How to Minister Healing
If you want to know how to minister healing, this simple training session from Art Thomas is a great introductory course. Hear Art’s story of how he got started in healing ministry and the simplicity of how every Christian can minister healing in partnership with Jesus.
After this session was finished, many miracles took place as the newly-trained believers ministered to each other in Jesus’ name. Even more miracles were reported later in the week, totaling around 30-40.
Watch “How to Minister Healing” with Art Thomas
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This media was filmed and produced by Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, CA.
February 7, 2020 @ 12:06 pm
I have a question regarding healing for a non-believer vs a believer. I have seen you teach about healing in person and you mention that the responsibility for healing is on the person praying, and not on the sick person. Someone prayed for me for chronic back pain to go. When nothing happened after repeated attempts this person said that it’s different for believers. Since I am a believer, it’s possible I have strongholds and the enemy is using those strongholds as a means to keep me in pain. So basically this person was putting it back on me although he believes that healing is the responsibility of the person praying.
I find this confusing. I do have strongholds. There are still some fears in my life that I am working on, I would say that I am still working on fully believing in my heart that my identity is in Christ, and that I am good enough. But are those really reasons for the chronic pain to stay? One of this person’s arguments is that God uses healing in non-believers as an evangelism tool, but as stated above, I am a believer and must have strongholds.
I would love to understand this better, not just for myself, but for others as well. We are implementing a prayer ministry at our church, I pray for people when I am at the store, and I have friends who are born again but in a similar situation to mine – have seen lots of healing but one symptom is hanging on for dear life. When I pray for others, I want to pray for them with faith and without doubt, but right now I am a little discouraged.
If you have time, would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
February 7, 2020 @ 2:15 pm
I’m sorry someone brought this confusion. But I can guarantee God doesn’t love the world more than He loves His own kids. Jesus’ logic’s about healing was that it is the children’s bread (Matthew 15:26) and that children of Abraham ought to be set free from chronic pain (Luke 13:16). And James 5:14-15 is an instruction for Christians to go to other Christians for healing, and the ministers’ faith will make the sick person well. In fact, it says, “If they’ve sinned, they will be forgiven.” In other words, not only will you be healed when Christians minister to you in faith, but if there was any sort of hidden sin that caused your sickness, that’s covered automatically as well.
Therefore healing is even more guaranteed for God’s children than it is for the lost (in fact, the only time we see Jesus Himself personally afflicting someone, it was a lost person: Saul, on his way to murder Christians in Damascus… though note that he was later healed).
Simple faith should always be sufficient to minister healing. If someone ministered in simple faith and you were healed, but then the condition later returned, only then would I start troubleshooting and trying to figure out what might be going on in you. But until healing is ministered with simple faith, the responsibility belongs to the minister(s).
We’re all learning and becoming more like Jesus. But if we refuse to take responsibility for a lack of results in our faith, then we limit the ways in which God can shape us. I’d much rather seek God for my own transformation as a minister than heap condemnation on sick people who weren’t healed through my hands.
All that said, be healed in Jesus’ name.