What to do to remain healed
- Recognize the attacks of satan.
- Resist the attacks of satan.
- Change your lifestyle.
- Return for medical verification.
- What to do if you do not feel healed immediately.
1. Recognize the attacks of satan.
Just as satan tempts every convert who has been saved, He tempts every person who is healed. Just as you can lose spiritual victory, you can lose physical victory. Whatever you trust God for in your spiritual walk, you will be tested in that area. satan will tempt you by:
– Symptoms: Healing is sometimes gradual. All of your symptoms may not be gone immediately. Your symptoms may even get worse. You may have a fever, but this can be the body processes fighting off the infection as part of the healing process. Walk with your spiritual senses, not natural senses. Do not go around volunteering information on your symptoms, should they return. If asked, answer,”Yes, I have the symptoms of …, but by His ( Jesus Christ ) stripes I am healed.”
Symptoms distract you from the Word of God. His presence, promises, and power. Do not speak negative words that glorify satan’s ability to attack your body. What encourages you most? Lack of symptoms or God’s Word that states He is your Healer? What is your focus?
– Getting You To Look At Others: satan points out those who thought they were healed, but are sick again. Do you look at those who claimed they were saved but are now living in sin and use such an example to deny the reality of salvation?
– Fear: satan makes you fearful that your illness will return.
2. Resist the attacks of satan
Remain in an atmosphere of faith by continuing to study God’s Word on Healing. Praise God for your healing. Keep in contact with your Healer through prayer. Testify about your healing to others, giving glory to God. One way to overcome satan is by the Word of your testimony (Rev. 12:11).
Resist the attacks of satan with the “Rhema” Word of God by quoting specific verses about healing. Speak these things out aloud. Do not waver in your belief, as a man who wavers will not receive from God (James 1,6-8). Contend (wrestle) earnestly in the faith for your healing (Romans 10:9).
Surround yourself with a positive environment of faith, those who continue to praise God with you for healing and help you resist the attacks of the enemy. Become part of a Church fellowship. You resist the attacks of satan when you use your spiritual authority which includes:
- the Word of God (John 8:31).
- the blood of Jesus (Rev. 12:11).
- the word of your own testimony (Rev. 12:11).
- authority to bind and loose (Matt. 16:19).
- the authority and power of the Holy Spirit.
- the authority in the Name of Jesus (Phil. 2:9,10).
- the realization of the victory on the cross of cavalry (John 19: 30).
If you have not experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit you should seek it. The Holy Spirit provides power that will help you maintain your healing (Acts 1,8).
3. Change your lifestyle.
A return to sinful practices can mean a return of the sickness (Jon 8,11). Walk in obedience to God and His Word. Willful sin can result in losing healing (John 5:14). A return to unhealthy practices can also make sickness return. Unhealthy practices are actually sin, for you are defiling God’s temple (1. Cor. 3:16).
4. Return for medical verification.
If you have been under medical care, return to your doctor for verification of your healing. Under Old Testament law, priests were like physicians. They diagnosed illnesses and pronounced healings. Jesus told the leper whom He healed:
“..go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.” (Luke 5:14)
5. What to do if you do not feel healed immediately.
Do not become discouraged or guilty. Avoid the temptation of inventing a reason for a seeming lack of healing. It is so important to remember that just because you do not yet see visible results does not mean that you are not healed. Healing begins in the spirit and even when we do not feel it in the physical, it has occurred.
By His stripes you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24).
- Continue to persevere in prayer for healing: Thank Jesus that you have been healed.
- Continue to build your faith: You do this through study of the “Rhema” Word of God on healing. Read the scriptures on healing in Matthew, Mark Luke and John.
- Continue to confess your sins: Confess your sins on a daily basis so they will not aggravate your physical condition. Live and walk in obedience to the Word of God.
- Use your spiritual power: All believers possess the basics for healing and deliverance. They are: the Word of God, the blood of Jesus, the word of your own testimony, authority to bind and loose, prayer and praise, authority in the name of Jesus, authority and power of the Holy Spirit.
- Where applicable, change your lifestyle: Eliminate sinful and unhealthy practices. Healing often comes when you bring your lifestyle in harmony and obedience with God’s Word.
- Follow Scriptural directives for life and health (Proverbs 4:20-22).
- Create an atmosphere of faith: Surround yourself with an atmosphere of faith by becoming part of a fellowship of believers who believe in the Word of God as it is written. Avoid the traditions of man and theological arguments.
- React positively: While you are waiting for total healing, react in such a way that others will be affected in a positive way. Carry on doing the work of the Kingdom and claim the promises of God. We do not need to continue to beg God for healing.
- Give and you will receive: The Bible teaches a key principle in God’s Kingdom is that we receive when we give. If you are a believer, begin to minister God’s healing power to others. As you give, you will receive.