By Mike & Judy Magel a.k.a. “The Merry Magels” – Troy, Ohio
Thanks be to God and our Lord Jesus for allowing us to operate the wonderful power of Holy Spirit that dwells in us by grace!
“Jesus the healer” is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is always in the business of healing the sick, the weak, the downtrodden and brokenhearted. God wants us to operate and experience the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms…” Ephesians 1:18-19 NIV
Demonstrate His Power
Every time that we demonstrate gifts of healing, it’s an advertisement of the mighty power of God that lives in us! It draws attention.
Most people, especially young people, want to see miracles and the demonstration of power. The more that we can minister to people in front of the public, the more we advertise God’s strength.
The power is available through faith. That faith is complete trust when ministering, without any doubt. We go from faith unto the faith. Every born-again believer has been given the measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
We also know that there is a gift or manifestations of faith. That’s what we need to strive for, that our believing and trusting is to the point where we are operating that manifestation of faith. That’s when things really click, and we get the desired results.
We need to know that God wants us healthy and that he will heal us. Many times we hear people pray, “If it be Thy will” – that is not prayer we should confess, because God’s will is for us to be healed and healthy.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1 KJV
Our great commission (Mark 16:15-18) directs that we preach the gospel, cast out devils, speak in tongues, lay hands on the sick and recover them. If we do these things, signs will follow us!
Not only that, but a reputation will follow you. You start healing and the first thing you know people will be coming to you to pray for (minister to) them.
This isn’t bragging, because everyone born-again can do what we do. We are just the vessel and we can do nothing without God.
No Limits, No More Transfusions!
During this last year, we’ve been limited in our travel to churches and fellowships. But God has made sure that we are not getting rusty.
For example, last week a couple asked if we could minister to their friend who lived in the area. This man was a messianic Jew, actually a rabbi.
This man had a bone and blood disease and has had blood transfusions sixteen weeks in a row. After we ministered to him, it has not been necessary to have more transfusions. Praise the Lord!
We’ve also been able to minister to a number of people over the phone. To God, time and distance is not a hindrance.
It reminds us of the account with Jesus and the Gentile centurion in Matthew 8. The centurion sought out Jesus and explained that his servant was lying at home sick with the palsy.
Jesus was willing to go to his home and heal his servant, but the centurion said that if Jesus would simply speak the word that his servant would be healed. The spoken word is just as powerful and works just as well over the phone as in person.
Healing is Available Now
Even during a break from writing this article, we took some trash to our local dumping area. There we ran into a man who had done some work for us about a week prior.
He said he had been thinking about us because he was in so much pain. We had ministered previously, and he had been healed.
We agreed that this meeting was not by coincidence, but arranged by the Holy Spirit! We ministered to him right there at the trash dump and all the pain left him!
We frequently like to minister a physical realignment of legs or arms, in the name of Jesus Christ, to help build believing in the person that we are ministering to. It helps open the door for additional healing and deliverance.
Judi’s favorite thing is to first take stress and trauma off the person. We highly recommend Charles and Francis Hunter’s class on how to heal the sick.
Just last week, I (Mike) ministered to the nurse at my cardiologist’s office. She complained about her bad back and I said, “Would you like to get that fixed right now?” She said, “Absolutely!”
I sat her in a straight-backed chair and commanded that her legs come into equal length (which had been uneven). Immediately she felt movement in her back and all pain was gone.
Don’t hesitate to ask people, “Can I pray for you?”
And don’t hesitate to pray for yourself, too. Joan Hunter encourages that we pray every day, “In the name of Jesus, I command all 125 trillion cells, along with all the T-cells in my body, to align electrically, magnetically and chemically… perfect DNA and RNA that God created.
I curse any prions and antigens in this body. I command all the bad cells to be discarded, in Jesus’ name.”
Thank you, Jesus! Amen!