How to stand on the word
God sent His Word to heal you, and His word works! He keeps His word. So (this is important), don't let lingering symptoms discourage you. Your healing may be instant, but if not, don't let doubts arise just because you do not see immediate results. It may take time for you to feel completely healed. So what do we do in the mean time?
1. God's word is the final authority.
The Word says: that by His stripes you were healed! [1Peter 2:24], (past tense),(quoted from [Isa 53:4-5], future tense). Receive your healing as already taken place.
2. Refuse doubt and unbelief.
When the devil pokes and jabs you to make you think you are still having symptoms or when the devil whispers words of doubt and unbelief into your mind, deal with it immediately. Cast them (and the devil), down, rebuke and bind them, in Jesus name, (Mat 16:19) (Mat 18:18), praise God for your healing. Don't dwell on them, don't accept his arguments, deception and lies. Anything that is a stumbling block to your faith, is darkness and of the devil. They may come through your own body and mind, family, friends, doctors or even pastors, I do not care where you hear or see them, do not accept them. (Rom 14:1) Receive him that is weak in the faith, but NOT to doubtful disputations.
3. Refuse to believe what you see and feel.
If what you see or feel contradicts the Word, Only believe the Word. What you see and feel are not always real, but may be manifestations of the devil, to cause fear, doubt and unbelief.
4. Meditate God's Word.
Concentrate on the Word, not on the illness. Immerse yourself in the Word, reading out loud, particularly the healing scriptures. Even listen to tapes of the word as much as possible. Do you need faith? (Rom 10:17) Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Fill yourself through the eyes and ears with the Word of God until it fills you up, and overflows out of your mouth. This will release faith, and faith releases grace and healing. (Luke 6:45) ...for, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
5. Do Not Fear!
What did Jesus repeatedly say? "Fear not!", "Do not fear!", (Luke 8:50). What do the angels say, every time they appear? "Fear not!". If you ask for Gods' protection, He will place a hedge about you. But, fear is a gateway in that hedge, that allows the devil to get to you. This is because 'fear' is the devils counterfeit of faith and is part of darkness. Light, (faith), cannot coexist with darkness, (fear). The devil will use every trick, lie, and deception, to cause you to fear and to open the gate. He is ever watchful of that gate. Therefore, keep it closed and locked, by consistently, renewing and increasing your faith! (Rom 8:15) ...you have not received the spirit of bondage, again to fear... (1John 4:18) ...perfect love casts out fear...
6. Praise God for your healing.
Praising God for your healing, before you see a manifestation, is the highest form of faith. (This IS the shield of faith!) And afterwards, thank God every day that you are healed.
7. Do Not Waiver!
(James 1:6). James said that the person who waivers in his faith should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. (1Tim 6:12) ...fight the good fight of faith... (Eph 6:12-) ...For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness. (Eph. 6:13) Therefore put on the whole armor of God and stand your ground. And having done all to stand... STAND! In this context: Salvation. Righteousness, Truth and The preparation of the Gospel will provide you with protection.; The Word of God, ("It is written: ..."), is to offensively rebuke the devil, (your sword).; and Faith is to defend against the manifestations of the devil. Once the manifestation has been rebuked, and then it 'seems' to return, begin to praise God. (Father, I praise You, and thank You, that I no longer have to believe what I see or feel.) This kind of Praise is your defense, (your shield), and seems to be even more effective against darkness, than using your sword.
8. Speak only the positive!
Speak only words that are in agreement with God's will for your healing. You have to BELIEVE you are healed, and it is difficult if you are constantly talking about your sickness. (If Jesus bore your sickness, then your sickness is gone! What is on you now, does not belong to you! Do not lay claim to it! Remember, your words have power to do both good and evil! The devil uses your negative words against you! That sickness belongs to the devil!.) Therefore, every day let God, the devil, and your body know , by what you SAY, that you believe that you have received your healing, (Mark 11:23). What you SAY is important! (Mat 12:36) In the day of judgment, men shall give account of EVERY idle word they have spoken!
If you are not sure how to pray for healing, you might recite or pray something like the following:
"Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word that says that by the stripes of Jesus I am healed. I choose to believe that Your healing power went to work in my body the very instant that I believed Your Word.
Jesus Christ is Lord over my life - spirit, soul and body. I have received the power of God to make me sound, whole, delivered, saved and healed. Sickness, disease, pain, I resist you in the Name of Jesus. You are not the will of God. I enforce the Word of God on you. I will not tolerate you in my life. My days of sickness and disease are over! Jesus bore my sickness, weakness and pain, and I am forever free!
Father, thank You for watching over Your Word to perform it in my behalf. I thank You and praise You in Jesus' Name!"
The Healing Scriptures.
The following scriptures are promises you can stand on to receive your healing: