The free will of man – The Divine Order of Healing
Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
This verse teaches us that we have heard of the patience of Job. It seems implied, that we are supposed to learn from Job’s trial, and have patience, as God is manifesting our miracle.
That is why Holy Spirit could say to us through His instrument James: Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Why? v3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
See this, the trial will work patience in you, but if you do not give up, you will end up perfected, whole, and in need of nothing!
Consider Job dear friend, if you are in the trial of your faith. Laugh at the devil, cry if you must, but do not give up!
Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Isa 61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
He will turn your captivity into triumph, and test into a testimony, and will give you double for your trouble, if you do not give up!
Having done all, STAND!
You are not alone, because God loves you, and so do I, and I am standing with you, praying for you every day. You’re gonna make it!
James 5: 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I remember up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, over ten years ago that I kept bumping into a man I had known for some time before I went to Bible school. He had heard I was pastoring, and each time he would see me, he would ask me for prayer, swore he would see me at church that Sunday. Well, I would pray for him, he would begin to weep as the power of God ministered to him, and that would be the last I would see of him, he would never darken the door of my church. Well this little dance with deception went on for several years, and after a couple of years I pleaded with him not to lie, and say he would be at church, just receive from God, and say, ‘I’ll be there when I get there,” We laughed, and I was able to lead him in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and he wonderfully received his prayer language. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/is-tongues-initial-evidence-of-the-holy-spirit-baptism/
Yet, I would keep bumping into him from time to time, and he was not living right at all. It appeared he was living immorally, and into some sort of drugs. As the years went on, I was becoming more and more frustrated with this man, because he still swore, every time he saw me, that he loved Jesus, and would, ‘see you in church on Sunday.’ It was obvious at that point that he had no intention of ever attending church, this was simply a game he played in his own mind, to deal with ministers.
Well, I never stopped loving him, and would pray for him when his name would come to mind, but I did not chase him. The Bible says for pastors, 1Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
If they are not among you, it is kind of hard to lead and feed them. Sure, you leave the 99 from time to time to go rescue a sheep, but they first of all need to become a sheep.
Anyway, tragedy eventually struck this young man, and he was afflicted with a brain aneurism, and ended up in the hospital on life support, in a coma.
I was asked to pray for him, and I did, and miraculously, I am told, that night he came out of the coma, but was paralyzed on the right side of his body, from his face muscles, all the way down to his toes on one side.
He called a member of my church, and asked me to come to the hospital, and something rose up inside of me, that turned out to be the boldness of God, because if you know me, I am not that way, I am very loving and merciful.
I was preparing for our Saturday night service, and I received the call from this church member, saying they had just spoken to the man, and he had asked the church member to call me, requesting I come to the hospital.
Roughly, I said, “If he can call you, he can call me. He has been playing with God now for years, the Bible says: ‘If anyone is sick among you, let them call for the elders of the church. He has my cell phone number, and you call again to make sure he has it, and if he calls, I will come, otherwise, I have church service to prepare for.”
My wife, who knows me kind of raised her eyebrows, and I did not want to walk out of love with the man, but it turns out that this response was of the Holy Spirit.
Next morning, at our Sunday morning service, it was snowing. Remember driving the 20 miles in a snowstorm to the community center we met in, tired, and trusting the Lord to simply make it there.
Well, just as service was about to begin, an ambulence pulled up to the community center, with lights on, and I asked someone to go out and see what was happening. Amazingly enough, it was this man!
He had begged the hospital to get him to my church, and hurriedly we grabbed snow shovels so that we could shovel the wheelchair ramp into the building, so that they could wheel this man in on a stretcher.
Well, we got Him situated, just as praise and worship was starting, so I decided to worship the Lord, to see how He would have me minister to this man.
My sermon that morning was on marriage, which had nothing to do with healing I thought, but during worship, I felt to preach my message, and then minister to the man, at the end.
Turns out, I heard God wonderfully, because at the end, we wheeled this man to the front so that I could pray for him.
I looked at him, and said, in the authority of the Holy Spirit, ‘Do you want to be healed?’
He began to weep, and explain how he was scared because he almost died and could not move the right side of his body. I began to laugh, and people thought I was nuts, but I knew what God was about to do. I looked him in the eyes, and called his name and said, _____ do you want to be healed?
He looked back at me with a glimmer of hope through the tears, and nodded yes.
Immediately I laid my hands upon him, and commanded paralysis to leave his body, for his body to be healed. Then I commanded him, ‘do something that you couldn’t do before’ He was sobbing uncontrollably, and blubbering, explaining how he couldn’t even lift his right hand, when he looked, and had already lifted it! This made him cry louder, and I said, ‘write your name!’ He was still blubbering and explaining how he couldn’t close his hand, so I grabbed a pen from someone in the front row, and a piece of paper from my notes, and commanded him, WRITE!. Before he could say, ‘I can’t again’ he looked, and had written his name!
Everyone was shouting and rejoicing at that point.
The ambulance guy had to go, so they wheeled him out again, and loaded him into the ambulance, and off he went.
Following week, he arrived in a wheelchair, doing much better, but his face was still frozen on the one side. We prayed again, and it unlocked.
Why pray again? Hey, Jesus prayed for the blind man twice (Mark 8:24), and I don’t pretend to be that good!
Following week he came on a walker, week after that, a cane, which he carried for another year, until he decided to let go of a certain area of his life.
Why did I take so long to type up this testimony, of all the wonderful miracles I have seen over the years. Because I felt strongly to minister on what caused this whole chain of grace to occur:
HE called for the elders of the church.
If more people around the world would simply do these three things, we would have much less need for doctors and hospitals I am sure.
1. If any person is afflicted with sickness or any other calamity, PRAY! Make Jesus Lord of your body, and make Him your first response when trouble comes.
2. I believe that if a person is not immediately healed, they should call a friend or family member, and have them pray with them. Mt 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
3. If immediate relief is not received, then let the sick person call for the elders of the church, and the prayer of faith, will save the sick. Notice here that even if a person has sinned against God, and it is clear that their sin caused the sickness, v 15 and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
This is the order of healing for Christians, through the church. Yet, there is clearly a place of doctors and medicine too. A doctor may well be an elder in the church, or may be gifted and authentically called of God into a healing ministry of natural means.
God loves us, and wants us well. Pray first, call a friend, call the elders, then call the doctor, is the order of operation of this verse.
I believe all of this can happen in a short period of time, and would save much time and money from doctors, hospitals, medical insurance, etc. If you need these things, please use them, and be healed, however you need to receive it! God loves you, and wants you well, and so do I.
If you are sick, please allow me to pray for you now, there is no time and distance in prayer, and God loves you, and so do I:
‘Father, I come to you right now, on behalf of my friend reading this. I take my place, in the ministry office and anointing you have placed upon my life, on their behalf. By faith, I command healing to come to them, now! In the name and authority of Jesus. If there be any evil spirits afflicting them, I command these to go, now! I thank you Father, for signs, wonders, and miracles in their life, as they continue to obey you, Amen’
If you want to listen instead of read, I took the time to upload a couple of the healing tapes I produced for hospital visitation after my 40 day fast. They are embedded in this link: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/
PS: Go ahead and send this around the world, cut,paste, email it, Share it on Facebook and Twitter, but I know in my heart, there were miracles and healings released when I prayed. Inbox me with testimonies!