Since the days of the Old Testament, God has always wanted His people free from sickness and disease-cancer, arthritis, AIDS, heart trouble, even the common cold. And nothing more clearly reflects God's will for our well-being than the earthly ministry of Jesus, who spent much of His time healing the sick.
That's nice, you may be thinking, but that was 2,000 years ago. How do I get the "will of God" to manifest in my body today?
Well, first consider this: Believing that God can heal your body should be no different for you than believing He can forgive your sin. And yet, that truth becomes even more powerful when you realize that, not only can He forgive you and heal you-He already has!
God's provision for the healing of your body and the forgiving of your sin are just two of the many benefits you received when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Your forgiveness and your healing were secured for you.
But while it is important to realize that healing indeed belongs to you as a believer, it is just as important to know how to apply God's Word to your life so you can activate that healing...when you need it.
The following is a list of ways you can activate or implement the healing that already is yours. Study the scriptures listed and meditate on them. Then allow the Holy Spirit to reveal how you can apply them in your circumstances.
Believe the Word for Yourself. Proverbs 4:20-23; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 13:15, 21:22
This is the highest form of faith. It may be difficult to believe God's promises to you at first because the physical circumstances are probably screaming just the opposite of God's Word at you. So train yourself to look at God's Word, not at the evidence of your five physical senses. Hear the Word, receive it by faith, stand on it-you need no further evidence.
Pray the Prayer of Agreement or the Prayer of Binding and Loosing.
Matthew 16:17-19, 18:18-20
When two or three believers get together in Jesus' Name, He is there too. And if they ask anything and agree in prayer, it is done.
Pray the Prayer of Faith. John 16:23; Mark 11:24; James 5:15
A very simple form of prayer involves more than just praying, "Heal me, Father." The proper way to pray in faith is, "Father, in Jesus' Name, I ask You for a manifestation of my healing. I believe I receive it now and I thank You for it."
Watch how you pray, that your attitudes are straight. Make a point of praying in faith, speaking right words in prayer. And remember to believe you receive when you pray.