A PROPHECY DOESN’T HEAL YOU –
BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY
Many people who ask or have received a personal prophecy, may think that what they receive will heal them or eliminate their disease or sickness.
A prophecy will guide, warn, exhort, or even rebuke, but the person may well still need to be healed. We know that He alone is our healer and the Chief Prophet, and He dispenses his gifts accordingly to his body. Some may well operate as a prophet and a healer, but typically the Lord uses several of His vessels to accomplish a task. Otherwise, one person could become puffed-up and think that other help is not needed.
However, it’s also true that what a prophet says to another may well bring about their healing. Consider how Elisha told Naaman to wash in the Jordan River seven times and then he would be healed of his leprosy. At first Naaman grumbled about doing it this way, because he thought his healing would come about another way; he was mistaken though.
2 Kings 5:8-14
“8 So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”
Allow the Holy Spirit to use His means for your healing, and also, allow the prophetic word to do its work in guiding and directing you. Each has its place, and each gift and ministry of the Holy Spirit, will work fully in bringing you to a place of restoration, and guidance.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?