Divine healing is actually divine life. It is the lordship of Christ
over the body—or the life of Christ in the framework of the
human body. It is the union of the parts of our bodies with His
very body, exhibiting His life flowing throughout our bodies.
It is as real as His risen and glorified body. And it is as reasonable
as the fact that He was raised from the dead, is a living person
with an actual body, and sits today as an understanding soul
at God’s right hand.
That same Christ, with all His attributes and mighty power,
belongs to us. We are members of His body, His flesh, and His
bones, and if we will only believe this and receive it, we may
actually draw our life from the very life of the Son of God.
Dear God, help me to know and to live this verse: “The body
is . . . for the Lord, and the Lord for the body” (1 Cor. 6:13).
A. B. Simpson
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save” (Zeph.
3:17). This was the verse that initially brought the truth of divine
healing to my mind and my worn-out body more than twenty
years ago. It is now a door more wide open than ever and is
the gate through which the living Christ enters moment by
moment into my redeemed body. He enters to fill, energize, and
vitalize me with the presence and power of His own personality,
transforming my entire being into “a new heaven and a new
earth” (Rev. 21:1).
Another verse reads, “The Lord your God” (Luke 10:27). If the
Lord is my God, then all that is in almighty God is mine. It all
resides within me to the extent that I am willing and able to
appropriate Him and all that belongs to Him. “God, whose
name is the Lord Almighty” (Jer. 32:18), is indeed the all mighty
God and is my inside God. Just as the sun is the center of our
solar system, He is centered within me, living as the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit. He is the great generator of the power plant
at the center of my threefold being, working in the midst of
my physical being, including my brain and other parts of my
For twenty-one years this truth not only has been a living
reality to me but has grown deeper and richer. Now, at the age
of seventy, I am in every way a much younger and stronger person
than I was at thirty. Today I live using God’s strength,
accomplishing fully twice as much mentally and physically as I
ever did in the past, yet with only half the effort. My physical,
mental, and spiritual life is like an artesian well—always full and
overflowing. Speaking, teaching, and traveling by day or by night
through sudden and violent changes in weather or climate is
of no more effort to me than it is for the wheels of an engine
to turn when the pressure of the steam is at full force or than
it is for a pipe to let water run through it.
My body, soul, and spirit thus redeemed,
Sanctified and healed I give, O Lord, to Thee,
A consecrated offering Yours evermore to be.
That all my powers with all their might
In Your sole glory may unite—Hallelujah!