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Hindrances to Healing

Hindrances to Healing By Andrew Wommack

In our previous lesson, I talked about the fact that it is God’s will to heal, and that healing is part of the atonement. Much more could be said, because even if you accept it and have seen it in the Scriptures, it still raises a lot of questions such as, “If it’s God’s will to heal us, why isn’t everyone healed?” There are many reasons, and I’m just scratching the surface on the things I know. There is a lot of information that I simply am not able to get into here, but if it’s God’s will to heal, I want to address part of why people are not healed. One of the reasons is ignorance. You cannot operate in something you don’t know or understand, and in my own life that certainly was true. I was trained to believe God’s will automatically came to pass, that I had ​no ​​authority, power, or say-so in it. So through my ignorance, a number of things happened. My dad died when I was twelve-years old and two or three people had died in my presence by the time I was twenty-one. I was praying for all of them to be healed, but I didn’t see healing manifest, not because it wasn’t God’s will, but because of ignorance on my part. Ignorance is a reason why things happen, but it’s not an excuse. It’s like the law of gravity: a person could say, “Well, I didn’t realize that if I walked off a ten-story building it was going to kill me.” You don’t have to realize it to have the full impact of that law to work against you. People are ignorant about some of God’s laws. They don’t know how His healing system works, so ignorance is killing a lot of people. To read the full lesson text click here.

 To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section. 


​1.  Read Matthew 8:17. What did Jesus do to obtain healing for us?

2.  Read Hosea 4:6. Some people are not healed because of...

3.  Read John 9:1-3. What did the disciples think caused this man’s blindness? ___ Was their thinking correct? ___ 

4.  Read John 5:14. Sin does open the door for sickness, but not always. Besides sickness, what else could sin produce in an individual?

5.  Read Romans 5:12-14 (in The Living Bible if possible). If sin is not always the cause of sickness, what could be another possible cause? 

6.  Read Acts 10:38. According to Acts 10:38, sickness can be caused by?

7.  Read Matthew 13:58. Healing can be hindered by?

8.  Read James 5:15. What will save the sick?


​1.  He took our infirmities and carried away our diseases. 

2.  ...ignorance (lack of knowledge). 

3.  Sin.  No. 

4.  Many things worse than sickness, even death (Rom. 6:23). 

5.  The fall (Gen. 3). Adam through his transgression introduced sin and sickness into the human race. 

6.  Being oppressed of the devil. 

7.  Unbelief. 

8.  The prayer of faith.

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