“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6
The Word of God tells us that the number one reason for sickness and disease is ignorance. Some may find this truth harsh, but I find it liberating. It all depends upon how you choose to look at it. Once you gain proper knowledge concerning what God’s Word teaches about divine healing, you will be able to receive it when needed.
It is a mystery to most people why some are healed and some are not. However, God’s Word gives us the answer to this question. The answer to why some are healed while others are not is the same answer to the question why some are saved and others are not.
God is not in control over who is healed any more than He is in control over who is saved. Like salvation, healing is our choice to receive or not. You see, our healing, just like our salvation, has already been purchased by Jesus on the cross. It is no longer up to God to give us healing. According to 1 Peter 2:24 He has already healed us. It is now up to us to learn how to receive healing.
In Romans 10:14 it asks, “How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? AND HOW SHALL THEY BELIEVE IN HIM OF WHOM THEY HAVE NOT HEARD? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” Here we can plainly see that the number one hindrance to our faith is IGNORANCE. After all, how can we BELIEVE for our healing if we have not HEARD what God’s Word teaches about divine healing?
The problem is that so many Christians think that they are believing God for their healing when really they are not. There is ONLY ONE WAY to believe God, whether it be for salvation or for physical healing, and that is the Bible way. In other words, you can’t believe God just any old way and expect results. You must make sure that your believing lines up with what God’s Word says. After all, where else can you get FAITH but from the Bible? (See Romans 10:17.)
Before you can be cured of your disease, you must first be cured of your ignorance. Do you remember the story where Jesus healed the leper? It is found in Matthew 8:2-3. It says that a man who had leprosy came to Jesus saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Right there we can see that this man had some IGNORANCE concerning God’s will for his healing. He knew that Jesus COULD heal him, but he was unsure if it was His WILL to do so.
I love what Jesus says to this man. He says, “I AM WILLING; be cleansed.” Then the Bible says that Jesus touched him and he was immediately healed. Do you see it? Before Jesus could cure His sickness, He had to first cure his ignorance.
Where are you ignorant concerning divine healing? Your ignorance may not be in God’s will to heal. Your ignorance may be in the methods that God has established for you to receive your healing.
If I was sick, the first thing that I would do would be to study every single miracle of healing recorded in the four Gospels. Next, I would study every single healing promise in the Word of God. And lastly, I would read as many anointed books and listen to as many audio messages on the subject of divine healing that I could find.
The troubling thing about ignorance is that you do not know you’re ignorant until you discover it by studying. So take the time to, “Study to show yourself approved unto God.” (2 Timothy 2:15) You will love the results!
Prayer: Father, Your Word says that the Holy Spirit will teach me, guiding me into all truth. Please reveal to me the truth about divine healing in your Word by Your Spirit. Please teach me how to receive my healing. In Jesus’ Name.