God has given us an amazing promise—if we pray according to His will, He will absolutely grant our request (1 John 5:14-15). The great news is that finding God’s will is not difficult because God’s Word and His will always agree. And His Word says by the stripes of Jesus you are healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)!
Jesus told us how to act on God’s Word in John 15:7, “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” To abide in God’s Word means that you meditate (read, ponder and speak) on it and obey it (see Joshua 1:8). This aligns your thinking with God’s Word. Through this transformation, Romans 12:2 says you will prove “what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Get ready. You’re going to see some changes as you keep the Word of God in the forefront of your thinking. Your ability to hear clearly from the Spirit of God will increase. So will your faith in what the Bible says about your victory in Jesus. You will be able to take a firm stand of faith on what His Word says.
Now that you have taken a stand on the Word, believe that you receive those things you have prayed for (Mark 11:24). Your confession (speaking Scripture and speaking words of faith and hope in God instead of doubt and fear) and corresponding action (obeying what God tells you to do) will make all the difference (James 2:14-24). No matter how things look or how you may feel, choose to act and speak with the attitude that says, “God is in control and He is meeting my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
To provide help in building a biblically based stand of faith for healing, Brother Copeland has provided these five steps based on Hebrews 4:12-16.
FIVE STEPS FOR RECEIVING FROM GOD:
1. Present the Promises
A. Go to the Word of God and find the scriptures that fit your situation (Romans 10:17).
B. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the promises He desires you to apply (Romans 8:1-16).
2. Pray and Worship God
A. Humble yourself before the Lord (James 4:10).
B. Lay the promises before Him (1 John 5:15).
C. Hear His wisdom and the instruction of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13).
3. Make Your Petition
A. Write your petition out as your Word-based declaration of faith (Philippians 4:6).
B. Present it to the High Priest of your confession, Jesus (Hebrews 3:1).
4. Prepare to Receive
A. Let faith and patience work together in your life (James 1:3-4).
5. Praise God for the Manifestation of Victory
A. Let every request be accompanied by your thanksgiving to the Lord for His faithfulness to fulfill His promises (Philippians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 1:20).