The Second Witness

I was just looking at 2 Cor. 13.1 today which says:

In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Think about that for a long time – a word needs two witnesses to be established.  If you wake up in the morning with the symptoms of a headache, at that moment the only witness you have a headache is your body.  If you only have one witness, the word CANNOT be established.

But if you start saying “I have such a headache”, you have become the second witness.  By the time you have told your husband, your wife, your colleagues, your friends, you established your headache.  Ouch!

Some people can do this before they even get sick: “I am coming down with something, I know it” or “I always get sick this time of year.”  People who laugh at us faith Christians because we say “I am healed” when the symptoms disagree will happily say “I am sick” when there are NO symptoms of sickness!

The Word of God is absolutely clear: By the stripes of Jesus you are completely physically healed (1 Pet. 2.24).  However, the Word of God is ONE witness.  You need to become the second witness to the Word.  Say out loud and with confidence: “I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.”

Stop being the second witness to your body and start being the second witness to the Word.

Sometimes people say that if you say “I am healed” when your symptoms say “I am sick” then you are lying.  I say that people like that are spiritually blind.  Elisha said that there are more with us than those against us (2 Kings 6) – yet if you stood there and counted people on each side then you would call Elisha a liar because looking in the natural Elisha was wrong.

But Elisha was looking into the spiritual and saw that there were angels all around.  If you look into the Word of God, which is spirit and life, you will see that – no matter what the natural sees – you are healed by the stripes of Jesus.

If you agree with the spiritual, you will always walk in life and peace.


Published by Tree of Life Church

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