Things to Remember When Seeking Divine Healing (George Jeffreys)

George Jeffreys (28 February 1889–26 January 1962) was one of greatest evangelists of the 20th Century, and who had a powerful healing ministry that spread across the United Kingdom. In his book Healing Rays, Jeffreys provided some points for people who are seeking divine healing to consider:

“That the state of your spiritual life can easily affect the condition of your body; therefore see that your spiritual life is nourished by prayer, and the reading of God’s Word.

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. (James 5:13)

This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. (Psalm 119:50)

That healing, like salvation, is all of grace, therefore do not consider your own worthiness.

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)

That you should not worry over your little faith, but consider the greatness of the Divine Physician.

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. (Luke 17:6)

That you must not be discouraged if not immediately healed. Yours might be a gradual recovery.

Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. (John 4:52)

That due attention must be given to the laws of health as to food, hygiene, bodily exercise, and rest.

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes… I am the Lord that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:26)

That a cheerful heart is a tonic to yourself and to others, therefore cultivate a happy disposition.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. (Proverbs 17:22)

That God is glorified and His works made manifest when the supernatural is in evidence.

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in Him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. (John 9:3-4)

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed on Him. (John 2:11)

Hindrances in the Way of Healing (George Jeffreys)

George Jeffreys (28 February 1889–26 January 1962) was one of greatest evangelists of the 20th Century, and who had a powerful healing ministry that spread across the United Kingdom. In his book Healing Rays, Jeffreys attempted to share from the Scriptures some hindrances to divine healing.

Unbelief:

But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. (Mark 6:4-6)

Seeking healing for self-gratification:

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3)

Being guilty of personal sins:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. (Psalm 66:18)

Why Are Not All Healed at Healing Services? Is It Due to a Lack of Faith?

George Jeffreys (28 February 1889–26 January 1962) was one of greatest evangelists of the 20th Century, and who had a powerful healing ministry that spread across the United Kingdom. In his book Healing Rays, Jeffreys attempted to address the question of why not all people were healed at his healing services.

Question:

Why are some of the people who seek healing at your revival and healing campaigns not healed?

Answer:

There are many reasons such as are mentioned in the next answer. All were not healed in the days of the Lord.

And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. (Mark 6:5-6)

Question:

Do you attribute failure on the part of those who are not healed to lack of faith?

Answer:

We do not attribute all failures to the lack of faith. There might be other reasons why people are not healed. Hindrances in the lives of seekers, and unwillingness to obey the commandments of the Lord, can hinder the work of healing. Again some are allowed to suffer for disciplinary and other purposes.