The Healing Dinner Bell
Adapted from “God Wants You Well” by Andrew Wommack
Jesus used miracles like a dinner bell!
So why aren’t we seeing greater manifestations of His healing?
God wants to release His power; but healing isn’t up to God alone. It isn’t God who decides who gets healed and who doesn’t.
That’s a radical statement, but it’s true.
One of the worst doctrines in the body of Christ is that God controls everything that happens. Many Christians believe that God either controls or allows everything, and that Satan has to get His permission before he can do anything.
That’s a convenient theology because it absolves individuals of any personal responsibility. That’s also the reason for its popularity, but…
That belief will kill you!
We have to believe and cooperate with God to receive what He has provided for us, including our own salvation.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” —2 Peter 3:9
That’s as plain as Scripture can make it. God doesn’t want anyone to perish, but they do. God doesn’t force salvation on people.
People don’t have to ask Jesus to save them; they just need to believe their sins are already forgiven and receive their salvation. The same is true of healing: God has already healed everyone.
Jesus isn’t healing people today—healing was given over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when He took those stripes on His back. People today only receive through faith what has already been accomplished by Jesus thousands of years ago.
The Scriptures don’t tell us to pray for the sick. It’s just the opposite: Jesus told US to HEAL the sick. There’s a big difference between asking the Lord to heal people and healing them.
It’s always God’s will to heal (3 John 2). Instead of being beggars, we need to become believers who use our authority to heal, knowing that it’s God’s will—every time.
That’s not the way many Christians believe it’s done. And that’s one of the main reasons we don’t see more of the healing power that Jesus provided manifest.
I’ve prayed for thousands of people in my meetings, and not every person is healed. It might be a problem in their hearts, or it might be something I don’t understand regarding that particular person.
But one thing I know for sure—it’s not God!