Romans 8:5-6 GNB “Those who live as their human nature tells them to, have their minds controlled by what human nature wants. Those who live as the Spirit tells them to, have their minds controlled by what the Spirit wants. To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace.”
Many Christians have lived in the sense-realm for too long. If they feel an ache in the head, the first thing that comes to their minds is the medication to take. They’re not conscious that they have power over sickness, disease, and infirmity; they’re not conscious that they have the divine life. The Christian is a partaker of the divine nature and an associate of the God-kind. You have the very life that God possesses in you; that makes you more than a mere man. Sickness really can’t, and shouldn’t thrive in your body, because Christ is the life of your physical body.
His presence in you already gave life and divinity to your mortal body. Why then are many still burdened with sickness and ravaged by one health issue or the other? The answer is clear: ignorance. The psalmist said, “They do not know nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness… I said, “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High” (Psalm 82:5- 6 NASB). Jesus reiterated the same thing: “…Has it not been written in your Law, “I SAID, YOU ARE GODS”?” (John 10:34 NASB). The above verse is a sovereign declaration of Deity; it’s a present-hour reality, guaranteed to produce results. Believe and declare it.
Practise it for yourself, and on others. Believing the Word and acting accordingly is the way to make the Word effective in your life. Faith is the noun and believing is the verb—the acting of faith—and without faith, it’s impossible to please God. Faith is standing your ground on the reality of the Word. Yes, hearing the Word produces faith in you (Romans 10:17), but acting on it, living it out, is what causes you to excel, prosper, and make progress in life with giant strides.