For they [God's words] are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.(Prov. 4:22)
Another thing that God said in Proverbs chapter 4 is, "Let My words, My sayings, not depart from before your eyes" (v. 21).
If you don't let Matthew 8:17 - "Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses" - depart from before your eyes, you're bound to see yourself well.
If you don't see yourself well, then that Word has departed from before your eyes, and, that being the case, you no longer have any guarantee of an answer.
I was preaching in a church in Fort Worth, Texas, and the pastor said to me, "Brother Hagin, I want you to go with me to visit a dear eighty-two year old woman. She used to be an Assembly of God evangelist. This dear woman is one of the greatest soul-winners I've ever met in my life.
I came into the family of God under her ministry. Many people who are preaching the Gospel today came in under her ministry.
But she has cancer. She was operated on more than two years ago, and doctors don't understand how she has lived this long."
We went to visit her. She was bedfast at her daughter's home. With so many cancerous tumors in her stomach, she looked like she was pregnant. And the rest of her body had wasted away. Her hands were tissue-thin. I began to share my testimony with her. And I felt led to share Proverbs 4:21.
Confession I keep the Word of God before my eyes. I see myself well and whole and doing what God has called me to do.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )