Elizabeth and I have not been sick in over two years. We don't have a family physician and don't have a medicine cabinet in our home. This is not because...
1. Know the truth:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
Many people struggle through life living way below the blessings and plan God has for them. This is not because God doesn’t love them or because they’re not good people. It is simply because they lack knowledge. The most important knowledge someone can have is to know God and His true nature of love. God is love. (1John 4:8) God is love and loves all of us with an unconditional love. Jesus came to earth to reveal to us God’s nature of love. (Hebrews 1:3) Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, forgave the sinner, gave purpose to the lost, and delivered the bound. Not only did Jesus reveal the love nature of Father God; He came to point out humanity’s enemy and his plan to destroy lives.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
In this passage Jesus makes His purpose clear and also identifies the purpose of our enemy, the devil. Jesus as the expressed image of God came to give life in abundance. The devil is a thief who comes to destroy life. Jesus did His best to show the world how good God the father is and how evil the devil is. It is important for all of us to know God is good and only does good. The devil is bad and can only do bad things. This knowledge is important. Now when things come up in your life you can distinguish who it came from and chose whether to receive it or reject it. With this understanding, I think it is safe to define sickness and disease as something that comes from the devil because it is negative and destructive to all of our lives. I also think it is safe to say, it is God’s plan for all of us to walk in health and enjoy abundant living.
2. Receive the truth:
Our enemy, the devil, has been defeated. We don’t have to live in fear of what he may do to us. Jesus disarmed the devil and all of his kingdom of their power when He died on the cross and rose to life on the third day. (Colossians 2:15) The bible declares our position as born again believers is with Christ in heavenly places. This means the devil, his demons, and his disease are all under our feet. (Ephesians 2:6) We are to live above him, walk above him, and talk above him. The only weapon of warfare the devil has is his lies. He is the father of lies. He gains access in our lives when we receive his lies as truth. The only power he has is the power we give him when we fall to his trickery and are deceived by his lies. If what you see or feel is different than what you read in the bible than it is a lie. (Romans 3:4)
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38
When you look at the life of Jesus in the gospels you find Him healing the sick everywhere He went. You will not find Jesus refusing to heal any sick person or pray for the sick and them not get healed. Jesus was a healer sent on a mission by His father and empowered by the Holy Spirit to heal all of humanity. In Acts 10:38, the bible says that Jesus healed all. Do you know what all means? You got it. It means all! You and I are included in that all. Also in this verse the bible again identifies who it is that goes around oppressing people with sickness and disease, it is the devil. God’s plan for healing and health has not changed for us today. (Hebrews 13:8) You can settle this in your heart. It is God’s plan for you to be healed and walk in health. Choose to receive the truth of God’s word and believe all of His promises are yes and amen for you.
3. Speak the truth:
Elizabeth and I have not been sick in over two years. We don’t have a family physician and don’t have a medicine cabinet in our home. This is not because we don’t believe in medicine or doctors. We love doctors and pray for them. God loves us and will get healing to us in whatever way we will believe for it. For most people that is medicine and doctors. The reason we haven’t gotten sick is because we have gained knowledge and understanding of God’s desire for us to walk in health. We have learned how to use God’s word to reject the devil’s lies when symptoms of sickness come.
For example, in the past when my throat felt sore and seemed as if it was closing up, I would say, “I am getting sick, or, “I am coming down with the flu.” Do you know everytime I said that I did get sick and I did get the flu. The reason I did is because I agreed with the symptoms. I received them as truth and gave the sickness power with my belief and words. Proverbs 18:21 says life and death are in the power of the tongue and we will eat the fruit our tongue produces. This means you will have what you say. Your words are powerful.
Your words either give God’s word the permission to produce health in your life or permission for the devil to bring destruction to your life. God has given us the ability to chose what we want and many of us have chosen death out of ignorance. Now when these symptoms come I will say, “Sickness and pain leave my body now. You are trespassing. By body is God’s house. You are a lie. I am the healed of the Lord!” When I agree and speak God’s word the symptoms leave every time.
These principles, God’s principles will work for you. Know the truth, receive the truth, speak the truth, and enjoy a life of divine health. God love you!