Things that are real ... that we can see, taste, hear, and feel ... are not always Bible true. "Real" things can be of the devil, and his things are lies that are manifested in the natural.
God's Truth dispels lies ... our healing is one of the big things. Sickness and disease are real things ... of the devil ... manifested in our bodies. But they are lies because the devil can bring nothing to us but lies. God's Truth is manifested in our bodies when God's healing power changes the devil's lies into the Truth. Thus sickness and disease is changed into healing!
You might say, "How does this affect me?"
Before you became a born-again Christian, you were living in the devil's kingdom ... you were living under his lies. But when you become a born-again Christian, the precious Blood of Jesus redeems you and cleanses you from all sin, sickness, disease, and death.
His Blood cleanses you ... how do you get that? The catalyst is faith. Faith is the thing that makes the Word of God work for you. How did you get saved ... born again?
Ephesians 2:8 tells us that by faith we are saved through Grace and not of ourself. It's the work of God ... the free gift of God for us in the New Kingdom, His New Covenant.
The simple truth is: When we are attacked by the devil, we have to replace that attack ... which is a lie ... with God's Truth. His Truth says that we are walking in Divine Health ... we have been healed by the stripes of Jesus. The curse of the law has no more effect on us.
Ephesians 6:16 tells us how to overcome the attacks of the devil. We are to quench all the fiery darts he throws at us. When we quench them, the fire of those darts is dispelled.
Truth overcomes lies all the time. This sounds so simple, but it's so profound, so true. Our intimacy with the Godhead: Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit living big within us is what brings all this to a head.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler