God has provided healing for every person on the earth, just as He has provided forgiveness of sins and redemption.
Our faith is the result of a loving, trusting relationship with God. That relationship is the key to receiving all that He has given us, including healing. We often neglect our relationship with God until we are sick, and then we try to 'do' things, even good things, in order to get something from God.
We need to understand that God has already provided what we need. He is not holding back. It is we who have not come into the 'rest' of faith. We are still striving with our own efforts and 'faith formulas' rather than simply receiving from Someone who loves us and whom we trust. Many deal with sin consciousness, depression or hopelessness because they think that God is unwilling or unable to heal them. This is simply not true.
Just as we have physical eyes, we have spiritual eyes. The eyes we choose to use will determine the results we see in life. We can choose to see things as God does, such as healing, deliverance, increase, protection, peace and joy. All of those things are spiritual realities. If we can 'see' them, we can have them. Unfortunately, most of us are so busy meditating on what our physical eyes see that we never even consider what God has provided. But if we could 'see' it, we would proclaim it and receive it.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Cor. 4:18)
Learning to be free from our senses is a result of being completely focused on God and His Word. Those who focus on the sickness, the medical terms, the doctor's reports, the medicine and the 'facts' usually struggle with their faith. They have filled themselves with so much information that it blocks revelation knowledge. When we begin to see Jesus and not the sickness, faith can be born.
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; (2 Cor. 4:13)
We often confuse 'understanding' with 'faith.' Many times our minds grasp and believe long before it is truly conceived in our hearts. We know that faith is from the heart, not the head. (Rom. 10:10)
This is not a condemnation. It’s just the reality of learning to live by faith. We can have great victories of faith in some areas, and in others we can still be struggling. If our faith is not where it needs to be in order to see the manifestation of a healing, then we have no problem seeking medical help. We don't assume that because we know that it is God's will to heal us that it automatically means that our stubbornness is the same as faith.
Faith is 'knowing that you know.' When in your spirit you know you are healed, then you don't let the physical symptom get in your way. You continue on, knowing that the manifestation is coming from the Spirit world into the physical world. It’s already done.
But if it is more mental knowledge than spiritual revelation, you will be uncertain, frustrated and even fearful. That can only be remedied by receiving a word from God that will take you to a new dimension. You will know that true faith has been born by the peace and confidence that it produces. You may be facing a mountain, but you know that you already have the victory.
Much of what we call a 'faith battle' is really a battle against unbelief. When faith is conceived there is a 'knowing' and an assurance that we have what we have believed for, even before the manifestation. Unbelief can only be conquered by eliminating distractions and focusing on Him and His word. Many Christians are more focused on the distractions of life and spend very little time with the Lord. When trials come they are unprepared and often full of doubt.
When faith is conceived, there is a kind of 'faith declaration' that sets the criteria for the manifestation. That criteria is different for every person and every circumstance.
In the case of the woman with the issue of blood, her criteria or declaration of faith was that 'if I but touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole.' She determined the moment of her healing, not Jesus.
In the case of the centurion and his servant, the centurion declared to Jesus, 'I am not worthy that you should enter my house, but just say the word and my servant shall behealed.' Jesus was willing to go to his house, but the centurion's faith established a different level of faith. Jesus responded to him at his level.
Jairus told Jesus that if He would come lay His hands on his daughter she would live. This was Jairus' decision, his point of faith and his criteria. Jesus responded to it.
We see this over and over as Jesus told those who were healed that it was their faith thathealed them, and 'be it unto you according to your faith.' He was responding to their level of faith and their criteria of 'if only.' If only I can touch His garment; if only He will lay his hands on my daughter; if only He speaks the word.
When we are at the place of 'if only,' we are beyond the battle with unbelief and we know that we know that we have our healing. This is not something we make up in our minds. This is a faith that is birthed in us as we hear His Word and get the revelation of our need being met. Nothing can shake that conviction. Nothing can deter that kind of faith. That kind of faith will even open a hole in the roof of a house and lower the infirm man through the hole into the presence of Jesus.
That point of faith is different for everyone. It could be your faith that someone’s prayer for you would be your moment of manifestation. It could be that in your own prayer time you receive the revelation of your healing. The manifestation might be gradual or instantaneous. But you know that you know.
1 Timothy 6:12 says to fight the good fight of faith. If living by faith was easy and the results instant, then there would be no need to fight the good fight of faith. Doubt, fear and unbelief are great adversaries to faith. They usually get stronger when the answer takes longer. But by faith and patience, we will receive the promise of healing. (Heb. 6:12)