‘The Word is the seed.’
It is the seed of the divine life. Until the person seeking healing is sure from God’s Word that it is
God’s will to heal him, he is trying to reap a harvest where there is no seed planted. It would be impossible
for a farmer to have faith for a harvest before he was sure the seed had been planted.
It is not God’s will that there shall be a harvest without the planting of the seed – without His will being
known and acted on. Jesus said,
‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’
For each sick person to know that it is God’s will to heal him, it is necessary for the ‘seed’ to be
planted in his mind and heart. It is not planted until it is:
No sinner can become a Christian before he knows that it is God’s will to save him. It is the
Word of God, planted and watered and steadfastly trusted, which heals both soul and body.
The ‘seed’ must remain planted and be kept watered before it can produce its harvest.
For one to say,
‘I believe the Lord is able to heal me’ before he knows from God’s Word that
He is willing to heal him, is like a farmer saying,
‘I believe God is able to give me a harvest, without any seed being planted and watered.’
God can’t save the soul of a man before the man himself knows God’s will in the matter.
Salvation is by faith – that is, by trusting the known will of God.
Being healed is being saved in a physical sense.
This book was first published in 1924 and more than 500,000 copies are in print. Christ The Healer
has been the living pioneer classic and textbook on the subject of God’s compassion and longing
to heal all who are sick.