*Scripture Of The Day: “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 (NKJ)
A few years ago I went to the Doctor and had a test performed that resulted in having to get more tests run. It was beginning to look like a very serious condition. The spirit of fear crept in telling me of all the terrible things that could happen and show me pictures of the worst in my mind.
I combated all of those fiery darts with The Word of God. When those thoughts came, I had to cancel them. And you can’t cancel a thought with another thought, you have to cancel a thought with WORDS! You have to do it just like Jesus did in Matthew 4:1-11. You tell the enemy what The Word of God says about what he’s trying to convince you of. When he would show me biopsies, surgeries, death . . . I told him, “By the stripes of Jesus, I have been healed!” (1Peter 2:24b)
I would say it over and over again to him, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) I told the devil that not only was my healing already paid for, but so was my peace of mind, for Christ’s chastisement bought me my peace of mind about this whole situation and I was not going to take it anymore!
My husband and I bound this situation and prayed in agreement (Matthew 18:18-20); we fasted (Ezra 8:23 and Matthew 6:16-18); sowed seed about this situation (1 Chronicles 21:22-24, Psalm 126:5-6, Zechariah 8:12, 2 Corinthians 9: 8,10); we prayed in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18); took communion daily and examined ourselves (1 Corinthians 11: 23-32); anointed me with oil (Mark 6:13); spoke life and healing over my life and body (Proverbs 18:21); called the elders of the church to anoint me with oil and pray over me (James 5:14-15); asked the intercessors at church to pray specifically for my healing (James 5:16); believed we received when we prayed (Mark 11:24); and we cast all our care upon the Lord for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
If you, a family member, or friends are in need of a healing, do what The Word of God states to do! And don’t just do it once and then say, “Well I tried that faith stuff and it didn’t work for me.” No! God’s Word does not change, WE change and QUIT too soon. Don’t do that – don’t quit!
Trust Him and His timing. Continue to do what God says to do. God is faithful to His Word. Your healing is present tense, not future! If you speak and believe that it’s going to come, then it will always be in your future instead of your present! In Jesus’ name, your healing has come!
Bless His Holy Name!