Can you lose a healing?
I'm sure you've heard the story; a person goes up for prayer and receives a healing, then a week later the sickness is back. Many refer to this scenario as a lost healing. However, I believe that when a sickness comes right back upon a person (without natural excuses), it is demonic. How can you physically lose a healing? Does God heal you, then come down and 'undo' it? It makes no sense.
When the person is originally healed, they may have a true healing where part of their body is restored, but then demons can come on the scene and replicate the pain and symptoms to make you believe that you've lost your healing. If a person falls for this lie and doesn't stand up against the enemy, the person can actually allow the enemy to freely take advantage of them. Fear and doubting is the opposite of faith, and allows the enemy to move in on a person. The Bible tells us that whatever is not of faith, is sin:
Romans 14:23, "...for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
Did you know that there's not a single case in the NT where a person 'lost' their healing? However, there is a case where a lame man was healed, and Jesus warned him to go and sin no more lest a worse thing come upon him. Clearly his being lame was attributed to sins that the man committed. This passage in the Bible shows us where Jesus warns that we can lose his healing by falling back into sin, thus making a loss of healing a spiritual issue, not a physical issue:
John 5:14, "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."
If the sickness or disease came upon somebody because of bitterness in their spirit, and after their healing the individual does not deal with the issue of bitterness, they can almost expect to lose their healing because the unclean spirits behind the infirmity can come right back. That is why it is important to get to the root of the problem when ministering healing or deliverance to others.
It is not uncommon for demons to come upto somebody and replicate the pain that feels just like what they experienced before their healing. They do this so that you will doubt your healing, and lose your faith. Once they have you walking in doubt and fear, then they have the ability to bother you with continued pain. Thus, your problem returns and your healing appears to be lost. In reality, the healing isn't lost at all. They just need to stand up for what is rightfully theirs and rebuke the demon(s) that are behind the pain or sickness.
A friend of mine recently fell and hurt his knee. He went to his church for prayer and walked away healed. However, the enemy thought he would try to move in and replicated the pain. We confronted the evil spirit behind the pain, and it went away! This man was completely healed, but the enemy just wanted to see if he was allowed to bring affliction back upon the man.
The other day, a young woman's knee was in pain. I knew it was demonic, so I laid my hands on the area of affliction, confronted the evil spirit behind the pain; within seconds the pain disappeared like a vapor! It is not unusual to find demons behind pain in a person's body.
It is not uncommon for a person to receive a beautiful healing, then the enemy moves in and tries to convince the person that they lost it by replicating the pain and affliction they had before. We need to address the root of the problem and stand up against the demons as they try to replicate an affliction or pain in our bodies!