So you got the creeping crud?  Feel sicker than a dog?  Have some disease attacking your body?  You feel like
your head needs to be disconnected from your body just so you can feel better?  You want to curl up and sleep
for a week?  You want to moan and groan about how awful you feel?

STOP!  Don’t go any further.  Don’t whine.  Don’t moan.  Don’t feel sorry for yourself.  For sure, don’t lie around
wondering how this happened to you when you are such a faith person!  That will only lead to self-
condemnation and self-pity.

I don’t care how badly you feel, the important thing is to get back on your feet with renewed strength and vigor.  
Then you can attack the right enemy and stay in health.

Now some Christians think it is wrong to go to a doctor.  Several years ago I heard a great faith preacher say
something that changed my life in this area:  It’s too late to get prepared when you’re in the middle of the battle.

What does that mean?  A soldier going into battle doesn’t play around until it is time to attack.  He will prepare,
practice, work on his skills, practice, prepare, work on his skills – until they are second nature and he is ready
for the battle.

As a soldier in the army of the Lord, you also need to prepare, practice, and work on your skills.  How?  By
putting the Word of God into your spirit daily so you are more full of the Word than you are the world.  When
you’re under attack is not the time to decide to get full of the Word of God.  You need to be full all the time.  

But say you are in the middle of some sickness right now - go to the doctor to get some relief!  That’s a good
thing to do.  It is more important to get back on your feet.  Get help anywhere you can – BUT!!!  Make sure you
apply the Hand of God to the doctor so you get the best diagnosis and meds possible.

Say you don’t feel you need to go to the doctor.  Start putting in mega-doses of the Word of God.  Start now!  

When I was recently laid out for 3 days with some viral thing, I slept 36 hours straight in a row.  When I was able
to get up and move around I got smart and grabbed a teaching CD on healing.  I set the player to repeat and
listened to the CD over and over and over and over, conscious and subconscious getting full of the Word of
God on healing.  The very next day was the turning point and I began to feel amazingly better.

God’s Word is health to our bodies.  Even if you do go to the doctor, make sure you put on teaching CD’s on
healing.  I can recommend a few but it is always good to find the ones that minister to you personally.

So to recap – don’t wallow in self-pity or self-condemnation.  Don’t whine, moan, groan, or otherwise not speak
negative words.  Speak the Word of God (like 1 Peter 2:24).  Get to a doctor if you need to and #1 most
important thing of all – GET YOUR EARS FULL OF THE WORD OF GOD.

Once you feel better, make sure you fill yourself up with Word every day!  It is our best and only defense in a
world full of sickness and disease!

#0142 - Malchus’ Ear – by Keith Moore – Free download page, page down to the number.  There are also
several good teaching services on healing, health and God's will for you to be well.  On the Edit button at the
top of the page, click on Find (on this page) and put in the word "heal".  It will bring up the services to download.

And Jesus Healed Them All - #301209 - - Go to store link.  Perfect for little ones, newborn to
age 3, this CD and book will minister to your children with fun pictures, God's Word about healing, and healing
praise songs just for them.

Healing Praise # 521304 - - Go to store link.  Features a collection of songs filled with the
healing truth of God's Word, Scripture readings from Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, and powerful testimonies
from people just like you!

Healing Scriptures - Product ID C63H03S - Go to bottom of the page to Bookstore link.  Rev. Kenneth E.
Hagin reads aloud scriptures as beautiful, soothing music plays in the background.

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