WORD OF GOD THERAPY - A PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALING
* All scriptures are New King James Version unless otherwise indicated
Commentary by Don Scheske - For quiet meditation & prayer
Why Was I Attacked?
Satan hates God, but cannot attack him directly so he attacks that which God loves more than anything else... people. Satan especially tries attacking God's people because they are his children and the apple of his eye. -- NLT
1 Peter 5:8 "Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour."
*Satan is a counterfeit. He is AS a roaring Lion, but Jesus IS THE LION of the tribe of Judah (Judah means praise) -- NLT
1 Peter 5:9 "Take a firm stand against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are."
*God is no respecter of persons. Others have overcome the enemy when attacked and you can too
Satan's Attack is a Temporary Inconvenience! - His attacks won't succeed -- NKJ
2 Corinthians 4:18 "While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." -- Weymouth's New Testament
1 Peter 5:10 "And God, the giver of all grace, who has called you to share His eternal glory, through Christ, after you have suffered for a short time, will Himself make you perfect, firm, and strong."
GOD'S WILL IS TO HEAL: - Confidence and Faith in God begins when we know his will. If we believe God wants us sick - we can't have faith to trust God for our healing. This question must be settled before engaging the enemy. Is it Gods will that his people should be healed and healthy? Yes! --KJV
Jeremiah 32:27 "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?" -- KJV
Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that he should lie. He is not a human, that he should change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?"
A. Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
Psalms 103:1-5 "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." - NIV
Philippians 2:13 "For it is God who works in you to (his) will and to act according to his good purpose."
God's will is complete healing from ALL disease!
Deuteronomy 7:15 "And the Lord will take away from you all sickness..."
All of God's promises are fulfilled...
Joshua 21:45 "Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken (promised) to the house of Israel. All came to pass."
Psalms 91:16 "With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."
*If we believe it's God's will for us to be sick or to die before our time, we shouldn't take medicine and just let God's will be done. It just doesn't make sense does it?
Contrast Jesus with Satan (the thief)
John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
Is Jesus willing? Yes, he never turned down one request for healing...
Matthew 8:2-3 "And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.'' Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed.'' And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Who qualifies for healing? - Worshippers, believers, obedience and faith
John 9:31 "Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him."
B. Promises and Instructions in Confidence...
1 John 3:21-22 "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."
C. Praying God's will...
1 John 5:14-15 "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."
Scriptural methods of prayer for sickness and disease...
James 5:14-15 "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."
D. Pray in an attitude of "faith in God" - Our faith is not in faith, our faith is in God
Mark 5:34 "And He (Jesus) said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.''
Matthew 9:29 "Then he (Jesus) touched their eyes and said, "Because of your faith, it will happen."
Mark 11:22-23 "So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God. "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says."
*One translation says have the "God kind of faith" - Meaning God KNOWS his spoken words WILL be performed regardless of circumstances -and God's word spoken through our mouth is as powerful as God's word spoken by his mouth!
**The doubts we must guard against are doubts, which can take root in ones heart (Spirit) regarding God's will to heal you or his ability to heal you or his desire to heal you. Not the doubtful or fearful thoughts, which cross our mind from time to time sent by the devil to torment believers.
Prayer working through believers...
Mark 16:17-18 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.''
E. Our prayers carry God's authority...
Matthew 18:18-19 "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind (stop) on earth will be bound (stopped) in heaven, and whatever you loose (permit) on earth will be loosed (permitted) in heaven. "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." - KJV
F. Prayers of faith believe first, and then receive...
Mark 11:24 "What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." - New Jerusalem with Apocrypha
Mark 11:24 "I tell you, therefore, everything you ask and pray for, believe that you have it already, and it will be yours."
*God consistently works by this faith principle. ie: Jesus often asked people if they believed before he performed miracles and he always commended people who believed before they saw the evidence -- NKJ
Matthew 9:28 "And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?'' They said to Him, "Yes, Lord.'' - KJV
Mark 9:23-24 "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." - KJV
Luke 8:49-50, 54-55 "While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway:" - KJV
John 4:49-51 "The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth."
G. Why Healing Prayers Work... -- NIV
Psalms 107:20 "He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave."
1 Peter 2:24 "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed."
Isaiah 53:5 "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed."
Galatians 3:13-14 "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree''), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
Proverbs 4:20-21 "My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;" - New Living Translation
Proverbs 4:20-23 "Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. Don't lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. For they (God's words) bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do."
Premises and Promises - Every blessing carries a responsibility - every promise is conditional
H. God Gives Choice And Free Will...
Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;"
Exodus 23:25 "So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you."
Malachi 3:10-11 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this,'' says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,"
I. Tenacity and Trust in God - God loves a fighter who has confidence in Him
Joel 3:10 "Beat your plowshares into swords: and your pruning hooks into spears: Let the weak say, "I am strong."
Psalms 118:17 "I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord."
Hebrews 4:12-16 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart... Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
J. Tenacious Faith... -- King James
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised;"
Hebrews 10:35 "Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward."
K. "No Fear" Faith - Fearless Faith Reaps Rewards...
Hebrews 10:35 "Do not lose your fearlessness now, since the reward is so great."
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - KJV
2 Corinthians 10:5 "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
L. The Good Fight Of Faith... It's good because we win!
2 Corinthians 10:4 "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;"
Ephesians 6:10-13 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."
God will bring the conspiracy against you to an end...
Nahum 1:9 "What do you conspire against the Lord? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time."
Sow Seeds Into Others... Sow seeds of prayer, love, forgiveness, finances, healing, soul winning etc. What you sow you WILL reap
Luke 6:38 "Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom, for with what measure you meet it shall be measured to you again."
James 5:16 "Pray for one another that ye may be healed, The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Prayers from others help you!" -- Living Bible
2 Corinthians 1:9-11 "We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead. And he did help us, and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect him to do it again and again. But you must help us too, by praying for us. For much thanks and praise will go to God from you who see his wonderful answers to your prayers for our safety!"
M. Don't Worry! Be at peace... -- New King James
1 Peter 5:7"Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." - Living Bible
1 Peter 5:7 "Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you." - New Living Translation
Philippians 4:6 "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." - Weymouth's New Testament
Philippians 4:7 "And then the peace of God, which transcends all our powers of thought, will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in union with Christ Jesus."
N. My Confessions of Healing -- KJV
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
*Praying and applying the word of God to my personal situation. Believing in medicine is good but it doesn't help unless we take it for ourselves. Take twice daily or as often as you like. You can't overdose. There are only good side effects!
By Jesus' stripes I was and am healed. (1Peter 2:24 Is 53:5)
It is God's will that I prosper and be in health, just as my soul prospers. (3 John 2)
The Lord is my healer: (Ex. 15:26)
Jesus came that I may enjoy life and have it overflowing abundance. (John 10:10)
As I serve the Lord, sickness is taken from my midst. (Ex. 23:25)
Healing is one of God's benefits. (Ps. 103:3)
Jesus is the serpent of the pole lifted up in the New Covenant for my healing and deliverance. (John 3:14)
God sent His Word and healed me. (Ps. 107:20)
I am renewing, restoring and refreshing my mind to the word of God. ( Rom 12:2)
I pay attention to God's Word, for it is life to my body and health to my flesh. (Prov. 4:20-22)
God gives me good and perfect gifts. He has no sickness or disease to give me. (James 1:17)
As I submit to God and resist the devil, he must flee from me. Sickness and disease must flee from me. (James 4:7)
Jesus is able and willing to heal me. (Matt. 8:1-2)
Jesus can heal me through my believing, receiving, and speaking His Word and through the touch of another believer who is empowered by the Holy Ghost. (Mark 16:18)
Jesus paid for all my sin and all my sickness at Calvary. (Matt. 8:17)
Jesus, the Savior, Healer and Lord, is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb. 13:8)
Because the Lord is my refuge and habitation, no evil nor plague shall come nigh my dwelling which includes my body. (Ps. 91:9-11)
I am redeemed with the blood of Jesus Christ. ( 1 Peter 1:19)
I am justified by faith, not by works of the law. (Gal. 3:11)
Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law. (Gal. 3:13)
The blessings of Abraham have come upon me. (Deu. 28:1-14)
I am walking in the anointing which breaks the yoke of sickness off my body and I am daily fighting the good fight of faith. ( 1John 2:20 27 2 Tim 4:7)
Jesus legally redeemed me from the bondage of sickness and disease and every other work of the enemy. (Luke 13:10-17)
Jesus bore my griefs (sicknesses) and carried my sorrows (pains). (Is. 53:4)
Jesus was wounded, bruised, and beaten for my sins, sicknesses, and diseases. (Is.53:5)
I discern the Lord's body and receive all that He has provided for me, including healing for my physical body. (1Cor.11:23-30)
I am diligent to pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ interceding through entreaty that they may have every gift God desires for them. (2Cor. 1:9-11)
I am faithfully praying for others that I might be healed. (James 5:16)
To touch Jesus is to be made whole. I touch Jesus today through my prayer and my faith. (Mark 5:25-34)
The resurrection power of Jesus Christ flows from my tongue as I speak words of life. (Prov. 18:21)
I am controlling my tongue and calling those things that be not as though they were knowing God will honor my faith in him. ( James 3, Rom 4: 17)
I am walking by faith and not by sight therefore I am not moved by what I see yet I am in earnest expectation that God's creative power will be revealed. ( 2 Cor 5:7, 4:18 Rom 8:19)
I am casting down vain imaginations and bringing every thought of doubt and fear into obedience what Christ Jesus has provided for me. ( 2 Cor 10:4-5)
I am meditating on the truth of God's promises to me and thinking of good reports, lovely things and things worthy of praise from above. (Phil 4:8)
I am daily overcoming Satan by taking authority over him. (Luke 10:19, 1 John 4:4)
I have been given authority in the name of Jesus to speak to the mountains that I face. As I command the mountains of sickness, despair, hopelessness, and lack to be removed in Jesus' name, they must go and be replaced with the fullness of God's blessings. (Mark 11:22,23)
Because I meditate on the Word of God day and night, God's prosperity and success are overtaking me in all realms of life. (Josh.1:8)
The measure of faith God gave me is growing by leaps and bounds. (Rom. 12:3)
Because my faith is growing, nothing is impossible for me. (Matt. 17:20)
Jesus is moved with compassion on my behalf. He wants me healed because of His great love for me. (Matt. 14:14)
Satan cannot dominate or oppress my life, because Jesus came to set me free. (1 John 3:8, Acts 10:38)
I am walking in love, being a doer of the word and inheriting the promises of God through faith and patience. ( Gal 5:6, James 1:22, Heb 6:12
Just as God's grace was sufficient to cause Paul to overcome all of Satan's buffeting, God's grace causes me to overcome Satan's buffetings. Christ Jesus causes me to triumph in every area of life. (2 Cor. 12:9,10)
I will rise above anything and everything the devil throws at me. Nothing can keep me down, for I am more that a conqueror in Christ Jesus. (Rom. 8:35-39)
Today I will rise to new life from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept me. (Is. 60:1)
Jesus is the author of abundant life for me, while it is Satan who tries but fails to steal, kill and destroy me. (John 10:10)
I have casted all my cares, worries and anxieties on Jesus who cares for me and loves me so much he allowed himself to be beaten for my healing and killed for my sins. ( 1 Peter 5:7)
The days of my life are seventy years-and if by reason of strength eighty. (Ps.90:10)
With Long life will the Lord satisfy me and show me his salvation. (Ps 91:16)
Long life is mine because I obeyed and honored my parents in the Lord. (Eph. 6:1-3, Ex. 20:12)
My obedience to the Lord prolongs my life. (Prov. 10:27)