(Part 4; links to part 1, part 2, part 3 here; navigation forward and backward also at bottom of page)
NEXT, the KCM devo that same day (Mon 1-20) also went perfectly along with this theme. Though this speaks specifically of healing, please make the application to whatever your specific circumstances are that are attempting to exalt themselves above and defy the Word of God:
Put Your Foot on Healing Ground
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you….– Joshua 1:3
“If you need healing in your body today, you need to possess it like the children of Israel possessed the Promised Land.
Joshua and the people of Israel had to put their foot on what belonged to them, if they were going to enjoy the blessing of God. The same thing is true today with healing and every other blessing.
If you are a believer, healing already belongs to you. Isaiah 53 clearly says Jesus has borne our griefs, sickness, weakness and pain, and carried our sorrows, and that by His stripes we are healed and made whole. As far as God is concerned, healing is yours. Jesus has already paid the price for it. But for you to receive it, you have to put your foot on it. You have to go in and possess the land!
That’s not always easy. It wasn’t necessarily easy for Joshua either. To do it, God told him he would have to be “strong and very courageous” (Joshua 1:7). The people of Israel had to arm themselves and go up before their enemy. They had to put their foot on that land. In the same way, taking the land of healing (or any other promise) requires spiritual strength and courage. Why? Because the manifestation of healing doesn’t always come instantly. We want it instantly—and many times it comes that fast—but other times it takes longer.
When you think about it, that’s not so unusual. After all, in most cases, sickness and disease do their destructive work gradually. They don’t just appear one moment—and kill you the next. They take effect over time. So it’s not surprising that healing often displaces their effects gradually as well.
If you need healing today, you need to put your foot on the healing land. You need to step out on the Word, take it and say, “Healing is mine. The devil is not going to steal it from me. No one is going to talk me out of it. It belongs to me. Today, this day, I receive my healing!” Once you’ve said that, don’t ever say anything contrary to it. Don’t be moved by time or by symptoms or by anything else. Just stay with it. Continue to take God’s medicine—the Word—every day and you will continually improve. (THIS GOES ALONG WITH OUR CURRENT VERSE OF PERSEVERING – CONTINUING UNTIL WE HAVE THE 100-fold manifestation!)
When the devil comes back next week and tells you you’re not going to get your healing, laugh at him and say, “Too late! I’ve already gotten it. I received my healing last week. I put my foot on healing ground and it’s mine.” Just REFUSE TO GIVE UP, keep on taking the land and your healing will come to pass. Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:1-5”
(© 1999 Kenneth Copeland Ministries)
That night when Jesse and I took communion before bed, though I hadn’t told him about all these words/confirmations God had been giving (shared in pts 1-4), the Holy Spirit led him to pray along these same lines ~ thanking God that we could have CONFIDENCE that the VICTORY IS ALREADY OURS/ACCOMPLISHED through what Jesus has done and that we’re going to come out of this battle EVEN STRONGER!
The next day (Tues 1-21), the JHM devo tied several of our themes together:
When Satan comes and says you’re defeated, attack with the sword. The word of God says, “GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). The Bible says we are “MORE THAN CONQUERORS” through Christ (Romans 8:37). The Bible says that FAITH IS THE VICTORY, WHICH OVERCOMES THE WORLD (1 John 5:4). When Satan …says you’ll never be well again, ATTACK HIM WITH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. The Bible says, “Unto you that fear my name, the Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in his wings” (Malachi 4:2). …. Attack with the word of God and say, “My God shall supply all my needs according to His RICHES IN GLORY.” (Copyright © John Hagee Ministries) (More confirmation of the previous themes of the glorious, limitless, all-sufficient riches of our inheritance in Christ to meet ALL our needs!!)
I knew when I sent part 1 of this series on the 23rd that there was another powerful revelation about the giants I left out. It was slipping my mind at the moment I wrote it, so I asked the Lord to remind me. During the course of the day, He led me to reread a note I wrote last July (A message … via Elastigirl). I was not rereading it thinking I would find that revelation there, but lo and behold it was hidden within. (I mentioned it in passing in that note, but didn’t draw attention to it and emphasize it since the note was already so long.) The Lord had emphasized this verse to me:
For he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hands, and the land IS SUBJECT TO THE LORD AND TO HIS PEOPLE. II Chronicles 22:18
He then connected this in my mind to Luke 10:19, I believe saying that this is the New Testament fulfillment for the church of the I Chronicles 22:18 type and shadow:
I HAVE GIVEN YOU AUTHORITY to trample on snakes and scorpions and TO OVERCOME ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY; NOTHING WILL HARM YOU. Luke 10:19
When we REALLY grasp this revelation, it should change our lives! He has GIVEN THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND ~ THE GIANTS ~ the enemies in the spiritual realm who are possessing the land He promised and threatening to keep us out ~ He has GIVEN THEM INTO OUR HANDS, and THEY HAVE NOW BEEN MADE SUBJECT TO US (They are subject to the LORD and to His people ~ they are subject to us as we remain subject to the Lord.). They are subject to us! We are not subject to them! He has given us AUTHORITY over ALL OF THEIR POWER so that NOTHING will by ANY MEANS HARM US!!! (This brings us back full circle to the theme of our authority in Christ from previous messages)
These messages (pt 3 & 4) were finished last week and I intended to send them Saturday (since pts 1 & 2 were sent Thurs. & Fri), but didn’t get to it. Now, I’m glad I didn’t! I can now add that our pastor also talked (in part) about us being MORE THAN CONQUERORS yesterday! AND THEN last night I saw this JHM devo! Due to all the confirmations, I felt it would be the perfect conclusion for this series!
“…Our commander in chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He has given every person “a measure of faith” and YOU MUST USE IT. We are to PUT ON the whole armor of God with joy unspeakable—because WE ARE THE ONLY ARMY WHO WAS EVER GUARANTEED THE VICTORY BEFORE THE FIRST SHOT WAS EVER FIRED. FAITH is the victory that overcomes the world. We are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Christ. BY FAITH, you can look the demons of hell in the face without fear. BY FAITH, YOU CAN DEFEAT THE GIANTS THAT ARE CHALLENGING YOU. BY FAITH, you can climb the highest mountain and walk through the darkest valley. BY FAITH, you can charge the gates of hell with a water pistol and win. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE. HAVE FAITH IN GOD.”~ John Hagee
Given the continuing shield and armor confirmations as well, let’s make sure we get the fullness of these revelations and walk in the fullness of His conquering, overcoming, immoveable, unshakeable, unbreakable, unstoppable power, provision, and victory! Praying to this end!