2 Corinthians 4:11
“For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.”
“He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.”
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.”
CHRIST THE HEALER
ACCORDING TO THY WORD
In the twenty-fifth verse of Psalm 119, David prayed, Quicken thou me according to thy word.” Thank God we can all pray with faith and get the answer every day. This is a comprehensive and inspired prayer, “Quicken thou me according to thy word.” Notice that the quickening is, as David said, according to thy word.” The Holy Spirit inspired the Word of God. It i s H i s own blueprint from which He works while carrying on His great work of quickening. To be quickened “according to God’s Word” means to be full of His Life in the entire range of our complex being: body, soul, and spirit.
God has made Christ the treasury of all that He is. In Him is “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” We can be full of everything that the Vine contains. The abiding branch not only has life, but is full of life all the time. It is by the Spirit’s fullness and the consequent unhindered quickening that we are “preserved,” as Paul says, “spirit, soul, and body.” Paul says, the Spirit will “quicken also your mortal body.” In 2 Corinthians 4:11 we have the words, “that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” If you need healing from Christ, wait on God for the Spirit to quicken you to the extent that Mark 11:24 shall be fulfilled in you. This is exactly what the Divine Quickener wants to do for you.
Let us pray every day, “Quicken Thou me (give me more Life) according to Thy Word.” This is according to every revelation we find in the Bible that shows us how God wants us to be. Every time you discover in the Word more than what God requires, rejoice. Be encouraged. It is the work of the Spirit, not your work, to quicken you just to that extent. Let this prayer be your first prayer every day; it is the condition of a thousand other blessings. It is God’s way of “fulfilling in you all the good pleasure of His goodness.” The Holy Spirit wants to quicken us to the extent that everything He has revealed concerning us in God’s Word shall be fulfilled in us.
In the fiftieth verse of this Psalm 119, David says, “Thy word hath quickened me.” The Spirit quickens us according to our trust in God’s Word. This is to the extent of every promise or command that we find from time to time in the Word of God. This quickening will be, as Paul says, “from glory to glory.” God’s words “are spirit and life” and they accomplish exactly what they reveal. When we pray to be quickened “according to His Word,” we know that we are praying according to His will. We can, therefore, obtain the answer. According to His Word” means according to both His promises and His commands. The more the Word requires, the better. The greater will be the quickening. What a glorious privilege it is that whenever we feel the greatest lack, we can pray to the Giver of Life. “Quicken Thou me”; give me more Life. We need quickening every day. While on earth Jesus said, “Come to me and drink.” From Heaven He is still saying, in the last chapter of the Bible, “Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” He wants to be an inexhaustible fountain of Life within us springing up and flowing out in “rivers of living water.”
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.