Most people, Christians included, do not think healing is possible today, or if they do, it's not for them. In other words, they believe miracles are possible, they've heard of them happening, but they don't believe a miracle will happen for them. And you know what? It won't.
The bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. That means that our tongue has power. The words we speak produce results. If you say something won't happen for you, it won't. But that doesn't seem fair, right? Why not? If you say something will happen for you and it does. Does that seem fairer?
Why are we so hesitant to speak good over ourselves and so quick to speak bad? Is it because usually the bad already has a symptom to go along with it? Symptoms can be fact in our bodies but they are not truth. Even an X-Ray is a visual fact but it's still not the truth.
Truth is, by His stripes, the punishment Jesus took in our place, we ARE healed. Not waiting to be but already are. Our healing has been sitting on a shelf for over 2000 years waiting for us to take it down and strap it on.
When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead He told the people to remove his grave clothes. Lazarus was wearing the stench of death and until he removed those garments he would continue to smell like death.
We wear those same garments when we talk about sickness and disease. We are actually clothing ourselves with grave clothes. When you speak the word over yourself you are actually dressing yourself with life. Death no longer has dominion over you. You are a sweet fragrance to The Lord instead of the stench of death.
Which garments will you put on everyday? Will you change clothes 50 times a day like a child playing dress up, wavering between life and death?
After it says life and death are in the power of the tongue, it goes on to give you the how. It tells us to choose life. How do you do this? By speaking the truth and not the facts.