Stepping out in Healing

1. Healing is a normal expression of the Kingdom of God
 God’s name is “healer.”
 Exodus 15:26 “I am the Lord who heals you.” (Yahweh Rapha)
 In the Bible, a name signifies a person’s nature, character, personality, attributes and actions.
 When Jesus was asked if He was the promised Messiah/Christ to bring God’s Kingdom, His reply was simple:
 Matthew 11:2 – 6 “…The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised…”
2. Healing should be the normal lifestyle of a Christian.
 Matthew 4:23 “Jesus went throughout Galilee…preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness among people.”
 Matthew 10:7 – 8 “Preach this message: The Kingdom of heaven is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers…”
 Mark 16:17 – 18 “These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name…they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
3. Healing is simply bringing what is in heaven to earth.
 Matthew 6:10 “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”
 What is God’s will?
 His name – Exodus 15:26 “Yahweh/Jehovah Rapha.”
 His nature – Who He is and what He does.
 What is (or is not) in Heaven?
 What is not in Heaven: divorce, murder, lying, poverty, cancer etc.
 What is in Heaven: love, forgiveness, goodness, kindness, healthy relationships, whole bodies, etc.
 What is our responsibility?
 To bring what is in Heaven to earth through preaching the “Good News”. (Matthew 10:8; Isaiah 61/Luke 4:18 – 19; Matthew 11:5)
4. Healing is Released through risk.
 Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith (risk) it is impossible to please God, for those who come to Him (God) must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.”
 God rewards risk, not success…Faith, not performance…The attempt, not the outcome.
5. Healing is Released through the gift of Faith and a
Measure of Faith
 I Corinthians 12:7 “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith…”
 The gift of faith allows us to believe for things that we otherwise would not on our own.
 Romans 12:6 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us…let him use it in proportion (measure) to his faith.”
 The measure of faith is simply living to the standard of breakthrough that you have previously experienced.
6. Giving away what you already have release more of the Kingdom.
 Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given back to you, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and pouring out of your lap.”
Discuss the following steps to release supernatural healing
1. Start with a brief interview
 Have the person briefly explain what’s wrong. How long have they had the problem, and what would they like to see happen?
2. Release the Kingdom in the appropriate way
 Listen for the Holy Spirit’s promptings/strategies.
 Declare promises (scriptures / destiny / prophecy / hope).
 Take risk to do what the Holy Spirit is prompting.
3. Evaluate the progress
 Have them check it out, maybe by doing something they couldn’t do before (try to make it hurt).
 Look for the visible signs / manifestations (heat/electricity/peace/joy/shaking/fluttering eyelids/tears).
 Have them give you a report of their pain level (from 0 to 10)
 Give thanks for what happens even if it seems like only a little improvement.
 Pray again, pressing in until you don’t sense any more progress, the person is frustrated or tired, or you get a breakthrough.
4. Always bless them
 Give the person confidence that God’s presence is on them, and working within them, whether or not they get healed at that moment.
5. Remember, healing is not a formula or technique
 Releasing healing is about His presence working in us and through us.
 Luke 5:17 “The power of the Lord was present for him (Jesus) to heal the sick.”
 Acts 10:38 “He (Jesus) was anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power…because God was with him.”
 What prevents you from stepping out in risk to release healing to those around you?
Observe how many people you meet throughout the day that need physical healing. Keep a daily count.
 Monday
 Tuesday
 Wednesday
 Thursday
 Friday
 Saturday
Pray for one person outside of the church for healing this week.
(Intercessory prayer does not count!)
 What was the outcome?
 How did you feel afterwards?
 What did you learn from this experience?