Article Display
Email  |  My Account  |  Donate
For if any man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholds himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man is blessed in his deed."
(James 1: 23-25)
Many times in praying for individuals who are being afflicted with some aliment or sickness, I'll bring a mirror. Not a physical glass mirror, but the mirror of the Word of God. The reason I bring this mirror is that a lot of times the individual who is trying to receive their healing has become so preoccupied with the sickness or pain that is plaguing them that they have forgotten and or have become blinded to who and what they are.

As I minister to them, I'll attempt to do what James instructed us to do, and bring the Perfect Law of Liberty before their eyes. I'll attempt to help them see who they really are, the healed!

If I am able to get people preoccupied with what the Word of God has said about them and unoccupied with their symptoms, God is able to help them receive, experience, and walk in their healing!

The Word "looketh" here in James 1:25 means, "To bend over and peer into to get a better look." When you begin to peer into the Word of God, you'll begin to see yourself as a person who has been healed and made FREE!

You'll begin to see an image of health instead of sickness and pain. For example:

Isaiah 53:3-5 and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that God has already healed us.

Colossians 1:13 says that God has already delivered us from the power of darkness.

2 Peter 1:3 proclaims that God has given us ALL THINGS that pertain to life, and godliness.

And in Luke 10:19 Jesus Himself declares that He has given us authority over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt us.

Glory to God! Are you beginning to see your reflection in the Word of total and complete healing? James 1:22-25 is telling us to look into this mirror. When we are preoccupied, impacted, and influenced by what we see in the Word of God, we will begin receiving what God has promised us, HEALING!

Are you occupied with the feelings of sickness today, or are you being consumed with 1 Peter 2:24, which declares; "by his stripes ye were healed"? James instructs us to not only look but to keep on looking into this mirror: "…this man (then) is blessed in his deed."

This is one of the requirements that God has established in His Word in receiving and walking in divine health. You see, being occupied and influenced by the symptoms of sickness is actually reversing the condition, which God requires in receiving our healing.

By being occupied by what we feel, we are actually establishing and reinforcing the condition the devil has us in. We become bound, limited, and restrained.

Romans 6:18 declares to us that we are free! We are free from sickness, and liberated from pain, glory to God! We do not have to stay one more minute being bound by the symptoms of sickness and disease, if we would just continue looking into the mirror of the Word of God.

We could take a life lesson from Abraham our Father in the faith, and imitate him. He refuse to consider his own body and he waxed strong in faith looking unto the promises of God. (Rom. 4:18-21.)

We also can follow after Sarah. We read in Hebrews 11:11, where Sarah "received physical power… because she considered [God], Who had given her the promise, to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His Word." (Amp) The word "looketh" also means "to consider."

You see, instead of considering her limitations, which were her age, her body, etc., she looked, or considered the promise of God's Word and received the faith she needed to manifest that promise in her life.

In Numbers 21:8 we read an account where thousands of Israelites were dying. So Moses, under the direction of God, put a brass serpent on a pole and raised it up before the people. In verse 8 we read: "And it shall come to pass that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it shall live." Notice the condition for their healing was "everyone who looketh shall live."

No one would receive their healing except on the condition that they look and continue looking at the brass serpent, which was a prophetic type of Christ. The serpent represents the curse of the law (sickness). In Galatians 3:13 we read where "Christ hat redeemed us from the curse of the law (sickness), being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangeth on a tree."

The word "looketh" here in Numbers 21:8 literally infers "a continual stare." The Israelites were not to just glance at the brass serpent, they were to continually stare at it, giving it their full attention, until they were healed.

The same is true today. The healing process is completed as we not only begin to look into the Perfect Law of Liberty, but stay looking at the promises of God. We are to give the Word of God our full attention until we are that Word in our lives!

Begin looking at the right mirror. Change your focus from the deception of sickness to the reality of healing. Walk in the freedom of health by looking into the Perfect Law of Liberty today!

Rory Synoground Ministries International
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Author Biography

Rory Synoground
Web site: Rory Synoground Ministries Blog
Rory is evangelistic in nature with a prophetic and teaching anointing accompanying his ministry. Rory ministers a bold uncompromised Word from the Lord, and prays for the sick. Through this ministry thousands of people have prayed the prayer of salvation, and have experienced medically supported healings.

About Us

The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.




Support Us

Why support cfaith?

(All contributions are 100% tax deductible)


For every Internet search you make using
goodsearch, cfaith will receive one penny!

GS Logo 250x38

Contact Us

Business Hours:

Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(763) 488-7800 or (800) 748-8107

Mailing Address:
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428


Login Form

Please ignore the “Secret Key” field; it is not needed to log in to cfaith.

Login Change Article

You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.