Foundations

We are a Christian ministry that adheres to the basics of Christianity as expounded by the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed of the church.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that God speaks to us through the
scriptures. It is the foundation of our Christian faith and is the standard that we use to
measure all revelation.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

Healing the whole person

I have come to give life and give it abundantly (John 10:10)

This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)

We believe:

  • It is God's will and desire to heal people.
  • God's healing covers all areas of life including the physical, the emotional, the mental, the spiritual, the relational, the social, the world.
  • God's healing can be instantaneous or a process.
  • There are reasons why some people are not healed. Caution, compassion and the Spirit's insights are needed.
  • Any healing will be only temporary, as we all in the end must die.
  • The final healing is through death and eternal life with Jesus.
  • Christian counseling and prayers for healing should reflect God's love, compassion and gentleness.
  • Healing ministry can take place anywhere and is not limited to a specific church healing service.
  • Healing ministry includes the work of doctors and other medical professions and each can make a unique contribution to the health of a person. Christian healing ministry and Doctors have limitations and only know "in part" for " we all see in a mirror dimly" (1 Cor. 13:12).

Healing and the Holy Spirit

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples (Matthew 26:18)

And you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you (Acts 1:8)

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another the distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues and still another the interpretation of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:7-10)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the vehicle of God's healing power in the person.

We work with Jesus through the anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring God's healing to a person.

Healing and evil

The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10;10a)

Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)

And having disarmed the powers and principalities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:15)

We believe that Satan was and is a powerful angel that rebelled against God. He took many angels with him when he was cast out of heaven. (Revelation 12:7-9)

We believe that Satan exists today and he uses the sin of people to bring sickness and death to every aspect of a person's life, a church's life and a community's life.

Healing and the Kingdom

“The time has come,” Jesus said. “The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)

“But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Matthew 12:28)

We believe that God is bringing His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. One of the ways is through healing and deliverance of people as Jesus did when He was alive on earth.

The healing ministry was started by Jesus and centred in Jesus as He proclaimed that the Kingdom of God is at hand through His words and His work.

Jesus understood His ministry in terms of destroying the works of Satan in the world and in the lives of people.

Jesus passed His ministry (including healing and deliverance) onto the Church through the apostles and then to succeeding generations of Christians, ordinary Christians who are the Body of Christ.

Due to the "now" but "not yet" aspect of the Kingdom of God, not all people will be healed in the way that they had hoped for. There is a mystery to the way God heals.

The healing ministry is not an end in itself but a sign of God's love, power and desire to see people saved from sin, death and Satan so that they may spend eternity with Him.

Why are people not healed?

In our prayer ministry, we acknowledge that we are not the only prayer ministry that God uses. We acknowledge that we do not have all the answers. We acknowledge that there are people who do not receive the healing they are looking for.

The simplicity of healing

“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working...I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the father does, the Son also does.” (John 5:17,19)

Praying for the sick is easy and hard. It is easy because you pray, and God heals. It is hard because we find it difficult to discern where God is moving and how He wants to heal. It is never “if” but it is “how God wants to heal”. Remember that salvation is God's goal and not an alternative to Medicare.

Ingredients of healing prayer on our part

Faith needs to be present in those who are praying for healing. In many cases the client does not have much faith and so we must stand in the gap with our faith.

Ingredients of healing prayer on the client's part

Since she had heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his robe. For she had been saying, "If I can just touch his robe, I will get well." Her bleeding stopped at once, and she felt in her body that she was healed from her illness.
Immediately Jesus became aware that power had gone out of him. So he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" His disciples said to him, "You see the crowd jostling you, and yet you ask, 'Who touched me?'" But he kept looking around to see the woman who had done this. So the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed from your illness." (Mark 5:27-34)

Faith in a healing God is an important ingredient for the client to have. It may be only as small as a mustard seed but it will help the person to continue to seek healing from God in the midst of any setbacks.

We are cautious to lay blame on the lack of faith in a client if there is no obvious healing. Jesus did not criticize the lack of faith in the person seeking help but was critical of the disciples' lack of faith.

A belief that God can heal

As Jesus was traveling on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" When he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I can do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord!" Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith, let it be done for you!" And their eyes were opened. (Mat 9:27-30)

It is easy to give up on God especially when you have had prayer and nothing has happened. We can even get angry at God for not answering our prayers.

A willingness to be healed

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to get well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I don't have anyone to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I'm trying to get there, someone else steps down ahead of me." (John 5: 6-9)

The man was sick for 38 years. It is easy to lose hope. It is easy to be comnfortable in your sickness. There are benefits for being sick: attention, financial support.

But do you really want to be healed or is it just too hard! Healing is rarely easy, instantaneous and happens at the first time of prayer.

Prepared to do what it takes to be healed

Jesus said to him, "Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!" The man immediately became well, and he picked up his mat and started walking (John 5:8-9)

The healing journey is never easy. You will be asked to do things that seem impossible. A man who was lame for 38 years was asked to do something hard by Jesus: take up his mat and walk.

He has been trying to do this for years and nothing happened. Why should it happen today? Why should it happen when a man says so? Why should I be obedient?

The twelve steps of AA are a good model to follow as you start walking the path of healing.

Healing prayer methodology

God has given us a prayer method to get to the heart of the issues that are causing the person to be sick in mind, heart and body.

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