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Proverbs chapter four says, My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. God’s words are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh.
Jesus said in John chapter 15, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”. To abide in Jesus is to believe and do what he says, just like he believed and did what God the father said. According to Psalm 119 God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. God shows us what to do and what he has already done for us through the words of the Bible.
God heals us from the inside out through his word, which is taken into our eyes and ears, going through our minds and quickening our spirits. When we adjust our lives in response to hearing what God says, that is called repentance, and repentance is a good thing! No one is above needing to repent, or turn from a hurtful way of thinking or acting, hurtful to ourselves and to others, so part of the key to receiving healing is to follow the prompting of the word and the leading of the wonderful Holy Spirit, who will encourage you to line your actions with God’s word for your benefit and other’s too.
Modern medicine heals us from the outside in, through treatments and things that we take. Both ways are a remedy for what ails us, but God’s method of healing has only good side effects, where so many of today’s medicines have side effects that can harm.
While we learn and receive revelation from God’s word that he has provided healing for us, continue to take modern medicine but pray that the side effects will not occur and that our bodies will be protected from them, because Jesus says if we abide in him and his words abide in us, we can ask what we will and it shall be done unto us.
Just like we cannot expect a toddler to know the concepts of mathematics, we can be patient and allow ourselves to grow in the word and understanding of this revelation of healing. It’s there for you right now, to receive by faith in God, nothing to stop healing, except our lack of faith, lack of knowledge and our unbelief, but we will take care of that by seeing what God has to say, and by believing what he says, no matter what the symptoms are, or what others may say. That’s a pretty big thing to do, isn’t it?
Some folks may become defensive and argue their right to be sick. If you have said or heard something similar from a friend or loved one, don’t despair. Have faith in God. Friends, sometimes the devil will trick us into feeling ashamed of an illness, especially if the Bible says we can be healed, and becoming defensive is a natural human response that the devil is happy to take advantage of. There is no shame in needing healing and no person is above needing healing at one time or another. What God desires is repentance, which turns us to Him. Shame will turn you away from God and is right from the devil’s handbook of lies.
As you read through the accounts of Jesus healing folks who come to him, you will see that he never, never shamed someone for having a disease or illness. The things that caused rebuke from Jesus were unbelief and lack of faith in God. Until the next time, I encourage each reader to consider the miracles of Jesus and meditate upon them, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you, understanding that with God, all things are possible despite what the appearance may be to the contrary.
Until next time, may your hearts be open to receive God’s gift of healing, and may God bless you and your loved ones.