Those who wish themselves to be sick cannot be healed even by God.
This is a strange question, â€œdo you want to be healed?â€ Jesus asked this question before healing people. He particularly asked this question to the paralyzed man lying by the side of the pool for thirty eight years. I wondered why Jesus asked this strange question to people who come to him for healing. I did not know the answer. Then, I looked at myself and found the answer within me.
There are many habits in me which need healing. I pray to Jesus for healing with my lips, but deep within my heart I do not want to part with those strongholds. The reason is that the habits have taken roots in me as a form of defense mechanism. I can easily blame the system, for my laziness rather than confronting my laziness. If I confront my laziness, I have to wake up early, work harder and relax less. I donâ€™t want to do that, because I will lose my present complacency.
So, I play a hypocritical double game. I pray, â€œJesus, heal me from laziness,â€ without meaning what I speak. Jesus sees my heart. He is the truth. He confronts me, â€œJacob, do you really want to be healed?â€
Habits are the end results of mind games. We are playing games. Under cover, we blame our parents, spouses, siblings, neighbors and friends for our failures. We are the reason for our failure. We are not facing the ugly and stinking aspect of our lives.
If we really and truthfully look into our minds, we will see one thing; we all play hypocritical games with our minds. Jesus faces us upfront and asks directly to our soul, â€œReally, do you want to be healed?â€
In India, I saw a beggar. He lived in a nearby village. He had big bandages tied around his legs. He wore dirty clothes. He will give a sick look, and then ask for money. One day my brother saw him having a bath in a nearby river. After the bath he washed his clothes. Then he did a strange thing, he sprayed dirt and dust on his clothes and body. He tied huge bandages around his legs. He then took his begging bowl and limped towards the village square to beg.
This beggar is the typical example of a man who has mastered the mind game of sick-role. He had no physical sickness, but he is sick in his soul. He doesnâ€™t want to be healed. Sick-role is his way of earning livelihood with out working.
We are all like that beggar and that is why Jesus is struggling to heal us. We are sitting in the village square with our begging bowl. We play sick-role. We play victim-role. We play poor-me role. We play holy-me role. We play unending roles.
The Lord is fed up with our sick games. Still, Jesus doesnâ€™t give up on us. He is asking â€œDo you want to be healed?â€
– – – written by Dr. Jacob C Tony
4 thoughts on “Do You Want To Be Healed?”
I understand every word that you’re saying! But how do I force myself not be hypocritical! It’s killing me! Every time I pray to god to heal me I mean it for a max of 2 days then I’m back to old rotten me! I can’t put the effort to change although I keep trying and failing! I’ve been failing for the longest period of my life. I start things and I never continue! I put too much effort until I’m so sick of it then I stop, and I pray again with my lips and heart but it doesn’t work! I need Jesus to control me I can’t do it myself and I asked him to force me to change but it’s not working either! What do I do now?! I’m 25 and I’m growing older so fast and I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything in mylife because of my laziness and because I’m always afraid of changes! I need help!
I want to be healed. I have ME or CFIDS. Only pwer of Holy Ghost can change us.
Only by brokennes, death on teh Cross. Not in our own natural strength like straw, which will fail. I surrender myself wholly to God; if I say commitment to God I shall fail, though self control is a spiritual fruit. I pray God would move, reign supreme on our lives, beings and consciencces – in confession and repentence. We no longer belong to ourselves – Father guard us from flesh sins, demonic whispers, wordly temptations; Jesus our Saviour may we know Your love for us like a brother, may we know the reality of your sacrifice, price-paid, death for us, this day; Holy Spirit comfort and counsel us, give us fresh revelation like manna from Your Word; S/Word that cannot be added to, nor dettracted from without punishments, lest we make a different Lord
I want to be healed. I have stage 4 hemorrhoids and it’s killing me in the past few years of my life. I am in extreme physical pain while I’m writing this. I’m afraid of losing my job and my life because of this. I can’t walk or make any single movements because of pain. I want to be healed. But, it’s hard to battle with human nature to sin. I can’t be perfect and not sin to be healed. I already accepted my condition. I will still hope to be healed even when I’m already dying.
HEAL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been praying for a decade now!!!! HEAL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!if your word is true then why do you tolerate watching me in pain!!!!!!