God’s blessing/healing comes with a guarantee of perfection. (Matthew 14:34-36; John 5:5, 8-9; Mark 5:34; Luke 17:19; Mark 8:22-25)
In the above passages, we find Jesus healing several people with different conditions, among them, a woman with twelve years of constant bleeding, a blind man, the leper, a man who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years, and several other people who touched the hem of His garment and were healed. We also find a recurring theme: “perfectly whole”. Everyone that Jesus heals can be sure of one truth: it is a forever healing. In other words, God’s blessing is a lifetime warranty.
What if God’s Blessing on Me is Incomplete?
However, when we receive a blessing of healing from God, we must take care not to lapse into sin in such a way as to constantly dwell in sin; or else, something worse might happen (see Matthew 12:43-45; John 5:14). This does not mean that God takes away the blessing, but that Satan finds an excuse, an opening, through which to launch an attack. I must also remind you that receiving God’s blessing/healing does not make one immune to troubles/challenges of life, even when they don’t live in sin (see Miracle Lessons #12). Nevertheless, in itself, God’s blessing/healing is a complete package. When it seems incomplete, wait on Him, for it simply means that He’s not finished with you yet. This we can see from the story of the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-25); who, after Jesus had touched him, still could not see clearly. Although the man’s sight improved (he was no longer completely blind), yet his healing was not complete until He got a second touch from the Lord. This reminds me of the promise, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” – Philippians 1:6, NLT. This cuts across every aspect of our lives.
How Am I Sure That This Is God’s Blessing?
“The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches and He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]” – Proverbs 10:22, AMP. Satan also gives “blessings”. The blessings from the evil one include everything that contradicts our faith – a job offer with a compromise on integrity, a gift that we really need but one which has a condition of committing sin, and any other “breakthrough” that requires us to lower our Christian standards. A saying goes, “When God opens a door, the devil opens seven others.” That is not to be taken literally, of course. It’s just one way to explain how much the devil wants to deceive us. Jesus said, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give [you] a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10, NLT. If the devil ever gives you a gift, he does so in order to take more from you than he gave to you. Therefore, we must choose to cultivate the patience to wait for God’s blessing, and never settle for anything less.
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I was around 5 when, I am strongly convinced, I first heard the distinct voice of God. But, not until I was 11 (2002) did I have a personal encounter with Him. I was in my room that night, about to pray before bed, when I saw a revelation of how filthy my heart was. I didn't argue with God that I was too young to have such amount of filth ('cause I believed I was a 'good boy,' by human standards, at least). I simply cried uncontrollably in brokenness of heart - "The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God" (Psalm 51:17) - and He didn't.
Still crying uncontrollably, I left my room and went to the living room, where my parents were watching the nightly news on TV. After I managed to tell them about the revelation I saw, my sweet mum took me to her room and led me to Christ. I got saved that night. And 6 years later, I discovered my purpose and assignment on earth, which is raising up men and women to be godly, and teaching them the simplicity of Christianity. More than a decade later, I am still fulfilling that purpose to His glory. Hallelujah!