Wednesday, 17th November, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed" (Acts 19:20 KJV)
When it comes to your health, God’s plan is for you to use the Word to keep your body in divine health and not to bow to human solutions. His Word is medicine; the Bible says it produces health in your physical body: “My son, attend to my words… they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22). The word “health” is the Hebrew “marpe”; it means medicine.
This means you can apply the Word as you would a prescription drug. But the difference is, God’s Word is far more effective; it never fails. Perhaps you suddenly discovered a growth in your body that seems to be getting larger and diagnosed to be malignant; don’t get into a frenzy.
First, recognize that you’re not an ordinary person; you’re born again; you have the life of God in you. Acknowledge and affirm this consciously and every so often. Then, affirm scriptures, such as Acts 19:20: “So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed.” This is talking about the Word growing mightily in Ephesus and prevailing over religion, darkness and everything contrary to the Gospel, righteousness and the life of the Kingdom.
If the Word could work so mightily and prevail in a city as Ephesus, it’ll do the same in your physical body. Meditate and affirm the Word; declare that the Word of God is growing in your mind, your heart, your blood, your brain, and every fibre of your being. Talk to the growth and say, “Growth, you can’t stay in my body, because the Word of God is the life of my body; the Word of God is prevailing against you; you have no option but to dematerialize!”
This is how you use the Word against sickness and disease. You have to learn to always use the Word, because if sickness causes you to bow to human solutions, it’ll dominate you. Before long, you could be faced with something humanly incurable. All health challenges are opportunities to use the Word of God.
If a Christian doesn’t practise using the Word against headaches, migraines, colds and fevers, what would he or she do if cancer, diabetes, arthritis or some terminal diseases strike? So, use the Word. No matter how little you think the anomaly is, use the Word, and take charge of your health. Give no place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27).
"The Word of God is medicine to my body; it has gained the ascendancy and mastery in my life. By the Spirit of God, the Word brings forth life, health and prosperity in me. It has produced health in my bones, purified my blood, perfected my heart, cleansed my skin and established me in divine health. Hallelujah!"
Matthew 8:16; Psalm 107:17-20; Proverbs 4:20-22
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Hebrews 13 & Ezekiel 16
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 12:30-41 & 1 Chronicles 17