MGHM Healing Brief, 6/11

Planting the Healing Word, Part 2

In last month’s Brief we hammered on the principle that sowing precedes reaping in every area of life. “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). If we sow tomatoes, we reap tomatoes. If we sow soap-operas and gossip, we reap a bumper crop of trivial nonsense. And if we sow healing of body, mind, and spirit, we reap lives that are healthy in every respect.

The bottom line is that successful sowing and reaping works the same in spiritual matters as in the family garden. It’s summed up in one sentence in Luke’s gospel, 8:15 (NIV): “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” The cleansed heart of a believer is the soil; the Word of God is the seed; the good weather that matures the crop is the persistent confession of that Word.

Read the healing Scriptures

Let’s turn, then, to some questions about sowing-and-reaping that are likely to come up in a healing seminar.

Q: Where do I find “Word-seed,” and how do I sow it in my heart? Any Scripture that speaks to your condition is one you can use. Check your Christian bookstore for a paperback that presents all the healing Scriptures in a convenient format. Listen to Christian TV and tapes that teach healing. Read the healing Scriptures aloud. Read books on healing that are based on the Word. Memorize the Scriptures that speak to you.

Speak the Word aloud

Q: Once I’ve found suitable “Word-seed,” how do I plant and water it for a crop of healing? The time-tested method is to speak the Word aloud to the condition that troubles you—and to keep on speaking it until your faith is securely lined up with healing will of God. Then you can be confident that His power will bring in the crop. It’s not a matter, by the way, of repeating Scripture mechanically as if you were brushing your teeth. The Holy Spirit will prompt you whenever it’s time to speak the Word in faith.

Q: I’m too busy as it is. How will I find time to do all this planting? Find the time! Luther once remarked that the busier he got, the longer he prayed, and everything fell into place. If you’ll follow the Holy Spirit’s promptings and spend the necessary part of your day hearing and planting the Word, your needs will be met, and the time will seem very well spent.

     Just "hang in there"

Q: How long will I need to speak healing Scripture aloud? It depends. How much healing do you need? If you plant lots of Word-seed, you’ll get a huge crop of healing. If you plant just a little, then you’ll get a tiny harvest. How big and complex is your problem? Do you have cancer or a headache?

Q: How long will I have to wait for my crop to mature? As long as it takes. The gift is already ours from God’s standpoint; our part is to receive it. Remember that if we plant tomatoes, corn, apples, or anything else, we don’t get a crop the next day. So just “hang in there” until you experience what you need.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the process is simple and stress-free. So just do it! When your harvest comes in, you’ll have no regrets.

                                                                                     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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