Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. (Ps. 103:2-3)
Some time later, Dr. A.B. Simpson was invited to speak at a luncheon. He preached from Matthew 8:17: "Himself [Jesus] took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses."
He told the people at the luncheon that he had heard it preached all his life that "Himself took our sins," but during his intensive two-week study of the Bible, he had come to see that "Himself also took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses."
Then he said, "I'm in my mid-forties, but I want you to know that Himself took my diseases and my heart condition. Therefore, I don't have them anymore." When he said that, he still felt weak. He knew his heart was still not beating right.
His head said, "You've played the fool. You got up and told these folks that you're healed and that Jesus took your infirmities. But you've still got them."
But on the inside of him (that's where you have to believe God - on the inside of you), he said, "Devil, according to Matthew 8:17, I'm healed, because Himself took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses." Then his strength came to him and his heart rhythm straightened out. He started to feel good.
By believing the truth found in the Word of God, Dr. A.B. Simpson was completely healed!
Confession In the face of symptoms, in the face of pain, in the face of that which is a lie, I speak the truth because the Word is truth. By Jesus' stripes, I am healed.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )