Dick and I knew early on in this journey that there would be very few people who would be able to believe that standing on God's Word for healing was the only way we could approach this diagnosis. Standing on His Word for healing has made all the difference. We only pray with people who believe in my healing and confess that it is happening based on the hundred or more healing promises we found in the Bible. There have only been a couple of people who have questioned us about this, and we explained ourselves the best we could, but I have continued to believe that there is a better way to explain it. Well, apparently God thought that same thing, and as I started out on my walk the other day, I had a dialogue with Him. No, it was not audible, but could have been. It was so clear the Holy Spirit was giving me more tools to be used in my future. Dick and I firmly believe that there is a healing ministry out there that needs us! I share my conversation with God with you, only in hopes of a light bulb moment for you. The way God has explained this is worth reading.
Mary, do you believe you have eternal life?
Sure I do, Lord..
Why do you think you have it?
Well, because I made the choice to receive you as my Savior thirty years ago. I committed my life to following you and accepting your gift of salvation. I am saved, therefore I have everlasting life after death.
How did you know to do that?
You say in your Word that if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be saved, and you’ve said that as many as receive him will become children of God. You’ve said that those who accept you as their Savior will have eternal life because of your son’s death.
So you read this in the Word? And you believe it is truth?
So do you ever question that you have eternal life? Keep praying for it?
No, of course not. You’ve said my name is written in the book of life forever.
Oh, so you read my promise for eternal life, and you stand on that and never question that
you have it.
Hmmm. Say, what about love? Do you know how much I love you, daughter?
I know well, Lord.
How do you know?
Well, your Word says that you love us with an everlasting love and that was proven when your son died on the cross. You loved the world so much that you gave Him up as a one-time sacrifice for sinners to assure our eternal life. I will never understand how long, how high, and how deep your love is, but you have promised it to me.
So you just assume I love you and you never fret that I have stopped loving you?
You never wake up some mornings and pray, “Oh, Lord, I plead with you today to love me.”
So, you take me at my Word that you are covered in my love and receive it without question.
Hmmm. What about the forgiveness of your sins, Mary?
What about them?
Do you believe I have forgiven you of your past, present and future sins?
Yes, Lord, you have said in your Word that when I became your follower, you washed me white as snow, that my sins are wiped clean. You have promised that if I confess my sins, you are faithful to forgive them. You cast them as far as the east is from the west.
So you see that in my Word, and just simply believe it?
Yes, Lord, I do. Your Word is your will and your will is your promise. I stand a forgiven sinner.
Do you ever doubt that they are forgiven and feel the need to pray to me about re-forgiving you?
No. I believe it was a one-time promise fulfilled.
You are making a point about healing, aren’t you, Lord? It’s brilliant.
Ya think? If my people, who proclaim to be my followers start picking and choosing what they will and will not believe in my Word, then they are sorely missing out on the abundant life. If someone believes in my promise of their salvation and believes in my promise to love them and believes in my promise to forgive their sins, or any of my other promises, why can’t they believe in My promise to heal disease here on earth? It was what my whole ministry was about!
It seems almost ridiculous to think of me praying to you every day for things like salvation or love when it’s a done deal. It is a little absurd! I accept all those things as your promises and receive them and never question that they have all been fulfilled.
So when people pray and beg to be healed, they are doing exactly that!! They are asking for what has already been promised. It’s almost an insult to you, except that they really just don’t understand! All they need to do is accept that it is already fulfilled. And that in your perfect time, it will happen!!
Bingo again, daughter.
It is all about unwavering faith in your promises, Lord, right? If it is easy to have that kind of faith in all of your other promises in your Word, it should be easy to do it for healing.
It should be. But people don’t EXPECT to be healed. They have such low expectations of my power and my majesty. This is one of the things I want you to share with people. CLAIM WHAT IS YOURS ALREADY. If I’ve said it, it is my will and it will be fulfilled. But their faith must not waver.
That is exactly what people don’t understand, Lord. So many people are praying FOR healing for me, and I am so grateful for those prayers, but they are unable to step over the line of faith and believe that your promises are done deals. Once and done. They are treating your promises as relative, when they are absolutes! I am so grateful for my unwavering faith, thanking you in advance, before scientific “proof,” that my healing is happening, or has already happened.
We'll talk again.
I hope there is someone reading this today that needs to hear these words, for "if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, we know that we have what we asked of Him." 1 John 5:14-15
I have my PET scan on February 10. Future medical decisions all hinge on those results. In the meantime, I am so happy to be back in the land of the living. Going to work this afternoon at school and tomorrow morning at the nursing home. Life is good.