21 Tishrei, 5775 | Hoshana Rabbah
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22, NLT
We typically arrive at the beginning of any crisis suddenly – suddenly, it’s there! At that moment, the level of faith you need to believe God for His promised outcome becomes apparent just as suddenly. And you know, at that moment, if you’re there . . . if your faith is sufficiently strong to confidently make God’s Word your final authority and firm expectation?
In a crisis, we quickly realize where we are, and are not in our faith.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. So when these things happen, think about where you are faith-wise and begin moving forward. Take control. Draw from God’s strength by every means – through people He sends to strengthen you plus every available outside means that can come alongside and strengthen your faith. Most importantly, be sure to “mingle” faith with everything. Confront the crisis, by faith!
When the crisis is a health-related one, don’t panic. Keep the facts straight. God is the true medicine man, so if you have a diagnosis, begin speaking to it from the start. Speak to the root or source, not the symptoms. Your first line of defense in a spiritual problem is spiritual and that means words. Identify the root cause and concentrate your efforts there. When you do symptoms are affected too. But the reverse is not true; you cannot address the spiritual root cause by addressing symptoms. See the difference? Remember the order – spiritual first, then physical.
Prioritize the physical side and the crisis may be a long, hard slog. But llow the spiritual side to take control and you’ll come through on top.
if you need pharmaceutical medicines that’s fine. Pray over them. Talk to them. Release your faith, asking God to use those for your benefit. See? – keep it spiritual—stay in the Spirit. Don’t allow Satan to accuse or condemn you—he is a legalist and will taunt you that, if you “had sufficient faith,” you wouldn’t need the medicine. Ignore him. He’s not the boss!
Until you have a full revelation of your healing – that you are healed now, present tense rather than future tense, that you are going to be healed, implying that your healing is a future possibility, maybe so, maybe not – until you have that knowing, use every weapon available, including medicine. Expect to come out on the other side of this crisis delivered from the sickness!
Then just keep growing in the Lord and meditating daily in His Word to increase your faith. Before your 120 years are complete, you will have grown in faith to confidently speak to every crisis. And crisis will obey you . . . period!
I like that!