Look at Proverbs 4:20-23. It 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 unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep they heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.
Some Bibles have a letter or a number by the word "health" in verse 22 and if you look in the margin to see what it means, it will tell you the word "health" means "medicine" in the Hebrew language. So then how would it read if you put the word "medicine" in that verse instead of health? It would read, that God's Word is life and medicine to all your flesh.
These scriptures here give you direction on how to take God's Word and apply it to your life and it will make you well if you are sick, or if you aren't sick then it will keep you well. God's Word is your medicine for whatever ails you. If you take enough of it, it will bring life to you and make you well and keep you well.
But the key is to attend to God's Word like the instructions says to do here. What do you do if you attend to something or somebody? You give them your attention and let everything else go, don't you? This is what we have to do if we have a need, like healing. We must set aside time everyday to read the Word and commune with God in order to put the word in our heart. The word has to be in your heart, or spirit, before it will do you any good. It won't help you much just in your head.
It says to incline your ear to his sayings. So much of the time Christians listen to everyone else instead of what God says in his Word. If you will take the time to listen to God's Word and believe it, then you will get God's results. The world can only help us so much and they are limited in their knowledge. But God made us and knows all about how our bodies work and he certainly knows how to heal them, wouldn't you say?
So this is one way that everyone can partake of and be healed without a minister present, or anyone laying hands on you to be healed. No one even has to pray for you. Just take God's Word on healing and put those healing scriptures in your heart by reading them, meditating on them, and saying them everyday at least three or more times a day. Then you will began to see your situation change. This is God's prescription for healing and health. You can't take an over dose of God's word. Actually, the more you take the stronger you will be and the healthier you will be.
It is really up to you how well and healthy you are, or how sick you are. Did you know that? It really is. Look at that scripture again that says, the Word is medicine to all your flesh. You can take God's Word like medicine two or three times a day until the sickness is gone. It will wipe out sickness and disease in your body if you will do what it says here. If you don't, then you may continue to stay sick if you don't find healing some other way. What if there is no cure for what you have? God's Word will heal you when Doctor's can't. There has never been a disease that the Word of God can't heal. Isn't that wonderful to know?
Find scriptures that cover your situation and start putting them in your spirit by reading them, meditating on them, and listening to what they are saying about your situation. This is how you put it in your heart. Once those scriptures are in your heart, then you will believe them more than any sickness or disease that tries to attack you. You will speak those scriptures to that sickness and tell it to leave your body, and it will go to.
This is one way, and I think the best way, that healing works when you do it according to the instructions here. Of course there are other ways to get healed, but this is one way that anyone can do when no other help is available. You can take enough of God's Medicine and wipe out any sickness or disease and be healed just you and God's Word at work together.
But if you get sick and haven't spent the time before to put the Word in your heart, then you may not have time to put the Word in your heart. You will have to see a Doctor or call someone anointed to pray for you and believe God for healing that way. Don't get caught off guard like that, spend the time now while you are well to put the Word in your heart and then when you get attacked with something, you are ready with the Word and will speak to that sickness and tell it to go from you in Jesus' name and it will leave.
God's Word in your heart is what you believe, and when you speak what you believe in your heart, that's when your healing comes. Those Words spoken in faith bring it to pass.
God's Word is your medicine. Take it everyday and walk in health.
Written by Ruth Napier
All rights reserved.
Read more articles by Ruth Napier or search for articles on the same topic or others.
Read NEWEST ARTICLES by Christian authors
Read MOST READ ARTICLES by Christian authors
Read our most read and highly acclaimed CHALLENGE CONTEST ARTICLES
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.