Don’t Talk Sickness
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. — MATTHEW 12:37
I remember one dear person who was certain that she had cancer. For ten years, every time I saw her, she was sure that she had cancer. I’d say to her, “Well, you don’t.” Every six months, she would go to the doctor for a check up. The doctor never found a trace of cancer. But she would say, “I’m just sure I’ve got it.” Now she was a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian.
I said to her, “Don’t talk sickness. You’ll never hear me talking sickness, because I don’t want sickness to dominate me and have a place in me.” But she would go right back to talking sickness.
Then I just said outright, “Quit talking sickness! If you keep talking sickness, sickness will develop in your system. I don’t ever talk sickness. I talk healing and health. I don’t believe in sickness. I believe in healing and health. And, you see, what I confess I have. What I confess dominates me!” Well, she wouldn’t listen. She wouldn’t talk in line with God’s Word.
Instead, she spoke sickness. And after ten years of telling me she had cancer, the doctor finally found cancer in her body. She talked herself into cancer. She talked herself into dying. I’m glad she went to Heaven, but she could have still been here.
Let me say it again: When you confess Satan’s ability to hinder you, to keep you sick, to keep you from success or from any of the blessings of God, you’re giving him dominion in your life.
Confession: I don’t talk sickness. I talk health and healing. I talk in line with God’s Word. And I see the fruit of my words manifest in my own life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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