“It puzzles me that people will take medicines and do everything they can to get well, but if you suggest they have someone pray for their healing, they’ll say, “It may not be God’s will to heal me.”
Why didn’t they question the will of God in the first place? If it isn’t God’s will for them to be well, they shouldn’t take any medicine or treatment. They would be out of God’s will trying to get well!
I do not mean to discredit the medical profession. Doctors are fighting the same devil we are. I merely want to point out that this is human reasoning and wrong thinking, and it has robbed many people of the blessings of healing and heath.
Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans was a doctor who practiced medicine and surgery many years ago in one of New York City’s largest hospitals. She began to take small amounts of dope to steady her nerves and help her sleep when she felt exhausted from overwork. Eventually she became so dependent on drugs—especially morphine—that she “became an addict. She daily took fifty times the normal dose of morphine normally prescribed for an adult male plus other drugs.
Although Dr. Yeomans took all the celebrated cures of her day and desperately tried to stop taking drugs, she steadily grew worse. A nurse described her as “a skeleton with a devil inside.” Her friends considered her case hopeless.
Dr. Yeomans had been saved as a young woman, but had backslid. When she found herself at death’s door, she immersed herself in her long-neglected Bible, got back into fellowship with God, and was healed in 1898 of the terrible drug habit that had almost claimed her life.
After receiving this healing, Dr. Yeomans preached the Gospel for forty some years. When she and her sister inherited some property, they turned it into a “faith home,” taking people beyond medical help who were seeking healing for their bodies.
Dr. Yeomans said they got nearly all of these people healed by working with them until they got enough faith built up in their hearts (spirits) to receive healing from God. In one of her books she gave the following example of building faith in a patient.
One day “a woman in the last stages of tuberculosis was brought to the home. Doctors had given her up as beyond medical aid. When the ambulance brought the woman in, Dr. Yeomans knew she was dying. Had she still been practicing medicine, Dr. Yeomans would have begun to administer strong drugs immediately.
Instead, the woman was carried to an upstairs room, and Dr. Yeomans began reading the Bible to her. She spent about two hours reading scriptures concerning divine healing; especially from Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13.
Then she instructed the dying woman to repeat to herself every waking moment, “According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption” “or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis.”
The next morning, Dr. Yeomans asked the woman if she had been repeating what she’d instructed her to say. She answered that it seemed as if she’d said it 10,000 times, but she couldn’t understand what it meant. Dr. Yeomans read more scriptures to her and asked her to continue repeating the same words.
The next day the story was the same. On the third morning, the woman still did not understand. Dr. Yeomans had not even prayed with her yet, even though she’d been in her “faith home” three nights. (I think sometimes we pray for people too quickly. We should instruct them more in the Word first.)
On the afternoon of the third day, Dr. Yeomans and her sister were helping prepare the evening meal when they heard a commotion upstairs. Their new patient came rushing down the stairs, shouting at the top of her voice, “Sister Yeomans, did you know? Christ has redeemed me, and I no longer have tuberculosis! It’s gone now!”
You see, Dr “Yeomans realized that the way into the heart is through the mind. She knew if the woman would say to herself often enough,
“According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ hath redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis,” the truth eventually would register on her heart.
I challenge you to take those scriptures and insert in place of consumption the name of any disease you or a loved one desire to be healed from, because Deuteronomy 28:61 says every sickness is a curse of the Law. It will work for you, too.
Just before her death, Dr. Yeomans published a book of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs called Gold of Ophir. These were the “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16) the Spirit of God gave to her sister.
Dr. Yeomans said that when she and her sister prayed, her sister would sing songs or psalms in tongues and then sing the interpretation. Sometimes she would sing them out of prophecy. Dr. Yeomans wrote them down and collected them into this book. One of those spiritual songs given by the Spirit of God to Dr. Yeoman’s sister was based on Galatians 3:13:
Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law, As He hung on that shameful tree,
And all that is worse is contained in the curse, And Jesus has set me free.
Not under the curse, not under the curse, Jesus has set me free;
For sickness, I’ve health; for poverty, wealth, Since Jesus has ransomed me.
Redeemed From Poverty Sickness and Disease
Kenneth E. Hagin https://books.apple.com/us/book/redeemed/id377447292 This material may be protected by copyright.
*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.