God wants to bring us truth and freedom in our spirits, our souls, and our bodies. “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 Thessalonians 5:23). My prayer is that this journey of knowledge that we are taking will fill you with peace and produce the understanding and wisdom that will set you free from all manner of disease.
What is truth? In today’s world, even in some parts of Christianity, truth is considered relative. It is diluted by denominational fragmentation in the church and by the humanistic opinions of men and women in secular society. However, the Bible clearly tells us that truth in the Scriptures is God-inspired: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). It is not open to personal interpretation: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20).
Since biblical truth is absolute, we should be able to study God’s Word together and come to the same conclusions, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, there are people in the church who believe we have “moved on” from believing that the Word of God is absolute and unchanging. If we have moved on to something “better,” then I have some legitimate questions! Why are we in such a mess today? Why are so many sons and daughters of the Father suffering from as much disease as the world is? Why do we have the same biological diseases, the same psychiatric problems?
The Bible is the Word of God. The Scriptures on healing are promises given over and over again by God in His Word. So, why are we seeing so few healings today? Have God’s promises changed? Has His Word become fallible? Never.
The promises of God are our sanity in this life and in standing against disease. If you take the promises out of the Bible, what do you have? Nothing for your faith. Nothing to believe with. Nothing to stand on. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
You hear God’s Word, faith rises within your spirit, and you embrace that faith. What is faith? “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is the substance of things that you cannot see right now. Faith is for today; faith is for right now. Healing and health are for right now.
Dr. Henry W. Wright
Ask Father God, in Jesus’s name, to increase your faith and trust in Him and His Word. Ask Him to help you to root out any areas of your life where the truth of His Word has been diminished and to reestablish His truth and promises in your heart.