Author: Crosslife Spaces

Charis Bible College: Healing School

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Live Stream Schedule

(subject to change)

  • When: Thursday, 05/18/17 1:00 PM MDT with Tracey Bartlett

  • When: Thursday, 05/25/17 1:00 PM MDT with Rick McFarland

    Come, bring family and friends. Learn the truth, then witness and experience the healing power of God.

    Watch Healing School LIVE on Thursdays at 1 p.m. MST

    Read Praise Reports from the School of Healing

    Schedule: Every Thursday at Charis Bible College in Woodland Park

    1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Live Praise & Worship

    Thanking God for what He already accomplished on the cross!

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Teaching Session

    Training through God’s Word, guest speakers and miracle testimonies.

    2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prayer & Ministry

    Prayer and ministry to those who need healing from those who have been trained in the ministry of healing.

    Starting January 2017: Healing School at Night!  Second Friday of Every Month

    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live Praise & Worship, Offering, Testimonies and Giveaways

    Thanking God for what He already accomplished on the cross!

    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Teaching Session

    Training through God’s Word, guest speakers and miracle testimonies.

    9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Prayer & Ministry

    Prayer and ministry to those who need healing from those who have been trained in the ministry of healing.

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Grace Encounters: Five True Stories

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This package includes the Grace Encounters DVD—five stories of people who encountered grace in such an extraordinary way, their lives were changed forever. These stories include:

Two women with backgrounds of legalism and spiritual abuse were set free by the power of God.
A person walked away from a history of drug abuse through discovering how good God is.
A man in prison encountered God in a way that set him on a path to freedom and victory.
A couple who felt “unusable” by the Lord was so impacted by grace that it transformed them and sent them into the heart of Africa to set captives free.

This package will help you understand what the Bible says about God’s nature and love for you. Be inspired to have your own grace encounter with God.

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One healed restored mind: emotive-cognitive behavioral functioning

jesus healed the mind
Jesus heals and restores sound mind

Many Christians find that not all who are suffering from challenges in their mind are healed from the symptoms and the causes thereof.
Why? This is a question that really bothers those who practice divine healing. Why do mental patients seem to find it harder to receive healing? Are there scriptural evidences that mental conditions that torment a person may be healed like that of physical conditions? If so, where are the evidences in the Bible? This is our topic today. Christianity is all about effective successful functioning living in the power of God and His words (life and spirit. John 6:63) for all who believe.

Let us read the following Bible verses (God’s words) with a heart that is opened to the Lord’s Spirit. Here is a brief summary of key positive healing words for all believers I find from the verses: They refer to our thought life and our own behavior. What we put in our heart and actually come out. Evidences of our inner lives that others can see.
One mind. Sympathize. Love. tenderhearted. humble attitude. bless and not curse or seek revenge. speak no evil (it also means do no evil. speaking is equivalent to doing). turn away from evil. do good. seek peace. work to maintain peace.
worship Christ as Lord of your life. Gentle, respectful, keep your conscience free. 

The two keys to living a powerful Kingdom of God life: Living the life in the Spirit, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

1 Peter 3:8-22 (NLT)
All Christians
8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.[a] Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. 10 For the Scriptures say,

“If you want to enjoy life
and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies.
11 Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right,
and his ears are open to their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
against those who do evil.”[b]

Suffering for Doing Good
13 Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.

15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way.[c] Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.

17 Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

18 Christ suffered[d] for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.[e]

19 So he went and preached to the spirits in prison— 20 those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood.[f] 21 And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from[g] a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.

Footnotes:

3:8 Greek Show brotherly love.
3:10-12 Ps 34:12-16.
3:16 Some English translations put this sentence in verse 15.
3:18a Some manuscripts read died.
3:18b Or in spirit.
3:20 Greek saved through water.
3:21 Or as an appeal to God for.

Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
Ephesians 1:15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,[e] 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom[f] and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.[g]

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.

Footnotes:

1:1 The most ancient manuscripts do not include in Ephesus.
1:6 Greek to us in the beloved.
1:11 Or we have become God’s inheritance.
1:13 Or he put his seal on you.
1:15 Some manuscripts read your faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to God’s people everywhere.
1:17 Or to give you the Spirit of wisdom.
1:18 Or called, and the rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his holy people.

Practical application:
1. repeatedly listen to the Bible verses.
2. copy down the verses.
3. worship God.
4. keep mind under the control of the Holy Spirit and the resurrection power of Christ.
5. take Holy Communion.
6. use our mouth to proclaim God’s positive words.
7. keep our mind thinking of thoughts of God’s goodness.
8. As Paul has taught, keep praying in tongue.
9. fellowship with other Christians who practice these.
10. be baptized by the Holy Spirit and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

More power of Praise!

praise cardWe continue today with more power of praise. Praise turns darkness to light. Praise switches the role of being a victim to that of a victor! Praise places believers of Jesus to the head position and not the tail. Why does God honor them? Because they honor God. God builds His throne on our praises.

The time was darkest, at midnight. The two faithful disciples obeyed the Holy Spirit, went to evangelize this city and were falsely accused, thrown into prison with cruelty and treated as the worst criminals by the authority. Could the two be wrong in hearing God? Anyone would wonder. What a terrible fate. someone would remark. But these two were sure of their calling and their destiny. They did something that was just the opposite of despair. They sang powerful and hopeful praises to God at midnight, and miracles happened! As they sang praises and worshipped God, supernatural events took place: great earthquake, prison shaken, doors opened, chains unfastened, prisoners and jailor converted to Christ, jailor’s family also saved and converted. None of the prisoners ran away after conversion. Paul and Silas too were enjoying the presence of God so much they did not take the opportunity to run away. Instead, Paul (the former prisoner) took charge in an authoritative way, continued to bring the jailor and his family to Christ. The next day the table turned as the local officials had to apologize to them, and escorted them out of prison as very important honorary guests. Paul and Silas did not hear God wrongly. They were right to respond to their calling and they succeeded in their mission to evangelize the people who were crying out for help in a vision. THEY WERE FEARLESS. WHY? BECAUSE THEY KNEW GOD THROUGH THEIR REGULAR PRAISES TO GOD.

Let us read what happened on that fateful midnight.

ACTS 16:6-10; 22-40 AMP

PAUL SAW A VISION
6 Now they passed through the territory of Phrygia and Galatia, after being forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in [the west coast province of] Asia [Minor]; 7 and after they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; 8 so passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 Then a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man from [the Roman province of] [a]Macedonia was standing and pleading with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” 10 And when he had seen the vision, [b]we (including Luke) tried to go on into Macedonia at once, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

PAUL AND SILAS IMPRISONED
16:22 The crowd also joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and ordered that Paul and Silas be beaten with rods. 23 After striking them many times [with the rods], they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely. 24 He, having received such a [strict] command, threw them into the inner prison (dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks [in an agonizing position].

MIDNIGHT PRAISES AND THE POWER OF PRAISES: MIRACLES!
25 But about midnight when Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; 26 suddenly there was a great earthquake, so [powerful] that the very foundations of the prison were shaken and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. 27 When the jailer, shaken out of sleep, saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, saying, “Do not hurt yourself, we are all here!” 29 Then the jailer called for torches and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 and after he brought them out [of the inner prison], he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

SALVATION TO ALL WHO BELIEVE
31 And they answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Savior and entrust yourself to Him] and you will be saved, you and your household [if they also believe].” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord [concerning eternal salvation through faith in Christ] to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their bloody wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. 34 Then he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, since he had believed in God with his entire family [accepting with joy what had been made known to them about the Christ].

HONOR RESTORED TO PAUL AND SILAS
35 Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their officers, saying, “Release those men.” 36 And the jailer repeated the words to Paul, saying, “The chief magistrates have sent word to release you; so come out now and go in peace.” 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us in public without a trial, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now they are sending us out secretly? No! Let them come here themselves and bring us out!” 38 The officers reported this message to the chief magistrates, and [g]when they heard that the prisoners were Romans, they were frightened; 39 so they came [to the prison] and appealed to them [with apologies], and when they brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city. 40 So they left the prison and went to Lydia’s house; and when they had seen the brothers and sisters, they encouraged and comforted them, and left.

Footnotes:

Acts 16:9 Northern Greece.
Acts 16:10 At this point Luke (the writer) apparently joined the journey and includes himself in the narrative, speaking in the first person.
Acts 16:13 Apparently there were not enough Jews living in Philippi to establish a synagogue.
Acts 16:14 The first recorded believer in Europe.
Acts 16:14 This was an important and valuable fabric, having great demand, being used on the official toga in Rome and its colonies.
Acts 16:16 Lit a python spirit. In Greek mythology, Python the earth-dragon (serpent goddess), was associated with the oracle at Delphi.
Acts 16:38 Paul was a Roman citizen because he was born in Tarsus (22:28), capitol of Cilicia and a city that the emperor Augustus had pronounced “free” because of its support of Rome. Nothing is known of Silas’ family background, but if his name is short for “Silvanus,” it is a Roman name (taken from the god of the forest) and it could be that Silas was also born a Roman citizen. Details on Roman citizenship at that time are sketchy at best, but it is clear from Acts that punishing a citizen without a trial and guilty verdict was illegal, probably involving severe penalties for the magistrates in charge. Also, a Roman citizen charged with a crime had the right to go to Rome and be tried in the emperor’s court (25:9-12).

A reading recommendation: spiritual dyslexia

oywj“Most Christians have a disease which can be fatal if not treated. It is spread through close contact with religion and is highly contagious. This disease makes the individual see everything backwards. Instead of God’s love compelling them to live holy, they think living holy will cause God to love them. This causes chronic fatigue and frustration from trying to give what they haven’t received. Discover the joy of knowing we are already loved by God.” (Andrew Wommack)

Spiritual Fitness 26th February (from Andrew Wommack’s Daily Devotional)
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Matthew 5:23-30
Is Jesus advocating dismembering of our bodies? Quite the contrary. He is drawing on the universal drive within every person of self preservation to make a point. If you value your body highly enough that you would never sacrifice one of its parts, then you should esteem your spiritual well being much higher.

Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, man’s priorities have been misplaced. Great effort is put into preserving our physical life while our spiritual condition is often overlooked. It constantly gets put on the “back burner” while we tend to more urgent matters of this life.

Yet our physical bodies are just temporary. If we live 70 years or more, that is just a fraction of a second in the light of eternity. Our spiritual man lives forever. The state in which it exists is determined by choices made in this life.

Therefore, choose to make your spiritual condition your top priority. Spend more time on your spiritual well being than you do your physical well being. You and everyone around you will be eternally grateful that you did.

Please visit the following links for the original and more free resources which will answer your many queries in life and help you to fulfill the good plan God has given to you.

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Living a Life of Fire and Faith quotes

I am led today to share some quotes from an evangelist of our time. Recently I have been interceding using the word “fire”. Today I suddenly thought of this evangelist’s autobiography, but I forgot its title. After I searched the internet I found that it’s aptly called, “Living a Life of Fire: An Autobiography” by Reinhard Bonnke. Indeed, it’s a time to call down supernatural fire. Many are suffering, oppressed, persecuted and lost. Some are forever lost without Jesus. Is this a time to build our own bigger and more luxurious houses with fancier ceilings? Good reminder from the old prophet Haggai. What is your call? That is the crux of the matter.

“It is said that resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for your enemy to die. There is no room for such a waste of energy in the service of God.”

“You have faith stories, too. No matter how small, remember them, recite them, count them, and celebrate them. They build your faith for what is coming next in your life.”

“When people decide not to take risks, this is why. They fear they might suffer unexpected consequences. And, as my ulcers and depression proved, the risk is real. But is that reason to hang onto the past? To cling to mediocrity? No. Doing that is the first step along the path of seeing a living faith become a dead one. The old place, the old building, the old method, the old success, is comforting. The new step is frightening. We must place our trust completely in God to move beyond these comfort zones in life.”

“Divine healings were signs and wonders to confirm the preaching of the gospel. He took the sick man by the hand and commanded that”

“When you pull up roots in order to fulfill a divine destiny, there is not a sense of pain or loss. Rather, there is a great expectation for things to come.”

“The need is not the call. This piece of wisdom has saved the lives of many a missionary, especially in Africa, where the needs are so great that they can pull you to pieces. A missionary can put out so many fires trying to meet needs around him that he suffers burnout. I have known missionary friends who said, “I hear the cry of lost souls calling me into the mission field.” These workers are headed for the missionary bone yard. They have responded to the call of the need rather than the call of God. We must go where God sends us, speak what He gives us to speak, hear His voice and obey it – this is our best protection from burnout. It will also guide us to the very best strategy for accomplishing His mission. For everything a man does to follow the call of God, there are ten things he does not do. We cannot do everything. We must focus on the call and not simply the needs.”

Faith: The Link with God’s Power by Reinhard Bonnke

“We do not first acquire the faith that we bring to Scripture. Scripture encourages faith. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).”

“Commitment Now, nobody can have unity on his or her own. You cannot be married on your own. There is no such thing as an independent believer. You cannot have unity by belonging nowhere.”

“Jesus did not call them—or you and me—to ditch their smiles and to wear sackcloth. His mission was not to turn people into “stick-in-the-muds.” Jesus Himself was not very conventional! The disciples caught His infectious spirit, one that would challenge the stuffy establishment. He showed them new things, especially faith and love, by which, they would conquer the world.”

“God the Deliverer The primary truth about God is that He is the Deliverer, the Emancipator, and the Savior. He is God only to the free. Faith is a venture that turns life into an adventure.”

“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of unity. He is the bonding element. This bonding is a wonderful effect of faith in Christ. It is creative. It brings about a new kind of oneness not even known in the closest of earthly families.”

“Faith…needs to be matched with action. Belief is not just brain cells in motion. It demands a response. Do we do what we believe? If we believe in a seed, we plant it.”

The following write-up is quoted from : http://www.cfan.org.sg/about-reinhard-bonnke.html

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is principally known for his Great Gospel Crusades throughout the Continent of Africa. The son of a pastor, Reinhard gave his life to the Lord at age nine, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager. After attending Bible College in Wales, and his ordination in Germany he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa. It was there, in the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho, that God placed upon his heart the vision of ‘the continent of Africa, being washed in the precious Blood of Jesus’ — an entire continent, from Cape Town to Cairo and from Dakar to Djibouti that needed to be reached and to hear the proclamation of the signs-following Gospel.

He began holding meetings in a tent that accommodated just 800 people, but, as attendance steadily increased, larger and larger tents had to be purchased, until finally, in 1984, he commissioned the construction of the world’s largest mobile structure — a tent capable of seating 34,000 people! Soon, attendance at his meetings even exceeded the capacity of this huge structure, and he began open-air Gospel Campaigns with an initial gathering of over 150,000 people per service! Since then, he has conducted city-wide meetings across the continent with as many as 1,600,000 people attending a single meeting using towering sound systems that can be heard for miles.
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It has now been some thirty-five years since Reinhard Bonnke founded the international ministry of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), which currently has offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Since the start of the new millennium, through a host of major events in Africa and other parts of the world, the ministry has recorded 55 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ.

As part of the discipleship-training program, 185 million copies of CfaN follow-up literature have been published in 103 languages and printed in 55 countries. Millions of books have been printed and freely ‘seeded’ in nations around the world. All this is in addition to the ‘Reinhard Bonnke School of Fire,’ an online, self-study course, aimed at inspiring others to Holy Spirit Evangelism and leading to either a certificate or university credits.

Reinhard Bonnke is also recognized for hosting ‘Fire Conferences’ in many different countries of the world, events that are aimed at equipping church leaders and workers for evangelism; for distributing over 95,500,000 copies of Minus to Plus, a profound salvation message, to homes around the world; and for seeking every opportunity to reach and to save the lost.

More recently, Bonnke has spent several years developing the ‘Full Flame Film Series,’ a series of eight inspirational films aimed at inspiring and challenging the church to Holy Spirit evangelism.

Evangelist Bonnke is married to Anni, father to Kai-Uwe, Gabrielle, and Susie, and grandfather to eight grandchildren.

Decisions Determine Destiny (a call)

andrew-wommack-teachesI have decided to share this letter as I have subscribed and partnered with Charis Bible College World Outreach. By faith I decided sowing the seed of a mere $30 a month. What is a $30 to you? To a person not living in a developed world it could mean a lot. By faith I am also a registered first year correspondence student with the Charis Bible College through one of their overseas branches. I agreed with Andrew that “Decisions Determine Destiny”. I was born again in 1983 and for twenty years I tried to read the Bible and live the Bible way. I invested a fortune in buying many costly reference and commentary books from many theologians before I heard of Andrew’s free teaching. Despite the good intention and my zeal to serve God and live a better life (more abundant life) I increasingly realized that my discipleship ministry had no power and the word taught to me had no reality as they were mere words (in black and white letters). Finally I decided to listen to the free audio teachings of Andrew, which someone gave me around 2003 and the truth of the Gospel of Christ with special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith has changed my destiny. The difference is obvious. Andrew teaches the Word differently. The powerful change to my way of thinking has changed my life. The Word becomes life and spirit to me. My God is now real. My life and ministry have been transformed. What happened? My mind has been renewed. The change is significant. I thank the Lord now for the divine appointment without which I would have missed out my true destiny. Andrew’s vision forty years ago has in turn birthed many others’ (including mine).

~~~~~~~~~Here is Andrew’s letter~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I’m sure you’ve heard the statement “Life is a series of choices.” To some, that’s too simple, but it really is true. Your decisions determine your destiny.

Jamie and I recently took a vacation. We didn’t get in the car and just go in any direction; we had a goal, and every turn we took was calculated to help us reach our destination. We checked the map often and made a few adjustments when we missed a turn. We didn’t do it perfectly, but we got to where we wanted to go, because of decisions.

Likewise, you make decisions every day that move you closer to your God-ordained destiny—or away from it. There is no such thing as just sitting still or putting God’s plan for your life on hold. That’s a deception. God’s will for you is intertwined with His will for others, and that is a constantly moving and changing dynamic. It’s like catching a flight. You can miss it.

It’s true that the Lord can get you to your destiny another way. He’s certainly smarter than a GPS device that “recalculates” when you miss a turn. There is always a later flight with God. But who wants the hassle, disappointment, and delay that comes with missing a connection? I want God’s best. Don’t you?

When you are on a road trip, those who are ahead of you can be valuable sources of information. It doesn’t matter how you feel about them personally. The fact that they have already driven the road gives them insights that you need. They can tell you what accommodations and restaurants are available. Or they can let you know of a wreck or construction ahead and then advise an alternate route. You would be foolish not to draw on the insights of others who have gone before you.

With that in mind, we have put together a number of what we call Destiny Stories. These are the stories of individuals who have made choices that changed their lives for the better. They are people just like you, with challenges, failures, pasts, and even successes that stood in the way of them following God’s will for their lives. But with a few good decisions, they made their lives count.

Take, for instance, Kevin and Rachel Dowling. They were living on the streets of New York. Homeless and helpless, they were dope addicts with no good future. But through a woman at one of the soup kitchens they frequented, they found the Lord and His love. Five years later, they were free from dope, but still lacked direction for their lives. They decided to come to Charis Bible College (CBC) in Colorado Springs, and everything began to change.

Not only have they been set free from the feelings of unworthiness and shame that dominated their lives, but now they are bringing others into their newfound freedom. The ones who used to sleep in cardboard boxes and eat out of trash cans are now providing food and the Gospel to thousands of other people who need a new destination.

Or take Leland Shores, who was a successful businessman in Dallas, Texas. While he lay on the floor, nearly choking to death on a sandwich, his life flashed before him, and he knew that all of his “successes” were worth nothing. When he recovered, he made the decision to sell everything he had and dedicate his life to the Lord.

That one decision led Leland to CBC and eventually Africa, where he helped establish the Discipleship Evangelism course, which has now reached nearly 500,000 people. Leland also established the AWM bookstore in downtown Kampala, Uganda, where hundreds of people have been born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit. If that weren’t enough, Leland started CBC-Uganda, with over 100 students who are changing Uganda.

Leland died unexpectedly in June 2011, but in the eleven years since he made the decision to make his life count for the Lord, he did more than most people do in a lifetime. And because Leland’s emphasis was on discipleship, his disciples are continuing the work he began. Numerous people have been raised from the dead through those Leland reached. Disciples are ministering on the radio daily, and others are holding crusades with signs and wonders. Leland’s impact is just beginning.

Carrie Pickett is a young woman who came to our college fresh out of high school. She had known that the Lord had a call on her life since she was a little girl, but she was transformed by the Word and her missions trip to Russia. God put a love in her heart that she has been following for the last thirteen years in Russia.

Some would think of all that Carrie gave up to go to Russia. She’s an attractive young lady who put her personal desires for a family on the altar to serve the Lord. But God had the perfect husband for Carrie—in Russia. She would have missed him if she hadn’t followed the Lord to the ends of the earth. Now she and her husband, Mike, have a beautiful daughter, Elliana.

Their lives are making a big impact. They not only have established a CBC in St. Petersburg, but they also have a goal of starting 1,000 new Bible colleges in the next five years and are well on their way to seeing the completion of that vision. They were also responsible for getting my books and television broadcasts translated into Russian. Through their efforts, the Gospel Truth television broadcast now reaches 160 million homes in Russia every weekday across eleven time zones. They also direct our AWM-Russia office, which ministers to thousands of Russian-speaking people throughout the world.

What would all of these people’s lives have been like if they hadn’t made the decisions they did? An even greater question might be, what would the lives of the millions of people they’ve affected have been like without them? Every one of us has a God-ordained destiny that is designed to touch others. We are carrying other people’s miracles. I don’t think we can fully comprehend this. It is certain, however, that the lives of millions of people were changed simply because these “heroes of the faith” made the right decisions.

Are you certain that the decisions you are making every day are the ones the Lord wants you to make? If you can’t answer that affirmatively, then what is stopping you? Most people don’t intentionally decide to miss their destinies; they just get busy with the cares of this life, and before they know it, they are in a rut that they can’t seem to get out of.

But remember, your life is the result of choices—YOUR choices. Others can influence or hinder you, but your choices are the determining factor of your destiny. It is never too late to make the right choices.

My spiritual life started with making a choice. I had been seeking to know the Lord’s will for my life when He directed me to Romans 12:1-2, which says,

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

He showed me His will for my life was to be completely committed to Him. That’s the main thing. I was only seventeen years old at the time, but I started seeking to become a living sacrifice to the Lord with all my heart.

That decision led to a miraculous encounter with the Lord on March 23, 1968, when God revealed Himself to me in a way that changed my life forever. I have never been, and will never be, the same. I made an absolute and complete, unconditional surrender to the Lord that has propelled me to the life I live today. I’ve made thousands of decisions since then, but the decision to unconditionally follow God’s will for my life started it all.

The fact that you are receiving this letter is the result of decisions made by you and me. I decided to follow the Lord and teach His Word, and you decided to contact us in response to something He spoke to you through me. Our lives have been connected because of decisions. Decisions determine destiny.

My study of the Word of God has been the single most influential force on my decisions. God’s Word is a light to our path (Ps. 119:105). It’s like I explained in my book Effortless Change, all we really have to do is put the seed of God’s Word in our hearts, and it will change us effortlessly. That’s how God established His kingdom.

Charis Bible Colleges are changing the lives of thousands of people through the ministry of God’s Word. We now have about 2,000 people involved in correspondence courses, online Bible courses, and our eighteen campuses. But we are reaching the limits of the number of people we can accommodate here at our campus in Colorado Springs.

As you know, I saw this coming, and the Lord directed me to start preparing for a Bible college campus where we could train at least 3,000 people. We purchased 157 acres in 2009 and just got released from some legal issues in June 2011. We are now in the final stages of getting all the work permits. It might be possible to break ground in November, but with the weather in Colorado, that could be tough.

I’ve decided to have a groundbreaking on March 23, 2012, the forty-fourth anniversary of my miraculous encounter with the Lord. That is the night I made a decision that has led me to this place. I think that beginning date is providential.

I encourage you to go to our website and view the special live-streaming internet broadcast I did back in July. I fully discussed where we are in the process of building this Bible college campus and where we are going with it. I also asked that you help me make another decision.

Our CBC campus will have two main buildings. Together they will give us 220,000 square feet of space to train the men and women who will be world changers. That’s twice the space we now occupy, and there is plenty of room for expansion if needed. But constructing these buildings is costly. Therefore, I am currently in the process of making a decision on whether I should build one building as a first step or build both of these buildings at the same time.

I’ve decided the Lord wants me to do this debt free. I’ve witnessed other ministries make decisions that put them under financial pressure, and it changed their ministries. I’ve decided not to do this. These buildings are just tools. I think they are necessary tools and I’m following the direction the Lord has given me, but I’m happy and blessed without them. Regardless of how long it takes or if I never see the building of this campus come to pass, I will still be blessed and in love with the Lord. I will not put this ministry in a bind for buildings.

Therefore, I am asking those whom God has joined to Jamie and my heart to help me decide how to approach this. I haven’t got the money to pay for this out of my pocket, and I’m not taking out a loan. I need to ask what you are willing to do. You are God’s bank.

To build the smaller structure would take 6,100 new Foundation Builder Partners averaging $60 per month for twenty-eight months. This half of the campus includes a 1,500-seat auditorium upstairs, a 500-seat auditorium, and twenty-three classrooms downstairs.

If I also build the 2,500-seat auditorium with all the offices and Phone Center at the same time, I would have to have 16,668 new Foundation Builder Partners for thirty-six months to complete the whole project.

I know these numbers may seem overwhelming, but if you look at this from the viewpoint of how many people we are reaching, this is an attainable goal. There are 86,000 people receiving this letter. A $14.63 gift per month from everyone for thirty-six months would pay for this whole project, debt free. When you factor in that millions of people watch my program daily, this becomes nothing. All things are possible with God (Mark 9:23).

I ask you to simply pray about this and do whatever the Lord leads you to do. I would remind you that I am in the process of making a decision on how to approach this project. It’s important to me that you let me know in the next month or two what the Lord is leading you to do. I must decide whether to build just one building or both of these buildings simultaneously. I will have to give direction to my builder by January 1.

On July 28, I broadcast, via the internet, a special video message talking about our progress on the development of The Sanctuary project thus far and the steps we will be taking in the near future. Please take the time to go to our website to listen to this message, and then watch the virtual tour. I know it will bless and encourage you.

Decisions do determine destiny, but those decisions must be based on the truth of the Word. It was the Word of God that changed my life, and it will change your life as well. To help you, I have spent years developing a study of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). It became the first edition of what we call the Life for Today Study Bible and Commentary.

In this Life for Today Study Bible: The Gospels Edition, I have arranged the four Gospels in parallel and chronological order. It makes it very easy to compare what each of the Gospels say about specific events in the life of Jesus. In addition, I also recorded an audio verse-by-verse teaching to accompany it. Previously this was only available through partnership, but it is now available as a standalone resource.

It includes the Life for Today Study Bible and Commentary: The Gospels Edition and over fifty-five hours of verse-by-verse teaching and commentary loaded onto one simple USB card as MP3 audio. In the old CD format, it required over seventy CDs. This study Bible and audio teaching together is valued at $600, but I am offering it for a gift of $155 or more.

I also encourage you to order our Destiny Stories DVD for a gift of $15 or more even if you do not become a Foundation Builder. Each story will encourage you to make the decision that will move you toward your own destiny.

The Lord has awesome things planned for your life. Regardless of what things look like now, your positive decisions can change everything.

You can access more information and many resources through this link:
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this book opens the door to new hope and a new lifestyle with God as the “best friend”

you-are-gods-best-osborneYOU ARE GOD’S BEST by T.L. Osborn

This classic on human value is an inspiring guide to the discovery of self-dignity in God’s redemptive plan. It features topics such as: What God Thinks of You, Unlock the Gold Mine, Start Your Miracle, Redeemed from Inferiority and much more. You Are God’s Best exposes the demeaning influences of negative religious tradition and opens the door to new hope and a new lifestyle with God as the “best friend.”

God’s Value System

God wants you to discover the essential fact that every human person is created by Him, for

His lifestyle, to fulfill His purpose on this earth—and every person includes you.

To discover that principle puts your own life into perspective. It gives dignity, purpose and

value to living.

The greatest possible achievement in life is to be the terrific person God created you to be.

When God Lives in You

The most powerful concept you can hold is that God is in you. Your life is the very breath of God.

God’s life in you means His love is in you, limitless, healing, lifting, blessing you and others

through you.

The Bible says: Whatever you sow, you shall reap. Gal.6:7

* Whatever you plant, you will harvest.

* When you sow love and kindness, that is what you reap.

* If you sow judgment and condemnation, you will be judged and condemned by people.

* If you are merciful, you will reap mercy. Mat.5:7

This principle has lifted everyone who ever discovered it. It is God’s value system.

Jesus said, Give and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over, shall others give to you. Lu.6:38

Jesus’ rule was: All things that you want people to do to you, do those things to them. Mat.7:12

Plant kindness in people and you will reap kindness. Heal people by planting seeds of love and you will reap healing love from others.

You are the master of your own harvest. Learn this greatest principle of life. Just plant in others the kind of seed you want to reap, and God will fulfill your greatest dreams.

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 10

Showing What We Are Jesus showed us God by what happened to people who came in contact with Him. We show what God is like in our lives by what happens to people who come in contact with us.

The greatest tragedy in your life would be for you to live and die and never come out of yourself—to never realize the possibilities hidden within you.

Discover this principle and resolve that such shall never be the case in your life.

The greatest triumph in life is to discover yourself in Christ, to discover the rich, full happy life

He created you for, then to develop that unlimited life by sowing it in others and reaping God’s abundant lifestyle of total peace, happiness, success and fulfillment.

Grasp God’s viewpoint. Yield to His full development. Believe in the full potential of God at work in you.

2 INTRODUCTION (From LaDonna C. Osborn)

God’s Plan For You Is Good

My father has written this book to help you discover that YOU ARE GOD’S BEST.

There is a sense of destiny in your life because you are God’s idea, His dream. This book will help you discover your roots in God, the value He places on you, the limitless potential within you, the vital principles of peace, prosperity, success and fulfillment. This book is based on the Good News of the Bible. God’s plan for you is all GOOD. He is not mad at you. He loves you like you are and has already paid for every wrong you ever committed. Knowing that God invested so much to create humanity, then paid such a price to redeem each human being, we realize how much He values each person. Through this book, my father will help you to make the greatest discovery you can ever make—your identity with God. — LaDonna C. Osborn

3 What You Talk Is What You Produce

Whether your words are positive or negative, they are seeds. They will produce. Whatever you sow you will personally reap. It is impossible to negate that law.

The New Confession

I am created in God’s likeness. I am somebody important in God’s eyes. He believes in me. He loves me and needs me. I am part of His plan. God loves me as much as He loves anyone else.

It is God who caused me to write this book for you, so you can discover that YOU ARE GOD’S BEST.

Start Your Miracle

THE BASIC PRINCIPLE to be discovered in this book is so powerful that it will actually start the miracle you need in life. God’s power will begin working in you as you go through the pages. You will discover this great principle if you are alert to it in your heart. You can grasp any principle you are ready for. The seeds that will be planted in you through this book will produce God’s best in your life. They will work like a miracle. Order your copy today.

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 4

Destiny Is Now at Work in You

Why were you chosen for this information which has lifted tens of thousands of people around the world? It is God’s way of saying:

“I love you. I created my best when I created you.

I paid a price for you and you are worth all I ever paid for you. I have destined my best for you.”

God is first class all the way. He created you unique. You are exceptional, one of a kind.

Discovering Dignity

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn.3:16

All that is required of us to receive total justification before God, is that we simply believe with all of our hearts that Jesus Christ died in our place, and respond to such love by willingly confessing to others what we believe. Rom.10:9-10

Once we comprehend this and respond, an in-credible miracle takes place:

God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us. 2Cor.5:21LB

Jesus Christ became the way back to God for you and for me. Through His sacrifice, He removed forever the condemnation of our sins and dissolved the bar-rier between us and God, so that we are now wel-

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 5

Come to return to His presence where we can once again share His lifestyle. Hebrews.10:18-22

We have been restored to the dignity and righteousness of God for which He originally created us. We have been justified

—as though we had never turned away from Him and had never sinned. When this miracle has come to pass, we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, and we must never again condemn, discredit or slander what God has paid so much to redeem and to justify.

Who You re in Christ

Six facts of the new Christ life:

God is what He says He is. I am what He says I am. God has what He says He has. I have what He says I have. God will do what He says He will do. I can do what He says I can do.

Start Your Own Miracle Now

I believe words are seeds. They have the ability to produce what they say. They are energizers. I believe that God’s words are energized by His own divine, miracle working life. He created the world by the power of His word, and the Bible says, the word of the Lord endures forever. 1Peter.1:25

His word is as powerful today as it ever was.

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 6

That is why we believe and teach the powerful and positive Gospel of Jesus Christ. Teaching about being created in God’s image, about His original design and plan for each human being, about His love for us even though we had sinned, about the price Jesus Christ paid to redeem us to God, about how to believe the Gospel and to accept Jesus as Savior, about God putting everyone here for a purpose so special that no one else on earth can do what they are here to do. Word-seeds have power. There is a remarkable statement about the power of Jesus’ words.

As he was teaching, the power of the Lord was there to heal the people. Luke.5:17

I urge you to personally accept the fact that you are a special creation of God and begin believing that by cooperating with God, you can discover new life through believing on Jesus Christ and through accepting Him by faith.

Love Proved Your Value

IT IS WONDERFUL when you get God’s view-point, His attitude about you and your life.

So now we have been made right in God’s sight be-cause of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be. We are able to hold our heads high, for we know how dearly God loves us.

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Introducing you to a new lifestyle: Living in God’s Best!

20170204_105031Living in God’s Best: Change your address and live in God’s best!
Divine health and prosperity are better than divine healing and provision. If you can’t see the difference between the two, then maybe you’re only visiting God’s best instead of truly living in it.

Many Christians live in a place where it’s just a matter of time before there’s a crisis in their lives and they need a miracle. Miracles are great when you need one, but you weren’t meant to continually get by on them. God wants to change where you live. Let Andrew show you how to live in God’s best today!

LIVING in God’s Best by Andrew Wommack
Don’t Settle for Less
I have been meditating on this teaching for several years now, and I believe the Lord wants me to share it in a much bigger way than I have before. It’s about living in God’s best.

The Lord has really impressed on me that the main reason we aren’t living in His best is because we are willing to settle for less. Sometimes we are influenced more by the world than by God’s Word. We have been “dumbed down” to accept far less than what God has provided. As long as we can live with less than God’s best, we will.

If you’re not experiencing His best, you have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired. You have to have a holy dissatisfaction with mediocrity before you can experience all that God has for you. It doesn’t happen accidentally or automatically. If you don’t aggressively pursue it, you won’t get it.

Everything in our fallen world naturally goes from good to bad. Things don’t get better without effort. We have to seek to find, knock to get the door opened, and ask before we receive (Matt. 7:7). We must raise our sights and aim higher. Most people are shooting at nothing and hitting it every time.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The New International Version says His thoughts “give you hope and a future.”

When the Lord spoke to Jeremiah to write these words, Israel was devastated. The city
of Jerusalem had been destroyed, and many people had been taken captive to Babylon.
Thoughts of peace were probably the last thing on their minds.

But Jeremiah went on to say in verses 12-13,

Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will
hearken unto you. [13] And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall
search for me with all your heart.

I’ve had people tell me they prayed and believed God, but nothing happened. These scriptures in Jeremiah promise otherwise. The key is, you have to seek with ALL your heart. That’s the missing element. You have to reach a point where you won’t live with anything less than God’s best.

This attitude is missing in the lives of far too many Christians. The bar of expectation has been lowered in regards to healing, finances, and more. I am not trying to condemn anyone. We have all been raised in and influenced by an ungodly culture. And nobody learns how to receive God’s best overnight. It’s a process, but we need to begin moving in that direction. I haven’t arrived there either, but I have left and am on my way.

I have told this story before, but it is such a good illustration that I want to share it again. A man asked for prayer in one of my meetings and told me about a terrible pain in his neck, in addition to a long list of other problems: his sciatic nerve causing leg and foot pain, neuropathy, and on and on.

Then he said, “But if God could just heal the pain in my neck, I could live with the rest.” I said, “Well, I understand. If we asked God to heal all of those things at once, the lights in heaven might dim. I’m not sure God could pull that off.”

The guy just looked at me for a minute and then replied, “That was pretty stupid, wasn’t it?” And I agreed. You see, we don’t have to settle for less than complete healing–God’s best. Like this man, it’s that attitude that keeps people from receiving their healings.

Christians should be walking in supernatural healing and financial prosperity. Many, however, are just as sick and broke as their unsaved neighbors. You will never receive God’s best until you become completely dissatisfied with second best–dissatisfied with mediocrity.

One of these days, we are all going to stand before God. And when we do, we will know all things even as we are known (1 Cor. 13:12). In an instant, we are going to know what we could have had while on this earth. We will understand that the same power that raised Christ from the dead was present within us all along (Eph. 1:18-20).

Unless you’re willing to stand and fight the fight of faith, you will be overcome by this world. If you don’t stir yourself up, you will settle to the bottom. The world isn’t going to encourage you toward God’s best, and most Christians aren’t either.

We have to recognize that it’s all about receiving what God has already done and not about getting God to do something He has yet to do. We don’t need God to heal us; by His stripes, we were healed (1 Pet. 2:24). That miraculous healing power is already in us. We don’t need God to move; we need to believe what He has already done and then learn how to receive it.

I want to encourage you to live in God’s best. I’ve written a new book filled with truths that can change the results you’re seeing in your life. For information on how to get your copy, go to http://www.LivingInGodsBest.com.

Also, if you’re interested in getting a hold of the accompanying CD or DVD teaching, visit one of the links in this email or call our Helpline: 719-635-1111.

Get ready to live in God’s best!

God bless you,

Andrew & Jamie

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a healed testimony: Debbie Fortnum

healed-debbie-fortnum“Debbie’s music speaks to matters of the heart. Her candor is refreshing. She creates an atmosphere where people want to surrender themselves and hear from Christ. And they do!”
“Debbie is a Wife, a Mother-of-Three, Women’s Speaker, Award-Winning Recording Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Worship Pastor, and Pianist. She weaves her spoken messages, testimony, stories and worshipful, encouraging music into a well-received gift of real – and Biblical — refreshment to audiences of all ages and stages.”

“After a miraculous healing, Debbie began her public ministry as a young 13-year-old, where she became the full time pianist at her father’s C&MA Church in Oregon, USA.” (Above quoted from various online sources)

Here is a testimony about her musical gift:

(quoted from her blog)
“When I was just 5 years old, I began to play the piano without ever being taught. It was pretty sudden … and surprising. I couldn’t understand why I suddenly understood how all of those 88 piano keys “worked together” so beautifully, but it was as clear to me as the blazing sun! But the timing of it was wonderfully suspicious. Just two weeks after I said “YES!” to Jesus, I realized that I could play the piano, by ear. It became obvious to me and my parents that something got downloaded into my five-year-old self that represented a gift, and a calling. But the music my fingers produced never came from black notes on a page. Music came out of my heart. In fact, there were times when I thought only half the gift got downloaded, and the other half was still floating around in spiritual cyber-space. I still can barely read a note, and greatly struggle with memory, learning disabilities and other issues! God certainly has a sense of humour, because during the past 9 albums — four of them instrumental piano CDs — that were recorded, not a single sheet of music containing any of those confusing little black notes were even to be seen in the recording studio!”

Concerning her miraculous healing, she said, “The call of the Lord upon my life began when I was nine years old. I felt a specific call to ministry. At that time, I had been struck with a debilitating disease that ransacked me for three years. They still have not been able to diagnose the disease. They think it was a strain of polio,” the singer recalls.
Fortnum continues, “I couldn’t do much except sit down at the piano and play. I just began to develop this incredible love relationship with the Lord. I would play, read and sing scripture. The songs began to pour out of me and it was within the context of pain. I started when I was nine and then when I was twelve God miraculously healed me. I believe the Lord used that experience to reroute me. He wanted me in music and ministry.” (Quoted from an article published at http://www.growthtrac.com/debbie-fortnum/ On “several hundred women gathered at Sagemont Church in Houston Texas to listen to Debbie Fortnum the keynote speaker for Ladies Night Out a quarterly women’s conference.”)

Here is a song from her based on Bible verses:
DEBBIE FORTNUM — “I Know The Plans” Jer. 29:11
Words and Music by Debbie Fortnum

I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord

I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord

I have great plans to prosper you,
declares the Lord

I have great plans to prosper you,
declares the Lord
To give you a hope, to give you a future,
says the Lord

To give you a hope, to give you a future,
says the Lord

And not to harm you

No I will never harm you

I want to show you all of My miracles

And I want to know you and
I want you to know Me

I want to show you
in the years ahead together

The beauty of My plans,
you’re in very capable hands

I know the plans I have for you

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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I Know The Plans

January 1, 2000

Divine Healing Technician Training – Curry Blake

curry-blake-dht-testDivine Healing Technician Training – Curry Blake
January 19, 2017 – January 21, 2017

The DHT is the culmination of over six decades of Biblical research, practical hands-on application, and tens of thousands of hours of study by John G. Lake and Curry R. Blake.

“The Teaching That Birthed the Legend is Now Raising an Army”

This series is the 3-Day Seminar taught by Curry Blake on Divine Healing around the country and internationally. We recommend you begin with this teaching.

Thursday: 9am-12pm (2 hour Lunch break) 2pm-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm (2 hour Lunch break) 2pm-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm (2 hour Lunch break) 2pm-5pm and Healing Service 7pm

To Register for this event Click Here

Organizer

JGLM Headquarters
Phone:
469-209-0946
Email:
contact@jglm.org
Website:
JGLM.org

Venue

Dominion Life Church
1104 Summit Ave. Suite 102
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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Phone:
469-209-0946
Website:
dliac.org

In 1997 Rev. Blake was given a copy of a manual used by Dr. Lake to train his Divine Healing Technicians (DHT’s). Since that time Bro. Curry has been traveling and training Christians in how to minister healing to the sick. Thousands of DHT’s have been trained around the U.S. and the world. Over 30,000 healings per month are being reported by these average men and women of God. Every type of disease has been healed and several dead have been raised.

Here are links to some of his teaching:
Divine Healing Technician Training, Tape 1/2/3/4 John G Lake Ministries
https://youtu.be/LJrM_b573bE
Divine Healing Technician Training, Tape 5/6/7 John G Lake Ministries
https://youtu.be/IR60h7eqWbM
Divine Healing Technician Training, Tape 8/9/10 John G Lake Ministries
https://youtu.be/iXWou5J77rQ

VISIT THE WEB SITE OF Divine Healing
Technician Training Course
http://www.divinerevelations.info/documents/healing/jgl/jgl_ministries.htm
THE WEB SITE OF JOHN G LAKE MINISTRIES
http://www.jglm.org/

healed of 4th stage cancer: by the Words of God

2016-12-20-08-43-36The Mullins Family Story. When the Mullins’ 17-month-old son was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, their lives were turned upside down. See how God’s word transformed the Mullins’ lives. (Excerpts quoted from the original website)

Andrew Mullins
– Amazed By Grace –
Mike and Aster Mullins live with their family in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland, the home of the famous hymn, Amazing Grace. In September of 2009, they welcomed their fourth son into the world. Their new baby, Andrew, was the Mullins’ fifth child, and from the beginning, Aster considered him her victory baby.

In December 2010, Mike and Aster noticed something was bothering Andrew…

On February 25, 2011 the Mullins were told that Andrew had a very aggressive form of cancer called, High Risk Neuroblastoma. He was already at stage four and had a tumor measuring 7cm x 8cm x 21cm. Andrew was just 17 months old.

The Mullins, stunned by the news, found their lives turned upside down…Bone marrow tests and further, more invasive, scanning of Andrew’s body revealed that he had over 90% cancer in his bone marrow, and that the disease was in every bone of his body apart from his hands and his feet.

As they turned to the God they knew for help, they began to pray and plead for healing. In an effort to mobilize as many people as possible to pray for his son, Mike immediately set up a Facebook page for Andrew. The page brought nearly 5000 people together to “storm heavens gates” on Andrew’s behalf. Their battle raged…

Among the mail the family received after Grace’s birth, was a parcel which included Andrew Wommack’s teaching series, God Wants You Well. “The title, funny enough, really didn’t do it for me at all. At the time I was so raw, I thought, yeah right, what do I have to do for that?” recalled Aster. She and Mike put the teaching on a shelf—literally—for months.

…but after nearly six months of rigorous cancer treatment, and thousands of prayers and prayer meetings, Andrew’s progress was slower than expected, …they thought. “Do I have to beg God to have mercy on my child? Do I, as a human being, have more compassion than God does,” Mike wondered. Their prayer life changed at that point, from prayers begging God to help, to prayers asking God to teach them to pray.

Both Aster and Mike were exhausted…Mike, as tired and frustrated as he was, didn’t want to be in survival mode, he wanted to be in more-than-a-conqueror-mode. He also wanted to know what the Bible had to say about healing. It was at this low point, …that they finally listened to the first disk of the God Wants You Well series. Something in the message resonated deep within their hearts. “Wow, water to my parched, parched, dried out soul,” Aster declared.

“Although we had never heard this before, it was as if we had,” said Mike with regard to Andrew’s teaching. As the two listened and re-listened to the series they became convinced that it is always God’s will to heal and that He did want their son well. “We don’t have to storm Heaven’s gates, God is not the oppressor, nor was He using Andrew’s sickness to teach us a lesson,” realized Mike. They continued downloading and listening to Andrew’s teaching, and they were transformed by rightly discerning the Word of God.

God used Andrew’s teaching to point the Mullins back to His Word where they found promises to stand on for their son’s healing. “We found promises in the Word of God, such as in the book of Proverbs (15:30) where it says good news brings health to your bones.” said Mike.

After their eyes were opened to the Truth, they went to their son, and laid their hands on him with confident expectation. “We put our hands on his thigh bones and his pelvis and we said, ‘Bones, we’ve got good news for you, By His stripes you were healed (1 Peter 2:24). And in faith, with a total conviction in my heart, we spoke that Bible verse standing on the Word of God,” said Aster.

After their prayer, Andrew was tested to see if he had made any progress. To the hospital staff’s surprise, he had. The Mullins’ consultant called and she said, “I don’t know how to tell you this, but everything regarding Andrew is up in the air.” To which Mike inquired, “Is it up in the air good or up in the air bad? She said, “It’s up in the air good. Every one of Andrew’s bones are completely clean of cancer… We really didn’t expect this.”

While the news was unexpected by the doctors, it wasn’t a surprise to the Mullins. “We had learned how to pray with authority, and it worked,” said Mike.

Andrew still had active cancer near his spine, and due to its location, it was inoperable. As Andrew went in for continued treatment, Aster asked the Lord for something more. After the victory in Andrew’s bones, she felt they were finished using scriptures about bones—she asked the Lord for another weapon.

Faithful as always, the Lord showed Aster the story of Ehud (Judges 3:12-25). Through this passage, Aster saw her weapon revealed; …After treatment, when Andrew was tested again for cancer, and for any damage caused by the treatment, his results came back perfect; there was no sign of cancer or damage to any of his organs. His eyesight, hearing, heart, lungs and both kidneys were perfect.

The Mullins chose to believe what they had learned from Andrew Wommack, the truth about God—that it is always His will to heal—always…

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Andrew Wommack Discussed the 2016 Presidential Election

andrew-wommack-cbc(quoted) James Robison recently discussed the 2016 Presidential election with evangelist Andrew Wommack:

James Robison: Andrew, your leadership role is greater now than it’s ever been. I really appreciated you sharing on your television program your wise and legitimate concern not only for our nation, but for freedom. Why do you feel so compelled to try to impress upon Christians the importance of this particular time and election?

Andrew Wommack: I think if Christians would have been vocal a long time ago, we wouldn’t even be in this situation. This situation is not just a Democrat or Republican issue; it’s an issue that has been brooding for a generation at least of the church being silent. I felt impressed that as a leader in the body of Christ I must encourage Christians to get out and vote. Then we also highlighted some of the issues. For example, I think whether you like the candidate or not, there are important issues such as the Supreme Court. We’re going to establish the Supreme Court for the next generation whether it’s liberal or whether it’s conservative. Issues about Israel — pro-Israel or against it. All of the issues regarding ISIS and people coming into our borders. We are really fighting for our nation. This is a pivotal election.

Robison: The differences in the two platforms are distinct. This is the most conservative platform one party has ever put forth, and the most liberal, anti-God ever put forth by the other. The right to life, Supreme Court, attack on freedom of religion, the whole tendency to teach people to depend on the federal government like it’s another Pharaoh and they can’t make it without him — that totally flies in the face of everything biblical and everything that has proven catastrophic historically.

Wommack: After those programs aired, the Trump campaign contacted me because we pointed out the exact things you are saying. They wanted me to endorse Donald Trump and I told them, “Look, it’s not that I am endorsing this person and all he does. I am endorsing the policies that he has vocally stood for. In my way of thinking there is no other stance that a Christian can take. Just like you’re saying one platform is anti-God, and the other one, at least the platform, has conservative values. We are all disappointed in the way politicians say one thing and do another, but you certainly don’t want to go with someone who is promising they are going to do everything against the Christian community.

We need to get to where we don’t let our personal offenses at some things overshadow the issues. The issues are critical and they are daylight and dark different between the Democrat and Republican parties.

Robison: I think the real issue is whether or not the church is going to behave like a healthy body of Christ, submitted to the head, rightly connected to one another, and whether or not we’re going to look like the family of the perfect Father that the fatherless world desperately needs to see.

One of the things that Christians tend to say is, “Your way of saying you are wrong needs to be said according to our dictates, our impression or our spiritual knowledge.” David really wept, broken and contrite, but he didn’t do it until Nathan pointed his finger in his face. It took a long time for him to get around to the contrition that in our eyes is so appropriate. But we don’t see that in Simon Peter after he denied Jesus three items. I don’t see him saying, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.” He said, “You know …” Of course we sense in that brokenness. And then he had an encounter with God and was the keynote speaker at Pentecost. I don’t think many church leaders today would have approved Simon Peter for the keynote address at Pentecost right after his denial.

Wommack: It’s not just a personality issue. You’ve got to look at the issues. The issues the Republicans are standing for line up with scripture, and the issues the Democrats are for are not according to scripture. I am not voting for a pastor in chief, I’m voting for a commander in chief. Trump has taken a strong stand against ISIS, and I believe his point that ISIS wouldn’t have existed without Hillary’s help. I believe that’s all true. I’m having to vote the issues, not a personality.

Robison: We don’t seem to realize there is more to it than personalities. For me, I won’t let up speaking the truth to whoever is elected. I am going to keep holding up the standard of God to all of them and I’m going to say to all of America, we’ve got to quit supporting these things that are absolutely certain to bring judgment and destruction on the people that support deception and the murder of the innocent, the casting aside of marriage, family and human sexuality. How can the church even be arguing among themselves when the issues are so serious?

Wommack: You would have thought after they brought up the videos that showed babies having their skulls cut open and their brains harvested to sell would have caused such an uproar that anyone who supported that would not be able to run for president, yet Hillary has supported that and we’ve got to take a stand against it.

Robison: The real key is whether we as Christians, and especially Christian leaders and pastors, are going to stop judging one another’s actions when we don’t even know all of the details. Just like one of the candidates said, “I would like to have wise spiritual counsel from leaders who are not agreeing to endorse me, but who will tell me the truth.” It looks like you would not be criticizing those people who said, “We want to go in and speak the truth as much as possible.” I’ve been talking to Mr. Trump head on and sowing faithfully the truth of God’s Word. I am sowing seed and trusting God that His Word won’t return void. Yet it seems like people who are praying with him and for him are being accused of supporting the wrong person while we’re doing nothing but proclaiming the truth. How do you feel about that?

Wommack: The same thing has happened to me and people have criticized me about it. I fought in Vietnam and there were people that behind the scenes I didn’t agree with on much of anything. Many of them had views that were completely opposite mine, but when we were in battle, we stood next to each other and fought together. I learned you do not have to like a person to be able to endorse them and stand with them when they are fighting evil. That’s what we’ve got to do in this election.

quoted from:  The Stream Published on October 25, 2016 at : https://stream.org/james-robison-andrew-wommack-discuss-2016-presidential-election/

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Andrew Wommack in Asia

This is for those who are in Asia. Andrew Wommack’s forthcoming events in Asia:
screenshot-2016-09-09-10-53-16Jakarta Indonesia Gospel Truth Seminar
Jakarta, Indonesia October 22 – October 24

Jakarta City Blessing
Jakarta, Indonesia October 23

Hong Kong Gospel Truth Seminar
Hong Kong, Hong Kong October 29

Hong Kong Gospel Truth Seminar
We invite you to join us October 29, 2016 for a powerful time of teaching as Andrew shares the Word of God. Andrew’s profound revelation of the Word is taught with clarity, simplicity, and a special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith.The seminar is free; come and be blessed! Bring your family and friends. Andrew’s ministry of the Word will change you, encourage you, and set you free. Many will be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and healed. You’ll be glad you were there!

Seminar Details

For more information contact: www.cbchk.hk
awmhkconference@gmail.com
852 5469 5788

City Church International
Hong Kong, Hong Kong October 30

Meeting Details: Pastor Rob Rufus
For more information:
Website: ccihk.com
Phone number: +852 6735 9076
Email: ryanrufus@gmail.com

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Live your life inside out

God's workmanshipI am beautiful. God has a plan for me that no one else on earth can do as well as I can. He believes in me and He trusts me. I am a member of royalty. No one can ever stop God and me together. We are people lifters.
This is the message today.

You are somebody. You are loved and you are important. God believes in you. You are His workmanship. Wonderfully designed and made by His loving hands. You are part of his best plan. You are unique.

Say this and think this, pray this and sing this until you actually believe just as God does. When you do, you will be dynamite.

You can confidently say this because God has paid a great price for you. A priceless price with His beloved Son, Jesus.

He would not pay for a nobody. You are worth what Jesus has paid for you.

Think of the great price you are worth.

Because you look now at the worth God has for you, you no longer want to destroy or cheapen yourself.

Realize you are representing God. You are His royal ambassador. Your outlook takes on new meaning and worth. You can value and lift others just as God has lifted you.

Say this: I am here on God’s behalf. God works in me and through me. I am made for God to live in and through.

Because God lives inside you and works inside you, you look inside and see the you as God has designed and worked. Live your life inside out.

positively healed!

God’s Best is always the Best. Can we become His best? Someone brought back this little book from USA. When I searched online I found a pdf excerpted book. The principles are simple and clear. I recommend for everyone who likes to know more about what it means to be God’s Best for yourself and your loved ones.

Here are some pages from the excerpts:
INTRODUCTION
God’s Plan For You Is All Good
My father has written this book to help you discover that YOU ARE GOD’S BEST. There is a sense of destiny in your life because you are God’s idea, His dream.
This book will help you discover your roots in God, the value He places on you, the limitless potential within you, the vital principles of peace, prosperity, success and fulfillment.
This book is based on the Good News of the Bible. God’s plan for you is all GOOD. He is not mad at you. He loves you like you are and has already paid for every wrong you ever committed.
Knowing that God invested so much to create humanity, then paid such a price to redeem each human being, we realize how much He values each person.
Through this book, my father will help you to make the greatest discovery you can ever make—your identity with God. — LaDonna C. Osborn

YOU ARE GOD’S BEST
What You Talk Is What You Produce Whether your words are positive or negative, they are seeds. They will produce. Whatever you sow you will personally reap. It is impossible to negate that law.
The New Confession
I am created in God’s likeness. I am somebody important in God’s eyes. He believes in me. He loves me and needs me. I am part of His plan.
God loves me as much as He loves anyone else. It is God who caused me to write this book for you, so you can discover that YOU ARE GOD’S BEST.
Start Your Miracle
THE BASIC PRINCIPLE to be discovered in this book is so powerful that it will actually start the miracle you need in life. God’s power will begin working in you as you go through the pages. You will discover this great principle if you are alert to it in your heart.
You can grasp any principle you are ready for. The seeds that will be planted in you through this book will produce God’s best in your life. They will work like a miracle.
Destiny Is Now at Work in You
Why were you chosen for this information which has lifted tens of thousands of people around the world? It is God’s way of saying: “I love you. I created my best when I created you. I paid a price for you and you are worth all I ever paid for you. I have destined my best for you.”
God is first class all the way. He created you unique. You are exceptional, one of a kind.
Discovering Dignity
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn.3:16
All that is required of us to receive total justification before God, is that we simply believe with all of our hearts that Jesus Christ died in our place, and respond to such love by willingly confessing to others what we believe. Rom.10:9-10
Once we comprehend this and respond, an incredible miracle takes place: God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us. 2Cor.5:21LB
Jesus Christ became the way back to God for you and for me. Through His sacrifice, He removed forever the condemnation of our sins and dissolved the barrier between us and God, so that we are now welcome to return to His presence where we can once again share His lifestyle. He.10:18-22 We have been restored to the dignity and righteousness of God for which He originally created us. We have been justified—as though we had never turned away from Him and had never sinned. When this miracle has come to pass, we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, and we must never again condemn, discredit or slander what God has paid so much to redeem and to justify.
Who You Are in Christ
Six facts of the new Christ life:
1.God is what He says He is.
2.I am what He says I am.
3.God has what He says He has.
4.I have what He says I have.
5.God will do what He says He will do.
6.I can do what He says I can do.
Start Your Own Miracle Now
Say: “I accept the value that God has put on me.”
Valued in God’s Plan
Jesus welcomes you and loves you, like you are. Let God become, in and through you, all that He is. Learn to say: It was love’s idea to not let me die in my sins. Jesus proved how much God values me. He paid for me by giving His life in my place. I am worth what God paid for me. I shall never again condemn what God has paid so much to redeem. I shall never put down what cost God so much to raise up. God planned that whatever could be said about Him, could be said about you.
God’s Value System
God wants you to discover the essential fact that every human person is created by Him, for His lifestyle, to fulfill His purpose on this earth— and every person includes you.
To discover that principle puts your own life into perspective. It gives dignity, purpose and value to living. The greatest possible achievement in life is to be the terrific person God created you to be.
Here are seven statements about you which I hope you will engrave in your mind, by rehearing them until they become a part of you:
1. I am created in God’s likeness.
2. I am unique-one of a kind.
3. I am of infinite value-to God and to others.
4. I am loved, in spite of my faults.
5. I am redeemed and accepted by the Lord.
6. I am empowered for His divine service to others.
7. I am commissioned as an ambassador in his royal kingdom.
you are God's best contents

http://www.ekklesia.lt/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/YOU-ARE-GODS-BEST.pdf (excerpts book)
http://www.christianbook.com/are-gods-best-classic-human-value/t-l-osborn/9780879431341/pd/431341 (buy the complete book here)
Editorial Reviews from Amazon (excerpts)
The ministries of T. L. and Daisy Osborn have made an unprecedented impact on the world in our time. They are valued among the great soul winners of this century. Their life commitment: To express and to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ to people throughout the world.
Their guiding principle: the top priority of the church is the evangelization of the world. The Osborns have conducted mass crusades in over 70 nations, preaching to audiences ranging from 20,000 to 250,000 nightly and more.
The Osborns have probably reached and led more unreached souls to Jesus Christ in non-Christian lands, and may have witnessed more great healing miracles, than any other couple who has ever yet lived. Their team efforts in world evangelism are truly pace-setting as they proclaim the good news to the world: that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8).

a healed and well body

blossom like a roseA human is a three-in-one: body, soul (mind and emotion) and spirit. Today we read and ponder about how our body can be well and healthy.

1 Corinthians 6:15 Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is part of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never!

1 Corinthians 6:16 And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.”

1 Corinthians 6:18 Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,

1 Corinthians 6:20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 7:4 The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.

1 Corinthians 7:34 His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit. But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband.

1 Corinthians 9:27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 10:16 When we bless the cup at the Lord’s Table, aren’t we sharing in the blood of Christ? And when we break the bread, aren’t we sharing in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:17 And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body.

1 Corinthians 11:24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

1 Corinthians 11:27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.

1 Corinthians 12:12 [ One Body with Many Parts ] The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.

1 Corinthians 12:15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body?

1 Corinthians 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

1 Corinthians 12:19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part!

1 Corinthians 12:20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

1 Corinthians 12:22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.

1 Corinthians 12:24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.

1 Corinthians 12:27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 13:3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

1 Corinthians 15:35 [ The Resurrection Body ] But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?”

1 Corinthians 15:38 Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.

1 Corinthians 15:46 What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later.

Isaiah 35New Living Translation (NLT)

Hope for Restoration
Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers
and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.
There the Lord will display his glory,
the splendor of our God.
3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
4 Say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you.”
5 And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind
and unplug the ears of the deaf.
6 The lame will leap like a deer,
and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!
Springs will gush forth in the wilderness,
and streams will water the wasteland.
7 The parched ground will become a pool,
and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.
Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish
where desert jackals once lived.
8 And a great road will go through that once deserted land.
It will be named the Highway of Holiness.
Evil-minded people will never travel on it.
It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways;
fools will never walk there.
9 Lions will not lurk along its course,
nor any other ferocious beasts.
There will be no other dangers.
Only the redeemed will walk on it.
10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
They will enter Jerusalem[a] singing,
crowned with everlasting joy.
Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
and they will be filled with joy and gladness.
Footnotes:

35:10 Hebrew Zion.

Prayer benefits: longer life, less illness, faster recovery!

praying_hands_bibleA belief in God may make people healthier and happier, according to new studies. “Studies have shown prayer can prevent people from getting sick — and when they do get sick, prayer can help them get better faster,” This is the scientific finding of Harold G. Koenig who is a psychiatrist on the faculty of Duke University. His ideas have been covered in Newsweek and other news media with regard to religion, spirituality and health, a focus of some of his research and clinical practice. Dr. Koenig says a striking study published in the Southern Medical Journal demonstrated that prayer has a remarkable effect on patients with hearing and visual deficiencies.

Koenig has published over 280 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, scholarly professional journal articles and 60 chapters in professional books.In a cooperation with Raphael M. Bonelli from Sigmund Freud University Vienna he undertook the first systematic evidence based analysis on the connection between mental disorders and religion. The researchers conclude that there is good evidence that religious involvement is correlated with better mental health in the areas of depression, substance abuse, and suicide; some evidence in Stress-related disorders and dementia. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on this topic.

An exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies “indicates people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health,” Dr. Koenig says. “And out of 125 studies that looked at the link between health and regular worship, 85 showed regular churchgoers live longer. After prayer sessions, “They showed significant improvements based on audio and visual tests,” Dr. Koenig said.

His studies have shown positive correlation in people practicing community faith and religious commitment, and better coping in lives: better stress management, more hope, more optimistic, less depression, less anxiety, and they commit suicide less often. “They have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and probably better cardiovascular functioning.”

The analysis of more than 1,500 medical studies showed that “people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health,” Koenig said. The results come from a study published in the Southern Medical Journal.

“And out of 125 studies that looked at the link between health and regular worship, 85 showed regular churchgoers live longer,” said Koenig, director of Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health.”

Researcher and writer Tom Knox agreed with the findings. Knox was an atheist who became a Christian after studying faith and medicine.

The proof of the power of prayer is overwhelming, says researcher and writer Tom Knox, a one-time atheist who became a regular worshiper after doing in-depth study of the medical benefits of faith. “What I discovered astonished me,” admits Knox. “Over the past 30 years a growing and largely unnoticed body of scientific work shows religious belief is medically, socially, and psychologically beneficial.”

In 2006, population researchers at the University of Texas discovered that the more often you go to church, the longer you live. “There is a seven-year difference in life expectancy between those who never attend church and those who attend weekly.”

The American Journal of Public Health studied nearly 2,000 older Californians for five years and found that those who attended religious services were 36 percent less likely to die during that period than those who didn’t.

A study of nearly 4,000 older adults for the U.S. Journal of Gerontology revealed that atheists had a significantly increased chance of dying over a six-year period than the faithful.

The American Society of Hypertension established in 2006 that church-goers have lower blood pressure than non-believers.

Scientists have also revealed believers recover from breast cancer quicker than non-believers, have better outcomes from coronary disease and rheumatoid arthritis, and are less likely to have children with meningitis.

Research at San Francisco General Hospital looked at the effect of prayer on 393 cardiac patients. Half were prayed for by strangers who had only the patients’ names. Those patients had fewer complications, fewer cases of pneumonia, and needed less drug treatment, recovered faster and left the hospital earlier.

Concluded Knox: “Atheists can sneer at faith all they like, but they can’t assume science is on their side.”

(Above information are quoted/excerpted from online sources: Wikipedia, http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/1-500-medical-studies-declare-healing-power-of-prayer-undeniable.html
http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Headline/prayer-health-faith-medicine/2015/03/31/id/635623/)

the power of God’s words to heal

God's words heal
God’s words heal

We read God’s words because healing is in His words. Psalm 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.

The greatest fear human has is sickness whether it is acute or prolonged. Is there any cure? How long will it take? This is the number one question today. We seek to find an answer today, reading the Bible with healing and sickness in mind.
I found these word “plague” and “strike” being used in the following passage from Isaiah. My notes are in italics.
The definition of “plague”: ORIGIN late Middle English: Latin plaga ‘stroke, wound,’ probably from Greek (Doric dialect) plaga, from a base meaning ‘strike.’

Bible verses are quoted from New Living Translation (NLT)
First we hear the good news of how not to have “plague” fall on us:
Psalm 91:9-11
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
What to do to stop “plague”from prolonging? Take immediate action to deal with it. 
Psalm 106:29-31
29 They angered the Lord with all these things, so a plague broke out among them.
30 But Phinehas had the courage to interveneand the plague was stopped.
31 So he has been regarded as a righteous man ever since that time.

Here are the four passages from Isaiah which described the word “strike”:
“Strike” comes from the enemies (attack from outside: physical and spiritual)
Isaiah 9:12 The Syrians from the east and the Philistines from the west will bare their fangs and devour Israel. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
“Strike” comes from within (harmful lifestyle: attitude and behavior)
Isaiah 9:17 That is why the Lord takes no pleasure in the young men and shows no mercy even to the widows and orphans. For they are all wicked hypocrites, and they all speak foolishness. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
“Strike” comes from strife and violence
Isaiah 9:21 Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, Ephraim will feed on Manasseh, and both will devour Judah. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
“Strike” comes from bondages and oppressions
Isaiah 10:4 You will stumble along as prisoners or lie among the dead. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.

Here is the good news which was prophesied by Isaiah in the same chapter which I quoted above about the “strike” (including sickness, suffering). The prophecy has been fulfilled.
Isaiah 9 HOPE in the MESSIAH -JESUS
9 Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory.
2 The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine.
3 You will enlarge the nation of Israel,
and its people will rejoice.
They will rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest
and like warriors dividing the plunder.
4 For you will break the yoke of their slavery
and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders.
You will break the oppressor’s rod,
just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.
5 The boots of the warrior
and the uniforms bloodstained by war
will all be burned.
They will be fuel for the fire.
6 For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,[d] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!
HERE IS WHAT JESUS HAS DONE ABOUT SICKNESS AND SINS
Isaiah 53:4-6
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.

The heart matters in healing

heart condition mattersSickness has been a major concern in the history of mankind. Here is a common scene in Biblical time. Lots of people bring their sick relatives and friends for healing by Jesus. Even today many seek healing everywhere. Jesus says sickness actually comes from within a person. Today we continue on this topic by reading at random the example of David, how he became sick when he allowed himself to be controlled by his emotion: anger (against self and against God) and fear (fear of failure; fear of further tragedies; fear of being punished for wrong doings), self-condemnation (self-doubt, low self-esteem), distrust of God (unbelief of God’s goodness), indulgences in sexual and worldly desires and lusts (of the flesh, eyes and pride of life).

Read the whole history of David and you will find more examples of what was inside him that defiled him. Do not think that David’s complaints about his sickness is spiritual. David was a man of flesh even though he sought after God. One thing we can learn from him is he did not give up . He repented, turned back to God and got well again. But he really suffered in body and in soul. He also gave his honest accounts of the causes of his illness and how he finally resorted to spiritual remedies.

1Chronicles 13:11 David was angry (with God) because the Lord’s anger had burst out against Uzzah (the priest who was killed when he violated God’s holy law). David was probably also angry with himself as he did not follow God’s law too when he ordered the moving of the Ark. 13:12 David was now afraid of God, and he asked, “How can I ever bring the Ark back into my care?” He indulged in self-doubt and self-condemnation after the tragedy of the death of a priest in the course of his duty of obeying David’ command to bring the Ark on a bullock cart! David consulted before he decided how to move the Ark. But he consulted the wrong persons. He consulted his officials, including the generals and captains. (13:1) He did not consult the priests. He mixed up flesh with spiritual matters. 14:3 Then David married more wives in Jerusalem. He decided to put aside God’s matters and pursued his own personal enjoyment. This episode is an example of how David lived his life as a carnal king.

The above recorded a historical event in David’s life.

Let us now read some psalms at random and in parts and see what kind of sickness David had suffered in his lifetime, physical and mental (mind and emotion):

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man. 22:14 My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. 15 My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me or dead. Psalm 30:6 When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!” 7 Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then You turned away from me, and I was shattered. Psalm 31:9 My body and soul are withering away. 10 Sin has drained my strength. 13 I have heard the many rumors about me, and I am surrounded by terror. Psalm 32:3 When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Psalm 38:3 Because of Your anger, my whole body is sick; (David first blamed it on God) my health is broken because of my sins. (David soon admitted that his own sins caused the sickness and not God) 4 My guilt overwhelms me-it is a burden too heavy to bear. 5 My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins. 6 I am bent over and racked with pain. All day long I walk around filled with grief. 7 A raging fever burns within me , and my health is broken. 8 I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from my anguished heart. 10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind.

He prayed till His last breath: be healed!

BE HEALEDParenting does not come naturally. Adam and Eve did not do a good job and their eldest son murdered the second son. Adam knew all the right things in sacrifice and Abel learned and obeyed. Cain was taught but did not obey. In the end he chose to be overcome by sin: be jealous and covetous, vented his anger on God and on his brother, be a killer, would rather be banished from God’s presence than to reconcile with God by asking for forgiveness, would rather be condemned than to be saved, would rather walk by flesh rather than walk by the Spirit. Two sons. Abel turned out well and godly. Cain turned out evil. Why? Adam and Eve taught them the same living kills, the same moral principles, the same godly examples. One was the son of God. The other the son of the devil. Adam and Eve could not do anything about the choice made by their son. Why? today’s parents ask the same question too.

Why? I have seen many examples of good and evil living side by side in the same family. I recall the teaching of Jesus about God sowing good seeds for grains. But the devil come at night and sow bad seeds for weeds. On harvest the Lord will send His angels to burn the weeds first and then reap the good harvest of the produce of His good seeds. It means there will always be good and bad outcome in the same family among the siblings born of the same parents. Quite a frightening and sad thought. Is there anything the parents can do about it?

My observation is that often it is the parents who are the bad seeds. The parent(s) set an evil example in disobedience of their own parents. The parent(s) tell lies and says evil things of others. The parent(s) block the child from going to God and His words. The parent(s) choosing to live by flesh and giving all sorts of excuses for their own sins. The parent(s) choose to follow the world and not God’s way. Many more of such examples of parental failure.

Jesus and the apostles have clearly taught that what we sow will be what we reap. Why do Christian parents ignore God’s words? I ask. My conclusion is that they do not really believe in God. The reality of God. The reality of the Holy Spirit. The reality of God’s words. Whenever I offer God’s words to them after listening to their complaints about their children or parents they look impatient and turn their heart away. They do not want a permanent solution by healing the root cause of the sickness. They only want a bandaid. frightening and sad when I see the pattern of Adam and Eve repeating. Cain and Abel appearing. The blessed and the cursed. The innocent one being murdered. The evil one choosing a destiny to be condemned. The worst is that the parent(s) too becomes the condemned as they continue to ignore God’s way.

It is hard to remain silent. I pray for them. But I get older and more tired. I now appreciate how my own mother had prayed for her children, her siblings, her neighbors, her church members too. Was she ever sad? Was she ever tired? What about the early church disciples? Were they ever tired and sad as they prayed? Reading the Scripture we see that the disciples encountered the same problems. They merely pressed on always upward toward the goals that Jesus had called them. Was Jesus Himself ever tired and sad as He knew all about the heart of the ones He prayed for? Did He give up? He prayed until His last breath.