God's Medicine Part 1

Scripture Reference
Proverbs 4:20-22 King James Version (KJV)
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Major Points of Sermon

1. My son, attend to my words…….
a. Dr. Lilian B. Yeoman’s, a medical doctor who received divine healing for herself and then devoted her life to ministering and teaching this subject, would teach what she called “healing classes” in the daytime during her revival meetings. She wrote in one of her books to this effect, “I almost become angry sometimes. For when we’re studying the Word of God on such an important subject as healing for the body, you can tell people are not paying a bit of attention to it. They’ll thumb through the songbook. Stare off into space. Look out the window. Chew gum. And then those same people want you to pray the prayer of faith for them. Yet they don’t want to do anything themselves.”
b. God wants His children to grow spiritually. And He has provided the means whereby we can grow. The Holy Spirit, through Peter said, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2).
c. “Man shall not live by bread alone,” Jesus said, “but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). God said, “Attend to my Words.” That means, “Put my Words first.” That means, “Give my Words your undivided attention.” That means, “Other things out—my Word in.”

2. Incline thine ear unto my sayings……
a. “Open your ears,” God said, “to my sayings.” Open your ears to God’s Word. Incline your ear to what? To my sayings. . . . Open your ears to what God has to say.
b. God said, “Put my Word first. Attend to my Words. Incline your ear to my Word.” For “. . . faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17)!
c. When the Word gains entrance into your heart, into your spirit, faith will be there automatically. You won’t have to seek. You won’t have to search. There will be no effort on your part. Faith will come unconsciously into your spirit as you feed upon and accept His Words.
d. And faith is the clue. It’s the secret. It was the secret in the healings Jesus performed when He was upon the earth.
e. Faith is what makes divine healing work. And God has told us exactly how faith comes. In Romans 10:17 He says, “So then faith cometh. . . .” We know it comes. From where does it come? How does it come? “. . . faith cometh by hearing. . . .” It doesn’t come by seeing. It doesn’t come by feeling. It comes by hearing. Hearing what? “. . . and hearing by the word of God.”
f. Good men sometimes give you natural advice which would cause you to miss it spiritually. God said, “Incline thine ear unto MY sayings.” If you’re going to listen to God, you sometimes have to shut out other things. We have to listen to what God says in His Word to enjoy the blessings of His Word. We have to listen to what God says along any line to enjoy the blessing God has for us. Incline thine ear . . . Listen to what God has to say . . .
g. His Word says, “. . . Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:17). His Word says, “. . . Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). His Word says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. . . . (Acts 10:38). He calls sickness Satanic oppression.

3. Let them not depart from thine eyes……..
a. This has to do with healing because He talks about life, and health, and medicine in the next verse. So—get the words on healing. Get the words on health. Get God’s Word and look at it. Don’t let it depart from before your eyes. Don’t look at anything else. Just look at that Word.
b. And that Word says, “by whose stripes ye were healed.” Past tense. Ye were. Then, if that Word doesn’t depart from before your eyes, you’re bound to see yourself well. You’re bound to see yourself with what God says belongs to you, if that Word doesn’t depart from before your eyes.
c. If you see yourself sick. If you see yourself unhealed. If you see yourself getting worse. That Word has departed from before your eyes. You’re looking at something else. You’re seeing yourself with something else.

4. Keep them in the midst of thine heart…..
a. That means in the very core of your being. In your spirit. In your inner man. The Psalmist said, “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (119:11).
b. God’s Word produces results. What are the results of following these directions? The Results: For they are life unto those that find them (my words), and health to all their flesh.

1. The Bible says it. I believe it. And that settles it.
2. “Constantly feed along the line of faith and healing. Constantly—with whatever else you read.” P.C. Nelson.
3. “The time will come that you will need faith, either for yourself, or for some member of your family. And if you haven’t kept your faith strong, you’ll be at a disadvantage.” P.C. Nelson.
4. Get the Word of God—God’s Medicine—built into your spirit.
5. Joshua 1:8 (KJV) This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
6. Psalm 1:2 (KJV) But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.