So, you prayed, you believed God, you stood on the Word – but no manifestation of your healing! What’s wrong? First of all, let me say that there’s no pat answer – one size fits all – because there are a number of hindrances that can interfere with your manifestation. Here are some:
There could be unbelief hindering you, your faith might not be developed to receive on your own, you could be in strife, unforgiveness, etc. All of these could be hindrances. But one thing for sure is that it’s not God’s fault. When you pray His Word in faith, God always answers immediately. Then it’s up to us to do the receiving. Remember there is always a God-part and a man-part.
Today I want to address another type of hindrance that can block your healing from manifesting. I call it the “long-standing illness” hindrance. Many times when people have been battling a sickness, disease, or infirmity for a long period of time, even years, they’ve adjusted to it and it has actually become a part of them.
They even identify with it: my diabetes, my heart problem, my allergies, my migraines, my high blood pressure, etc. In cases like these, they “see” themselves as sick or debilitated because they’ve been that way for so long. And here’s where the problem is – you can’t “see” yourself as sick and debilitated and believe for healing at the same time. Your negative image of yourself will block your faith, thus blocking you from receiving your healing.
So what should you do? First of all, in your mind’s eye, you have to see yourself well, going about doing the things you’d be doing if you weren’t in your current situation. All the meanwhile, you need to be confessing God’s Word for healing – the healing scriptures.
This sounds too simple, and it is, but it takes effort – a lot of effort because you have to renew your mind to a new way of seeing yourself. Remember, you’ve been seeing yourself as sick and infirm, so it will take some time to renew your mind.
I’ve experience this with people who confessed the Word for healing but still saw themselves in a sick position. These people are somewhat difficult to get healed but not because of God. He’s already provided the healing and it’s actually in our born-again spirit via the Holy Spirit. But in order for it to manifest in our physical bodies, we have to on purpose draw it out by our faith in God’s Word. And that’s where the effort comes in but it’s worth every minute.
Be sure you associate with true believers who can help you get on track and stay there and see the glorious manifestation of your healing! Glory to God!
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mark 11:22-26 (KJV) 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
1 Peter 3:10 (KJV) 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
James 3:16 (KJV) 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James 3:16 (AMP) 16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
The same way you get saved is the same way you get healed!
Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.