb. 4:12.
  • It is inspired of God. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 3:16-17.

 

Benefits of Trusting God’s Word:

  • God’s blessing. “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Lk. 11:28.
  • Freedom. “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Jn. 8: 31-32.
  • Protection.As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Ps. 18:30.
  • Knowledge and Understanding.For the Lord gives wisdom; for the Lord gives wisdom;
    From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Prov. 2:6.
  • Life and Healing. “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” Prov. 4: 20-22.

 

If you will spend time and meditate upon these Scriptures you will find your reason to believe in God and His Word again.

Becky Dvorak is a healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Christmas Devotions for You

Christmas MangerDuring the hustle and bustle of this season, let us not forget to take time with the Lord and reflect on all that He has done for us. Perhaps, sitting by the Christmas tree with your Bible, a journal, and these Christmas devotions that I wrote would be the perfect way to spend time with Him this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

 

A Gift of Reconciliation

Do You Hear What I Hear?

A Christmas Gift From the Lord

A Prayer For the Assistance of Ministering Angels

Favor With God

Prophetic Messages From Heaven

An Honest Question

A Shining Cloud of Glory

God Transforms Impossible

A Bondslave of the Lord

Blessed is She Who Believed

Good News for All People

Joseph the Protector

12 Days of Christmas

A Gift of Hope for Christmas

Avoid Spiritual Fruitcake

Does Anyone Know What Christmas Is All About?

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

A Prayer for the Assistance of Ministering Angels

God sends the angel Gabriel to visit Mary to deliver a message.

God sends the angel Gabriel to visit Mary to deliver a message.

Luke 1: 26-27 says, “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.”

The Father sent His angel Gabriel to this earth to deliver a message to Mary that would change her life. Did you know that He still sends angels to this earth to minister to His people? The Bible says concerning these angels in Hebrews 1:14, “Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?” AMP

Do you feel like your situation needs extra help? Have you considered praying to the Father for the assistance of His ministering angels?

We need to learn to take the limits off of God, and allow Him to minister to us as He wills. Many believers are receiving angelic visitations from the Lord. I know I have had angelic activity in my life, and I expect even more ministry in this way. How about you? Where are you at in your spiritual walk with the Lord? Will you allow Him to send His ministering angels to minister to you?

Here is my petition to the Lord for you this day.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask You to send forth your angels to minister to the needs of my dear friends this day. That many will see, hear and receive a special angelic touch from You that will heal them in spirit, soul and body.

For those that are fighting against a spirit of death that they receive a divine healing touch and they will rise from their deathbeds completely healed.

And for all that are suffering from physical pain, sickness and disease I ask that Your ministering angels will encompass them and release their physical healing this very moment.

I pray for others that are fighting against a spirit of deception that they will receive a message of truth that will set them free, and lead them down the path of repentance, and back into the arms of the Heavenly Father.

Holy Spirit, send forth Your angels that will minister love, and acceptance to those that are contemplating suicide today. Give them the message of hope that is needed to choose life and to carry on to the victory that comes only from the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

For those that are in the place of major decisions today, that will affect the lives of them and their families, release Your ministering angels and strengthen them to do what is right according to Your Word.

Whatever the need may be, I ask that You will release Your angels to minister to them by the power of Your grace.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Why AM I Getting Worse and Not Better?

woman cryingSomeone writes and asks, “I have prayed for healing for several people for years. I have learned to quit asking and thank God for working in their bodies. I quote “healing is the children’s bread” and I ask God to give us this day our daily bread, healing. It is difficult when these people appear to get worse and not better. What are your thoughts about this?”

The first words I hear when I read this question are; “The Bread and the Wine have already been served.” It isn’t that God is withholding healing. Jesus already broke bread, (His Body) for us when He bowed down and gave His back to be brutally whipped for our healing. And He also poured the Wine, (His Blood) when He shed His blood at Calvary so that we could walk in a new blood covenant called grace.

When healing is not manifesting, I have learned to stop blaming God, and to start searching within myself to find out what is happening in my life that is hindering the healing power of God from manifesting. Why does it appear that I am getting worse and not better? If I don’t know the answer, I ask the Holy Spirit to show me what’s in my heart. And I can do this without feeling condemned, because I know that His grace is for me and not against me. And He willingly gives the revelation so that I can be healed.

Take the time to examine your heart and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I struggling with past hurts and unforgiveness? Matthew 6:14-15 tells us, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
  • Is there willful sin in my life? Proverbs 66:18 makes it plain, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.”
  • Am I speaking the blessings of God or the curses of satan over my life? Proverbs 18:21teaches us that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
  • Have I surrendered my 5 senses and human reasoning over to God? Or do I trust them more than the Word of God concerning my healing? We can learn from our spiritual father, Abraham in Romans 4:19, “And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.”
  • Are my eyes fixed on Jesus? Or have I lost my focus and they are centered on the illness? Hebrews 12:2a tells us where our eyes should be focusing, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
  • Have I given into confusion and doubt? Am I being controlled by a spirit of fear? Or am I walking by faith? 2 Timothy says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
  • Do I really believe that God is for me, and not against me? Romans 8:31 says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

If the Spirit of God is speaking to your heart, stop what you are doing, start praying and seeking God for His forgiveness and guidance and start the healing process again.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

What is Difficult to Believe About Healing?

man starting out on a journeyI recently asked the following question, “What is difficult to believe about healing?” Everyone that responded said, “That God is willing to heal them personally.” We are going to take a careful look at this response to expose two main hindrances that are blocking us from receiving His healing power in our personal lives.

In Luke 5:12-13 we read about a leprous man in the Bible who had the same doubt and question.

And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of
leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if
You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then He put out His hand and touched
him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.

This man had a very contagious disease and others were afraid of him. He was not allowed to go near others. If others came near him he would have to pick up a rock and throw it at them and call out that he was unclean. He felt the rejection of those around him and I believe he thought God had rejected him as well.

He asked an honest question. He didn’t know the will of God, and Jesus reached out and touched him and showed him that He was not rejected but accepted by God and answered his honest question. He said, “I am willing; be cleansed.”

I believe the number one hindrance that stops us from believing that God is willing to heal
us stems from an identity crisis. We do not know who we are in Christ. Our true identity is probably the most important truth that satan tries to conceal from us because he knows that once we start to unveil the truth about who we really are in Christ and who Christ
is in us, we become lethal to satan and his kingdom of darkness. It says in Psalms 8: 5-6, concerning us, “Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all
things under his feet”
(NASB). We have been created a little lower than God. He gave us authority and dominion over all things. Once we start to recognize who we are in Christ, we start to seize our authority over satan, the temptation of sin, and the consequences of living in a fallen world, such as sickness, disease, and every other foul curse that comes our way. In other words, as we start to understand who we are in Christ we start to dominate satan and his evil works, instead of him dominating us.

Another hindrance is that people are struggling with their past and do not really believe that God can forgive and heal them because of their many past sins. In 1 John 1:9 it says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” If we have asked the Lord to forgive us of past sins, then we are forgiven. The enemy can no longer hold our past against us because we are covered with the blood of Jesus. It is now all about our faith in His grace to honor His Word in our lives. And because we choose to believe His Word that He is faithful and just we are not only
forgiven of all sin, but we are redeemed from the consequences of those sins, including
sickness and disease. Jesus is saying to us today, “I am willing; be cleansed.”

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Why Is It Difficult for Christians to Receive Healing?

People have been taught if they take medicine they will be healed.

People have been taught if they take medicine they will be healed.

As a healing evangelist I am asked many questions concerning healing. One common question asked is, “Why do you think it is hard for Christians to receive healing? It seems most are already resigned to go the medical route because God uses doctors.” This is a reasonable question, and there is an answer for it.

It has been difficult for Christians, especially in the Western World, to receive healing because they have not been taught about faith for healing on a consistent basis.

People are willing to wait 7 to 10 days for an antibiotic to heal their bodies, because they have been taught for many years that if they take one spoonful or one tablet of this medicine, three times a day they will be healed. They are even willing to overlook physical symptoms of the illness, because they have been taught that the symptoms and the sickness will be healed as long as they take the medicine faithfully. So, their faith has been activated, they follow their doctor’s instructions, and they are healed by the medicine.

But God’s people are not willing to wait this amount of time for divine healing to manifest, because they have not been consistently taught that if they will be faithful to take God’s medicine, His Word concerning healing, three times a day, morning, noon and night, that their bodies will be healed. And because of the lack of faith teaching for healing, if they experience any type of symptom after prayer they doubt the power in God’s medicine, and are not healed.

When God’s people hear the message of faith for healing on a consistent basis and put faith for healing into action then they are healed. And not only are they healed, but they walk in divine health and avoid sickness all together.

Our faith to believe God for healing will automatically activate when we are taught the Word for healing on a consistent basis.

This is why it has been difficult for Christians to receive healing in the past, but we can change this and start to teach the healing message to those around us.

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.