The Bible Speaks To The Sick and Those Who Pray For Them
This is the first volume of the How To Pray For The Sick And See Them Recover Series. It is available for the Amazon Kindle (.mobi) and in paperback.
How To Pray For The Sick Volume 1 works directly with the biblical text to develop a solid foundation upon which to build a healing prayer ministry. It is followed by to How To Pray For The Sick Volume 2 where a methodology for developing a team ministry to heal the sick is practically developed. Every ministry, profession and job, needs both teaching and training. One of the ministries of Heart Communications is to bring the healing ministry into all Christian churches, regardless of denomination.
How To Pray For The Sick speaks to the person who seeks healing and the one who seeks to learn to pray for the sick. While there are many quick miracles of healing, this is not always the case. Many healings are blocked for a myriad of reasons. The Bible shows us most of these reasons. Rarely is a healing thwarted because of lack of faith of the sick person.
Healing comes to the sick, by God, in diverse and unique ways. There is not one way to heal the sick. God can repeat himself. God can do new things. Jesus told us we would do greater things than he did. This means there are more and different ways miracles will come through us as we do his works. There is not a correct method. The Lord has a unique plan of healing for each individual. Like Elisha we first try what we know. It might heal the sick. But if it doesn’t, we must know how to listen to the Lord for his special plan. Or, we must listen to the Lord and discern what is blocking the healing the Lord seeks to release.
Reviews on Amazon.com
1. David Root, www.LayHands.com (2004): 5 out of 5 stars "I own a draft version of Sybil's manuscript, which contains both Volume I and Volume II. I have highly recommended it on my website for its practical teachings on all aspects of praying for the sick. Over the years I have read many Christian books and articles on divine healing and laying hands on the sick and praying for the sick, but Sybil's manuscript is one of my absolute favorites because it is packed with valuable and practical instruction, as well as many personal experiences that she has had over the years. May the Lord greatly bless you as you step out in faith, sharing the Gospel and praying for the sick!"
2. 5 Stars "Sybil A. Bissell is a clearly anointed teacher involved in healing ministry. This first part (to a two part series) discusses effective ways to minister healing. What is particular in Bissell's teaching is the understanding of the "power of God." Looking at verses talking about the "power" being present and departing from Jesus, Bissell takes healing to be felt. In this respect, healing either will or will not happen. There is no need to claim healing and "walk in faith." The power of God is either present or not. The person will either be healed or won't be. And since this power is required, much reliance on the Holy Spirit is required. Power will only come from the Spirit; and thus, we must relinquish control to His moving. This book helps us understand the gift of healing, healing ministry, and the movement of the Spirit. Bissell has helped me learn the great need to follow the Spirit and the many ways the Spirit can be blocked (both from the prayer and the prayee) from moving in power. A listening ear to the Holy Spirit is a necessity to healing and this work gives us insight into how the Spirit has moved in the past to help give us instruction on how He could be leading us in our own lives. If anyone wants to grow in healing, this book is a must!
Hope my review helps your selection process! Feel free to look at my other blogs to see reviews of more Christian books. Thank you and God bless!"
3. 5 Stars "I have been to many healing prayer conferences and have heard some great speakers. And having experienced some miraculous healing in my own life, I wondered if I could possibly learn anything else that I didnt' know already from reading this book. But the author has amazing insights and teachings which are based on scripture. It not only inspires and builds faith that miracles still do happen today, but it also encourages you to seek out your God given gifts and put them to use. The author uses wonderful stories from her own life experience which gives you clearer understanding of the healing process and the way God can work in and through us as well as through others. She states that "healings are part of the witness that gospel message is true." And she goes over many of the passages in the bible that speak about healing and what lessons we can learn from each healing story.
I encourage everyone to get a copy of this very informative and faith-building book whether it is for healing you are seeking for yourself or for others. You won't be disappointed!"
4. 5 Stars "Everyone should read this book. I really enjoyed it and learned a few things along the way. Excellent read for everyone."