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.

God Heals Instantaneously As Well As Gradually

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 whether God heals instantaneously as well as gradually.

Question:

Are we correct in concluding that God heals gradually as well as instantaneously?

Answer:

The gifts of healing are amongst the nine miraculous gifts that are distributed to the Church of the Holy Spirit. The word healing suggests a gradual recovery, and many are restored in this way. Another among the nine gifts is the working of miracles, which suggests and immediate Divine interposition, so that a person is instantaneously healed. In our Lord’s own ministry there were these two kinds of healings.

Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 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. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. (John 4:50-53)

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. (Luke 17:14)

And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. (Luke 5:12-13)

Physician Prays and Anoints His Patient with Oil – Tumour Disappears!

One remarkable case of healing was shared by Dr A.J. Gordon in his book Ministry of Healing (and recounted by the late evangelist George Jeffreys in his book Healing Rays), involving a renowned physician anointing one of his patients with oil according to James 5, and in answers to his prayer, she was healed of tumour.

“I had under my professional care a Christian lady, with a tumour which confined her almost continuously to her bed in severe suffering. All remedies were unavailing, and the only human hope was the knife: but, feeling in my heart the power of the promise, I one morning sat down by her bedside, and taking up the Bible, I read aloud God’s promise to His believing children: ‘And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him’. I then asked her if she would trust the Lord to remove this tumour and to restore her to health, and to her missionary work. She replied, ‘I have no particular faith about it, but am willing to trust the Lord for it’. I then knelt and anointed her with oil in the Name of the Lord, asking Him to fulfil His own word. Soon after I left, she got up and walked three miles. From that time the tumour rapidly lessened, until all trace of it at length disappeared.”

The Purpose of Miracles and Healings (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 provide an explanation for the purpose of miracles and healings.

It is evident to the careful reader of the Gospels that miracles and healings served more than one purpose. They were not only given to attest the ministry of our Lord and those He had appointed, but they were instrumental in attracting people to Christ and in encouraging faith. Let us take some instances in the Gospel of John. In chapter 2, verse 11, we read, “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believe on Him”. In verse 23 of the same chapter we read, “Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did”. Nicodemus, in chapter 3, referred to our Lord’s miracles and the inference is that they were partly the means of bringing him to Christ. In chapter 6, verse 2, we are told, “And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased”. It was the miracles of the loaves and fishes that drew forth the following testimony from those who stood near, “This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world”. It was the miracles that made people conclude that Jesus was the Christ, for they said, in chapter 7, verse 31, “When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles that these which this Man hath done?” In chapter 11, verse 45, we read of many Jews believing, after seeing the things which Jesus did. It was the miracle of the raising of Lazarus from the dead that made the Jews of chapter 12, verse 11, believe on Jesus, and again it was the miracle that brought more people into contact with Him according to the 18th verse.

Healed of Hyperthyroid and High Blood Pressure (Testimony)

Lighthouse Evanglism conducts miracle services every Saturday, and the following testimony was published in the church’s weekly newsletter (please click here for the full testimony; a summarised version is reproduced below):

When Michelle Ong was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with two serious sicknesses, hyperthyroid and high blood pressure. The doctor told her, “There’s no medical cure for your conditions. You’ve to take medication for life.” She did not feel good about taking her medicine. She felt as if she was a drug addict and something was controlling her. Whenever she did not take her medicine, she would experience headaches, feel lousy and become sleepy. On top of these, she was unable to focus or concentrate on her studies.

Michelle stopped taking her medication after three years. As a result, she had frequent headaches and mood swings. She became irritable and lost her temper easily. Doctor warned her of the long-term effects and possible consequences if she stopped taking her medication. She might even suffer throat cancer, stroke or blindness. When she heard the gloomy prognosis, she became fearful. But she still decided to lay off her medication because she did not want to experience the side effects.

Five years later in 2000, Michelle suffered acute migraine headaches frequently. By then, she was already working. Whenever a migraine struck her, it would be a terrible experience for her. Her nerves would be numb and she would see zigzag lines. Besides, she would also experience acute pain which lasted a whole week. She had to switch off the light and hide herself in a pitch-dark environment.

Other symptoms came into the picture. Due to her hyperthyroid condition, she had irregular menses (only three to four times a year), bulging, bloodshot eyes, rapid hair loss and tremors. She also experienced stiffness on the right side of her body, indicative of an impending stroke. She was fearful and had low self-esteem. She was so fearful that she dared not confide her problems to her loved ones. She also did not want to go through a complete medical examination because she feared death.

In desperation, Michelle decided to trust God more fully. However, along the way, she wavered in her faith. Nevertheless, she still kept faith with God, no matter how discouraging her condition was.

In 2008, she plucked up enough courage to see a doctor. He suspected that she had throat cancer and diabetes. Fear gripped her and she felt hopeless. She began to think what would happen to her if she were to contract cancer. She lost faith in God and sought natural or herbal remedies to cure herself. She also became a workaholic so that she would not have the time to think about the eventuality of being crippled by her sicknesses.

In January 2014, God spoke to Michelle that it was time for her to move on and led her to Lighthouse Evangelism. God also told her to go to the Miracle Service. Although she was a little fearful, He told her to be faithful and just be there.

When she was listening to the testimonies at the Miracle Service, she said to God, “I want to be on the stage to testify that You’re the One Who heals me, sets me free and restores me to wholeness.” At that moment, her eyes welled with tears because the presence of God was so strong and she was so touched by His love. She could not comprehend why God loved her so much.

Michelle kept coming to the Miracle Service week after week without fail and decided one day that 20 years of torment was enough. She put her whole faith in God, came to the Miracle Service faithfully and prayed to God in her own private time. From then on, although she was not healed immediately, many wonderful things happened to her progressively.

Michelle came to the point where she wanted to go for a full body checkup. August 5, 2015 is the date she will remember for the rest of her life. The doctor gave her a full body checkup as requested, but the test for hyperthyroid was not included. She requested her doctor for it, but he said to her, “Why? You don’t have bulging eyes, your neck is not swollen and you’re not trembling. Neither do you’ve high blood pressure. So why waste your money?”

Michelle pleaded with her doctor, “Never mind, Doctor. I just want to have peace of mind. Please check me for hyperthyroid.”

She went through the test and obtained the result on August 11. The result clearly confirmed that she had no hyperthyroid. On top of this great news, she also confirmed that all the other symptoms she experienced – irregular menses, rapid hair loss, tremors, stiffness on the right side of her body and migraine headaches – were gone. Besides this, she is no longer a workaholic and her fear and low self-esteem are gone for good.