Liberated from sickness and guilt – How I heal people with the power of God
Many nomads practice Yoga, Reiki or Far Eastern meditation. Understandably, since we Westerners seek genuine spirituality, too. But we have a buried treasure that many cultures would envy us for. Unfortunately, it almost disappeared. I’m talking about prayer. No, I do not mean mindless babbling of old incomprehensible sayings, which one just has to recite in a church building. But I mean a genuine and faithful turning to God. Let me explain:
Prayer according to Jesus
Prayer is communication with God. A big part of that is that we acknowledge before God that we are deeply dependent on Him. If we are aware of this situation, we may also present a petition. Jesus promised to hear the prayers that are made in faith. So, Jesus once said to His disciples, after He made a fig tree wither by His Word:
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
So, if we believe, then we receive from God what we ask for. But faith does not mean to strongly wish for anything, but faith is “t is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
The opposite of faith is doubt. I can wish for something, but as long as I have doubts, God usually will not hear my prayer. The bible talks about this elsewhere:
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Of course, God does not answer any evil requests. I also could not imagine how a Christian could ask for evil without already having the doubts of the conscience. The Apostle John writes in the bible:
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Whoever asks God sincerely and with confidence for something can be as sure that God hears him as if he has already seen the fulfillment of his prayer. Because God does not make empty promises.
So, Jesus too can send His followers, the Christians, with a prediction into the world. He guarantees that they will do even more miraculous things on His behalf than He did Himself during His short three-year ministry here on earth. Because He still works today through His Christians.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
How it started for me
How does this healing work in practice? For this I would like to briefly talk about my biography. I did not come to the Christian faith until I was 20 years old and did not even know that there are still really convinced Christians in Germany. But God made sure that I visit university in a relatively religious area of Germany right after my conversion and against my original planning. There I quickly connected with Christians who practice their faith seriously and live their lives according to the Bible.
But even after 6 years as a Christian and a seminary attendance later, I did not really expect God to heal the sick. Sure, I have prayed for the sick and have also seen how people have overcome cancer with God’s help. I have, of course, officially believed it. But that God actually heals every day I couldn’t grasp back then. And so, my first strategy to conquer illness was always to go to the doctor and only when I heard of bad conditions that people had, I might have prayed for healing. This does not mean that doctors cannot also have a legitimate use. I mean God should not just be the last stop for Christians.
It was not until the last two years that divine healing slowly became part of my life. This coincides with my nomadic life, but the theological foundations for it were built the year before I left Germany.
Faith moves mountains
So occasionally healings happened, which I could testify during my travels. But it became truly real when I prayed for people on the beach with a mentor in Penang, Malaysia. When the first people were healed, people came to us on their own and asked for prayers. They even phoned a man who was unable to work as a fisherman for weeks due to an injury in the shoulder area. All those we prayed for were healed. I guess they were 20-30 healed people that day.
The method was very simple. If someone was ill or had an injury, we commanded in faith the infirmity to go, and reality had to adjust to God’s will. We just applied what I quoted from the Bible above. We spoke figuratively to the mountain while trusting God to move it into the sea. That’s where the proverb is coming from: faith can move mountains. Our mountains were the diseases. And the sea was not even that far on the beach 😉
It’s really as easy as I describe it here. We pray or command in faith and God does all the work. No talent needed. No hocus-pocus. Simply childlike trust in God! And as I said: It’s not about making an effort and wanting something very firm. Sure, we also want what we believe, but that’s not what constitutes faith. Faith is not a performance act or a form of self-suggestion. Faith is, as I said, a conviction of facts that you do not see. Not yet! Because we do not believe in what we see, but what we see must adjust to what we believe. And we believe what God has revealed to us in the Bible.
Healing in practice
But what happens if the healings fail? What if an infirmity is so great that I simply lack belief in a speedy recovery? What if people scoff then?
Yes, the disappointments did also happen. Even though I right away had a “success rate” of about 30%, if I can express it in these economical terms, unfortunately not everyone was healed, for whom I had prayed. At least not on the spot, so I could notice. But what surprised me is that my mental cinema was exaggerated. In most cases, people are grateful to be prayed for. Anyone who is ill already appreciates the love given by mere attention. And anyway, it is a good thing to pray for the sick and God expects us Christians to do so.
But the reactions to immediate healing are not what I expected either. Yes, all healed people are very grateful and usually express this clearly. Then it is important always to me to quickly point to whom they should actually be grateful. Because not me, but God is the healer.
Yet the situations are usually much more mundane than you would normally imagine after a miracle. Yes, there is an almost abnormal normality. The people do not seem particularly surprised and certainly not shocked. That’s why at the beginning, I frequently checked whether people really feel better and whether the pain is really gone. That really got me out of my mind. My first thoughts were: “He only says that now because he does not want to be rude, or because he wants to get rid of me.” But after healings were more common and obvious outward infirmities were healed, my doubts became less. And of course, there are sometimes tears on both sides when the healing comes, and the gratitude prevails.
Is it just hypnosis?
Well, I am not a hypnotist. And with the multitude of healings, which meanwhile happened through me as God’s tool, I would have to be an ignorant hypnosis master.
Of course, it can never be ruled out that some improvements, especially from pain, are due to suggestion. Also, as I said, I cannot rule out that some people lie to me. But, thank God, it doesn’t stop with only small woes that are reduces. I was also allowed to witness a medically confirmed instant healing of fractures. I think hypnosis as an explanation for this would be a bit odd. For that I probably lack the faith 😀
Even those who think that healings cause masses to convert to the Christian faith, I unfortunately have to disappoint. For us Westerners, it would probably be more likely to shake us up in our predominantly naturalistic-materialistic world view if we experience miracles up close in comparison to for example a Buddhist from the Far East. But miracles only cause that people question their naturalistic-materialistic view of the world. That people become theists or even Christians is not the result of miracles alone.
Because people first have to hear what we Christians have to say. We believe that physical healing is just one aspect. An even bigger illness that we all have is of spiritual nature. It affects our souls! Christianity is primarily about the salvation of people. Salvation is understood holistically in the Bible:
Freedom from guilt. Freedom from fear. Freedom from having to earn love.
The Liberated.blog is about freedom. However, this is more than just financial, fiscal and personal freedom. True freedom begins within our soul. God says in the Bible that we are all slaves of the evil. We are not evil because we do evil. We do evil because we are evil. Jesus once used the image of a tree:
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
The doing of evil acts is just a symptom. It shows us that something is wrong in our hearts. We are rotten at the root (apply the picture of the tree once again). It does not help if you try to do the right thing occasionally. Ultimately, we will do what slaves do, following the orders of our own evil drives, though they will never really fill us up and ultimately lead us to death.
Also, we cannot blame our environment for our behavior. Contrary to popular belief among humanists that we are corrupted by our society, God says that all of us are constantly morally failing. It would also be questionable how a world full of good people could exert such a bad influence on us so that we are no longer responsible for our bad deeds and thoughts.
The Christian message
And here begins a problem that many people do not want to hear. That’s why people are grateful for physical healing, but do not want to let anyone touch their soul. We are corrupted in our hearts. God, on the other hand, is absolutely just. He who does not humble himself before God and admit this fact, cannot relate to God.
However, those who have nothing to do with God can hardly explain why God forgave them. Why should He even forgive such people?
But if God does not forgive us, we will keep our guilt and one day we will be held accountable by Him. Many people master it to perfection, discouraging their innermost and conscience from admitting this truth. Rather, it is in our nature to hate God and to develop our own ideas of a god that does not exist. But one day comes the time when we cannot suppress it permanently anymore. Because then the time of grace has expired, and God will finally hold us accountable. Most will be given their 80 years, but in individual cases, the time of grace may also be over in 2 hours. We never know.
And God is not unjust that He gives some people more time than others. God is just merciful. Because if we demand justice from God, then He would have to throw us all to hell immediately. Because that’s what we deserve, according to God, for our viciousness. Many humanists do not like that. And basically, all human beings are humanists. The Reformers, such as Martin Luther, thought very differently 500 years ago when compared to the mainstream today. The Reformation did not come about because of the question: “How can a good god throw people into hell?” But they still knew the Christian world view and rather asked themselves: “How can a good god be merciful and not immediately throw everybody into hell?”
What is sickness?
According to the Bible, physical illness and physical death came into the world after we had already died spiritually when we began to sin as humanity.
The prophet Isaiah predicted the death of Christ on the cross centuries before Christ, as the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran confirm archaeologically. He anticipated the gospel with the following word:
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
According to this, Jesus took on sin and its consequences when He died on the cross. So, God removes all guilt and also the physical consequences such as illness and death from the Christians who believe in Jesus. In this way, Christians get an acquittal from God, thus giving a new (this time eternal) life in abundance, freedom and holistic salvation. This starts here on earth already and comes to perfection in the afterlife.
So, what would you do if you became physically ill? Would you only look for physical healing or do you want peace with God and a healed soul?
You need help?
Are you ill or would you like to talk about faith? I would be happy to talk to you. Of course, unlike my commercial products, I do not ask for money for spiritual counseling. Because Jesus says: ” Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Also, I can recommend John G. Lake Ministries if there is any need for healing, although I cannot take responsibility for every detail of their theological teaching. The Christians of JGLM are much more experienced in the healing ministry than I am and have a lot of healing records.
What are your experiences with God? Have you also experienced a miracle? Or are you rather skeptical and thinking I’m crazy? You may be very open in the comments or e-mail me what is on your heart. I will also reply openly!