Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hand on every one of them and healed them. Luke 4:40

When we observe the ministry of Jesus through the written word, we see that healing was an integral part of what Jesus did in terms of ushering in the Kingdom of God. There is not a person who came to Jesus for healing that was turned away. He healed all that came to Him for healing.

Therefore, we know it is in the heart of God to heal people. Why some get healed in this lifetime and others are still waiting for it is not for us to figure out. Our job and privilege is follow in the footsteps of Jesus and do likewise.

The prophetic word often plays a vital role in the healing process. The words Jesus spoke were life-giving. He often declared healing over people. Sometimes he did things that seemed to make no sense to us, but Jesus just did what He saw the Father doing.

The way God uses our prophetic gifting is often in line with how He has shaped us. I am the same person when I am prophesying over people, engaged in healing people, or bringing inner healing and deliverance. If I am part of a particular ministry, I may do things in such a way that honors the ministry and their protocol. However, I am following Holy Spirit and being sensitive to His leading. There is no magic formula.

God loves to see people healed. He loves to use us in the process. There is no reason why people should not experience the love of Jesus when we are ministering healing to them, regardless of whether they receive what they come for. As we minister to them, the Lord may speak to us prophetically or use our prophetic gifting to bring about healing. This should not surprise us. We may see an image or get a word of knowledge. How we partner with Holy Spirit in this process is important. I am not going to speak to the specifics of this in detail.

In this month there will be examples of how God uses the prophetic word to heal people. The way He directs us is not always the way we expect. Sometimes the outcome is not what we expect. Sometimes we do exactly what we sense Holy Spirit directing us to do and we don’t get the result we expect. This does not mean we have missed it.

There is power in our words. We have the privilege to speak life over people. We have the privilege to speak life into people. We have the joy of partnering with our Savior Jesus Christ to see that He gets everything that He paid for.

By Ralph Veenstra