and Reaping Health
|Iíve mentioned before
that the ancient world understood the creative power of
words in a way that few moderns do. Accordingly, Scripture
speaks of words as seed. Consider the Parable
of the Sower, for example, in all three Synoptic Gospels.
There the Word of God produces a thirty-, sixty-, or
hundred-fold return, depending on the fertility of the soil.
Godís Word is seed--and so are our words,
along with our actions. The Apostle Paul goes so far as to
say in Galatians 6:7 (Amplified) that whatever someone sows,
"that and that only shall he reap." And two verses
later (6:9) Paul makes clear why this is Good News:
". . . for in due time and at the appointed season we
shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and
Unfortunately the devil understands this principle
perfectly, and will do his best to prevent us from sowing
and reaping good health, good relationships, a good life. He
knows that a negative confession will cut off the flow of
Godís power as effectively as a truckload of sins.
Weíve all heard the Voice many times: You donít
really think saying Bible verses out loud is going to clear
your emphysema, do you? Whatíll you tell the prayer group
when youíre still wheezing? Everyone in your family has
the same trouble, including your saintly Aunt Hazel. Do you
really think youíre special? Has it occurred to you that
God might be trying to teach you something? Blah, blah,
blah. . . .
doctor may be shaking his head
Back in the world, your doctor may be shaking his
head pessimistically. Your relatives may be getting the
cemetery plot ready. Your best friend may be telling you to
relax, accept the bitter truth, and look for the silver
Meanwhile, your own flesh may begin to
"waffle": I certainly hope the healing is
working. Maybe God will heal me if Iím extra good. After
all, God moves in mysterious ways, and you never know what
Heíll do in a situation like mine. And with every
passing day, the urge to Just Give Up may seem more and more
not go there!
Donít do it! You have everything to gain,
and absolutely nothing to lose, by sticking to the literal
promises of Scripture: "Jesus lifted that sickness off
me two thousand years ago. By Jesusí wounds Iíve already
been healed. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is rightousness,
peace, and joy--mine in abundance through Jesusí death on
The great tragedy of the modern Church is that so many
sincere Christians have listened to the world, the flesh,
and the devil, and have dug their graves with their words. Letís
not go there! Letís go for the hundred-fold return
instead, confident that it will be ours
"in due time . . . if we do not . . . relax our courage
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healedóthrough
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here