"There are areas in your life that I want to Heal, and not just help. You need to understand the difference. When you cry out for My help, you are usually asking for my assistance in a matter, or for me to make a situation easier and less difficult. You ask for help with making decisions. Help with finding a job, a mate, a home. Help with paying bills, fixing your marriage, dealing with children, or even help with overcoming your flesh, bad attitudes, ways of thinking, etc. All of them are things you are involved in.
But, there are things that I want you healed from! I want to make you whole in the things that are effecting your life. I want to heal you from things that are trying to take your life! My Healing will make you healthy in all areas. There are things that plague your mind, that I want to make you sound in! There are things I want to bring to an end in your life, therefore you need to be HEALED, NOT JUST HELPED! Only I can do these these things, and your help is not required, only your obedience."
The Lord showed me this example in His Word. John 5:1-9. This is the story about the healing at the pool of Bethesda. There was a man there that had an infirmity thirty eight years, waiting for someone to help him into the pool, when the water was troubled by an angel. However, the man never received healing, because he waited for help getting into the water first. When Jesus saw him, he asked, "Wilt thou be made whole?" The man's answer indicated that he needed help in order to receive healing. But Jesus, with compassion, chose to do more than help him into the pool, instead He HEALED HIM BY HIS WORD! He told the man, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And Immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked!
Jesus could have "Helped" the man, which means render assistance to, or give aid to, but instead, He "Healed" him, which means to make healthy, whole and sound! It means to bring to an end or conclusion! To Heal means to free from evil: cleanse: purify...CURE! GLORY TO GOD!! JESUS brought a thirty eight year infirmity to an end, with His spoken Word!! GLORY TO GOD!!
The Lord want to heal us, too! He wants to bring to an end, to a conclusion, everything that we are suffering from! Though this scripture is speaking of physical healing, the Lord wants to heal us from everything that is causing us trouble. He showed me that even though an infirmity is a physical weakness or ailment, and a lack of strength, it can filter over into other parts of our lives. It can produce mental, and emotional suffering, too! Also, mental and emotional suffering will, or can lead to physical infirmities!
So as you read this, receive the fact that God wants to Heal you, not just help you! He wants to take away your infirmity! He wants to take away the pain, and struggle you may have in your physical body because of sickness and disease, and also bring to an end the pain you are feeling from a broken heart, or a discouraged mind! He wants to extinguish the flames of fear that torment you, daily! He wants to bring to a conclusion the thoughts of your pass that haunt you, and bring to an end the state of anger, and not forgiving you may be in because of things done to you by a person, or people! He wants to Heal you! He wants to make you whole!! He is ready to do it by His Spirit, right now! Today!!
But it is your choice to take up your bed and walk in obedience! You must remember, you can't hold on to an infirmity, and be whole, too! Jesus is asking you a question..."WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE?" If you notice, Jesus did not force Himself on the man, even though He knew how long he was sick...He asked him if he desired to be whole! What is your desire? Will you continue to lay on you bed of infirmity, or will you pick it up and walk?! What will your answer be? My answer is YES, LORD!!! HEAL ME EVERYWHERE I HURT! Bed of infirmity? What bed of infirmity!?