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God’s Word is Like Medicine

 

1.  “The Flesh”, the “old man”, “carnal nature” and “self” are common terms used among Christians that refer to the opposite of being led by the Spirit of God.

2.  1 John 2:16- For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification], and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance one’s own resources or stability in earthly things]- these do not come from the father but are of the world.

3.   The only thing that God creates in a person will always be Christ-like. God did not create people to lust or have addictions or bad habits. It is wrong to say “God made me this way” in order to make an excuse for our behavior or desires.

4. The mind of the flesh uses your physical senses to control you. It dominates your thinking by your 5 physical senses. It does not want you to live by your spiritual senses, or your faith, because it would lose control. The flesh uses the things we perceive from the natural realm to control our thoughts. The flesh sees God as an enemy, because God represents the dethroning of the mind of the flesh. This is pride at its best. The mind of the flesh wants control so bad, that it does not understand that true life can only be experienced when God is in control. It will do anything for control, and stop at nothing to maintain that control.

  

A. The Word of God is Powerful

 

 1. Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword..”

2. 1 Peter 1:23 – “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

3. The Word is incapable of being destroyed by sickness or any other Satanic force.

4. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

 

B. God’s Medicine

1. Proverbs 4:20-23 – “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (vs. 20-22)

a. This is God’s prescription for life and health.

 

2. To fill God’s prescription, you must put the word of God first place and allow it to be final authority.

a. Matthew 8:5-10.

a1. This man allowed the Word to be his evidence.

 

3. There is no limit to the amount of God’s medicine you can take.

4. You cannot get an overdose of God’s medicine. The more you take, the more powerful you will become.

 

 

     C. Attend to My Words

1. Attend: to give time, thought, meditation, and action.

2. Isaiah 26:3 – “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because the trusteth in thee.”

3. Your mind will be free from doubt when you keep your attention on God’s word.

4. Consider the Word.

 

 

 Romans 4:19-21 – “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: He staggered not at the promise of

God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”

 

 

     D. Incline Thine Ears

 

1.  Put your physical ears in position to hear the word of faith.

 a.  Romans 10:17– “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

2.   Listen to what is being said with your spiritual ears.

a.   Mark 4:23-25 –“If any man have ears to hear, let him hear” (v.23)

3.   The Holy Spirit will speak revelation knowledge to the ears of  your spirit if you incline them to the word of faith.

 

 

    E. Let Them Not Depart From Thine Eyes

 

1. Keep your eyes trained on the Word.

2. Do not look at circumstances.

3. Matthew 6:22 – “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be

single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”

Psalm 119:130 – “The entrance of thy words giveth light.”

1. The word entrance means; to open wide; to loosen; to begin to plough; to carve; to break forth; to unstop and to let go free.

2. The word light means; illumination; to kindle; to give light; to set on fire.