God bless you in the amazing name of Jesus Christ, who spoke to the world the things which he heard from his heavenly Father (John 8:26).
In my last email we looked at how God’s Word is life unto those that find them, and health [marpe] to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22). As we continue, please note the service of the messengers in bringing healing.
II Chronicles 36:15-16:
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy [marpe, healing].
There was no healing for the people because they rejected God’s Word. There was no change in their lives because they did not receive the life-changing Word. When people reject God’s Word, there is no remedy; there is no healing possible because it is the Word that brings the healing.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health [marpe].
The tongue of the wise brings healing because it speaks the Word. It decides on what it wants to say and returns it to Him allowing it to accomplish what He wants it to accomplish.
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health [marpe].
A wise and faithful messenger speaks the word he was sent to speak.
A wholesome [marpe] tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
When we do not speak the right thing, it hurts us and those to whom we speak. That is why it is important to control our tongues.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health [marpe] to the bones.
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Do not make the mistake of substituting belief in healing for actually doing God’s Word. Do not say, “I believe in healing” without actually acting on the Word. What good would it do you to believe in food if you did not eat it? You would starve. What good would it do you to believe in water if you did not actually drink any? You would die of thirst. It is not enough to just believe in healing; we must believe and act on the Word that heals. We take it; we do it; we act on it. That heals.
People believe more in natural medicine than they do in God’s Word. They will take medicine. Why not take God’s Word. God’s Word is like medicine. If you want its benefits, take heed to it. Do it! Be kind one to another, be forgiving, speak the truth in love, rid yourself of strife and bitterness, let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Take your medicine.
First, God’s Word is a healing agent just as natural medicine is a healing agent or catalyst. In other words, the medicine itself contains the capacity to produce healing. God’s Word contains, inherent within it, the capacity, the energy, the ability, the nature to effect healing in your body.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Word itself contains the power to produce what it says, just as when God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Healing scriptures contain within them the capacity to produce healing. The key to partaking of the life and healing energy in the Word is feeding on it until it penetrates our hearts, where it releases that life and energy.
Second, we might say that medicine is no respecter of persons. It will work for anyone who takes it. It is not a matter of God willing or not willing the healing of any individual, but whether or not the individual will receive healing by taking the medicine that produces it.
Third, medicine must be taken according to directions to be effective. We already read the directions for taking God’s medicine in Proverbs 4:20-21. Attend to it; incline our ears to it; do not let it depart from before our eyes; keep it in the midst of our hearts. We might say that attending to it, inclining our ears to it, and keeping it before our eyes causes it to get into the midst of our heart. Now, when the Word penetrates to the heart and stays there, it will surely bring health to all our flesh. Instead of wondering whether you have enough faith to be healed, just take the medicine.
Fourth, remember that it takes time for medicine to work. Most people give natural medicine time, and they take the prescription back for more refills. They are diligent about it. They do not take just one dose and expect a miracle. Keep taking God’s medicine. Give it time to work. Take a full course. The spoken Word is the first and greatest of the healing realities.