Christ The Healer by F. F. Bosworth (24th printing, published by Fleming H. Revell, a division of Baker Book House)
The quotes in this book bubble are from the 8th edition of “Christ the Healer,” written by F.F. Bosworth in the 1920s. I have committed myself to reading books written by those that I refer to as the “healing” generals. Last year I read “Ever Increasing Faith,” by Smith Wigglesworth. I wrote my book: “The Bible Promises of Healing” before I read these books and therefore did not have the opportunity to quote these great men.
I cannot compare my book to the works of these great men, but I can compare our motives. We share the desire to see people delivered from the suffering of sickness and disease through the power of the Word of God. I share the same conviction as these men: that as we learn the Bible truths about God’s healing promises and His character, that we will become convinced that healing is the will of God.
We learn that the only possible source of sickness and disease is the one whose nature is to steal, kill and destroy. In the same verse, John 10:10, Jesus says that He came that we may have life and have it to the full. 1 John 3:8 says, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” Act 10:38 further confirms this by saying “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” It is apparent that Jesus came not only to save us from sin but to undo, reverse, destroy the works of the devil in the earth. The only places He cannot do that is where our ignorance of the Word, our unbelief and our faith traditions (traditions of men Mark 7:13) prevent Him.
“Before anyone can have a steadfast faith for the healing of their body they must be rid of all uncertainty concerning God’s will in the matter. Appropriating faith cannot go beyond one’s knowledge of the revealed will of God. Before attempting to exercise faith for healing, one needs to know what the Scriptures plainly teach, that it is just as much God’s will to heal the body as it is to heal the soul.
“It is important that the mind of those seeking healing be “renewed” so as to be brought into harmony with the mind of God as revealed in the Bible…”
“Many, instead of saying. “pray for me” should first say, “teach me God’s Word, so that I can intelligently cooperate for my recovery. We must know what the benefits of Calvary are before we can appropriate them by faith. David specifies: “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases.”
“In the 4th chapter of Proverbs, from the 20th, the 22nd verses, we have the most comprehensive instructions as to how to receive healing: “Attend to My Words; incline thine ear unto My saying. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” The Word of God cannot be health to either soul or body before it is heard, received, and attended to…If you want to receive life and healing from God, take time to find the words of Scripture which promise these results…God tells us exactly how to “attend” to His Words’ He says, “Let them not depart from thine eyes, keep them in the midst of thine heart.” Instead of having your eyes on your symptoms and being occupied with them, let not God’s Words “depart from thine eyes;” that is, look at them continually and, like Abraham, wax strong in faith by looking at the promises of God and at nothing else”.
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