I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. Exodus 23:29-30
Being a Word of Faith church, we are well aware that we can receive healing through the prayer of faith (Mark 11:24). There is also a powerful corporate anointing at work when the church gathers together because Jesus told us in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in the midst of them”. In other words, where Jesus is, death turns Into life and resurrection (John 11:25), weakness becomes strength, little becomes much, and in His presence is fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Obviously, we want everyone to receive instantaneous, complete healing all the time, however you don’t have to have an instantaneous manifestation or feel something tangibly happening in your body to know God is healing you.
For example, the moment you partake of Communion in faith, the healing process has begun in your body. The majority of people receiving healing are not receiving instantaneously. As people sit under the Word building their faith, they were healed gradually by the Lord as they partook of His ordained channel through which we can receive His supernatural life and health and that is through Communion or they continued to stand in faith until the manifestation came.
I think many times teachings on faith actually puts pressure on people to believe they have to receive complete healing the moment they were prayed for. But truthfully, most don’t receive that way because many times our faith is not at that level but that doesn’t mean we can’t receive our healing. And we know that the gift of healing operates as the Spirit wills (1 Corinthians 12:11) and not as man wills. When it comes to Communion, there is NO pressure.
Each time you partake in faith, you receive a measure of healing and get better and better. It’s so easy to get impatient and want the Lord to drive out all our enemies immediately. Read our text scripture again and notice what the Lord said to the children of Israel as they were preparing to enter the promised land. LITTLE BY LITTLE. LITTLE BY LITTLE.
We don’t face today the enemies that Israel did. But our enemies might be different kinds of sickness and diseases. Whatever it is, don’t be discouraged. The symptoms might still be there even though you have prayed in faith and have partaken of Communion. But you need to keep taking Communion. The manifestation of your healing is coming. The enemy is being driven out of your life. Your healing might not be taking place as quickly as you would like it to. But it is taking place. So, DON’T GIVE UP. Thank God for His faithfulness.