The name “Shalita” came in the middle of the night which means “light.” I wonder how many of us know how powerful the words “Let there be light” are in our mouths? No one can see without light and most of us expect people to understand what we say, not realizing that they need revelation’s light in order to see … either the revelation that they already have from their own experiences, the revelation from what God speaks directly to them, or the spirit of revelation accompanying our words to enlighten them. I believe that our prayers and decrees are matches which can ignite fire in people’s hearts to want to understand and receive the light that we have. How much do we pray? How often do we say “Let there be light?” Is our name “Shalita” or “Oscuadad” (darkness)?
I think that one of the most amazing accounts in the scripture is in Genesis 2: 19. Think of it: Adam had God’s rapt attention on his naming all the animals: Doesn’t this say to us that we have His undivided attention on our words, too? So, what are we saying? How much attention do we give to our words?
In my last post “Why Aren’t We Healed?” I left out one important reason why many of us aren’t. When we say we have disease and pain in our bodies, we are snared by our words. How can we have sickness and disease, pains and sorrows when Jesus bore stripes for them and took them in His own body? Who and what are we going to believe?-… God and His Word or what we see and feel? Our words must line up with the Word, not our senses because we do have what we say…. I am preaching to myself as well now, especially in preaching that faith must have actions with it.
One of the most powerful teachers that I have ever listened to on the subject of healing is Audrey Mack. I’ve heard a lot of testimonies in my lifetime, but hers is the wedding cake of the Word joined with miraculous faith. She was healed of cancer by believing and speaking God’s Word, and at another time in her life, she didn’t get surgery for a ruptured appendix because it would have prevented her from going on a scheduled missionary trip. For three days with a high fever, extreme pain and nausea she did all the things “a healed person” would do. She wanted to go to bed instead of to church, but listened to God when He asked: “What would a healed person do?” Yes, she went to church, but was still in agony after the service was over. Then when some of the church members invited her to lunch, hearing God say once more “What would a healed person do?” she went with them and was nauseous all throughout the meal, but ate it anyway. How many of us would have done this? For those three days she did everything a healed person would do, but in torment, yet she believed God’s Word and He honored her for it. Audrey’s healing surely came as she knew it would and she was eating faith’s wedding cake in the end with all of Heaven celebrating her and her victory.
However, it was another testimony of hers that I shall never forget: She was on vacation with her husband and her back gave out on the day they had planned to go scuba diving. Audrey is a woman who practices what she preaches to “resist sickness just like one would resist sin” and she wasn’t going to let the devil rob her of getting her heart’s desire. She could hardly walk, but she was “a healed person” in her mind and heart so off she went to obtain faith’s prize. When it was time to get the scuba gear with her husband, the guy renting the equipment reluctantly gave them their request probably thinking that she wasn’t in her right mind, but she was. The mind of Christ was ruling in her, not the carnal one. Audrey was barely able to climb on board the boat and only God knows how she made it to the side where her leap of faith was put into action. This amazing woman jumped overboard in more ways than one, and according to God’s Word and hers, the first moment that her feet touched the water, she was miraculously healed!Whew! What courage! If I hadn’t felt the witness of the Holy Ghost in my spirit, I would never have believed it. Audrey Mack is not only proof that faith works, but that God gives His children their hearts’ desires.
So tell me: Are you healed? The Word of God says: “Yes, you are!” and I say: “Let there be light!”
Author’s Note: After finishing this writing, I found myself singing in the Spirit and in the understanding singing these words: “Prisms of light are coming!” Truly, the Sun of righteousness is arising in us with healing in His wings”…. even in prisms of light!