How To Contend For Your Healing

In Numbers 21:6-9 we read that God sent venomous snakes among the Israelites as a judgment for their sins. After the people repented, God told Moses to make a snake out of bronze and to put it on a pole. Then, whosoever was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, would live. 

What happened in the desert may seem confusing, but it all makes sense when we hear what Jesus said in John 3:14-15 – “Just as Moses lifted up the [bronze] serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross], so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life [after physical death, and will actually live forever]. 

What happened in the desert with the snakes was profound, and symbolic of what Jesus would one day do for us on the cross approximately 1,500 years later. 

However, while Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so that all who would believe in Him can be saved from eternal death and hell, this sacrifice also purchased our healing. Just as the Israelites who were bitten by the poisonous snakes would be healed if they looked at the bronze snake, we can also look to Jesus who took upon Himself the punishment that was required for our wellbeing. 

If you need healing or breakthrough, here are 16 points to consider: 

1. Wounded For Our Healing

Begin by grounding yourself in Scripture, which is filled with God’s promises of healing and restoration. Verses like Exodus 15:26, where God declares, “I am the Lord who heals you,” and Psalm 103:2-3, which speaks of God who “forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases”, affirm His willingness and ability to heal. 

Isaiah 53:5 says that “He was wounded for our transgressions, and was crushed for our wickedness. The punishment required for our well-being fell on Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” 

1 Peter 2:24 confirmed what Isaiah prophesied about Jesus and says, “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed.” 

If you believe this healing is to be interpreted spiritually only, then there is nothing for you to do but to accept your condition and perhaps trust in modern medicine. However, when you know this includes physical healing as well, then you might have to contend for it when sickness wants to convince you otherwise.

2. Practical Solutions To Healing

First, while I believe supernatural healing is available to us today, we should not be ignorant of the fact that God has put natural laws in place for our benefit. In other words, as you pray for healing, you should also be prepared to receive instruction from God regarding your situation. 

For instance, if you constantly get headaches while trusting God for healing, it might be that the solution to your problem is a simple one that requires you to hydrate properly by drinking more water during the day. 

When Jesus raised a little girl from the dead, He gave the parents a practical instruction in Mark 5:43 and told them to give her something to eat – because that is what her body needed at that moment. 

In 1 Timothy 5:23 Paul – a man who had prayed for people and saw supernatural healings – gave Timothy practical advice and told him to use wine as medicine for his stomach problems. 

In Hosea 4:6 God said that His people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Therefore, while you pray for supernatural healing, always be open to hear what God has to say about the matter from a practical perspective. 

When I trusted God to heal me from gluten intolerance, He showed me I needed to freshly grind my own wheat and make my own bread. Since I got a stone mill grinder and make my own bread in a traditional way, I can eat as much bread as I like and feel amazing at the same time. 

Fine white flour is produced through a refining process that removes the bran and germ of the wheat kernel, leaving behind only the endosperm. This process eliminates a significant portion of the grain’s nutritional value, leaving us with a product that offers little more than empty calories. God never intended for us to do this to our grains, and when I asked for healing God showed me how to make bread that is healthy instead (see How I Used Gluten To Heal My Gluten Intolerance, and The Deceptive Nature Of Fine White Flour).

Do I believe God would have healed my condition supernaturally if I didn’t have the means to make my own bread? Absolutely, especially if I didn’t have any alternative food source. The point here though is we need to be in tune with the Holy Spirit, hearing what He has to say about every situation we are struggling through. 

3. Deal With Emotional Trauma & Pain

The connection between emotional health and physical well-being is profound. 

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. 

This verse shows us that a cheerful heart can have healing effects on the body and mind, acting like medicine. Conversely, a broken or depressed spirit can have detrimental effects, draining one’s energy and vitality. 

3 John 1:2 states, “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].” 

This verse highlights the interconnectedness of spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. The implication is that a healthy and prosperous soul – characterised by spiritual well-being, inner peace, and a close relationship with God – can positively influence your physical and mental state. 

When the soul is thriving, it can lead to a positive mindset, emotional stability, and even physical health. Conversely, spiritual distress or neglect may manifest in various forms of physical and mental ailments. 

It is therefore vital to identify emotional trauma, pain or any other state of mind that can be the root-cause of your illness or ailment. It is good to pray and trust for physical healing, but God wants to heal you emotionally and spiritually first. 

Sometimes we don’t know that our issue originates from our emotions or from the spirit/soul dimension. However, as you contend for your healing, humble yourself and trust God to show you if this is the case. To receive physical healing when the cause is spiritual or emotional is not lasting, as it is likely to only manifest in one or other form again. 

It might not be what you want to hear, but you need to recognise that no one is responsible for fixing you, but you. I am not saying God doesn’t want to be part of the healing process, nor am I saying you are responsible for the trauma and pain you went through. What I am saying is that you must take responsibility for the trauma and pain, accepting that dealing with it effectively, depends on you – with God’s help, of course. 

Psalm 147:3 says that “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow]. 

God wants to heal your broken heart as much as He wants to heal you physically, but you must take the time to work through the trauma and pain. To help with this process, you can read the post on How To Deal With Trauma & Emotional Pain, Effectively. 

4. Confessing Sin

Next, the Bible is clear, sickness can directly be attributed to sin. When Jesus healed the man at the well of Bethesda, He told him in John 5:14, “See, you are well! Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you. 

For this reason, James 5:16 says “you are to confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offences], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored.” 

By confessing your sins and receiving forgiveness based on what Jesus did on the cross through repentance, you clear your conscience and remove any legal claim sickness might have against you. 

If you are aware of any sin, do not ignore it. Psalm 66:18 says, “If I regard sin and baseness in my heart [that is, if I know it is there and do nothing about it], The Lord will not hear [me]. 

Proverbs 3:7-8 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles – all your inner parts] and refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.” 

For more than 10 years I had a sole wart. It was an ugly sight, and every attempt to get rid of it failed. Then, my wife and I worked through a book of repentance-prayers where we repented of our and our forefathers’ sins. It was a process that is commonly referred to as “bloodline cleansing”. As we were working through the book, I had a dream. In the dream I took a small garden fork and removed a thorn from the sole of my foot. I clearly saw how I pulled it out by the root. The next morning, I told my wife I believe we dealt with the root-cause of the sole wart, and I was right. Within a few days it was completely gone! 

In this instance, the reason why I couldn’t previously get rid of the wart was because the origin was in the spirit. I first had to deal with the root issue in the spirit, so the healing could manifest in the natural. 

5. Condemning Sickness

We have the opportunity to repentant of sin and receive healing, based on what Jesus Christ did on the cross. However, this doesn’t mean sickness won’t sometimes try to defy the truth of what Jesus did and try to come against you. This is where you need to take up the authority you received and turn the table on sickness that wants to condemn you, by condemning it instead. 

In Isaiah 54:17 we read, 

No weapon that is formed against you will succeed; 

And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. 

This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, 

And this is their vindication from Me, says the Lord.” 

In other words, sickness wants to bring an accusation against you, telling you that you are not worthy of being healed. Or perhaps sickness wants to feed your unbelief and say to you that supernatural healing from God is not for you, or it’s only a myth or a fairytale. 

When this happens, you can either partner with the enemy (sickness and every demonic entity that accompanies it) by agreeing with it or stand on the promise of God’s Word and declare to it that you are not accepting its report but are condemning it instead.

6. Identify Unbelief

The next step is to identify unbelief. In Mark 9:23-25 we read about a father who brought his son to Jesus for healing. In this passage, Jesus told the father that all things are possible for the one who believes. To this the father cried, “I do believe; please help me overcome my unbelief! 

In other words, even though you believe, your unbelief might be greater than your belief. 

To explain this in more detail, the Parable of the Sower is a parable of Jesus, found in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15. Jesus describes a farmer who sows seeds on different types of ground: the path, rocky ground, thorny ground, and good soil. The seeds represent the Word of God. This would include the truth that Jesus was crushed for our wickedness and took upon Himself the penalty needed for our wellbeing so that we could receive healing. 

When asked about the parable, Jesus explained that seeds on the path are eaten by birds, symbolising those who hear the Word but do not understand it. Seeds on rocky ground sprout quickly but wither because they have no root, representing those who receive the Word with joy but fall away when troubles come. Seeds among thorns are choked by weeds, symbolising those who hear the word but are overwhelmed by life’s worries and the deceitfulness of wealth. However, seeds on good soil produce a fruitful harvest, symbolising those who hear, understand, and live by the Word. 

We are constantly bombarded with “evidence” designed to negatively affect our faith. For instance, the world is full of examples of people who didn’t get healed. In addition, we have the media, scientists, doctors, specialists, family, friends and even pastors or ministers contributing to our unbelief, albeit with good intentions.

This doubt and unbelief then act like the rocky and thorny ground, attempting to choke and wither our faith. Also, when we apply our faith but don’t immediately see our healing, there is the danger of giving up on our faith when the trouble seems to persist. 

The parable warns that roots of doubt and unbelief get sown by the enemy with the hope of choking your belief. It is therefore not uncommon to read the Bible and believe that Jesus is your healer, and that supernatural healing is yours to contend for, but at the same time struggle with unbelief – even if only on a subconscious level. 

7. Cast Off Unbelief

Here is where you need to take the unbelief you identified and address it by actively opposing it. It means that in your spirit you need to get angry with your sickness and command it to go. 

You must speak to your unbelief, and command it to go as well. In Matthew 11:12 Jesus said that “from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize].” Don’t lie down and accept defeat. Not when the Word of God says you can have victory instead. 

In Ephesians 4:23 we are commanded as follows, “… be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]. 

If you have been bombarded with unbelief, then you need to renew your mind by focusing on what God says. When we fill our hearts and minds constantly with the Word of God, we can replace the unbelief with truth. 

As we fill our hearts and minds with the Word, faith rises up and healing begins to flow through us. 

As you get angry with sickness, declare you are casting off the unbelief, and determine to put it behind you. 

For more on this, also read If You Have Filled Your Mind With Junk, Here Is How To Clean It. 

8. Faith vs Carnal Expectations

To help counter your unbelief, recognise that not all healing in the Bible manifested instantly. 

While I believe that healing occurs in an instant, and while I have personally experienced moments where the healing was immediately evident, there are also times when the manifestation of healing occurs over a period of time. 

In the New Testament, written in Greek, there are different words used for healing, and some of these indicate that healing could be a process rather than an instantaneous event. 

For instance, in Luke 5:15 we read that “great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed (Therapeuo / θεραπεύω) of their infirmities.” The Greek word used in this verse is Therapeuo. This word is where we get the English word “therapy” from, and it often implies a more gradual process or manifestation of healing. 

Another example is found in Luke 17:14 where Jesus healed the 10 lepers. When Jesus healed them, He told them to go and show themselves to the priest, “and as they went, they were cleansed (Iaomai  / καθαρίζω).” The Greek word used in this verse is Iaomai and the cleansing happened as they went, implying a process that occurred as they obeyed Jesus’ command. 

Sozo is another Greek word that is used and is found in Mark 5:34. Jesus said to the woman who touched His garment that her faith had made her well (or Sozo / ῴζω). This word means “to save” or “to make whole”, and while it can mean instantaneous healing, it can also refer to a broader process of being made whole.

In summary, while some words used for healing in the New Testament can imply that there was an immediate manifestation of healing, others suggest that a process of healing occurred over a period of time.

So, while it is awesome when we receive healing that is immediately evident, it is important not to lose faith when you don’t see the manifestation of your healing yet.

I recently experienced an injury in my lower back. I contended for my healing over a period of 4 days, and instantly recognised the moment when God healed me. However, it took more than a week for the pain to completely go away.

Similarly, when God healed my foot as explained earlier, I knew the instant I was healed, but it took about 3 days for the complete manifestation of the healing.

9. Fasting

During the same incident in Mark 9 where we read about the father who brought his son to Jesus for healing, we also read that the disciples were not able to cast out the demon that was causing the sickness. 

After Jesus healed the boy, the disciples asked Jesus why they were not able to cast the demon out, to which Jesus replied that this kind could not be cast out except through prayer and fasting. 

Now, it is important to know that demonic powers are cast out because of what Jesus did on the cross, not because of an additional act like fasting. However, I believe the reason Jesus made this statement was because fasting helps you with your unbelief. 

When you fast, you subdue your flesh, telling it that you – your spirit man – is in charge. It helps to build your faith, and it also quiets the unbelief that wants to oppose your faith. 

It is not something we like to do, but if your situation is desperate enough, it is worth setting time aside for dedicated prayer and fasting. 

Years ago, I was contending for something which I was told would never be possible for me. I committed to fasting once a week for a whole year, by setting aside every Monday as my day of fasting. On this day I would not eat anything for a 24-hour period, except for drinking freshly squeezed orange juice to help me get through my workday. Not only did I get my miracle, but the process meant so much for my spiritual walk with God.

10. Declare God’s Word

To make a stand against your condition or situation, mediate on these and other Scriptures about healing, and declare them over your life. 

For instance, Psalm 107:19-20 says, 

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, 

And He saved them from their distresses. 

He sent His word and healed them, 

And rescued them from their destruction.

Jeremiah 30:17 says, 

For I will restore health to you 

And I will heal your wounds, says the Lord…

Memorise them. 

Confess your sin where your conscience is convicting you. 

Cast off all unbelief. 

Speak God’s Word over your circumstances. 

Remember that Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death. 

Declare Scriptures over your body and circumstances, do not accept defeat, and continue to do so until you see the manifestation of your healing.

11. Praise & Worship God In Your Sickness

Hebrews 13:15 declares,

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

When we praise and worship God, chains of spiritual and physical bondage get broken. Praise and worship can unlock prison doors, set captives free, and manifest healing. In Acts 16 we read about Paul and Silas who kept singing hymns of praise to God, in spite of them being heavily wounded and in much pain from being beaten for their faith in Christ. As they were praising and worshiping God, an earthquake shook open the prison doors. 

Consider how Abraham contended for God’s promise to conceive and have a child. Romans 4:20-21 says, “But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised. 

As Abraham praised and worshipped God, he was empowered to receive the miracle that was in line with God’s will for his life. 

It is important to know that we don’t praise and worship God for what we will get in return. We praise and worship God for who He is, even when we don’t get anything in return. 

He is God. He is worthy to be praised. Period. 

However, praise and worship does help to build up your faith and create a stronger connection between you and God. As a result, signs, miracles and wonders tend to follow when we spend time with God through praise and worship. 

Another important point here is to keep in mind that for all of eternity, you will never have another opportunity to praise and worship God in your sickness. Revelation 21:4 says, “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.” 

In other words, in the life to come when the new heaven and earth have been established, there will be no more sickness, pain or suffering. We will praise and worship God in the absence of these things. This means that it is only in this life, in this present suffering, that you can praise and worship God while you are in the midst of it all.

12. Communion

I have found that starting and ending my day with communion can be an invaluable part of my daily routine – not as a religious ceremony that has lost its meaning over time, but as a true opportunity to apply the blood of Jesus Christ over my family, my house and every other aspect of my life. 

In Matthew 26:28 Jesus said, “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 

When we eat of the bread, we are declaring as much as we are reminded that we are now part of the Body of Christ, and that Satan has no power over us anymore. 

We are also declaring that by His stripes we are healed. 

When we drink of the wine or red grape juice, we declare as much as we are reminded that by His blood we were purchased and that it was poured out for the forgiveness of our sins. 

It was poured out so we can be righteous in God’s sight. Through communion we are making a stand against the accusations of the enemy, who wants to defy what Jesus did for you in your life.

13. Examine Your Heart

In Romans 5:3-4 we read the following: 

And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].

As we can see from this Scripture, the purpose for your suffering is clear: to grow your character. 

Therefore, as you are contending for your healing or miracle, it is of utmost importance that you pay attention to flaws in your character that come to the surface. 

Recently, my family and I struggled to get over a serious flu. Between all of us, the sickness lasted for more than a month. We were tired and seriously sleep-deprived. All this time I was contending for our healing, knowing that Christ already purchased our healing, and that supernatural power was available. 

I had experienced many a miracle in my life before. However, this time it felt like the miracle kept on eluding us, to the point where I started to take offence. 

The moment I felt the offence in my heart towards God, I recognised that my character was beginning to show flaws that needed work. I repented of the sin and asked God to forgive me of my offence towards Him. 

This then reminded me of Job, who went through extreme suffering for the sake of proving his character (also read The Real Reason Why Job Suffered (No One Talks About This)). 

What if your sickness or condition is a test? Will you serve God, no matter what? Will you keep on serving Him even if you don’t see your miracle or breakthrough? Sometimes we need difficult times to expose the true condition of our hearts, so we can work on our character. 

When you fast, and when you take communion, it also gives you an opportunity to examine what is truly going on in your heart. 

1 Corinthians 11:28 says, “But a person must [prayerfully] examine himself [and his relationship to Christ], and only when he has done so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 

This includes an opportunity to make right with God and others when we harbour unforgiveness in our hearts. As Jesus said in Mark 11:25, “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others]. 

When you ask God to reveal to you what is going on in your heart, He is faithful and will show you, if you are humble enough to receive it. 

For instance, 1 Peter 3:7 says, “In the same way, you husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way [with great gentleness and tact, and with an intelligent regard for the marriage relationship], as with someone physically weaker, since she is a woman. Show her honor and respect as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered or ineffective.” 

If you find that you are contending for your healing or other breakthroughs, perhaps the way you treat your spouse is standing in the way of your miracle. I’m not saying God won’t give you a miracle anyway… He can and often does, in spite of our weaknesses and character flaws. The point here though is that sometimes God wants to use your sufferings for a specific purpose: to reveal a character flaw or sin in your life that He wants you to deal with. When this is the case, don’t miss your hour of opportunity. Do what you need to do (repent, confess, make right with God and others), so you can pass the test and move on. 

14. Contend For Your Healing Based On Your Purpose

Romans 8:28 assures us that “God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. 

However, it is important to note that the verse specifically refers to those who not only love God, but who are also called according to His plan and purpose. 

We all need to ask ourselves regularly if we are building our own kingdom, or are we aligned with God’s purposes for our lives. 

Matthew 6:33 says, “But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right – the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. 

“All these things” include your healing, but the condition is that you must be a kingdom seeker. I’m not saying God won’t heal you if your life is not aligned with His purposes for your life. I am, however, saying that if you want to contend for your healing on the grounds of your purpose in life, you can only do so if you are actually living a life that God has called you to live. 

Understanding your purpose helps you see that your healing is not just for your benefit but for fulfilling God’s plan for your life. 

Years ago, early on in my career as a software developer, I started to experience frequent headaches and discomfort in my eyes. I soon figured out it was because of the amount of screentime I was exposed to. This was a serious problem for me, as my career and income depended on me spending a lot of time in front of a computer. 

Since I knew that God had called me at the time to be a software engineer, I asked God to take the headaches and discomfort in my eyes away on the grounds of my purpose. I was able to ask God to heal me because I was seeking His kingdom and I had aligned my life with His purpose. The headaches went away, and I was able to continue in my career without any issues, for which I give God all the glory!

15. Asking Friends & Spiritual Family For Prayer

The story of friends bringing their paralysed companion to Jesus for healing is a powerful demonstration of how faith can lead to miraculous outcomes, even when that faith belongs to others interceding on our behalf. 

This account is found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In Mark 2:1-12 and Luke 5:17-26, we read about a group of friends who, faced with the difficulty of getting their paralysed friend to Jesus through the crowded house, resort to lowering him through the roof. Jesus, seeing their faith, tells the paralytic that his sins are forgiven and heals him, allowing him to walk. This event highlights the significant role that the faith of others can play in our healing and breakthroughs, especially when our own faith might be faltering. 

This story is also a testament to the power of intercessory prayer and the importance of community in the journey of faith. As previously mentioned, in James 5:16 we are encouraged to “confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” This verse underscores the necessity of mutual support and prayer within the body of Christ. 

When we are struggling, whether it be with physical illness, emotional turmoil, or trauma that we need to work through, the prayers and faith of others can be a lifeline, bringing God’s healing and intervention into our lives. 

The story also teaches us about humility and the need to recognise our limitations. Asking for prayer and support from others is not a sign of weakness but a recognition of the collective strength found in the body of Christ. 

In Galatians 6:2, we are told to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

By allowing others to pray for us and stand with us in faith, we humble ourselves and acknowledge that we need each other. This openness creates an environment where God’s power can work through the unity and faith of believers. 

Therefore, in times of personal weakness, we should not hesitate to seek the prayers of others, trusting that their faith, combined with ours, can lead to the breakthrough we seek.

16. Sow A Seed

Sowing a seed can be a powerful act of faith that invites God’s miraculous intervention into your situation. In the book of Acts, we see Cornelius, a centurion known for his generosity and devotion to God. His acts of kindness and prayer came before the Lord as a sweet aroma, prompting an angelic visitation and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on his household (see Acts 10:4). Cornelius’ giving heart and his faithfulness in prayer were the seeds he sowed, which ultimately led to a divine breakthrough, not just for him, but for the Gentiles as a whole. This story exemplifies how our acts of generosity, can move the heart of God and open the door for the miraculous.  

Similarly, King David demonstrated the importance of sacrificial giving in 2 Samuel 24. When he sought to appease the Lord after a grave mistake, he intended to build an altar and offer sacrifices. Araunah, the owner of the land, offered it to David for free, but David insisted on paying for it, saying, “I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing” (2 Samuel 24:24). David understood that true sacrifice involves personal cost, and this principle highlights the depth of commitment required when sowing a seed in faith. David’s sacrifice, combined with the attitude of his heart, moved God and brought about the Lord’s favour, stopping the plague on Israel. 

I’m not suggesting you can buy your healing. I am, however, saying that sometimes we need to sow a seed to reap what we are contending for. Seed time and harvest is a law, and the spiritually mature know how to tap into this law when they themselves need a breakthrough in one area or another.

Declaration Prayer (Out Loud)

Heavenly Father, I come before you in the name of Jesus Christ, and I thank you that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. As Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].” 

I also thank you for what Jesus did for me on the cross. He was wounded for my transgressions. He was crushed because of my own wickedness. He received the penalty that was needed to obtain my well-being, and by His stripes I am healed. 

I cast off every form of unbelief and ask you to burn up with your Holy Spirit every root, fruit and seed of unbelief that I allowed. 

I now take up the authority you have given me (see Luke 10:19), and I command every form of sickness or disease to go. 

[Here you can be specific and speak to every form of sickness or illness or abnormality and command it to go, in Jesus’ name. You can also speak to every part of your body that needs healing, and command it to be healed]. 

I speak to every organ, every limb, every cell, every part of my body, and command it to function in the perfection which God created it to function. 

I declare that in the place of fear, I take up the shield of faith, with which I quench every fiery dart the enemy throws at me (Ephesians 6:16). I declare, in the name of Jesus Christ, no weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). 

I also declare, in the name of Jesus Christ, I will not be afraid of the terror of night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness (Psalm 91:5-7). I declare, in the name of Jesus Christ, even if a thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right, the danger will not come near me, because I have made the Lord Most High who is my refuge, my dwelling place (Psalm 91:7-9). 

I declare in the name of Jesus Christ that no evil will befall me, nor will any plague come near my tent (Psalm 91:10), and by the wounds of Jesus Christ I have been healed (Isaiah 53:5). Therefore, I prohibit any sickness in my body. 

When sickness persists, you can also bring it before our Heavenly Father in prayer:

Heavenly Father, I bring before you this judgement that is coming against me in the form of this sickness. It is directly opposing your Word that says there is no condemnation for me, and your Word that says by the wounds of Jesus Christ I am healed. I have taken up my authority and condemned it, and I have taken up my authority and commanded the sickness to go and for healing to manifest. In spite of this, this sickness wants to persist. I hand it over to you for judgement. 

Search my heart and show me where I am wrong. I will make right with you and man as your Holy Spirit leads me.

For additional healing prayers, be sure to check out Powerful Prayers for Healing: Overcoming Illness, Food Allergies, Restoring Relationships & More


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