I Believe It’s God’s Will to Heal
The following letter was written by author, and well known and respected Foursquare minister, Pastor Jack Hayford.
Please take a moment right now to read this aloud as a declaration of God’s healing power:
I believe it is God’s will to heal and deliver the sick and tormented, and that He has revealed the fullness of His healing purpose in His Son Jesus Christ. I believe it is God’s nature to work redemptively to heal by every possible means, because His mercy and lovingkindness are ever open to provide grace for the relief of human need, pain, misery and sin.
Because I believe this, I praise our Creator who has made all things well, affirming that all sickness and pain is contrary to His will and desire for mankind and has only come because of man’s fallen condition. I declare thanksgiving to Him that despite every effort of hell to steal, kill and destroy, the Father has appointed multiple havens of refuge from sickness and pain through climate and diet; the efforts of mankind through hospitals, doctors, and medicine; and the divine means of healing gifts distributed by the Holy Spirit and ministered in the Name of Jesus.
I believe in the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick and afflicted and to break through bondage when His Name is invoked in any circumstance. I believe His power is as consistently available today as it was during His own earthly ministry, and that through His Cross He provided the grounds for us to expect and receive healing and deliverance as surely as we may receive forgiveness and sanctification.
Because I believe this, I accept the ministry of healing as a part of Jesus’ commission to go to the whole world with the Gospel. I proclaim God’s will and power to heal, the power of Jesus’ name in prayers of faith, and that confession of sins brings deliverance. I affirm the authority of elders to anoint with oil, and the practice of laying hands on the sick that they may recover.
I believe in the power of God’s Word and Spirit to sustain and supply health when those who believe walk simply and humbly before Him in faith. I believe the fruit of such faith will be manifest in love and patience, and so I reject any attitude that induces guilt when a believer in Jesus does not seem to be able to receive physical healing or personal deliverance from sickness or any other torment.
Because I believe this, I am convinced the good fight of faith will prevail unto health. I am equally convinced that in any case where victory is not immediately evidenced, that a victory of another order is being realized by the divine grace of Almighty God.
With such faith as this, I move in the ministry of prayer, faith, and healing, so that Jesus Christ is glorified and, in all circumstances, His Church is edified.
Grateful for His Healing Touch,