The Bible teaches us in Mark, chapter 4, that the Word of God is seed. If you plant the seed of God’s Word, you can reap a harvest of results; but you must plant the specific seed that you want. If you plant corn, you will reap corn. If you plant the Word for salvation in your heart, you will have faith to receive salvation. When you plant the Word concerning healing in your heart, you will reap the healing harvest.
1 Peter 1:23 says, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. The incorruptible Word is the seed that goes into the heart of man. God’s Word cannot be corrupted. It cannot be spoiled by any power. When you heard that Jesus died for you and was raised from the dead. you decided to make Him your Lord because of the Word that you heard. When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, that incorruptible Word went into your heart and no satanic influence could stop it from producing results in your life. At that moment, you were born again.
Faith comes for healing in the same way it comes for salvation—by hearing the Word of God. There is no substitute for the seed of the Word. For a while, you can receive healing by having someone else pray for you, but ultimately you will have to plant your own crop in order to enjoy divine health. In the middle of the night when Satan attacks you with symptoms, there may not be anyone there to pray for you. If you have taken the time to plant God’s Word in your heart, then you will have that knowledge with you always.
A mistake many people have made is in trying to fit the Word into their own traditional ideas. In Mark 4:23 Jesus said, If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. The Amplified Bible says, If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening, and perceive and comprehend. If you will listen to God and study the Word for yourself, you will receive the truth that will set you free. The respect that you give to the Word of God as being the authority will be the measure of virtue, or power, that comes back to you. If you will make a decision to do whatever you see in the Word and make God’s Word the final authority in your life, then you will have the hundredfold principle of power working in you. Traditional ideas and teaching have kept the body of Christ robbed of power. You would be helpless to receive healing if you didn’t know it was God’s will for you to be healed.
Many try to reap a healing harvest without first planting the seed. F.F. Bosworth says in his book, "CHRIST THE HEALER", “Until the person seeking healing is sure from God’s Word that it is God’s will to heal him, he is trying to reap a harvest where there is no seed planted.” He is like a farmer that sits on his porch and says, “I believe in cotton, so this year I’m going to sit here and believe for a harvest. I’m not going to plant any seed; I’m just going to believe for a harvest.” He can sit there forever, but he will not reap a harvest until he plants the seed.
You can do the same thing with healing. You can say, “I believe in healing. I know God heals.” But if you don’t go another step and say, “I believe that it’s God’s will to heal me,” you will sit on the front porch and watch the healing harvest go to somebody else. If you expect to get results, you have to believe that it’s God’s will to heal you.
God desires for you to be healed and whole. In fact, He desires for you to walk in divine health. You need to allow revelation knowledge of divine health to become a reality in your life. For years, Kenneth and I were believers. We believed in healing. We knew it was real. When we got sick, we would pray. Sometimes we got healed; sometimes we would stay sick. But then one night we heard that healing had already been bought and paid for us by Jesus. When we heard that, we knew that our days of sickness were over. We received God’s Word and that seed bore fruit in our spirits instantly. It doesn’t take God’s Word long to bear fruit. If it is planted on good ground and you take heed to what you hear, you can plant the crop and reap a harvest of healing quickly. From the day we heard of the substitution of Jesus Christ for our sicknesses and diseases, sickness absolutely lost all power over us.
When the seed of God’s Word becomes real to you in your spirit concerning your healing, that Word will produce healing in your life.
Matthew 8:17 says, That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. You have a choice here: You can take heed to what you hear or you can write it off. If you want results, you will listen to what you hear and believe this Word more than anything else you have been told. When Jesus bore our sins, He also bore our sicknesses and disease. The cross produced a double-cure for the ills of mankind. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil—all of them! He couldn’t take away sin and leave sickness. Jesus destroyed the curse and everything it involved. He stripped Satan and left him powerless, with nothing but deception.
Allow God’s Word to be planted in your heart and your days of sickness will be over! The light of God’s Word will destroy Satan’s grip in your life. The truth will make you free from his dominion when you realize that your healing has already been purchased by Jesus. The Word says, “By his stripes, you were healed.” That is not a promise. That is a fact! The work has already been done. Your healing has already been provided for you.
The only thing left is for you to make the decision to live in divine health. Refuse to allow any sickness to stay in your body.
Determine today to make the decision to live in health and healing. God wants His people well. He wants you well and whole! He has provided His incorruptible Word as the avenue for you to receive your health and healing. Have the determination of faith to enjoy all that Jesus has provided for you. He was made sick with your sicknesses. You don’t have to bear them.
Make this confession of faith before God:
“Father, in the name of Jesus, I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, so now I accept Him as my healer. I say now with my mouth that my body is healed—from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I determine now to walk in the light of healing in my spirit, in my mind, and in my body. I believe that just as surely as Jesus bore my sins, He also bore my sicknesses. I stand now, in Jesus’ name, and proclaim that I am free from the bondage of Satan.”
If you have sickness in your body right now, then speak to it now:
“Sickness, I resist you in Jesus’ name. I refuse to allow you in my body any longer. I command you to leave. Satan, you’ll not lord it over me. In Jesus’ name, your work has been destroyed!”
Now rejoice in what God has already done for you through Jesus and what He is continuing to do in you at this moment! Praise God!