|Once weíve mastered the
"healing basics" (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew
8:16-17, 1 Peter 2:24) itís important to feed our faith
with more Word. Last month I suggested several Psalm texts
well-suited to a battle with sickness, depression, or any
other infirmity. The Psalms are, in fact, a treasury of
texts that can speak to any human need. And of course the
New Testament is another such treasury.
Some sample verses:
Mark 16:17-18 (ESV): "And these signs will
accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out
demons; they will speak in new tongues; . . . they will lay
their hands on the sick, and they will recover." Bear
in mind that thereís no reason you canít lay healing
hands on yourself.
is built into the Name of Jesus
John 14:14: "If you ask anything in my name,
I will do it." Everything from Matthew to Revelation
makes clear that healing is built into the Name of Jesus, so
we can ask for it with perfect confidence.
Galatians 3:13: "Christ redeemed us from the
curse of the law. . . ." Under the New Covenant weíre
free of every torment listed in Deuteronomy 28--boils and
tumors, madness and blindness, "all the diseases of
Egypt," not to mention numerous curses on our
livestock, families, and finances.
2 Timothy 1:7: "For God gave us a spirit not
of fear but of power and love and self-control [or Ďa
sound mindí in the KJV]." This text is a straight
shot at worry, dread, depression, anxiety, confusion, and
Word of God is living and active
Hebrews 4:12: "For the Word of God is living
and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to
the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow.
. . ." The healing Word, spoken aloud, will transmit
Godís life and power to our bodies, minds, and spirits.
James 5:14-15: "Is anyone among
you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let
them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of
the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is
sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has
committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your
sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may
devil is already defeated
Revelation 12:11: "And they have conquered
him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of
their testimony. . . ." The devil is already defeated
by what Jesus has done for us on the Cross and by the
anointed words we speak.
Again, these seven texts are just to get you going, so
donít hesitate to do your own shopping. As Iíve pointed
out in Simple Healing, the Holy Spirit can use
Scripture with surprising freedom. So when youíre
searching the Word, certain texts will "light up"
for you, often in unexpected ways. Make a note of these
verses, adapt them to your own needs, speak them in
faith--and stand your ground until the enemy collapses!
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
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