This website was started on Feb. 5, 2012 to help organize resources for free help with spiritual healing, including healing prayer, training, and referrals for formal research and development through medical studies.
The top resources that I most refer for free help are as follows:
* Olivia Reiner, 713-829-0899, offers free healing prayer to break the cycle of abuse, addiction, crime and poverty. Olivia is working with other prayer partners to form spiritual healing teams for bilingual outreach to the homeless in Houston, and others locally and worldwide, seeking help to recover from addiction, abuse or other problems stemming from unforgiven conflicts or “generational” issues passed down physically or spiritually. Volunteers Eric Garza and Miriam Pasetti are available for healing prayer or any other prayer requests every Saturday at the BEACON downtown. http://www.chomhouston.org/ I will also be joining them, as well as other volunteers who offer free art classes and workshops the third Saturday of each month at the Beacon. Please join us, in prayer or in person, or both!
* Dr. Phillip Goldfedder, who speaks on the radio and can be contacted through his website at http://www.healingisyours.com Please read his testimony online, or call him if you wish to interview him or receive help from him personally.
* Drs. Francis and Judith MacNutt, Christian Healing Ministry, in Florida. http://www.christianhealingmin.org I give out free copies of Dr. MacNutt’s book on HEALING (edition 1999 or later) which offers the best explanation of the different types of healing (including deliverance and exorcism), the methods for each and why they differ, why healing prayer may fail if certain steps are missed, and how to correct this so that healing may be received effectively wherever it is possible. The newer edition includes references to a medical study on rheumatoid arthritis patients treated using spiritual healing methods applied by MacNutt’s team. It also includes the revised list of Twelve Reasons why healing prayer fails.
MacNutt’s book and statements help to emphasize extremely critical points in spiritual healing: (1) never to mix the positive healing prayer, which is based on receiving and not dictating God’s will, with the negative types of energy or self-willed methods associated with witchcraft/sorcery/voodoo, etc. The clashing between the positive and negative energy forces is unpredictable and dangerous, and can lead to spiritual attacks, disruptions and even death. It is not uncommon for people who have played with witchcraft, sorcery or occult forces to experience sudden deaths among their circle of friends; and I know people personally who have suffered from this, which I call a “boomerang” effect, where whatever you will or wish upon others can come back to you instead. Thus, I strongly advise and warn anyone who has had contact with witchcraft spells or sorcery to seek spiritual healing by a free ministry to cast out this negative energy in order to protect people from further harm or disruptions/crises in relationships caused by the clashing and spiritual conflicts. (2) the distinction between false faith teaching that makes a condition of faith, imposes judgment if healing does not occur in the way or timeframe that people expect, or rejects science, medicine or other treatments that are actually part of the process of healing the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This kind of false faith teaching, including fraudulent malpractice to cheat people for monetary or religious control or cult abuse, not only prevents people from receiving true healing but creates a false impression that all spiritual healing is fraudulent, so the damage is multiplied. (3) the distinction between cases of homosexuality or other conditions that are related to demonic oppression and may require this method of healing, and cases or conditions that this does NOT apply to; again, so that people are not misjudged for why conditions or conflicts exist. (4) the false division between faith and science that prevents spiritual healing from being more widely studied, researched, practiced and applied; the fault is equally shared between extreme religious groups rejecting science and medicine and extreme secular views that reject spiritual healing as false without studying how it works.
If you would like to receive or borrow free books, please contact me, and I will either mail these to you or make them available for pickup at Eric’s class at the Beacon:
* HEALING by Francis MacNutt (edition 1999 or later is better)
* The Healing Light by Agnes Sanford (explains that God is Nature, and the healing energy and process are natural; compares the flow of life energy to electricity running through a house, so if the circuit is not flowing, the point is to either fix the circuit, turn on the switch, or whatever is needed.)
The point of the healing prayer is to REMOVE the unnatural blocks (created by unforgiven memories or issues from the past, even conflicting perceptions) from the mind/spirit/body that otherwise PREVENT the mind/body from healing themselves as they are designed to do. So the healing prayer is not unnatural or supernatural, but the point is to remove whatever blocks the healing energy of life from flowing freely through the mind, body and spirit to restore health and peace.
* Glimpses of the Devil by Dr. Scott M. Peck (advocates for formal medical research and diagnostics based on the same methods used in exorcism/deliverance for identifying cases of demonic oppression or satanic spiritual infestion, and following a system of steps to remove these influences so that patients recover their free will and ability to undergo regular medical and psychological treatment, instead of rejecting help and staying stuck in cycles of addiction or self-destruction.
Peck also emphasizes the “false division” between faith and science preventing these methods from being more widely understood, studied and developed for mainstream practice to help more people. He advocates for earlier intervention as well, to increase the chances of successful recovery; since one of his patients was able to fully recover, but the other died from advanced disease brought on by years of self-inflicted abuse before she finally started proper treatment. She could have lived longer had she received deliverance/exorcism treatment earlier to stop the demonic or satanic addictions that prevented her from getting mental and medical help earlier on.
I will add other posts on the Steps of Forgiveness and Dangers of Unforgiveness, that also explain the link between carrying unforgiving memories/issues/conflicts from the past, and the effect on spiritual, mental and physical health, including relations with others that affects society at large.
If you want to discuss or debate the issue of whether science and medicine can prove the effectiveness of spiritual healing methods (while also distinguishing why cases may fail due to steps skipped, such as praying for results without first identifying and praying for forgiveness of particular causes of obstructions to natural healing), here are some websites with open forums I recommend:
* backpage.com under “religion”
* usmessageboard.com under “religion and ethics”
* craigslist.org under “religion” or “recovery”
The number one reason I would say that spiritual healing fails (if I may add a 13th reason to MacNutt’s list) is the “false separation” between groups of people, even mental perceptions, such as dividing secular science from spiritual methods of prayer, or dividing religious groups by denomination, political groups by party division, or religious from secular, where people lose connection with each other. The more people are unified in agreement, even point by point, the spiritual energy can flow, and there will be greater peace and cooperation in the world. More prayers will be answers, and more solutions shared, instead of dividing into factions and suffering frustration.