Question: You mentioned in a recent post that we need to stop ‘doing healing’ by working towards healing, instead we need to meditate on Jesus finished work until we ARE healed, which means that where we are walking in and experiencing healing. Do I just envision my breakthrough by meditating on His Word?
Answer: When you meditate on God’s Word and it comes to life and transforms your thinking you start seeing yourself healed. And when you walk in this new truth you then start experiencing the manifestation of what it says.
Now, when I say ‘meditate’ I am referring to biblical meditation, and not that which is associated with Eastern philosophy or religions. In Hebrew the word meditate literally means to immerse your whole self in the truth of what God’s Word says by picturing, pondering, imagining, studying, and musing it over within your inner man, while also muttering, uttering and speaking this truth to yourself with the words of your mouth. Joshua was instructed not to let God’s Word depart from his mouth, but to meditate on it day and night so that he could observe himself doing all that it said. This was the key to how he would make his way prosperous and have good success (Josh 1:8 NKJV). Meditating on the Word therefore is not meant to be a one-off occurrence but rather it needs to be continued until revelation comes, and you see your circumstances through the eyes of what it says and not through what you see and experience in the natural realm.
Let me show you a truth in God’s Word to further explain what I mean:
My son, attend to my Words; consent and submit to my sayings [KJV says…incline your ear to My sayings]. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the centre of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. [NIV says…Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life]. Prov 4:20-23 (Amp)
I encourage you to read this passage in several different translations because it brings the meaning to life! You might have noticed that I have already included a couple for you. One of my favourite renderings is what the New Living Translation says:
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
If we want to have Jesus abundant life and power (the ‘springs of life’) flowing out of our heart, affecting our body, our mind and also our outward circumstances, then we need to keep God’s Word before our eyes and ears by reading it, meditating upon it, hearing it preached, and hearing our own voice speaking it.
I have already shared in previous messages how God’s Word is alive and full of power (Heb 4:12). And how His Word comes to life is when it becomes living and active in us. Just think about it – when you keep meditating on God’s truth and it becomes alive and full of power in your spirit, it has to bring healing and health to your flesh!
The word health or healing in Proverbs 4:21 means cure or remedy. God’s Word is the cure or remedy, or in other words, the medicine we can take to receive healing in both our physical bodies and our outward circumstances! If you went to a medical doctor and he prescribed medication for you to take three times a day, would you take it? Of course you would. You would take it in faith expecting it to cure you. And since God’s power is greater than any worldly medicine, it will not only cure the symptoms, but can also bring healing to what was causing the condition in the first place.
Now that is Good News!
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