| Written by Andrew Wommack | Last month I began teaching on healing and how it is critical that you have no doubt in your heart that it is God’s will for you to be well. I want to continue teaching on this topic this month and explain the importance of believing when it comes to healing.
Most people don’t believe they are healed until they see it—and this is where many people miss it. People will pray and ask for healing. Then they open their eyes to see if anything is different based on how they feel, and if they can’t see or feel the difference immediately, they think, Well, nothing’s happened, I didn’t receive my healing. This mindset is contrary to Scripture. Mark 11:24 says,
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
This tells us we have to believe we receive when we pray, and then we shall have it. Now the “shall” might be five seconds, or it might be five days, or five weeks. There is a future manifestation, and most people don’t believe they’ve received if they don’t see or feel changes immediately. This happens because people think all there is to truth and reality is what they can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. This attitude is what the Bible calls being carnally minded (Rom. 8:6–7). However, it literally just means that you’re controlled by what you see, taste, hear, smell, and feel.
Did you know that everything physical that you can see and feel and touch was created by spiritual things? In fact, the spiritual realm existed before the physical world was created. The spiritual realm is more real than this physical world. And not only is there a spiritual world out there with angels and demons, but there is also a spiritual being on the inside of you. When you get born again, 2 Corinthians 5:17 says,
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Your physical body is not new—if you were tall before you got saved, you will still be tall afterward. Your soul is not new—if you were smart before you got saved, you will still be smart afterward. It is in the spirit that you became a brand-new person. In the spirit realm, you have the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, living on the inside of you. In the spirit, you have already been healed.
But Jesus says in John 3:6, that which is spirit is spirit, and that which is flesh is flesh—they don’t intermingle. They don’t automatically merge. Faith is a bridge between what’s in the spirit and what’s in the physical realm. Faith reaches over and takes things that exist in the spiritual realm and brings them into the physical realm.
In addition to Mark 11:24, now consider Mark 11:23 which says,
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
When you pray, you have to believe that you receive, and then you shall have it. In the spirit, the moment I pray, it’s mine. According to Romans 8:11, I’ve got resurrection power on the inside of me, and whatever my physical problem is, it’s done. I’m not going to doubt in my heart, but believe that what I said will come to pass, and if I don’t back off that, then I shall, in the future, see it.
I hope this has blessed you and built up your faith for healing. If you go to awmi.net/journeys, you’ll find dozens of Healing Journey video stories in which real people share how they came to receive their full healing. Also, if you’re in need of prayer, I encourage you to call our 24/7 Helpline at 719-635-1111 and talk to one of our trained prayer ministers.
You are a blessing!