We are all familiar with Isaiah chapter fifty-three where the man of God said: “With His stripes we are healed.” Well, are you healed? Are you using your faith? The operation of faith is the fundamental teaching in the faith camp, and you’re in that camp. Let us pause for just a short time and refresh our spirit with the operation of faith.
Mark 11:23 … If you shall believe that those things which you say shall come to pass, you will have whatever you say.
Confession brings possession. But you can’t just confess whatever you want; you must confess God’s Word, which is His will. You will have whatever you say, but God wants you to have everything His Son died to give you.
Faith begins where the will of God is known.
We have a choice, we can say what we have or we can say what God says we can have. We cannot have a little of each, it’s one or the other. We must dedicate ourselves to what God says if we are to have what He said. When a sickness, an injury or any pain comes to us, we begin to confess God’s Word “With Jesus stripes I am healed.” When you begin to do this, your head and the devil will challenge your faith.
“How can you say you’re healed when you have symptoms and are in pain?”
Faith believes what God says, not what your body tells you. James said the Word of God is without hypocrisy, speaking God’s Word is always acceptable with the Lord. We never confess His Word to impress people; we speak His Word so He can confirm it with signs following. We use our authority to command our bodies to line up with God’s Word. I pay no attention to the devil, people or what my body says, I speak the Word of God only.
James 3:10 ...Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not so to be.
We cannot go around and speak evil of people and God and then speak the Word. Bad words will overshadow our good confession and annul every good thing we spoke. The devil knows this, so he puts thoughts in our heads hoping we will speak them. Where the devil is concerned, the mind is the battlefield. Renewing your mind will reduce the size of the battlefield so the devil will have no place to stand.
Mathew 12:34 Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
The heart here in this Scripture is referring to our thoughts or feelings, it’s what you believe. What are you filling your head with? Is it the corruption of the world? Or are you feeding your soul with God’s Word? Whatever you’re full of; it will eventually come out, good or evil. All of us are exposed to the unbelieving world but we need not absorb what they have. We must learn to let untruthful words go in one ear and out the other. You will have whatsoever you say. It is to your advantage that you say whatsoever God says you can have, you are the redeemed.
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.