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When we don't receive the manifestation of our healing, there is a reason. We should spend time with the Lord searching for the cause. We must be careful not to receive condemnation while going through this time of searching.

God doesn't condemn. He corrects and instructs in His righteousness as He's conforming us to the image of His Son.

If you are believing God for a healing right now, stop here and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you why you haven't received the manifestation of your healing. Act quickly on whatever God reveals to you as you go on through this article.

Here are some questions to ask ourselves....

Unforgiven Sin
Is there unforgiven sin forming a barrier between God and me?

Sin wounds the soul and opens the door for spirits of infirmity to bring sickness to our bodies. Confessing known sins to God and receiving His forgiveness is necessary to receive healing.

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
(James 5:15-16)
Unforgiven sin allows sickness to stay. Satan may try to hide this sin from us. We may try to rationalize it away, but the sickness remains. We must confess this sin to God to receive His forgiveness.

And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.... For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins."

Then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God who had given such power to men.
(Matt. 9:2,5-7)
If there is any sin in our lives, we are to confess it to God and receive forgiveness.

1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Unforgiveness Toward Others
Have I forgiven every person who has hurt me? Have I forgiven myself? Have I forgiven God?

In ministering to people over the years, and in talking with other ministers, we have found unforgiveness is the primary cause of a person not being healed.

It's easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. We hear people say things like, "How could I have been so stupid. Why did I let myself get into this situation?" How often we excuse others and expect perfection of ourselves.

Forgive yourself!

Other times, when terrible things happen, people often blame God. "Why did God let this happen to me? He's God! He could have stopped it!"

If this is true in your situation, confess your feelings honestly to God. He already knows how you feel.

Say, "God, I have misunderstood. I know You're a God of love. I know You love me more than I can even imagine. Now, I realize that it was Satan, and not You, who was responsible for this tragedy in my life. I have held this against You. But now I forgive You and release all these negative feelings to You."

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
(Mark 11:24-25)
Unworthiness, Guilt, Condemnation
Am I allowing feelings of unworthiness, guilt, and condemnation keep me from receiving from God?

Some of the most subtle and dangerous weapons of the devil are thoughts of unworthiness, guilt, and condemnation. Guilt is taken care of through confession of sin and by faith receiving forgiveness.

If feelings of guilt continue, they, along with feelings of unworthiness and condemnation, are from Satan.

Our worthiness is through Jesus. We are the righteousness of God in Him. We are in right standing with God the Father because of Jesus.

For us to feel unworthy is to deny the redemptive work of Jesus, His righteousness, and our position in Him.

Romans 8:1 says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit."

2 Corinthians 5:21 states, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

Reject those feelings. Start declaring God's Word and become strong in these areas.

False Hope
Am I allowing a false hope, a delusion that sometime in the future I'll be healed, take the place of faith?

There is a true hope which precedes faith. It's believing that we will receive the manifestation of that which we desire in the future.

When we hear or read the Word of God, we will be moved from despair to hope. However, if we don't move on from hope to faith, it can become false hope.

The Word says in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

When we hope for our healing, it means we haven't yet received faith for healing, but that we expect to receive it sometime in the future.

Sometimes a person believes he or she will be healed when some future event or time comes. Often they are putting unreal expectations on themselves and then move into self-condemnation.

False hope that doesn't advance into faith is a delusion. It's a hindrance to healing that Satan wants you to accept—reject it!

False Teaching
Are there seeds of false teaching I have received in the past keeping me from being healed?

Teaching that's contrary to the Word of God, or lack of good teaching, has allowed Satan to steal from Christians what's rightfully ours. False teaching says:
  • Sickness is God's will.
  • Pain will teach you patience.
  • Disease will bring you closer to God.
  • Suffering will bring glory to God.
Take any false teaching you have received and say, "I reject I command every thought that is contrary to God's Word to expose itself and to come out of my thinking."

Doubt and Unbelief
Am I holding unbelief in my Heart?

Unbelief may be from past teaching, from unresolved sin in our lives, or even from times of disappointment when trying to believe God for our healing in the past. Unbelief is the opposite of faith.

If we are fighting with unbelief, or any other hindrances, we can pray, "Lord help my unbelief! Help anything that is hindering me from receiving Your best." And then meditate on what God's Word says about healing.

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
(Mark 9:24)
Source: God's Provision For Healing by Dr. A.L. and Joyce Gill.
Excerpt permission granted by Powerhouse Publishing

Author Biography

A.L. Gill
Web site: Gill Ministries
Ambassador Dr. A.L. Gill is an apostle to the nations and a number-one best-selling author and publisher with over twenty million of his books in print around the world. Dr. Gills first book, Gods Promises for Your Every Need alone has reportedly sold over 20 million copies in its various editions.

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