F F BOSWORTH
How To Receive Healing From Christ
WHAT IS THE EXERCISE OF FAITH?
Jesus said to the man with the withered hand, “stretch forth
Christ first gives faith, then calls it to its wondrous
The man stretched forth his hand in reliance on divine
strength, and it was made whole. As we put forth effort, in
reliance on God, to do what without Him is impossible, God
meets us with divine power.
The thing is done independent of
In anything that God calls us to do, “All things are possible [not to him that feels able in himself, but] to him that believeth.” We see this man’s ability not in himself, but in Christ.
Every part of salvation is contained in Him. “I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Through our union with Christ, the true Vine, the strength is already ours.
But it must be put to use.
*IT MUST BE ACTED ON – IT CANNOT REMAIN DORMANT. EVEN THROUGH THE FIRST ACTION OF CONFESSION – THE WORD MUST BE ACTED UPON IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE ITS POWER.
It was the man’s effort to put forth his hand that opened the way for the healing touch to be given and the divine life to flow. Although begun in the natural, this act of faith became a way of entrance for the supernatural to meet the man’s need.
By virtue of the divine power imparted, it led at once to an
action wholly supernatural.
It led to an exercise of the body not possible according to former conditions.
It was an act independent of natural forces and wholly dependent on God.
The act of faith is not only a physical act; it includes the
exercise of the heart and mind toward God. The full exercise
faith means that we think faith, speak faith, act faith. This brings
the manifestation of all that faith takes according to the promise
of the Word.
You may be asking, “How can one exercise faith for
the healing of blindness or of an affliction that does not interfere
with the motion of the body?”
To the blind man Jesus said: “Go wash in the pool of Siloam.” This act gave the man an opportunity to exercise faith in heart, mind, and body. It was the
same with Naaman, with the ten lepers, and with the centurion.
In each case they went relying on the Word of Christ.
They believed the healing was theirs before it was manifested to sight.
*Confession of the Word until peace and joy rise up is another EXERCISE OF FAITH.
THE GIRDLED TREE
Someone may ask: “How can I say that I am healed, when I see
disease in the body and am conscious of pain?”
There is an illustration in nature sometimes given which makes the truth
One method of killing a tree is to girdle it, and when we see a tree girdled we think of it as a dead tree. Still its foliage is fresh and green for a while and gives evidence of life.
The natural eye sees life.
The mind’s eye, which has knowledge beyond what nature beholds, sees death.
In time the leaves wither and fall, and death, which the mind’s eye saw from the first, becomes manifest to the senses.
So it is when we take healing for the body.
As we claim the Word of promise, in faith receiving a finished work, the “sword of the Spirit” strikes the death blow to disease. For a little time symptoms may remain; but the eye of faith which beholds the Crucified One sees disease canceled and health given. “Calling the things which be not as though they were,” the new life is manifested in the body. That which the eye of faith saw from the first as the truth becomes manifest to the senses.
*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.