At a recent Healing Rooms preparation time, we reviewed different ways the Word of God can be known by people. The Word of God is powerful and mighty and a two edged sword. It is one of our mighty weapons of warfare for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5. So, what is the Word of God, exactly? How does it work? How can this help with healing?
1. The Word of God is Scripture
Scripture comes from the Bible. The Bible contains history, words of wisdom, poetry, laws for society, biographies of real men and women, the life of Jesus Christ and his followers, and even future stories.
Christians acknowledge scripture as truth. Many of the verses in scripture are truths that apply to today’s circumstances. The Bible talks a lot about God and we learn a lot about God while reading scripture.
Some people testify that scripture has healing powers. Bible verses speak of life with God now and in eternity. These words, spoken over people, have been known to aid people going through physical and emotional struggles.
Dodie Osteen, the mother of Joel Osteen, in her book, Healed of Cancer, writes, “The Word of God saved my life. Every day I would read many scriptures. The thing I want you to understand is what helped me the most, was an unshakeable confidence in the Word of God.” (p.36)
After reading a scripture, the next thing is to think about what it really means. Meditate on the verses or the truth in that scripture all day. Turn it over in your head and ponder what it might really mean. Joshua 1:8-9 talks about being strong and having good courage. He says to “…meditate on it day and night…for then you will have good success.”
At the Healing Rooms, we encourage people to say the scriptures off our Healing Rooms handouts out loud. Once, twice, many times. Speaking scripture out loud is speaking truth into our own atmosphere. The words go right into our own spirits as we listen, bypassing our mind and soul. Our spirits hear truth and deep inside our spirit agrees with what we just said as truth.
Jesus used scripture when he was tempted to doubt or be swayed to a different line of thinking. He responded each time to Satan by saying, “It is written…” and quoting scripture. Matthew 4. Scripture gives us a powerful way to come against negative words people say, even if they have good intentions. Scripture strengthens and prospers our spirit and soul which is God’s intention for us, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2.
Scripture strengthens our faith as we meditate and understand it and makes it our truth. Scriptural truth becomes statements of authority in our lives and over our bodies. In this process, healing happens at many levels.