I can only imagine how you feel right now, perhaps unable to sleep, extremely weak, and in pain.
But there’s HOPE, and as David rejoiced, “O Lord my God, I pleaded with you, and you gave me my health again. 3 You brought me back from the brink of the grave, from death itself, and here I am alive! (Psalm 30:2-3), you soon will too.
The Word of God is extremely important to persons who are fighting a battle with cancer, for often, the scripture is the only hope they have remaining.
Dodie Osteen was in a similar position in 1981 when she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer; her doctors had only given her a few weeks to live, but Dodie held on to something; the Word. The following are the scriptures she used to overcome cancer and you too can confess them over your life.
Healing Scriptures for Cancer Patients
Read, believe, meditate on, and confess these scriptures daily; you won’t regret it, they will change your life.
If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.
So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.
And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. (Yes!)
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days.
Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
1 Kings 8:56
There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed.
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.
He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time.
And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; Be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.
Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth will be loosed in heaven
My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life, I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.
Who heals all your diseases.
He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.
He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your transgressions.
If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy— meditate on these things.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:24
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 5:7-9
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 John 3:21-22
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
1 John 5:14-15
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Dodie Osteen and Cancer
The Word was the only thing Dodie had, and she would have died had she not believed and stood her ground for healing.
That was back in 1981; fast forward to 2022, and Dodie Osteen is still alive, strong doing God’s work, and cancer-free.
Like Dodie, you can be set free from cancer, but it will require your participation and willingness to learn the truth in scriptures and then apply it to your life.
Scriptures teach us that God doesn’t want us sick, and neither does He inflict anyone with sickness; sure, He may allow it, but He isn’t the author of it.
To further emphasize that God wants us well, He sent Jesus Christ into this world to heal the sick, which shows that sickness isn’t from God but satan.
“… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)
Believe me, when I say that the devil doesn’t want you to know the truth found in the Bible. The devil would prefer you not to know and perish.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”(Hosea 4:6).
The truth will set you free, and the first thing you need to know is that all sickness falls under the curse of the law.
” Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed” – Deu 28:61. (The Lord will permit sickness to come on people because nothing evil can come from God; only perfect good things).
But in Galatians 3:13-14, we read: “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
As you can see, you are no longer under the curse of the law, which consists of sickness, poverty, and death, but you have been redeemed and can now receive the blessing of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit.
Sadly, not many people know that it is God’s will to heal them, and this information the difference between life and death.
God’s Word is truth; He cares for you, and if He can heal Dodie Osteen of cancer, He sure can for you.
Dodie Osteen Healing Scriptures
Dodie Osteen believed and confess many scriptures, but these are the main ones she never goes a day without confessing:
- Psalm 107:20
- Psalm 118:17
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Proverbs 4:20-23
- Isaiah 41:10, 13
- Isaiah 43:25, 26
- Isaiah 53:4-5
- Jeremiah 1:12
- Jeremiah 30:17
- Exodus 15:26
- Exodus 23:25
- Deuteronomy 7:15
- Deuteronomy 28:1-2
- Deuteronomy 30:19-20
- Joshua 21:45
- 1 Kings 8:56
- Psalm 89:34
- Psalm 91:16
- Psalm 103:3
- Psalm 105:37
God Healed Dodie Osteen from Cancer
Dodie Osteen was a devout Christian, a mother, a faithful minister of the gospel, and a wife of a pastor. She was always healthy, super active, and full of energy. Her life was going great and she and her husband John was finally looking to make the best of their newfound freedom now that the kids were all grown.
But tragedy struck, and she found out she had metastatic cancer of the liver in 1981. It was hard for Dodie, the doctors had given up on her and told her husband John that she only had a few weeks to live.
The Osteen was told by the doctors that the only thing they can do was to perform exploratory surgery on Dodie but she would still die.
Pastor Osteen wasn’t going to allow this to happen, so he took his wife and carried her home after spending 20 days at the hospital.
Did pastor John make the right decision? Shouldn’t he had allowed the doctors to keep Dodie at the hospital to perform the surgery since this was her best, though thin, the chance of getting medical and scientific help to save her life. We’ll soon find out.
Things went from bad to worst when Dodie came home.
Dodie needed to be cared for; someone had to always be by her side; her body, and at times mind didn’t allow her to do much. It was getting to the point where you thought death was inevitable and the best outcome for Dodie due to her condition.
Dodie prayed, her husband prayed, her kids, her parents, and her church believed and prayed with fasting for her healing. But she wasn’t healed, faith healers like Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, the T.L Osborns, and Kenneth Copeland all prayed for her too, but she wasn’t healed.
She was in great pain, weak, and a far cry from what she used to be when she was healthy.
“Your faith that must go on now,” God said to Dodie.
One night while everyone was asleep, in the early hours of the morning, the Lord spoke to her heart and said ” It is not your husband’s faith; it is not Oral Roberts faith; it is not Kenneth Hagin’s faith; it is YOUR faith that must go on now.”
The fight of faith
Let me say this; when it comes to believing in God for healing there are no half measures. You will have to go all-in; God’s Word or nothing, which is what Dodie did to get her healing.
Upon reaching home, Dodie told her husband that they had no other choice but to agree and believe in God for healing. That was the first day they got home from the hospital and they knee down, face flat on the floor, and prayed the prayer of agreement, it says, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19).
That was the day that Dodie received healing in her heart; the symptoms were still there, and in fact, it took a long time to leave her body, but she believed God with all her heart and that was the difference between life and death.
Don’t act sick
Another thing that Dodie did that helped her overcome cancer and encouraged her faith was by continuing to do those things she was so accustomed to doing (house chores, visiting the sick, praying for the sick, attending church).
Sure, she was very weak, and while praying for a sick man she almost collapsed, but still, she forced herself to help others.
The key to getting your prayers manifest faster is by helping others while you are in need of help yourself. Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over…”
James 5:16 says, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed….”
The word became her life
In spite of her powerful confessions, the very discouraging remained, they refused to line up with Dodie’s confessions. But did not stop Dodie, she keep going to the point where God’s Word became her life.
She had absolute confidence in God’s Word, Hebrews 10:13 says, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.”
At this point, Dodie was reading God’s Word daily; confessing His promises, and wouldn’t leave the house without going through God’s Word.
The fight with fear
The devil said, “you will die, you only have a few weeks to live.” But Dodie said, “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation (Psalm 91:16).
Many times fear tried to overwhelmed Dodie, but God’s Word was her strength and source of encouragement.
No more cancer
The metastatic cancer of the liver left, and now many years later, Dodie is still cancer-free, happy, healthy, and living a faithful life. To God be the glory, great things He has done.
You too can receive healing like Dodie by following what she did; “she choose to believe God’s Word and acted in faith.” I would encourage you to go and do the same.
How Do You Pray for Someone with Cancer?
Your prayers should be focused on God’s Word and not how the state of the person and the pain they are experiencing. Ask God to heal them and to give them the courage and strength to endure and fight on until healing manifests.
Prayer for Someone Who has Cancer
Father, I ask for your help and guidance during this difficult moment in my life. Deepen my faith so I may accept your Word as truth.
Give me the courage and strength to live each day to confess your Word over my life.
Grant me the strength to deal with fear and instill in me the hope of your salvation to anchor my thoughts and actions.
In my darkest moments, touch me with your love so that I may feel your presence.
Help me to remember that I have been redeemed from the curse of the law, that I have been translated from darkness to light, from sickness to health, and from death to life.
Your Word is final, and may each day your signature of love, integrity, and peace and healing be present in my life.
Also, let me not forget to give and help those in need and who are in pain and other vicissitudes of life. Shower your love, peace, healing, strength, and courage upon them, in Jesus Christ’s Name, Amen.
What Does the Bible Say About Healing Cancer?
You don’t find the word cancer in the Bible, but cancer is a disease to which the Bible speaks about. For example, Jesus healed many people with all kinds of sickness and disease, any of those could have been cancer under a different name.
In 2 Kings 20:6-8, King Hezekiah had a disease that could have been cancer under a different name. Through Jesus Christ, God has healed His people from every disease, cancer included.
Moreover, cancer is a disease that came about from sin, and if you are living in sin, you are cursed according to the law, and sickness along with poverty and death are curses of the law. See, Deuteronomy 28:15, 61
“If you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you… (V 15).”
“The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law until you are destroyed (V 61).”
But Galatians, 3:13-14, says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
For this reason, if you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior; you can command cancer to leave your body because you are not living under the law but by faith.
Healing Scriptures for Breast Cancer
Faith takes work, and healing for breast cancer or any type of sickness to that matter, except on rare occasions, doesn’t just happen on its own.
Faith is active and alive, it must be pursued and acted upon to see results. God’s Word is truth and it would take faith to see it come to pass in your life.
For this reason, speak these scriptures and confessions over your life to strengthen your faith in God so that you may receive your healing for breast cancer. Jesus paid for it; you are healed!
“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead–since he was about a hundred years old–and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had the power to do what he had promised.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
…For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age–and Sarah herself was barren–was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his stripes, you have been healed.
1 John 3:21-22
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
3 John 2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Encouraging Scriptures for Cancer Patients
The word cancer can bring so many emotions when it is you or someone you know is battling it. But it is during these times, when cancer is mentioned, that we need to trust God, claim and receive His healing made available to us through faith. You can use these Bible verses to build and strengthen your faith and you wait on God to manifest healing to your body.
Matthew 10:30-31 – And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Psalms 62:6-8 – Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Proverbs 18:21 – The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Deuteronomy 31:6 …Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalms 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Isaiah 58:8-9 – Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
Malachi 4:2 – But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
Psalms 138:3 – On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
Psalms 46:1-3 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Matthew 17:20 – “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
James 1:3 – because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
James 5:13-14 – Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
Hebrews 11:6- And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.