Chapter 10 Spiritual Leprosy
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 1John 3:8. In the disease of Leprosy people no longer feel pain in parts of their body because the nerves no longer function. Parts of the body can be removed without the person being aware. This past Tuesday, I dealt with four people in crisis as well as one of their families. One person is nearing death and there were things stirred up by family members that were causing great additional trauma. Another person had just fought for his life successfully in the hospital and still has battles to fight. Another was about to lose everything they owned. Another was having severe panic attacks. There was yet another who was struggling with a serious problem, but was stable enough to see the next day. All this happened in three hours. All were believers. All are to my knowledge doing better. But all were under an attack that was either physical or emotional. One prescription did not fit all. Seeking God for wisdom and discernment in each case was necessary.
The reason for this book and the previous one is to help believers realize that members of the body can be lost and yet the body feels no pain. No pastor can ever meet the needs of all the members. Many times it necessitates walking for months with these kinds of situations. Each is unique and Jesus is able to undo them. Sometimes the answers are not clear.
While in Brazil the healing team was on stage in a large church in 2012. Someone brought a young woman in distress up on stage. One of the pastors of the church asked two other members of the team and me to take her to a counseling room and pray for her. The young woman had large skin lesions. One was on her arm and two were on her face. She was probably in her late twenties and even in her condition it was still evident she had been a beautiful woman physically. Her hands were cramped and frozen in claw-like positions and she was shaking visibly. There was an older lady with her. I prayed and asked God what was going on. God spoke to me that she was dying from a specific disease and that fear had come in that she would die alone. I spoke to this lie and broke it. There was a great emotional release and a visible manifestation as something left.
We ministered the love of Christ to her as her hands uncurled and the shaking stopped and peace came. A righteous anger had come over me as I prayed this prayer. It was not enough that the enemy had played a part in her acquiring this disease; he was attempting to condemn her and take her peace with God. Most of ministry in Inner Healing and Deliverance is based on undoing lies the enemy has spoken to people, that others have spoken to them or that they have spoken to themselves. When this is done the things separating them from receiving from God are undone and they can reach the one who can bring healing. Leprosy still exists in many forms, not recognizing it is what gives it power.
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