Names of Sickness
Why sickness abounds today
The "Permission" of Evil
Are the days of miracles past ?
Why is there no healing as we see it in the Bible ?
My Church does not teach healing
Why is bodily healing important ?
Aging - A Divine perspective
Sickness among Old Testament Heroes
Sickness among Ministers in the New Testament
Why are people with strong faith and godly lives sick ?
Premature deaths
Does God teach through sickness ?
Don't miss this subject. It is the heart of the school. Causes for sickness
Paul's thorn in the flesh
The case of Job
The man born blind in John 9
Difference between Healing & Health
Medical Science and Healing
Why some are not healed
Reasons for healing today
Some methods of receiving healing
Some difficult Old Testament scriptures
Healing in the light of the Law and Judgement
The healing ministry of Jesus Christ
Healing outside the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Is there healing in the Atonement ?
He did, He can, He will
Healing & Church Growth

Some Methods of Receiving Healing

. God can heal through natural and supernatural means. The supernatural and the natural belong to God. God is the Creator and satan the Perverter.


Some of the natural means of receiving healing are by

  • Rest
  • Proper diet
  • Proper work
  • Medication

  • The natural means of healing also belong to God. God can heal through natural means also. We will not go into detail about the natural methods of healing. Only a word about medication – Be careful of the kind of doctors you visit. Pray about it first. Gain some knowledge about the medication and the side effects. Then pray about the medication too. If you have any doubts about the medication, talk to your doctor frankly. Any truly God fearing doctor will answer your honest questions about prescriptions. If you feel a check in your spirit about the doctor, do not hesitate to change doctors. Remember that your ultimate trust is in the Great Physician.

    Know that the pharmaceutical industry is among the top 10 industries in the world and that the primary purpose of pharmaceutical companies is to make money! It has come to our knowledge that at least one pharmaceutical company in our city passes their product through an occult ritual before it is released into the market (please see “Medical Science and Healing").


  • Calling for the elders of the church

    The sick person (and not his family as far as possible), should call for the elders of the church to come and pray the prayer of faith over him or her, and anoint with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    .James 5:14,15 - “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

    This should be the first step taken, in case of a sickness. So ensure that you are attached to a church whose elders know to pray the prayer of faith. The prayer of faith does not use the word “if”. Praying with the faith that it is the will of God to heal is the prayer of faith. Then prayerfully include natural methods if you have to. The prayer of faith will save the sick.

    Be assured that the word “save” is referring to the physical body. The word used here is “sozo” – the same word that Jesus used when He healed the sick in Matthew 9:22, Mark 6:56, Mark 10:52, Luke 8:48, Luke 17:19.

  • Confession of faults one to another

    James 5:16 exhorts, “confess your faults one to another and pray for one another that ye may be healed”. Presence of unconfessed sins can hinder divine healing. A sick person is commanded to confess the sins of which he is convicted, to his brothers in Christ and pray with them. Then the sick person will be healed. Remember that we are all members one of another.

    It must be mentioned here, that some have misused this principle to manipulate sick people. Be careful of whom you confess your sins to. Generally, we are to confess our faults to the one who is spiritually above us.

  • Speaking to the disease

    Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it withered. Jesus spoke to the wind and the waves, and they ceased. Jesus promises us, that if we speak to our mountain in His Name, the mountain will be removed (Mark 11:22-26).

    God’s Word is true and has not lost its power, only God’s people have lost the power of divine speech. Therefore, trusting the promise, let us be bold in faith and speak to the disease. When an illness takes on the magnitude of a mountain, believers must learn to speak to it. The sound of our voices has an effect in the spirit world. (An article “Words and Wonders” is available for downloading from our Archived Articles section). Command the disease to leave your body or that of your loved one in the Name of Jesus, and it will depart.

  • Prayer of agreement

    Matthew 18:19 says, “. . . If two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything, that they ask, it shall be done for them . . .”. Agreement does not mean mere mental assent. The two should desire the same thing with all their hearts. Now coming into such an agreement might take some time.

    It would be good to be well connected in your local assembly so that the persons with whom you are truly connected in the spirit will be quick to respond and get into such an agreement. The prayer of agreement is not simply using the words, “I agree with so and so”. It is a knitting or yoking together in prayer. When two pray with such a heartfelt desire for healing, that prayer of agreement will heal the sick. Jesus said that in the prayer of agreement we can ask for anything and that includes healing.

  • Laying on of hands

    Jesus has promised healing through the laying on of hands to every believer who goes in His Name. Mark 16:18 says, “ ... they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover”.

    Hebrews 6:1, 2 says that healing by the laying on of hands is one of the fundamental principles of Christ. Claiming healing through the laying on of hands requires a person to exercise his faith. If a believer will have an unwavering faith in the power and promises of Christ, and lay hands on the sick in the name of Jesus, the sick will be healed.

  • By the Gifts of Healing

    Unlike healing through the laying on of hands, the gifts of healing are not manifested through all. The gifts of healing are given to some, according to the will of the Holy Spirit, for the benefit of all (I Cor.12:7,9). Gifts of healing do not require the laying on of hands. The person who uses the gifts of healing can say the word of healing even from a distance and the sick will recover. Please note that it is not gift (singular), but gifts (plural) of healing. This is a reminder to the minister of healing that the manifestations or the gifts of healing are for the sick one!

  • Claiming Promises

    The scriptures are filled with God’s promises. For example, in John’s gospel, chapters 14-16, where Jesus’ last discourse with his disciples before his crucifixion is recorded, we find some fantastic promises that many would be afraid to handle! Find a promise and pray claiming it. Think of these great promises. Are these words of your Lord Jesus Christ for you? Then act on it!

  • John 14: 13, 14 - 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."
  • John 15:7 – If ye abide in My Words, and Me abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you.
  • John 14:13,14 - And whatsoever you shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.
  • John 16:23 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever you shall ask in My Name, He will give it to you.

  • Similarly these promises can include divine healing. Equip yourself with these promises and pray claiming them and God will grant your request. Know also that by the exceeding great and precious promises, we are partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).

  • Right Confession

    A right confession is important for healing. Our confession or what we say, is an indicator of what we believe, of what is really in our heart. Confession is not an appropriate set of words that we turn on just mentally. It is not a religious or even spiritual ritual

    Confession is based on faith. Faith comes from a Person (Heb 12:2), His Words (Romans 10:17) and from His Works.(John 10:38, John 14:11). True and perfect confession cannot be separated from the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    If you want a confession that brings possession, then fill your heart and mind with Jesus, His words and His works. Allot some quality time frequently for this great exercise and see the simplicity of faith at work. (You may also download the article “Words and Wonders” from the Archived Articles section on ths site).

    Faith has to be in two places – your heart and in your mouth (see Deuteronomy 30:14). Romans 10:9,10 says, “That if thou shall confess with Thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

    The word salvation, in the above verse, comes from the all-inclusive Greek word “sozo”, which implies a deliverance from all things that hinder a person from receiving all the benefits of redemption. Yes, forget not all His benefits! Blessed be the Lord!

    When you believe the written Word of God in your heart and confess it with your mouth, it becomes the living Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit, which defeats the devil.

    Proverbs 18:21 says, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue”. The Word of God spoken in faith will save us from our infirmities. However, words of unbelief will accomplish the reverse. So be very careful to always make the right confession to receive God’s healing.

  • Holy Communion

    I Corinthians 1:18 says, “The preaching of the Cross, (the broken Body and the Blood of Jesus) is the power of God to them that believe.” Every time, we partake of communion we are drawn closer to the Cross, where the Body of Christ was broken for our healing and His Blood shed for the destruction of our sins. So, partake of the communion, as often as possible, in a fitting manner. Do not take it perfunctorily or as a ritual or a duty.

    In the cross is total victory!

  • Joy

    Nehemiah 8:10 says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” So be joyful and rejoice in the Lord. Jesus was the most joyful person (Heb.1:9) though he knew the Cross was before Him and He would become the Man of Sorrows. Let us follow His example and our strength will be restored.

    Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Doctors have a term for drying bones – bone marrow depression!

    Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

    The fruit of the Spirit is joy. No matter what our condition, if we turn our eyes on Jesus, hope will rise, peace will follow accompanied by joy.

    Check your level of joy! Low joy levels reduce health increasing the potential for illness. Great joy virtually eliminates sickness. The importance of joy in a Christians life is being emphaisised by the Lord specially in these days. Congregations all over the world, even in once oppressed countries like Russia, are experiencing a supernatural outburst of joy in the Holy Ghost.

    A lady in a meeting had not smiled for 10 years since the death of her husband. Her head was always bent down. She sat under the ministry of the Word of God for 5 days. On the last day, the Holy Spirit was able to break through into her spirit and lift her up from depression. For the first time in 10 years, she began to smile, rejoice and laugh in the comfort of the Holy Ghost!

  • Being under the Ministry of the Word

    The Word of God is able to heal. Psalm 107:20 says, “He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from all their destruction’s.” Paying diligent heed to the Word of God is health to all flesh (Proverbs 4:20 – 22).

    For they (the Word of God) are life unto those that find them and health to all the flesh.” (V.22)

    So, make sure that you are in a Church where you are fed the Word of God regularly, and incline your heart to obey it. We are living in an age where many shun preaching and teaching. The renewal of lively praise and intimate worship has done wonders for the Church. But in some areas, it has tended to push the Word of God aside. Men of strength and authority are men strong in the Word of God. Remember that it is first the Word of God and then the manifestations of the Spirit. Don’t reverse that divine order.

  • Praise and Singing

    In singing and praise, there is strength. Psalm 8:2 says, “Out of the mouth of babes and suckling, hast Thou ordained strength . . .”. Jesus quoting this verse in Matthew 21 :16 said it like this, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise!” This tells us that PRAISE IS STRENGTH !

    Psalms 50:23 says, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation (or deliverance) of God.” The singing of the psalms and the scriptures gives great comfort and strength. Have a songbook near you at all times and sing to the Lord. It will strengthen and heal you. Praising and singing is one form of praying that will never go in vain.

  • Other Anointed Means of Divine Healing

    A woman with a blood issue touched the hem of Jesus garment and she was instantly made whole (Mark 5: 25 - 34). The healing power of the Messiah flowed from His body on to His garments!

    Special miracles were wrought by the hands of Paul so that handkerchiefs and aprons taken from his body brought healing and deliverance when they were laid on the sick and demon possessed (Acts 19:12).

    Please check the Testimonies section from time to time, as we will be adding inspiring testimonies.

    We must remember that God is Sovereign and that He heals in a Sovereign manner too.

    Many years ago in an amusement park, we stopped at a Cola kiosk. While talking to the boy who was running it, he began to cry. The boy, Kugan, said that his sister was suffering from a mental illness and could not go outdoors. We took out a gospel tract, asked him to read it and then place it under his sister’s pillow. A few days later we got a letter from him saying that his sister was fully healed. Bless God who is still going about doing good, and healing the oppressed.   Back to top of page


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