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Many try to reap the healing harvest without first planting the seed. "Until the person seeking healing is sure from God's Word that it is God's will to heal him, he is trying to reap a harvest where there is no seed planted" (Bosworth, F. F., "Christ the Healer," p. 6.).

Can you imagine a farmer at planting time sitting down on his front porch and saying, "I am going to believe for a crop this year. I believe in crops and know that they are real, so I will not plant the seed. I will just believe."

Unless the farmer planted the seed, he would have no basis for faith. No matter how hard he tried to believe, there would be nothing in the ground to produce the harvest.

Even if you believe in healing, without the healing seed from God's Word planted in you, there is nothing in the ground to produce the harvest. You have no real basis for faith. You, nor the farmer, will reap the harvest unless you first plant the seed.

Believing in healing is not enough. You must know that it is God's will for you to be healed.

Allow the faith seed of the Word of God concerning your healing to be planted in you, and you can successfully reap the healing harvest.

Through the Word, you can know without doubt that it is God's unchanging will for you to be healed.

A Study of the Heart
"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thess. 5:23).

Man is a spirit. He has a soul made up of his reasoning faculties, will and emotions, and he lives in a physical body.

The heart of man is the spirit of man. Your spirit is the real you. (Do you have a human? No, you are a human. You do not have a spirit. You are a spirit.)

Man thinks of himself as being only a body because he cannot see his spirit with the natural eye. But to understand spiritual things, it is important that you realize you are a spirit.

This "new creature" or the "hidden man of the heart," as the Scripture calls him, is the spirit, the real man. This is the part of you that was recreated the righteousness of God when you were born again.

Your mind and body were not made new but you (the man) were recreated. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (2 Cor. 5:17).

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3:4). The man is hidden to the natural eye.

You can only see the man's body. Paul speaks of the body as the clothing of the spirit and the tent which is our earthly home (2 Cor. 5:1-8 AMP). Your body is a covering for your spirit.

In the same text, Paul speaks of being absent from the body and being present with the Lord. When the man, or the spirit, leaves the body, the body dies. The spirit is the life of the body. The spirit can live independently of the body, but the body cannot live without the spirit.

The spirit does not die. The spirit of man will live forever, either with his god Satan or with the Lord Jesus Christ. When a man dies, he does not cease to exist; he only ceases to live in the physical body.

The spirit is called the heart of a man because it is the core, or center, of his being. The heart of a tree is the core of that tree. The heart of a watermelon is called that because it is the center of the melon. (Not because it pumps watermelon juice!)

Anytime the Scripture speaks of the heart, you know it is not speaking of the physical blood pump but the real man or the spirit. So first plant the seed in your heart so you can stand in faith for your healing!

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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