Give Up on the Healing Word
|Scott, a church organist,
was basically a dead man when his rescuers pulled him out of
his smashed car after an accident. His jaw, ribs, legs, and
several vertebrae were broken. His teeth were knocked out.
Humanly speaking, he had both feet in the grave.
Nevertheless, several of us stood in faith for his
recovery, confessing the Word over him persistently. After a
few surgeries to knit Scott’s bones back together, God
healed him completely.
What’s the lesson in this worst-case scenario? That
more than enough healing power will always
flow from the Word of God, because God and His Word and His
power are inseparable. So the cardinal rule of healing by
faith is never to give up on the Word.
we're standing in faith
Certainly we’re all tempted to "faint and
grow weary" when we’re standing in faith. Moreover,
we have to fight off abundant distractions: the size of the
problem, the slowness of the healing, the discouraging
advice of the doctor, the foolish and all-but-universal
notion that God brings sickness to teach us something.
But if we refuse to give up, we’ll reap a great harvest
of healing--guaranteed! The experience of this ministry
confirms the witness of Scripture in Numbers 23:19 and
elsewhere: that God cannot lie or repent of His promise to
heal. And once we’ve done our part of the job by releasing
God’s power, through obedience to His commands and
confessing the Word, the healing will come.
Healing Word on your tongue
James 3:2-4 suggests two ways to think about the
process. First, he compares the human tongue to the bit in a
horse’s mouth, the tiny metal mouthpiece that turns the
horse left or right or brings it to a stop. According to
James, the human tongue is the "bit" that sets our
direction. God’s Healing Word on your tongue
will turn your body, soul, and spirit in the direction of
Alternatively, James points out that great ships
"are steered by a very small rudder wherever the
impulse of the helmsman determines." You can think of
the Holy Spirit living in you as your Helmsman. In His
hands, the rudder--your tongue--will steer you reliably
toward health if you’re confessing the healing Word.
a conscious decision
In the heat of a
struggle against illness it’s easy to throw up our
hands in despair and give into our symptoms. We need to make
a conscious decision to "keep on keeping on," and
stick to it.
Choose the healing
Scriptures that speak especially to you, and confess them as
often as necessary to drive away doubt and discouragement.
The "bit" of the Word in your mouth will maintain
the steady flow of God’s healing. Your health issues may feel
horse-sized, but the Word has infinitely more than enough
power to turn them around!
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 healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
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