He Taught Me the Difference Between Miracles and Healings
In 1992, the Lord revealed to me in a dream to leave my parent’s house and the familiar surroundings of Memphis, Tennessee. I obeyed the command of the Lord and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he instructed me to continue fasting. I obeyed Him! In those days I would witness on the streets to the unsaved, and I also visited hospitals and prayed for the sick. I didn’t have the understanding about healing that I do today, and I thought that healing was supposed to happen instantly! When I would pray for someone who was sick, some would be instantly healed, but others were not healed instantly, and I often got discouraged. After a long day of witnessing and praying for the sick on the streets in Charleston, South Carolina, I started to pray out of a place of discouragement. I was weeping, pounding on the floor, and crying out to the Lord for an answer as to why everyone I prayed for wasn’t healed. You see, I thought it was supposed to happen that way for everyone.
Well, as I spoke these words to the Lord, I dropped off to sleep and immediately fell into a dream. In this dream Jesus had on a beautiful white robe and when He walked by me I repeated my question. I said to Him, “Why isn’t everyone I pray for in your name healed instantly like your Word says?” He then looked at me with a gentle, loving look in His eyes and said, “David, there is a difference between miracles and healings.” Then He said, “I don’t give everyone a miracle but I give some a healing!” We spoke face-to-face while He explained to me the difference between miracles and healings. He said, “Miracles happen instantly, but healings happen gradually.” Then He said, “Healing is just what it means: a process of mending.”
The word healing is self-explanatory. When someone is healing they are in the process of being mended. After He said these words to me I woke up, and I searched the Scriptures concerning what Jesus had told me about miracles and healings. I studied His ministry on the earth and to my amazement I learned that He didn’t give everyone a miracle nor did He instantly heal all who came to Him. The Bible says that some were healed in the same hour! This means they were not healed immediately like other accounts that the Bible mentions. This was an awesome discovery to me! It meant so much to me that Jesus would come to me personally and teach me this face to face.