The Healing Seed – When Healing Isn’t Instant
I love to travel and minister, so when I received an invitation to speak at a church near Columbus, I was elated, as usual. I felt great anticipation inside as I drove to the meeting. When I got there, I entered the building and glanced around. The room was filled with smiling, chattering people. It did not take me long to feel right at home.
There was a strong presence of God during the praise and worship time, and I felt the freedom of the Spirit in the room. This is going to be a great meeting, I thought.
After I was done preaching, I gave a word of knowledge for healing of neuropathy in feet. It was simply an impression in my spirit that God wanted to heal that condition. I asked anyone in the room who had neuropathy to come to the front. I don’t remember how many came up, but I do remember three people vividly.
I had already preached the Word showing that healing was paid for by Jesus when He went to the whipping post. I also had shared stories of other cases of neuropathy that I had seen healed, and the various ways that I had seen healing manifest. Finally, I reminded the group that miracles are instant, but healing is sometimes gradual. I wanted people to continue to believe for healing, even if there was not an instant manifestation.
I walked up to the first man and commanded the neuropathy to go. I said, “Check it out. Is the pain less, the same or more now?”
In response, he began to stomp his feet as hard as he could, saying with a smile, “I don’t feel any pain or numbness anymore at all. It is all gone.”
Then I prayed for another man with neuropathy in his feet. I asked, “Is anything happening that you can tell?”
He said, “Not that I can tell. Everything seems to be the same.” I reminded him to keep thanking God for healing him and went on to the next person.
Last of all, I prayed for a woman with neuropathy. I asked her the same thing that I had asked the others. “How do your feet feel now? Is there any difference?”
She answered, “I can’t tell any difference right now, but I KNOW that I am healed. Praise God! He is faithful!” Faith and confidence resonated in her voice as she continued to thank God for her healing.
About an hour later, I walked out of the meeting with a spring in my steps. Joy surged through my heart. Thank You, Lord, for touching these people. You are wonderful. I am so blessed to be a part of this, I thought.
You Will Love the Encouraging Words (Just Like This) That Are Sent to Your Inbox Every Day
Join over 50,000 Email Subscribers. Our heart is to uplift, challenge and encourage the body of Christ EVERYDAY. Fuel for growth in your spiritual life! Get articles just like these in your inbox daily.
We value your privacy and would never spam you
As I was walking to my car, I heard a man shout, “Hey, Sherry!”
I looked around, and I saw that it was the man I had prayed for with neuropathy in his feet who had not seen any change after I prayed. From across the parking lot, he shouted, “Hey, my feet feel pretty good!” He had an amazed smile on his face. At a later date, the pastor confirmed to me that he had been completely healed. The neuropathy was gone, and it never came back.
I went back to that church a month later to conduct another meeting. A woman raised her hand and asked, “May I share a testimony?”
“Sure,” I answered.
She said, “Last month, I received prayer for neuropathy in my feet, but nothing happened.” Then she added, “But I KNEW that I was healed. Several weeks ago, I was out shopping and I noticed something. My feet did not hurt! I had no numbness in them anymore. I don’t even know when the healing manifested, but it did. I’m healed! Praise God!” The room erupted with loud clapping and praise to God. We all rejoiced with her that day.
I love it when healing is instant. Sometimes, however, healing is more gradual or it is delayed. It is important to continue believing the Word in spite of what you see in the moment. Healing is like a seed that is planted in the ground. It has to grow up. When the seed has been planted through healing
ministry, don’t dig it up through unbelief. Instead, continue to thank God for the manifestation of the healing.
Lord, as people read this, cause Your POWER to go through them and drive out all neuropathy. In Jesus’ name, nerves be healed! Pain and numbness, go! In Jesus’ mighty name, amen
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
If you prefer to mail in your contribution, please send a check to the following mailing address:
Spirit Fuel, P.O. Box 2134 Lake City, Florida 32055
Your contribution is a love-gift to Spirit Fueled, LLC and is not considered a payment for services, or a charitable contribution. The ministry is not a non-profit organization and therefore all gifts are not tax deductible. Thank you for your support.