365 Days of Healing
Written by Mark Brazee
"And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house" (John 4:51-53).
Jesus had told the nobleman, "Thy son liveth" (v. 50). The next day, the servants who met the nobleman on the road home said the same thing to him, word for word. When the man believed the Word Jesus spoke, his son was healed, and it changed his entire household.
God's Word is just as powerful as His physical presence. If we'll take Him at His Word, His Word will do anything He could do if He stood right here in the flesh. That's what God is trying to teach His Church right now.
Have faith in God's Word. You can believe what God says, no matter what the situation looks like, seems like, sounds like, tastes like or feels like. Just take God at His Word.
Notice that the nobleman inquired the hour his son began to amend. He understood that his son's healing had been gradual.
This is where a lot of people have trouble receiving from God.
Many times after people stand in healing lines and have hands laid on them for prayer, they go back to their seats, thinking, Well, I don't feel any better; I don't believe I got a thing. I'll just have to try this again. These people think all healings have to be instant.
Instant healings are available. But at the same time, it is just as scriptural to begin to amend "from that hour" as it is to be instantly healed.
The truth is that more people gradually recover than instantly get healed. But all we should care about is that God is our healer, whether our healing is instantaneous or gradual - even if it takes a few minutes, hours or even days.
The moment I ask for healing, my body begins to amend. The minute I take God at His Word, His power starts working on the problem and bringing the manifestation.
Source: 365 Days of Healing by Mark Brazee
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers