Proverbs 4:20-22 says, My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)

The Hebrew word for “health” in verse 22 is “medicine.” God’s Word is medicine to all our flesh. Isaac Leeser’s translation of

Exodus 15:26 reads, I the Lord am thy physician. The medicine He prescribes is His Word. Many make the mistake of substituting belief in healing for the actual taking of God’s medicine – His Word. They say, “I believe in healing” without actually taking the medicine. What good would it do for you to believe in food if you didn’t eat it? You would starve. What good would it do for you to believe in water if you didn’t actually drink any? You would die of thirst. God’s Word is His medicine. There are several parallels between God’s medicine and natural 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. Inherent within God’s Word is the capacity, the energy, the ability, and the nature to effect healing in your body.

Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (KJV) 20 … He sent out His word, and it healed, and from their corruptions it freed! (Fenton)

Proverbs 4:22 – For they (His Words) are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)

Isaiah 55:11 – The Word of God will accomplish what it was sent out to do.

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.

Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit … (KJV)
12 God’s Message is full of life and power. (Weymouth)
12 God’s Word is alive with energy. (Jordan)
12 God’s word to us is something alive, full of energy. (Knox)

The key to partaking of the life and healing energy in the Word is feeding on it until it penetrates your spirit where it deposits that life and energy.

Second: We might say that medicine is no respector of persons. It will work for anyone who takes it. It is not a matter of if God is willing or not willing to heal any individual, but whether or not the individual will receive healing by taking the medicine that produces it.

Third, and most important: Medicine must be taken according to directions to be effective. Some medicine labels read, “Take internally”; others say, “Take externally.” To rub it on your body externally when the directions say to take it internally will not work. To take it after meals when the directions say take it before meals will reduce its effectiveness. To take it once in a while when the directions say three times a day will mean limited results, if any. No matter how good the medicine is, it must be taken according to the directions or it won’t work. So it is with God’s medicine. It must be taken according to directions for it to work.
The directions for taking God’s medicine are found in:

Proverbs 4:20-21 – Attend to them, incline your ear to them, don’t let them depart from before your eyes, and keep them in the midst of your heart.

We might say that attending to them, inclining your ear to them, and keeping them before your eyes causes the Word to get into the midst of your heart. Notice this: It is only as God’s Words get in the midst of your heart and stay there that they produce healing in your body. Head knowledge won’t do. They are going to have to penetrate to your spirit through meditation attending, hearing, looking, muttering, musing, pondering to produce healing in your body. But once they do penetrate, they will surely bring health to all your flesh…let them penetrate deep within your heart. (LB)

You can see again that God’s way of healing is spiritual. Power is ministered first to your spirit, then distributed to your body. God’s medicine must be taken internally. Listen, instead of wondering whether you have enough faith to be healed, just take the medicine.

This outline contains Healing Scriptures. Feed on them several times a day, repeating them over and over again to yourself. The medicine itself will work as you will get it inside of you.

Our Thoughts Create Endowed with this gift, we are able to mold our own lives and create our destiny. Our lives today are the direct result of our past and present thoughts, feelings, words, emotions, and desires. Any time we don't like something in our lives, we can acknowledge that our past thoughts might have had something to do with this. Once we understand that we have created everything in our life, good and bad, we realize that we also have the power to change anything in our life by merely changing our thoughts.

Fourth: Remember that it takes time for medicine to work. Most people give natural medicine a lot of time, patience, and money to work. They take the prescription back for refills and more refills. They are diligent about it. They don’t just take one dose and expect a miracle. Keep taking God’s medicine. Give it time to work.

Take your medicine. Say these Scriptures to yourself. Think on what you are saying in your heart. Use them in praise to the Father. His Word is medicine to all your flesh.

Exodus 15:25-26 – And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. (KJV)

26 … I the Lord am your healer. (New English Bible)
26 … for I the Lord am thy physician. (Leeser)
26 … I am the Lord your life-giver. (Basic English)
26 … I am Yahweh thy physician. (Rotherham)
26 … I, Jehovah, am healing thee. (Young)
26…for I, the Lord, make you immune to them (diseases). (Smith-Goodspeed)
26 … I, the Lord, will bring thee only health. (Knox)

Lord I want to live for thee, Every-day and hour. Let thy spirit be with me, In it's saving power. In my weakness be my strength, In my trials all, be thou near me all the day, Hear my every call. Leave me not to walk alone, Lest I droop and die. Let they Spirit go with me and attend my cry. Keep my heart and keep my hand, keep my soul I pray. Keep my tongue to speak thy praise, keep me all the way.

When you walk through the storm hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark at the end of the storm there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song of the lark. Walk on, through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, with hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone!

CONFESSION: God is speaking to me now, saying, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” He is watching over this Word to perform it. He is the Lord that heals me. He is healing me now. This Word contains the ability to produce what it says. He is the Lord that heals me. He is healing me now. His Word is full of healing power. I receive this Word now. I receive the healing that is in His Word now. Healing is inherent in God’s nature. God is in me. My body is the temple of God. My body is the temple of the Lord that heals me. God is bigger than sickness and satan. God is dwelling inside of me now, healing me now. The Lord that heals me is my Shepherd; I do not lack healing. My body is in contact with the Lord that heals me. My body has to respond to God’s healing life and nature at work in me now. Healing is in God, and God is in me. I thank You, Father, because You are my Healer; and You are healing me now! Amen Amen Amen

Author's Bio: 

Bishop Matthew A. Barber the baby boy of his beloved parents Rev. William and Mrs. Annie Mae Barber, is a prophet, preacher, teacher, evangelist, inspirational and motivational speaker. He is known for his human but divine, life-applicable, realistic approach to preaching and teaching God’s Holy Word. Starting his Christian and Musical Education at an early age, when he was a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church were his father Rev. William Barber, Sr. was the Founding Pastor, Bishop Barber now serves as Overseer of the church. In addition, he is the Establishmentarian and Visionary of I Believe God Ministries, Int’l Johnson City, Tennessee, where he continues to build reputation as a force for reconciliation, harmony across ethnic, denominational, generational and geographic lines. He is a son, brother, father, grandfather, musician, pastor, preacher, teacher, trail blazer, visionary, source of strength, guide, builder, mentor, confidant, spiritual-father, inspirational and motivational speaker, and The Encourager. Bishop Barber believes that if you have a question, there is an answer. If you have a problem, there is a solution. If your heart can conceive it, your mind can believe it, and your spirit can receive it, then your physical being can and will achieve it!

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