Our Approach to Healing
God longs to bring wholeness to every area of our lives. The term healing doesn't just refer to God restoring our physical body to health – though that is certainly included – but healing extends far beyond just our physical wholeness. God is working to bring every area of our human experience to His peace and His design: physical, emotional, relational, financial, and every other way.
Harmony Vineyard Church believes in an integrated model for healing that encompasses all of these areas. This is represented scripturally in Isaiah 53:4-7 (ESV):.
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
There are four different dimensions of healing listed here; emotional (griefs and sorrows), spiritual (transgressions and iniquities), physical (wounds), and deliverance (oppressed and afflicted). Each dimension is discussed below.
Physical healing deals with healing the body. Whether it's irritating aches and pains that result from everyday living or something more serious like cancer, we believe it is God's will to heal each person, no matter how serious or insignificant the malady.
Spiritual healing is about dealing with the destructive effects of sin in our lives. It helps people receive God's forgiveness in order to move past the brokenness that has resulted in their lives due to sin.
Inner healing is about bringing God's healing power to our mental and emotional world. Inner healing prayer helps to identify specific pockets of a person's worldview that is not rooted in truth, in order to bring the light of God's truth into them.
Contrary to what the Church has commonly taught, it is possible for a Christian to be afflicted by demons. This affliction can result in compulsive behaviors, personality changes, addictions, and unexplained illness, to name a few. Deliverance is the process of freeing a person from whatever demonic spirit is afflicting them.
Healing Prayer Is Available For Everyone
We offer prayer to anyone and everyone who is in need, regardless of whether you are a member of our church or just happened upon this site. We have people trained in all of these prayer dimensions who would love to pray with you! Opportunities to receive healing prayer exist as a regular part of our Sunday services, or if you prefer more privacy you can schedule a prayer appointment by clicking the button below.