God’s Medicine

GOD’S MEDICINE

Always have an open mind and a receptive heart,

You can believe things and you can be sincere

But you can be sincerely wrong

Don’t base what you believe on what you have heard other people say

Base your belief on what the Word of God says

What you believe has to do with your faith in that area

I can’t change what you believe, only you can do that

Proverbs 4:20-22

20 ¶ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. {health: Heb. medicine}

In the original Hebrew, this scripture literally says that God’s Word is medicine to our flesh

(A marginal note in my King James Version substitutes the word medicine for the word health)

Think about this: What if someone invented a medication that could cure anything wrong with the human body?

He would be rich overnight; People would take that medicine diligently to make sure it worked.

Well, if we would just give God’s promises on healing the same credibility we give the medicines developed by medical science, we would have 100 times the results!

Now I am not against medical doctors, doctors are good and they are in the same business that Jesus is in.

That is getting people well. God has given doctors the wisdom and knowledge and the know how to help people.

If people’s faith is not strong enough to believe God totally for their healing, they can believe that the doctor will help them. They are putting their faith in the doctor, and God will honor that.

Doctors can keep people alive until they discover there is a better way.

God’s Word may be medicine to all our flesh, but just like other medicine, we have to take it. If we just put it on the shelf and look at it, it won’t do us any good.

How do we take God’s medicine? We hear it and hear it and hear it.

Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”

When we take the time to continually hear God’s Word our faith hooks up and releases God’s power and we rise up healed!

God is interested in healing us if we are sick. He is also interested in keeping us well.

He has made provision for our healing and our health God’s Medicine

What are those provisions? What are our rights? What actually belongs to us when it comes to physical healing and health”

How can we tell What belongs to us? There is only one way.

By a constant, careful, diligent, reverent, prayerful study of God’s word

Suppose you go to the doctor and get a prescription that says Take two capsules, three times a day, before meals

If youexpect that prescription to work for you

Then you would take it according to directions

Did you know that God gives directions for taking His prescription?

He prescribes His word for our health.Because He says

My words are life unto those that find them

And my words are health, or medicine, to all there flesh

Medicine even in the natural, won’t do you any good unless you take it

You could go to the doctor and he could prescribe you some medicine

You could go home set that medicine on the chest of drawers

Or even table right beside your bed

And could still grow worse

You could call the doctor and say “I don’t understand it

IGot prescription filled, I paid money for it, but I am getting worse

Doctor may ask, are you taking it according to directions?

Well no! but I’ve got it right here in the bottle by my bed

It won’t work just because it’s in the bottle, YOU HAVE TO GET IT IN YOU

God’s medicine won’t work just because

You have a bible lying on the chest of drawers

It won’t even work just because you read it

It won’t work just because you memorize a few scriptures

Just because you say I believe in verbal inspiration of the Word of God

But it will work if you will get it down on the inside of you! Into your heart

The way you do that is

Not by just reading and forgetting about it

But by meditating on it

By thinking on it

By feeding on it

Until it becomes a part of your inward man

God’s medicine is His word—and here are His directions for taking it

Proverbs 4:20-22

20 ¶ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

23For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. {health: Heb. medicine}

My son, attend to my words;

What does He mean “attend”

Attend means to pay attention, to listen, to hear

He means to put His Word first

Make it first place in your life

You could go down town see someone you know and try to talk to them

They might say can’t talk right now I am late for an appointment

They mean no disrespect,

But they have something else to do first

There is something else he has to give his undivided attention to.

That is the way it needs to be with God’s Word, give it first place.

Incline thine ear unto my sayings

Open your ears, God said

To My sayings

Incline your ear to what?

To my sayings, open our ear to what God has to say

I don’t understand it you may say

God doesn’t ask us to understand His Word

All He ask us to do is believe it.

Prov. 3:5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Trust in the Lord, we are to put our trust in Him

Not our own understanding

Our mind will tell us that won’t work

But if God’s word says it will then it will work

I don’t understand how a lot of things work

But Thank God they do

You can’t give an explanation for the natural viewpoint of just how the new birth works

Just by believing Jesus, receiving Him, and confessing Him you become born again

I can’t tell a person how divine healing works

But I do know that faith makes it work

That’s why God said put My Word first, Attend to my Words

Incline your ear to my word

Romans 10:17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

When God’s Word gains entrance into your heart, into your spirit

Faith will be there automatically

You won’t have to seek

You won’t have to search

There will be no effort on your part

Faith will come unconsciously into your spirit

As you feed upon and accept His Words

Faith is the clue. It is the secret It is the secret in the healings’ Jesus performed when he was upon the earth

He said to the centurion, “Go thy way, and as thou hast believed,so be it done unto thee” (Mat. 8:13)

And in the selfsame hour his servant was healed

Woman with the issue of blood touched His garment He said

Daughter thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace & be whole of thy plague (Mark 5:34)

Mark 5:23 Jairus said “come lay thy hands on her and she shall live…”

Then came woman with issue of blood

She fell down before him and told him all the truth

Then some one from Jairus house came and said don’t trouble the master, your daughter is dead

Jesus said “be not afraid, only believe” …

Mat. 9:28 two blind men came saying have mercy on us…

Jesus said believe ye that I am able to do this

They said “Ye lord”

He said according to your faith be it unto your

Faith is what make divine healing work

God has told us exactly how faith comes

Rom. 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing…

We know it comes

From where does it come ?

Faith cometh by hearing,

It doesn’t come by seeing,

It doesn’t come by feeling

It comes by hearing

Hearing what? And hearing by the word of God.

It comes by hearing the Word of God

That is why He said, “Incline thine ear unto my saying” That’s how faith comes!

Proverbs 4:22For they (My Words) are life unto those that find them, and health (or medicine) to all their flesh.

Why don’t Christians if they do get sick, and they do

Take time to find out what God has to say about it

They won’t listen to what God says

Instead they listen to what every body else has to say

People can be right in their hearts, but wrong in their heads

Unless people give you the Word of God on a subject, you can’t listen to what they say

Even preachers; Good men some time give natural advice, and may cause you to miss it

God said “Incline thine ear unto my sayings”

If youare going to listen to God

Sometimes you have to shut out other things

We have to listen to what God has to say in his word to enjoy

The blessings of His Word

Incline thine ear, listen to what God has to say

Does He have any thing to say about sickness

Here is a sample, and we will look at a lot more

Matthew 8:17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

1Peter 2:24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Acts 10:38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Here Jesus calls sickness satanic oppression

This is God’s Word, it is not my word

He goes on to say

Proverbs 4:21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart

He tells us to look as well as listen

What does He say to listen to? My Words

What does He say to look to?My Words

This has to do with healing, because He talks about life, and health, and medicine in the next verse

So—get the words on healing

Get the words on health

Get God’s Word and look at it

Don’t let it depart from before your eyes

Don’t look at anything else; Just look at the Word

God’s Word says “by whose stripes ye were healed”Past tense

Ye were, and if that word doesn’t depart from before your eyes,

You are bound to see your self well

You will see yourself with what God says belongs to you

If His words doesn’t depart from before your eyes

If you see yourself sick; …unhealed & getting worse

His Word has departed from before your eyes

You are looking at something else

Keep them in the midst of thine heart

That means the very core of your being

In your spirit, your inner man

Psalms 119:11 ¶ Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

We are going to look at how to do this,. How to get His Words in our heart

What are the result of following these directions?

Proverbs 4:22For they are life unto those that find them, (My Words) and health to all their flesh.

When we get God’s Words on the inside of us they will

Produce healing to all our flesh

LETS LOOK AT HOW TO APPLY GOD MECICINE IT IS TO BE APPLLIED FROM THE HEART

God’s medicine like all His provisions—salvation for instance—is to be applied from the heart, the spirit

Many times people read certain promises, They maybe even able to quote them

They endeavor to act upon them without really getting them into their heart

Without getting them in their spirits

It is more in there head than in their heart

Some times we may not need to pray right away

If it is healing that we need, then we need to find scriptures on healing

Then we need to read and meditate on them

To get them established in our heart

Joshua 1:8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success

Meditate means to utter, speak to meditate, imagine; to mutter

Psalms 1:1 ¶ Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psalms 1:2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Ps. 63:5-6 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>6<!–[endif]–>When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

We have to get the Word of God. That isGod’s Medicine built into our spirit

Your spouse may know about cooking

She can sit at table with nothing on it & explain a delicious recipe, every ingredient

Just how to make it

But just because she knows all that it won’t get anything in your stomach

It won’t put anything in her stomach

You have to cook up the dish, you know how to fix

You can prepared and set it on the table

Just because it is on the table you still have to do something with it

To get the benefits from it

That’s how it is with the bible,

It’s right there we talk about it,

We discuss the scriptures and quote them

But it really doesn’t get in us.

It doesn’t get down into our spirits like it should

That’s why it doesn’t work for us

TO KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG, KEEP FEEDING IT

You need to constantly feed along the lines of faith and healing

You may have had a T-Bone steak

You may know how good it taste d

But just because you have had one that doesn’t meant you don’t want another one

Continual feeding and exercising of the body keeps it strong

Continually feeding the spirit keeps it strong

We need to constantly feed along the line of faith and Healing

Every day we need to read along the lines of faith and healing

One day you will need it

Jesus said according to your faith

The time will come that you need faith, either for yourself or for some member of your family

If you haven’t kept your faith strong

You will be at a disadvantage

GET THE WORD OF GOD—GODS MEDICINE—BUILT INTO YOUR SPIRIT

Here is God’s medicine, scriptures to study, to read, to meditate on, to speak, to build into your spirit

HEALING IN THE ATONEMENT

Isaiah 53:4-5 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. {wounded: or, tormented} {stripes: Heb. bruise}

In this verse the word”borne” (nasa) means to lift up, to bear away, to convey, or to remove to a distance. It is a Levitical word, and is applied to the scapegoat that bare away the sins of the people

Lev 16:22

So Jesus bore my sins and sicknesses away “without” the camp” to the cross.

Sin and sickness have passed from me to Calvary. Salvation and health have passed from Calvary to me.

The word griefsis from the Greek word 2483choliy khol-ee’

It is translatedsickness 12 times, disease 7seven times, grief 4 times andsick 1;

It means sickness20 out of 24 times its translated sickness, disease, or sick

Isaiah 53:11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Again, in this 4th verse of the Redemption Chapter the Hebrew verbs for “borne and carried” (nasa and sabal) are both the same as are used in the 11th and 12th verses for the substitutionary bearing of sin.

“He shall bear (carry)their iniquities,” and ” He shall bear the sin of many.”

Both words signify to assume as a heavy burden, and denote actual substitution, and a complete removal of the things borne.

When Jesus bore our sins, our sicknesses and our pains, He bore them away, or removed them

Both these words mean substitution, one bearing another’s load

Matthew 8:16-17When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1.<!–[endif]–>This is referring to Isa. 53 4-5 the verses we just looked at

1 Peter 2:24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Here again this verse refers to Isa. 53:4-5

“Sickness is the foul offspring of its father, satan, and its mother, sin.”Alexander Dowie.

Jesus bore our sins on His body, and sickness is a direct descendant of sin.

Not only did He bare our sickness, He bore the root cause of all sickness

If there had been no sin, there would have been no sickness

Galatians 3:13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

According to Deut. 28:15-22;27-29;35-61 all sickness and disease is a curse of the law

Deuteronomy 28:61Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed

HEALING IS THE WILL OF THE FATHER

Exodus 15:26:… for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Exodus 23:25-26And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

26There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill.

2 Chronicles 16:9For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Psalms 91:10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

The Word Pllague means disease

Psalms 91:16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. {long…: Heb. length of days}

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Psalms 103:2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

There are benefits to serving the Lord

He forgives all thine iniquities

He heals all your diseases

Psalms 107:20He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Isaiah 55:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Matthew 7:11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

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James 1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Matthew 8:2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canstmake me clean.

Matthew 8:3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Jesus said Himself in John 6:38“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

Every thing Jesus did in His earth walk was the will of the Father

He was the will of God in action

If you want to know the will of the Father, look at Jesus

HEALING THE WORKS OF JESUS

Acts 10:38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Here is a fact to settle in your heart,

Jesus is the healer

Satan is the oppressor

John 10:10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

The thief is the devil or adversary and he comes to steal, kill and to destroy, if it does any of those it is the devil not God.

That is a good way to find out if it is from God, does it give you life, provide life or bless you, or does it rob hurt or destroy? God came to give us life and life more abundantly

Matthew 9:35 ¶ And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Matthew 15:30-31And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

HEALING IS A MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH

John 14:12 ¶ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Mark 16:15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:17-18And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

James 5:14-15Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

3 John 1:2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. {wish: or, pray}

HEALING IS God AT WORK WITHIN

1 John 4:4 ¶ Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

FAITH FOR HEALING

Mark 11:23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

PRAYER OF FAITH

Mark 11:24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Confession

God’s Word has the power to effect healing in my body, I hear the Word and faith rise in me, releasing God’s power and producing what I need.