Are You a Wounded Healer? Wounded Healers God’s Secret Weapon:
It is clear that a new breed of weapon is about
to emerge. They are the wounded healers.
Who are these people? Well, they do not have
every hair in place or a clean record. They are
not the sanitized, prissy version of the Body of
Christ. They have messed up and then gotten
back up. Trampled and left for dead, God
restored them! They have no image to protect
or ego to wound. They are the most
dangerous people that Satan will ever face!
They gained all new appetites in the
furnace of affliction. They do not need the glory
and they eschew titles and awards. Their
unswerving passion is to show compassion
and take prisoners of love. You cannot get
them to fight over doctrine because they have
been to the Cross. They know the Blood that
bought and then brought them back to life.
They are like Peter at Pentecost. Only a soul
handed another chance after denying the Lord
three times will understand the inner fire of a
wounded healer. Who could write such a
|Wounded healers do not boast of clean uniforms and of battles evaded, but of scars and gates of hell invaded.|
dangerous song as Amazing Grace but John
Newton whose plaque says “Once an infidel
and libertine; A servant of slaves in Africa, was,
by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior
JESUS CHRIST, restored, pardoned, and
appointed to preach the Gospel which he had
long labored to destroy.”
You cannot find such zeal in religious
do-gooders who never brave beyond ivied halls
of respectability. You will not find this flame in
the bleachers where the
cold souls sit and keep
score but will never take
do not boast of clean
uniforms and of battles
evaded, but of scars and
gates of hell invaded.
They have no preaching
pedigree but a song that
sets the captive free.
We all know of the
verse in Daniel 11 :32 that
says, ‘Those who do
wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt
with flattery; but the people who know their
God shall be strong, and carry out great
exploits.” What we tend to overlook is the
verse that comes later that speaks of the
Daniel 11 :35 says, “And some of those
of understanding shall fall, to refine them,
purify them, and make them white, until the
time of the end; because it is still for the
This is a word for you my friend! Your
attack is not to destroy you but to refine you!
Your rejection and your abandonment are not
meant for shame but for purity. It does not
matter how your garments appear to Pharisees
when they are white before God.
The most incredible news is this …
though religious voices have disqualified you;
your destiny is yet for an appointed time! The
door that God holds open stays open!
Now let us look at another aspect of the Wounded Healer.
They are able to reach the masses that the regular church cannot. Therefore, they are the perfect weapon for this moment in the end of all things. If only these special ops believers could see who they and lose their need for the approval of cookie cutter Christians then they will become God’s tractor beam for lost souls.
Getting rid of the fear of man is the principal prize to be gained in adversity. Despite the horrific events of our lives and in the face of everything else, it becomes so real,
how much God means everything and the
approval of our judges mean nothing. Truly,
we must shout, “If God is for us, who can be
The life of power rises out of the ashes
of despair: equipped to do more than ever,
useful and lethal!! This has to be the purest
meaning of 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Blessed be the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who
comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may
be able to comfort those who are in any
trouble, with the comfort with which we
ourselves are comforted by God.”
Look around you and you will see how a
new generation of leader is coming to the fore.
They do not wait for committee approval. They
rent a school auditorium in a bad area and just
start preaching. They preach raw sermons
with an open heart and crowds come from
Their frontline ministry is unlisted in the
who’s who of the council of churches, but
Jesus feels just fine showing up every time
they meet! Look again and see others who
carry “unlicensed weapons”. They open their
homes to youth. They send out food, clothes
and love in the most unconventional ways
imaginable; all with the smile of God.
Wounded healers may not wear
denominational labels. They do not schmooze
in the right rooms but they carry the fight to
where it matters the most. They operate under
direct orders of the King of Kings!
When you see one you will know them.
They will not judge you and no matter how far
gone you feel, they will see you through the
lens of the Holy Spirit. They will see you as
you will look after your miracle has come. You
will feel welcome in their presence and you will
look priceless in their eyes. They do not view
the sinner as a commodity but as kidnapped
What about you? What will you do with
your adversity, pain and shame? All I can do is
tell you what I did. At the lowest point of my
life, God was waiting for me to make a choice.
My choice is to minister wherever the door
opens and preach from now on as if each
message is my last.
Deciding to go on when you feel nothing
but agony is the greatest victory that you will
ever win. Not caring who gets the credit will
rip the lid off your limits.
What are you and I waiting for? We
have loved ones to snatch back! We have
miracles to unleash on lost souls. There is a
whole world out there that has never even
heard of church fights or legalistic regulations.
When Elijah told the widow to go and
get as many containers as she could and God
would fill them with oil, she realized that the
condition of the cans, bottle, pails, or pots was
not important. God put oil in all of them.
Wounded healers are not perfect containers,
they are simply full of oil and that is all that truly
God knows what he is doing. Saul of
Tarsus was the wounded healer of all of the
twelve disciples. He felt unworthy to be a
disciple and said so in no uncertain terms. Yet,
he attributed his surpassing labor for Christ to
a sense that he was a broken vessel.
Jesus showed another power of the
wounded healer in Luke 7:44- 47 Then He
turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do
you see this woman? I entered your house;
you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has
washed My feet with her tears and wiped them
with the hair of her head. You gave Me no
kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My
feet since the time I came in. You did not
anoint My head with oil, but this woman has
anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I
say to you, her sins, which are many, are
forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little
is forgiven, the same loves little.”
Therefore, to all you wounded healers, I
say to you, you will not get credit from the
religious peanut gallery. You will have to be
content with accomplishing more than any of
them will for Christ and loving the Lord more
than they can ever imagine.