Joyce Meyer Ministries
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Proverbs 4:20-22 says, 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 to those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)
The Hebrew word for “health” in verse 22 is “medicine.” God’s Word is medicine to all our flesh. Isaac Leeser’s translation of Exodus 15:26 reads, I the Lord am thy physician. The medicine He prescribes is His Word.
Many make the mistake of substituting belief in healing for the actual taking of God’s medicine – His Word. They say, “I believe in healing” without actually taking the medicine. What good would it do for you to believe in food if you didn’t eat it? You would starve. What good would it do for you to believe in water if you didn’t actually drink any? You would die of thirst.
God’s Word is His medicine. There are several parallels between God’s medicine and natural medicine.
First: God’s Word is a healing agent, just as natural medicine is a healing agent or catalyst. In other words, the medicine itself contains the capacity to produce healing. Inherent within God’s Word is the capacity, the energy, the ability, and the nature to effect healing in your body.
Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (KJV)
20 … He sent out His word, and it healed, and from their corruptions it freed! (Fenton)
Proverbs 4:22 – For they (His Words) are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)
Isaiah 55:11 – The Word of God will accomplish what it was sent out to do.
The Word itself contains the power to produce what it says. Just as when God said, “Let there be light” and there was light, healing Scriptures contain within them the capacity to produce healing.
Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit … (KJV)
12 God’s Message is full of life and power. (Weymouth)
12 God’s Word is alive with energy. (Jordan)
12 God’s word to us is something alive, full of energy. (Knox)
The key to partaking of the life and healing energy in the Word is feeding on it until it penetrates your spirit where it deposits that life and energy.
Second: We might say that medicine is no respector of persons. It will work for anyone who takes it. It is not a matter of if God is willing or not willing to heal any individual, but whether or not the individual will receive healing by taking the medicine that produces it.
Third, and most important: Medicine must be taken according to directions to be effective. Some medicine labels read, “Take internally”; others say, “Take externally.” To rub it on your body externally when the directions say to take it internally will not work. To take it after meals when the directions say take it before meals will reduce its effectiveness. To take it once in a while when the directions say three times a day will mean limited results, if any. No matter how good the medicine is, it must be taken according to the directions or it won’t work. So it is with God’s medicine. It must be taken according to directions for it to work.
The directions for taking God’s medicine are found in:
Proverbs 4:20-21 – Attend to them, incline your ear to them, don’t let them depart from before your eyes, and keep them in the midst of your heart.
We might say that attending to them, inclining your ear to them, and keeping them before your eyes causes the Word to get into the midst of your heart. Notice this: It is only as God’s Words get in the midst of your heart and stay there that they produce healing in your body. Head knowledge won’t do. They are going to have to penetrate to your spirit through meditation – attending, hearing, looking, muttering, musing, pondering – to produce healing in your body. But once they do penetrate, they will surely bring health to all your flesh. … let them penetrate deep within your heart. (Living Bible)
You can see again that God’s way of healing is spiritual. Power is ministered first to your spirit, then distributed to your body. God’s medicine must be taken internally. Listen, instead of wondering whether you have enough faith to be healed, just take the medicine. This handout contains Healing Scriptures. Feed on them several times a day, repeating them over and over again to yourself. The medicine itself will work if you will get it inside of you.
Fourth: Remember that it takes time for medicine to work. Most people give natural medicine a lot of time, patience, and money to work. They take the prescription back for refills and more refills. They are diligent about it. They don’t just take one dose and expect a miracle. Keep taking God’s medicine. Give it time to work.
Take your medicine. Say these Scriptures to yourself. Think on what you’re saying in your heart. Use them in praise to the Father. His Word is medicine to all your flesh.
Exodus 15:25-26 – And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said,
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. (KJV)
26 … I the Lord am your healer. (New English Bible)
26 … for I the Lord am thy physician. (Leeser)
26 … I am the Lord your life-giver. (Basic English)
26 … I am Yahweh thy physician. (Rotherham)
26 … I, Jehovah, am healing thee. (Young)
26 … for I, the Lord, make you immune to them (diseases). (Smith-Goodspeed)
26 … I, the Lord, will bring thee only health. (Knox)
CONFESSION: God is speaking to me now, saying, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” He is watching over this Word to perform it. He is the Lord that healeth me. He is healing me now. This Word contains the ability to produce what it says. He is the Lord that healeth me. He is healing me now. His Word is full of healing power. I receive this Word now. I receive the healing that is in His Word now. Healing is inherent in God’s nature. God is in me. My body is the temple of God. My body is the temple of the Lord that healeth me. God is bigger than sickness and Satan. God is dwelling inside of me now, healing me now. The Lord that healeth me is my Shepherd; I do not lack healing. My body is in contact with the Lord that healeth me. My body has to respond to God’s healing life and nature at work in me now. Healing is in God, and God is in me. I thank You, Father, because You are my Healer; and You are healing me now.
Exodus 23:25 - And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. (KJV)
25 ... And give worship to the Lord your God, who will send a blessing on your bread and on your water; and I will take all disease away from among you. (Basic English)
25 … I will free you from disease. (Moffatt, Smith-Goodspeed)
25 … I have turned aside sickness from thy heart. (Young)
25 … and keep sickness away from thy company. (Knox)
CONFESSION: “I will” is the strongest assertion that can be made in the English language. God is speaking to me now saying, “I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” God is watching over this Word, performing it in me now. He is taking sickness away from the midst of me. Good-bye, sickness! The Lord is taking you away from the midst of me. Thank You, Father, for taking sickness away from me. I thank You for doing what You said.
Deuteronomy 7:15 – And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. (KJV)
CONFESSION: The Lord is taking away from me all sickness. His Word contains the ability to do what it says. His Word will not return void but will accomplish what it was sent to do. The Lord is taking away from me all sickness, every trace of weakness and deficiency. Sickness is going out of me now. Thank You, Father, for taking away from me all sickness like You said.
Psalm 30:2 – O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. (KJV)
Mark 11:24 – Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (KJV)
CONFESSION: I believe I have received my healing. Thou hast healed me. I don’t consider what I feel. I believe I am healed. Thou hast healed me.
Psalm 42:11 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. (KJV)
CONFESSION: I refuse to be cast down or discouraged. I am the conqueror. I will yet praise Him Who is the health of my countenance and my God. Father, I praise You because You are the health of my countenance.
Psalm 91:1-6, 9-10 – 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. (KJV)
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Amplified)
1 He who sitteth under the secret protection of the Most High, shall rest under the shadow of the Almighty. (Leeser)
1 One who lives under the Most High’s screen, lodges under Shaddai’s canopy. (Byington)
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
2 will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” (RSV)
1 He who is dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, in the shade of the mighty lodgeth habitually, He is saying of Jehovah … (Young)
1 Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret place of the Lord, and under the shade of the wings of the Most High (Basic English)
2 Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strength he is my God … (Basic English)
1 He who dwells ... Says of the Lord … (Smith-Goodspeed)
1 He who lives under the protection of the Most High, under his heavenly care content to abide, (Knox)
2 can say to the Lord, Thou art my support and my stronghold, my God, in whom I trust. (Knox)
3 He will take you out of the bird-net, and keep you safe from wasting disease. (Basic English)
3 He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly disease. (Good News)
3 … and from the deadly plague. (Beck)
3 It is he that rescues me from every treacherous snare, from every whisper of harm. (Knox)
4 Sheltered under his arms, under his wings nestling, thou art safe; his faithfulness will throw a shield about thee. (Knox)
4 … His faithful promises are your armor. (Living Bible)
5 Nothing shalt thou fear from nightly terrors … (Knox)
6 … from the assault of man or fiend under the noon. (Knox)
5 You will have no fear of the evil things of the night … (Basic English)
6 Or of the disease which takes men in the dark … (Basic English)
6 … the plague ravaging at noon. (Beck)
6 … nor the devastating plague at noon. (New American Bible)
6 … or the plague raging at noonday. (New English Bible)
6 … nor the plague that destroys at midday. (NIV)
6 … nor of the deadly disease that wasteth at noonday. (Leeser)
9 Because you have said, I am in the hands of the Lord, the Most High is my safe resting-place. (Basic English)
10 No disaster will befall you, no calamity will come upon your home. (New English Bible)
10 There is no harm that can befall thee … (Knox)
10 No disaster will befall you, Nor calamity come near your tent. (Smith-Goodspeed)
10 … and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home. (Good News)
10 So sickness will not approach you, Contagion not enter your rest. (Fenton)
CONFESSION: I am abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth me, is my refuge and fortress against disease. His Word is my shield and buckler against sickness. I’m trusting under His wings because Malachi 4:2 says there is healing in His wings. I’m not afraid of disease. I’m not afraid of sickness. I’m abiding under the shadow of Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth me. No plague shall come nigh my dwelling or my body. I resist sickness and disease. I refuse to accept it! It’s not mine! I refuse to be sick in Jesus’ Name. Sickness cannot trespass in my body. Sickness, (name it), you can’t come nigh my dwelling. I refuse you! I resist you!
Psalm 103:2-3 – Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (KJV)
3 He pardons all my guilt and heals all my suffering. (New English Bible)
3 … he takes away all your diseases. (Basic English)
3 … Who is healing all thy disease. (Young)
CONFESSION: Bless the Lord, Jehovah-Rapha, O my soul. Blessed be God the Father. Lord, I praise You. Lord, I thank You and praise You for Your benefits. (A benefit is a condition of a contract, not a bonus thrown in extra at the discretion of the employer.) You forgive all my sins, all my faults, all my failures and disobedience. You heal all my diseases, and I thank You for it. Healing belongs to me as part of the New Covenant. Healing is my redemptive right. Thank You, Father, for healing all my diseases!
Psalm 107:20 – He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (KJV)
20 … he sent his word to heal them and preserve their life. (Moffatt)
20 … and delivereth them from their graves. (Leeser)
20 He sent out His word, and it healed, and from their corruptions it freed! (Fenton)
CONFESSION: He sent His Word and healed me. His Word heals me and delivers me from my destructions. His Word frees me from my corruptions. God’s Word says in Isaiah 55:10-11 that it contains God’s ability to perform what it says. His Word is healing me now.
His Word contains His healing power. His Word is working in me now. He has sent His Word and healed me.
Proverbs 4:20-22 – 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (KJV)
21 … let them penetrate deep within your heart. (Living Bible)
22 Let a man master them, they will bring life and healing to his whole being. (Knox)
22 … and to all his body a healing. (Leeser)
22 … to every part of one’s flesh they bring healing. (Rotherham)
CONFESSION: God’s Word is health to all my flesh. His Word is medicine to my flesh. I am the Lord that healeth thee is medicine to all my flesh. I will take sickness away from the midst of thee is medicine to my flesh. The Word of God is full of the life of God. That life is saturating my spirit. God’s life and healing power is in His Word, and His Word is at work in me now. The Word of God is depositing the life of God and the healing of God into my spirit. That life and health is spreading out of my spirit into every tissue and pore of my body, creating health and soundness. My body has no choice but to respond to the healing in the Word that is being absorbed into me now.
Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (KJV)
18 A reckless tongue wounds like a sword, but there is healing power in thoughtful words. (Moffatt)
18 Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal. (Good News)
18 There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again. (Basic English)
CONFESSION: My tongue makes me well. I have what I say. I say, The Lord is my Healer. I say, He takes sickness away from me. I say, No plague can come nigh my dwelling. I say, He healeth all my diseases. What I confess, I possess. My words make me well. There is healing power in my words, for they are God’s Words. I speak health to every muscle, tissue, fiber, and cell in my body. I release God’s healing power with my words into my whole body. Healing is mine!
Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (KJV)
22 Being cheerful keeps you healthy. (Good News)
22 A happy heart is a healing medicine … (Smith-Goodspeed)
22 A glad heart makes a healthy body … (Basic English)
22 A glad heart helps and heals … (Moffatt)
22 A glad heart is excellent medicine, a spirit depressed wastes the bones away. (Jerusalem)
22 A cheerful heart makes a quick recovery; it is crushed spirits that waste a man’s frame. (Knox)
22 The best medicine is a cheerful heart … (Fenton)
22 A joyful heart worketh an excellent cure … (Rotherham)
22 … a broken spirit makes one sick. (Living Bible)
CONFESSION: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I have a merry heart. Sickness can’t dominate me. Satan can’t dominate me. What do you think you’re trying to do, devil? You can’t put sickness on me. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I have a merry heart. I’m full of joy. A merry heart works like a medicine. God’s medicine is working in me!
Isaiah 53:3-5 – 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (KJV)
3 … a man of pains, and acquainted with disease … (Leeser)
3 … he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease … (Basic English, Masoretic O.T.)
3 … Man of pains and familiar with sickness. (Rotherham, Byington)
4 But only our diseases did he bear himself, and our pains he carried. (Leeser)
4 But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God’s punishment had come. (Basic English)
4 Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried … (Masoretic O.T.)
4 Yet surely our sicknesses he carried, And as for our pains he bare the burden of them. (Rotherham)
4 But in fact it was our sicknesses he was carrying, our pains he was loaded with. (Byington)
4 Yet it was our sicknesses that he bore, our pains that he carried. (Smith-Goodspeed)
5 … through his bruises was healing granted to us. (Leeser)
5 … by his stripes there is healing for us. (Rotherham)
5 … the chastisement to give us soundness came on him, and by his stripes we got healing. (Byington)
5 … the blows that fell to him have brought us healing. (Moffatt)
5 … we are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received. (Good News)
5 … by his bruise there is healing for us. (Young)
5 … the chastisement needful to obtain peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole. (Amplified)
CONFESSION: Surely He hath borne my sickness and diseases and carried my pains. He took my sicknesses on Himself and carried my pains. He bore them and carried them away to a distance. I don’t have to bear what He bore for me. I refuse to bear what He bore for me. Satan cannot put on me what Jesus bore for me. By His stripes, I am healed. By His stripes, I got healing. By His bruise, there is healing for me. His punishment has brought me healing. Healing has been granted to me. With the stripes that wounded Him, I am healed and made whole. I am made whole by the blows He received.
My diseases went to the Cross with Jesus and died with Him there. Satan, you’re visiting the wrong one. Jesus took my sicknesses; and by His stripes, I am healed!
Malachi 4:2 – But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (KJV)
CONFESSION: The Son of righteousness has arisen, having conquered sickness and Satan. There is healing in His wings. That healing is flowing into me now by His Word. I am trusting beneath His healing wings.
Matthew 8:2-3 – And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (KJV)
2 A leper came up and bowed low in front of him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘if you want to you can cure me.’ (Jerusalem)
3 Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And his leprosy was cured at once. (Jerusalem)
2 ‘… if you have the will, you have the power, to cleanse me.’ (Wade)
3 ‘...I have the will; be cleansed.’ (Wade)
2 ‘… Sir, if you really wanted to, you could heal me.’ (Jordan)
3 ‘… I do want to. Be healed.’ (Jordan)
2 ‘… if you want to, you can make me clean.’ (Phillips)
3 ‘… Of course I want to. Be clean!’ (Phillips)
2 … Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have the power to make me clean. (Basic English)
3 And he put his hand on him, saying, It is my pleasure; be clean. (Basic English)
3 ‘… I will it. Be cleansed.’ (Riew)
3 … It is my will … (Knox)
3 ‘… I am willing …’ (Fenton, Weymouth, 20th Century)
3 … I am desiring it from all my heart. Be cleansed at once. (Wuest)
3 … I do will it … (Authentic)
CONFESSION: God wants me well. Healing is the will of God. According to Philippians 2:13, God is at work in me right now to will and to do His good pleasure. Healing is at work in me.
Matthew 8:16-17 – When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. (KJV)
17 … He took our infirmities upon Himself, and took away our diseases. (Norlie)
17 … He Himself took (in order to carry away) our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases. (Amplified)
17 He took away our illnesses and lifted our diseases from us. (New English Bible)
17 … He took away our illnesses and carried away our diseases. (Translator’s NT)
17 He took our sicknesses away and carried our diseases for us. (Jerusalem)
17 … He took away our sicknesses and our diseases he removed. (Moffatt)
17 … He took on Himself our sicknesses and carried away our diseases. (New Life)
17 … carried off our diseases. (Wuest, Berkely)
CONFESSION: He Himself took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. He carried away my sicknesses. He took them away and removed them. Disease is not mine – Healing is mine. I refuse to bear what Jesus bore for me. I refuse to take what He took for me. Satan, you cannot put disease on me, for Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. I refuse to accept sickness. I will not tolerate sickness. Sickness and diseases are totally unacceptable. I refuse to accept them. Jesus bore them, so I refuse to have them!
Mark 5:25-34 – 25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. 33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. (KJV)
28 … for she kept saying, ‘If I can only touch his clothes, I shall get well.’ (Williams)
28 … for she kept saying, If I touch even his garments, I shall be made whole. (Wuest)
28 … she kept saying … (Phillips)
30 Jesus also was immediately aware that power had been drawn from him … (Authenic)
30 … Jesus, becoming conscious that the healing Power within Him had been in active operation … (Wade)
30 Jesus instantly perceived that healing power had passed from him … (Smith-Goodspeed)
30 Jesus instantly became conscious that there had been a demand upon his powers …
34 ‘… your own faith has made you well …’ (20th Century)
34 … Go and enjoy your new health, free from the trouble that was your scourge. (Barclay)
34 … be entirely free from thy disease. (Diaglott)
CONFESSION: Her faith made her whole, and my faith makes me whole. I have faith, for I am a believer. I believe I receive my healing, and my faith makes me whole. I receive God’s power as mentioned in Ephesians 1:19. The power that raised Christ from the dead is at work in me. My faith puts that power into active operation in my body. Disease has no choice. There is no chance for its survival in my body.
The power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in me. That power is irresistable. It is greater than sickness and disease. That power is flowing in me and makes me whole. I am free. I am entirely free from sickness and disease. I am whole. I believe I have received my healing, and my faith has made me whole!
Luke 13:11-13, 16 – 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? (KJV)
11 … an infirmity caused by a spirit [a demon of sickness]. (Amplified)
11 … had a disease caused by an evil spirit; she was bent double and altogether unable to hold herself up. (Plain English)
11 … a sickness caused by a spirit.
(Smith-Goodspeed, Confraternity, NASNT)
11 … A woman had a spirit that caused an infirmity eighteen years and was completely bent together by a curvature of the spine, and was not able to raise herself up at all. (Wuest)
12 … thou art delivered … (Douay)
12 … you are freed from your sickness. (NASNT)
12 … thou hast been loosed … (Marshall)
12 … you are made free from your disease. (Basic English)
12 … you are set free from your infirmity. (NIV)
12 … you are rid of your infirmity. (Norlie)
12 … you are freed from your disease. (Plain English)
12 …‘Lady, you have been freed from your weakness.’ (Jordan)
12 …‘Woman, you have been loosed from your infirmity.’ (Worrell)
12 …‘Your bondage is at an end.’ (Condon)
13 … at once she straightened herself up and burst into praising God. (Williams)
16 … was there not a need … that she be loosed … (Rotherham)
16 … And ought not this woman, a descendant of Abraham as she is, whose power movement Satan has fettered actually for eighteen years, to have been released from such fetters on the day of the Sabbath? (Wade)
16 … For eighteen years Satan has fettered her. Is it not right that she should be liberated from her fetters? (Barclay)
16 And is it not right for this daughter of Abraham, who has been in the power of Satan for eighteen years, to be made free on the Sabbath? (Basic English)
16 But this woman, a daughter of Abraham, who has been in the bondage of Satan – think of it! – for eighteeen years, should not have the right to be released from her bonds because it is the Sabbath? (Norlie)
CONFESSION: Satan can’t bind me with sickness. I believe that, according to Colossians 1:13, I have been delivered from Satan’s dominion and translated into the kingdom of the Son of God. Sickness is ungodly. Sickness is of the devil. Satan, you can’t put sickness on me! Who do you think you are? In Colossians 2:15 and Hebrews 2:14 it says you are a defeated foe. Jesus stripped you of your authority over me. You can’t do this to me. I resist you in Jesus’ Name. I am delivered. I am free. I have been loosed. I am no longer fettered. I am now rid of my infirmity. My bondage is at an end! It is right for me to be completely free, for I am a child of Abraham. According to Galatians 3:14, 29, Abraham’s blessings are mine. Healing is part of the covenant. I am under the covenant. Healing is mine. Healing belongs to me. It is my rightful possession. I have a right to be released. Satan, I demand my rights now! Take your filthy hands off my body!
Acts 10:38 – How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (KJV)
38 … all who were harassed by the devil … (Moffatt)
38 … healing all who were under the power of the devil … (NIV, Plain English)
38 … healing everyone in the devil’s clutches … (Rieu)
38 … curing all those who were under the tyranny of the devil … (Barclay)
38 … healing all that were overpowered by the devil … (New Berkeley)
38 … curing all who were crushed by the power of the devil … (Weymouth)
38 … God equipped him with Holy Spirit and power, who passed through our midst acting nobly and healing all those who were lorded over by the devil … (Jordan)
38 … healing all who suffered from the devil’s power … (Phillips)
38 … Who passed through as a benefactor and healer of all those who are tyrannized over by the Adversary … (Concordant)
38 … harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil … (Amplified)
CONFESSION: Sickness is oppression of the devil. Satan can’t oppress me with sickness, for I have been delivered from his authority through God’s Word in Colossians 1:13. Satan can’t oppress me. I have authority to tread on Satan and demons and all the power the enemy possesses. I tread on sickness. Satan, you can’t lord it over me with foul disease. You can’t do this to me. Sickness, you can’t do this to me. You are visiting the wrong one. Healing is mine. The power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in me. It is healing power because He is the Lord that healeth. Healing power is at work in me, and I am free!
Luke 10:19 – Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (KJV)
19 I have given you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and all the might of the satanic foe, and nothing will harm you in any way. (Norlie)
19 … I have given you the right to … (Knox)
19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy [possesses], and nothing shall in any way harm you. (Amplified)
19 Yes, I have given you power to trample every evil underfoot, to counter all the might of the enemy; nothing whatever shall harm you. (Condon)
19 I have indeed invested you with power to stomp on snakes and scorpions … (Authentic)
CONFESSION: Sickness is a sign of the power of the devil. I trample on all the power of the devil. I trample on disease. I stomp on disease. I tread every evil underfoot. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself gave me authority over all the power of the enemy. I have authority over sickness. Sickness, I trample on you! I tread on you! I stomp on you! Get out, get out, get out! You have no right to dominate me. Get out of my body in Jesus’ Name. Sickness and disease are under my feet because it says in Ephesians 2:6 that I am seated with Christ above all the power of the enemy.
Romans 8:2 – For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (KJV)
2 The spiritual principle of life has set me free, in Jesus Christ, from the principle of sin and death. (Knox)
2 For the principle of spiritual life in Christ Jesus has liberated me from the principle of sin and death. (Translator’s NT)
2 … [the law of our new being]… (Amplified)
Romans 8:11 – But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (KJV)
11 If the Spirit of God, of Him who raised Jesus from the dead, has its home in you, then He who raised the Messiah Jesus from the dead will thrill with a new life your very bodies – those mortal bodies of yours – by the agency of His own Spirit, which now has its home in you. (Way)
11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead has taken possession of you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give your mortal bodies life through his Spirit that has now taken possession of you. (Goodspeed)
11 … will also create life in your mortal bodies … (Godbey)
CONFESSION: The Spirit of God is residing in me. The Spirit of God is making His home in my spirit. The Spirit of the Lord that healeth is creating life, supplying life in my body, making it whole. The life of Jehovah-Rapha is being applied to my body by His Spirit who dwells in me.
The life of God drives out every trace of sickness and disease. The life of God is destroying disease and germs in my body now.
I Corinthians 6:13, 15, 19, 20 – 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (KJV)
CONFESSION: My body wasn’t made for sin, but for the Lord. My body wasn’t made for sickness, but for the Lord. My body is a member of Christ. My body belongs to Christ. Satan cannot make Christ’s body sick. Satan, how dare you trespass on God’s property. Take your hands off God’s property in Jesus’ Name! My body is the temple of Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth. He is in me healing me now, for He is the Lord that healeth me. I have been bought with a price. Jesus’ blood cleansed me from all sin; and by His stripes, my body is healed. I glorify God in my body. I refuse to allow disease in my body in Jesus’ Name. You foul disease, take your hands off my body in Jesus’ Name!
Galatians 3:13 – Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree … (KJV)
13 Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law by taking that curse upon himself for our sakes … (Translator’s NT)
13 Now, Christ bought us off the curse of the law at the cost of being accursed for our sakes … (Wand)
13 Christ ransomed us from the curse pronounced in the law … (20th Century)
13 Christ has purchased our freedom … (Weymouth)
Verse 21 – The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. (KJV)
- disease after disease … (Good News, Basic English)
Verse 22 – The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. (KJV)
- infectious diseases (Good News)
- wasting disease (Basic English)
- cold (Septuagint)
- ague (or malarial fever) (Byington, Moffatt, Knox)
- infections (Living Bible)
- influenza (Byington)
- sunstroke (Smith-Goodspeed)
- erysipelas (infectious disease of the hands) (Moffatt)
- drought (Jerusalem, Byington, Berkeley, Beck, Smith-Goodspeed)
- blight (Living Bible, others)
- jaundice (Fenton)
- paleness (Septuagint)
Verse 27 – The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. (KJV)
“Botch of Egypt”:
- inflammatory disease (Leeser)
- ulcer (Fenton, Douay, Young)
- sores (Rotherham, Smith-Goodspeed)
- boils (Jerusalem, Good News, New American Bible, Living Bible, Beck, Berkeley, NASV, RSV, Amplified, Confraternity, NIV)
- hemorrhoids; (Fenton, New American Bible, Living Bible, Moffatt, NIV, Amplified, Berkeley, NASV)
- tumors (Rotherham, Leeser)
- ulcers (RSV, Smith-Goodspeed)
- swellings in the groin (Knox, Jerusalem)
- sores (Good News)
- scurvy (Fenton, Young, Jerusalem, Smith-Goodspeed, Living Bible, Amplified, Moffatt, RSV)
- eczema (New American Bible)
- incurable itch (NASV, Berkeley)
- malignant scab (Septuagint)
- festering sores (NIV)
- other sorts of skin diseases (Basic English)
Verse 28 – The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart … (KJV)
- insanity (Septuagint, Byington)
- lose your mind (Good News)
- distracted (Knox)
- your minds diseased (Basic)
“Astonishment of heart”:
- distraction of mind (Jerusalem)
- confusion (Berkeley, Good News)
- confusion of mind (NIV)
“Astonishment of heart” (continued):
- imbecility (Byington)
- dismay (Smith-Goodspeed)
- dismay of [mind and] heart (Amplified)
- crazed in thy wits; (Knox)
- confusion of heart (Leeser)
- fear and panic (Living Bible)
- panic (New American Bible)
Verse 35 – The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. (KJV)
- ulcer (Fenton, Young, Douay)
- boil (Rotherham, Amplified)
- boils (Jerusalem, Good News, Beck, NASV, New American Bible, NIV, Living Bible, RSV)
- sores (Berkeley, Smith-Goodspeed)
- skin disease (Basic English)
- a sore inflammation (Leeser)
Verse 59 – Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. (KJV)
- … thy strokes and the strokes of thy seed … (Young)
- … malignant and obstinate diseases … (Byington)
- … incurable diseases and horrible epidemics … (Good News)
- … severe and lasting plagues and chronic sicknesses (NASV)
- … malignant and lasting maladies (New American Bible)
- … cruel diseases stretching on through long years (Basic English)
- … extraordinary strokes and blows (Amplified)
Verse 60 – Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. (KJV)
Verse 61 – Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. (KJV)
61 … every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law … (NIV)
61 any kind of sickness or calamity not mentioned in this Book of the Law … (New American Bible, Confraternity)
Verse 65 – And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind … (KJV)
“Trembling heart, failing of eyes, sorrow of mind”:
- … an anxious mind, a despairing heart (NIV)
- a quaking heart, weary eyes (Jerusalem)
- a shaking heart (Basic English)
CONFESSION: Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the Law. (The curse of the Law is found in Deuteronomy 28. It is the curse for breaking God’s Law. It includes sickness, as the Scriptures above show.) Christ bought me back, brought me back, and set me free from the curse of the Law. Sickness and disease is part of the curse of the Law; therefore, Christ has redeemed me from sickness.
I am liberated! I am ransomed! I am free from disease! I am redeemed from every disease written in the curse of the Law. I am redeemed from (name specific disease)! I am also redeemed from every disease that is not written in the Book of the Law. Christ has redeemed me – bought me back, brought me back, and set me free from all sickness and disease.
Ephesians 4:27 – Neither give place to the devil. (KJV)
27 Stop giving the devil a chance. (Williams)
27 Give the devil no place or opportunity in your life. (Barclay)
27 … and do not give the devil a chance. (Translator’s NT)
27 … don’t give in one inch to the devil. (Jordan)
CONFESSION: I refuse to give place to the devil. Sickness and disease are of the devil. I refuse to give place to sickness and disease. Satan, you can’t put them on my body. You can’t! You can’t! You can’t! I say no, and I mean no. No sickness or plague comes nigh my dwelling. You have the wrong address. I will not give in one inch. Satan, you have no place in my body. You can’t do this to me. I won’t have it. It is unacceptable. It is not mine, and you cannot give it to me. You have no place in me or my body. I belong to God. Sickness, you have no choice but to go because I’m not giving you a chance. Get out now!
Verse 12 – Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light … (KJV)
12 … thank the Father who has entitled you to share the lot of God’s people in the realm of light. (Smith-Goodspeed)
12 … who has qualified you for your share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. (New Berkeley)
12 … the Father that hath made you sufficient for your share … (Rotherham)
12 … who has made us worthy … (Godbey)
12 … he enabled us to share the inheritance of the saints who live in the light. (Noli)
12 … to share all the wonderful things that belong to those who live in the kingdom of light. (Living Bible)
CONFESSION: I am qualified, entitled, worthy, and able to partake of my inheritance in Christ. God’s Word says in Psalm 103:3 that healing belongs to me. I refuse to be beaten out of my inheritance!
Verse 13 – Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. (KJV)
13 He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the realm of his dear Son. (Smith-Goodspeed)
13 He has freed us from the power of darkness and carried us away into the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Plain English)
13 For He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of His beloved Son. (Conybeare)
13 For God has rescued us from the dominance exercised by the Powers of Spiritual Darkness, and transferred us to the Dominion of His Son – the Object of His love. (Wade)
13 For he has rescued us out of the darkness and gloom of Satan’s kingdom and brought us into the kingdom of His dear Son. (Living Bible)
CONFESSION: I have been delivered from the authority of darkness. I have been delivered from Satan’s authority and dominion through the Word in Acts 26:18. I am free from Satan’s dominion. Sickness is of the devil. Satan can’t dominate me with sickness and disease. Satan, I’ve been delivered from your authority. You can’t put sickness on me. I have passed out of your jurisdiction over into the kingdom of the Son of God. I am a citizen in the kingdom of Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth me. I have been transplanted into the kingdom of His Son.
Verse 14 – In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins … (KJV)
14 … by whom we have been ransomed from captivity … (Smith-Goodspeed)
14 … in whom we have our redemption … (Conybeare)
14 In whom we have our ransoming, the remission of our sins. (Way)
CONFESSION: In Christ Jesus I have redemption. I have been ransomed from captivity. I am delivered from Satan and his works. I am free from sickness and disease!
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (KJV)
7 So then, accept the authority of God. Take a stand against the devil, and he will run away from you. (Barclay)
7 Stand up to the devil, and he will turn and run. (New English Bible)
7 Stand immovable against the onset of the devil, and he will flee from you. (Wuest)
7 … be ruled by God; but make war on the Evil One and he will be put to flight before you. (Basic English)
CONFESSION: I submit to God. I submit to the will of God. I accept the authority of God and His Word. I submit to God’s Word. I resist you, devil. I resist disease. You can’t do this to my body. Get out! Remove yourself. You must flee from my body now!
James 5:15-16 – And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (KJV)
15 And by the prayer of faith the man who is ill will be made well. (Basic English)
15 And the prayer offered in faith will restore the sufferer to health, and the Lord will raise him from his sick-bed. (Wade)
CONFESSION: The prayer of faith has made me whole. The Lord is raising me up. I cannot stay down. I believe I received when I prayed, and my faith makes me whole. I believe I have received my healing!
I Peter 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (KJV)
24 … his bruising was your healing. (20th Century)
CONFESSION: By His stripes I was healed. Healing belongs to me. I was healed 2000 years ago by the stripes Jesus bore. By His stripes I was healed. I’m not trying to get healing; I’ve already got my healing, because by His stripes I was healed!
I Peter 5:8-9 – 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (KJV)
9 You must resist him with a rock-like faith … (Barclay)
9 Stand immovable against his onset, solid as a rock in your faith … (Wuest)
9 … be firm in faith (against his onset) – rooted, established, strong, immovable and determined … (Amplified)
CONFESSION: I stand immovable against sickness in Jesus’ Name. I refuse to accept it!
I John 3:8 – He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (KJV)
8 … The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy), loosen and dissolve) the works the devil [has done]. (Amplified)
8 … that he might break up the works of the devil. (Young)
8 … and the Son of God was seen on earth so that he might put an end to the works of the Evil One. (Basic English)
8 … that he might neutralize what the Devil has done. (Wand)
8 … that he might bring to naught the works of the devil. (Wuest)
8 … that he might break up the Devil’s doings. (Jordan)
8 To lead a sinful life is to belong to the devil, since the devil was a sinner from the beginning. It was to undo all that the devil has done that the Son of God appeared. (Jerusalem)
8 Now the Son of God came to the earth with the express purpose of liquidating the devil’s activities. (Phillips)
8 … that He should be annulling the acts of the Adversary. (Concordant)
CONFESSION: Sickness is a work of the devil. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Sickness has been dissolved, broken up, annulled, undone, liquidated as far as I am concerned.
Jesus put an end to sickness for me. The activities of the devil have been liquidated.
III John 2 – Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (KJV)
CONFESSION: I am prospering and I am in health even as my soul prospers because it is God’s will for me. God is at work in me to do His will and pleasure. Jehovah-Rapha is at work in me – healing me!
Philippians 2:13 – For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (KJV)
CONFESSION: God is at work in me. Jehovah-Rapha is at work in me – healing me. He is the Lord that healeth me. God is greater than the devil. Healing is greater than sickness. God is at work in me – healing me!
Mark 16:17-18 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (KJV)
17 … By using my name they will drive out demons … (Williams)
17 These are the visible demonstrations of the action of God which will accompany the life of those who believe. By using my name they will eject demons … (Barclay)
17 … for those who believe, these miracles will follow … (Moffatt)
17 … with my name they will drive out demons. (Smith-Goodspeed)
17 … making use of my authority, they shall expel demons. (Weymouth)
17 Wherever men believe, these signs will be found … (Translator’s NT)
17 By the use of my name they will expel demons; they will speak rapturously in strange languages … (Wade)
18 They will place their hands upon invalids, and they will be restored to health. (Wade)
CONFESSION: The Name of Jesus is greater than sickness. Jesus conquered sickness and disease. In the Name of Him who conquered sin, sickness, and Satan, I command disease to leave my body. Satan, take your hands off my body! I cast you out in Jesus’ Name. You can’t do this to me. In the Name of Jesus, I am free!
John 14:12-14 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (KJV)
CONFESSION: There is power in the Name of Jesus! Jesus is the resurrected healing Lord. In the Name of Jesus, I command disease to leave my body. My body is healed in Jesus’ Name. I believe Acts 3:16; that through faith in His Name, my body is perfectly sound. I am healed in Jesus’ Name!
Acts 3:16 – And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (KJV)
CONFESSION: His Name, through faith in His Name, makes me whole, gives me perfect soundness, and makes me strong. The Name of Jesus is greater than sickness. All that He is is in His Name. All that He did is in His Name. He is greater than sickness. He conquered sickness. I speak His Name, Jesus, to my body now. Every disease and germ dies now in Jesus’ Name. My body is made whole in Jesus’ Name!
Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV)
20 … Christ took me to the cross with him, and I died there with him. (Laubach)
20 I have been crucified with Christ … (ASV, NASV, RSV, NEB, NIV)
CONFESSION: I was crucified with Christ. I died with Him to sickness and disease. Christ the Healer lives in me. Healing is in me. Christ in me heals me.
John 15:4-5 – Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. (KJV)
4 Get your life from Me and I will live in you. No branch can give fruit by itself. It has to get life from the vine. You are able to give fruit only when you have life from Me (New Life)
5 … I am the Vine and you are the branches. Get your life from Me. (New Life)
4 You must go on growing in me and I will grow in you. For just as the branch cannot bear any fruit unless it shares the life of the vine, so you can produce nothing unless you go on growing in me. I am the vine itself; you are the branches. (Phillips)
5 It is the man who shares my life and whose life I share who proves fruitful. For the plain fact is that apart from me you can do nothing at all. (Phillips)
CONFESSION: I am in union with Christ. My spirit is in union with Christ the Healer. I draw out His healing power, and it is manifested in my body. I am one with the healing Vine. I am in union with the healing Christ. I have His life and health in me!
FATHER, I PRAISE YOU!
THANK YOU FOR HEALING ME!