Accessing God’s Medicine For Healthy Living! By David Oyedepo
Topic: Accessing God’s Medicine For Healthy Living!
Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Accessing God’s Medicine for Healthy Living!
We discover from scriptures that God’s Word is His medicine for the believer. Many people wonder what keeps us going without patronizing the clinics and chemist. We have our own brand of medicine that is more effective than medical science. It is God’s Word! It is written, 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 (Proverbs 4:20-22). This means, it is health to every part of the body of whosoever finds it. The moment the Word enters into us, we become a different person altogether. The Word transforms our bodies to health. God’s Word is an all-purpose drug sent to us by God to immunize us against all forms of sicknesses and to keep us healthy all the time. Therefore, all we need do is find out how to administer God’s medicine in our own situations. This is where the wisdom of God comes in. The Bible says, Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times… (Isaiah 33:6).
Also, the Word is quick as seen in Hebrews 4:12, For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. It can enter the joints and marrow to combat any form of sickness and win. This connotes that it is powerfully alive and is capable of healing all manner of sicknesses. All we need is God’s medicine, the all-purpose drug; it will make us perfectly whole. That is God’s prescription. The devil knows that any Word that enters into us makes us his master in that area. That is why we have to attend to the Word; it is our life-wire and it determines our life content and quality. Thus, if the Word enters into us, it would require our attention and we need to give ear to it. If faith for divine health has to enter into us, we must give ear to it. The Bible says, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). So, we do not need all the pains medical science entails to get our healing and be in health. All we need is to attend to the Word and give ear to it. As we give ear to the Word, it will produce the same results in us.
In summary, we have to keep looking at the Word. When situations come against us, we do not focus on them; we focus on what God has said about us. For instance, there was a time when judgment came into the camp of Israel in the wilderness. They were bitten in their thousands by fiery serpents. Moses, the man of God, prayed and God asked him to make a fiery serpent of brass and hang it up on a tree so that any man who took time to look upon the serpent might be saved. Moses did this and everyone who looked upon the brazen serpent was saved from the fiery serpents (Numbers 21:9). Hebrews 12:2 says, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith… In John 3:14, Jesus is likened to that fiery serpent of brass. If the serpent of brass could bring health, looking unto Jesus will bring greater (divine) health. The people of old looked unto the Word and they were not ashamed. As long as we keep the Word in sight, it will produce the desired results. The psalmist knew the secret of looking when it says, They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed (Psalm 34:5). However, this can only be possible when you are born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so.
Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again!
For further reading, please get my books: Keys to Divine Health, The Healing Balm, The Miracle Meal and Fulfilling Your Days. I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you.
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Bishop David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.