Charles and Frances Hunter teach that just as important as receiving your healing, is MAINTAINING it.
Here are some key concepts gleaned from their important book, “How to Receive and Maintain Your Healing”, which is highly recommended for everyone’s healing library:
KEEP THANKING JESUS after you are healed.
Saying “THANK YOU JESUS” over and over means “I’ve got my healing!” When we offer praise to the Lord by saying THANK YOU JESUS, God’s Word says He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3).
GIVE YOUR TESTIMONY of your healing.
Tell others about the Lord’s goodness. First and foremost, this gives glory and praise to God, and second, it helps boost the faith of others so that they, too, can believe God for their healing. Every time God healed Frances, she would literally SHOUT IT to the world! In fact, she would often include testimonies in her books of how God gave her new body parts — heart, pancreas and many other parts. (Frances would say, "Why settle for a 'retread' when we can ask God for a brand new part!" Hallelujah!)
PRACTICE FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION and RELEASE.
Health professionals have found that unforgiveness can precipitate conditions such as arthritis and immune-related diseases and other malfunctions of health. Jesus exhorts us to forgive each other (Matthew 6:14,15) and to be reconciled one to another (Matthew 5:24) . The benefits are renewed health and maintained healing. The Hunters teach that to RECEIVE a healing, we need to FORGIVE, but to MAINTAIN our healing, we need to FORGET — that is, release and LET GO of attitudes of the heart that will hinder our healing. In one of the Hunter’s meetings, a lady with terminal cancer asked for prayer to be healed of lust, bitterness, resentment, hate, anger, jealousy, self-pity, selfishness, envy — the list went on and on! This lady even blamed God for the cancer that put her in the wheelchair. Frances says these are things we cannot be healed of; they are attitudes of the heart, and we are given the choice of letting them go. As long as the lady in the wheelchair held onto those attitudes, however, there was no manifestation of healing in her body. She needed to FORGIVE and to LET GO of those attitudes, then healing would be able to flow into her body.
PRACTICE GOOD HEALTH HABITS.
This is vitally important to maintaining your healing. Evangelists and Christian nutritionists mention how people would get healed at a service, only to go back to their old eating habits (drinking sodas, eating candy bars and hot dogs) and get sick all over again. It is essential, once you are healed, to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of purified water, and get adequate sleep and exercise and supplement your diet with reliable food supplements (please see the TEACHING page for criteria for a reliable supplement brand). The Hunters emphasize the importance of drinking plenty of purified water for maintaining the healing and health of the spine (discs in the spine are comprised of 85+% water, and form the vital cushioning between vertebrae).
WORK TOWARDS ATTAINING IDEA WEIGHT.
Losing excess weight is essential to keeping one's healing. Attaining idea weight helps normalize blood sugar, promotes overall health, increases longevity, to keep the heart and cardiovascular system healthy, and to alleviate pressure on the joints. We were astounded to learn that according to one health care professional, for every pound of excess body weight lost, three pounds of pressure are relieved off the joints of the body! If you have received healing in your back or knees or other joints, attaining ideal weight is an essential step towards maintaining your healing. Following the dietary plan mentioned on the FOOD TIPS page would be an essential component in the exciting journey towards attaining ideal weight.
(It is also a good idea to lay hands on and command the "appestat" which is the appetite control center of the brain, located near the base of the back of the head, to be reset to normal and to be repaired, in Jesus' name. Please see the Hunter's book, "Handbook for Healing" chapter on the "appestat".)
MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD.
Frances Hunter likes to use the word “medicate” because the Bible is filled with healing Scriptures whose benefits far surpass any medicine known to man. Endeavor to memorize Scripture such as passages from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) in the New Testament. The Healing Scripture page, and the Health Scripture page on this site also feature good Bible verses on which to meditate, memorize and make as your healing and health declarations.
CLAIM AND POSSESS YOUR HEALING.
It is yours! God gave it to you! Don’t let it go!
If the devil tries to send doubt, fear, anxiety, or pain back on your body, tell him to GET LOST! Say, “Devil, I will not accept that package of doubt or pain, and I command that package be returned to sender, for I AM HEALED in the name of JESUS!” Praise God!
CONSTANTLY SPEAK WORDS OF FAITH.
If someone tries to cast doubt by saying, “Are you sure you are healed,” say with confidence, “YES, for God promised in Isaiah 53:5 that by the stripes of Jesus, I AM HEALED! He paid the price for my healing!” Hallelujah!
TRUST AND OBEY GOD.
This is a result of having reverence and respect for our Lord. When we trust and obey God, it will change our whole outlook on life, it will transform our attitudes and it will strengthen our relationship with God, resulting in true peace, joy and love. When we trust and obey God — to do what pleases Him — then we will experience a myriad of blessings, and this is one of the greatest ways to keep our healing (see Deuteronomy chapter 28).
Get the book…...
There are many more principles in keeping your healing which are discussed in Charles and Frances Hunter’s book, “How to Receive and Maintain Your Healing”, described on the RESOURCES page, and available from Hunter Ministries, (281) 358-7575, or online at: http://www.cfhunter.org
This book also studies the 37 recorded miracles of Jesus in the Bible — a fabulous way to build your faith! In fact, we know of a student who shared this book with a friend who was healed while reading it. Be sure to get your copy today!
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