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Sometimes people are not healed / Prayers are not Answered / Baptism of the Holy Spirit not received even though they gain knowledge about the spiritual sin in their thought life that lead to their disease and have repented of it. This is where we need to look deeper into our hearts and our souls for what is blocking us from receiving healing / Prayer Answer / Baptism of the Holy Spirit after repentance. In this case, there is a heart change that is still needed. Knowing the problem is not always the solution – you’re going to have to line up with God all the way. God is a holy God and He is not prepared to share you with the enemy. You may want to co-habit with the enemy by holding onto your un-forgiveness, for example, but God is not going to compromise. Even as believers we don’t want to go through the narrow gate. The doorway to the kingdom is not a wide door, it is a narrow door. Wide is the path into destruction; narrow is the door into eternal life (Matthew 7 v 13). You may be looking for a way out or a way to bypass the penalty of the curse without going the extra mile, but God will not allow it. You have to line up with His Word 100%. God does not honor partial obedience. For example, both King Saul and King Solomon died prematurely for not obeying God fully (1 Chronicles 10 v 13 – 14 and 1 Kings 11 v 4 – 11). Moses never got to enter the Promised Land because he only partially obeyed God. You’ve got to do it God’s way or there’s no way.

There a several blocks to healing that can be identified in Scripture. These blocks are very common Among Christians. They hinder us from receiving the fullness of God’s blessing and healing in our lives. These blocks need to be repented of from the heart, just the same as repentance is needed in dealing with the spiritual sin in our thought lives that caused the disease.

One or even more off these reasons can be the block to Divine Healing / Answer to Prayer and Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

1. Un forgiveness
2. No Relationship with God
3. Seeking God’s Hand Instead of His Heart
4. Prayer and Fasting is Not Part of Your Lifestyle
5. Is There Strife in Your Life?
6. Looking to Man Rather than God
7. Trying to By-Pass the Penalty of the Curse
8. Pure Doubt and Unbelief
9. I’ll Believe it When I See it
10. Looking to the Symptoms Instead of the Healer – Letting Fear Enter Your Heart
11. Pride and Expecting God to Heal You Your Way
12. A Hardened Heart
13. An Un teachable Heart
14. Murmuring and Complaining
15. Misunderstandings and Incorrect Beliefs about Healing
16. Lack of Knowledge
17. You’re Just Not Doing It
18. Lack of Temple Maintenance
19. It Is Not a Disease but a Side Effect of a Drug
20. Disobedience in Tithing
21. Past or Continued Involvement in Occultism
22. For the Sake of Saving the Child Because of the Sin of the Parents
23. Is Your Disease Genetically Inherited?
24. Not Maintaining Your Victory
25. Looking for Repeated Healing Instead of Living in Divine Health
26. Having Part or Believing in any False Doctrines of Demons
27. Taking Holy Communion with sin in your Life
28. Just Giving Up

1. Un forgiveness
Mark 11 v 25-26: “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may
also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive,neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.”

In this book I’ve explained that according to the Bible, the condition for healing is repentance from sin.
Part of repentance involves asking God for forgiveness for the sin that caused the disease. However, God’s forgiveness for you is conditional. God has clearly said in His Word that He will not forgive you if you don’t forgive every single person you have ever known, whether they are living or dead, for every single wrong thing they have done to you. Un forgiveness is a major block to healing and it is one of the reasons why our churches are filled with disease.

2. No Relationship with God
You cannot claim what does not belong to you. If you are separated from God because you have not made Jesus the Lord of your life, you are not part of God’s family. Therefore His promises which include healing are not available to you.
Mark 7 v 24 – 30: “24 And Jesus rose and went away from there to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And He went into a house and did not want anyone to know [that He was there]; but it was not
possible for Him to be hidden [from public notice]. 25 Instead, at once, a woman whose little daughter had (was under the control of) an unclean spirit heard about Him and came and flung herself down at His feet. 26 Now the woman was a Greek (Gentile), a Syrophoenician by nationality. And she kept begging Him to drive the demon out of her little daughter. 27 And He said to her, First let the children be fed, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the [little house] dogs. 28 But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children’s scraps of food. 29 And He said to her, Because of this saying, you may go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter [permanently]. 30 And she went home and found the child thrown on the couch, and the demon departed.”
When this foreign woman asked Jesus for healing, He said to her, “Let the children first be filled, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” In other words what Jesus was saying to her is, “You don’t qualify. You have no right to healing because you are separated from God – you are not under His covenant. You are asking for something that does not belong to you.” There are many unsaved people from New Age and false religions who want healing from God but do not want to accept Him. They are not interested in God the Father, His Son or the Holy Spirit, they just want the “fix” so that they can get rid of their incurable illness. I have already been approached by other doctors who have seen the success of this teaching in terms of people recovering from incurable diseases. They have asked me if they can take the teaching in this book, but take God out of it so as to make it more acceptable to the world, as not all people will accept God. My answer to them was this, “To take God out of the teaching in this book is like giving people a car with no petrol in it. The car will not be able to take them anywhere. Apart from God you can do nothing.”

John 15 v 4 – 5: “4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in Him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.”

God has healed people who are not saved as can be found in Scripture and for example in the testimony of the lady who went to Ethiopia. There were hundreds of severely deformed and sick people that were miraculously healed on a daily basis during this mission trip. Many of them did not even know God – but it didn’t take long for them to start asking, “Who is this God?” I have seen that when people experience the power of God moving in their lives they soon wake up to realize that He is real, and are drawn to want to know more about Him and are saved. You can be healed when you are outside God’s covenant but you better get into covenant quick because the Almighty God Who healed you is the One you should serve for the rest of your life. It is better to be healed and then born again, than to not be healed and to die. If you die, you’ll never be able to be saved. You cannot get saved after death – sorry but reincarnation is a farce.

Hebrews 9 v 27: “… It is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment.”

That is not my opinion, it is what God said. Many people will perish because they do not know God
and refused to receive the Truth that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2 v 10 – 12: “10 And by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing (going to perdition) because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved. 11 Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and strong delusion to make them believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe in [who refused to adhere to, trust in, and rely on] the Truth, but [instead] took pleasure in unrighteousness.”
People who reject God and the truth of His Word will go into a greater delusion and a greater separation from God. Disease is a result of separation from God. They cannot be healed because since they are not in covenant because they are not saved.

3. Seeking God’s Hand Instead of His Heart
A hindrance to our healing is sometimes the attitude of our heart…
Isaiah 29 v 13: “And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near to Me with their
mouth and honor Me with their lips but remove their hearts and minds far from Me, and their
fear and reverence for Me are a commandment of men that is learned by repetition [without any thought as to the meaning].”
Jesus said to the Pharisees in Mark 7 v 6: “Excellently and truly [so that there will be no room for blame] did Isaiah prophesy of you, the pretenders and hypocrites, as it stands written: These people [constantly] honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far distant from Me.”
The scriptures above talk about empty man made religion which just involves going through the motions as though it is a mechanism or meaningless ritual. This is approaching God on the basis of what some man or religion has said to do in order to receive your healing from God. If you are merely going to go through the motions and apply the information in this book like a system or a mechanism or a scientific formula, it is not going to work. You can’t fool God – He can see your heart. He is not interested in external rituals and methods – He’s looking into your heart.

Ephesians 6 v 6: “Not with eye service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” KJV

I gave a warning in the introduction that this book is not a quick fix or “A ten steps to get what you want out of God” scientific formula – as if God is like an ATM machine where you press this button and that button and God delivers. The “Name it and claim it” teaching of many modern churches today is not scriptural. God is not like a vending machine where you put in a coin and you’ll get something out. God is God – He is Mighty, Indescribable, Awesome and Sovereign. He is to be reverentially feared. We are serving Him, He is not serving us. The “Name it and claim it” preaching is a compromised new age life enhancement gospel that preaches health, wealth and prosperity. While there is nothing wrong with these things and it should be a part of every Christian’s life, our focus should not be to seek God’s hand but to seek His Heart. We need to get to know Him through time spent in intimate fellowship with Him. We need to love God and serve Him, not for what we are going to get out of Him, but simply because He is worthy. Healing, wealth and all those other things will just be a by-product of getting to know the Father more. Healing is not the prime product.

Matthew 6 v 33: “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and all these things taken together will be given to you besides.”

The information and teaching in this book, on both a scientific and Biblical level points you back to getting right with God and developing a more intimate love relationship with Him. If you try to use Him like an ATM machine, it’s not going to work. Your prayers for healing are in vain and God is not going to honor them because they are fraudulent.

James 4 v 3: “[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and selfish motives…”

You need to seek a relationship with God first. Just because you go to church and occasionally read the Bible does not mean you have a relationship with Him. How can you build a relationship or friendship with somebody without spending time with them? You need to spend time with God – you need to dwell in the secret place of the Most High that Psalm 91 talks about. On a daily basis you need to get into that quiet place where it is just you and Him.

Psalm 27 v 4: “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for and [insistently]
require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His Presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider and inquire in His temple.”

You need to spend time in God’s Presence, fellow shipping with Him. Fellowship involves talking to Him about the desires and plans of His heart, not just yours. Fellow shipping involves ministering to God through worship. Then after worship, petition can come. God once brought me to a place in my prayer life where the only thing He would allow me to ask of Him was for more of Him.

Exodus 33 v 13: “Father show me Your ways, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and Understanding You more strongly and clearly].”

God sent His only Son to die for me and if He never did another thing for me,
that would be more than enough. The gift of salvation and the privilege of a relationship
with God is more than enough – the rest is just a bonus. The lesson here is to seek God’s heart, not just His hand. Seek Him and love Him for Who He is, not just for what He can do for you.

Jesus said in John 4 v 23: “A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true
(genuine) worshippers will worship the father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these His worshippers.”

4. Prayer and Fasting is Not Part of Your Lifestyle
This block to healing is very similar to the block I’ve just discussed about seeking God’s hand and not His heart. Failure to get away in prayer and fasting has to do with a lack of closeness in a personal and intimate relationship with God the Father.

Isaiah 58 v 1 – 8: “1 Cry aloud, spare not. Lift up your voice like a trumpet and declare to My
people their transgression and to the house of Jacob their sins! 2 Yet they seek, inquire for, and require Me daily and delight [externally] to know My ways, as [if they were in reality] a nation that did righteousness and forsook not the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God [in visible ways]. 3 Why have we fasted, they say, and You do not see it? Why have we afflicted ourselves, and You take no knowledge [of it]? Behold [O Israel], on the day of your fast [when you should be grieving for your sins], you find profit in your business, and [instead of stopping all work, as the law implies you and your workmen should do] you extort from your hired servants a full amount of labor. 4[The facts are that] you fast only for strife and God sent His only

Debate and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Fasting as you do today will not cause your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord? 6[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to lose the bonds of the wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke? 7 Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house – when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood? 8 Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”

There is much confusion in the people of the Church regarding fasting and the reasons for it. In this block to healing I’ve got to confront some bad teaching that is very common in the church all over the world today. This teaching uses verse 6 in Isaiah 58 to say, “The fasting prayer (which involves abstaining from food) is the most powerful prayer – when all else fails, the fasting prayer will move the hand of God and set you free.” This teaching has taken Isaiah 58 v 6 out of context and no wonder it is not working. You see, fasting and prayer was not designed to receive anything from God. You pray and fast to meet God in relationship – to seek His face and to draw close to Him whether you receive anything or not.

In Matthew 9 v 14 – 15 John’s disciples came to Jesus and said, “How come Your disciples don’t fast and pray like we do?” Jesus said, “Because I am here. When I’m gone, they too shall fast.” That has to do with relationship. Fasting is where you set aside everything, including eating, so as to spend a period of time where you are totally alone with God and His Word for the purpose of relationship. This is about spending time just sitting at the Father’s feet, to love Him, fellowship with Him, make Him your focus and give Him the opportunity to speak to you.
In Matthew 17 v 14 – 21, the disciples were not able to cast out an evil spirit and heal a man’s son who had epilepsy. After Jesus healed the boy, the disciples went to Him and asked Him why they were not able to do it themselves. Jesus answered, “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” The disciples had gotten so involved in making a science out of this new ministry of healing in Jesus’ Name that they forgot that they had to be in close relationship with the Father and Jesus.

The message here is this, if you don’t get away in prayer and fasting as part of your lifestyle, it will block the hand of God to heal you because that means that you are not making your relationship with Him the center of your life. You can’t make a law out of this but just out of interest, fasting for one day a week is very good for your health.

However, fasting involves more than just giving up food as a sacrifice for so many days. In Isaiah chapter 58 the Israelite’s were praying, fasting and seeking God for healing because they were sick and full of disease. They were getting disgruntled with God because He was not answering their prayers. There are many people like that today who are questioning God just like the Israelite’s were, “Hello God! I’m fasting and I’m praying but I’m not healed yet!” When the Israelite’s asked God why He wasn’t listening to them, He explained that it was because they were merely fasting and praying as a mechanical, external ritual.

Meanwhile they were living in strife, debate, division, accusation, envy and jealousy. In Isaiah 58 v 7 – 8 God changes the identification of the fast He’s interested in and this is a big secret to receiving: God explained that prayer and fasting is about serving God by walking in love toward others.

The fast that will free you from bondage and oppression, undo heavy burdens and break every enslaving yoke in your life (Isaiah 58 v 6) has nothing to do with going without food. The fast that God has called you to has to do with getting involved in the interests of strangers, starting to care for people and getting back into love with your family (Isaiah 58 v 7). And in your service to God, He will meet you and heal you (Isaiah 58 v 8). The “fast” that God calls us to is the love walk!

So fasting is not only about a love relationship with God, but also about walking in love in your relationships with others. If you say you love God, but are not loving your brother because you are into hatred and strife, your prayers and fasting are going to hit a brick wall and the skies of Heaven are going to seem closed to you. You cannot say that you love God and have a personal relationship with Him while you hate your brother. Right here is a big missing link to health.

1 John 4 v 20: “If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.”

5. Is There Strife in Your Life?
James 3 v 16: “For where there is envying and strife, there is confusion and every evil work.”
This is a very similar block to the one I have just discussed above. When you are living in strife, you open the door to every evil work in your life. Strife includes bickering, arguing, fighting, gossiping, heated disagreements and angry undercurrents. On page 194 I discussed strife in detail and explained how it puts your body into a toxic state of stress and illness where there are high levels of stress hormones that affect almost every organ system in your body in a harmful way. One of the systems that is damaged is your immune system. When your immune system is weakened it is not going to be able to kill cancer, viruses, bacteria etc and therefore your body will not be able to heal. Strife will block you from receiving your healing – that is true both Bionically and medically. If you continue in strife, the high levels of stress hormones will continue to damage your body, keeping you in a toxic state of illness where your body is not able to heal.

The other problem is that you need faith in order to receive healing. However, the Bible says that faith works by love. Galatians 5 v 5 – 6: “For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcised (i.e. the law) counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.”

Therefore if you are not operating in love because you are operating in strife, your faith will not work.

Some of the worst things that have happened to a person have not been a gunshot, or a hit with the fist or a stab with a knife. They have been the result of the sharp tongue of other Christians! Those same individuals who take their tongue and cut somebody to pieces will come to church the next Sunday and testify about how much they love God. They will quote the Word of God and say, “My God shall supply all my needs. By His Stripes I am healed.” They make all the right confessions and wonder why no money comes in and why sickness stays with them. It is useless to speak out faith confessions like, “I thank You Lord for my healing – By the stripes of Jesus I am healed (Isaiah 53 v 5)” if you are treating your spouse or your fellow brother in Christ like dirt. If you are speaking a faith confession over your life that “The Lord is going to meet all my needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4 v 19)” but you are a gossiper, slanderer and division maker who perpetually lives in strife, you may as well forget that faith confession and find a way to meet that need yourself. You have cut the life line between you and God because you are violating the law of love. Remember it all starts in your mind – don’t meditate on negative thoughts about anybody because that will hinder your love walk, which will then hinder your faith – which will then hinder you from receiving your healing from God. Can you afford not to walk the love walk? Can you afford to live in strife? Can you afford to hold onto that bitterness and un-forgiveness? Can you afford not to love yourself?

This is the bottom line – if you are not walking in love, your faith will not work and you will not receive your healing…because faith works by love. When you get your life and your actions lined up with the Word of God, and you place a strong guard on your tongue, you will find the love walk becoming automatic. Then it will dawn on you that while you are walking the love walk, you are not struggling with your faith, you are not having to make things happen, it is happening automatically as you walk in love. Your faith is strong, and faith works by love – God’s love – this is the God kind of faith and the love that conquers all.

6. Looking to Man Rather than God
I’m not against doctors and other healthcare workers otherwise I would not be a doctor myself. We do have a valuable role to play. For example as a doctor I can make a diagnosis – I can tell you what disease you have and what sin in your life or your thoughts lead to the development of that disease. However, if you look to me or to other doctors instead of seeking God for your healing, you’ve got a big block. You’ve got to look to God as your Source, not to man. As a doctor I am simply a sign on the side of the road, pointing you in the right direction, I am not your source. Don’t look at me because if you look at me you must realize that I’m looking to somebody else – I’m looking to My Heavenly Father, I’m looking to Jesus, I’m depending on the Holy Spirit.

There is a story in the Old Testament about King Asa. God had already proven Himself to King Asa by helping him in previous wars. However King Asa’s heart was hardened and he did not trust God in war or in his personal life. The Bible says that this is the reason why he died.

2 Chronicles 16 v 7 – 8 and 12 – 13: “7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah
and said to him, Because you relied on the king of Syria and not on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped you. 8 Were not the Ethiopians and Libyans a huge host with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied then on the Lord, He gave them into your hand. 12 In the thirty ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet – until his disease became very severe, yet in His disease he did not seek the Lord, but relied on the physicians. 13 and Asa slept with His fathers, dying in the forty-first year of his reign.”

God’s people have ended up looking to man for help, in part because of the failure of the Church. I mentioned in the beginning of this book that on average only 2% to 5% of people who are prayed for in the Church are actually healed. God’s children are perishing and many pastors seem to be doing nothing about it. Most churches preach to people that they must believe in God and they tell them how to get to Heaven, but they don’t preach about the consequences of sin in the area of disease. Sanctification for healing is a dimension that is not being taught in the Church today. The Church is not teaching why healing does not come. When the members of the church congregation come to the elders for prayer to be healed, they do not even consider that there may be a sin issue that needs to be dealt with first. They are anointing with oil, but they totally forget about the second half of the Scripture in James 5 v 14-15 which talks about confessing sin and being restored to a spiritual tone of mind and heart.

Because the church is not offering any real answers, God’s people have nowhere to turn except to man.However, in this book I have given you knowledge and insight into disease from God’s perspective. Now you have no excuse to turn to man. It is important that we seek God and look to Him as our Source for healing. Looking to man brings a curse.

Jeremiah 17 v 5 and 7 – 8: “5 Thus says the Lord, Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who
trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord. 7[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought nor shall it cease yielding fruit.”

7. Trying to By-Pass the Penalty of the Curse

You want your healing but you are not prepared to go the right route to get it. Instead of repentance and sanctification where you deal with the sin behind the Disease, you would rather take prescription drugs and use other modalities of medicine. This is merely an attempt to by-pass the penalty of the curse. You are wasting your time. When there is a spiritual sin behind a disease, no doctor or any form of medicine will be able to do anything more than merely manage the disease with prescription drugs that often complicate the disease with side effects. It also brings in occultism and sorcery which is another block to healing. The only way for the disease to be totally eradicated and for complete healing to come is by going through the right Doorway to get it and that is repentance and sanctification of the heart.

8. Pure Doubt and Unbelief

If you don’t believe that God will heal you, the bottom line is that He won’t. Jesus said in Matthew 9 v 29: According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you.” Doubt and unbelief is a major block to healing.
Even Jesus was not able to heal people in His own town because of doubt and unbelief: Mark 6 v 5 –
6: “5 And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him)…”

9. I’ll Believe it When I See it

If you need to see a sign or miracle from God before you will believe that He can heal you…you won’t be healed. How many of us have said, “God if you do this, then I’ll believe You?” There are many people who will respond to this teaching by saying, “If what you say is true, if God really heals today then prove it. Do something and then we’ll believe you.” Who do you think I am? I’m not a magician that performs magic tricks. I couldn’t heal a fly with a headache if I tried. I’m just God’s servant. These people will come to me because they are sick, but in their hearts they are saying, “If what you teach is really from God then do something. If you can’t, it’s not.” What they are doing is tempting me to tempt God. An attitude like this will hinder your healing because you are not to look to me or to man – you are to look to God and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit and His Word. The devil also tempted Jesus to “do something” when He was fasting for 40 days in the desert:

Matthew 4 v 1 – 7: “1 Then Jesus was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil. 2 And He went without food for 40 days and 40 nights, and later He was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God’s Son, command these stones to be made [loaves of] bread. 4 But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil took Him into the holy city and placed Him on a turret (pinnacle, gable) of the temple sanctuary. 6 And he said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, He will give His angels charge over You, and they will bear You up on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said to Him, On the other hand it is written also, You shall not tempt, test thoroughly or try exceedingly the Lord your God.”

If I don’t become invisible to you and if you don’t look to God the Father behind me – if you look to
man for your healing then you’ve got a block. People who are chasing signs and wonders are going to end up disappointed. Jesus said that an evil and adulterous nation seeks a sign:

John 4 v 46 – 48: “46 So Jesus came to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son was lying ill in Capernaum. 47 Having heard that Jesus came back from Galilee, he went a way to meet Him and began to beg Him to come down and cure his son, for he was lying at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, unless you see signs and miracles happen, you [people] will never believe (trust, have faith) at all.” Matthew 12 v 38 – 39: “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, Teacher, we desire to see a sign and miracle from You [proving that You are what You claim to be]. But He replied to them, An evil and adulterous generation (a generation morally unfaithful to God) seeks and demands a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”

Signs and wonders follow them that believe – not the other way around. We are to seek God and believe His Word, not the signs and wonders as the foundation of our faith. Disease is as a result of separation from God in some area of our life. The key is faith in God and His Word on the basis of an intimate relationship with Him, not on the basis of signs and wonders.

10. Looking to the Symptoms Instead of the Healer – Letting Fear Enter Your Heart

Matthew 14 v 22 – 31: “22 Then He directed the disciples to get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent away the crowds. 23 And after He had dismissed the multitudes, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. When it was evening He was still there alone. 24 But the boat was by this time out on the sea, many furlongs [a furlong is one-eighth of a mile] distant from the land, beaten and tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch [between 3:00 – 6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright. 27 But instantly He spoke to them saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid!
28 And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. 29 He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus. 30 But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me [from death]! 31 Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

If you look at your symptoms rather than the Healer you are going to sink into fear and unbelief, just like Peter sank when he focused on the storm rather than on Jesus. However at least Peter got out of the boat! At least he tried which is more than many of us have ever done. When it comes to your healing, you need to keep your focus on God and His Word. If you are waiting for your symptoms to go away before you will believe, you are going to be waiting a long time. If you are waiting for your healing before you look to the Healer, you are going to be waiting for your healing for a long time! You see, the symptoms of your disease are just the fruit of the problem. Get to the root –
get into the Word and get sanctified from the sin behind the disease. Get your eyes off your disease and off your symptoms. Get your eyes back on the Lord and His Word and keep them there! When your eyes are on your symptoms and your disease – you will sink into fear and unbelief. When your eyes are on the Lord and His word you will rise up in faith. Fear and faith are opposing spiritual forces. Both demand to be fulfilled and both project into the future. Fear will quench your faith and faith will quench your fears. You have to choose which one will rule you.

2 Timothy 1 v 7: “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind.”
Romans 8 v 15: For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing son ship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!”

11. Pride and Expecting God to Heal You Your Way

If you read all the miraculous healing that Jesus performed in the Bible, He never did exactly the same thing twice. Once He put mud on a blind man’s eyes, one woman received healing by touching His garment and other times He just spoke the word and healing came. We can’t expect God to work a miracle in our lives exactly the same way as He did for somebody else. Sometimes we get our own ideas of exactly how God should heal us and we try to put Him in a box. We tell Him what He’s going to do, how He’s going to do it and when He’s going to do it, exactly within the terms we have set.
2 Kings 5 v 1 – 14 tells the story of Naaman who was the captain of the army of the King of Syria. He
was considered a very great and distinguished man. The Bible says he was a mighty man of valor. However he had leprosy. He heard about Elisha in Israel and that he might be able to heal him. So he traveled a long way to see Elisha. The real kicker of the story is that Elisha did not even come out to meet him. Elisha sent a message with a servant telling Naaman to go and wash in the river Jordan seven times and then he would be healed. This certainly did not go down well with Naaman’s ego – he was a very important man! Elisha should have come out to greet and honor him!

2 Kings 5 v 11 – 14: “11 But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he
would surely come out to me and stand and call on the Name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper.” See here Namaan is setting out his terms of exactly how God should heal him. He was saying, “God, this is the way it should be done.” He had it all figured out as to how it was going to go.
“12 Are not Abana and Pharper, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in rage. 13 And his servants came near and said to him, My father, if the prophet had bid you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much rather, then, when he says to you, Wash and be clean? 14 Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, as the man of God had said, and his flesh was restored like that of a little child, and he was clean.”

Naaman had a spiritual problem of pride and it nearly cost him his healing. Healing begins with sanctification of the heart, which is getting rid of sin in our thoughts and life. However repentance has to start with acknowledging that the sin is there in the first place. Some people are too blinded by their own self righteousness and are too proud to admit to any sin in their life. This makes them appear holy when they are not and it is an existence that is fraudulent. God hates pride, hypocrisy and fraud.

1 John 1 v 8 – 10: “8 If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts]. 9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought and action]. 10 If we say (claim) we have not sinned, we contradict His Word and make Him out to be false and a liar, and His Word is not in us [the divine message of the Gospel in not in our hearts].”
Proverbs 28 v 13: “He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy.”
Psalm 32 v 3 and 5: “3 When I kept silent [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long… 5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told] – then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin.”

Pride is a dangerous issue because it will block you from receiving your healing and produce a fall. Proverbs 16 v 18: “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” There are many people that become nervous, uptight and defensive when approached about the sin in their personal life that is causing their disease. What are they afraid of? God already knows the depths of their heart – you can’t hide anything from Him! It’s a scary thing to be open, transparent and honest these days because we just can’t trust each other. When something is hidden in the dark in secret, the devil has a foothold in your life. Once it’s confessed and out in the open, it breaks the devil’s power over you. If you want to be set free from your disease, you have got to confess your faults.

James 5 v 16: “Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your
offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a
spiritual tone of mind and heart].”

Isaiah 57 v 15: “For thus says the high and lofty One – He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name
is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].”

12. A Hardened Heart

There are people who are blinded by their own self righteousness or are too proud to admit that they have sin in their life. Their heart is hardened and they are unrepentant of their sin. They are not going to change. The sin is denied, justified or condoned. They continue in their flagrant or habitual sin because their heart is hardened. The only way that these people will receive their healing is to humble themselves before God, with deep conviction and heartfelt repentance.

Psalm 51 v 17: “My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and
a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.”
Isaiah 57 v 15: “For thus says the high and lofty One – He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name
is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].”

You need to repent from the heart…

13. An Un teachable Heart

In Matthew 5 v 3 Jesus said “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”The phrase “poor in spirit” means that your heart is open and you are teachable. You are not stubborn, you are not wise in your own eyes and you are not rebellious. If I am going to be able to help you at all, you have got to be teachable. I cannot bring you the kingdom of Heaven which according to Romans 14 v 17 is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost if you are not teachable.

Proverbs 5 v 11 – 13: “11 And you groan and mourn when your end comes, when your flesh and
body are consumed, 12 And you say, How I hated instruction and discipline, and my heart despised reproof! 13 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers nor submitted and consented to those who instruct me.”

There are some people who are just totally un-teachable. They are wise in their own eyes and unwilling to receive instruction and reproof that would bring them to repentance of their sin so that they could be healed.

14. Murmuring and Complaining

One of the things that provoked and angered God most about the Israelite’s when they were in the
wilderness on their way to the promised land, was that in spite of all the supernatural miracles He performed to save and provide for them, they still continued to murmur, grumble and complain. In I Corinthians chapter 10 Paul was talking about this and in verses 10 – 11 he writes: “Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did – and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death). Now these things befell them by way of a figure [as an example and warning to us]; they were written to admonish and fit us for right action by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax (their consummation and concluding period).”

In Numbers 12 v 1 – 13, Miriam and Aaron got leprosy for grumbling and murmuring against the wife
of Moses. Murmuring, grumbling, complaining and ungratefulness affects your health and an attitude like this will block God’s healing and blessing flowing into your life.

15. Misunderstandings and Incorrect Beliefs about Healing
Misunderstandings based on incorrect beliefs about the Bible are a major block to healing. One of
the blocks to healing mentioned earlier is unbelief. Unbelief means not believing in God or that He
will heal. However unbelief also involves ignorance (which is addressed in the block below) and incorrect teaching. There are many denominational sacred cows of theology and doctrine that do not match the Word of God. Some of these misunderstandings and denominational clichés include:
• I’m bringing God glory in my disease.
• My disease brings me closer to God – it is His chastening.
• It might not be God’s will to heal me. The justification for this belief is Paul’s thorn in the flesh.
• It might not be God’s will to heal me because my allotted time on earth is up.
• Healing is not for today – it passed away with the apostles 200 years ago.

16. Lack of Knowledge

God said in Isaiah 5 v 13 – 14 : “My people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened herself without measure…”

In Hosea 4 v 6 God said that His people perish because of lack of knowledge. Ignorance is a form of knowledge but it is very dangerous to our health. Some people are not healed when they are prayed for because they lack the knowledge of God’s principles concerning healing. Therefore they do not know how to line themselves up with His Word so that they are in a position to receive from Him.

Proverbs 9 v 10-11: “The reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding. For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied and the years of your life shall be increased.”

That is why in this book I hope to give you knowledge, understanding and wisdom on how to apply
God’s principles of healing and the prevention of disease.

17. You’re Just Not Doing It

James 1 v 22 and 25: “22But be doers of the Word [obey the Message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. 25But he who looks carefully in to the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to do it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).”

The teaching and principles in this book are not going to do anything for you until you put it into practice and apply it to your life.

18. Lack of Temple Maintenance

1 Corinthians 6 v 19 – 20: “Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.”

Our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and we need to honor, value and respect it as such. If you asked me to pray for you for healing, but the disease is a result of negligence and not looking after your body, do you think God is going to answer my prayer? No. If you are drinking a liter of fizzy drinks every day, loading your food with sugar, preservatives and processed fat, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without adequate sleep and rest and/or not making exercise a priority in your life, then you cannot expect God to heal you, whatever your excuse is.
If you are not being a good steward of your body, you are going to pay a high price.

19. It Is Not a Disease but a Side Effect of a Drug

Many people are on a wide variety of medical drugs – their bathroom cupboard looks like a pharmacy. For example, diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are in epidemic proportions world-wide and these diseases often occur together. A diabetic who also has heart disease can end up taking more than 13 tablets every day. Medical drugs carry with them side effects which are often a “Pandora’s box of hell.” The fourth largest cause of death is adverse reactions to prescription drugs. You may be suffering from what seems to be a disease, which is actually a side effect of a drug you are taking. For example a stomach ulcer is caused by a thought life dominated by fear, anxiety and stress.

However it can also be caused by the long term use of anti-inflammatories. Therefore check the package insert of the medication you are taking. If you don’t have a package insert, go to your local pharmacy as they should have a book that contains all the drugs and their side effects. There is no point trying to minister to a side effect of a drug – there is no healing for the side effects of a drug. Many people are wondering why they are not getting healed of a disease when in fact it is a side effect of a drug.

20. Disobedience in Tithing

Malachi 3 v 8 – 11: “8 Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob or defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob and defraud You? [You have withheld your] tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring all tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour out for you a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sake and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.”

Often when an Old Testament scripture is quoted, people will dismiss it by saying, “I’m in the New Testament, I’m not under law.” Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek and the law of tithes was only given 435 years later. You must understand that everything you have actually does not belong to you, it belongs to God – He has just entrusted you to be a steward of it. I believe that one of the primary purposes of tithing is to test what pulls your heart strings the most – your wallet or your love for God?

Jesus said in Mathew 6 v 24: “24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions or whatever is trusted in.)” If God is not really number one in your life because you love your money more, you’re going to struggle giving away that 10% tithe. However if your affection is set on God, giving Him back that 10% won’t be an issue for you because you understand that it is His anyway. Tithing is actually a commandment, not a request if you feel like it or if you’re having a good month. When you are in disobedience to God’s Word in any area, and that includes not tithing, you open yourself up to the devil. What you may not realize is that if you don’t give that 10% to God – it goes to the devourer. According to a national statistic in America in 2002, the percentage of money given back to God in tithes and offerings from the gross national income is 2,7%. Where is the rest going? To pay medical bills and the debt load! When we walk in obedience, the blessings are automatic. When we are in disobedience, the curse will surely come. In the introductory chapters in this book I explained that part of the curse involves disease according to Deuteronomy chapter

28. If you want healing and to enjoy the fullness of what God has for you, withholding your tithe is not
an option. And while we are talking about putting God first – is He first in your time? I don’t want to get legalistic on this but maybe we shouldn’t just be using the 10% gauge with our material goods, how about the first fruits of our time? It’s just a challenge.

1 John 5 v 21: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods) – [from anything and
everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life].”

21. Past or Continued Involvement in Occultism

So long as you continue to be involved in occultic practices of any kind, you cannot expect to receive any healing. You must decide who is your master – Satan or the Living God? You cannot have one foot in each camp – it is either one or the other. Occultism includes being involved in Satanism or any other form of false religion that teaches anything other than the Word of God (the Bible) and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Occultism involves contacting mediums, consulting witch doctors, wizards or some other occultic practitioner, dabbling in sorcery and even contacting evil spirits by means of the Ouija board game. What do you think makes that board move and spell out those words? It is the first medium of contact with Satan in children. Levitation, table tipping and spoon bending are all part of the kingdom and the power of Satan. There are even some healthcare modalities that are part of the occult such as Eastern mysticism and yoga which are based on the demonic foundation of Kundalini. Looking into the future or trying to control aspects of the future through a fortuneteller or any medium instead of consulting God and His Word is idolatry and makes that person a “god” in your life that you trust in. Our knowledge and wisdom comes from the Word of God, not the study of creation such as the sun, moon, stars or what a diviner, astrologer or false prophet has to say about the past, present and future. Past involvement or continued involvement in occultic practices, thinking or modalities of healing that are not of God will prevent healing. Until you repent for this, the devil still has a foothold in your life and it will block your healing.

Occultic involvement and witchcraft in previous generations of your family that have not been repented for can also open the door for disease in your life and block your healing. Part of occultism is witchcraft and sorcery relating to the chronic use of prescription drugs as a way of life while the underlying sin behind the disease is not dealt with.

22. For the Sake of Saving the Child Because of the Sin of the Parents

This point is very hard to take but unfortunately there is often a harsh reality to rejecting God and walking in sin. I do not want to be insensitive to those parents who have suffered the terrible tragedy of losing a child. I am certainly not implying that this point refers to all cases where a child was lost.
Sometimes sin of the parents can block healing. it also affects our children. Children can become sick because of the sin of the parents. In 2 Samuel 13 – 14, there was a curse of death on David and Bathsheba’s child. The child died because of the sin of the parents (murder and adultery). 1 Kings 14 v 1 – 13 tells the story of Jeroboam who was an evil king and his son who was sick. There is a tremendous statement in this story about God taking a child in death. God looked down from heaven and saw that there was goodness in this child, but if this child was allowed to live, his disobedient parents who rejected God and His ways would pervert this child’s heart and God would lose him to Himself forever. So God did not heal the child and allowed him to die in order to preserve him for eternity.

1 Kings 14 v 1 – 13: “1 Then Abijah [the little] son of Jeroboam became sick. 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray you, and disguise yourself, that you may not be recognized as Jeroboam’swife, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who told me that I should be king over this people. 3 Take ten loaves, some cakes and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child. 4 Jeroboam’s wife did so. She arose and went [twenty miles] to Shiloh and came to the house of Ahijah. Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were dim because of his age. 5 And the Lord said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to ask you concerning her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus shall you say to her. When she came she pretended to be another woman.
6But when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet as she came in at the door, he said, Come in, wife of Jeroboam, Why do you pretend to be another? For I am charged with heavy news for you. 7 Go,tell Jeroboam, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My People Israel 8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you – and yet you have not been as My servant David, who kept my commandments and followed Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes, 9 but have done evil above all who were before you; for you have made yourself other gods, molten images, to provoke Me to anger and have cast Me behind your back – 10 Therefore behold I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam and will cut off from [him] every male, both bond and free, in Israel, and will utterly sweep away the house of Jeroboam as a man sweeps away dung till it is all gone. 11 Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and any who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat. For the Lord has spoken it. 12 Arise therefore [Ano, Jeroboam’s wife], get to your own house. When your feet enter the city, the child shall die. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him; for he only of Jeroboam’s family shall come to the grave, because in him there is found something good and pleasing to the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.”

This story gives a tremendous insight. You cannot make a law or doctrine out of it, but it does explain why God allows some children to be taken in disease or accidents. According to the words of Jesus, it appears that each child that is born into the world has a guardian angel assigned to him who is delegated by divine command to accompany the child through life and watch over him for his good.

Matthew 18 v 10: “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I say to you,
That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” KJV

Although the angel’s purpose is to protect the child, it is obvious that he has not been granted unlimited authority in this respect, but his protection is confined within certain limits. If this were not so, no children would die. The fact is the Bible shows us in 1 Kings chapter 4 that if a child of wicked parents shows spiritual promise, the Lord may permit the child to be taken from them so that he will not grow up in an evil environment that will contaminate him. In observing human nature there is sometimes a possibility that someone who God really wants for eternity could be lost to Him forever by falling away or situations in life separating them from God totally. When children die in their youth we have a tendency to think that this is a great tragedy. But this is not always true. God may foresee circumstances ahead in which it would be far better for the little one to be removed from the scene and taken by the angels to Paradise where the child will be properly looked after and preserved for eternity.

Whether or not the parents are Christians who love the Lord has much to do with the fate of the child.
According to 1 Corinthians 7 v 14, children are sanctified and made holy by believing parents. In Acts 16 v 31 Paul said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.”

23. Is Your Disease Genetically Inherited?

Do other family members and those in generations before you have the same disease that you are
suffering from? Or do they have other diseases that have the same spiritual root that is behind the disease that you have? For example different members in a family tree can have depression, weight problems, diabetes and strokes. The spiritual root behind all these diseases is a low self-esteem and self-hatred and that is what is running through the family tree. Similarly there may be ADHD, epilepsy, dyslexia, color blindness, autism, learning disabilities and homosexuality in different members in the various generations – a deaf and dumb spirit is behind all of these diseases and it was given a foothold through a marriage where the woman dominated and ruled the home while the man sat passively in the background. If there is a similarity between your disease and your family members, you may be suffering from a disease that is genetically inherited.

24. Not Maintaining Your Victory

.” The knowledge that I have given you about how to get free is that same knowledge that will keep you free. In other words, when you apply these principles that I am teaching you and God heals you, you need to keep applying those principles even after you are healed. For example if you had depression because of a low self-esteem, and then you changed your thinking by renewing your mind with the Word concerning who you are in Christ and God healed you, you need to continue to think of yourself according to who you are in Christ. If you slip back into your old bad mind sets of a low self-esteem – guess what? The depression is going to come back and most probably worse than ever before.

Mathew 12 v 43 – 45: “But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through
dry [arid] places in search of rest, but it does not find any. Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first.”

You see, when the enemy has been removed, he will come back to see if you are for real. The enemy
knows what it took to gain access to your life and he will try it again, but I have now given you the knowledge and tools to keep you free. When Jesus healed one man in the temple He said to him, “Go and sin no more or a worse thing may come upon you.” (John 5 v 14). If you fall back into the same roots of sin, then your chances of keeping your healing are not good. You have got to maintain your victory. If you don’t, it is a block to keeping your healing.

25. Looking for Repeated Healing Instead of Living in Divine Health

I just explained in the point above that you need to continue to apply God’s principles of health even after you are healed. There are some people who get healed, then slip back into their old sin, get sick again and then keep expecting God to heal them again. The same principles that will help you be healed are the same principles, which when consistently applied to your life, will keep you in divine health. God is not interested in healing you repeatedly, because God’s perfect will is not healing, His perfect will is that you don’t get sick in the first place.

3 John 1 v 2: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul prospers.”

26. Having Part or Believing in any False Doctrines of Demons

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27. Taking Holy Communion with sin in your Life

As Paul Explains . Going into Holy Communion and Having Holy Communion with sin in your love . turns over to Illness and sickness and can end up in death !

1Co 11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.
1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
1Co 11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
1Co 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
1Co 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
1Co 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

28. Just Giving Up

This block to healing is where you look at your symptoms and your prognosis, you look at the word “incurable” and the limited life span the doctors have given you, and you give into those labels and accept all this as the truth, rather than living by faith and not by sight and pursuing healing in the face of what everything in the physical realm says. If you have been diagnosed with what is considered an incurable disease, I would like to strongly encourage you to reject the label or the limited time span that the doctors have said you have left. If you give into it that is exactly what will happen. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23 v 7). Obviously you must not go into denial, you have to acknowledge the facts.

However, there is hope! No disease is incurable when God’s conditions for healing are met. The Bible says that the spirit of man will sustain him in his infirmity:
Proverbs 18 v 14: “The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?” King James Version: “The spirit of man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”

I say to you, “Wake up Spirit of man! Get up! Take your place in the land of the living!” There is something that has to happen deep inside you for your so called incurable disease to be overcome and that is you must have the will to live! You must stop being hopeless and full of despair, just waiting for the fatalistic end of some conclusion. The Lord made a phenomenal statement to Joyce Meyer one day, “You can be pitiful or you can be powerful – make your choice.” Pity is like super glue that will bind you to your disease and keep you in your pit. Encourage yourself in the Lord – stand up spirit of man! Get up son or daughter of God! You have an awesome destiny and call of God on your life to fulfill in your generation that God saw from the foundation of the world!

Ephesians 2 v 10: “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ
Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].” Only when you have finished that call, then you can lay down your spirit, and say, thank you very much!

Psalm 30 v 9: “What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit (the grave)? Will the
dust praise You? Will it declare Your Truth and faithfulness to men?”
Isaiah 38 v 18: “For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed].”

I want you to say this out loud to yourself, “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord!” (Psalm 118 v 17).
Does God get any glory by losing you prematurely off this planet? God does not need you in Heaven
before your allotted time is up because you are of no earthly good in heaven. If you are not 120 years old yet, it is not time for you to kick the bucket – you still have work to do for God. If you’ve lost your purpose for living, you need to seek God until you find it again. You cannot retire – you need to re-fire! God can use you mightily if you will just make yourself available to Him. We need you. Your family needs you. Your cities need you. Mankind needs you. We need your wisdom. If you waste the last part of your life waiting to die, Moses is going to be waiting in heaven for you and he is going to put his finger in your face because he didn’t start his ministry until he was 80. At that age he ended up pastoring one of the largest churches in the history of mankind which included 3 and a half million Israelites. So what’s your excuse? And Moses couldn’t even talk properly, he had to have his brother speak for him. The great things that Abraham did for God for which he has been remembered throughout history was after the age of 75. You just need to go before God and say, “Use me Lord, I’m available. Take me, just the way I am, I give all I have to you…”

2 Chronicles 16 v 9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of then whose heart is perfect toward him…”
Let me tell you a little about who you are as a child in Christ: I want you to say this out loud to yourself, “I am a victorious over-comer (1 John 5 v 4; Revelations 2 v 11),
A mighty woman or man of valor, a champion overcoming warrior, who possesses dignity and honor. (Judges 6 v12)
I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8 v 35)
In all things I gain a surpassing victory (Rom 8 v 37)
and in all things God leads me to triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2 v 14)
Through my union with God, I am strong in the Lord and the power of His might.(Ephesians 6 v 10)
I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me. (Philippians 4 v13)
Because I believe in, lean on, trust and rely on God, I do the things that Jesus did, and greater things will I do, for His Spirit within me knows no limit. (John 14 v 12 – 14)
Therefore I believe that all things are possible and limit not the Holy One within me. (Philippians 4 v 13)
As Jesus is, so am I in this world (1 John 4 v 17)
and the immeasurable, unlimited and surpassing power of God is on the inside of me! (Ephesians 1 v 19)
The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in me! (Ephesians 1 v 20)”

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead and conquered the grave is in you! The immeasurable unlimited and surpassing power of God is on the inside of you! It’s time that you discovered your potential as a child of God! With the power of God on the inside of you, you literally have the potential to shake nations, never mind overcoming your so called incurable illness! Are you willing to stand up spirit of man and be what God has called you to be? Don’t allow the devil to rob you of your destiny by cutting your life short – aggressively take back the ground he has stolen from you. Encourage yourself in the Word and apply the principles I am teaching you. Jesus has conquered and broken the power of Satan, disease and death.

John 16 v 33: “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and
confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you]”

In Luke 10 v 17-20 “17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject
to us in Your name! 18 And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven. 19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

There is absolutely nothing that is impossible with God. He designed the human body and He knows exactly how to fix it. He is faithful to fulfill His promise for healing / Prayers Answer / Baptism of the Holy Spirit when His conditions are met.

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Prayer Tips

God knows what your next motives are because He knows the truth (because He is the truth) and knows your life (past, present, future). He has a plan for all of us personally. So, if you give your life to Jesus, and ask for mercy, God will forgive you and your sins.

Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Rev 7:15  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Love the Lord your God

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength; and your neighbour as yourself.”–Luke 10:27 and Mark 12:28-31

Mar 12:28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Mar 12:29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Mar 12:30  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Mar 12:31  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Prayer for Strength and Faith

 In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Dear Lord, see me through these hard times. In these troubling times, I am filled with unspeakable fears. I reach out my hand to you now, And ask you to walk besides me. I cannot carry all my burdens, But I know you can, and will. Please walk beside me. Please guide me. Please help me hold on strong, Through the trials and storms. Help me hold on to my faith, In even the darkest hour. Stay with me Lord, And show me Your way. Lord give as eyes to see the truth and ears to hear your voice, wisdom to understand the scriptures and empower me to go out and spread the True Gospel of Jesus Christ, that He is our Lord and Saviour and Everlasting Life.  In your love and Holy Spirit I abide, In Jesus Name, Amen.

 1Jn 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.