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“WHOSE REPORT ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE?” God asked me that question when the Dr. said I had a blood clot in my lungs!! I told Him, “I’m going to believe the report of the LORD!!!”
I CHOOSE to believe the Report of Isaiah 53:3-5 and because I CHOSE what the WORD said, that by JESUS’ stripes, I WAS HEALED, and NOT what the Doctor’s report said, that I had the blood clot in my lungs, ALL the test the hospital put me through, came back NEGATIVE!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!
We MUST cooperate, and agree with GOD and HIS WORD so our COMPLETE HEALING, RESTORATION, AND HEALTH manifest in our bodies!!!!
Our hearts MUST be CONVINCED of what GOD says about us in HIS WORD!!! And to do that, we MUST, MUST RENEW our minds with the Word, so the Word can get into our hearts!!!
We can SAY until we are blue in the face, “I believe I am healed,” but if our hearts are not lined up with our confession, we are NOT going to see in the natural our healing manifestation!!!
I KNOW, because years ago when I was asking God to deliver me from drinking, it didn’t happen until my heart, and mouth came into agreement with each other!!!
I was going to this church in Germany, and I was saved, confessing Christ. But I had an addiction to alcohol!! I thought I was never going to stop drinking!! Drugs were easier for me to give up because I overdosed a couple of times (one time I died and God Himself brought me back alive), and then I went strictly to alcohol!!
I thank God for one of my brothers in the church, brother Johnson!! I told him I had an alcohol problem and was going to stop coming to church because I felt like a hypocrite!! But he said, “No sister, you keep coming to church, and keep praying to God and God will deliver you!!” And I did just that!!
I felt really bad because I was drinking, and crying at the same time to God, for Him to help me - for Him to deliver me from drinking!!
But one day I got tired; I got angry!!! I said this prayer, “God if you’re up there, deliver me from drinking!!” And I didn’t think any more about it!! All before when I was praying for God to deliver me from drinking, I didn’t mean it - I loved drinking!! Therefore, my mouth was saying one thing, but my heart was saying something else!!!
Days had passed before I realized I had not had anything to drink!! And I would normally drink from the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed - off and on during the day!! But God had delivered me and I didn’t know it!!! I was delivered because my heart, AND mouth, came into agreement with each other, and I CHOSE GOD, and DENOUNCED what the soul wanted!!! PRAISE GOD!!!! God WILL come through for us EVERY TIME!!!
Once we line our hearts, our souls, which house our minds, wills, and emotions, with what GOD says, EVERYTHING in our bodies, lives, and EVERYTHING else WILL come into alignment, agreement with GOD and HIS WORD!!!
This is just part of what Jesus has done for us; of what God has done for us THROUGH Jesus!! I suggest you search the Scriptures!! You can begin by looking up specific topics on www.openbible.info and going under the “Topical Bible” tab.
If you need ANY kind of healing in your body, or life, I suggest start studying, and meditating on Isaiah 53:3-5, which says:
“3He was despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief; And like One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him. 4 But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed (AMP).”
Also, to help you further dispute the lie that the devil tells, which is that you are sick, and going to die, here are some healing confessions, from Kenneth Hagin Ministries’ website – the teaching is titled, “Healing Scriptures & Confessions God’s Medicine – A Daily Dose.”
Confession for Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely Jesus hath borne my sicknesses and diseases and carried my pains. He bore them and carried them away to a distance. I don’t have to bear what He bore for me. I refuse to bear what He bore for me. Satan cannot put on me what Jesus bore for me. By His stripes, I am healed and made whole.
Confession for Matthew 8:16-17: Jesus Himself took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. He carried away my sicknesses and diseases. He bore them away and removed them. Disease is not mine. Healing is mine. I refuse to bear what Jesus bore for me. Satan, you cannot put disease on me. I refuse to accept sickness. I will not tolerate sickness. Sickness and disease are totally unacceptable to me.
Confession for 1 Peter 2:24: By Jesus' stripes I was healed. Healing belongs to me. I was healed 2,000 years ago by the stripes Jesus bore. I'm not trying to get healed. I've got healing because by His stripes I was healed.
Confession for 1 John 3:8: Sickness is a work of the devil. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Sickness has been dissolved, broken up, annulled, undone, and liquidated as far as I am concerned. Jesus put sickness to an end for me.
Another resource is a teaching by Pastor Joseph Prince titled, “JESUS HAS BORNE YOUR DISEASES.”
Once you begin to listen to the devil, once you allow the devil to speak into your life, through your thoughts, he will bring you more lies! SHUT the devil down, by taking captive EVERY thought, that’s not according to the Word of God! Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV, “3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” – again, SHUT down EVERY lying spirit, that brings ANYTHING to you, that’s contrary to the Word of God!!
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you can right now! John tells us in 1 John 1:9 AMP, “If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].” If you’re ready, pray this prayer from Billy Graham’s Ministry website (click this link for prayer).
I pray 2 Corinthians 13:14 (New International Reader’s Version – NIRV) and Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) over you all: “May the grace shown by the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. May the love that God has given us be with you. And may the sharing of life brought about by the Holy Spirit be with you all. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
God’s peace comes through Jesus ONLY!! There is NO WAY we can have peace, without the Prince of Peace, Jesus!! Here are some resources, that will help you grow in God:
A great resource that can help you live in continual forgiveness, is Craig Denison’s First15 devotional for August 18, 2022, titled, “A Lifestyle of Continual Forgiveness.” You want to keep yourself free from ANYTHING that will clutter your heart – keep your heart open to God!! In the “Prayer” section, Craig shows us how to take inventory of ourselves and live the forgiving lifestyle. This is what Craig said:
*Meditate on God’s command to live a lifestyle of continual forgiveness. Allow his word to fill you with a desire to be slow to anger and quick to forgive and offer grace.
“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV
“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” Proverbs 16:32 ESV
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 ESV
*Who do you need to offer forgiveness to today? What anger have you allowed to fester in your heart?
*Forgive that person or those people in your heart right now. Offer grace to them in your heart that you might receive healing in the place of bitterness.
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 ESV
NOTE: Remember, Mark is a part of the Old Covenant and was before Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection to bring us into the New Covenant. Now, God forgiving us is not dependent on us forgiving others but on what Jesus did – Jesus took our sins and gave us His righteousness. To fully understand forgiveness, click here for my teaching on, “Importance of Forgiveness.”
Craig’s final words on that day’s devotional topic, in the “Go” section were:
1 Peter 2:23 (ESV) says, “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.” May we become like Jesus and offer grace and forgiveness to others who are undeserving. May we be reflections of his love by being slow to anger and quick to offer mercy. May his light shine through us today into a world wrought with darkness and pain.
Now that God has healed everything about you, God has even fixed your broken heart, and bound up your wounds, you can “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again!!
God’s Blessings to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD
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