B. 1 John 5:14-15 (AMP)—The Importance of Knowing God’s Will
And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him:
[we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement
with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. And if (since) we [positively] know that He
listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that
we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.
1. We must eliminate any uncertainty concerning God’s will for us to be healed.
2. We must no longer use the faith-destroying phrase, “if it be thy will” where healing is concerned.
3. Faith for healing stops at the question mark.
4. Faith for healing begins where the will of God is known.
5. Taken from Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth:
a. “Before anyone can have a steadfast faith for the healing of their body, they must be rid of all uncertainty concerning God’s will in the matter. Appropriating faith cannot go beyond one’s knowledge of the revealed will of God. Before attempting to exercise faith for healing, one needs to know what the Scriptures plainly teach, that it is just as much God’s will to heal the body as it is to heal the soul.”
b. “It is only by knowing that God promises what you are seeking, that all uncertainty can be removed and a steadfast faith is made possible. His promises are each a revelation of what God is eager to do for us. Until we know what God’s will is, there is nothing to base our faith on."
c. “The first step toward being healed is the same as the first step toward salvation, or any other blessing that God promises; that is, for the sick person to know what the Bible clearly teaches, that it is God’s will to heal until one has lived out the allotted span of life. Each individual sufferer must be convinced by the Word of God that his or her healing is the will of God; for it is impossible to have real faith for healing as long as there is the slightest doubt as to it being God’s will."
“It is impossible to boldly claim by faith a blessing which we are not certain that God offers, because the power of God can be claimed only where the will of God is known. For instance, it would be next to impossible to get a sinner to ‘believe unto righteousness’ before you had fully convinced him that it was God’s will to save him. Faith begins where the will of God is known. Faith must rest on the will of God alone, not on our desires or wishes. Appropriating faith is not believing that God can—but that He will. Those who claim to believe in healing, but say one word in favor of it and ten words against it, cannot produce faith for healing."
“When God commands us to pray for the sick, He means us to pray with faith, which we could not do if we did not know His will in the matter. Until a person knows God’s will, they have no basis for faith, because faith is expecting God to do what we know is His will to do.”
d. “When we know it is His will, it is not difficult for us to believe that He will do what we are sure He wants to do.”
e. “There can be no appropriation by faith until we know what God has provided for us."
Pastors George and Terri Pearsons, KCM, 10 DAYS OF HEALING