He (Abraham) did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Last month I wrote of my belief the Lord had a plan and strategy to overcome my breast cancer diagnosis. After a scan of my nodes it was time to take the pills. By God’s design it was the night my friend and I seek and pray what is on His heart. When we finished my friend touched my knee as she suggested we should ask for my healing. Immediately heat surged through me from my waist to the top of my head. Astonished, her only words were: “You’ve gone bright red.” I've never had hot flushes. The invisible gift of faith arose to believe that despite lack of evidence the Lord’s healing power had removed the cancer. So should I take the pills? Finally, the Lord broke in to ask, “Ruth, who organised for you to take pills?” I answered, “You did Lord.” My answer was in the silence.
A week later I developed cramping pains limiting where and what I could do. After five days I left a message for the Care Nurse. Unexpectedly friends who didn’t know the situation arrived. They asked, “And how are you?” My reply, “I’ve had a cancer diagnosis, but believe Jesus’ healed me. But I'm taking pills and in pain, but believe Jesus will heal me of that too.” I put the kettle on, and realized the pain had gone! After an hour with them, I walked to the shops and back. The Care Nurse rang, I explained the problem and was about to say, “But Jesus healed me” when the pain returned with a vengeance. She insisted I go the doctor who informed me my gut was inflamed, but that I should persevere as my body might adjust to the tablets.
A hot water bottle helped, that night I slept until the early hours and awoke with 10:10 in my mind. My response: “Yes I know the devil comes to maim, steal and destroy….” Amused the Lord interrupted, “Not John, Romans 10:10”. I didn't want to wake my husband so next morning I read: “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, for the scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame…the Lord is rich to all who call upon Him.”
The word ‘confession’ highlighted. Had my saying, Jesus would heal me released the power for Him to do so? I told my husband and continued to declare “Jesus has healed me”. Half an hour later the pain disappeared never to return.
It showed me the importance of speaking out that which is not into being. Our incredible salvation package contains the Holy Spirit, the divine nature of God within us. When we declare His Word, His Spirit is released to change, reveal and open up truth to us, bringing peace, love and joy flowing over us. The verdict: "Taste and see the Lord is good!"