My dad had a million dollar question that burned within him: How do you let the Holy Spirit out? He knew the Holy Spirit was inside of him. He knew that he wanted to heal, but like many others, he didn't know how to let the Holy Spirit out. He asked our pastors but they didn't have the answer.
He heard about how David and Patricia Lage had gotten thousands of people activated to operate in the authority of Jesus and release the Holy Spirit's power.
He came back different; on fire if you will.
Now, that year the pollen counts were off the charts, due to an unseasonably warm winter. I normally didn’t have a problem with the pollens, but I started to experience bad seasonal allergies.
Miserable, the only relief I could find was in and air-conditioned and filtered air home.
Dad excitedly talked about the simplicity of healing.
I resisted because I held to ideas about healing and this just didn't fit.
Finally, dad grabbed my two hands like jumper cables, spoke not more than one sentence with intensity, and in seconds all symptoms of allergies left!
Healing Made Simple
My dad believed! He released the kingdom. It worked! It surpassed my barriers. It didn’t take hours of "healing the root" or getting rid of the "devil's right," it took one moment of believing.
"Jesus replied, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:20 Berean Study Bible
However, my heart was not truly won over by this simplicity until years later.
Two Things that Create Results:
The Lages do two main things that create effective Christians to release power, heal the sick, and cast out devils.
1. Go spirit first. How? They told my dad to loudly speak a command from his belly because Jesus said out of your belly will flow rivers of living water.
While it sounds quite funny, it actually works! Oftentimes it’s helpful to speak loudly because it helps us break out of our head, it requires boldness to get loud, and thus it helps us be convinced that the words we speak WILL happen.
Some may ask, "Can I speak quietly and get results?"
Yes! However, if I pray quietly because I’m afraid to get loud, it has already beat me. So practically, for most of us, getting loud is the quickest way to break out of our head into the spirit where the power flows.
When we put faith into action, supernatural God things happen:
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well." (Mark 16:17-18 Berean Study Bible)
They addressed the common “What about__?” questions that complicates healing that seem to be based in Scripture. Like what about Job? What about Paul’s thorn? What about Epaphroditus sickness or Timothy’s tummy? When the word of God is rightly divided in those passages, it no longer limits but frees. The devil is the limiter, not God. He has twisted the word of God since the beginning to dam people up from the river of God flowing.
While we can get activated to speak out of our spirit and see people healed, our theology filtered through our mind may stop us up later on.
When I got activated by the Lages, the Spirit of God within me superseded my doctrine and still worked for a short time via getting loud and bold. However, I made getting loud and bold the thing rather than faith in God, and it stopped working. I also held fast to limiting beliefs.
3 ½ years after the initial training with Lages, I got to a humble place and let go of my ideas on healing and started over. I changed from the inside out and embraced that simplicity. I surrendered and gave up trying to figure everything out. Healing got simple.
Surrender is how you sustain the things that creates results
Surrender is the heart that says, God, I just want You to live through me and move in me; whatever it takes I will do. Mean every word you say. Don't just mouth the words, "I surrender" but humble your heart. Focus on your core/belly area rather than your head area. It's more important to know Him than know every detail of every question. It's better to leave my blanks unfilled than to fill them in with lies.
"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself." (John 7:17 New American Standard Bible)
As you grow from this place of knowing the true Jesus and living a surrendered heart of humility you will accurately test things by what I call the Jesus litmus test: if it doesn’t look like the Jesus we have in the gospels, let alone glorified, victorious, resurrected unlimited Jesus, don’t accept it. Even if I don’t have the details filled in of why or how in that moment, through the Jesus litmus test, it becomes clear; even a child can spot an idea that doesn't look like their Big Bro Jesus.
If I stay steadfast as I believe on Jesus and do not compromise to accept the wrongly divided word, it will free me to walk as Jesus did and even more than Jesus. The scriptures reveal Jesus. I can study them like a Pharisee and have no life or I can come to Him and have "LIFE!"
Four Things to Start Doing Today:
Surrender. Some of you may fight this and say, "I already have." But if the fruit is showing otherwise, humbling yourself may be uncomfortable but useful.
Seek truth, even if it means to give up everything. This is a lifetime thing not just a one-time event. Count the cost (grand reveal: it's terrifying at times but so worth it!)
Today, to start with, find three people that need to be healed. Give a short command in a bold fashion for their healing. If you don’t manifest results, ask God what you need to do to change and then put it into practice
Do you have a particular “What about___?” that would be helpful to search out? Go and do it now. Don't settle for the answer that makes sense, but really makes the Jesus litmus test and where you recognize truth in your spirit.
Did you do it? Let me know in the comments section.
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