Have we idolized the sickness? Has it become all-powerful to us? Has it become the center of our lives? Is it the controller of all we say and do? It is the center of every message we give? Do our words glorify Jesus as the healer of all, including this sickness, or do they insinuate this sickness is more powerful than Jesus? I know these are hard questions to ask ourselves, but in order to dethrone this sickness we need to know what we are glorifying.
Have we become a walking billboard for advertising the disease? Are we its new poster child? Are we walking down the catwalk modeling the disease for the world to see? Have we turned the spotlight onto the sickness? Are we highlighting the strength of this disease with every breath that we breathe?
I don't think we set out to idolize the sickness. I think it sneaks into position, and before we know it, we bow down to it and comply to its every demand. Instead, we should take our stand and by a faith-filled command, curse it and bind it back to the land from where it came: the pit of hell. Take hold of our spiritual claim, the redemptive power of the blood to deliver and heal us from these filthy chains that try to bind us. It's time to set ourselves free from this golden calf of sickness and disease.
We need to stop promulgating a false doctrine that says God gave this disease to us. This message goes against the Word of God, and devalues the blood that Jesus shed for us at the whipping post so that we could be healed from sickness and disease. With every fiber of His precious being He shed His blood for our healing.
"But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, and He has carried our sorrows and pains; yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, and by His stripes (wounds) we are healed (Isa. 53:4-5, AMP).
Again we have a choice to make. Are we willing to admit and repent of all our doubt and unbelief to our Healer, Jesus? Or will we hold onto our right to a false doctrine and glorify this sickness? Are we ready to dethrone this disease in our lives? And are we going to lift up Jesus higher and place Him, our healer on the throne of our hearts, and cleanse our temples from the filth of this disease?
"My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. "For He who is mighty has done great things for me; and holy is His name [to be worshiped in His purity, majesty, and glory]" (Luke 1:46-47,49, AMP).
I believe many of us are ready and willing to dethrone sickness this day. Let's pray.
In the name of Jesus, I repent for making this disease an idol in my life. I am willing to get rid of this golden calf that I have been glorifying unknowingly. Sickness and disease, I curse the power you have had over me. I command you to leave my temple. I only have room for one in my heart, and it's Jesus, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Healer and my Lord. He is the one I surrender to, and bow down and worship. From this day forward, Jesus is the center of my life. He is the one I will glorify, and He is the all-powerful one for me. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for revealing to me how I created a golden calf called sickness and disease in my life, and now with the power of my faith-filled words in the right thing, the power of Your blood, I dethrone this sickness and this disease in my life. I will search Your Word, and allow it to light the pathway for my healing in You. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray in faith, amen and amen.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic, The Healing Creed and her new book, The Prophetic and Healing Power of Your Words. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com. You are welcome to click and have a free preview of Chapter 1, or you can click to purchase your copy now.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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