FOR THOSE BATTLING SICKNESS
This morning as I sat by the pond in our garden feeding the fish and meditating on the goodness of the Lord, the song “I Am the Lord that Health Thee” came into my spirit and I reflected on the many times in my life that the Lord healed me, particularly the time in March of 2009 when a flu virus severely attacked my body and left me in an intense battle for my health and well-being that lasted over two (2) years……..but God!
In the Old Testament, speaking prophetically of Jesus, Isaiah 53:5, states, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquity, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed”.
In the New Testament, I Peter 2:24 says “…….by His stripes we were healed.” In other words it’s a finished deal.
In times of sickness, the battle for our faith can be very intense.
The facts and symptoms say we are sick, but the Truth, the Word of God says we are already healed.
The question is, Whose report will you believe?
Will you believe the report of your body, the tests and your doctors?
Or, will you believe the report of the Most High God?
No matter what manifests in your body, it is critically important that you believe the Word of God re: your healing.
I know from experience that at times this is not easy, especially when pain, malaise or other symptoms of sickness are figuratively speaking, “in your face”, or your dilemma seems to have no end in sight, nevertheless this is critical.
The enemy wants you to have faith in his words and your symptoms, and God desires you to have faith in His Words, to trust Him and to envision yourself healed.
I urge you to make up your mind to fight…….at times the fight of faith may be a hard fight, but it is a good and worthy fight!
Through hearing and meditating on the Word, develop the tenacious faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who when faced with the threat of death by the fiery furnace if they did not obey king Nebuchadnezzar’s edict to bow down and worship a golden idol stood up to the king and said:-
“…………..“O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.””
(Daniel 3:16-18 – NIV, 1984)
In other words, develop the faith to tell the enemy that God is well able to heal you and He will heal you, but even if He doesn’t heal you while you are here on earth, you will still worship, trust and believe in Him.
If you are not feeling well in your body today, know that the Lord, Jehovah Rapha is a healer.
Focus on the truth that Christ already obtained your healing.
Read and meditate on healing scriptures and believe them in your heart.
Close your eyes and see yourself healed; see yourself made whole.
Make healing declarations over your life believing the words that you speak.
Do what you can in the natural realm to facilitate the manifestation of your healing.
Remember that God can use anyone or anything to bring forth the healing in your body.
I challenge you to cast down every vain imagination and every high thing in your mind that would try to exalt itself against the knowledge of God that you are healed, to take every thought that comes against your healing captive unto Christ, and to believe in your heart and boldly declare “By Christ’s stripes I am healed.”
Here are some healing scriptures to meditate on:-
“…….For I am the Lord that health thee.”
Exodus 15:26 – KJV
“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
(Psalms 107:20 – KJV)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits; Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;”
(Psalms 103:3 – KJV)
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
(Isaiah 53:5 – KJV)
“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.”
(Jeremiah 17:14- KJV)
“Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
(Matthew 8:17 – KJV)
“By whose stripes ye were healed.”
(1 Peter 2:24 – KJV)
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
(3 John 1:2 – KJV)
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:14-16 – KJV)
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
(Hebrews 13:8 – KJV)
Here are a few healing declarations I use:-
“In the Name of Jesus I decree and declare that by Christ stripes I am healed”
“In the Name of Jesus I decree and declare that there is no sickness, disease, or infirmity in my body”
“In the Name of Jesus I decree and declare that every aspect of my body functions in the divine perfection that God originally created it to function in and operates and is governed by divine health”
“In the Name of Jesus I speak life to every healthy every cell in my body”
“In the Name of Jesus I speak death to every disease-causing germ, virus, non-beneficial bacteria, and cancer cell in my body and render their functions inoperative”
“In the name of Jesus I decree and declare that my immune system is healthy and strong”
“In the Name of Jesus I decree and declare that the healing that Christ obtained for me flows through and permeates every aspect of my body”
“In the Name of Jesus I declare that I am not moved by what I see or feel, but by the Truth of God’s Word that I am healed”
Here is Doen Moen singing “I am the Lord that Healeth Thee”…….be blessed, strengthened and healed as you listen.
Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping, keep trusting keep praying and thank God in advance for the manifestation of your healing.
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Video “I am the Lord that Healeth Thee” by Don Moen courtesy of ForGodSoLoved777 – http://www.youtube.com