Many years ago, God led me through ... to show me that Jesus healed all who came to Him, no ... ... and that healing is still ... for us, today ... God doesn't change ... ...
Many years ago, God led me through scripture to show me that Jesus healed all who came to Him, no exceptions ... and that healing is still available for us, today ... God doesn't change ... according to your faith be it unto you. Even in Paul's case, grace always has a point of redemption.
My mother was in excruciating pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Thus, for years, I sought, searched, warred, and even spiritually crawled through battle after battle, when I could no longer stand ... as I wanted to learn how to heal! When I could no longer crawl, I begged God to hold on to me, to not let me fall. It would have been easy to have given up had there not been a greater love than for myself.
Only, through that, what God taught me was inner healing ... the zillions of ways that cleaning the inside of the cup would cause the outside to take care of itself. As a result, my insides were clean!!! And, that is what I share with whomever will receive.
However, the stress, hurt, and loss of everything I'd ever loved or placed any faith in, other than God, (often emotional abuse in the name of religion, from those who hate whatever they don't understand) finally caused an inner explosion of sorts, a breakdown, and I developed an anxiety disorder that left me without the ability to even remember who I'd just sent an e-mail to. All short term memory was gone. I could barely stand when holding on to something, making walking through a room by myself next to impossible.
None-the-less, I was determined that Satan would not stop me from serving God and I began spending 18 hours a day sitting and (mostly) sleeping at the computer. Then, when I'd finally give up and lay down, the sofa was only a few, hunched over, steps away. The good news is that I got to help hundreds in building their web sites, encourage many to work together instead of against each other, and several individual ministries were developed. God can always turn what Satan is doing into something good!
However, for the next 6 months, I used a cheat sheet of sorts ~ just to get out the daily e-mails ~ sending apologies for the repeats. The next few years, of not moving from the computer, wreaked other havoc on my body. Since doctors offered no solutions except more drugs, I began seeing a Chiropractor ~ as when the body is in correct alignment, it can gradually heal itself. The process of making a come back had been at a snail's pace ever since. But, every little bit counts.
Though, not even the Chiropractor could correct it all. So, when I learned of an area church that believes in healing, I became excited ~ finally, someone who believes God, too! Thus, I requested them to pray over me. Of all the things I've ever heard about phony faith healers, none of it was true.
After the church service, not a show of any sorts; it was semi-private when they prayed. All they did was touch whatever part of the body they were praying for. And, they knew to pray for things I hadn't even requested ... like lymph nodes! All I know about that is, when this seems to be the year for cancer in our family, my tests came back negative.
In addition, instantly, my shoulders went into right alignment, something that hadn't happened since the sixth grade! And, the curvature in my back was gone!
Their faith is based on the fact that all forms of sickness and poor health have demonic properties, that you don't even have to be sick to die, that God never makes anyone sick, that sickness does not come from God.
Also, they said I could expect to be sore the next day, as my bones were not use to being in right alignment and I would need to command my own body into place, whenever it would slip out of alignment again. Though, by this point, I did not want to do battle with Satan ever again ~ no more battles! No ........ !!! The battle belongs to the Lord. What God does is a done deal!
Only, my hip hasn't been so cooperative and it was another area not even the Chiropractor could budge. So, I'd wait until I'd had enough of limping and the pain it caused, then ask someone to pray over it again and again.
I know that it is God doing the healing and I've witnessed Him using others to accomplish this purpose. Also, I am not a bit afraid of demons. We know each other quite well. But, what I had begun to doubt was that I would be able to do this type of healing, too (God, through me, of course).
Comments would be made like, "You don't have to have the gift of healing to do this." "When you learn how, you can do this for yourself." Learn how? I had already been listening for God, asked a few questions, and finally have an answer to share.
Of all the types of healing there are, this one is the easiest and most pain free method of healing we can do for ourselves. Faith is the hardest thing to give, in complete surrender, but takes the least amount of effort in accomplishing ... no battle at all! Yea! And, you can do it, too!
Scoot your buttock to the back of a straight chair. Lift your legs slightly, then just gently hold them. Do you notice a slight vibration? Keep your legs lifted until the vibration stops. That vibration is God moving your hips into right alignment.
Now, stand up and reach toward heaven. Lift holy hands, stretch just a little, reach for God. Feel the vibration? Envision God taking impurities from your body (feeling them leave through your finger tips), putting your body into alignment where your blood will flow correctly, removing the Satanic forces that cause you to not be well, healing the inward parts. When the vibration stops, just Praise the Lord!
If you can't lift your arms, but only your hands, turn them upward. If you can only move your toes, lift them upward. If you know how to put parts of your body into place on your own, go for it. Just know that wherever you are, and however many times a day you get the urge to do so, until Satanic forces get the message, just do it. God wants to heal you!
Then, as we start believing God is who He says He is, He'll show us more! And, just to think ~ what all we might accomplish if our spiritual body were in right alignment, too! I want to receive some praise reports!
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23
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. John 14:12
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.