Whose Faith Heals?

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I posted the following question on Facebook; “Do you have a question concerning healing that I can help you with? If so ask…” Here is the first question and my response.

Question: “On the people you’ve prayed for, was it that they had heard the truth and the truth set them free? Was it their faith, or your faith praying for them?”

Amy, this is a great question! And it has a 3 part answer.

#1- When people hear the truth, the truth sets them free. I remember teaching / ministering healing in a church and a man with a withered hand (that I did not even know was there) heard me teaching on the man with the withered hand (from Luke 6:6-11) and as he heard the Word concerning faith in action, his own faith was encouraged and his withered hand was made whole just by hearing the message of faith.

#2 – Oftentimes people are healed because of the faith of the one ministering over them. I see this as I am ministering to those that do not know the Lord. I have lead many non-Christians to the Lord, by ministering healing to their physical bodies first. The physical healing is used as a witness of the true power of Jesus Christ that they cannot deny. In Luke 4:40-41, we read how Jesus healed ALL that were brought to Him. It doesn’t say that ALL these people were believers or that they were full of faith. It was Jesus’ faith put into action that healed the sick.

‎#3 – Amy, at some point in time a person receives the full revelation that God’s healing power is for them. It may happen during a healing service, where the healing word is being taught, in may take years for some to get to this point, but never-the-less, they arrive to this point of revelation. When this healing revelation within them peaks they can receive by their own faith. Read Luke 8:43-48, the story of the woman with the issue of blood. This was a very sick woman, and she spent all she had to be made well, and she was still very ill. Somehow, somewhere, she “heard” of the man that could heal, “Jesus” and she fought the crowd to get to Him. And as she touched the hem of His garment, she was healed. What you need to understand in this account is that MANY were touching Jesus at the same time, but the way in which this woman touched Jesus literally drew the healing power out of Him. She didn’t just touch the physical hem of His garment, she touched the very core of His being with the power of her faith, and He stopped in the midst of the large crowd and said; “Who touched Me?” … “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” It was the power of her faith that touched Him. Jesus said to her; “Daughter, be of good cheer, YOUR FAITH has made you well. Go in peace.”

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  • Amy
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    How do you minister physical healing to someone who does not know the Lord?

  • Becky Dvorak
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    How do you minister physical healing to someone who does not know the Lord?
    If I do not know the person, I introduce myself and tell them that I am a Christian and that I believe in healing. If I already know the person and this person has been closed to the Lord, I ease their nervousness, usually with a bit of humor, but I stay focused on why I am there. I acknowledge the fact that I see them suffering from such and such, and I ask them for their permission to minister healing over them. Once I have their permission, I ask them what they want. I need to locate where they are at in their faith. If they say they want to walk, I respond back to them; “You want to walk?” I give them the opportunity to confess with their own words what they desire from God. I then assure them that God wants them to walk as well, and begin to minister a short Word of encouragement to build their faith, because “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” Romans 10:17. After a 2 minute teaching to assure them that God is able and willing to heal them, I spend a few more minutes sharing a few healing testimonies until I see that their faith has peaked and they are open to receiving the healing power of the Holy Spirit. Then I minister (release the healing power into their body), and the whole while building their faith with one testimony after another, or reassuring them that God’s grace is towards them and not against them. Then I ask them to put their faith in action and do something that they could not before.

    Here is a testimony of this teaching put into action. I once saw a man at a bus stop that was paralyzed from a stroke on one side and could not stand or walk. He was actually on his way with his daughter to go and visit the witchdoctor to see if he could help. I went up to this man and introduced myself, told him I was a Christian and that I believed in healing. I asked him if I could pray for him. He said; “Yes.” I asked the man what he wanted. He said; “I want to walk and be free.” I assured him that God wanted this for him as well. I then started to encourage his faith with other healing testimonies until I saw that his faith was peaked and he was ready to receive healing. I asked him if I could put my hand upon his shoulder, after he gave me permission, I released the healing power of the Holy Spirit into his body. I then instructed him that he needed to put his faith into action and he started to bend his foot, his knee, his shoulder, etc. I held out my hands to him and asked him if he wanted to go for a walk with Jesus. He reached out and grabbed my hands and I slowly started walking with him around the bus stop. Everyone in that place was watching what was taking place. I started to witness to him about the love that God has for him and all that Jesus did for him, and then ministered to him salvation. This is how to minister healing to someone that does not already know the Lord. Amy, let me know if this answered your question.

  • Amy
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    I feel like I have a lot of hindrances. I work in a place that is seemingly non-condusive to faith. I mean I work in a hospital. When I tell people that I believe it is God’s will to heal every person and that God is able to heal, people just look at me with blank, dead stares, as if they don’t believe me. That makes me doubt that any healing can take place. I guess I don’t really see people’s “faith peak” as you called it. There is a man, that I led to the Lord, soul salvation anyway [ he experienced deep peace] when we prayed, and we saw slight results [ his paralyzed arm exhibited flexability instead of stiffness, but he could not move it on his own]. This guy I have been ministering to for months off and on. He still doesn’t have enough of his “own” faith to be healed. When I pray for him we don’t see resuts, but yet I believe God is willing and able to heal. I’ve been thinking how maybe people need to see YOU (Becky.. or me.. or whoever is ministering to them) as an effective authoratative minister of God, as willing and able to heal. I don’t have many testimonies of healing that’s I’ve personally seen (only ones I’ve heard about). Plus, If I’m just their nurse at teh hospital. That’s all they can see me as. I don’t think they have faith in me or my ability to give them something from God. What do you think about this Becky?

    • Becky Dvorak
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      Amy, I appreciate your honest desire to understand and to walk in the healing power of the Holy Spirit. There are eight different points that I would like to address in your last comment.
      #1. Sharing your faith in the work place: I have no doubt you are right where God wants you to be, in a hospital ministering divine healing. What an awesome opportunity for an eternal harvest He has set before you!
      #2. You are correct when you say they don’t believe you. And I would like to add the word; “yet” after that statement. That is exactly why God has placed you there, to teach and to encourage them to have faith in God and in His healing power. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” Romans 10:17. Amy, give them something to hear, and give them the Word of God.
      #3. Even though the soil is hard, don’t be discouraged. I would like to give you a visual to meditate upon. See each patient as a garden, and you are a gardener. The condition of the soil (the spirit) will be different for each person. You will have to work the soil (encouragement and testimonies) and pull up weeds (doubt and confusion), but then comes the planting (teaching the Word), watering that seed (more encouragement and testimonies), and do some more weeding (deal with doubts and confusion as they arise), then comes harvest time (manifestations of healings and salvations).
      #4. If you don’t see the person’s faith peak, have patience, and continue to encourage, testify and teach. It will happen. A gardener knows that if they work the soil, plant a seed and tend to that seed well, that eventually a plant will appear.
      #5. Praise the Lord, the man you’ve been ministering to received the Lord! Now continue to disciple him in the Word concerning healing. The manifestation of healing will follow the teaching of healing.
      #6. I agree with you, we ministers of reconciliation, need to walk in authority over sickness and disease, and we need to be willing to lay hands on the sick and heal in the name of Jesus.
      #7. You say you don’t have personal healing testimonies to share, and again I add “yet” to the end of that statement. If you will put your faith into action you will have your own testimonies, but in the meantime, share Jesus’ healing testimonies, or you can even share mine.
      #8. If you are concerned they can only see your uniform, or your position, than do something about that. With short term patients, invite them to a Bible Study at your home about healing. My book; “Dare to Believe” is filled with teachings and testimonies, how to minister healing, how to put faith in action, questions, faith assignments, and it can be used in group settings as well as personal study. If they are long term patients, visit them on your time off and read the Word concerning healing to them, read my book to them. Pray, God will give you direction in all of this.

  • Amy
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    I think I will read your book when it comes out 🙂

  • Linda Leonard
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    Becky I have such a strong desire to see people healed but I’m unsure if they will be healed when I pray for them .my faith is weak at times . I know Jesus has already took our punishment for us .what books do you have that would help me to grow in faith in that area .
    I just don’t know if Jesus will heal people through me .I’m a mess 😔

    • Becky Dvorak
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      I would recommend you to my latest work, The Healing Creed.

  • Rhonda
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    Becky, I recently watched a video of you on Sid Roth. I felt incredibly inspired and encouraged. I begin to Google your name and I found this insightful impacting blog of yours. I am so grateful for you and your ministry!

    You have addressed so many questions that I’ve had and I feel extremely encouraged.

    I believe God has called me to Healing Ministry. He’s spoken to me in various ways… dreams, visions, prophetic words…etc.

    However, I have been fighting a good fight of Faith concerning my own healing and complete restoration. I started to wonder how am I supposed to teach and minister to others about healing if I’m still dealing with my own expectation to receive my full manifestation of healing and restoration.

    Questioning, would I be effective at teaching and ministering and encouraging others for their healing and their deliverence when I’m currently still going back and forth with receiving my full manifestation of complete restoration.

    Can I still minister healing to others and lay hands even though I am on my own personal healing Journey?

    Thank you for your time and for being a blessing.

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      Rhoda, Yes, you can. The Bible says if you believe you will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

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