May 28 – Your Spiritual Well

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

If your spirit is dry, you may have to DIG A NEW WELL. Do not camp on old contention and strife; move on. “Enlarge the place of thy tent. . . .” (Isaiah 54:2) Do not look back. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17)

You may need to learn to SPEAK TO THE ROCK… that is, that obstacle or hardened heart. Do not “strike” at it in your flesh. As Moses was commanded by God to “speak” to the rock to obtain water in Numbers 20:8, so you must use God’s mighty weapon of warfare— confession—to pull down strongholds in your life.

Finally, you must learn to DRAW LIVING WATER FROM THE WELL. How? Through worship, in spirit and in truth. “… if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37b)

PRAY:
“Your prophet foretold that ‘with joy [I] will draw water from the wells of salvation.* Heavenly Father, refresh me today with Your Living Water. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

*Isaiah 12:3 (NIV)

May 27 – How to Keep Your Healing

“.. . If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee. . . for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26

Thank God that you can look to “Dr. Jesus” for your healing. I Peter 2:24b says,”… by [His] stripes ye were healed.” But how do you KEEP your healing? The SPIRITUAL principles for staying well are similar to those of natural medicine.

1) OBEY THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS as to your activities. Deuteronomy 28 promises God’s continued blessing as you walk in obedience to His Word.

2) RECEIVE AND UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESCRIPTION. These are God’s promises in such Scriptures as Mark 16:18, Psalm 107:20, Isaiah 53:5, I Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, and Psalm 103:2-3. If they are hard to decipher, ask your druggist (Pastor).

3) CONSISTENTLY TAKE YOUR MEDICINE – The Word of God. “For [my sayings] are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:22)

4) EXERCISE DAILY. “. . . faith without works is dead.” (James 2:20b) Speak the Word, praise and worship God, walk by faith and not feeling, do good to others, have a clear conscience.

5) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH HEALTHY PEOPLE. Stay around people of prayer and faith.

PRAY:
“Dear Father, I submit to You and resist the devil so he is powerless to attack my healing. Help me to be single-minded in my faith. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”

May 26 – How to Get Your Healing

“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.”

Everyone, at one time or another, needs some sort of healing.  The New Testament Church experienced those needs, and God gave His formula for divine health.

First of all, you must come in an attitude of submission. Calling for the elders is a means of recognizing and respecting God-ordained authority, which is your covering and protection. God is looking for people with a willingness to do anything.  Remember what Naaman had to do to be healed of leprosy which, initially, made him very angry.  (Read II Kings 5:1-19)

Secondly, you must have faith that your healing is spiritually promised. “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:15) “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.” (I John 5:14)

Finally, you must sincerely, honestly, and openly repent of all faults, or sins. Make yourself accountable to God’s leadership.  Effectual, fervent, persistent prayer gets answers. (See James 5:17.)

PRAY:
“Jehovah-rophe, my Healer, thank You for healing my lonely spirit, my sin-sick soul, and my diseased body.  I am all Yours today – complete in Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”