If you are a healthy person today, you need to thank God for it. If you know me I think you will agree that I’ve had my share of battles with physical afflictions. People often ask me how I handle all the major afflictions with such a positive attitude. My answer is, “Well, I tried depression but that didn’t work out for me.” But, I do know what DOES work……
1. I know God is NOT the one behind the affliction….it is the enemy, satan, who is responsible for the affliction. God is not wishy-washy! And if people have a mindset of, “IF it’s God’s will, He will heal me” then you are playing some kind of spiritual lottery. A man with leprosy told Jesus, “Lord, if You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing, be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. (Matt. 8:2-3) Jesus annihilates satan’s attempts!
2. I’ve found tons of promises concerning healing, and I stay focused on those promises of God; promises that are in His Word, the Bible. Jesus ALREADY paid the price and gives those who BELIEVE in Him, total and complete access to claim every promise. He (Jesus) has given us that free access….but, WE have to find the promises in the Word and believe, accept, and receive everything Jesus has for us.
3. Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve learned that, “The ONLY power the devil has is “The power WE give him when we CHOOSE to believe his words over God’s Word.” We have been given the power and the authority over the devil when we do what Jesus did. He used God’s Word when He was challenged by satan. He would say, “It is written……….” He’s given us that same authority.
4. Believe that you already HAVE your healthy body. My definition of faith is: “What you do with what you don’t have.” When I look in the mirror it’s obvious I don’t have that healthy body yet. BUT…..I CALL MYSELF HEALTHY! Why? Because God gives us His ability to create SOMETHING out of NOTHING using our WORDS; just like He did when He created the heavens and the earth and everything else.
So, since I know God is on my side, I know He wants me healthy, I’ve found and believe and receive His promises, I know my authority over satan, and I proclaim my victory by faith, as I speak His promises which creates my actual health…..with all that how could I NOT be joyful and positive? I choose to have a positive attitude. I only have bad days when I get spiritual dehydration. How do I handle that? Simple. Like a kid on a hot summer day, I apply a generous dose of my “Son-screen” (those 4 points) and reapply as needed.
Enjoy the video of healing verses and a song of restoration by my friend, Ryan Bell.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen