Can The Heavenly Father Heal Today … Without The Medical System?

This article will step on some toes.  It will shake some support walls.  It will offend many.  That is not my intent.

I am writing this article for the lady who has been called to trust the Heavenly Father for her health ….. without putting her faith, hope and trust in the medical system.  You know who you are.  I have been that lady and know very few other people who have walked in this way.  It is a lonely place …… some think it ridiculous.  That is why I am writing this article for you …… so that you know you are not alone and what I have walked through can strengthen your faith.


One hot summer night in 1990, as my husband and I were taking our nightly stroll past the hospital (we lived right in the heart of the city back then), I was stopped.  An overwhelming feeling came over me.  The thought “this is a very wicked place” came into my mind.  What? This does not make sense to me.  I told my husband what happened and we could not make much sense of it.  We discussed it a bit, then tucked the thought away.

As the years (and our marriage) progressed since then, we have had to face different health issues for ourselves and our children.  My husband and I have never said, “We will never go to a hospital!”  Yet each time we face one of these health crisis and we pray about what to do, we have never been led to seek medical help.  The Heavenly Father has miraculously healed our family of various difficulties, over and over again.  His arm is not too short and He has not needed the medical system to do His work.

I will give you one example of His faithfulness.  In November 2011 I started noticing a problem. I could not get enough air.  I could take a deep breath, there was no congestion in my chest …… but it seemed the air was not getting into my body.  It got progressively worse.  The Sunday following Thanksgiving, my husband and I got stuck in traffic congestion for hours. Couple that with a slight exhaust leak in the vehicle we were in, and a dismal overcast day with thick heavy clouds making the air stifling, and my breathing difficulties were exasperated .

I was in bed for a week after that.  The following Sabbath, I woke up and tried to get out of bed. I experienced a bizarre sensation.  My head felt huge ….. like a watermelon.  I could not control my body parts.  When I tried to walk, I was completely out of balance like I was extremely drunk. I felt like I was suffocating.  I awoke my husband and asked him to take me to the emergency room.

This request startled my husband awake.  I had not seen a doctor in over twenty years, let alone an emergency room.  His response was, “Let’s pray.”  As we prayed, I felt the Heavenly Father’s peace come over me.  I also felt to look up James 5:14.  I asked Tom to read me the passage. After reading it, we did not feel led to go the emergency room.  We called the elders.  They came as soon as they could.  We lived over an hour away.  They prayed for me, then left.

I would like to say I got up then and everything was fine …. but it was not.  I was confined to bed for almost a month longer.  Truthfully, it was one of the best times of my life.  I spent the day communing with the Heavenly Father.  It was wonderful!

Sometime, when I talked to friends, they would question me and make me feel like I had to have some answers as to what was wrong with me.  These conversations influenced me to go to Google to investigate.  UGH!!  This is an easy way to rob your faith and instill fear.  When I noticed this happening, I got back into the Word.  It had all the answers!!!  My dear friend, Sister Carolyn, encouraged me to study in the bible where healing comes from.  I encourage everyone to study this.  It is very freeing.

Near the end of December 2011, our family had plans to go to a Hanukah conference.  My husband got a wheelchair for me to use.  The plan was for me to stay in the hotel room while
our family attended the conference.  After being there a day or two, Tom asked me to go to one of the meetings on “Worship” by Tony Robinson.  I responded by saying if he got me dressed and wheeled there in time, I was game.  It was at this meeting that the manifestation of my healing began.  It involved many people praying for me.

ima-latkesThe morning after this meeting, I leapt out of bed, completely restored physically.  I had all my physical abilities again.  Halleluyah!!!  As we packed up the hotel room, I loaded up the wheelchair with all our coats and wheeled them to the vehicle.  My family was totally amazed! We made it home in time for me to cook a batch of Latkes (our family tradition) for the last night of Hanukah.

As I bring this to a close, I want to encourage each one of you to trust our Heavenly Father in a greater way than you already do, in regards to healing.  As the government works to get more control of the medical system, it is important to know who your healer is.  The days are getting darker and if we do not have faith and believe that our Heavenly Father is true to His Word, we may find ourselves compromising because we see no other option.

It may be that at times He works through those in the medical system to accomplish His purposes but too often people limit Him by turning to the system for healing instead of turning to Him.  My daughter recently read a comment in which the author discussed her birth complications and stated “My baby and I would have most certainly died if not for ultrasounds and C-sections.”  This is what I mean by limiting the Heavenly Father and putting our trust in the system.  Our Heavenly Father takes good care of us and He does not need the medical system to aid Him.

15 thoughts on “Can The Heavenly Father Heal Today … Without The Medical System?

  1. Oh, yes! I would love to hear what everyone has to say about this.

    When I was having having some stress on my body thru ummm…. woman issues, I grew so much in my faith, having to rely on God at every moment. Of course the medical way to fix the imbalances in my body was either a hysterectomy (I was 13, and not pleased by the thought) or birth control (also very toxic to the body).

    God puts the bad things in our loves so we grow; One parable says some problems can only be healed thru prayer.

  2. I have pretty much come to the place you are, Annie. I have discussed this with Jim many times. IF we really believe Abba’s Word that He is the Elohim Who heals, and that by Yahshua’s stripes we are healed, then why rush to the hospital? One of my favorite old time believers is Smith Wigglesworth. Father used him in so many instances to bring healing and even life to people. Once he had problems with kidney stones so bad that he’d roll on the floor in pain and bleeding. His friends tried to get him to go to the hospital, but he would flatly refuse saying, “Either God will heal me or I’ll die!” He was intimate with the healing power of his heavenly Father, and trusted Him to do what was best for him. Jim says that Abba has given doctors the knowledge they have. But I believe some of that knowledge came from the fallen angels who shared with mankind what they should not have. Each person has to make their own decisions about this.

  3. Thank you so much for this post! I’ve had healings in my life before in my life and really relate to this. It has been at our great God’s leading to turn to Him for healing. I always bathe everything in prayer and follow the Holy Spirit’s leading regarding health matters. Often others seem to think I am a “kook” but my husband and myself always pray and ask God to be our great physician! We have had wonderful healings, but like you times where the ailment lasted but kept trusting! God Bless You! We serve a great, wonderful, and healing Lord!

  4. I am SO grateful I spotted your post on the link-up today! I know God led me here. I KNOW God can still heal, and I needed this encouragement. I was raised to believe in Divine Healing and that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and forever. I am now in the very furnace of affliction and have been for several months. God has brought me through SO much, but I still need a lot of help from Him. He has also opened my mind to the fact that one of the ways God chooses to heal is through allowing people to aid in the process, NOT that He needs that, as He can just speak the word, and it will be done. ALL healing comes from God, whether we choose to go to a doctor or hospital, or whether God touches us Divinely and heals us. Both of my parents died in ICU hospital rooms, (nearly 12 years apart) surrounded by good medical care and all of the modern technology…it was their time to go, so God took them. He chose not to heal their bodies in those particular times, because the sickness was unto death, and their time to die had come. So, whether a person is at home or whether they are being inundated with medicine, one of two things will happen, according to God’s will….they will either be healed or God will call them home, based upon His will and His timing. (This after God healing their bodies many, many times through the years.) Doctors can only go as far as God permits, and many of them admit that they are not God, and after they have done all they can do, it is up to Him. God has permitted my health issues to reach certain points where I have had to seek medical attention, against my wishes, but He showed me that He has led me through these places so I will be more tolerant of others who make decisions that are different from mine. I have seen my dear parents so severely judged by those who believe solely in Divine healing, because they could bear their pain no longer and went to the ER. This is an ugly spirit and is so unlike Christ. It is an individual go-through, and our decision in this area is definitely one that is between us and God. Other members of the body of Christ should NEVER judge one another…no matter what a person decides to do, we should pray for them with the same fervency of spirit and be there for one another always. To put ourselves above others because we have more faith is completely opposite of what Jesus Christ is and came to do. It is wonderful to read of your healings and answers to prayer….I needed this so much today, facing what I now face. I believe with all my heart that God can heal, and “as our faith is so it will be unto us”. I am seeking Him with all my heart to heal my body and hoping and believing my healing will come. I so long to live and be in health to raise our precious, miracle-son who God gave us after HEALING my infertility and opening my barren womb for one brief moment in time, allowing me to conceive and bring him into the world. God has done great things for us, and we are living proof of His healing power. Thank you for your post!

  5. The Father’s timing is so perfect. Just last week I had finally decided to go to the doctor because I’m still having the same problems I was having when we were with y’all a few weeks back. Over last weekend, however, the last natural remedy I had decided to try started to take affect. Before I started it I had prayed, telling Yah it was all I had left, I had given it all I had. Since reading this post a few days ago I’ve been following your advice and doing a study in the Word on healing. It’s been wonderful. I read the article to Jay and we spent a long time talking, realizing how wrong it is to blindly rely on any of man’s institutions, even, especially, the medical system. We rarely ever go to the doctor, treating it as our last resort, subconsciously I feel that if I go there I’m guaranteed healing. The Father has used this recent illness, and this wonderful post, to show me that my healing comes from Him alone, whether it be through herbs, doctors, or miracles.

  6. Dear Washburn Family,

    Greetings in Yeshua Ha Maschia, from the UK. I have enjoyed your delightful and edifying writings for short time and am excited to see what the Lord is doing with your blessed family.

    I have to entirely agree with your writing and am encouraged that there is a testimony of this Truth. Up until our first daughter was born 2 years ago I was a medical doctor specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK. I had pretty much dedicated myself to pursuing this endeavour, but by His Sovereign Grace Yahweh had other plans. He opened my eyes to see that medicine was an occult practice, and I was being led into darkness just to advance my career. The maternity unit I worked in was little more than an abortion mill and they unmarried female doctors delighted in needlessly hysterectomising many innocent women through evil counsel and botched deliveries. Despite having ‘good intentions’ for becoming a doctor the system and its subvertive practices was turning me into a liar, cheat and manipulator. Our Father showed me that His light cannot dwell with darkness and that this entire oppressive system is under judgement. I am thankful for His mercy in letting me and my family escape and receive salvation from Jesus.

    Praying for you all to go to Israel. My daughter who I two looked at you pictures and said you are going to Israel.

    God bless and keep you all in Jesus’ name


    1. Ren, thank you so much for sharing. We are currently in the airport waiting for our flight … I imagine my mother will want to reply when she gets a chance, but I wanted to thank you for yours prayers. Also to ask … was your daughter led of the Holy Spirit to say that we were going to Israel, or was it mentioned somewhere on the site?

      1. She said it without seeing it from the site – by His grace – safe and blessed journey. May Yah annoint your ministry to bring in a hundredfold. I will be in touch my email!

  7. The one time I went to the doctor in the past 20 years was for a giant tumor that shook loose one night. I was praying and calling a midwife friend for help via phone when I felt sure that I would die if I waited much longer. I am fine now. But when the ambulance came that night a neighbor ran out to tell them they were at the wrong house, because our family never got sick ! 🙂

    I was going to gratefully put this in the sometimes God uses medical means category which I believe exists until I read your story about being willing to go in a wheelchair. I was not. At one point my parents offered one but I was too embarrassed. Perhaps if I had followed more along your lines I would have been healed without surgery before I reached that night of crisis. I don’t know but it is worth considering.

  8. It is a shame that many Christians are unsure about divine healing. After reading the above posts I would like to say that divine healing is not just a possibility but our birth right. The bible is very clear that on the cross Christ died and paid for not only for ALL of our sins but also ALL of our diseases. Sickness is from Satan and never “put:” on us from God to develop patience or test us. (not to say that during a period of sickness we don’t have the ability to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit). If we follow the model set in the scriptures by Christ and the disciples we are to reject the right of sickness to reign and cause havoc in our bodies and use the authority given to us by Christ as co-heirs with him, to command the sickness to go. Do we always see immediate healing? No, but not because Christ is delaying our healing wishing us to suffer more. No where in the scriptures does it show Christ delaying a healing. Should we not seek medical intervention? That depends on the individual. Seeking help from a doctor to relieve pain etc doesn’t discount my faith. Sorry for the long post but Yes Christ still heals today, in fact we should expect it. Blessings.

  9. I’ve been struggling a few years now. God has not allowed us to have the finances for us to have insurance or go to the doctor. I try to never complain about the pain or illness because people will ask how my doctor is treating me and when I tell them I’m not seeing a doctor they want to push… The Great Physician is fully capable and I know sometimes HE has something to teach me or someone else through the situation before HE heals… We actually have a good relationship with our doctor and he knows if I call, it’s serious. I’m grateful for the knowledge God has given him when it’s needed. I’m also grateful for the natural herbs & things HE has provided. We should be careful about asking for or expecting healing if we aren’t willing to take good care of ourselves. Bless you for sharing!!!

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