How is healing connected to the Word of God? This is a thought that occurred to me and made me interested in pursuing the subject for study and meditation. And for sharing with you!
My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. (Pro 4:20-22)
The Scripture passage above tells us to pay attention to God’s Word! Listen to the Word (obey it); and meditate upon the Word. Keep them in your heart which means to memorize them. And the equation is that when we follow this advice, we will find LIFE and this life will be health [healing, medicine] to all of our flesh. It is indeed a crucial point that we, as believers and followers of Jesus, must hear and obey God’s Word.
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Ps 107:20)
Notice that this verse says that God sent His Word, and IT (the Word) healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Destructions means ruins, devastations or annihilations! God’s Word is alive and active and powerful. (Heb 4:12)
He who is of God hears God’s words . . . (Joh 8:47a)
Hearing God’s Word means listening and obeying it. God says that when we do that, we are “of Him”! We belong to Him and can be recognized as being His children.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. (Pro 3:7-9)
Rather than relying upon human wisdom, we must live with a deep respect and regard for God and for His Word. We must depart from evil of every kind, including sin. And living in this way will give health to our flesh and strength to our bones at every age. Hallelujah!
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Mt 9:35) If we will live in harmony and obedience to the word of God, using the gift of faith that we have each been given, then we will be empowered to pray for others (just like Jesus did in the above verse) and witness Him heal them right before our eyes. Be encouraged and be bold in the Lord. Glory to God most High!