Teach the Truth
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; (Luke 6.17)
People need to hear to be healed. The most important thing you can do to help someone receive their healing is to let them hear the truth.
There are three truths that every person who wants to receive their healing immediately needs to know:
- 1. Jesus Christ died on the cross taking their sicknesses and diseases
- Isaiah 53.4-6
- Matthew 8.16-17
- 1 Peter 2.24
- Galatians 3.13 and Deut. 28.61
- That according to the Word of God they are already healed
- 1 Peter 2.24
- Luke 13.12
- Mark 11.24
- That speaking faith-filled Words changes the physical realm
- Mark 11.23
- Acts 14.7-10
- Matthew 8.1-3
Now, if you are at a healing crusade, a good Bible teacher or preacher will have preached these three points and emphasised at least one of them. If you are part of the ministry team, then your job will not necessarily be to teach these again or re-preach the sermon. You may want to confirm the person has understood these points and heard them from the preaching and believes them.
If you are in the supermarket or in your house, the person may or may not be willing to listen to you. You need to learn how to best present these truths as quickly as possible, using personal illustrations to yourself so that people can understand the point you are making.
Find out what is wrong with someone by asking them. You can ask a couple of questions to confirm what is wrong, but don’t spend too long listening to symptoms and ailments. Just know what you need to speak against and what organs you need to minister life to.
- Lay your hands on the person (Mark 16.17). Touch is very powerful when it comes to healing as the life of God in you is transferred through physical touch (Matt. 8.1, 15)
- Command all sickness and pain and any other symptoms to leave the person immediately (Mark 11.23, Romans 5.17)
- Command every organ to function properly (James 3.2, John 5.8-9) in the name of Jesus (John 14.14)
Manifestation is just the word used for a healing or miracle moving from the spiritual realm to the physical realm. After you have prayed with the person, ask them if there has been any change. Remember though we are not asking to see if they are healed, they are healed (1 Pet. 2.24), we are asked to see if the healing has manifest (Mark 8.23-25). Often I ask someone on a scale of 1 to 10, how much of the pain has gone.
If someone at this stage is completely healed, then rejoice with those that rejoice. Be happy with the person and ensure they receive information on how to stay healed (either give them a teaching book such as God Wants You Well by Andrew Wommack or God’s Medicine Bottle by Derek Prince; arrange to meet them again at a set time – about a week; or take them to a good Bible believing church that knows how to teach faith). Ensure YOU get THEIR contact details – a phone number or something – because you cannot rely on them to call you.
If the person is mostly healed, I would encourage them to thank the Lord for their healing and for them to continue to command the pain to be gone and their organs to function properly. Again, ensure they receive information on how to stay healed.
If the person is about half healed, I would repeat step B myself, just like Jesus prayed again for the man in Mark 8.23-25. Ask again how healed the person is – they should be mostly healed now. If so, follow the guidelines above.
If the person is only a tiny bit healed, or feels no better at all, praying again at this stage may just discourage you and them. At this stage, give them a good book on healing (as referenced above, or the mini-book Hear and Be Healed by Kenneth Hagin) or a list of Scriptures to meditate on for healing. Ensure they get to hear more faith-filled messages on healing or study the Word more, then pray for them again at a later date. In a crusade, if it is not the last night ensure they come back for another service and spend particular time paying attention to the healing message. Again, get their details so you can see if they have spent time in the Word and meet them again to pray for them again.