Four Levels of Healing By Todd Bentley   Leave a comment

Four Levels of Healing By Todd Bentley

The Faith Realm

1. The Word of Faith
Preaching from Bible who heard the Word, believed the Word, and confessed the Word

Anybody who teaches healing will have healing show up, even if that person does not have a gift of healing.
2. The Prayer of Faith
If you can pray in faith that God will do what God said He would do, God will do it-not because you have a gift of healing and miracle and you are an anointed vessel, but because healing is in the prayer of faith. The healing revivals of the 40’s and 50’s mostly demonstrated the prayer of faith. You received a prayer card when you completed a teaching on healing and on faith. And when they felt you were ready, they’d position you in the healing line If you are sick, the prayer of faith can operate on my faith or on yours.

The Sovereign Realm

The sovereign realm only works if the minister has the word of knowledge and the anointing is present. If there is no healing anointing or word of knowledge or angel or dream, then there is no healing. when the sovereign power of the spirit moves into a meeting, people can even be healed without any prayer of faith.
3. The Word of Knowledge

The word of knowledge isn’t of the faith realm; it’s of the sovereign realm. It’s not about how much faith someone has. It doesn’t take faith. It doesn’t even take faith on my part. Often before I even come into a healing meeting, I will wait one to three hours in a quiet listening, contemplative prayer with paper beside my bed and I’ll say “Father, take me into the service.” And I’ll visit the meeting hours before it even begins and see all of the miracles. At the start of the meeting, I’ll say, “I have fifteen word of knowledge tonight. Here they are.” And those fifteen things happen because what I saw was ordained in heaven. It doesn’t matter about your faith, or my faith, it’s about the vision. It’s about what the Father is doing. You see, it’s sovereign. It’s the ministry of Jesus; He only does the things He sees the Father do (John 5:19).
As I speak what God has shown me, people are healed because I am synchronizing heaven and earth. When you declare it, those miracles happen, even if the person receiving is an unbeliever. Why? Because you saw it in heaven and because the vision is true.

4. The Healing Anointing

The healing anointing is sovereign because it is no longer about how much faith you or I have, it is about how much of God is on a person or how much of God is in a service. Disease and devils flee because of the intensity of the presence of God in the room or on the person praying.
When you operate in the healing anointing, all sickness and disease is healed because of how much of the presence you have on your life-there is no limit; it is about how much God is in the room. It’s not limited by the boundaries of doubt, unbelief, and sin, or whether you are saved, have carried out these five principles, or renounces all your sin, or broken that soul tie. It doesn’t operate within those boundaries.

The Ministry of the Presence of the Lord

Kathryn Kuhlman’s ministry wasn’t about the word of God or faith and healing lines. It was about worship and atmosphere and how much of God was in the auditorium. People would get healed in their seats. In the midst of that presence, she would call out words of knowledge: “Somebody on the right side of the building just has their blind eye open. Stand up. That person there, your neck is getting healed. Somebody is getting out of a wheel chair at the back or the auditorium.”

When asked, she would say something like, “I don’t know how I know these things, but I know when the healings are happening. I just partner with the Holy Ghost and I call out what I know He is doing.” After establishing the healing atmosphere and calling out words, people would come to the platform to give testimony of how God healed them in their seats. The whole meeting was built around how much of God they could get and keep in the room. This type of healing meeting is in contrast to a service where people hear five hours of teaching. Or get a healing card, or where the emphasis in on faith only.

There is Room for All Levels

Most healing ministries today operate clearly within one of the models I have discussed so far. I’m not saying that one is better than another. I think it is best to combine the aspects of faith and sovereignty and to have room for all four levels of healing.

In the church today, people fail to receive healing and fail in the healing ministry because they get locked into a model and a method. We wait for a certain type of healing. “Todd called out ten words of knowledge last night, but he didn’t call me.” People wait in their seats thinking, if it’s God, He’ll tell Todd. So the word of knowledge doesn’t come and I move into preaching, and then people say, “He called out twelve words; I wasn’t one of them; lets go home. That’s it for healing tonight.” What they didn’t realize was that I was going to activate in another level of healing when I finished preaching. I was going to say, “Come down to the altar and I’ll lay hands on all the sick.” See, many are waiting for healing by the word of knowledge and so fail to receive it by the prayer of faith. People begin to prefer one over the other, and if it doesn’t come the way they were expecting, they can fail t receive their healing touch in the way God wanted to give it to them.

On the other hand, those ministering healing can often fail to release healing because they believe that faith is the only way to do healing. They leave no room for the word of knowledge. Everything is sovereign, sovereign, sovereign: “If I don’t hear God and I don’t have a vision or words of knowledge, then that’s it, I don’t do healing.”

When I minister, if I’m not moving in the sovereign realm of the word of knowledge, I just kick back into the faith realm and God meets me by the word of faith and the principle of faith.

I’ve watched other ministries that have prayed the mass prayer and people are healed because of the healing anointing, and yet, there were still many crippled and sick people at the end of the service. So I said, “God, what if at the end of the service-after calling out the word of knowledge and praying the mass prayer- the healing teams went out into the crowd and prayed until one o’clock in the morning?” When we began to operate in all four levels of healing I discovered that far more people were being healed. We must not limit ourselves to one model only! We must seek the Lord in each situation to see which model or models He wants us to use.

In some situations, Jesus healed people by faith. In fact, His healing power was never limited by a person’s own level of faith. He healed the centurion’s servant because of the centurion’s “great faith” (Matt. 8:10) and because he believed (v. 13). In another situation, He healed a paralytic because when his friends brought him to Jesus, the Lord “saw their faith” (Matt.9:1-2) And then there was the time that a seriously ill woman touched Jesus’ garment and she was healed because of her faith (Matt. 9:22). Also, two blind men were healed because of their faith that Jesus could heal them (Matt. 9:27-30). God releases healing in response to faith!

Jesus also healed by the sovereign realm: “And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed by their diseases, as well as those who were tormented by unclean spirits. And they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for power went out from Him and healed them all” (Luke 6:17-19). In this situation, Jesus isn’t ministering healing by faith, but there is so much of God’s presence there that every person is healed.

There are instances where the power of God is released and there is a corporate atmosphere, and then there are times when God wants us to engage in faith. Or, perhaps there is a time He wants to heal by the Word as it builds faith, or as we receive a word of knowledge.

As a believer called to the healing ministry, the Lord wants you to understand each of these levels of healing, and to learn to minister in each one. God does not just work healing through one method. God does not just work healing in one method. In His wonderful grace, He has provided many ways for people to receive divine healing. His heart is for everyone to be healed. As you begin to grow in the ministry of healing, be sensitive to the Spirit and stretch yourself to operate in (and receive from) all four of these wonderful levels of healing.

As a believer called to the healing ministry, the Lord wants you to understand each of these levels of healing, and to learn to minister in each one. God does not just work healing through one method. God does not just work healing in one method. In His wonderful grace, He has provided many ways for people to receive divine healing. His heart is for everyone to be healed. As you begin to grow in the ministry of healing, be sensitive to the Spirit and stretch yourself to operate in (and receive from) all four of these wonderful levels of healing.

Posted October 19, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

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