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A Flood of Healing
By Joel Osteen - May 07, 2013
I met a lady a couple of years ago after the service. She was in town for treatment at M.D. Anderson, a cancer hospital in Houston. She was going to have a tumor removed, and then she was going to have to take chemotherapy. All of her medical records, blood work, and X-rays were shipped from her hospital back at home. The doctor she was seeing here wanted her to retake all the tests and redo all the X-rays just to double- check and verify her diagnosis. She was already scheduled for surgery when the doctor called her in. He had received the test results and couldn't find the tumor anymore. It was very clear on one X-ray, but on the new one, you couldn't see anything. He said, "I've been doing this for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this before."

What was that? That was God overwhelming her with a flood of healing. It was a flood of His restoration. Friend, God can do what medicine cannot do. God made your body. He has you in the palm of His hand. The good news is that God has the final say. He said, "The number of your days I will fulfill." That means sickness doesn't determine how long you're going to live; God does. Nothing can snatch you out of His hand. If it's not your time to go, then you're not going to go. You may be facing a major illness. It doesn't look good in the natural, but you're under a Flash Flood Warning. Any moment you could see a flood of healing. Any moment God could turn that around.

Isaiah said, "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God will raise up a barrier." Several commentaries believe that the comma was misplaced during translation. Instead of the comma coming after the word "flood," they believe the comma should have been placed after the word "in." It would say, "When the enemy comes in, like a flood God's Spirit will raise up a barrier."

Today, be encouraged because God is still a healer. When you keep Him first place, when you follow His commands, when you put your faith and hope in Him, then you can expect a flood—a flood of grace, a flood of favor, a flood of healing is coming your way!
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