If someone is diagnosed with a disease and told they will have to go through all sorts of treatments to be healed. What is the next step? Well that would all depend on where your faith level is. If this person is someone who believes that healing was just for the days when Jesus walked on the earth, then their next step would be to go to a doctor for their healing.
If this person is someone who believes the bible is still for today not just a history book, and that everything the bible says is true, then they would go to the Lord and start thanking Him for the healing that is already there.
Now for the question. If you are a Christian and you say you believe in healing but yet you turn to a doctor (which there is nothing wrong with doctors) for your healing, then you have given power over to the doctor to heal you, and made your belief in healing from the LORD of no effect. So the credit would be given to your doctor. Are you shocked by the answer? This is how God revealed this to me. I was shocked as well.
While watching a commercial about a lady who was diagnosed with cancer and told she only had 2 months to live, she went home ready to die, but then her sister called a facility and got her in there and now she is cancer free for 3 years, and she says she owes this facility and their staff her life, that they saved her life. My first thought was thank God, and why is she not giving Him the credit? That is when God showed me, that sometimes their faith to be healed is not in Him, so therefore He can do nothing to help them, so give the credit to whom they placed their faith.
If you believe that God's word is true, then His word says that He loved you so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for all diseases, illnesses, sickness, sin. Not just some but for all. So He already let His Son suffer and die for whatever the enemy tries to put on you. So our part is to thank Him for our healing before anyone ever tries to speak disease on us. This is just another tool of Satan's, another way of getting into your mind so that he can get your mind off of what God says in His word. Satan is the father of all lies. God's word is truth. Jesus is the Word. AMEN!
God's word says you were healed. Not you are going to be healed but that you were healed. You were healed before you ever had the first symptom. You were healed before you were ever even thought about being born. You were healed because God first loved you before you were ever born, before you could love Him.
1 Pet 2 v 24.....who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed....
IS 53 v 5.....But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was brused for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed....
And then my personal favorite scripture my friend Linda gave me when the enemy tried to speak unspeakable things over me....
IS 54 v17...."No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me, says the LORD."...
Who says no weapon formed shall prosper, MY FATHER SAYS SO. AMEN! My Father showed me that He is not just a big God in heaven who created the universe and all that is in it, but He is a loving Father, a loving Daddy, who will not let His child be threatened. He says in this scripture that every tongue which rises against you in judgment shall be condemned. This tells me, that every report that someone tries to put on me that is not in agreement with what He says is a lie from satan and shall be condemned. He doesn't say in this scripture that no weapon will form, He says that if it tries to form against me it shall be condemned, it shall not prosper in the way it has set out to attack me.
This may be a little strong for some who may be dealing with a sickness right now, but the truth is the truth. There is nothing wrong with putting your faith in a doctor if you do not have enough faith to believe that you are already healed. But give credit where credit is due.
If you turn to a doctor, someone you have never met before, someone you have no relationship with, and let them put drugs into your body to heal you, then that is where you have placed your faith. That is allright if you have enough faith in those drugs and this person to heal you.
On the other hand, if you believe in your Father who loves you so much that He sent His Son to die on the cross for that disease already, if you have a relationship with your Father. If you have faith in Him and what His word says about your healing, then place your faith there and thank Him for the healing that already exists, you were healed by His love for you. Give Him all the glory and the praise for your healing.
Here is the deal wherever you put your faith, then stand by it. Do not be like a boat tossed around on a windy surf, being tossed to and fro. Where there is no stability in you. Do not be double minded on a subject as important as your healing. You must know before you are ever attacked by the enemy where you will place your faith.
James 1 v 6-8....But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the LORD; he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways....
To be double minded is to be like a soul divided in two. There will always be conflict between the two. You can not have complete faith in either way. Therefore you give your enemy the upper hand. The word tells us in this scripture that if we are double minded, if we do not have the faith to believe then do not expect to receive anything from the LORD. So your best bet would be placed in the doctor.
This is not always an easy subject to talk on, as when you know people who are fighting satan with an illness that he has tried to put on them, you do not want to confuse them.
So simply put, let me say it like this. If you are comfortable with your faith being placed in your doctor, then stick to it. You trusting in the doctor is not saying you do not love the LORD. You are not denying the LORD because you have faith in your doctor. Like I said before, there is nothing wrong with doctors, doctors are a good thing.
I encourage you to get into the word and let your mind be renewed by what He says you have, and not what the world says you have.
PS 103 v 3-4....Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction....
This verse tells us, He has redeemed us from destruction of sin and ALL diseases. Why is it so easy to believe that He has redeemed you from your sins, but you have a hard time believing that He has already redeemed you from ALL diseases as well? The words are all written in the same bible. The same bible that tells you, that you are forgiven, tells you also that you are healed. They are all God's words.
STAY IN THE WORD!