This is another chapter (10) in the book I was previously discussing called "Faith and the Kingdom" by Emily Gardner Neal in her book The Healing Power of Christ. She asks a simple question of, "How can I acquire the faith necessary for healing?" Then states you can't acquire it, because it is a gift from God. This sends us on a search for finding examples of faith in the bible.
Having faith doesn't save us or heal us. In Acts 16:30 the jail keeper asks how he can be saved. Paul and Silas told him to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe in the miracles you read about in the bible, mostly Gospels. At Prayer Healing Ministry's Seminars we have countless miracles and record them in our Healing Notes. These are common, ordinary people who get healings from Jesus, not the leaders and speakers. We leaders do encourage and guide the participants for their healings, but that is acceptable.
God wants our wills to be turned over to Him first. We will to believe in Him with our entire heart so our overriding desire is for more of God. he then will honor our will and our desire for total commitment to Him. Surround yourself as much as possible with believers: try to affiliate yourself with a prayer group, and attend healing services regularly. On the third Monday we have a healing mass at our charismatic prayer group. Fr. Abram anoints people after with holy oil. He will also bless oil, water, and salt for you to take home and, in turn, bless your house or work place.
Take a thirty-day challenge to do nothing but praise Our Lord morning, noon, and night. Before getting out of bed, say "Good Morning, Lord!!!! How are you today? What's on Your agenda that I can be a part of?" Thank Him continually throughout the day and know He is helping you make decisions. Change your radio station to a Christian one, if you don't already. My daughter, Beth, was almost in a serious accident that would have taken her precious young life from me. She reacted quickly and avoided the accident. Then thanked His Protection around her. She also had her Christian station going. I often see a beautiful red mantle of protection on Jesus as I am praying for people. When I told this to a favorite priest I keep in prayer, he replied with a yes and this world is filled with danger.
In your prayer time, read the first Epistle of John which is filled with love. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your mind to the scriptures. Keep praying and keep asking. Always take time to thank for favors received, especially the little favors. Your prayer should become more mature in what you asked for previously and what you ask for now. Persevering prayer, the author says, is an act of obedience to Our Lord. It produces unshakable and unswerving faith in the goodness and mercy of God, who has assured us that "him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37)
Mrs. Neal says in the Our Father we ask for daily bread. We don't ask for a year's supply! We cannot store up God's faith and grace. Faith is not dependent on signs. Unbelievers as well as physically fit are healed. We do not know why some are physically and/or spiritually healed and others are not. We see that at our seminars all the time. To one man He said, "Your faith made thee whole." But to many others He healed unconditionally. Faith can come from the person laying on hands, friend, or person seeking healing. Miracles occur in direct proportion to the fervency with which we seek Our Lord. Your miracle will occur is your quest is Christ for His sake and not faith for faith's sake.
Some passages quoted Gal. 2:20, Heb. 13:8, Mark 9:24, 1 John 5:4, Luke 18:1, Luke 11:5-8, Luke 18:1-8, John 6:37, Heb. 4-16, Eph. 1:4-5, Job 13-15, Mark 2:3-5,