I had a knee replacement. It has been a painful process and a miracle that has caused me to continue learning to hear more clearly the voice of Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Also, I am increasing my ability to discern the voice of the devil. You know that the devil also knows God’s Word. So, we really must learn to recognize our Father’s voice. How?
God’s Word promises peace, joy, and that we have what we say that gives us peace and joy! The Word says that we were healed. Read I Peter 2:24 discussing Jesus “by whose stripes [wounds] we were healed.” Note how the scripture doesn’t say “might be” or “going to be” healed. It says we “were” healed. Jesus already did it! Don’t let Satan use God’s Word to deceive you! For example, when somebody says, “I’m sick. Will you pray for me?” Satan has distorted the truth. Unconsciously, we’ve openly proclaimed: “I am sick.”
This time of my miracle healing has helped me take hold of what Jesus said! By faith and speaking God’s word, creative power is loosed (permitted) in our live.
“Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray believe that you receive, and you shall have them.” (Mark 11:24) Useless words work against us. If we say, “I’ve got this problem”, “I’m getting worse,” and “I’m scared about,” are phrases that express doubt, not faith!
We have the power to cause our minds to be quiet. We have God’s promise of triumph, victory. Each of us have setbacks, disappointments, and failures. We are to learn from our mistakes.
From Charles Capps’ book The Tongue, a Creative Force I learned that a) I could react out of habit praying my sickness, hurt, pain… and b) praying my problems will not work to solve them – even if a whole group of people pray. We must quit praying the problem and pray the answer.
Pray: “I am healed,” or “I have courage!” The solution to a problem is believing and confessing what God’s Word says! By faith, problems will be removed in the name of Jesus. Hebrews 10:38 says that “the just shall live by faith and not by sight.”
Don’t pray by stating that the problem or situation is getting worse. If you do, you’ve released failure by using words without faith. However, as Jesus’ disciples, we might declare: “Lord, increase our faith.” (Luke 17:56) We can pray, “Lord, give us more faith!”
Prayer does not work without faith. So, let us now thank Him for the good and the bad. (Romans 8:28) Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to put away our wrong thinking and declare victory as is God’s purpose, His will that is done at His time! The Holy Spirit continues to develop my faith in God’s word! It’s been 6 months since my surgery and this deeper lesson. Now, how about you? What are you declaring?
By faith in His spoken Word we receive healing and maturity and increase our faith. We become more bold! Spread the Good News where you are! Having learned this lesson, I now have a greater peace and joy because I have this deeper understanding. Praying for what I know he’s already done for me is the solution. Having the more mature patience to wait for his timing is the answer. Move in faith. Do not express doubt or unbelief.
Do you remember that the Bible says there is one time appointed by God for each of us to die? (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Trust Him! There is no need to fret about that because when it happens there will be no more pain… streets of gold… mansions… the presence of Jesus. (Read Revelations Chapter 21.)
When we ask for Him, God comes to us. We develop a two-way dialogue. As we continue our conversation, we grow in our relationship with The Almighty. We draw closer to Him and allow Him to draw closer to us. Thanks be to God!