Benefits of Everyday Faith
|Iíve often mentioned
the sad spectacle of desperate Christians running from
evangelist to evangelist in search of a "miracle."
And Iíve tried to show how a few months of building the
Word into their minds and spirits would have made their
Thus, my focus in this ministry has been on healing
disease through the power of the Word. In this monthís
Brief, though, I want to go a bit beyond the usual emphasis
and suggest how daily life in the Word will equip us to deal
calmly with any evil, not just disease. It
will transform our entire lives in ways that are seldom
discussed "in church."
by eternal blessing
Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV) assures us that God has
"raised us up together, and made us sit together in the
heavenly places in Christ Jesus." As citizens of
heaven, weíre already surrounded by eternal
blessing, radiating from the place where "the former
things have passed away" and where Christ "makes
all things new" (Revelation 21:4-5, NKJV).
Because we sit with Christ in heavenly places, He can make
new our thoughts, our emotions, our relationships,
finances, and families--along with our immune systems, our
hearts, our lungs, and the rest of our equipment for life on
On earth as in heaven
This "newness" is exactly what we pray for
when we ask God that His will may be done on earth as in
heaven. We prepare ourselves to serve as faith-conductors
for the power of heaven to earth, by steeping ourselves in
the Word until our thoughts are Godís thoughts.
Then we go into action. We speak Godís Word with the
confidence of mature faith, and God releases His power
through our words. Thereís no need to limit ourselves to
health issues. Weíre free to buy or sell houses by faith,
choose spouses by faith, raise children by faith, go
shopping by faith, deal with the boss in faith, do the
laundry and cook breakfast in faith, sleep and get up in
faith--all in the strength that God supplies.
Our daily confession can go something like this:
by the blood of Jesus
According to Isaiah 61:9 I am the "blessed of
the Lord." By Jesusí stripes, everything in my life
is healed and made whole. My physical and mental health are
solid. My relationships are healthy, too. Jesus is in charge
of my finances through my tithing; if I lose my job, Jesus
will give me a better one with more pay. If the devil is
foolish enough to attack me or my family, he has already
lost the battle.
Our whole household is covered by the blood of Jesus--our
cars, our finances, our children, our dogs and cats and
everything else. All our children are taught of the Lord,
and great is their peace. No weapon formed against us shall
Add your own favorite Scriptures. Confess the healing
Word daily and whenever else youíre inspired to do it. And
donít wish for the results you seek. Expect
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