Why Christians Don’t Get Healed

Starting a new series on this blog ‘The Kingdom of God is at Hand’, with this first topic on Healing.

I am sorry to have to disappoint the naysayers, if it sounds like I am making a statement in the title that Christians don’t get healed. Christians do get healed, but there are some who don’t. For years, I have been asking the question why some don’t get healed, and have been seeking out the answers for it. Revisiting this again since the start of this year, I have finally found the revelation to ‘Why’.

The concept of healing has always intrigued me, and I always believed in the verses written in the bible about healing.

Recently I exchanged notes with a Brother who serves in ‘The Healing Rooms’ ministry, and I was glad to hear the insights from him confirmed the revelations that I got for this topic of healing.


R: Brother, when you minister to a person that needs healing, do you know the reasons why the person doesn’t get healed?

B: First, the person must be willing to receive healing and ready to seek God. Look at the healings Jesus did during His ministry, the person must seek and desire healing, as God will not force His will on anyone. The person needs to respond to Him in faith and God will reciprocate with healings.


R : So an open heart to seek God is one of the keys to healing, faith is just part of the equation.

B : Yes for sure. You know the word Salvation, the Greek word for that is SOZO, which means saved, healed and delivered. Healing and deliverance, is part of salvation working together. 


R : To be delivered, there are spiritual roots that causes blockages that need to be removed, in order to complete the healing. Do you agree that repentance from these issues is an important part of healing?

B : Yes, Repentance is the only thing that will bring transformation for a person. Many can confess and repent all they want, but if they don’t walk in holiness and in the Holy Spirit, the spiritual house isn’t swept clean. And when the spiritual house of a person, isn’t swept clean, Jesus said that the evil spirit will come back seven times stronger! (Matthew 12:45)

R : Yes I had that same understanding too from the verse in Matthew. Sanctification is needed to keep the healing and for everyone who calls themselves a true Christian.


R : There is this part in the Bible that is relevant too, about partaking in the Holy Communion, being that, examination of self / repentance is needed, if not people will fall sick and even die!

B : The part of partaking Holy Communion; if we are partaking it in an unworthy manner, we eat and drink of our own sins, that’s why it is written people still fall sick and died after partaking it as they did not discern the Body of Christ correctly. 

1 Corinthian 11: 27 – 32 (AMP)

‘So then whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord in a way this is unworthy [of Him] will be guilty of [profaning and sinning against] the body and blood of the Lord. But a person must [prayerfully] examine himself  [and his relationship with Christ], and only when he has done so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks [without solemn reverence and heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ], eats and drinks a judgement on himself if he does not recognise the body [of Christ]. That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason why many among you are weak and sick and a number sleep [in death]. But if we evaluated and judged ourselves honestly [recognising our shortcomings and correcting our behaviour] we would not be judged. But when we [fall short] are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined [by undergoing His correction] so that we will not be condemned [to eternal punishment] along with the world.’ 

R : Some will exclaim, “I didn’t sin! I have been very generous giving to others and have treated others very well.”

Now I think it is important that Christians have to be honest with themselves and see that we do fall short of the glory of God continually in some areas of our lives.

Hebrews 12:15 (AMP)

‘See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled.’

This verse says that any resentment springs up in a person, will defile a person. So if we have bitterness, we have some rejection, if we have unloving spirits towards an individual, if we have unforgiveness in our hearts, or that we hold something against others due to what they have done to us in the past. That root of bitterness will keep us from the blessing of God.

Repentance isn’t a bad word. Somehow it has been misunderstood that we only need to repent once when we are saved by Christ. Repentance isn’t sin consciousness, that produces condemnation. It is conviction.

After Repentance or conviction that we need to stop doing things that are not pleasing to God. Sanctification becomes an ongoing and continuous process as Christians, as we are told to examine ourselves continually if we are in the faith.

2 Corinthians 13 : 5 – 6 (AMP)

‘Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognise this about yourself that Jesus Christ in in you – unless you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit.’ 

Sanctification is how one’s life line up in obedience to the word of God.


R : I have heard from people before, “I prayed for healing, have full faith in it, and even had many people to pray for me, why am I still not healed?”

B : Sometimes it seems that God don’t answer prayers for healing. It is not due to lack of faith, but it’s simply His will for the person. We need to seek out what is the will of God exactly, to know what God says for that person.  I believe in predestination, look at the babies slaughtered during Herod’s time when he was looking for baby Jesus. How about the billions of babies aborted today? The bible says that it is better for them for their eyes have not seen evil and they are in a better place (Romans 9:11). Our fallen world is a suffering world, which is why Christ came to suffer and be crucified for our sakes, in order to redeem us.

R : Indeed Brother! We need to seek the Lord to know His will and only He is our Jehovah Rapha (Our God our Healer)!


The Lord always heals and it’s not that He is not willing to heal, but we need to know what is written in the word of God in regards to healing. And know the steps to take for a complete healing process. Having the faith to believe He heals is just an activation, but blockages that block the healing need to be taken out of the way through the process of deliverance. For some, healing can be immediate, for others, it will take time.

Subsequently, an individual needs to know what is needed on his/her part to keep the healing.

Praying works miracles, and knowing His will for the situation, how to pray and actions taken, will make the difference whether one can be healed, or can keep the healing.

P.S. Illnesses for Children are approached differently. Often the cause of illnesses in Children is generational, issues that are not resolved on the parent’s or grandparent’s end that are passed down to the children.

There are always God’s solutions to illnesses, we just need to seek Him to search it out!

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Who do you say I am?

This very question was asked by Jesus to Peter, in the book of Matthew.

Probably many Pastors and Christians with the knowledge of Christ written in the Bible will be able to answer the same way as Peter did, as his reply to Jesus was, “You are Christ, Son of the living God.”

What we hear from the leaders in Church or even read from the bible or books about God is termed as Knowledge. To put it simply Knowledge is the information or awareness gained through experience or education.

While Understanding is defined as knowing or realising the intended meaning or cause of something, it can also mean an intepretation or view of a particular thing.

It is said that Knowledge is greater than understanding, and one without another is incomplete.

I think this concept of Knowledge is greater than understanding can be applied over many things. However I realised that when it comes to making sense of this thing known as life, understanding is just as important.

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How do we apply knowledge and understanding to our own lives?

Case in point, when it comes to difficulties we experience through life, knowledge is not enough.

I might know that I am experiencing some form of difficulty or problem or even what caused it, but understanding will be more crucial here; why I am going through it?

Often we just see on the surface why we have to encounter a difficulty or trial in life.

When we analyse the situation from a logical perspective, it may be a consequence of an earlier decision we made. Also surrounded with well-meaning friends or relatives, who will remind us constantly, saying “It’s your own fault, you did this and that, you made the choice.”

Or it might be that we are participants of decisions that others selfishly make (i.e., in a family unit), or a victim of circumstances (we are just placed in that situation without any intervention of our own action).

If I take the regular church-goer Christian perspective of, “I am experiencing this, as God wants to humble me. Or that I need to count my blessings…” I would have just skimmed the surface of something deeper.

When I look deeper, I believe there is a purpose for difficulties and trials to change us to be a better person.


What if, it is more than just ME?

But what if, we took it a step further and see things from God perspective, everything we encounter a difficulty and trial, and ask this same question. “Who do I say He is?”

If I choose to see it simply, I think trials and difficulties fulfilled these 3 things;

1. Refine our characters

2. Build a greater revelation and understanding of God in our lives. This means to know God personally, as He can and will speak personally to address our problems and trials (this includes the solutions). Not just what is preached in the pulpits, or shared by others.

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3. Help us develop an identity of ‘who we are’ and ‘Whose we are.’

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It all comes down to our relationship and understanding of who God is; which translates to developing our identity of ‘Who we are in Christ’ and a greater revelation of God.

If we can seek God to refine us, and also come to an understanding of these things every time we face any difficulty. The purpose of these difficulties and trials would have fulfilled its purpose in our lives, and that’s when it will usher in the breakthroughs.

A life journey walking with God is not rocket science, it’s religion that complicates it. It is actually very simple, yet profound. I know this works, as I have experienced it in my life.

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It’s often our quest for knowledge that complicates, as I don’t need a theological degree to share all that. All it takes is time seeking Him.

Don’t resent your difficulty or trial either by shaking your fist towards God, and feel resentment towards Him for allowing the trial.

Instead, start asking yourself this question, “So who do I say He is?”

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It’s worth spending that 47 minutes of time to listen to this and think about how much of these Names of God you truly know and understand.

Click on this video below and listen to the lyrics in this song ‘Names of God’.

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A Walk of Gratitude down Katong Road

There are certain places that we go to that will bring back memories, and often we don’t have to travel very far.

Just early this afternoon, despite a sweltering hot day, I took the opportunity to park the car at 112 Katong, to take a stroll to Katong Shopping Centre to visit the Optometrist, then walk back to 112 Katong. This short walk evoked plenty of memories and feelings.

It brought back memories just barely 4.5 years ago when I was a regular in this neighbourhood and used to take Photo-walks. Katong have gone through some changes in that short 4.5 years.

In April 2013 the tired looking Red House Bakery was undergoing major refurbishment…

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Now, it seems to have been restored its former glory,

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The glimpse I had of the shophouses from the overhead bridge of Roxy Square in 2013 were deserted, looking dreary and old..

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Now, these shophouses have been given a new lease of life and likely are occupied by new tenants;

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Seeing these changes take took place these 4.5 years, is very much like a metaphor to how things have changed for me since the day that I took those photos in April 2013. My state in life in 2013 was rather similar to these old and tired buildings.

Taking this walk down Katong Road, I found my heart bursting with gratitude to God, as I knew that I have so much to be grateful to the Lord for. Life today is drastically different from my life in 2013 or anything before 2015 for that matter.

Life then in 2013 was a struggle, our family have sold our first home the year before and had to stay in alternative arrangements, which we had to call home for that season. It was hard to lose most of what we own. In retrospect, we needed to experience losing almost all that we own, to come to a point of trusting God wholeheartedly, and letting Him fully take over our lives and our will.

Spending these time in the ‘pit’ was necessary as it has been God’s training ground for me. What I chose to focus in the ‘pit’ helped to bring the breakthrough. I chose to minimise complaining and worship Him instead, to reflect, ‘What does God want me to learn out of this?’

Seeking God first and the Kingdom of God was pivotal during this time, as it is only through putting Him above all these things (providence, faith, security), these things will be added to me. It was a difficult choice but I decided that I needed to surrender all to Him fully, everything will be His will and none of mine. He can do what He want with me, just take care of my family. I really did not have any more expectations during those difficult times.

God really went out of His way to prove to me even in my doubt and unbelief, He will be faithful and He is a good God.

God knew the deep desires of my heart, as He has taken care of everything in my life. It is only when we come to a point of losing everything in our lives, before He is able to restore it fully for us. And when He does, it will be above and beyond what we can ask and think of!

September 2015, it has been the start of the turnaround for my family. And my family is totally bowled over by His great love and faithfulness time and time again. We have been staying in a rented home these past 2 years, and it has been a comfortable and peaceful sanctuary for the family.

Prophetically, 2017 in the Hebrew calendar year of 5777, is the year of Jubilee when all inheritances are returned and people are set free from everything which has bound them. Indeed, I can attest to this, we may have lost our home in 2012, but in mid 2017, we have officially bought a new place we can call our home! Something that I never dared to dream of since 2012, but only made possible by God.

2017 is indeed a year of restoration for my family.  On a personal note, I am reminded and restored to my calling for intercession as well.

What I have learnt during difficult times of my life, it is important to seek Him, stay in His presence daily, stay obedient to Him, stay humble always, and always chose to do the things that honour Him. Seek and Focus on His Kingdom and He will surely take care of all things for us. He is a good and loving Father, who like to give good gifts to His Children. If He cares for the birds and flowers, how much more will He care for us!

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So naturally, after sharing this happy milestone on this blog, I will be starting a new series in the next couple of months on the topic of Home Renovation and decorating my new home 🏠

And definitely more write-ups on Spiritual Walk and Faith in the coming days, as the Holy Spirit leads!

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