MGHM Healing Brief, 4/13


Why Speak It?

The idea that one can speak healing to a sick body-part and expect it to be healed seems more than a little nutty to the average Christian. Although I’ve discussed the issue many times in the past, I think it may be useful to lay out the basic "moves" here in a one-page teaching.

Three decades or so ago, I had no clear idea how to receive the Lord’s power. I imagined that it was enough to think healing after tossing off a quick prayer. When I was sick I would say "Lord, heal me" and then wait passively to be healed. Time and again I wondered why nothing was happening—no mysterious glow, no sound of supernatural wind and water, and worst of all, no healing

"Speak the truth and I will fulfill it"

Eventually the need to speak the Word of God to my troubles—to declare my healing out loud—was suggested to me. The idea seemed silly but I obeyed, mostly because my informants knew a lot more about faith than I did. And I remember that in 1979 the Lord Himself said to my spirit, "Speak My words. Speak the truth and I will fulfill it."

So at last it became clear to me that merely agreeing with the Word isn’t enough. Speaking it is a spiritual necessity. Why so? Because saying the Word aloud (a) lines up our wills with God’s will, and locks the two together; (b) releases the power of God into the situation to which it is spoken; and (c) enforces the Lord’s will against evil, much like a judge issuing a restraining order.

In order to release its power

It isn’t enough for the judge to think the order; he has to speak it. Merely thinking the Word won’t change much outside our own heads, either. There’s great value in meditating on Scripture, and the Bible commands us to do it, but once our meditation is finished we have to declare the Word as Jesus did in order to release its power—and not just mechanically, as if we’re brushing our teeth, but with the full force of Bible-based faith.

Are there risks? Only the usual risks Christians take in the face of militant unbelief. We probably won’t go to the stake, but as believers doing anything "extremist" or "superstitious" we’ll get lots of patronizing smiles, a few sneers, and possibly the loss of a friendship or two.

Countless oral and written testimonies

But we need to remember that the power of the spoken Word was taken for granted by Jesus Himself, by all the prophets and apostles, and by the ancient Hebrews generally. And we’re backed up by countless oral and written testimonies that the Word of God, spoken in faith by a Christian, will work the wonders that the Bible tells us to expect—as in this ministry’s record of healed cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, mental illness, grief, and depression.

So if the modern world is uncomfortable with our "extremism," that’s just too bad. Our job is not to pacify skeptics by shielding them from difficult truths, but to get ourselves and other people healed.

                                                                                     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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