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In his book, Healing The Sick, T. L. Osborn says "if sickness is the will of God then why are so many people trying to get rid of the will of God by going to doctors or having Pastors pray for them?"
Maybe we have been praying wrong, we should pray that God will make many people sick so that He can get all the glory! That would be really silly. Wouldn't it? Most people are trying to get set free, but they wrongly put the blame on God for their sicknesses. Sometimes God allows sickness to come upon us, but this is usually after much effort to convict us of our sins and our need to repent. The work of Jesus shown in the miracles He performed and the Words that He spoke reveal the will of God in the area of healing.
Find the will of God, your health, your healing, and seek God to set you free! Once freed you can tell others the good news and pray for them for their freedom!
Here are a few verses to support that:
- John 8:36, NKJV:
- If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
- John 8:32
- You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
- Gal 5:1:
- Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.
And do not subject yourself or your body back to the attack of your enemy. You might still feel the pain, for the attack is partly in your mind and the rest is in your body. Your fight is a fight of faith, what you believe should dictate your state of being verses what you are feeling. When pain attacks me, I always view it as from my enemy trying to rob me of God's perfect will. My loving God reveals His will: my health, I have to be healthy and able, to continue to build His Kingdom on this earth.
3 John 2 reveals that God's will for us is health. It says, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth."
The key to health, as per Apostle John, is to embrace the truth and walk in it, not embrace the pain or the sickness and walk in it. Have you ever heard the term "I caught a cold," or "I came down with this sickness"? Well, drop that cold, don't catch it! Rise up O saint of God, "let God arise and your enemies [including sicknesses] be scattered!" (Psalm 68:1).
As in all victories we sing after we come through the battle victorious, right? Well, sing during the battle because the battle is the Lord's even though we must stand and fight! Read Psa. 68: 1-35, there are many famous scriptures that are quoted continuously by many great men and women of God. Pay attention to verses: 3, 6, 18-20, 28, 32-35. They say:
3 But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
6 God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.
19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation!Selah
20 Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
28 Your God has commanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord,Selah
33 To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
34 Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.
Your words will either defeat you or enforce the victory that Jesus cross provided for you. Whom will you believe? What words will you speak? Words of faith and victory or words of doubt and defeat?
Jesus died so that we could have life, healing, and provision. He became poor that we might become rich. Richness should not be related to money alone, for those who suffer terribly in their bodies with sickness, richness is definitely a healthy body.
Do you want the victory? Record the scriptures God gives you by revelation or rhema, keep them before you and on your lips. Memorize them simply by praying them everyday until you come to the place that you know them to be the truth in your life. You are convinced that they are not just words from the Bible, but words from God to you. You are building your shield of faith-faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Here are some scriptures that are good to meditate on -- look them up, study them, get them into your heart and being: Job 42:10, Job 2:7, Psa. 103:1-4, Psa. 107: 1-3, 20; Luke 4:18; Isa. 53:3-5; Acts 10:38; Isa 58:6; Jn 14:16; Gal 5:1; 1 Peter 2:24; Heb. 11:1, 6; James 5:14-16 (NKJV)
There are many other scriptures but these will help get you started in building your shield of faith as you believe. Remember, don't leave your shield at home, but at the moment of attack by sickness or pain, lift up your shield of faith, pray or speak the scriptures that fill your heart and proclaim the blood of Jesus over your life and body.
Pray this prayer:
Jesus, I accept your sacrifice on the cross for me, your blood shed saves me from sins, your stripes healed my sicknesses and pains, therefore, I apply your blood to free me, I tell the enemy he must release from me and go. I tell the pain that although you are attacking me, you are no longer my pain since Jesus bore this pain that is no longer mine on His Cross. Devil I remind you of the judgments written against you still stand and you must obey Jesus as I accept His Cross. His hanging on the tree delivered me from the curses in my life. I am free, so devil flee from me and take all these symptoms with you, amen.