I got an answer that I was not expecting, which made me to ask further questions. Let me explain summarily what really led me to seek answers
I had rheumatoid arthritis for the past 42 years and during my life journey other health problems developed . I was diagnosed with various health issues, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and piles . This was too much for me , I prayed and also asked others to pray for me, I went to healing school and I was admitted at various hospitals but complete healing did not take place.
As I am going through the journey of finding my healing, I am provided teaching platforms to teach the Word of God and to pray for other people, some get their healing and some not. I hope you understand the dilemma I was facing which made me to ask other Spiritual leaders like reverends, pastors, men of God, prophets, apostles the question; why am I not receiving my healing? These are the answers I got which everyone was quoting a scripture as they were providing solutions and maybe you might be looking for answers yourself
The answers from different Spiritual leaders
You need to fast for longer periods, so that God can get your attention and they quoted; Daniel 1:12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.Daniel 10:2 -3 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three whole weeks.I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
There is a sin in your life that is holding you, you need to confess it to your elders in church they were quoting.James 5:14-15 Is any among you sick? 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 and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
There might be a blood line curse or generational curse, I did not have a clue what was that and they had to explain that my father’s or mother’s parents or grand parents might have caused this curse by worshipping idols or doing witchcraft etc and they based this on this scripture Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
You need to plant a healing seed, I asked what is a healing seed? The explanation was every seed I bring to church must be for a purpose. This is above 10%, I must plant a seed and tell it that it is for my healing
You have faith issues and I asked what does that mean and the explanation was that Its either I don’t have faith because if I have faith as small as mustard seed, I could move mountains or my faith has doubts which according to James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
You must pray in tongues because your problem is too big and it needs you to speak God’s language and confuse the Devil they were quoting 1 Corinthians 14:2
For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth; but in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
This was too much information which meant I will never receive my healing and made me feel like God is a puzzle that is very difficult to figure out. I decided to spend time with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit because I felt that this is where I would get the correct answer which I know you also waiting for.
As I was praying one day asking the Holy Spirit since He has been given to us as our Counsellor and guider about why people who are strong believers pray to be healed or for financial freedom but their situation does not change or at times gets worse?
Holy Spirit answered and said because they don’t have expectation, this was not what I was expecting as an answer . Then I made follow up and the conversation goes like this:
Me: “ What do you mean, they don’t have expectation?’
Holy Spirit: “ They pray because they have been taught to pray or pray because its a religious way of doing things and that is why if you can ask them what did they pray for last week, they don’t know.
Me: “ Now when we pray,what must we do in order to get answered?”
Holy Spirit:” Your prayer is a conversation between you and God and if you trust that He has received your message you must expect an answer. Don’t just walk away”
This was enough discussion for me for a day, people might ask how do you know it was the Holy Spirit answering? Some I hope have a desire to also hear God speaking to them and I will share in my next episode my experiences and my journey
Lots of love, lets meet in the next episode