doctorhospital"Failure is not an option."

These words were spoken by the ICU doctor as Dylan, our three-year old grandson, was fighting for his life. I thought, “I like that doctor. Keep him in here.” We had watched Dylan grow weaker with alarming symptoms which, we learned later, had been misdiagnosed. It became so difficult for him to breathe one night that he was rushed to the emergency room, where they discovered his white blood cell count was critically high.

After being transferred to a hospital where they could properly treat him, the doctor told us Dylan had stage four leukemia with a large mass in his chest. This mass was closing off his airway. Dylan was put in a medically-induced coma so he could be treated. At one time, fourteen machines were working to keep him alive. His parents, loved ones, and countless friends joined together in faith-filled prayers.

We believed Jesus, the Great Physician, was directing everything being done medically through the doctors and devoted nurses. The situation looked impossible. At that point, someone asked, what would happen if a certain treatment failed. The doctor spoke these words that still impact us today:

“Failure is not an option!” That was a turning point for Dylan.

The critical procedure of removing the diseased blood, vial by vial was next. Every drop of his blood was replaced by the healthy, living blood of a donor. From that moment, things started to turn. Every day, Dylan needed a miracle, as there was a fight for his kidneys, his lungs, and other organs to function. We continued to pray, speak the Word and worship God, and one of the doctors said, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!”

This is what we did. We released our faith in the blood of Jesus for every situation. We declared, “Devil, you cannot win this case! Jesus already paid for our redemption!” There is a fight, but it’s a faith fight. The blood of Jesus has already won the battle and purchased complete redemption from the curse of the law (Gal. 3:13), but the victory must be enforced with a testimony of faith.

I saw my daughter’s face drop after the doctor said Dylan may never talk again and I reminded her we didn’t have what he said, but according to Mark 11:23, we have what we say. We will never forget the day we heard Dylan talk again. He is an overcomer and is healed by Jesus’ stripes!

Faith in the Blood of Jesus
The powerful evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth said, “There’s not one thing in me the blood does not cleanse.” When he prayed for a paralyzed man who felt too unworthy to be healed, Wigglesworth spoke these powerful words from Psalm 130:3 to the dying man, “If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” He said, “I want you to forget everything, except what the Bible says about Jesus.” The man put his attention only on Jesus and was healed.

Just as the life-saving blood of the donor replaced the diseased blood in Dylan’s body, the precious redeeming blood of Jesus has replaced our sin nature with God’s own righteousness. Your trust in God alone immediately qualifies you for His best blessings. The blood not only removes sin, but the stain and memory of it as well. 

Many have said, “Oh, I’ve missed it so, I wish I could forget about the past, those mistakes, and those faults and those failures, and even the wrong and sin that I did. Yea, saith the Lord, do not count as nothing My blood. Remember My blood, the precious blood, the divine blood of the divine Son of God was shed for the remission of sin. And yea, the Lord has declared, “I, even I Am He that blots out thy transgressions, and I will not remember thy sins. So do not dwell on the past. Think no longer of that which is past. And when the enemy shall bring a picture of it before your mind, just laugh and say, “Ha, ha! That does not exist, Mr. Devil!”  - Prophetic word from Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

Resist the accusations of the devil with faith in the blood of Jesus. You must look the devil in the face and take your victory and shout, “I have faith in the blood, and failure is not an option!”

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