Two-Edged Sword

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This was written about my husband’s battle with cancer some years ago.  A battle that ended in victory for him!

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword,

and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit,

of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Ever had the nightmare of waiting on test results from a biopsy? Or blood tests? Or any other diagnostic test?  We had that opportunity – waiting on the myriad of tests done on my husband. The testing began with the needle punch test, which, according to the doctor, is not all that reliable and so while we waited on those results, he scheduled another biopsy, a more intense, apparently more accurate test. In this test, they put him out and did some cutting on the enlarged lymph node and explored around in him. They were, of course, thinking they would find cancer in his body. But, they said, it could be just an infection. Who knows?

Well, God knows. Even if the doctors’ instruments and tests provide little answers, even if their probing and digging leaves them wondering, God’s word penetrates to where their best technology and best tests can’t. If there is disease in him God’s word can reach the damaged cells and bring healing. His word is sharper than their sharpest knife, more delicate than their sophisticated tools and able to reach all the way into the joints and marrow of his body. And everywhere the word goes, it brings healing!

I want to share this that Derek Prince wrote:

“What is important is that we take God’s word the way He Himself requires that we take it. We must take it with our undivided attention and with a humble, teachable attitude. We must lay down our barriers of prejudice and preconception and look at it with a single, sincere, wholehearted eye. We do not want to quibble, we do not want to theorize too much. We must take it as meaning what it says. We must lay down the barriers of rationalization and sophistication, and then we can let it enter and do its work.”

It’s actually pretty simple. God said it. Either I believe it or I don’t. I choose to believe.

I believe that right now, God’s word is penetrating my husband’s body, removing anything and everything that doesn’t belong there and bringing healing to every cell, every tissue, every muscle, every joint and every bone. From the top of his head to the bottoms of his feet. That’s what I believe.

Lord, I believe Your word is working in Bruce’s body even now. You sent Your word and healed our disease.  I send Your word of healing to Bruce’s body right now. Infection or cancer or anything in between has no place in him. Dig out whatever in his body doesn’t line up with Your word. Be his Great Physician and be his peace. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know if I can be praying as well.

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