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Give Yourself a Little Test
Will God do for you the same thing He did for Ken and me?

Certainly, He will.

He is tender and merciful toward you. He loves you without reservation. He loves you more than your wife, your husband or your children do. Nobody on earth can love you as fully as God does. He is love!

“Yeah, but you don’t know the bad stuff I’ve been doing,” someone might say. “The reason I’m sick and defeated right now is because I’ve been living a sinful lifestyle.”

Then repent! If you haven’t been doing what’s right, receive God’s forgiveness and get cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Then take what belongs to you in Christ which is healing, health and well-being.

Truth be told, every believer needs to repent from time to time. We all miss it now and then, sometimes without even realizing it. That’s why in my life, when things aren’t working, the first place I look is at me. I don’t blame my problems on God or anyone else. Instead, I give myself a little test. I ask, “Am I spending time in the Word every day? Am I believing and acting on what God is showing me? Am I saying what He says about my situation? Am I walking in love and keeping His commands, or have I been disobedient?”

To be clear, I’m not saying that every time you experience a symptom of sickness, it’s because you’ve disobeyed the Lord. Not at all. Many times sickness is just a sign that the devil is up to his old tricks. He’s the thief and he comes “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10). So when we have problems with sickness, we often just need to go after him and say, “No you don’t, devil! You’re not touching my body! You get your hands off me, in Jesus’ Name!”

If we’re going to be ready to do that, however, we must keep our spirit strong all the time. We must stay built up by staying in the Word!

Take A Double Dose OF God's Medicine
According to Proverbs 4:22 AMP, one reason staying in the Word is so vital is because it is “healing and health,” or “medicine” to all our flesh. What would you do if you went to the doctor for an illness and he prescribed a medicine for you that could save your life? You wouldn’t just put it on the shelf and let it sit there. If you did, it wouldn’t help you. So you’d take it as prescribed!

For God’s Word to work in us the way He intends, we must do the same thing. We can’t just leave our Bible unopened on the nightstand. We have to do what God says: "Attend to my words, consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart." (verses 20-21, AMP)

I like to take God’s healing medicine even when I’m well. I want to get His Word in my heart and mind in advance so that when I need it, it’s already inside me. I’ve done this for so many years now that I rarely have symptoms of sickness come on my body at all. But if they do, I increase my dose. I go over healing scriptures and take God’s medicine daily, three or four times a day.

What specific scriptures do I use as my healing medicine?

The Bible is full of them and I love them all, but one of my favorite passages is Isaiah 53:4-5, AMP. It says this about the crucifixion of Jesus:
Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment]…. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
According to those verses, when Jesus went to the cross He took upon Himself all the bad things that came on the earth through mankind’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. He “redeemed us from the curse,” as Galatians 3:13-14 says, so that THE BLESSING could come upon us.

What does it mean to be redeemed from the curse? For one thing, it means all our sins are washed away. There’s no sin we could ever commit that hasn’t already been taken care of by the blood of Jesus. That’s why we can receive Him as Lord, live clean lives, and not only be forgiven of sin but walk in victory over it.

This, by itself, is a tremendous BLESSING. But there’s even more to it. As Deuteronomy 28:60-61 AMP says, “all…diseases…. every sickness and every affliction” are included in the curse. Therefore, healing is just as available to us as forgiveness of sin and the new birth—simply because Jesus has paid the price for it.

So, receive your healing by faith today. Take your stand on the Word of God and keep His medicine in front of your eyes, in your ears, in your heart and in your mouth until there’s not one symptom of sickness left in your body.

Learn how to live healed—all the time!

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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