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GOD'S PLAN OF HEALTH & HEALING FOR THE WHOLE MAN

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Sermon shared by Herman Abrahams

August 2007
Summary: • One of the covenant names of God is in Ex 15:26, where the Lord says: I AM THE LORD THAT HEALS YOU.” Hebrew ‘Jehovah Rapha’ = The Lord our Healer.
Series: HEALING
Denomination: Charismatic
Audience: Believer adults
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right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”
27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.


B. (Also Proverbs 4:20-22)



2. GOD’S WORD ITSELF IS HEALING TO OUR BODIES – JESUS IS THE WORD
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A) PROV 4:20-22

[NIV] 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. (NIV)

[KJV] My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh (Kings James version).

• Through His Word, God promises us that He would be medicine which would bring health to all our flesh.
• We need to believe God’s word and take it as our medicine – the condition is that we walk according to His will.
• When a doctor gives a person medicine, directions for taking it are on the bottle – this is what is happening in this portion of scripture.

VS 22: “Health to all their flesh" - This means health to one’s total physical body.

N.B. The alternative translation for the word ‘health’ is ‘medicine’.


B) DEREK PRINCE TESTIMONY (Miraculously healed by God after no medical treatment could help him)

‘I saw very clearly that there were four specific directions for taking God’s word as medicine for the physical body. These are the directions:

1. Attend to my words.
2. Incline thine ear unto my sayings (‘listen closely to what I am saying’ NIV).
3. Let them not depart from thine eyes.
4. Keep them in the midst of thine heart.

“I began to read the Bible three times every day, after meals, because that is how people normally take medicine. I said, "God, you have said that these words of yours will be medicine to all my flesh and I am taking them as my medicine now, in the name of Jesus." Within a few months, God’s medicine, taken that way, achieved the result God promised. I was totally healthy in every area of my body.’ (Derek Prince).

“The directions that are on God’s medicine bottle are simple but very effective" says Derek Prince.


3. REGULAR DOSAGES OF GOD’S WORD WILL INCREASE MY FAITH FOR HEALING.
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• PROV 4:20-21 “attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.”

If I must do all the above, I’m going to need regular dosages of the Word of God – this will increase my faith for healing.

Rom 10:17
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word
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