Posts Tagged ‘evil spirit’

Healing Pools

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. (Jn. 5:2-9)

The Pools of Resource Get Stirred… Because Jesus is Moved with Compassion for You! (Mt. 9:35-36)

A frequent question I receive from those who are new to healing is whether we can lay hands on ourselves and receive healing from God. I want to propose to everyone who is reading this post that there are pools of healing available in Jesus (Mt. 11:28). Can we believe for our own healing or do we need to have someone pray for us to be healed? I want to encourage you to believe for the healing of your body, because Jesus is moved with compassion toward you and your circumstances! Recognize that healing is not an exact science and our bodies are subject to all kinds of difficult issues, such as trauma, infections, viruses and demonic assaults. Since there are no clear examples in the Bible of self-healing, I would like to share a personal experience… and I would like you to evaluate the principles that might apply in your own circumstances.

One night as I went to bed, I noticed a reoccurring pain in my lower back and it radiated down the back of my left leg. I had this type of pain before, and I knew from talking with people that it was consistent with a herniated disc. The pain was severe and for a moment I could feel fear rising up in me… thinking I’d done something to injure myself. As I thought about the pain, I remembered that God had been speaking to me about pain returning after healing. This was a new concept at the time. Immediately, I began to question the source of the pain. I took a position (in my mind) that the pain I felt was not actually a herniated disc, but an imitation of that pain, caused by a demon. I told myself repeatedly, “I do not have a herniated disc.” Suspecting an evil spirit was at work, I commanded the spirit to leave. I didn’t address the bones, nerves or other structures in by back. I focused completely on the spirit I believed was causing the pain. After ten minutes, the pain left, but it returned 20 minutes later. When it returned, I repeated the same process and had my wife join me in the prayer for agreement. We went to war against the spirit, repeatedly commanding it to leave. A pivotal moment came as I felt the pain leave for a while, only to return later. This went on for two hours, but finally stopped and never returned again! What I learned was clear to me… that we can indeed heal ourselves through prayer and laying hands upon our bodies. I also learned that we can have the symptoms of a condition that perfectly mimics the condition itself, with no actual injury or disease in our body. A demon can create a near perfect imitation of a real medical condition. At that moment God spoke an invitation to my heart, He said, “If you want to be free, come and experience My healing pools!”

God said, “If you want to be free, come experience My healing pools.”

I have learned three powerful keys to victory over demonic attacks in our bodies:

  • 1st) We must want to be free. (Jn. 8:32-36)
  • 2nd) There are healing resources (“pools”) in Jesus. (Mk. 5:34)(Mt. 9:35)
  • 3rd) Our faith is released by what we speak. (Ps. 30:2)(Mk. 11:23)(Jn. 14:13-14)

I refused to believe or admit that I had a herniated disc… even though the symptoms felt exactly like it. Perhaps the most important lesson of all is that you must take a stand! Although we see the removal of symptoms, it doesn’t mean they won’t return. And if the symptoms return, the strategy that worked the first time can be used again, as often as needed, until the symptoms are gone for good. I’ve used these principles many times. Whether it’s a headache, a sprained ankle or some other sickness or injury. The authority we’ve been given by Jesus over sickness and evil spirits works as well on us as it does on others.

Jesus is Willing to Heal!

Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” (Mk. 1:40-41)

“Paga” is Impact!

Impact happens when two things collide. The Hebrew word “Paga” means to meet or make an impact. It can be violent as on a battlefield (Judges 8:21) or simple as the intersecting of two roads (Gen 28:11). From a Biblical perspective, it helps describe our posture in prayer… we pray in order to make a spiritual impact upon the realities around us. This word often is used when we see the word “intercession” (Isa 53:12). Intercessory prayer or prayer that creates opportunity for impact, is our way of allowing God access to the things that need to change in our life or the lives of others. It works, because God loves us and has given us power to influence and align the stuff of earth with the Culture of Heaven.

Prayer is Supernatural Impact: 

When we pray, we are asking for the Kingdom of Heaven to impact the natural realm around us. A good spiritual example might be when someone prays for you about a particular situation and the anointing creates a shift in the atmosphere. That encounter makes an impact and KABOOM! – two forces come together with a momentum that causes something to move. It could be a mountain, an obstacle, a hindrance or an evil spirit; yet through the effective fervant prayer of a righteous man (Jas 5:16), the things that stand in opposition to God’s purposes in our lives begin to move.

Dynamic Impact:

The anointing is God’s great power (dynamite- Gk. “dunamis” Acts 1:8) released by the Holy Spirit to destroy yokes and remove burdens that would otherwise hold us in impossible situations. The anointing, which is a tangible substance, impacts the person or situation like a truck hitting a wall at high speed. This power of God directed into an area of need breaks through and enforces the victory Jesus has already won for us. Whether it is for healing, needed provision, broken relationships or major obstacles… whatever the need, God has an answer that makes an impact.

The Anointing Breaks Yokes (Isa 10:27):

As the anointing flows through a person’s prayer life or worship, I’ve seen it break open the atmosphere and restore entire families within a few simple moments! Imagine this anointing coming into your life and flooding the atmosphere where you live, work or meet with friends. The Bible says that when we resist the Devil, he flees like a puppy with his tail tucked between his legs.

Release the Anointing for Impact: 

God is interested in impact through you, so life is filled with more peace, releases more joy and advances the Kingdom of Heaven around you. Like a caring Father; interested in providing for you, God’s purpose is for your good. The impact He makes is not designed to control you, but to give you the opportunity to have an abundant life… a blessed life.