There are several testimonies of healing coming through repeating scripture promises that are related to healing.
Here are 3 examples of healing that came though reciting God’s word:
Don Gossett- Healing By Reciting Scripture–
The first chapter from Don Gossett’s Book From What You Say Is What You Get
The year I discovered the importance of what some people call “mere” words was the hardest year in my entire life: the whole year was filled with heartache and trouble.
August came, and on the fifteenth, our daughter Jeanne Michelle was born. It was a very difficult delivery for my wife. Our regular doctor was away. His replacement, a confirmed alcoholic, came to see my wife when she first entered the hospital, but his compulsion to drink caused him to be away when the actual time for the delivery arrived.
My wife was kept in the delivery room for a long time, while the nurses tried frantically to locate a doctor. I realized there was some sort of crisis going on, so
I prayed earnestly. Finally, they found a doctor, and Jeanne was delivered. However, it was immediately apparent that she was neither as well nor as strong as our other babies had been.
The doctor told us that my wife had apparently developed a severe calcium deficiency while carrying the baby. Calcium had then gone from baby to mother, causing the bones in the baby’s hands and feet to be soft and malformed. He told us the hands could probably be massaged gradually back into place, but that clubbed feet—the kind Jeanne was born with—were generally irreversible even with surgery. On top of that, the baby had developed respiration difficulties, and he could not promise that she would live. She was in critical condition. Casts were placed on Jeanne’s feet, she was placed in an incubator for her respiration, and a special nurse was assigned to massage her hands daily. We had to leave her behind in the hospital when I took my wife home.
Because my wife was still quite weak from giving birth, I was the one who went to the hospital every day to visit the baby. I would sit beside the incubator and watch her kick her tiny feet, knocking the plaster casts together. I was only allowed to hold her for a few precious moments each day, so I spent most of the time praying, asking God to touch this little one and give her health and strength.
Finally, we were able to bring Jeanne home. It would almost break my heart to hear her casts bang together when she would kick her tiny feet. It seemed as though God was permitting Satan to test our faith and dedication to the limit.
During this time, my wife was stricken with rheumatic fever. Our doctor told us that her illness had been caused by the same calcium deficiency which had caused the baby’s clubbed feet. I had to leave the field of evangelism and devote my time to caring for my wife and our three children. Besides Jeanne, there were also our two-year-old son, Michael, and our one-year-old daughter, Judy. Since I had three babies to care for, I would often prepare bottles for all three of them at the same time. In spite of Jeanne’s condition, I often thought what a beautiful sight it was to see all three of the babies that God had given us!
During this time, our troubles caused my wife and me to grow closer to the Lord than ever before. We studied the Bible extensively and read many good faith building books, pamphlets, and magazines.
Some weeks after we brought her home, Jeanne’s feet had grown so quickly that it was time to remove the casts and replace them with larger ones. When Dr. Graham, our regular doctor, removed the casts, Jeanne’s feet were perfectly straight. Doctor Graham told us that he had never known of a case in which clubbed feet became completely straight.
In fact, he said, “She was not well when she was born, and there wasn’t a lot of hope for her survival. Now she is completely well. Both her feet are perfectly normal. Her respiration is fine. All I can say is that I’m glad it happened.”
Although we knew that we had seen a miracle, we were saddened by the fact that my wife continued to suffer with rheumatic fever. She grew much worse, and suffered from excruciating pain day and night. It seemed likely that our miracle baby would lose her mother.
Weeks passed, and I had no income at all. I mortgaged our furniture, but the money went very quickly. Because of her condition, I couldn’t leave my wife alone, and I had no money to hire someone to stay with her. Again and again I asked God to see us through.
One unforgettable evening I was reading Psalm 27 to my wife, when suddenly the Holy Spirit quickened this scripture to me. I turned excitedly to her and said,
“Honey, did you hear that?”
“Hear what, Don?”
She had allowed her mind to wander as I had been reading. I couldn’t blame her. She had laid bedfast for months with rheumatic fever. Her skin was discolored, her feet and legs were swollen twice their size, and her strength was slowly and surely ebbing.
Despite the fact that many of our friends had come to visit and to pray for her, there had been no permanent improvement. Her outlook was so dark that we feared the angel of death was at our door. We were undergoing a real trial of faith.
That night, as she looked up questioningly, I leaped from my chair, repeating the first verse of Psalm 27: “The Lord is the strength of my life.”
As these words came alive to me, I hugged my wife as I said it again, “Honey, did you hear that Scripture? The Lord is the strength of your life!”
Quietly she repeated these words aloud: “The Lord is the strength of my life.” As the Spirit brought these words to life for her, the listless look faded from her eyes, and with a vibrancy that I had not heard for a long, long time, she exclaimed, “Yes, I do see it! The Lord is the strength of my life!”
A joy such as I had not felt for months surged through me. I could hardly stand still as I shouted, “Honey, if the Lord is the strength of your life, then you don’t have to lie there in that bed! You don’t have to stay weak and sick! In Jesus’ name you can get up and walk!”
“Get up and walk, after all these months in bed?”
Her face looked puzzled. Then, trustingly, she slowly drew herself up. I began to see an expression of belief replace the doubt and distress on her face. As she struggled to her feet, she cried out exultantly, “The Lord is the strength of my life!”
I could clearly see that she was aching as much as ever, and that her feet were still swollen as she put them on the floor. But now she had forgotten herself. She was not going by how she felt. She was thinking of, relying on, the mighty, infallible Word of God. And now she was calling out boldly, “The Lord is the strength of my life,” claiming God s strength to heal her own weak body.
She stepped out from her bed. As she began to walk across the room without wavering, she continued joyously to repeat, “The Lord is the strength of my life! The Lord is the strength of my life!”
The more she repeated God’s Word, the more my wife received God’s strength. Right before our eyes, the pain left, the swelling receded, and the discoloration faded. Two medical doctors would verify that she has been completely healed of crippling, killing rheumatic fever. Never from that joyous day until this has she ever again suffered from that horrible disease.
The night my wife was healed of rheumatic fever was the night I began to realize that what you say is what you get!
I believe we get what we say because God honors His Word—and His Word says that whosoever…shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass…shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).
“He shall have whatsoever he saith” That is an awesome Bible promise. How awesome, it took me some time to realize. Solomon said, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23). And Jesus said, “That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”(Matthew 12:36-37).
In spice of the fact that I was familiar with these well-known biblical quotations, it had somehow never occurred to me that the promise “he shall have whatsoever he saith” was a two-edged sword: it could work for me, or it could work against me, depending on what I said.
One day back in 1961, the Lord spoke to me, just as He spoke to His people long ago. He quoted Scripture to me. First He said, “Ye have wearied the Lord with your words” (Malachi 2:17). Then He spoke to me again, saying, “Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord” (Malachi 3:13).
I was shocked! How had I wearied the Lord? I couldn’t imagine how my words could have been stout against Him—surely, I never could have said anything against my Lord!
As I pondered about what the Lord could possibly mean, the Holy Spirit, our Great Teacher, brought to my attention that I had developed a negative pattern of speech. I constantly used phrases like “I can’t” and “I’m afraid,” when God’s Word told me “I can” and “Fear not.” My words were out of harmony with God’s Word; I was disagreeing with the Lord!
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” asks Amos 3:3.1 discovered that I could never walk with God in blessing, triumph, and abundant supply as long as I
disagreed with God’s Word. So here was the secret: I had to agree with the Lord. I had to say what God said about my life. I needed to say what He said about my health, my finances, my strength, my anointing, my power, about all the blessings He had promised me in His word.
Read more faith lessons From What You Say Is What You Get
Thurman Scrivner – Healing Scriptures For His Granddaughter
Watch Thurman Scrivner as he tells his testimony of how his wife and daughter died in a car accident, and the two children with them survived. One of the children, his granddaughter, was in a very critical condition and was expected not to survive. Her brain was free floating, and her eyes and stem were no longer connected. The doctors went so far as to pull the oxygen from her to let her die.
“She was recognizable. Her little face was tore all to pieces. I don’t know how many bones were broken in her face, everything was blood red. She was bleeding out of her eyes, her nose and her mouth, her ears. Her face was so swelled”
“I walked in there knowing my King. His name is Jesus”
“ That evening, I went in there, stood between the two little girls beds, and I quoted the word of God over those little girls. I quoted the word, and stood there and praised Him for the next 10 hours. The enemy was there to convince me that it was impossible. He was saying … “Look at her” and I refused to look at her in the flesh realm, in the world of reality. I only looked at her according to the spirit realm which there is no limitations with God. The doctors said it was impossible for Katelyn to live. The doctor walked up to me and said, “Sir, you might as well give up”. He said there was absolutely no chance…. the pressure on her brain was 20, which was not critical, but Critical, Critical. Her brain was disconnected from the impact, her stem and her eyes…so basically her brain was free floating in her head along with all the other things”
“I said not only would these two little girls would live, they would run and play and declare the glory of my God, and I guarantee them that they both would run and play”
“I continued to speak the word of God over her day after day. I quoted John 14”
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
“I took her home, and took the word of God, and command her little body to be strong in the name of Jesus. I would command her body to be strong until she could sit up. Be began to command her body to be strong until she could stand up. Then I would command her body to walk in the name of Jesus, and in a matter of a few days, she could sit, stand and then walk”
Thurman Scrivner On Sid Roth- Youtube
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Gary & Angel Wood – Angel Wood was born retarded, but was supernaturally healed. Now she prays for others who are healed.
Angela Marie Wood‘s “Angel a Walking Miracle” On Amazon
“Our daughter was born mentally retarded. Doctors said she would never achieve over 3rd grade of mentality. They said if you taught her three things, she couldn’t repeat those things back to you. They said she couldn’t find her way from the bathroom to the classroom. We have all this documented. My wife got an inspired idea. She said to me, ” If you will read healing scriptures into a tape recorder, I believe it will touch Angels life. So I did that. We had a small tape recorder, we read it and played it over and over again. God renewed my daughters mind. God sent a school teacher to come in and taught Angel how to read the bible”
Norvel Hayes – How to Live and Not Die
Norvel tells a remarkable testimony of a woman whose husband was on his death bed. Norvel arrived at the hospital where all the family members were expecting this man’s death. Instead, Norvel instructed the wife to take the promises of Mark 11:23 and repeat them over and over and over again.
1. “My husband will live and not die” 2. “Thank you Jesus for healing my husband”
So the woman did that! She paced the floor and just repeated God’s promises. The man who was about to die, regained his strength, and was cured!
Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
Quotes From Norvel Hayes
“It is what you don’t know that will rob you. Not knowing Mark 11:23, was going to cost that boys’ life. Well, I know it…and the Lord showed me how to do it. I got her to confess it. Because Jesus said you can have what you say”
” You have to make up your mind and live by the word and confess. I don’t care what you see, feel or think…..that means nothing. That means 15 cents worth of NOTHING! What you feel, see or think. Go by God’s word. Health was promised to you and you know it is. By the stripes of Jesus you were”
On the woman whose husband was in the hospital dying- “she said say by day, by day, by day…….I sat by his bed and said it thousands of times a day. I watched Norvel, I watched the Holy Spirit heal him. A little bit today, a little bit tomorrow, a little bit the next day……and I said how long was it until his breathing was totally normal….? ……She said “about two weeks”….You get that? About 2 weeks and his breathing was totally normal. I wouldn’t take no for an answer “my husband will live and not die, because Jesus said I can have what ever I say, AND I SAY…..that my husband will live and not die” You have to by pass your mind to do that. By pass your mind, and stand on nothing but God’s word, because God said it, and not what you think “
Sandra Kennedy had half her upper lip torn off accidentally by her dog. The doctor said she would never look or talk normal again. Yet God healed her! Are such miracles available for everyone? The answer is yes. SHE ALSO REPEATED Scripture
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