Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Apr 01 2012

“And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo these eighteen years, be loosed
from this bond on the Sabbath day?”
Luke 13:16

I rebel in Jesus’ Name against the bonds of the devil.  The Bible does not call my sickness a blessing.  The Bible calls
my sickness a bondage.  Sickness is a bond of the devil and from every bond I “ought to be loosed.”

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired because I have every right to be healed.  It cost my Lord dearly to take upon
Himself my infirmities and sicknesses.  I rebel against sickness with these words, “Get thee behind me, devil, for thus it is
written, himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses” Matthew 8:17.

I have every right to be healed because of the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ Himself.  The only reason worthy of
basing my faith for healing is what Jesus has provided for me.  His blood alone qualifies me for healing.  My right to
receive from God is based on the blood.  I rebel against Satan’s trespassing of God’s property by this declaration,
“Satan, get thee hence.  For thus it is written, I was made nigh to God by the blood of Christ” Ephesians 2:13.

I rebel against this
rebel the devil, because I have a right to be healed, not because of how good or sincere I have
been, but because of those bleeding stripes.  I rebel by these words, “Devil, be thou gone, for thus it is written, with His
stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5.

I am not ignorant of Satan’s devices and I have learned by the Holy Spirit to discern his work of oppression against me,
so I overcome his works by the blood of Jesus and the Word in my testimony.  I rebel against this thief by these words,
“Devil, I resist you in Jesus’ Name for I am depending entirely on the merits of Christ Jesus, by whose stripes I was
healed” (I Peter 2:24).

I shall stand my ground fearlessly in receiving my healing in the Name of Jesus.  Never again will I be the devil’s
“dumping ground” of his foul spirits of oppression.  I rebel by this statement of authority, “Devil, the blood of Jesus
defeats you and I resist you because it is written, the anointing shall destroy the yoke” (Isaiah 10:27).


“With His stripes we are healed” Isaiah 53:5.  This prophecy given to Isaiah was concerning our Lord Jesus Christ and
the bleeding wounds He was to endure to provide for His people.  It is a finished work.  Jesus has endured the striping.

No matter what symptoms are present, by His stripes I am healed.  I confess this fact in the presence of symptoms that
would contradict.  “We walk by faith, not by sight” II Corinthians 5:7.

Regardless of other opinions about my health, by His stripes I am healed.  I may have sought for healing before that
was not manifested, but this is a new day for me: by His stripes I am healed.

When pain strikes my body, by His stripes I am healed.  It may be true that pain is there in my body, but I know greater
truth: by His stripes I am healed!

When things appear all wrong in health condition, His truth still prevails, by His stripes I am healed.  When things appear
all right and my health examinations are solid, it’s because by His stripes I am healed.

Wherever I am, regardless how I feel, I hold fast my joyful confession of His truth, by His stripes I am healed.

“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed” I Peter 2:24.


“Let the weak say, I am strong” Joel 3:10

I am strong!  This is the paradox of faith: to say I am strong when I am weak.  This is faith’s confession: I am strong.

No matter what I think of myself, I am strong.  Regardless of other’s opinions about my life, I am strong.  When I feel the
weakest, I am strong.

In spite of past experiences of succumbing to weakness, I rise up with a new testimony of faith: I am strong.  It is not just
when I feel strong that I say I am strong.  But it is when I even feel weak that I declare, I am strong.

God commands me to say, I am strong.  This is saying what God says about my life.  This is the language of victory.

Who am I?  I am strong.  Whatever else I may be, I am strong.  Wherever I am, I am strong.

What I confess I possess.  What I say is what I get.  I confess, “I am strong,” and I possess strength.

Why can I be so sure?   Not only in Joel 3:10 but in countless other scriptures, God declares that He is my strength.  So
I gladly obey His command and say it, “I am strong.”  Never do I say, “I am weak.”  This would be disobedience to my
God, it would grieve the Holy Spirit.  “Let the weak say, I am strong” Joel 3:10.


Am I afraid of untimely death? Am I afraid of a heart attack?  Is my fear of cancer?  Do I have a fear of some calamity?  
Do I fear the loss of the affection of my loved ones?  Do I have a dreaded fear of flying in an airplane?  Is the fear of
man prevalent in my life?

If there is any fear in my heart, I must be freed from it.  Fear is an actual spirit that moves from without to take up
occupancy within my life.  Satan takes advantage of my giving place to fear and sees that the thing which I fear is
reproduced in my life.

“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” Job 3:25.  When
Job made this confession, he was on the ash heap of great suffering with boils from the top of his head to the soles of
his feet.  He had lost his family, his earthly possessions.  Job evidently had entertained this fear for a long time by his
admission that “the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me and that which I was afraid of has come unto me.”

What am I fearing?  I must expel every spirit of fear from my life or else that negative, tormenting fear can reproduce
into my life the very thing which I fear.

The Bible description of fear is not pleasant.  It describes fear as tormenting, soul-snaring, the spirit of bondage, and
able to reproduce itself in misery.

Luke 1:74-75 tells us a purpose of Christ’s coming to this world is, “We, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies,
might serve Him without fear…all the days of our life.”  That means every day we ought to be free from fear.  In the Bible
there is a verse against fear for every day of the year.

Now, in the Name of Jesus, I take bold action, “You satanic spirit of fear that has oppressed and vexed my life, I
command you in Jesus’ Name to depart from my life because it is written, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of
power, love and a sound mind” II Timothy 1:7.


THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.