I suffered with migraine headaches from my childhood on into my adult years. During a SKM Healing Explosion Conference, I was prayed for to be healed of migraines. Several weeks later, I had another migraine. I was very upset. I had been fine for weeks and now the symptoms of this condition were coming back on me. I knew through the teaching I had received, that it was very important how I responded to the symptom. I could have said, “I thought I was healed”. But had I said those words, I would have “lost” my healing since I would be “confessing” that I did not believe God had already healed me. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs18:21), and negative words can cancel out the positive outcome of our prayers. When you have been divinely healed of any sickness, and symptoms of that sickness return, it is critical to come back immediately with what God says about you. The Bible says in Isaiah 53:4-5: “…with Jesus’ stripes I am healed.” The Bible also says in Romans 8:37, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” and to “speak to our mountain” in Mark 11:23-24.
So, I decided to speak the Word of God to the pain in my head – I started quoting healing Scriptures. But, the pain did not leave. I continued to persevere in speaking the Word of God for 45 minutes against the pain in my head. Eventually, the pain left. Glory to God!!!
Now, whenever “lying symptoms” attack my body, I know to persevere with speaking the Word of God until the symptoms leave. How can I call a symptom a lie? Simple. The Word of God says I am healed. So the symptom is speaking contrary to the Word and that makes it a false statement, a lie! I am glad I have learned, “A symptom is not a disease”. When lying symptoms try to return after we have received our healing from God, we need to immediately go on the offensive against the lies concerning our bodies. Do not repeat or agree with the lie. Speak the truth of God’s Word.
I thank the Lord for medicine and wonderful doctors and nurses. I believe the Lord wants us to live victoriously and has provided us with medical help when we need it.
When I was standing against the symptoms of a migraine headache for 45 minutes, I could have quit at minute 44 and grabbed my pain medicine (NOTE: it is OK to take medicine!). I would have thanked the Lord for my pain medicine, prayed for no evil side effects, as well as prayed the medicine was temporary, because I believe I am healed. However, He has also provided us with the medication of His Word (Prov. 4:20-22) that never returns unto Him void (Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”).
I am thankful for the Word of God that has taught me by the stripes of Jesus I AM Healed.