Healing Line

Healing Line

Healing: Where Does it Start?

by Judith MacNutt
2018 Vol. 01

But when the kindness of God our Savior appeared He saved us, not because of righteous things that we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth, and renewal through the Holy Spirit Whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior. (Titus 3: 4–6)

The life that we have in God starts with His grace; it is all about grace.

Our dear friend Tommy Tyson repeated this to us. He said, “God’s purpose is to conform; to transform you to be like Jesus.” Our healing and transformation is to be in the here and now. He accomplishes this by the power of the Holy Spirit working within us.

When we talk about healing our past we are talking about the consequences of sin — sins that have been committed against us, and sins that we have committed. If we confess, aren’t our sins forgiven? Yes, but we still live with the consequences. At Christian Healing Ministries we call these the “wounds of sin.”

Before we can totally embrace the new we must deal with the old within us. When we come into the Kingdom of God and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior; we are only stepping into the Kingdom. We are not fully transformed yet; we are not healthy, we are not whole, we are not out transforming the world.

It is our destiny to walk in this world like Jesus did and to do what He did. We say we want newness of life, but we continue to think and act out of our old mindset. As Einstein said, “problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them.”

The truth is that what is not acknowledged cannot be healed. What you don’t consciously acknowledge and bring to God will remain in control of you. It may be just a small thing inside of you that controls you, but it is your go–to place every time you run into problems.

Do you remember what changed in the story of the prodigal son? He came to his senses. When he confessed to his father he said, “I have sinned, forgive me.”

When we come to God and acknowledge and embrace our brokenness and our sin, we come to our senses. We bring these things to the Holy Spirit and to one another for prayer in order to experience healing.

James 5:16: Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another that you might be healed.

Psalm 51:6 says, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part you will make me to know wisdom.

John 8:32 says, You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

We all have hidden issues, don’t we? To desire truth in your inward parts means there can’t be any hidden things that have not been brought to God. Being honest with ourselves and others takes less energy than trying to contain and control those things within you, or worry about being discovered, or living with the lies you believe about yourself. Most of us have done shameful things in our life, and most of us have had shameful things done to us; they will not be healed until they are brought into the truth of God and in His presence.

The Spirit of God will go after those lies within you, into those hidden parts, and bring healing and transformation.

Judith MacNutt Judith MacNutt is author, teacher, conference speaker and co–founder of CHM. 2018 Vol. 01