Prayer Journal: Prophecy, Dreams, and Visions
The Fire Wall
Healing is The Children’s Bread
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Christians that walk in the revelation of divine healing, you know that you can stand against the onset of a cold or flu, in the name of Jesus, and not get it. In fact, for some, you have not been sick for years. You have been healed every time you stood on the Word of God. You believe that you are healed of all your diseases, as much as you believe all your sins are forgiven. Time after time, big or small, your healing has manifested itself for you and your family. In fact, you also know that how you pray for healing is a lot different then the way most churches pray, because, you have discovered your authority as a believer and you don’t ask God to heal anyone. You command sickness to go in the name of Jesus, because you believe upon the power of that name. You also know, that the driving out of unclean spirits is a big part in immediate manifestation of many healings, and that if you are diligent to pray (until you have a break through) that there will be more success than if you don’t. You also, walk in the revelation that healing is the Children’s Bread; and even the (so-called) undeserving who believe, receive their healing because they have no hang ups, or false teaching, to cheat them out of it.
Now, I am going to say some things straight up because the time is short and God’s people are going to need to know how to obtain His promises. In fact, if you have not been pursuing him and learning faith by now, things could get hard for you. We are not promised that our government will always be here to bail us out of trouble, or that hospitals will be able to take us in, or that health care will always be there for us, or that we will always be able to get our medication when we need it. The worst thing to have to deal with is fear when you are in a crisis.
But if you have been leaning on God, in all things and in every way, a crisis is going to be nothing to you. We can just rest in the promise that God cares for us, and that he will care for us even if our father and mother forgets us.
Or, the government lets us down. If your reliance is upon social welfare, or even the church feeding program, and not on God, misery will be your existence when the hour of trial comes. If you have not put your trust in the temporary strengths of this world, but in God, that hour will not shake you. For you know He will sustain you. God is our portion.
Isaiah 31:1-5 (New International Version)
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD….but the Egyptians are men and not God; their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, he who helps will stumble, he who is helped will fall; both will perish together.
He who puts his trust in an unfaithful friend is like one who leans upon a spear… If you have not been able to run with the footmen, how will you, then, run with the horsemen?
We need to exercise our faith muscles, and build them up during the time when the cost of failure is not so high, and not wait until we are running for our lives, when the cost of failure is.
Now, back to those who walk in the supernatural provision of God. Hundreds of thousands of them all over the world that live in this truth. You know that religious people will listen to your testimony time and time again, and still, for some reason, choose to believe that what you have is not for them. Most people, who simply live in divine health, or have obtained much healing, or both- have found that sharing this witness of the faithfulness of God’s word, incites anger, and debate. Instead of heeding the witness, they get indignant and start doing most of the talking; instead of listening to a living testimony of a fellow Christ follower, they will start out with “Well, I believe …” and go on a myriad of reasons why they and their family should stay sick. Usually, because they come from a culture of faith that believes that God heals; but not all the time.
Healing is the Children’s bread.
Bread is a daily provision and a very simple food item.
Children love bread and biscuits. I use to call my children little biscuit eaters, they just loved biscuits more than anything set before them, at the ages of 2 and 3.
“Let the little children come to me.”
When nothing else is left, there is bread. It is made daily. No one but the devil takes bread from children. Those who deny bread for the hungry, forsake their own mercy. The woman from Canaan understood the mercy of God towards the undeserving; her faith was rewarded, as you will see in the following passage.
Matthew 15:22-29 (New King James Version)
2 Corinthians 10:5King James Version (KJV),
A woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him (Jesus), saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
When you read many of the testimonies in the scripture on healing, you will notice that the recipient will often do something that displays extraordinary faith. This woman, who was not a Jew, cried out to Jesus, calling him the son of David. She called upon God having revelation of who He was! Seek and you will find! This was the first extraordinary display of faith from this woman. The second was her faith that God can be approached with a petition from one who is an outsider. She cried out and called upon His mercy; she engaged into a debate and stated her case as to why her daughter should be healed by Him. Knock, and the door shall be opened! He was “blessed” by her faith, and granted her request. It was not her need that moved Jesus to heal her; it was her faith. Ask and it shall be given to you!
One mistake that people make when seeking healing is believing that asking more than once is showing unbelief, but this is not true. In fact, it is the opposite.
When my husband and I do not get deliverance from an infirmity, right away, we continue to stand, and inquire of the Lord as to why the ailment is not leaving. He has always revealed to us what was going on with a delayed manifestation. The scripture tells us that some of these things come not out, but by fasting and prayer. If you’re convinced that it is God’s will to heal, you don’t throw up your hands and say, “Well, God is sovereign.” and walk away. Because, you know that He has limited His own Sovereignty to the parameters of His covenant; His Word. When God makes a promise, even though he could break it, even though He could just erase this whole thing and start all over ( because all rule and authority belong to him) He will not break His promises, because God is not a man who He should lie. When you have that settled in your heart then NO is not the answer to the promise of God. The promises of God are YES and AMEN, to those who are in Christ. If nothing else the Lord will answer you specifics in regard to the healing process. There is no reason why we can’t be in the know on what God is doing. Amos: “I do nothing with out first revealing it to my prophets …”
Luke 18:1-8 (Amplified Bible)
ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to [a]turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up).
He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man, Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me [b]intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or [c]at the last she come and rail on me or [d]assault me. Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find persistence in faith on the earth?
As much as we need to settle the Healing question in our minds, we also need to settle the question as to where sickness comes from. We learned two early lessons that have brought healing in our family much quicker, and more frequent, after having the following experience.
Many years ago my husband and I were young parents of two small children at the time. Before our third child was born. I came down with the flu bug and had a terrible time at it. We had been praying for my healing, but to no avail. We were “asking God to heal me”. I went to lay down and after a few minutes, I fell into an uneasy sleep and saw an evil spirit sitting on my chest, he had what looked like a hook shaped claw stuck in my throat where I was feeling a lot of pain. I sat up, angry and appalled at what I saw on my chest, and began to command the evil spirit’s claw out of my throat, off my body, and out of the house. Immediately, the demon left and I was healed from that very moment. We never tolerated flu symptoms again, after seeing that; and after 30 years, I can say that I have not had the flu since. In fact, it was from this point on, that all viruses and infections began to be diretly addressed as unclean spirits. The way we began to look at illness changed. From that day forward, as a result, the manifestation of instant healing began to occur, more in our lives. We found a key, but there was still so much more to learn.
Using Jesus as our example, we began to look at prayer for the sick in a completely different way.
We realized that we were entering into the promised land of healing, and it was up to us to drive out the inhabitants of the land and seek God on how it should be done, how every “city” should be taken. There is no question that the land of promise is ours. The problem is driving out the squatters in that land that occupy it, and it is a matter of persistent faith. The Father wanted all of Israel to receive their inheritance. How much more for us who is under a better covenant?
This has been our journey for many years. We realized that oppositions in “our land” was best dealt with in its infancy. Don’t let these things get a foot hold, because foot holds become strong holds, and strong holds take armies to destroy. However, what is impossible with man is possible with God, and even big things are subject to the Word, and the power of prayer. Christ said,” I have given you power to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy, nothing by any means shall hurt you.”
Now if the healing question is not resolved in our own minds and if we are not sure God wants us to be healed, how then can we have faith? The thoughts of every lie, conceived by the devil, will parade through your mind every time you pray for healing, if you don’t have the healing question resolved. Satan has seeded the church with lies, down through the ages, the pure Word of the Covenant muddled, by the doctrines of men. Healing has become a hit and miss of sorts. For some, more of a miss than a hit. But the healing question is easy to answer. It is answered in the words of Christ himself, healing is the children’s bread. As much as the blood of Christ sealed the Covenant, and His own words declared it finished. So all that is in the Covenant. It is done. It is up to us to settle it in our hearts, and declare, “I am healed, sickness get off my body, your illegally occupying God’s property, I am the temple of the Holy Ghost!
My hope is that if you are “like believers” that this article will encourage you and reinforce what you already know. That is, that Jesus settled the healing question by the work of the cross. If you debate that truth, don’t bother with me. I’m ruined, you can’t help me. There is nothing you can say or do to change my mind.
We’ve seen it, heard it, and have handled it with our own two hands, the Word of Life. We have set our stakes in the promise land of healing. We have had our Jericho and our AI’s we’ve learned our lessons of faith, endurance, and trust. Our mandate is go, drive out the inhabitants of the land, displace them, and take possession of that which belongs to us! We take Luke 10:19 literally, “I have given you authority to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy, nothing by any means shall harm you.” And the last part of that scripture, that says rejoice not that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice rather, that your names our written in the Lambs book of Life.
When there was an injury that my husband suffered at work, we went through the procedures and followed medical advise. He took tetanus shots, and antibiotics, and we believed God for complete healing and no lingering damage. This article, is not against the care of medical doctors, in fact, if I needed my body sewed back together, I would definitely want to go to one. Health care is an important decision to make in anyone’s life. We are talking about OUR bodies! Shouldn’t we seek God on who those people should be in our lives? Instead of just thumbing through the yellow pages? I loved our spirit filled dentist! He would work on our teeth and talk about the healing power of God! He also, examined dental miracles that was experienced in our home group. So he was an awesome brother, and dentist, with amazing testimonies!
In our home, the family enjoyed divine health because we opposed sickness in our family, we very rarely had to deal with it. In fact the kids never experienced what it was like to really get sick, until they left home and had to learn to stand in faith on their own.
We survived, the snow boarding, skateboarding, motorcycling, four wheeling, bridge repelling, era of teenager’s without a broken bone, thanks be to GOD! Scrapes, bruises, and stitches, well, that’s another story! Gravity is still gravity! Thank God for Angels!
We have witnessed many healings through the years in prayer meetings, bible studies, churches, and outreaches. Some of the following occured in my meetings. Many of these healings were not instant. Many of them were. Here is a list of just some healings and miracles we have seen over the years.
1. A lump that would not go away in a girls mouth. The lump stopped growing upon prayer, after days of persistent prayer, the lump began to shrink and in just a few days disappeared, never to return.
2. Severe panic attacks for about a year. That would occur at least once a day if not more. We began to pray commanding the spirit of fear to leave. It left after several hours in the morning. The Panic attacks never came back.
Who now days are willing to spend hours to do the work of deliverance in our churches today? Many people are bound with fear and need set free. Few will minister past normal church hours. Fewer will go to places beyond the church sanctuary to minister deliverance and healing.
3. Small child with a wart out break, the warts began to fall off. One came off immediately after prayer. The rest disappeared in a few days.
4. Grape fruit sized tumor was healed instantly, doctors confirmed that it was gone. The prayer and the laying on of hands took place in a grocery store parking lot!
5. Deep and debilitating leg pain; immediately healed, however, a symptom persisted for several days but after much prayer, revealed to be a lying spirit. The lying spirit was cast out, and total healing manifested. Never recurred.
6. Laryngitis instantly healed, when the singer walked up to the podium by faith to sing.
7. Young man with asthma all his life. Severe food allergies, instant healing. Immediately began to gain weight, and grow healthy hair. With in a year was one of the top competitors in sports at his highschool.
8. Our youngest son began to experience the symptoms of asthma, 3 days of standing ground in the face of a strong family history of asthma and allergies. Never occurred again.
9. Prisoner with advanced cancer, weakened and thin, believed God in chapel service and began to violently shake and fall to the ground. His cancer immediately went into total remission. 3 months later he looked like a brand new man.
10. Many back injuries healed. Instantly, or in a matter of days.
11. Dangerous case of hyperthyroidism in a pregnancy. Instant healing. Doctors were astounded.
12. Witnessed several teeth filled in a miracle service. Our pastor’s filling was in the shape of a cross!
13. A woman died in her motel room. The spirit of death was bound and life was called back in to her, as she was worked on. This continued after a volunteer quick response team arrived to help her. However, she was 186 miles from a critical care center, she was revived and life flighted out, but was said to not recover. She fully recovered in a few weeks and walked out of the hospital, her family attributed this miracle to God.
14. A bad case of acne, cleared up in a matter of days. Never returned.
15. Lung damage by a chemical, causing chronic respiratory problems. Healed instantly.
16. Skin cancer, healed.
John 14:11-14 (New King James Version)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Mark 16:16-20 (New King James Version)
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
People that believe in divine healing do these things …
1. They include healing and divine protection in their daily prayer.
2. Symptoms are not tolerated. They are Named and commanded to leave in Jesus name, until they go.
3. If symptoms persist, more prayer is requested and is continued with fasting and prayer, until they go.
4. They gather their healing scriptures and speak them over their lives, daily.
5. In an emergency appropriate action with prayers is taken until the emergency is stabilized. Prayer of faith continues until healing occurs. They surround their circumstances with faith, and put out unbelief. As Jesus (our example) also did.
6. Christians who walk in divine healing are careful who they share symptoms with. In fact, if you are not a believer, they will probably not tell you that they are sick, keeping it between them, healing believers, and their health care providers, who God can provide, as believers, as well.
7. You might hear them quoting scripture, things like: “I rebuke this cold in the name of Jesus. Thank you Lord, my immune system is functioning properly, and wars off all infections.” “If I take up any deadly thing it shall not hurt me.” “Blessed be the Lord who forgives me of all my sins, and heals me of all my diseases.” “By His stripes I AM healed”. “He sent His WORD and healed me, and delivered me from destruction.”
8, They know that growths, tumors, lumps and warts are for cursing. They point at those things and curse them because they are unprofitable plantings. They take up good ground in our bodies when benign, and seek to, posses and destroy when malignant.
9. Unclean spirits are cast out.
Matthew 21:20-25 (New King James Version)
The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree
And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree whither away so soon?”So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Fire Wall II
To Refuse the Truth of God’s Word is to Forsake Your Own Mercy.
In the last century there has been moves of God that have come and gone. From one generation to the next revelation knowledge carried over. What we know now, we sometimes take for granted that there were pioneers before us that spent much time in prayer, and seeking God for understanding,
There are many ways we can forsake our own mercy. Mistreating the poor is one of them. But also, the scripture that says, ” Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” In the circles of those who have preached and taught healing, in the last 75 years, there are those who have been deceivers, and those who have been true. It’s not hard to figure out who they may be. But I have heard many, carelessly slander many men and women of God over the years, who have been teachers and ministers of the Healing Movement.
I want to encourage you to search the scriptures yourself and in your own mind resolve the healing question. In your quest you may research healing and find the names of people who so many love to slander these days. Don’t forsake your own mercy by listening to hateful comments, that may keep you from picking up a book, that just may shed light, in an area where you may not have seen it shed before. Satan defaces monuments of yesterday’s victory, to obscure their message today, in hopes that we may forget.
Healing ministers and revivalists like John Alexander Dowie, John G. Lake, Maria Woodworth-Etter, Smith Wigglesworth, Charles Parham, and William J. Seymour, would seed moves of God, including the tent healing revivals of America. The healing revivalist Aimee Simple McPherson, influenced healing ministry that would later include names like Branham, AA Allen, Jack Coe, Tommy Hicks, Oral Roberts, and Kathryn Kuhlman. Healing and deliverance ministers, and faith teachers, early on of the likes of E. W. Kenyon, Lester Sumrall, TL Osborne, and Kenneth Hagen, with his era changing book: The Authority of The Believer, would bring faith healing into the homes and sanctuaries of countless believers all over the world. With the help of Hagen’s Rhema Bible College. To not be aware of this century long latter rain visitation, or to reject this heritage of spiritual wealth, wrought before us would be tragic. It has always been the testimony of Christ, of those preceding you and I, that has made straight the paths before us. Whether we acknowledge it or not, the power their faith has released in the earth, we benefit from today.
Thankfully, there has been an upsurge of young people studying the ministry and lives of those that have brought so much, to so many, enjoying the bounty of former harvest. Given to us by the Holy Ghost!
These, young people, you now see praying for the sick, on the streets, with miracles working in their lives. The books of the lives and sermons of healing anointings, were a part of our library of books and tapes, for close to 40 years. He that receives a prophet, or any other ministry of Christ, in the name of that prophet, or that office, will receive that prophet/ministry’s reward, or bounty. This is giving honor where honor is due. And GOD HONORS that! The joy of my life was to see our children take interest in the bible. THE WORD of God! The second joy of my life is my little girl (years ago) knowing who Maria Woodsworth-Etter was!
I want to tell you, that we have listened to preachers across denominational lines preach God’s Word, and have enjoyed their revelation and have been blessed by them. At times, they may have seemed a little to stiff for us, or a little too charismatic, or harsh, or what ever; but every one of them had spiritual bread. When you are hungry you don’t care what store you get your groceries from, as long as they sell GOOD food, it doesn’t matter.
I won’t name them, but there are folks that we have listened to over the radio broadcasts that would call those in the prophetic movement devils. But I am not going to forsake my own mercy, by throwing out the baby with the bath water, by rejecting what they do preach as true. (Even though they may be doing that themselves.) As long as they touch not the oil and the wine! That is the shed blood of the anointed one, who is CHRIST Jesus. To many times we are our own problem. You see, we all see through a glass darkly, as the scripture says, but someday face to face we will know even as we are known. Thank God for the ministry of the Holy Ghost, who leads and guides us into all truth. Nothing to fear.
I am saying all this to say, that there are good books, and good teaching, that have been thrown out because of misunderstandings, and other people’s slander, and they have forsaken their own mercy by not yielding to the revelation of the healing ministry, that God released to the Church, and refueled this last century. The body supplies the need to other parts. Some have a revelation, a word, a prophecy… You don’t have to become an “ite” of any one particular ministry. A follower of a man or woman, or denomination, at all. Just go after the revealed word of God; maybe, stepping outside your camp and getting some fresh air might do a little good. If you know your bible, there is nothing to fear. You can be like the Bereans:
Acts 17:10-15 (New King James Version)
Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
I’m hoping that people would take their understanding of healing a step further and begin to walk free of the ailments and infirmities that so many people are plagued with. Double that with a healthy lifestyle, with good nutrition and exercise, you will see a new dimension of living if you haven’t already. This is my eye witness account of the healing question. It is something that we have seen and heard, handled with our own hands, the Word of Life, truly He forgives us of ALL or sins, and heals us of ALL our diseases.
–deana barnes. From The Original Fire Wall I &II 2009/2013/ All rights reserved.