MGHM Healing Brief, 5/10

Declare War on the Devil

James 4:7 urges us to "resist the devil and he will flee from you." But the tragic truth is that the Church has spent most of its history fleeing from the devil! Vast numbers of Christians in every generation have ruined their lives with fear of the adversary and his works: fear of disease, death, poverty, mental instability, the loss of loved ones, the loss of precious relationships, and an endless list of smaller torments.

And with that fear comes the fatal passivity that hopes for better days but never reaches out to claim them.

Is it too much to suggest that we need a different mindset? Does Colossians 2:15 go too far when it says that "God disarmed the principalities and powers ranged against us by triumphing over them in Him [Jesus] and in It [the Cross]"?

What are we waiting for?

If not, then what are we waiting for? Letís start cultivating the "delivered mindset" described in Ephesians 6:10-17 (Complete Jewish Bible):

Finally grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with his mighty strength! Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary. . . . So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist and when the battle is won, you will still be standing.

Therefore stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate. And wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the good news of shalom. . . . And take the helmet of deliverance along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God.

The evil has been disarmed

Iíve spoken often of a recurring vision that comes to me, of the people of God dragged down by cancer, heart disease, besetting sins and temptations, discouragement, despair, crippled bodies, crippled minds, crippled spirits. But what does Godís Word say about these evils ranged against us? That the evil has been disarmed!

My prayer is that you will share in the great revelation coming to the Body of Christ in these Last Days, that you have power and authority over the works of the devil in your life. The process is blessedly simple. All thatís required is that you feed yourself as often as necessary with "warfare Scriptures" like Ephesians 6, until your "delivered mindset" crowds out the devilís doubts and fears. Then, declare Christís triumph over whatever is troubling you.

Declare Christ's victory

Declare aloud exactly what Jesus has delivered you from. Declare the Word of God before, during, and after your battle. Declare Christís victory over the demon(s) behind the problem youíre resisting.

If you refuse to yield an inch, your victory will soon be manifest. All you need is a little faith and a lot of persistence, especially when it looks as though nothing is happening.

                                                                                     óMary 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 wayóspiritually, 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 healedóthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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