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HEALINGProverbs 4:20-22 says, My son, attend to my words; incline thineear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep themin 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’sWord is medicine to all our flesh. Isaac Leeser’s translation ofExodus 15:26 reads, I the Lord am thy physician. The medicineHe prescribes is His Word.Many make the mistake of substituting belief in healing for theactual taking of God’s medicine – His Word. They say, “I believein healing” without actually taking the medicine. What goodwould it do for you to believe in food if you didn’t eat it? Youwould starve. What good would it do for you to believe in waterif you didn’t actually drink any? You would die of thirst.God’s Word is His medicine. There are several parallels betweenGod’s medicine and natural medicine.First: God’s Word is a healing agent, just as natural medicine isa healing agent or catalyst. In other words, the medicine itselfcontains the capacity to produce healing. Inherent within God’sWord is the capacity, the energy, the ability, and the nature toeffect healing in your body.Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and deliveredthem from their destructions. (KJV)20 He sent out His word, and it healed, and from theircorruptions it freed! (Fenton)Proverbs 4:22 – For they (His Words) are life unto those that findthem, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)1

Isaiah 55:11 – The Word of God will accomplish what it was sentout to do.The Word itself contains the power to produce what it says. Just aswhen God said, “Let there be light” and there was light, healingScriptures contain within them the capacity to produce healing.Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is quick and powerful, andsharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividingasunder of soul and spirit (KJV)12God’s Message is full of life and power. (Weymouth)12God’s Word is alive with energy. (Jordan)12God’s word to us is something alive, full of energy. (Knox)The key to partaking of the life and healing energy in the Wordis feeding on it until it penetrates your spirit where it depositsthat 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 Godis willing or not willing to heal any individual, but whetheror not the individual will receive healing by taking the medicinethat produces it.Third, and most important: Medicine must be taken accordingto directions to be effective. Some medicine labels read, “Takeinternally”; others say, “Take externally.” To rub it on yourbody externally when the directions say to take it internally willnot work. To take it after meals when the directions say take itbefore meals will reduce its effectiveness. To take it once in awhile when the directions say three times a day will mean limitedresults, if any. No matter how good the medicine is, it must betaken according to the directions or it won’t work. So it is withGod’s medicine. It must be taken according to directions for itto work.2

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 inthe 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 themidst of your heart. Notice this: It is only as God’s Words get inthe midst of your heart and stay there that they produce healing inyour body. Head knowledge won’t do. They are going to have topenetrate to your spirit through meditation – attending, hearing,looking, muttering, musing, pondering – to produce healing inyour body. But once they do penetrate, they will surely bringhealth to all your flesh. let them penetrate deep within yourheart. (Living Bible)You can see again that God’s way of healing is spiritual. Power isministered first to your spirit, then distributed to your body. God’smedicine must be taken internally. Listen, instead of wonderingwhether you have enough faith to be healed, just take the medicine.This handout contains Healing Scriptures. Feed on them severaltimes a day, repeating them over and over again to yourself. Themedicine itself will work if you will get it inside of you.Fourth: Remember that it takes time for medicine to work. Mostpeople give natural medicine a lot of time, patience, and money towork. They take the prescription back for refills and more refills.They are diligent about it. They don’t just take one dose and expecta miracle. Keep taking God’s medicine. Give it time to work.Take your medicine. Say these Scriptures to yourself. Think onwhat you’re 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 Lordshewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, thewaters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute andan ordinance, and there he proved them, and said,3

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 tohis commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put noneof these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon theEgyptians: 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)CONFESSION: God is speaking to me now, saying, “I am theLord that healeth thee.” He is watching over this Word to performit. He is the Lord that healeth me. He is healing me now. ThisWord contains the ability to produce what it says. He is the Lordthat healeth me. He is healing me now. His Word is full of healingpower. I receive this Word now. I receive the healing that is in HisWord now. Healing is inherent in God’s nature. God is in me. Mybody is the temple of God. My body is the temple of the Lordthat healeth me. God is bigger than sickness and Satan. God isdwelling inside of me now, healing me now. The Lord that healethme is my Shepherd; I do not lack healing. My body is in contactwith the Lord that healeth me. My body has to respond to God’shealing life and nature at work in me now. Healing is in God, andGod is in me. I thank You, Father, because You are my Healer;and You are healing me now.Exodus 23:25 - And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and heshall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sicknessaway from the midst of thee. (KJV)25. And give worship to the Lord your God, who will senda blessing on your bread and on your water; and I willtake all disease away from among you. (Basic English)25 I will free you from disease. (Moffatt, Smith-Goodspeed)4

25 I have turned aside sickness from thy heart. (Young)25 and keep sickness away from thy company. (Knox)CONFESSION: “I will” is the strongest assertion that can be madein the English language. God is speaking to me now saying, “I willtake sickness away from the midst of thee.” God is watching overthis Word, performing it in me now. He is taking sickness awayfrom the midst of me. Good-bye, sickness! The Lord is taking youaway from the midst of me. Thank You, Father, for taking sicknessaway from me. I thank You for doing what You said.Deuteronomy 7:15 – And the Lord will take away from thee allsickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, whichthou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them thathate thee. (KJV)CONFESSION: The Lord is taking away from me all sickness. HisWord contains the ability to do what it says. His Word will not returnvoid but will accomplish what it was sent to do. The Lord is takingaway from me all sickness, every trace of weakness and deficiency.Sickness is going out of me now. Thank You, Father, for taking awayfrom me all sickness like You said.Psalm 30:2 – O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hasthealed me. (KJV)Mark 11:24 – Therefore I say unto you, What things soever yedesire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shallhave them. (KJV)CONFESSION: I believe I have received my healing. Thou hasthealed me. I don’t consider what I feel. I believe I am healed.Thou hast healed me.Psalm 42:11 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why artthou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praisehim, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. (KJV)5

CONFESSION: I refuse to be cast down or discouraged. I amthe conqueror. I will yet praise Him Who is the health of mycountenance and my God. Father, I praise You because You arethe health of my countenance.Psalm 91:1-6, 9-10 – 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of themost High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I willsay of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in himwill I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of thefowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee withhis feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall bethy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror bynight; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilencethat walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth atnoonday. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge,even the most High, thy habitation; 10 there shall no evil befallthee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. (KJV)1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shallremain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty[Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Amplified)1He who sitteth under the secret protection of the Most High,shall rest under the shadow of the Almighty. (Leeser)1One who lives under the Most High’s screen, lodges underShaddai’s canopy. (Byington)1He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abidesin the shadow of the Almighty,2will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God,in whom I trust.” (RSV)1He who is dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, inthe shade of the mighty lodgeth habitually, He is sayingof Jehovah (Young)1Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret place of the Lord,and under the shade of the wings of the Most High (Basic English)2Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strengthhe is my God (Basic English)6

1He who dwells . Says of the Lord (Smith-Goodspeed)1He who lives under the protection of the Most High, underhis heavenly care content to abide, (Knox)2can say to the Lord, Thou art my support and my stronghold,my God, in whom I trust. (Knox)3He will take you out of the bird-net, and keep you safe fromwasting disease. (Basic English)3He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from alldeadly disease. (Good News)3 and from the deadly plague. (Beck)3It is he that rescues me from every treacherous snare,from every whisper of harm. (Knox)4Sheltered under his arms, under his wings nestling, thou artsafe; his faithfulness will throw a shield about thee. (Knox)4 His faithful promises are your armor. (Living Bible)5Nothing shalt thou fear from nightly terrors (Knox)6 from the assault of man or fiend under the noon. (Knox)5You will have no fear of the evil things of the night (Basic English)6Or of the disease which takes men in the dark (Basic English)6 the plague ravaging at noon. (Beck)6 nor the devastating plague at noon. (New American Bible)6 or the plague raging at noonday. (New English Bible)6 nor the plague that destroys at midday. (NIV)6 nor of the deadly disease that wasteth at noonday. (Leeser)9Because you have said, I am in the hands of the Lord,the Most High is my safe resting-place. (Basic English)10No disaster will befall you, no calamity will comeupon your home. (New English Bible)10There is no harm that can befall thee (Knox)10No disaster will befall you, Nor calamity come nearyour tent. (Smith-Goodspeed)10 and so no disaster will strike you, no violence willcome near your home. (Good News)10So sickness will not approach you, Contagion not enteryour rest. (Fenton)7

CONFESSION: I am abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth me, is my refuge and fortressagainst disease. His Word is my shield and buckler against sickness.I’m trusting under His wings because Malachi 4:2 says thereis healing in His wings. I’m not afraid of disease. I’m not afraidof sickness. I’m abiding under the shadow of Jehovah-Rapha, theLord that healeth me. No plague shall come nigh my dwelling ormy body. I resist sickness and disease. I refuse to accept it! It’s notmine! I refuse to be sick in Jesus’ Name. Sickness cannot trespassin my body. Sickness, (name it), you can’t come nigh my dwelling.I refuse you! I resist you!Psalm 103:2-3 – Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not allhis benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth allthy diseases. (KJV)3He pardons all my guilt and heals all my suffering.(New English Bible)3 he takes away all your diseases. (Basic English)3 Who is healing all thy disease. (Young)CONFESSION: Bless the Lord, Jehovah-Rapha, O my soul.Blessed be God the Father. Lord, I praise You. Lord, I thankYou and praise You for Your benefits. (A benefit is a conditionof a contract, not a bonus thrown in extra at the discretion ofthe employer.) You forgive all my sins, all my faults, all myfailures and disobedience. You heal all my diseases, and I thankYou for it. Healing belongs to me as part of the New Covenant.Healing is my redemptive right. Thank You, Father, for healingall my diseases!Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and deliveredthem from their destructions. (KJV)20 he sent his word to heal them and preserve their life. (Moffatt)20 and delivereth them from their graves. (Leeser)20He sent out His word, and it healed, and from theircorruptions it freed! (Fenton)8

CONFESSION: He sent His Word and healed me. His Word healsme and delivers me from my destructions. His Word frees me frommy corruptions. God’s Word says in Isaiah 55:10-11 that it containsGod’s ability to perform what it says. His Word is healing me now.His Word contains His healing power. His Word is working in menow. He has sent His Word and healed me.Proverbs 4:20-22 – 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thineear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keepthem in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto thosethat find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)21 let them penetrate deep within your heart. (Living Bible)22Let a man master them, they will bring life and healingto his whole being. (Knox)22 and to all his body a healing. (Leeser)22 to every part of one’s flesh they bring healing. (Rotherham)CONFESSION: God’s Word is health to all my flesh. HisWord is medicine to my flesh. I am the Lord that healeth theeis medicine to all my flesh. I will take sickness away from themidst of thee is medicine to my flesh. The Word of God is fullof the life of God. That life is saturating my spirit. God’s lifeand healing power is in His Word, and His Word is at work inme now. The Word of God is depositing the life of God and thehealing of God into my spirit. That life and health is spreadingout of my spirit into every tissue and pore of my body, creatinghealth and soundness. My body has no choice but to respondto the healing in the Word that is being absorbed into me now.Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings ofa sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (KJV)18A reckless tongue wounds like a sword, but there is healingpower in thoughtful words. (Moffatt)18Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, butwisely spoken words can heal. (Good News)18There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like thewounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wisemakes one well again. (Basic English)9

CONFESSION: My tongue makes me well. I have what I say.I say, The Lord is my Healer. I say, He takes sickness awayfrom me. I say, No plague can come nigh my dwelling. I say,He healeth all my diseases. What I confess, I possess. Mywords make me well. There is healing power in my words,for they are God’s Words. I speak health to every muscle,tissue, fiber, and cell in my body. I release God’s healingpower with my words into my whole body. Healing is mine!Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (KJV)22Being cheerful keeps you healthy. (Good News)22A happy heart is a healing medicine (Smith-Goodspeed)22A glad heart makes a healthy body (Basic English)22A glad heart helps and heals (Moffatt)22A glad heart is excellent medicine, a spirit depressedwastes the bones away. (Jerusalem)22A cheerful heart makes a quick recovery; it is crushedspirits that waste a man’s frame. (Knox)22The best medicine is a cheerful heart (Fenton)22A joyful heart worketh an excellent cure (Rotherham)22 a broken spirit makes one sick. (Living Bible)CONFESSION: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I have a merry heart.Sickness can’t dominate me. Satan can’t dominate me. What doyou think you’re trying to do, devil? You can’t put sickness onme. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I have a merry heart.I’m full of joy. A merry heart works like a medicine. God’smedicine is working in me!Isaiah 53:3-5 – 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man ofsorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were ourfaces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruisedfor our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was uponhim; and with his stripes we are healed. (KJV)10

3 a man of pains, and acquainted with disease (Leeser)3 he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease (Basic English, Masoretic O.T.)3 Man of pains and familiar with sickness. (Rotherham, Byington)4But only our diseases did he bear himself, and our painshe carried. (Leeser)4But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put onhim: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whomGod’s punishment had come. (Basic English)4Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried (Masoretic O.T.)4Yet surely our sicknesses he carried, And as for our painshe bare the burden of them. (Rotherham)4But in fact it was our sicknesses he was carrying, our painshe was loaded with. (Byington)4Yet it was our sicknesses that he bore, our pains that hecarried. (Smith-Goodspeed)5 through his bruises was healing granted to us. (Leeser)5 by his stripes there is healing for us. (Rotherham)5 the chastisement to give us soundness came on him,and by his stripes we got healing. (Byington)5 the blows that fell to him have brought us healing. (Moffatt)5 we are healed by the punishment he suffered, made wholeby the blows he received. (Good News)5 by his bruise there is healing for us. (Young)5 the chastisement needful to obtain peace and well-beingfor us was upon Him, and with the stripes that woundedHim we are healed and made whole. (Amplified)CONFESSION: Surely He hath borne my sickness and diseasesand carried my pains. He took my sicknesses on Himself andcarried my pains. He bore them and carried them away to adistance. I don’t have to bear what He bore for me. I refuse tobear what He bore for me. Satan cannot put on me what Jesusbore for me. By His stripes, I am healed. By His stripes, I gothealing. By His bruise, there is healing for me. His punishmenthas brought me healing. Healing has been granted to me. Withth