I have had several attempts of sickness attacking my body. I have had fever. I have had aches and joint pains. I have had headache. And the latest, a sore throat so I couldn’t even swallow. Blah, Blah, Blah. They are “symptoms” because until you receive them, that’s all they are.
I also have been doubling up on reading (and re-reading) my Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. I love this devotional because Hagin often tells stories of his time both as a Pastor and then as an Evangelist (some humorous). He dealt with many people in the area of healing.
I am SO glad I was building my faith up because once these symptoms of sickness tried to attach themselves to me, it made it easier to resist them. A few years ago I heard one pastor say it like this, “We are the healed, holding onto our healing”. The devil’s trying to take health away from you, the very thing Jesus died for you to have.
So the recent devotions were about Matthew 8:17b, NLT “…’He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases’.” I had to read the Confession portion in several devotions, over and over, “Jesus took my sickness and removed my diseases. If he took them and removed them I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE THEM.”
The sore throat that woke me up in the middle of the night had me mumbling in my sleep, “Oh no you don’t, devil! I can’t have a sore throat because Jesus took it. These symptoms are not mine.” I woke up in the morning with a worse sore throat, hard to swallow. I kept saying, “He bore my sicknesses and took my diseases. I am healed by Jesus’ whip marks. I am healed.”
I drank my hot Apple Cider Vinegar “tea” (hot water, ACV and raw honey) and the symptoms lessened. Within an hour of waking up, all symptoms were gone and never came back. Those confessions are the ones I made over all the other symptoms, too. Most left almost immediately. Others by end of day.
Build your faith up and attack ANY virus symptom, or another other, with God’s Word. Stand and Believe.
1 Peter 2:24
Kenneth E. Hagin, Health Food Devotions – a year’s worth of daily devotionals