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Delivered from Deadly Diseases

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by Florli Nemeth No Comments

In desiring to pray effectively for a friend who is suffering with cancer, I was asking God to show me how to pray.

Recently I picked up a book entitled “Bulletproof: Accessing the Favor and Protection of God in the Secret Place” by Jeff Rostocil.  Jeff is a new author for me, but it was the subject of a favourite psalm that drew me to his book – Psalm 91.

This morning I read chapter 4 on “Deliverance”, covering verse 1: “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence“, or as the New Living Translation puts it, “He will protect you from deadly disease“.

Jeff states, and I quote,  that “the Most High God not only SHELTERS from the storm, but He also RESCUES.  He is both a DEFENDER and a DELIVERER.  When we find ourselves in a war, He is the Commander of the Armies of the Lord. ”

When we find ourselves fighting a battle with sickness and disease, contending for healing and deliverance, it is absolutely imperative that we fight with the Word of God.  I often turn to Psalm 91 when praying for healing whether for myself or for others.  When we take the Word of God and turn it into prayer, we are fighting with the Word.

Psalm 91 outlines how to contend for our healing –

  1. Take refuge under His wings (verse 4) – hide under His shadow
  2. Hold onto the Word of God tightly, don’t let it go (verse 4) – put it into your own words and pray it aloud
  3. Don’t fear a singlt thing (verses 5 & 6) – God always reassures us with “fear nots” and He promises that the enemy cannot lay a hand on us
  4. Know your position over the work of the enemy (verse 13) – he is under your feet, and you can trample him and walk unharmed
  5. Know who you are in Christ – you are a beloved son or daughter of the King of kings and Lord of lords, and He has chosen to protect you (verse 14)

Yes, we are safe and secure in the shelter of Almighty God!  He enfolds us in His massive arms, protecting us, keeping us from harm.

No matter what the challenge we face in life, it is good for us to go back to what we know to be absolutely true of God, to declare His Word boldly, and to fearlessly proclaim His ability to heal, deliver and conquer all power of the enemy.  The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.  Jesus comes to give life, and to give it to us more abundantly.

I would like to encourage all who read this by saying that God hears our faintest prayer, sees our smallest steps of faith, and He is pleased when His children take His Word and remind Him of it, even if they do so in fear and trembling.  God’s heart is so very delighted when we pour our hearts out before Him.  We come to Him in our weakness, and He comes to us in His strength!  I so love that about God!