MGHM Healing Brief, 4/09

Never 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.

When 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.

God's 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 health.

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.

                                        Make 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!

                                                                                     Mary Graff  

Don't forget that . . .

God should be our first 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 wayspiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

God heals all types of disease, pain, sorrow, and infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.

God wants us to be healed, to be "whole" persons enjoying abundant life.

God expects us to cooperate with Him in getting healedthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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