The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and there is a proverb for each day of the month.  I like to read a proverb each night before going to bed and fall asleep meditating on it. The world teaches us to seek money and possessions, but the Bible tells us to seek wisdom.  Who is the source of all wisdom?  That has to be God, and He wants to impart wisdom to us. I’ve often said, wisdom enables us to recognize a mistake when we make it again.  And the biggest mistake I see people make is not believing what is written in the Bible.

As you know, my ministry is “Healing”, so therefore I get a lot of prayer requests from people who are sick and suffering.  Most or many of them have sought advice and treatment from doctors, and I usually end up hearing from them after they have exhausted all their options medically or financially or both.  Now, I have nothing against doctors and medicine, there are many people who have suffered accidents who have been greatly helped by the medical field.  In fact, Luke was a physician, and was a follower of the Lord Jesus.  But I can’t find anywhere in the scriptures where Jesus ever asked Luke to use his physician’s skills in healing anyone.  Now wisdom would normally tell us, if there’s someone sick or hurt, if there’s a doctor in the house, then use him, right?

Multitudes followed the Lord Jesus, and the Bible says He healed all their sick.  It doesn’t say He healed SOME, or those who had a simple thing like a hangnail, no, Jesus healed the deaf, blind, lame, lepers, palsy, epileptics, you name it, He healed them.  ALL.   How did He do that?  Did He have a staff of doctors on tour with Him?  No, He used the Word.  In fact, Jesus IS the Word incarnate.  He clearly demonstrated it is His Father’s will to heal the sick.  He said He did nothing without His Father’s will, and He also said, I and My Father are One. He made it abundantly clear both in word and deed that healing comes from God, and He is the author of healing, and He is not stingy with it, but makes it available to ALL WHO BELIEVE.

We started off talking about “wisdom”.  What does wisdom have to do with healing?  Everything!  If you need healing, you need wisdom to know where to go to get healed.  Earthly wisdom says, “call the doctor”.  Wisdom from heaven says “call the Great Physician”. Who is that?  What is His phone number, what are His hours of operation, and how do you get an appointment with Him, and does He take insurance?  What is the co-pay or the deductible? If you have need of healing, and I’ll bet you do, or know someone who does, I’m going to give you some heavenly wisdom to get you pointed in the right direction.

Christ Jesus of Nazareth, the Word of God is the Great Physician, the Healer, and He is available to ALL WHO CALL UPON HIM.  No telephone needed, no appointment needed, and being He heals for FREE, you don’t need insurance or have to pay a deductible.  FREE!  You know, I like that word.  When I hear the word FREE, it makes me feel good, because that means there’s no cost on my part, that someone else has paid the bill already, so that I may have that free item.  It doesn’t mean there was no cost involved, it just means it’s free to ME.  The “someone” who paid the bill for healing was the Lord Jesus himself.  He bore the cost so you may be healed for FREE.

Now, I know most doctors don’t do free treatments, let alone CURES.  Oh, there are some who from time to time volunteer their services as charity work, but I know of NONE who from his beginning of his practice until he retires, heals everyone for free.  There is only ONE who does that: CHRIST JESUS OF NAZARETH, Y’SHUA MESSIAH.  Never a bill, never a collection agency, and He’s never too busy to attend to one who is suffering.  So why don’t ALL the sick today go to Him?  And why do some who go to Him come away not healed?  THEY LACK WISDOM!

Wisdom enables you to recognize truth from lies.  Wisdom enables you to not waste time seeking that which does not get the job done.  You really NEED wisdom, far more than you need money and possessions.  I knew a very rich man who told me he would gladly trade all his money for what I have, which is perfect health.  He died seeking the doctors, when he didn’t have to die, he could have simply taken God at His Word and lived, but he looked at the Word and told me, If it was really that simple, everyone would do it. Well, yes, it really IS that simple, but he wouldn’t do it.  Instead, he wanted to analyze and look for loopholes so he could abide in his unbelief.  You see, unbelief will kill you DEAD, and you need WISDOM to get over your unbelief.  There’s only so much a doctor can do to heal you.  Some people get cancers that the doctors cannot heal, even if they have unlimited amounts of money thrown at them.  Money cannot buy you even one more minute of life.  But wisdom can….I SAID, WISDOM CAN.

True wisdom is reading the Word of God and saying, THAT IS TRUTH, and no lie.  True wisdom looks at the disease and says, “The Bible says I am healed by the stripes of Jesus”, and no matter what it looks like, what it feels like, God cannot lie, so I am HEALED!” Well, the devil will come around and keep hitting you with symptoms to try to get you to doubt the integrity of the Word of God.  True wisdom NEVER doubts God, no matter what.  You need to remember, it is Almighty God who created the entire universe.  There is NO KNOWLEDGE in existence that God does not have.

He designed and created your body, don’t you think He knows how to fix it?  Yet worldly wisdom says “You must go to the doctor, or you will surely die.”  Well then, why do so many people die who DO go to the doctors?  True wisdom tells me they don’t have all the answers, even though they may know a lot, they can’t even cure the common cold.  And if they can’t cure a cold, and I’m not talking about relieving symptoms, I’m talking about CURING a cold, stopping it dead in its tracks and eliminating colds entirely, then they can’t cure cancer, either.  Back in 1993 when I had cancer, the doctor diagnosed it, and told me I had three weeks to a month to live, that there was no cure for me.  I knew my time was short and that I was not saved, so I went to church that week and earnestly asked the Lord Jesus to forgive my sins.  If I was going to die, at least I wanted to go SAVED.

When I asked the Lord to forgive my sins, He referred me to Psalm 103:2-3, which says,
Psa 103:2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psa 103:3  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
That was the moment I received my first dose of WISDOM!  I believed the part that God had forgiven my sins.  Wisdom came when I read the rest of the verse which said He heals all my diseases. That’s present tense, which means RIGHT NOW and CONTINUALLY!  My body didn’t feel any different, but wisdom rose up in me and told me “GOD CANNOT LIE”, and so from that very moment, I never doubted I was healed, no matter what I saw in the mirror or what I felt like.  Even though the symptoms persisted about nine months (keep in mind I was only given three weeks to a month by the doctors), and my weight dropped to 86 pounds, and my strength was waning daily, I believed the Word of God, and acted as if it was true, because it WAS true.  And twenty three years later I’m STILL healed.

Wisdom is believing what God says is true, and acting upon it.  Wisdom NEVER doubts God.  Here’s what the Bible says about wisdom:
Pro 4:5  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Pro 4:6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Pro 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Pro 4:8  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Pro 4:9  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Pro 4:10  Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
Pro 4:11  I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
Pro 4:12  When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Pro 4:13  Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

So you see, wisdom has everything to do with healing.  Be wise, believe God’s Word and live HEALTHY and long.  The Bible says in Psalm 107:19-21:
Psa 107:19  Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:20  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psa 107:21  Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Notice that it does not say, Jesus sent Dr. Luke and healed them.  No, He sent His Word and healed them. And that same Word heals YOU, if you have the wisdom to believe Him.  And if you lack wisdom?  James has the cure for that:
Jas_1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

So there you are. Ask God to give you wisdom, and He will.  Then USE IT and be healed!