But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.(1 Cor. 9:27)
Notice that this scripture says, "I keep under my body." If your body were the real you, Paul would have said, "I keep myself under. I bring myself into subjection." But he didn't say that. He said, "I keep my body under."
Well, what did he bring his body into subjection to? His spirit. He didn't let his body dominate him. Rather, his spirit dominated his body. He didn't let his body dictate to his spirit. His spirit dictated to his body.
This principle has to do with divine healing. Speak to your body and tell it to obey the Word. Say to your body, "The Word says that you're healed now, so quit acting up."
That's keeping your body under. Don't let your body dominate you in any way, shape, form, or fashion.
Don't let your body tell you what to do. You tell your body what it can and can't do. And if your spirit is dominating your body and the life of God is in your spirit, that life is going to be flowing into your body. That's divine healing.
Confession: I keep my body under. I don't let it dominate me. I don't let it tell me what to do. Instead, I tell my body what to do. I dictate what it can and can't do.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )