This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I desire above all things that you prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers by walking in the truth. My Word is truth and the truth will set you free. Free from the slavery of sin and its wages of death. Free to be the delightful person I made you to be. I want your life to be a successful journey home to Me and then along the wondrous path of eternity. The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day. It never ends. But the way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19. And what is the light on your path? My Word is a light to your path and a lamp to your feet. Psalm 119:105. You have My prophetic Word made sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from Me. 2 Peter 1:19-21.
I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from the pit of death. My Words are life to those who find them and health (healing) to all their flesh, so as we continue our series on how to receive and administer healing, today we are going to look at how you receive and administer My Word, for there is no other way that healing takes place except with My Word. Today, therefore, in Life Lesson No. 4 we are going to consider the way this takes place, which is by hearing and speaking My Word.
When I created mankind and then pulled the woman out of the man, making two from one, they knew no word or voice but Mine. The next voices they heard were each other’s voices. But later another voice entered their garden, and they listened to that voice and acted in agreement with that voice over Mine. Today there are many voices coming to you but only the opening of My Word gives light and understanding. Only My Words have eternal life in them. Only My Words are Spirit and Life. Only My Words are living and active, going deep into your physical and spiritual being to work My work in you. You have only to unite with Me in My Word to get the healing or provision you desire and work what is within out. If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask what you wish and I will do it.
So the key is to remain in My Word and let My Word remain in you. This is not a passive practice but an active one. You must make diligent haste to enter and remain in My rest where healing takes place, for faith is a rest, a confident expectation of the good of the promise manifesting. This is not something to put off until you retire. NOW is the acceptable time; NOW is the day of salvation. So what I will show you today, I want you to start now.
The righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith. For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 8:6-10. And that is the spirit of faith, to believe in your heart and speak with your mouth. 2 Corinthians 4:13.
So where do you begin? In the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” John 1:1-3. And this is still the way it works. My Word is established forever in Heaven and no Word or letter forming a Word will be done away with until it is all fulfilled in My Kingdom. And it will be good if you can say with Joshua, and you can, “Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.” Joshua 21:45. And why did that happen for Joshua and not for his generation that came out of Egypt with Moses? Because Joshua did what I am going to show you today.
Here are the instructions I gave Joshua on how to have a strong and prosperous journey of life, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8. This is hearing, reading, and speaking My Words continually and constantly. This immersion in My Word and an exclusion of the fearful, angry, offensive, sensual, lustful, ugly words of the world, the flesh and the devil. You must replace words of fear, death, failure, depression and darkness in your vocabulary with My pure Words of light, healing, forgiveness, righteousness, joy, and peace.
Let us break this down. My servant Paul called this taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (the anointing and anointed One). You want to operate under the anointing. And he counseled to only let your mind dwell on the truth and lovely things of honor and good repute. He also called believing the Word in your heart and speaking it with your mouth, the spirit of faith.
As I told Joshua how to succeed, I had told Moses the same of how to have days of heaven on earth, “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9. And Joshua served Moses so he knew and had been practicing this already. And it paid off in the success of his life while all his peers, except Caleb who had the same spirit of faith, died prematurely in the wilderness with dry and barren lives. Lives that seemed to say My promises had failed. But My promises had not failed, they had failed the test. My righteous one shall live by faith and if he draws back I have no pleasure in him. Why? I want you to have your full reward. Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what you have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 2 John 1:8. Do not do as they did and grumble, complain, and speak a disastrous result. That is contrary to My Word which is full of magnificent promises—with a future and a hope. Speak My Words over your life and that of your children for I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your seed, by loving Me, your LORD God, by hearing and obeying My voice, and by holding fast to Me (holding fast to the Word of Life); for this is your life and the length of your days. Deuteronomy 30:19.
And there was another who said the same words as Joshua about the fulfillment of My good promises that I had performed, and it was Solomon when he dedicated My house (temple) in Jerusalem. He blessed the people saying, “Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He spoke; not one Word has failed of all His good promises, which He spoke through Moses His servant.” 1 Kings 8:56. And do you recall what I revealed to Solomon through the instruction of his father David that he had practiced from his youth? “My son, give attention to My Words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight. Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:20-21. And there is more on how to do this, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you. Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; turn your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:22-27. David had previously put this instruction to song, “Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.’ Psalm 34:11-14.
Without faith, it is impossible to connect with Me for healing. And faith only comes one way, by hearing and hearing My Word. And the spirit of faith is to believe in your heart and speak with your mouth what you have heard in My Word.
And now I want to tell you how to make My Word work in you and your life. If you learn this and do it, you will never fear anything again, for you have the answer. If you have the answer, you have no fear of the problem. If you have the key, no locked door can stop you.
The promise and the POWER is in My Word. Just as the plant is in the seed. But a seed sitting on your table or on a concrete path does nothing, though it has the plan (promise) to produce in it and that power in it to produce can be released. So how do you manifest what is in that seed into your world? The power in the seed to produce the plant it contains is set in action by planting it and cultivating it until the plant manifests and yields a harvest of its own kind. And it will grow and the plant will manifest if you plant and cultivate it, there is no question about that. And that was the first parable My Son told. And He said if you do not understand that parable, you will not understand how the Kingdom works.
In the same way, My Word has the life, the plan, and the power to produce in it, but if you do not plant it in your heart and let it grow to fruition by cultivation, it will not manifest. This is what I call meditating on My Word day and night. A farmer is not off the job of watching over the seed day or night if he wants to the seed to give a great harvest. And the more seed he plants and grows the bigger the harvest becomes.
I also liken My Words to food that you eat. Jesus told you that man does not live on physical food alone but by every Word that comes from My mouth. Jeremiah said that when My Words were found he devoured them and they became the passion and joy of his heart. Job said that the ear tastes words as the tongue tastes food. Now, consider food. What you eat, ingest, and digest becomes your own flesh. You can tell what people eat by looking at them, so obviously though it comes in as a substance that is not them it soon is incorporated into their bodies and becomes them. You know when a person eats too much or too little, and you can tell by their muscular tone whether it is living, healthy food or artificial junk food. There is a difference. And when a person abuses their body by eating all the wrong food the body gets ailments that the doctor keeps telling them could be healed if they just stopped eating what they are eating. I gave My people detailed directions on what to eat for their health and energy.
But aside from that, you can tell what a person is thinking upon in the heart and speaking (for you eat your words, the fruit of your lips) just by their countenance, body posture, and finally by their very appearance. People who are angry, bitter, and harbor vengeful thoughts become elderly and misshapen. Fearful people and depressed people dry up their bones. Wicked people cut their lives short. Your thoughts and words manifest in your physical appearance and your health. If you are not attached to the vine of the grace that is in Jesus, My Word, you wither up and become as the living dead who have no hope but only live to survive.
Do you see what I am telling you? You must use My Word as seed and food. It is life to those who find it and health to all their flesh. Be careful what you focus on, what you hear, what you dwell on, what you read, and what you speak.
If you want My Word to work for you, if you want your body healed, strong and well, if you want provision, if you want to be delivered out of trouble, I give you the answer: I send MY WORD to heal you and deliver you from all destructions. You must take in My Word by meditating on it till it changes you and your body and the world around you. You must plant it and eat it within you.
But I must show you what I mean by meditate for that is how I am telling you to plant and grow My Word and to eat it as food. And I will now tell you what Biblical meditation is so that My Word can turn everything around for you.
I give you all the directions you need to do this in many places in My Word. So track down the treasure. But today, let us go back to what David taught Solomon as expressed by Solomon in the fourth chapter of Proverbs. I will go line by line, precept upon precept, until you can reach full maturity so you can accurately handle the Word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15.
There are five steps, the number of grace, and you cannot leave any of them out or you will not fully grow the seed to harvest so the fruit comes in your life and you will not digest the Word you are eating so it manifests in your body and life.
Proverbs 4:20 begins: “My son, give attention to My Words.” The first step is to focus on My Word not your problem. What I mean by that is you must find Scriptures that address what you are facing and give you the outcome you desire. And you will find them for I have put them there for you. I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from your destructions, and I have a Word there that may have been originally delivered by, for, or to another person or situation but it will be exactly what you are going through and the Word that you need as the anchor for your soul. If you know My Word well from reading it and hearing it, My Spirit in you can remind you of it and it will rise up in your heart just when you need it. If you are not used to spending time in My Word, however, you may have to search the Scriptures using the internet for key words on Bible websites or finding lists of Scriptures for particular situations or ailments that others have compiled. A good place to look is the book of Psalms. These address many of the troubles and ills you may be facing and come out with victory by declaring My Name and power to save, heal and deliver. The book of the prophet Isaiah has a wealth of these treasures. Especially in Chapters 51 through 58. And once you have found your promises, then you must exclude focusing on the fear and focus on the Word you have found. Stop looking at your symptoms and look at My Word that will heal you and deliver you. When you do that, you are opening up your heart to receive the seed of that Word that will produce the result you want and you are beginning to eat from the banquet table I set before you in the sight of your enemies (demonic and otherwise). You are starting to taste the goodness of My Word, sweeter than honey dripping from the cone, and like Jeremiah, you will begin to devour it. The worse your situation, the more you need to eat the Words that resolve it. My Word is medicine to all your flesh.
If you are sick or have pain in your body, go to Exodus, Isaiah, the Psalms, Proverbs, the Prophets, the Gospels, the Letters of Paul, James, Peter, John, and Jude and get My promises on healing. There are many of them. I tell you I AM the LORD who heals you. I tell you that My Son bore your sickness, your infirmities, your sins, and your pains. I tell you that by His stripes (bloody scourging) you were healed, I tell you that I forgive all your sins and heal all your ills. I tell you a lot about health for your bones, your navel, your kidneys and all your inmost parts. I even have Words about your teeth, your hair, your fingers, and your back! Find them like treasure and focus your attention on them instead of on the ailment and let the ailment know it has to go. For I send My Word to heal you. It does good like a medicine. And you cannot overdose and all the side effects are very good.
The next line of Proverbs 4:20 is “Incline your ear to my sayings.” Faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word. Romans 10:17. That is the only way faith comes, not by asking Me for it but by hearing and hearing My Word. My Son told you to be careful what you hear for if it is contrary to My Word, it will plant in you and choke out My Word. You should read Scriptures aloud so you hear them and plant them more deeply in your heart. Many only read the Scripture by their eyes but you need to say it out loud. In the book of Revelation I tell you, “Blessed is one who reads aloud and those who hear the Words of the prophecy and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3. Also listen to the Scripture on an audio reading of the Bible and to anointed preaching and teaching on the subject of My Word and various aspects of it such as healing or deliverance. My apostle Paul explains Scripture in ways you may not find on your own, so read his prayers for you and his revelations, but he also tells you, “How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14. I will guide you to anointed preachers and teachers who will be addressing just what you need and build you up to maturity in the Body of Christ so you can stand on the Word. But you need to be seeking to find, so do not turn on secular movies, news, and shows that do nothing but feed you godless chatter. Another good way to hear is to pray and sing in tongues and ask Me to give you understanding of what the Spirit is speaking in you.
3. Read and write
The next step is Proverbs 4:21, “Do not let them depart from your sight.” Here is the counterpart to hearing, you also have to be reading and writing what I tell you down, this will write it on the tablet of your heart and let you go back to reinforce the Word each time you start to slide into fear again. I told the Israelites to write My Words on the doorposts of their houses and on their wrists and to hang them before their eyes. In other words, make a list of the Scriptures you are planting, growing, and eating and set them where you can see them, especially in places where you tend to let your mind just wander wherever it wants. I told My prophet Habakkuk to write the vision down so those who read it can run with it. When you find a Word that I give you and focus on it, listen to it aloud, then I will begin to speak to you through that Word and tell you what to do or how it will turn out. You need to write that down in your tablet or journal. When I told Moses the Ten Commandments, I wrote them for him, but the first five books of the Bible I infused in his heart and mind and showed him visions, but he wrote them down. David told you that the complete plans for the temple that Solomon built came to him in prayer with Me when he began writing them down. Get your Scripture and then just pull up a chair close to Me and let Me speak to your heart and write down what I tell you. Things of the Spirit are hard to recall later in the flesh unless you write them down immediately when you hear them in your heart. And I will talk to you if you will open your heart to Me. I stand knocking at your door and if you let Me in, I will sit down and dine with you.
The next line is, “Keep them in the midst of your heart.” This is the heart of meditation. Here, as you ponder My Word that you have heard, read, and written down, it becomes your vision of the future. You make a mental picture of your new vision from My Words that replaces the vision of defeat and death, captivity, abuse, infirmity, sorrow, incapacity, loss, lack, rebellious children, and broken relationships with the promise of healing, joy, peace, prosperity, long life, renewed youth, deliverance, good relationships, established prosperous children, and victory. I tell you that Mary, the mother of Jesus in the flesh, treasured and pondered My Word in her heart.
Here I will jump to lines 23 and 24 and come back to line 22 as the conclusion. Proverbs 4:23-24 directs, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you.” The mouth speaks from the abundance of your heart and the things you say will come to pass. By your words you are acquitted and by your words you are condemned. Even though it was contrary to My promise to them, I gave the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt what they said that was stout against My Words for they kept declaring their way over Mine. And they really did not want to wander in the desert for forty years and miss all the wonderful things I had for them in the Promised Land, but they got what they insisted on saying. Do you understand? Do not speak what you do not want in the face of what I have promised you. Agree with My Word and you can have it. I watch over My Word to perform it. Life and death are in the power of your tongue. The spirit of faith speaks, My preacher Paul wrote, “But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13. My Son (who is the Word) told you that YOU have to speak to the mountain to get it cast out of your way, to level it to a plain, to cast it in the sea. Mark 11:22-24. When the disciples asked Him to increase their faith, He told them to start speaking to things that they did not want in their way. You have to speak to whatever is ailing or attacking your body and cast that out and then you have to speak the healing Scriptures to make the healing and restoration to perfect health that you want to grow in and feed your flesh until it conforms to My Word that created it. All creation recognizes My Word and moves to it. Paul wrote about salvation: “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:8-10. Do you see? You believe My Word in your heart and that results in establishing you in righteousness far from oppression. Isaiah 54:14-15. And you must speak it with your mouth and that results in salvation in every situation over which you are confessing My Word. And the word salvation there in the original Greek does not just mean going to Heaven and having eternal life, though that is the greatest part, but it also means healing, wholeness, provision, deliverance, rescue and help in time of trouble. You have to call things in that you want and rebuke and cancel the things you do not want. And do it all by faith, which means finding the Word that addresses it and knowing whatever I have promised you is “yes” to you in Christ Jesus. Say “amen” to that.
And finally, when you do these things with diligence, for this is a matter of your very life, here is the result of what My Words do in you as set forth in Proverbs 4:22 (a menorah verse in Hebrew): “For they [My Words] are life to those who find them and health to all their body (“flesh” in Hebrew).
Let Me also add that in meditating on My Word you should not be bringing in the distractions of life in your thoughts, such as worry and anxiety about your problem. Worry is actually meditating on your problem instead of My Word and that plants fear in your heart and you are eating depression by the mouthful. When the worry comes, laugh at it, though you don’t feel like it, set your heart to ignore by overcoming it by speaking My Word aloud, and tell it that by the stripes of Jesus you are healed so that cannot stay or that no weapon formed against you can prosper, or whatever other promise from My Word that you are growing. And, as Job stated, without realizing he was stating the root of his problem, “what I feared came on me.” So you must be determined that you are going to shut out the worry by focusing on what My Word says about the situation.
Find the Scripture that has the promise you want to solve your problem that particularly speaks to you. For example, if you are being subject to a lawsuit or some kind of persecution at your job or in your family, find Isaiah 54:17, that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue raised against you in accusation, you will prove false, for your righteousness and vindication are from Me. Or Scriptures about Me as your deliverer, your helper, your rear guard, and always giving you the victory in Christ Jesus. Consider meditating on Philippians 1:19-20 or Romans 8:33.
I encourage you to not be lazy about this. It is a matter of life or death, of the blessing or the curse, of My Will in your life or that of Satan.
But do not think of this as a burdensome, long drawn out process. It will give you joy and hope in what would be an otherwise hopeless situation. Like Abraham and having a child at an old age with Sarah barren for years. And this process can take place in a matter of minutes with all five steps functioning at the same time when you are familiar with My Word. If you spend time with Me each day reading and getting revelation from Me about My Word and are aware of My presence (for I am in you and with you always), My Spirit in you speaks the right Scripture to you to counter what has come against you and if you will open up your Bible right away and take that as your own and take comfort in it as I minister to you by My Word and revive you from your fear and the hit you received, then what I prophesied to you in My Word will come to pass, “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine and all the hills will be dissolved.” Amos 9:13. And My Son said the same, “Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.” John 4:36. The harvest comes in before you have even plowed the ground and the grapes are ripe as you sow the seed. Let this become your way of living the abundant life that is life indeed. The power is in the Word, do not be looking anywhere else.
I love you. I am My Word. And so is Jesus. And I was in Him reconciling the world to Myself, not counting your sins against you. He made a new and everlasting Covenant with Me and in Him you come in Covenant with Me too. And the Covenant is My instrument of salvation for mankind, raising you up to unite with Me and making all I have yours. But how do I give everything to you? In My Word. I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from all destructions, but you must receive it, plant it, cultivate it, grow it, until the full-blown promise produces its fruit in your life. And you must not just taste My Word now and then, you must take it in, devour it, and digest it, until it becomes your very flesh and bone. You have to put My Word to work and let it work in you. If you do this for every trial, fiery dart of Satan, sickness, loss, or defeat, you will not fear anything for you know you have the seed and the food to cancel it out.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth. It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11.