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 (Proverbs 4:20-22).
With all of the media attention on the Corona virus over the last couple of months, it’s more important now than ever to keep our focus on what God says about us. If fear is ruling us, it is tell-tale proof that we are listening to the wrong voices. God hasn’t changed. His Word to us hasn’t changed. We should approach the current crisis the same way we should always approach any thought the enemy brings that challenges the health that God has made available for to walk in through Christ!
God’s will is that we walk in Divine health. Healing is a part of our salvation. Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases. The above verse gives the necessary ingredients we need in order to walk in health. We need an attentive ear, a steadfast look, and a full heart.
Notice that the verse says attend to my Words, incline your ears to my sayings. That means that we must take the necessary time to think on the Word of God concerning healing. Attending to the Word means making God’s Word a top priority.
The Word is like a seed we plant in the ground. A seed that is watered and cultivated will produce. Plant the seeds for healing daily by giving attention to the scriptures that promise healing.
Then this verse above says do not let them depart from your eyes. A steadfast look at the Word is necessary to receive healing. You can’t focus on your symptoms and on the Word at the same time. Hebrews 12 mentions our looking unto Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith. This word look in the Greek language means to look away from everything else and to focus on Jesus. We do this by looking away from the symptoms and focusing on the Word.
Lastly, the above verse says keep them in the midst of your heart. For healing to come we must have a full heart. We are to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly. Meditate daily on the verses that promise healing. Meditating on the Word is like a farmer watering the seed he’s planted.
The Father watches over His Word. He sent His Word and healed us. The Word will accomplish healing in your body if you’ll give it strict attention. Take your focus off of your symptoms and keep your gaze on the Word. Read it, quote it, meditate it, and then act on it. Believe that you receive the health God’s Word promises. The Word is God’s Medicine!
Here’s a good dose of God’s Medicine to take by meditation:
Exodus 15:26 – And said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
Exodus 23:25-26 – So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (26) No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
Deuteronomy 7:15 – And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
Psalm 105:37 – He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Psalm 107:20 – He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV) – My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. (21) Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; (22) for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.
Isaiah 53:3-4 (Amplified) – He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. (4) Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
Matthew 8:17 (NIV) – This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”
Acts 10:38 (NIV) – How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
1 Peter 2:24-25 – He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
Matthew 21:22 – And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Mark 11:23-24 (NLT) – I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. (24) I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
John 15:7 (NLT) – But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!
John 16:23-24 (NLT) – At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. (24) You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
1 John 3:22 (NLT) – And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please Him.
1 John 5:14-15 (NLT) – And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.(15) And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Psalm 84:11 – For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 89:34 – My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
Psalm 119:89 – Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 138:2 – I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 55:11 – So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Matthew 4:23-24 – NKJV – And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. (24) Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
Matthew 8:16-17 – NKJV – When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.”
Matthew 9:35 NKJV – 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.
Matthew 12:15 – NKJV – But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all
Matthew 14:14 – NKJV – And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick
Matthew 8:13 – NKJV – Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Matthew 9:2 – NKJV – Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”
Matthew 9:29-30 – NKJV – Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
Matthew 15:28 – NKJV – Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour
Mark 5:34 – NKJV – And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
Mark 9:23 – NKJV – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”