|The British healing
evangelist Colin Urquhart points out that "Facts
are facts, but they are not the ultimate truth for
believers. . . . [because] God has the power to change the
facts. . . . Jesus approached every situation knowing that
the resources of Godís heavenly kingdom were available to
Him. He put His faith not in the facts but in the truth that
could change the facts" (Handbook on Healing,
So it may be a fact,
for example, that you woke up this morning with the
sniffles, but the truth is that perfect health
belongs to you under your Covenant with God. How do you
overcome the temporary fact with the permanent truth?
Youíve heard the answer many times: by speaking
the truth of your healing until the power of God,
transmitted by your words, has sent those sniffles back to
their rightful owner.
to your confession
When you speak healing and
stick to your confession, youíll soon discover that the
facts of your case have no more permanence than a cloud
covering the sun. But of course, at the moment you take your
stand for Godís Truth, the enemy will try to get you stuck
on the facts. Youíll hear high-toned prattle like this,
and lots more:
Are you really simple-minded enough
to think you can get rid of that tumor by speaking to it?
After all, your Aunt Mabel and Uncle Horace both died of
cancer, and they were model Christians. Do you really think
you have a better grip on spiritual matters than they did?
Besides, there isnít a shred of scientific evidence that
"confession," as you call it, can change anything.
confession is a threat to him
Your response: "Fly
away, Satan. By Jesusí stripes Iím healed."
But you know very well that any
serious practitioner of medicine would laugh at the idea
that you can talk yourself out of a disease. Did you tell
your friends about this obsession of yours? Did they smile
and shake their heads? Does your pastor preach healing by
faith? No? Donít you think he knows more about theology
than you do?
Your response: "Out the door,
Satan. By Jesusí stripes Iím healed."
Dear one, the very fact that the
devil takes such pains to discourage you shows that your
confession is a threat to him. Stick to it.
Bullheaded insistence on your Covenant rights is the name of
the game, regardless of what the facts of your condition may
be. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by
simply "hanging in there."
By all means take your medicine and obey your
doctorís orders. All healing is from God. Just remember
that the Lord is your Primary Physician, and avoid putting
your faith in changeable facts instead of the
unchanging truth. As Kenneth Hagin notes, when
the devil realizes that youíre determined to keep
confessing your healing even with one foot in the grave, you
wonít have long to wait for the manifestation of what
youíre praying for.
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
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