The Word STILL Works

Barbara Embry, Chaplain
Chaplain – Citizens Baptist Medical Center

The Word of God declares truth because it is the eternal word: John 1:1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, The Word became flesh and that flesh dwelled with us. John 1:14 So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

Jesus further reminded us that He is the Bread of Life in John 6:35 He said. “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. He is the only substance that we need daily.

We know all this to be true, but the real proof is when we experience the working of the Word ourselves. Many visits to the rooms of our patients have given evidence to the working of the Word. But until we are tested we have no testimony and can only share what we witness. Hear now my testimony: at the age of 27, I was a young mother with a very lucrative career in IT. Had made a trip for my annual exams at the hospital where I worked and test results were good; however I forgot to cancel my appointment with my gynecologist and was called with a reminder. I kept the appointment and was found with cancer cells in the cervical, just 2 months from the initial appointment at my hospital. Cancer was contained, surgery planned and completed, no chemo or radiation was needed. I was cancer free for 41 years, bless God!!! Fast forward, 2018 – annual exams in May; on way to chamber board meeting having lunch on the go; spilled food down the front of my clothes. Saw a red spot and wondered which food was it on my clothing. I wasn’t completely convinced that it was food, my mind kicked into third gear and I began to diagnose myself. In the midst of my deciding what it was I was seeing I called my gynecologist and was in her office the next day for testing.

My ultimate place of healing was with a breast care specialist, again cancer had invaded my body; 15 days from diagnosis to surgery. Again another journey and this one include chemo therapy. But with this journey also comes a spiritual awakening like never before. After 33 years of ministry one might believe that God has finished His revelations in your life, not true. The Word of God became clearer than any time in my life. The Holy Spirit would minister, The Word was illuminated and the Word itself WORKED!!! There were no fanfares, just the pure Word of God. As my mind would get cloudy, His Word would bombard every thought that would try to interfere to bring fear and doubt, and He gave me the assurance that ALL WAS WELL! So when it was that I could not utter a word of prayer my prayer would be IT IS WELL. Suddenly those small three words would reach heaven and bring the peace that surpassed my understanding. His grace was more than sufficient; it literally carried me from one degree of wholeness to the next. I write this to encourage you to always try the Word. It needs no props or you need not to try to amply articulate your need, just keep your heart so He can reach you! He really does know the thoughts you think; let’s just try God. Well the Word got me through; no illness through chemo, no nausea, no pain; He promised! His promises to us are simple, just “Yes” and “Amen”! Be encouraged that if your journey is physical sickness, mental distress, spiritual ailment, any kind of dis-ease, God’s Word will fix it. When it is that you can’t seem to pray the right words, feel free to use the short prayer that got me through, “IT IS WELL” God bless you, let’s pray:


Father we thank you for your Word You sent to heal our diseases. I John 5:14-15 reminds us that if we pray according to Your will You hear us, and when we absolutely know you hear us then we can have the things we petitioned of You. Thank You Father for hearing us, and thank You that this prayer will manifest in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!