I was reading a testimony recently from a mother whose 17 month old baby son had cancer all through his body. She and her husband were perplexed. They believed in Jesus but could only look on as the doctors did what they could for their sick child. After months of treatment, watching their young child weaken, and travelling the long distance to the hospital they were exhausted.
See “The Mullins Family Story” on the internet.
Someone gave them CDs of Andrew Wommack, a Christian leader who believes in healing. They listened to it in the car as they returned to the hospital one day. Their ears heard words of hope that was water to their thirsty souls. They were familiar with the scriptures but didn’t realise that healing is for today. Their took hold of the promise in the bible that by the Stripes of Jesus one can be healed.
When the mother went to see her son she spoke to the cancer in her son’s bones and commanded it to go in Jesus name. She took authority over the disease and commanded it to leave her son’s body. A few weeks later the tests came back to report that the child’s bones were clear of cancer. The parents were overjoyed and praised God.
But there was still cancer in his abdomen. The mother was reading about Ehud who pierced a king through with his sword and killed him. The word of God is sometimes referred to as a sword.
“Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, “I have a message from God for you.” As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly.”
Judges 3:20-21 NIV
The mother was inspired to speak to the cancer again. She used the name of Jesus like a sword going into the child’s stomach. She spoke the word again of Jesus name and told the cancer to go and left the Word of God there as like Ehud did. The child was completely healed. The parents are delighted and tell others about the power of God to heal diseases.
One thing that I believe is important in this story is that the parents were familiar with the scriptures. Jesus said he is the truth, the way and the life. They had studied the Word of God. If one reads the bible one will get to know about Jesus. The Old Testament points to Jesus. The New Testament tells us about what Jesus did when he was on earth and what his disciples did after Jesus died.
The power of God accompanies the Word of God when we speak it out to a situation. It will not return void but will perform that which it was sent to do. Alleluia. I get excited when I realise the authority I have when I pray or speak The Word of God into a situation. It is a sword to kill disease or speak truth where there are lies. It helps change peoples’ minds, where people are believing lies.
I firmly believe that Jesus is the truth. He claimed to be the truth.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 NIV.
I was listening to a debate on the radio this morning about Identity. The speaker was Phiosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. He was not able to point me to what or where is truth. This man is not speaking from faith in Jesus. He is speaking from knowledge he has gained but he does not know the One who gives us Identity, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, in whose image we are created.
I know Jesus, yet I do not see him. I believe in what he says. I believe he is the truth. I believe he has power and in the power of his name I am healed of cancer, as is the little boy I spoke about earlier.
One has access to much knowledge today. Books, education and internet searches give many of us opportunity to know about the world around. But the Bible is the only book that points us to Jesus who claims to be the truth. If one is seeking with all your heart, the Word of God promises you will find. If one is genuinely looking for truth one will eventually come to believe in Jesus.
When one is faced with trouble, and we are sure to have trouble in this world, it is good to know what the Word of God says. Psalm 91 promises me that God will be with me in trouble and deliver me out of it. If I am sick the Word of God promises me that By Jesus wounds I am healed. I encourage anyone reading this blog today, to read a New Testament regularly. Your live will be transformed. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
“Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””
John 8:31-32 NLT