MGHM Healing Brief, 10/08

Storing Up the Word

In past Healing Briefs we’ve spoken of various death-dealing traditions that cripple the Body of Christ. The worst of these is the idea that God brings evil on us “to teach us something.”

Indeed, today’s Church is so saturated with this poison that Christians seem ready to believe everything and anything but what the New Testament says about the troubles we face.

In addition to embracing bad doctrine, today’s Christians tend to put more faith in the world than in the Word. They’re apt to give first place to their symptoms, their doubts, the opinions of various secular authorities, or the endless busy-ness that keeps them from settling down with Scripture.

No doubts and distractions

Under the circumstances, is it any surprise that healing is usually regarded as a “miracle”—something wildly out of the ordinary? But the truth of the matter is that good health belongs to every member of the Body of Christ, and it’s as close to us as the nearest copy of the Word.

The universal experience of Christians who get serious about the Word is that when we speak it consistently in faith (confidence, assurance, trust), we release the power of God into any problem that faces us. To do this effectively, we have to give the Word complete authority over what we say and think—no room left for doubts and distractions!

It's not all that difficult

And what that means is that we must steep ourselves in Scripture until we’ve pushed out of our hearts and minds every notion that contradicts the heart and mind of God.

Dear one, it’s not all that difficult. All that’s necessary is that we do it, and quit doing the opposite. If we’re storing up worldly doubts and distractions in our hearts—the kind that are endlessly repeated on TV and in the “news”—that’s what will come out of our mouths in a crunch. Luke 6:45 states the principle clearly: “. . . Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

      Fortify your faith

But if we’ll take time each day to meditate on just one New Testament account of healing (twelve of them in the first ten chapters of Mark, for example) we’ll begin building our faith in the healing Word. And we can fortify that faith by meditating on our healing Covenant and repeating it aloud—Isaiah 53:4-5 and elsewhere—until it’s strong and active in our spirits.

We’ll be glad we took the trouble, when troubles come.

                                                                                     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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