Yesterday, we prayed for a man who had Chrone’s (not sure about spelling). Apparently he had it for most of his life. We asked him his pain level at the moment. “I’m always in pain. Right now it’s about a six.” We prayed and asked his pain level. “It’s better but I’m always in pain.” As we prayed a few more times, I noticed he kept saying, “There is always pain.”
Sometimes we can walk in a situation for such a long time, we come to think it’s normal. We began to partner with the pain. Here are a few examples:
Childbirth must be painful.
Menstrual cycles are uncomfortable.
As you get older, aches and pains are normal.
Divorce is inevitable.
I will always live in poverty.
These are lies we have partnered with and so when it happens, we just accept it.
There was a woman in the Bible who had dealt with a spirit of infirmity for 18 long years. By the time she encountered Jesus, news of who He was and the miracles that accompanied Him, surely had reached this woman. Yet standing in His presence, she did not asked to be healed. She had partnered with a lie that this was simply who she was, “the bent over woman”.
But Jesus saw a daughter of Abraham afflicted by the devil. While she may have accepted her condition as normal, Jesus did not. “Woman, thou art loosed,” Jesus declared. That word loosed means divorced. We must divorce ourselves from the lies that says pain is normal, poverty is our fate, unhappiness is my life. No, brothers and sisters, “You are loosed.”
So after we prayed for this gentlemen a couple of times, we reminded him that He was a son. We told him the pain was illegal, not his fate, and being in constant pain was not who he was called to be. We commanded the pain to go in Jesus name. His pain level went down to a zero.
What lie have you partnered with that prevents you from walking in the fullness of what God has for you? Divorce yourself from any lie that says constant pain, poverty, loneliness, sickness, inadequacy, less than, behind the eight ball is who you are. Marry the truth that you are whole, healed, rich, sufficient, victorious and then pray and believe accordingly.
“On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”
Luke 13:10-13 NIV