WARNING: Some of what you will read here may challenge you to re-think healing. This isn’t the watered-down milk-toast version of healing teaching you may be used to hearing. This is industrial grade. This may take a while, so if you want to go get a snack and drink, and get comfortable first, go for it!
When you look in the New testament, especially in Acts, God was really moving in signs, wonders, miracles and healings. So let’s fast-forward a mere couple thousand years, while remembering, GOD NEVER CHANGES. Now, let’s look in the average church down the street today. How many testimonies of healings do you hear? Not many? Most all of those I hear from people go something like this: “I went to the doctor and had surgery and God healed me.” Or, “God healed me, or is healing me through me taking medicine, or meditation, or essential oils.”
Really? Hmmm. Let’s see…God never changes. What happened to the God of the Old Testament who healed without a doctor? Yeah, I know, God’s gettin’ old and He needs a little help, right? Some tell me we’re no longer “in that dispensation”. And do you know what? I have to agree. We are not any longer in that dispensation. The early church was, though. The problem for us is this, God is still in that dispensation. And He always will be. He has always been the Healer, and He always will be. He’s stuck there. But we’ve moved on with our “modern thinking”.
We have hospitals and doctors by the thousands. Every time you watch TV now you see ads for drugs for about everything you can think of, depression, heartburn, cholesterol level, blood pressure, weight control, you name it. I get hundreds of emails a day from drug companies wanting to sell me medicine. People have so much access to medicine that it is getting increasingly harder to see anyone healed by God, because they no longer see Him as necessary or even able to heal them. They are satisfied to simply take a pill to mask the symptoms. Oh yes, and spend their money. We don’t want to forget that part.
Just a generation or two ago, it wasn’t like that, and you know it. Those of you born before the 1960′s, how many kids did you know that were on anti-depressants? Today, it’s as common for a kid to be on daily prescription drugs as it was for us to drink a Coke.
So how do we and God manage to both get into the same “dispensation” at the same time so we can be healed? Glad you asked!
Let’s look first at Revelation 2:1-4: 
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted. 
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

See this? Jesus has somewhat against us: we have left our first love. He is supposed to be our first love. For those of you romantically involved, how would your mate feel if you had “another lover”? Not so good, you say? Why not? Because they weren’t getting all your love and commitment. How do you think God feels about this “other lover”, namely you running to the doctor, when you’re calling Him your Healer? How would YOU feel if your mate had another lover on the side?
Consider this; if you are presently having marital problems because one of you has another lover on the side…will that marriage greatly improve until the other lover is out of the picture? I’ll let you figure that one out.
Do you know that nearly every church I’ve been in so far mixes God and Doctors? You might reply, Well, all those thousands of people who teach that can’t be wrong. My reply: Are you sure? How many supernatural healings are they seeing while teaching that? And why are their people sick? Compromise never produces purity. Now, I never tell anyone to stop going to the doctor or stop taking their medicine. I can’t do that. If you don’t have the trust in God to say, God, it’s YOU or nothing, then you’d better go to the doctor. I’m not running down doctors. Some of them want to see people well, just like I do. Doctors do a good service to some people. But, God has a better plan, and it doesn’t include doctors.
People have asked me, Can I quit taking my medicine after being prayed for? When you’re healed, you know it. You won’t need it anymore. Until then, take it. If you need glasses to drive and you’re prayed for, if you can’t see clearly without them yet, put them back on so you don’t hurt yourself and someone else. Don’t be stupid. When God heals you, there’s no denying it. And He gets the glory.
Let’s look at Exodus 20:2-7
 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

God isn’t willing to compromise here, folks, when He said, Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Again, when we say He’s our Healer, then run to the doctor, we are seeking another god, whether we are willing to admit it or not. Isn’t it taking God’s name in vain to call Him Healer, then looking to man to do it through medicinal practice? Thou shalt not serve them nor bow down to them. Are you paying doctor and hospital bills? Then you’re serving them and bowing down to them. Period. He is a jealous God and will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. God was the only Healer Israel had during their time. Come to think of it, isn’t it still Israel’s time?
I’m not wanting someone to read this and say, “I’ve been prayed for and I’m really seeking God and I’m still not healed” getting on a guilt trip and thinking there’s something wrong with them because they have been seeking the doctor, trying to get well. Some people do everything they can to get in the ditch with teaching like this. Listen, God wants you well, too….but He wants you healed HIS way….not YOUR way, so HE gets the glory.
Doing it HIS way leaves you with all your internal parts, and your money, and no time lost taking off work. Doing it HIS way makes people say WOW!! Look what GOD did!!
Now, let’s look at Deuteronomy 10:12-20:
 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, 
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? 
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. 
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. 
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. 
For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. 
Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

 Do you see that? Who could know more about healing you than your Creator? God wants you to cleave to and swear by HIS name..in other words, BE TRUE TO HIM….STOP COMMITTING SPIRITUAL ADULTERY WITH YOUR OTHER LOVERS. He alone is your Savior, Healer, Provider, Protector. Don’t be stiffnecked; If the Lord Jesus is truly your Healer, why do you run to your other lover, the Doctor? Not only is it taking your money, it’s not healing you. Turn entirely to Jesus and get rid of your stiff neck, or whatever else is ailing you.
Tell me, who healed the lame man in Acts 3:1-8?
Act 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
Act 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Act 3:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
Act 3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
Act 3:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
Act 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Act 3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
Act 3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Did the doctors heal him? No. He had been lame his whole life. They could do absolutely NOTHING for him.
So was it Peter and John’s holiness that got him healed?
Act 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
Then, WHO DID IT???
Act 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
Act 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
So there you have it, the mystery of the ages unraveled. Jesus did it. Sorry, the doctor had nothing to do with it.
Are you tired yet of doing it your way and getting no results?
I like this story about Elijah and the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18 starting in verse 20:
1Ki 18:20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
1Ki 18:22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
1Ki 18:23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
1Ki 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
1Ki 18:25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.
1Ki 18:26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
1Ki 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
1Ki 18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
1Ki 18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
1Ki 18:30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.
1Ki 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:
1Ki 18:32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
1Ki 18:33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.
1Ki 18:34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
1Ki 18:35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
1Ki 18:36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
1Ki 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
1Ki 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1Ki 18:39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

I showed all of that scripture to say this: You call upon the name of your doctors. I’ll call upon the name of the LORD. And we will see who the true Healer is ! Do I have any takers?

 

I’m not afraid to do what Elisha did when he picked up Elijah’s mantle. Elisha went to the Jordan river, smote the waters with the mantle, and said, WHERE IS THE GOD OF ELIJAH?? And the waters parted.
Where is the GOD of Elijah? Well, He’s not at your “other lover’s” place. Of course, you’ve already seen that. That’s why you’re ready to look somewhere else, right?
People ask me, “Don’t you think God can heal through a doctor and medicine? After all, didn’t God send us doctors and hospitals to heal us?” NO. That’s man’s idea. Medicine is man’s idea. Doctors are mankind. The Healer is GOD-KIND! My Bible says in Psalm 107:20,
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
 

 
It doesn’t say, He sent the doctor and healed them…. so I believe He’s big enough to do the job all by Himself! That’s why one of His names is HEALER! He has kept me healed ever since 1993 when He healed me of cancer with no treatments, and He’s my ONLY healer. He’s big enough to do it for YOU!