E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
Apr 24 2012

What do you do when your doctor writes out your death certificate while you are still breathing?  Is there any hope when
the physician says your life on earth is almost over?

Sten Nilsson, a Swedish missionary to India, related this true story:

    When I was a young boy, I was very ill.  I overheard the doctor say to my mother, “You need not call for me to
    make out Sten’s death certificate.  I’ll write it out now.”  When I heard that, I declared emphatically, “I do not intend
    to die.  I intend to be a missionary in India!”  I quoted Scripture: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”
    (Proverbs 18:21).  The next morning, I got out of my bed and was soon the picture of health.

The key to releasing Sten’s faith was the proclamation that came out of his mouth.  In the quest for healing, it is truly
helpful if you have a purpose in life to be well.  Sten had a purpose, indeed: to be a missionary to India.

Remember, unlimited power is released when you speak life-giving words of faith.  No matter what you are going
through, there is life-altering power in the utterance of God’s Word.  When you make bold declarations from God’s
Word, you are speaking with authority and power.  Start speaking now and get ready to experience healing power in
your life.  When you speak His Word, the Holy Spirit helps you to remain steady and unruffled, even in the face of
severe challenge and adversity.

Speaking the Word with confidence will enable you to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your life, just as it did for Sten.  
The Bible says that it is
“by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).  
Guard your lips by speaking His promises over your life and the lives of others.

Start every day by boldly declaring,
“The LORD is the strength of my life” (Psalm 27:1).  Declare that you are healed,
healthy, and whole.  When you receive a bad report, refuse to be shaken.  Choose to believe the Lord’s good report.

I admire the testimony of Sten Nilsson.  No matter the doctor’s report, Sten spoke words of faith that resulted in healing.  
His faith words prevailed over medical knowledge.  He didn’t deny the existence of sickness.  Instead, he denied
sickness’s right to bring him to an untimely death.

Your words have power.  God spoke the universe into being.  (See John 1:1.)  Jesus said,

    For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the
    sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he
    shall have whatsoever he saith.   (Mark 11:23)

Because Jesus said to do it, and because you are obedient to His commands, speak to the mountains in your life –
sickness, lack, family issues – and they shall be overcome.  Today’s mountain is tomorrow’s testimony.  It doesn’t matter
how big the mountain is or how long it has been there.  What matters is what Jesus said about the mountain – you can
be victorious over the mountains of life if you will only speak up!

Like Sten, who spoke life instead of death, you can be full of vim, vigor, and vitality.


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.