The question I’ve been asked the most ever since I wrote the previous post is:
If I am already healed, then why is my body still sick?
THE ANSWER CAME IN A DREAM
Last night I had a dream:
I’m sitting in a chair in a dimly lit room. A few people are with me, including my husband.
The phone rings beside me, and when I answer it, a lady’s tearful voice says, “I need to talk to Sara.”
“Sara isn’t here, but I can take a message if you’d like.”
The woman sniffs and I can hear her holding back sobs. “You don’t understand! I need to talk to her now!”
Because of the woman’s insistence, I tell her Sara is my daughter-in-law.
“I will get a message to her right away.”
“Well, if you’re her mother in law, then my news is for you too!”
By this time I’m realizing this lady is with the police.
“Your son Steve ,and your grandson were travelling with Sara’s grandmother. I’m sorry to tell you they’ve all died in a car accident.”
This new startles me.
For a second.
Then I realize it doesn’t make sense. I didn’t know they were travelling, they always tell us when they go somewhere.
“Tell me the truth!” I yell into the phone. Tears run down my face, but not because I’m sad. I’m simply angry.
“I am telling you the truth!” She yells back.
My stomach twists. I feel sick because of her news, but I sense something is off.
My husband notices the commotion and comes over to take the phone from me, but I’m still yelling, “tell me the truth!”
He manages to take the phone, hangs up and asks what’s wrong. When I tell him, the other people in the room hear and loud sobbing ensues.
All the while I’m still yelling, “I want the truth!”
Then, suddenly my son walks into the room. He is very calm. He turns and looks me in the eye and says, “Don’t believe it, mom. I’m right here. It’s a lie.”
I see him– in the flesh–but the woman’s news is still ringing in my ears as well as all the crying and screaming. I stare at him and continue to yell, “tell me the truth! Steve, I beg you to tell me the truth!”
He says again, “don’t believe it, mom. I’m right here.”
I woke up with a start. But I knew instantly what it meant.
Often in the face of Truth we continue to believe what we believe. Why? Because how we feel is vying for attention. How we feel (emotions or physical) has nothing to do with the truth. When we hear something contrary to Truth we should recognize it as a lie, but tragically we sometimes don’t.
What If The Truth Doesn’t Feel True?
When I used to facilitate inner healing sessions the most common response I heard while ministering was, “well, that might be the truth, but it doesn’t feel true.”
I would nod, agree and carry on trying to identify the ‘root of the issue.’ I was all about discovering the lie so they could renounce it, and make a verbal agreement with truth.
(Do you sense my eyes rolling here? It was a works-based ministry, and it wore me out).
*NOTE: (If people understood what being rooted and grounded in love means, all other issues would cease to exist. To me, that’s getting to the root. The root that matters.)
I may be rolling my eyes, but I’m not making light of this. This type of thinking is very serious because it’s very wrong. People who say such things as the truth doesn’t feel true to me are caught up living by their emotions. It’s what the Bible calls carnal, or living according to the flesh. And ministries that minister to the old man (who is dead, by the way), or to the flesh (5 senses) are teaching us to focus on the wrong thing.
The other danger, with this type of ministry, is that it attempts to heal people through a subjective truth, via their subconscious, rather than through the absolute truth, which is spiritual.
Like I said in the previous post, by paying attention to our 5 senses we are proving that we are looking to the temporal realm–what we feel–rather than looking to the spiritual realm which is eternal.
Jesus said His words are spirit and they are life (John 6:63). Since life is in the spirit why are we focussing so much attention on the flesh and it’s 5 senses? The things of this world are temporary. Don’t let it dictate anything to you. If you’re born-again, then truth is not up for grabs.
Truth Was Standing There
In my dream, the truth was standing there and telling me not to believe what I just heard; yet I continued to demand to know the truth.
Years ago I would’ve been upset by this dream, and would’ve sought an inner healing session.
But by doing so, I would’ve kept myself in a negative cycle of: examining my body and mind to find things wrong, then booking a session to get to the root. In other words, I kept myself vulnerable to how I was feeling.
This focus kept my mind on all things negative:
- I was aware of my physical pain
- I often felt I suffered from emotional trauma because of how other’s treated me
- I often saw the demonic
- I often had nightmares
How To Live In the Spirit
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
How did we get so bent? Because we’ve been trained by the world we live in to think the opposite of the Kingdom. We are bombarded every day by things that appeal to the 5 senses. We are told ‘if it feels good, do it.’ The world is more aware of the natural realm than the spiritual, but as Believer’s, this isn’t how we should live. We should be more aware of the realm we are from.
God raised us up with Christ and seated us in Heavenly places! (Ephesians 2:6)
Do we believe it?
Not likely if we are constantly taking inventory of our bodies and minds.
Stop looking at what’s wrong. Look at what Jesus made right! Focus on Truth. Truth isn’t subjective. Truth is absolute. It has to be or it couldn’t set anyone free!
We endanger ourselves and subject ourselves to bondage if we think that if something doesn’t feel true to us then it isn’t true. We will become locked in our emotions and how we feel, rather than accepting truth by faith.
How To Receive It
Everything in the Kingdom is received by faith (our response to what God has already done).
Again, everything you’ve been given by our Father is in the spirit (we’ve been blessed with every blessing in heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3). All we have to do is receive it by faith. This simply means what exists in your spirit, pull it through to manifest it in your body.
I can hear some of you saying, “huh?”
Let me put it this way: just activate your faith. A one-two punch. Like this:
Speak + do (one-two)
Which is the same as:
Faith + action (one-two)
Because faith without works is dead means faith isn’t just about saying you believe, but it’s followed by action. It’s important you act like what you’re confessing. (James 2:17, 18, 20, 26)
Example: You have pain in your leg, but since you know you’ve already been healed, you make sure your speech reflects that. You don’t complain about the pain, you don’t focus on the pain, you don’t hobble around and get someone to rub your leg; you ACT WELL and you talk well.
That’s the one-two punch. Faith + action.
That’s how to live in the spirit. It’s thinking Kingdom thoughts, acting whole and free, and saying only the things that agree with that. The power of life and death is in the tongue, so watch what you say (Proverbs 18:21).
This isn’t a formula I’m offering. This is truth. Don’t get caught up in “trying” to get your healing. Renew your mind to the truth and soon you’ll find your body manifesting the wholeness that already exists in your spirit!
What Scripture(s) have made a difference in your life that you’d like to share with others who struggle with manifesting healing?