Up the Word
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.”
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.
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
doubts and distractions
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
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
not all that difficult
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
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."
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.
be glad we took the trouble, when troubles come.
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 healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here