|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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
Healing Briefs here