Summary: We are going to take a look at some of the reasons why people don’t receive their healing from the Lord. As we look at these obstacles, and do whatever we can to overcome them, we will open the door to experience more healing in our lives.
HEALING SCHOOL #2: 15 REASONS WHY PEOPLE DON’T GET HEALED
OPENING QUOTE: “It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities around us to bow at the name of Jesus.” (Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth).
THE BIG IDEA: We are going to take a look at some of the reasons why people don’t receive their healing from the Lord. As we look at these obstacles, and do whatever we can to overcome them, we will open the door to experience more healing in our lives.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).
“And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me." And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ’Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:14-20).
• Sometimes we don’t get healed because we don’t believe God’s promise of healing.
• This is why it’s important to feed on God’s Word, and read books and listen to audio sermons that will strengthen our faith!
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your sins. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your sins.” (Mark 11:24-26).
• Sometimes we don’t get healed because of unforgiveness in the heart.
3. UNCONFESSED SIN:
“Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16).
“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." … Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” (John 5:5-8,14).
• Sometimes we don’t get healed because of unconfessed sin in our lives.
“Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper… And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean." But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, "Indeed, I said to myself, ’He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.” (2 Kings 5:1,10-11).
• Sometimes we don’t get healed because of pride.
5. RELIGIOUS SPIRIT AND ATTITUDES:
“Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.” (Matthew 16:1).
The scribes and Pharisees were “lying in wait for Him, and seeking to catch Him in something He might say, that they might accuse Him.” (Luke 11:54).
• Sometimes we don’t get healed because we are asking for a healing for the wrong reasons, or because of critical and judgmental attitudes.
“Then Jesus called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.” (Luke 9:1).
• Demons not only cause sickness, but they also hinder healing today. Sometimes it is not a matter of praying for healing, but casting out devils.