MGHM Healing Brief, 9-10/09

Nail Down Your Healing

When modern Christians can bring themselves to believe in God's healing at all, they're apt to leave it to the clergy or to professional "healers" because they think it's such a dreadfully complex matter. But it's not. In fact, it's as simple as nailing down the four corners of a tent.

The "nails" are these. (1) Find the healing Scriptures in your Bible. (2) Know those Scriptures backwards and forwards. (3) Say them aloud as often as necessary to keep your faith focused (when you're tempted to think about your symptoms, for example). (4) Act healed, not sick.

It's getting easier and easier

To illustrate. (1) My spirit responds to Isaiah 53:5b. (2) It says that "with the stripes that wounded Him [Jesus] we are healed and made whole." (3) My sore foot is therefore healed and made whole. (4) I've been walking on it today, and it's getting easier and easier.

Dear ones, there's nothing complex about that. Yet Christians are very creative about thinking up complexities that get in the way of healing.

"But when I'm so obviously sick," some will say, "isn't it a lie to claim that I'm well?" Not from God's point of view. Our symptoms are transient; the ultimate reality is that healing is already ours. We receive that ultimate reality by confessing it. What we say is what we get.

                                 A simple, disciplined act

"But if God's will is healing, why doesn't He just heal me?" The answer is that God is concerned with our spiritual health above all else, and He won't do anything that tends to lock us into spiritual infancy. Running off to a "healer" may work for baby Christians, but the time will soon come when God requires them to take their share of responsibility for their health.

"But isn't it going out on a limb to act healed?" Humanly speaking, perhaps--and I'm certainly not suggesting that you throw away your meds before your healing is complete. But "faith without works is dead," and there are prudent steps you can take to act healed, such as bending over to touch your toes when you've been suffering from back pain. A simple, disciplined act may be all that's necessary for you receive the healing that God stands ready to give.

Positioning yourself to receive

In fact, discipline is the issue here, as in everything else that has to do with spiritual maturity. It takes discipline for Christians to "zip their lips," to quit complaining about how sick they are and how awful they feel, and to confess the reality of their healing instead.

It takes discipline to identify and master the healing Scriptures. It takes discipline to speak the healing Word to your condition--and to anyone who asks about it, even if raised eyebrows and snickers are the likely response. It takes discipline to act healed, when it's far easier to act sick.

But the net result of all this discipline is that you will have "nailed down" your healing, by positioning yourself to receive the healing power of God.

                                                                                     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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