Jumat, 18 Februari 2011

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEALING



Your Body Belongs to God
Your body is a dwelling place (temple) for God (1Cor.6:20). This is why we look at sickness differently. Sickness is an attack on what belongs to God. Understanding this truth, therefore, that God made you, is essential to divine healing. If you belong to God, He wants to take care of you—not just in healing, but also in provision, wisdom, your occupation, and more.

Transformation of your thinking
Prior to salvation we are all programmed by life and the world to think a certain way. When we
encounter God, however, He wants to change the way we think. Look at this scripture: 1I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a  living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Rom.12:1-2)
The Holy Spirit, our Helper, has been given to us to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). He helps us to get rid of destructive thoughts and patterns that often cause sickness and disease. With an unchanged pattern of thinking we often accept sickness as a part of life. This is contrary to the life and ministry of Jesus, even today.

Fill Your Life with God’s Word
God’s Word also transforms us. The more we are filled with God’s Word, the more faith can increase in our lives. We are saved when we hear God’s Word, believe it in our hearts and confess it with our mouths (Rom.10-9-10). Healing comes to us the same way. It is very important to fill your life with God’s Word. The Bible shows us HOW to live. Read it, study it, believe it, confess it and most of all, apply it!

The Lifestyle of Faith
Faith comes to us through the Word of God. You receive healing by faith; you also keep your healing by faith. Faith in God means you trust Him and not doubt His love for you. You can trust His integrity. He wants you to be well. He wants to give you everything He promised to you in the Bible. Believe these truths. Faith starts with hope, (a positive expectation). Faith, however, does not stay with an expectation; when we believe (when faith comes) we have a conviction that is based on what God specifically says through His Word. It means you are fully persuaded that what God promised to you is now your reality. Confess what God says to and about you. Being negative and speaking negatively is in contrast to faith
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Where to focus
When Peter, one of 12 disciples, looked at Jesus he actually walked on the water (that was the miracle). When he took his eyes off Jesus, however, and saw the waves, he began to sink. While he looked at Jesus, the impossible becomes possible. Stay focused on God. If we focus on anything other than Jesus, we may start to doubt God and the symptoms or sickness may return; and if you doubt, you “choose what you lose”.

What If the Symptoms Return?
If symptoms return or persist, do not look at them as “problems”; rather look at them as opportunities for God’s power to continue to work in your body. Focus on God and His ability! (Num. 13 & 14; 1 Sam.17:11, 46 & Matt. 14:29-31).
True faith does not deny that the symptoms of sickness exist; true faith denies that symptoms have the final word. The Word of God has the final say in the matter. Focus on God’s integrity and His Word; He cannot lie. Circumstances, on one hand, are always subject to change; for example, the sun can shine, or it can rain. Truth, on the other hand, is not subject to change. 7 x 7 = 49. That is true. Nothing can change this truth; but, God’s promises are also TRUE. Let this Truth affect your circumstances, not the other way around. Sickness and poverty are changeable, but God’s Word is truth and is unchangeable. Change your changeable circumstances by applying the unchangeable Word of God (Rom. 4:19-20).

Praying More than Once
It may also be necessary for you to be ministered to more than once. Jesus himself had to minister to the blind man a second time. If you need prayer again ASK for it! (Mark 8:22-25).

“Do I stop using my medication?”
This is a frequently asked question. We never tell people to stop using their medication. We tell people to go back to their doctors, confirm the healing and then work with their doctors.

Seek help when needed.
From birth to your burial, you will always need help. To become grounded in the Word and to
experience God’s love, power and provision, you will need people to walk with you and to support you. We all need encouragement and correction from time to time.

God is a Giver. Satan is the thief
When we receive healing for our bodies we need to know that the enemy (satan) will try to steal it away from us. True to his nature, he will attempt to destroy everything that is precious, beneficial and Godgiven. God not only wants to heal us, He wants us to stay healed! (John 10:10). There is no comparison between God and satan—none whatsoever! Start your day by praising Him (Ps. 34:1-3; Ps. 100:4; Hab. 3:17-19 & Heb. 13:15).

Resist and overcome the enemy
By looking at Jesus, we see how to deal with and overcome the enemy. When Jesus was tempted He countered every temptation by quoting God’s Word. When tempted to change stones into bread, Jesus quoted the Bible out of Deut. 8:3, “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Quote the following scriptures daily from the Bible: Psalms 103:1-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mal. 4:2; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; Heb. 13:8.
“I pray that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers” (3John 2).  with you in your faith walk and to experience the goodness of God!

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