2. Use Your Authority to Drive Out Sickness
“No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.” –Psalm 91:10
You have authority over sickness and disease—every cold, flu, backache, cancer, heart disease—all of it. You have the authority through Christ Jesus.
So, why do we sometimes face these challenges? Simple:
God is not going to override your authority. He gave Adam authority, and He didn’t override Adam’s decision to relinquish it to Satan. He has given you the same authority in the earth, and He has given you the way to victory in EVERY situation in His Word.
But He won’t override your authority. He will let you die sick if you choose to do so. You would have to ignore every healing scripture in the Bible and all that Jesus bought for you when He bore your sicknesses and carried your diseases, but you have the authority to go ahead and die. God will not stop you.
So, if you’re talking about your symptoms and sickness, you’re relinquishing your authority to Satan as Adam did in the Garden of Eden. That won’t get results!
Charles capps used to say, “Don’t call the dog if you want the cat. If you want the dog, you don’t step out on the front porch and say, ‘Here, cat.’ You say, ‘Here, dog.’ When you do, you’re taking authority over that dog and that old dog just comes running right up, wagging his tail.”
Don’t call the dog if you want the cat, and don’t call for sickness and disease if you want to be healed. Use your authority and command your body to be healed in the Name of Jesus.
When Kenneth Copeland was first starting out in ministry, he was under the mentorship of Oral Roberts. One night, in the healing room after the service, they came to a woman who had cancer of the stomach. She was just the picture of death. As they approached her to lay hands on her, in a loud, growling, authoritative voice, Oral Roberts said, “You foul, unclean spirit, take your hands off God’s property in the Name of Jesus, whose I am and whom I serve! Come out of her now!”
She instantly spit out that cancer on the floor. (It was the size of a fist and had nasty-looking tentacles hanging off it.) Then she jumped off her bed and ran around the room shouting, “I’m healed! I’m healed! I’m healed!”
That same authority is on the inside of you right now. You can use it to heal yourself; you can use it to heal others—and you should.
When you take authority over your body, say, “Body, I command you to get in line. I rebuke every symptom in my body right now, in Jesus’ Name. Be healed and made whole from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I take my healing! I am healed.”