“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22)
This scripture is one of my Word ‘jewels’. I keep it in a special side of my heart. I refuse to forget it! I ‘clean it’ often less it becomes hidden under the dust of empty religion and loses its shine. Since I ‘found’ this scripture I became happier and stronger in the faith. The first time I heard about it as a Rhema Word was from Pastor Derek Prince when he gave his testimony. He said that he was healed from an incurable skin disease just by trusting God for healing by believing this particular word. He said that he quoted it to himself three times a day just the way a sick man takes his medicines. He used the Word of God as ‘tablets of faith’. Doing that, little by little his health improved. In few months, he was completely healed. Hallelujah!
His testimony touched me. I decided to do that same. At that time, I was not ‘seriously ‘sick but I decided to use this scripture to build up my faith for the future and to preserve my present health. Healing is good but preventing sickness, walking in divine health, is even better. Since then, I quote this scripture from memory every day during my morning quiet time. I use my own words to pray according to the revelation ‘found’ in this word. Please observe that the Word of God must be ‘found’ so that it ‘works’ for you! I know that there is a danger of just quoting scriptures without having the faith to ‘back them up’. I do not want to fall into that religious trap. I try to be present in my mind and in my spirit, as I pray according to this word. I confess that by His grace, I am healed! My whole body and spirit are healed! Doctors can only treat one sickness at a time (I am a medical doctor, so I know). They give you medicine that may have negative side effects. But God’s Word is ‘health to all your flesh’ and has no side effects. Even the ‘crumbs’ that fall under the table of grace can be eaten safely and healing manifests! Is God not wonderful?
One of the conditions of healing is to ‘give attention’ to God’s Word. I decided to do just that! No more excuses! I need to be spiritually focused. I pray for revival in my heart concerning the love of the Bible and the true appreciation for the Word of God. I refuse to be ignorant of the devil’s strategy to make me ‘tired’ of the Word of God. I should never be bored or tired when I am reading, studying, preaching, or listening to the Word of God. Sleeping during preaching is criminal. My ear must be ‘inclined’ to God’s mouth as He whispers to me in His peculiar ‘still, small, voice’. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God! When God speaks to my ear, I must drop everything I am doing, sit down immediately and listen. I can cook later. I can phone friends later. But I cannot tell God ‘to hold on’ for me. His voice, His word is too special for me. It is life to me. It is living power for me. It is wisdom for me.
His Word is a treasure money cannot buy. I need to ‘waste’ time and spiritual effort in the quest of finding God. I am willing to do so. I do not want to work for natural food that gets spoiled. I want to work and invest in eternal food that only my Lord Jesus Christ can provide for me. I take Him at His Word. He loves it when I take Him seriously. I must pay the price and ‘find’ His word. It is true that His Word is in the pages of the Bible but even then, I must seek its meaning, its understanding, its revelation. Jesus promised that ‘if I seek, I shall find’. I believe His promise. I must cultivate an active spiritual attitude. I am seeker of God’s Word! Humbly and faithfully, I choose to develop the desire to love God’s Word. I am excited for the ‘find’ in advance. I refuse to give up on the promises of God. They worked for Jesus, they worked for other saints, therefore, they must work for me! With revelation comes power! Healing follows! Breakthrough is next! Progress is made! This is the work of the Holy Spirit! Praise the Lord!
I am hungry and thirsty for God’s Word. Each time I ‘find’ the word I was looking for I am like a woman who has found a pearl of great value. The revelation of God’s Word is more to me than silver and gold. Beneath the sand of common routine things of life, lie the spiritual rubies that adorn the crown of heavenly kings. With each revelation I ‘find’ I get richer in understanding and wisdom. The Holy Spirit leads on and I follow Him. That is why I cannot ‘miss road’. I love to follow the Holy Spirit… The way may be long and sometimes it passes thru some uncomfortable paths, but it will eventually lead to the place of light, where promises become miracles and God is glorified!
Therefore, right now, I declare that I am healed! From the top of my head to the soles of my feet, I am healed! Jehovah Rapha is my God! Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Lord, and my Healer! It is well with me!
Dear children, if He has done it for me, He will do it for you…
“I give You praise, Oh my Father in heaven…”