Chapter 2: A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
Reason number two why we are sure it is God’s will for all to be healed today is found in Proverbs 18. Many times I’ve been to the hospital, and there’s been someone lying there that thought, “I can’t live; I’ve got to die.” All they do is lie there night and day and watch TV.
You might say, “What’s wrong with that?”
They can’t afford it. They don’t have time for that. But they do it.
A lady and her daughter came one time to Healing School, and she wanted me to pray for her to be healed. Doctors had diagnosed her as terminal, saying nothing could be done. She had already gone through some treatments, and they said now it was in this last stage, and nothing could be done.
After talking with her for a few minutes, I saw she was not ready to receive prayer. She was not ready to believe that she had received her healing. She wasn’t convinced of the will of God.
So I knew what had to happen. I said, “Our class is going to start in just about 30 minutes. Can you stay?” What needs to happen? What does she need? How is she going to get faith to be healed? How does faith come? It comes by the Word. (Romans 10:17) I said, “Could you stay?” I wasn’t going to try to explain all this to her, so I asked her if she could stay.
She said, “Well, no, my daughter and I planned to go shopping this afternoon.”
This is happening everywhere, all the time. Why? Because people don’t see the value of the Word. They don’t see the reality and power of what this can do in their life. They don’t see how desperately they need it.
Many people call a place their church, but the vast majority of them think they don’t really need to be there that much, that they’re okay. They can drop in once a month or once every three months, but that is deception.
What is happening is their spirit is growing weaker every day, and they don’t realize it. Did you know that right now—I know you might not like to think about this—but right now, there are enough bacteria and germs of every kind on your skin, and in the air, and inside your body, to kill you ten thousand times over? Right now. Do you know why you’re not dying at this moment? It’s because you’re strong enough. Your body and your immune system are strong enough to keep it at bay, but all that stuff is lurking in your system. It’s in there lurking, waiting for you to get weak enough that it can start multiplying and taking over.
Does that sound devilish or not? That’s because it is. There’s a life in cancer. There’s a life in these terrible diseases. You can see it under the microscope. It’s moving. It multiplies. It grows. Where does that come from? It’s not from God. Now, I want to back it up another step from this. The principle is the same, but look at Proverbs 18:14. It says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”
A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
The Amplified Bible says, “The strong spirit of a man,” that’s male or female, “sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?” What is going to get you through a physical attack? What is going to get you through weakness and bodily pain? It is a strong spirit. What’s happening is there are so many folks who know the Lord and love Him, but they don’t realize how weak they are already. They’re barely maintaining, and the enemy is just waiting for them to get a little weaker. He doesn’t just want to bother you; he wants to take you out. So, he’ll just keep waiting until he feels you don’t have a fighting chance, and then he’ll pour it on. He’ll bring it from this side and that side. Why? His plan is to overwhelm you and destroy you. He is a killer, isn’t he? The thief comes to do what? He comes to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10), but he has to wait until you’re weak, because when you’re strong, it doesn’t do him much good.
Now, what if you and I were wise, spiritually wise? We would keep the enemy waiting indefinitely, because while he’s waiting for us to get weak, we just get stronger and stronger. He keeps waiting for us to get weaker, but we don’t get weaker. We get stronger and stronger, until we live our whole life and run our whole race. We get stronger until we finish our course, leave our body, and say, “You can bury it now; I’m finished with it.”
Millions of Christians are staying out of church. They’re not reading their Bible, they’re not praying, and they’re not praising and worshipping God, so they’re getting weaker every day. It’s not so noticeable because it happens gradually, but then “boom!” …and a lot of folks don’t make it.
That’s why if you are smart, you will read your Bible every day. You will read it with gusto and faith, and every church service, you will be there, unless the Lord tells you something else. You won’t miss a service, and everything the Lord tells you to do to build yourself up, you will do. Week after week, instead of getting weaker, you will get stronger and stronger, and the Lord will be reinforcing you for the days to come and the months and years ahead. Nothing will happen that you are not prepared for and strong to deal with. You will be ready, and you will be able, so you will overcome and overcome! You will triumph again and again and win! You will be healed, delivered, and have victory again and again! That’s the will of God for all of us.
Now, is it God’s will to heal all? What will get you through the worst sickness and problems? A strong spirit will. Is it His will for you to be strong or weak? In studying this, I saw nearly 40 references where the Lord said, “Be strong.” I never saw once where he said, “Be weak.” If I am strong, and my spirit is strong, how can it be God’s will for me to perish with diseases and problems? If I’m strong in my spirit, I’m going to overcome them. Can you see it? Reason number two we are sure it’s God’s will for all of us to be healed is because of the strong spirit.
Now, I want to go into this a little further. This stirs me up. You will need this for yourself, for your family, for your friends, for people you meet, and for your co-workers. You might ask, “What do you mean, ‘You will need it’?”
There’s no question about it. For yourself or your family or someone—you’re going to need it, and it would be wise to get it in you. You may need to share this with someone tomorrow.
In Proverbs 4:22, he said that His words are life to those that find them. His Words are health, or medicine, to all their flesh. What did He say in the next verse, in verse 23? “Keep your heart.” Now he’s not talking about your physical blood pump. He’s talking about the inner part of your being. What is the heart of a watermelon? It’s the center, the core. What is the heart of a pine tree or oak tree? It’s the center. It’s the core. The inner part of your being—keep that. Keep your heart “with all diligence.” Now when the Lord tells you to keep something with all diligence, don’t you suppose there’s a good reason? “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it…” out of your heart, out of the inner part of your being, “are the issues of life.”
The Amplified Bible says, “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
Where does the life that is in your flesh come from? It comes from God, but it comes from God to your spirit, and through your spirit to your body. What happens when the spirit leaves the body? The body is dead; it has no life. Now, think about it: the brain is still there, but it’s dead. So the brain is not the source of life for the body.
I find it amusing that people make such a huge deal when they talk about the brain, saying that all the inventions of man, and science and developments, have come out of those two or three pounds of gray matter. Absolutely not. You’re not a brain. The brain is an organ like your heart or your lung or your kidney. You will be you, and have your full mind and faculties without a brain. If the Lord tarries His coming and you die, and your brain is decomposing in the ground, you will still have your mind, wherever you are. You are a spirit, and the life that’s in your flesh comes out from God, out of your spirit, your heart. He said, “Guard your heart, watch over it. Keep it with diligence.” Why? Because out of your heart comes the life that’s in your flesh.
What about the condition of your spirit? Does it affect your body? Medical science is just beginning to learn this. They’re just beginning to learn that there is a lot more to the condition of the body and how it’s affected, what it does, who heals up and who doesn’t make it. They’re just beginning to see and know that there’s a lot more going on here than just the chemical, or the electrochemical, or the physical. It’s the spirit. When your spirit is weaker, does it affect your body? Absolutely. The weaker your spirit is, the weaker your immune system is going to be, and the weaker the electrical or chemical energy that goes to your heart, brain, or lungs is going to be.
What if your spirit gets built up? What if your spirit gets strong and infused with life? Is that going to affect your body? The life that’s in your flesh comes out of your insides, your spirit, your heart.
Could God quicken you enough on the inside that life would just flood into your body and overcome the disease? Yes! Glory to God. Aren’t you thankful the Lord has opened our eyes to these truths, and we’re not just limited to the understanding of the natural, but there is a spirit? God is a Spirit. You are a spirit. Your spirit can be made very strong, and that affects your flesh.
A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
REVEREND KEITH MOORE – GODS WILL TO HEAL
*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.