How God's Word Heals

Prayer with Holy Bible

Bible Text: Matthew 8:5-13

The servant of a centurion was sick. The centurion pleaded with Christ to heal him (Matthew 8:5-6). Christ said he will go with him to heal his sick servant, but the centurion by faith asked Christ to speak a word from the place he was (Matthew 8:7-9). Christ did and his servant was healed (Matthew 8:13).

Jesus Christ is God and his word brings healing (Philippians 2:6; John 6:63). His words are contained in the Holy Bible and sermons of his ministers.

God sends his word to heal his people.

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

We can only use and give what we have. To use God's word for our healing and the healing of others, we must first receive it.

After receiving the word of God, we should continually pray with the word we receive.

Some people like shouting while praying. Whether we shout or pray in silence, the prayer isn't complete if God's word is missing. God honors his word more than his name and not the shout we shout in prayer (Psalm 138:2).

The word of God is the food of the soul.

Luke 4:4, “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

Food is for the belly, but God's word is for the soul. The body is in good health when the soul is in perfect shape. Continual intake of God's word for the soul brings health to the general wellbeing of the body.

God has promised to bring health and healing (Jeremiah 33:6). He does it in several ways and one of which is through his word.

Gracious words are healthy for the body. The words of God are gracious and bring health and healing (Proverbs 16:24).

However, secret sin can hinder healing through God's word. He is willing to forgive. We should confess our sins and he will heal and redeem us from every trouble (Psalm 103:3-4).
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