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You must know it is God's will to heal you. Until this fact is settled in your mind and spirit, you cannot approach healing without being double minded and wavering. The Scripture states the double-minded man will receive nothing from the Lord (James 1:6-8).

The Word of God must abide in you concerning your healing. You have a covenant with God that includes divine health—every Christian does. The problem has been that most Christians do not know healing belongs to them.

The Holy Spirit, by the prophet Hosea says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6).

In the realm of healing, this scripture has been literally fulfilled. Christians have allowed disease and sickness to destroy their bodies, all the while God's Word says, "by his stripes ye were healed" (1 Peter 2:24).

They are being physically destroyed because of ignorance of the Word concerning their healing.

The Word is the Seed
Jesus teaches in the parable of the sower the Word of God is the seed and the hearts of men are the ground (Mark 4:14-20). The faith seed of the Word concerning your healing must be planted in you before you can successfully reap the healing harvest.

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23). The Word of God is the incorruptible seed. It cannot be spoiled by disease or by any other force Satan has to offer. The Word cannot even be weakened. Forever God's Word will have life and power.

This incorruptible seed worked when you were born again. The Word concerning salvation went into your heart and produced the faith to be saved.

Faith comes for healing the same way it came for salvation—by hearing the Word concerning healing. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).

There is no substitute for the seed—not even prayer. Faith comes by hearing the Word and no other way. Praying for faith is a waste of time because God has already dealt to every born-again man the measure of faith (Rom. 12:3). You received the faith of God when you were born again.

By hearing the Word, you continue to develop your faith in specific areas. As you study the Word concerning healing, the force of faith rises up in you to receive God's healing power in your body.

Most Christians have had the seed of salvation sown in their hearts. They have no trouble believing they are saved and will go to heaven because most of the sermons preached are about salvation. That seed has been well-planted, cultivated and watered.

When asked, "Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life?" without hesitation or doubt most will say, "Yes, it is!" Have they seen the book? No, of course not. They have confidence because they have been taught that their name is written in the Book of Life. Even though they have not seen the book, they believe—that is faith in operation.

Faith should be as highly developed in the church concerning healing as it is for salvation.

If the church were told what the Word says about healing, Christians would be equally as quick to believe they are healed. However, instead of teaching and preaching that healing belongs to Christians, many have taught against healing.

It is easy to understand why the church of Jesus Christ as a whole has not walked in divine health, even though for all these years it has belonged to her.

The seeds of doubt and unbelief have been sown by traditions that came as the result of men trying to teach God's Word through head knowledge instead of by His Spirit. Jesus said that men make the commandment of God of no effect by their tradition (Matt. 15:6).

One tradition tells us healing has passed away and it was just for the early church in order to get them started. Another tradition says God heals some people, but you never know if He will heal you.

Let's agree to lay aside our worldly traditions from the mind of man. Let's simply decide to believe God's Word for what it is and for what it says. Plant his healing promises deep in your heart; they are the seed for your healing!

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
 
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.
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