From the archives of Oral Roberts
These words came to me from my daughter-in-law Lindsay when satan was trying to attack my physical body with the terrible pains of arthritis — and almost succeeded.
This attack was not terminal, but it had brought me injury to the extent that I hurt so badly that I almost got down in my mind and spirit, as well as my body. I couldn’t stay in bed or stay up. I cried out for a miracle. I knew nothing else would do. This led me to realize that I needed somebody else to join in a “prayer of faith” with me.
Richard took charge and, in the Name of Jesus, called this satanic attack out of my body. I could feel the healing power of Jesus beginning to move through my body.
Lindsay spoke up, “Oral, you are the healed of the Lord.” Again, she said, “Say, ‘I am the healed of the Lord,’ and say it over and over — because you are the healed of the Lord.”
Quick as a flash, I Peter 2:24 came to mind: by whose stripes ye were healed. Instantly, I saw in my spirit how the night before Jesus’ crucifixion they whipped His body and left big stripes upon it before they nailed Him to the cross the next day. The Lord whispered in my spirit, “The blood that flowed from My Son’s striped back was the same blood that flowed from His nail-pierced hands and spear-riven side as He said, ‘IT IS FINISHED’”
Then He said, Your arthritic pains were healed. By those stripes you are healed of the Lord. Now you must loose your faith and believe in your spirit that you are the healed of the Lord.”
Then it hit me like a direct Holy Spirit move from Heaven: MY HEALING IS FINISHED. I DON’T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THESE OPPRESIVE PAINS ANY LONGER BECAUSE I AM HEALED OF THE LORD.
Then I said, “Evelyn, I’m coming out of the bed. I’m healed of the Lord!” I believed it. I knew it. And satan knew that I knew it. Suddenly, those pains began to leave my body. Soon, I was running through the house, shouting the victory and being freed from every pain!
Every day since then, I have said, “I am the healed of the Lord”, and I say it every time one of the pains tries to return. I’ve gotten into a faith-rhythm that I am, in fact, the healed of the Lord.