From The Heart

Publish date: 01/12/1997

Foundation Scripture: Proverbs 4: 20-22 (Amplified)

“My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.”   God’s word is life to those who find it and healing and health to their flesh.


Psalm 107:20 (Amplified)

“He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.”

God sent forth His word to heal us. The Hebrew translated “health” in Proverbs is “marpe” and “heal” in Psalms is “raphah.”  However, they  mean the same thing: heal, cure and make whole. In Proverbs, the word “raphah” also means to mend and repair. We can see from the meanings of the Hebrew words that these passages are not referring to spiritual healing, but to physical healing.


So many people go through life accepting second best or, in some cases, “hell on earth,”  because they have no idea that there is an answer, a remedy and a cure for their affliction. It does no good to say, “If it is God’s will He will heal me/deliver me.” Because then you could also say, “ If it is God’s will, He can save me.” No! No! No! If you are a Christian, then you should know, by now, that it is God’s will to save you - He sent Jesus long before you were born. In fact, the Bible says that He had planned to send Jesus from the foundation of the world (I Peter 1:20 and Rev. 13:8). Your salvation was planned for you from the foundation of the world and so was your healing and your deliverance.


It is God’s will to save us and it is God’s will to heal us. How do we know this? We know it because He has told us. How did He tell us? He tells us through His word. Hebrews 4:3 “For we who have  believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world. 

God has provided everything we need. All He is waiting for is someone who will believe and in doing so, receive. You see, God’s word is life, health, and healing to us when it becomes  real to us - when we believe it!


Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!”

Forgiveness, healing, redemption and provision are all part of the same package as far as God is concerned.


Isaiah 55:10-11

“ For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”


God’s will is His Word! Stay in God’s Word.  Make it part of your life every hour, every day. We must change to agree with God’s word - not change God’s word to suit our opinions and carnal thinking.  The Holy Spirit is your teacher. Allow Him to make God’s word and will clear to you. Allow the word to change you and soon you will begin to see your circumstances change all around you. God will be bringing you into His life and His health.  His word will work in you and heal you.