Many people who get prayed over by pastors or ministry workers, get miraculously healed or find their condition improving significantly.
However, one mistake that they commonly make after receiving their healing is that they go back to their old ways and habits.
Consequently, they may find their condition eventually getting worse than their original sickness.
In John 5, we see the Lord Jesus Christ warning the man whom He had healed at the Pool of Bethesda: “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.” (John 5:14; NLT)
We don’t know what happened to this man eventually, but his immediate response was interesting: “The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.” (John 5:15; NIV).
You see, the man didn’t keep just quiet about the fact that he had received healed from God, but he seemed to have been so grateful, that he went around openly testifying about God’s goodness to him.
Psalm 118:17 (KJV) says “I shall not die, but live, and DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD.” (emphasis added, and note what the Psalmist promised to do on recovery)
Have you recently been healed by God? If so, are you actively sharing with others what the Lord has done for you?
Or have you been keeping quiet because, shortly after receiving your healing, your focus has shifted to the pleasures of the world?
REPENT! “Or something even worse may happen to you”
Above: Pool of Bethesda (Source: Christian Mission for the Deaf)