on the Rock
|If youíve been around
this ministry for any length of time, youíve heard
lots of references to "rock-solid teaching,"
"rock-solid faith," and the like. In both
Testaments, rock is a common image for the
nature of God--something that canít be changed or shaken,
something consistently and absolutely reliable. The Lord
God, says Isaiah (26:4), "is an everlasting Rock."
When you speak the Word to any trouble on earth, you
communicate the rock-like presence and power of God. As
Iíve written in Simple Healing (coming soon,
pages 74-5), "when any Word of God is spoken in
faith--whether by Jesus in the Gospels, or one of the
apostles, or a modern Christian--God Himself is present with
power in those words. God, His Word, His will, His thoughts,
and His power all go together, as the Bible makes clear
(John 1:1-3). When you have one, you have all the
For this ministry, transmitting Godís power to
any area of human need has become a way of life. Itís like
opening a spigot: we speak the Word, and the power of God
flows through to do the work.
Many sincere Christians, to be sure, have trouble
accepting that mere syllables spoken aloud can have any
effect on grim reality. If you happen to be stuck on this
question, dear one, take a look at the
"Testimonies" section of this website. There
youíll see a sampling of the blessings that have come to
ordinary people who dared to apply the Bibleís
So whatís going on in your mind or body
that isnít from God--high blood pressure, diabetes,
cancer, gout, artery disease, Parkinsonís Disease, flu,
fatigue, lupus, bone problems, heart problems? Attack
the problem with the Word.
Is your blood pressure high? Tell it in the name of Jesus
to come down to the correct numbers. Is your pancreas making
too little insulin? Tell it in the name of Jesus to do its
job. And donít take "no" for an answer. Weíre
assured in Mark 11:23 that if we believe in our hearts that
our words will move our mountains, weíll have what we say.
If physical problems are only part of the picture,
donít limit yourself to them. Are you dragging through
life under a burden of fear, anxiety, depression, addiction,
compulsion? Attack these troubles with the
Word; Jesus destroyed all your mental shackles when He took
them to the Cross. And again, donít take "no"
for an answer. Doubt and discouragement are always
from the enemy.
Now, it remains to be said that changing sickness into
health is normally a process. It doesnít happen in a day,
and not usually in a week or two except in the rare case of
a miracle healing. God expects us to do our part as His
co-workers, speaking the Word that releases His power,
building our healing and deliverance one brick at a time.
But we can be sure of the result, because our foundation
is the RockóJesus Christ!
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