Every lesson I teach on here has been one of my own personal experience, not just something I read somewhere.  You all know my calling is healing, and no matter what my experience may be, it does not change the Word of God.  Yesterday I fell from a ladder and badly injured my left ankle and cannot presently walk on it.  Now, does my injury change the promise of God’s healing in any way?

Some have told me through the years that it’s different because THEY are the one suffering, not me.  Well, the promises are the same for me as they are for you.  That means I have to stand on the Word of God just like you do, that I’m not exempt just because I’m a preacher.  The fact that the promises of God are to whosoever will believe and act on them is of great comfort to me, especially today while I’m hurting.

By the Word of God, I know I’m already healed. Like some of you, I’m waiting for the manifestation of it. But the thing that sets me apart from many, is that I know that I know it’s already done, and not waiting to thank God WHEN I SEE IT.  Therefore, I’m praising God and thanking Him as if I already am restored and today’s pain is just a memory.
Why would I praise God before I see the promise fulfilled?  That’s the same thing everyone asks me.  Well, because there is scriptural evidence for doing so.  Let’s look at Romans 10:10-17;

Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:11  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Rom 10:16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

It is very noteworthy that the word SALVATION in verse 10 is the Greek word SOTERIA, which means, Feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally): – deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.  Do you see HEALING in there?  I do, and the next verse say WHOSOEVER believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.  That’s ME!  That’s YOU, that is if you BELIEVE!   Strong faith in God’s Word will never leave you hanging out to dry.  Now, faith in anything other than God’s word may, but you can’t go wrong by taking God at His Word, even if it doesn’t look like it’s working.
In Romans 4, we read the account of Abraham, who is called the Father of faith:

Rom 4:17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Rom 4:18  Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Rom 4:19  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
Rom 4:20  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Rom 4:21  And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Rom 4:22  And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Rom 4:23  Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
Rom 4:24  But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
Rom 4:25  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

You see, this was also written to us, who down through the ages would believe on Christ Jesus.  The faithfulness of God to His Word then was the same as it is now, same God, just a different day.  So if you’re waiting for your healing, stop waiting and start praising!  You may think you are waiting on God to fulfill His promise, but the reality is, God is waiting for YOU to lay hold on the promise and not turn loose of it, no matter what it looks like or feels like.  Healing is mine because of what Jesus did, not because I deserve it.  We can’t “earn” healing by repeating healing scriptures over and over, nor will you wear down God by your continual praying for your healing using long prayers in the hope He will heal you so you’ll leave Him alone.  You speak the Word of God for YOUR benefit, to exercise and increase YOUR faith.  God has already done HIS part.  Your part is to RECEIVE.  Some of you are good at giving, but not at receiving.  God wants you to shift into RECEIVE mode when you have a need.  After all, it’s already yours, it’s bought and paid for, and God didn’t make that provision so the devil and his crew could have it.  God’s Word is sure and true.  And believe me, I’m sure going to grab hold of it and not let go.  You would do well to do likewise!