Dear beloved: As you pray for healing for yourself, there may be blockages to healing that are keeping the full impact of God's blessing to be felt. What are some of these blocks, and how do we get rid of them? Probably the first and biggest block is littleness of faith. In Matthew 17:15 a man brought his lunatic son to the disciples to have him healed, but nothing happened, they were not able to cure him. This was the result even though in Matthew 10:1 it reads..And having summoned His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. So as believers and disciples of Jesus Christ we also have been given the same authority over unclean spirits and every kind of sickness. After Jesus cast the demon out in Matt. 17:18 the disciples asked in v19, then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked "Why could we not cast it out?" v20 and He said to them," because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, "move from here to there, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. v21 but this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." So we should pray for the Lord to increase our faith, to help our unbelief. In Mark 9:22b a man came to Jesus asking again for healing for his son, and he said to Jesus, " and it (demon) has thrown him into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us!" v23 and Jesus said to him, "If You can! All things are possible to him who believes." v24 Immediately the boy's father cried out and began saying, " I do believe, help my unbelief."
Do you catch yourself saying things that express your littleness of faith and unbelief? If so, ask God to forgive you of your unbelief and start speaking as if you believe God can do anything in your life, and that you believe He has truly given you authority over every unclean spirit and sickness, and every disease, including emotional healing, mental illness, and every kind of bondage. Ask God to increase your faith. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. v7 by faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverance prapared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and become an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
In Mark 11:22 And Jesus answered saying to them "have faith in God," v23 "Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him. v24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you." Oh beloved, how our attitudes would change if we truly believed that the things we have asked God for we believed that we HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THEM!
I spoke yesterday about a man being raised from the dead because of prayers offered up to God in faith and obedience. It had been spoken prophetically over me as I was sent out to Costa Rica, that "signs, wonders, and miracles would follow me everywhere I went, even to see the dead raised," so I was expecting and praying believing that God would do anything I asked Him to do, even to raise the dead. When that situation presented itself, I was already believing and in agreement with God that the mountain of sickness and death in that Pastor would be moved into the sea. What are the mountains in your life? Physical infirmity, mental illness, addictions to alcohol, tobacco or pornography, lack of finances, unsaved loved ones, the list could go on and on. Write down your mountains on a sheet of paper and start speaking to those mountains, and then pray believing that you have already received the answer to your prayer. Start praising God as you watch those mountains go into the sea! Praise Him, for nothing is impossible for God! God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim