opening the valve and let divine healing flow through

Churches are full of sick people.

No matter how I want to remain positive, I cannot deny the above statement spoken by a teacher in a lesson on healing. But born again Christians are new creation and everything has become new according to 2 Corinthians 5:17! How can this be? As I continue to tend the remains of wound/operation effect below my left eye and at the side of its corner, I too, feel frustrated. How long? In my more ignorant days I would have cried, “how long, Lord?” But now I know better. The problem is not with the Lord. The problem is me.

By divine arrangement I opened the book by Andrew Wommack on Spirit, Soul, and Body and read today. And the answer is clear and simple.

What I feel and see in my body is not what is inside my spirit. I cannot see or feel my spirit. My spirit is perfect because it is born of God’s Spirit. In my spirit I have everything I need already: wisdom, revelation knowledge, healing, good relationship, all provisions and resources to ensure an abundant life on earth in the kingdom of God, just as apostle Paul has confidently stated, I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. But how to get hold of them? Why are they not flowing automatically in my body and the physical aspects of my life?

Here is the explanation: The soul is the valve that blocks all that God has given in Christ in our spirit and prevents the body from receiving them.

spirit, soul, and body: blessings blocked by soul. Released by the Word of God

Blockages in the soul are: wrong thinking –that I had to get God to give me things! I need to think differently –that God has already given me all good things. In truth, no amount of self-efforts can get them.

God’s Word is a mirror! God’s way of healing! I can look into it and see my real self and let it become real in my soul and my body. God’s Word opens the blocked valve by the following actions:

  1. Philemon 6 (KJV) That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
  2. John 1:16 (KJV) And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
  3. Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Conclusion:

A change must take place: I need to start to see that God has already given the good things in Christ for me.

Actions: let the Word of God renew my mind, learn to release from my born-again spirit, discover how to release, let faith work and produce. All these are done by acknowledging (communicating) every good thing in me in Christ Jesus!

In practice: Read God’s words and ask for revelation. Meditate on it. Pray in tongues. Read the revealed words aloud. Do until the revelation becomes reality in my life. This is what I am doing for my healing.

Indeed, churches do not need to be full of sick people!

All kinds of good ground for healing and finance

Luke 8:15 “is your heart a good ground?”

June 15, 2019 Yesterday I watched Barry Bennett’s lessons on Galatians and learned that I need to get revelation knowledge for myself for healing and financial matters. Today I read Mark 5 and Romans 8 together. I prayed for revelation knowledge. Here is a summary of what I received after a morning of reading and meditating on the words of God.

  1. Three kinds of physical healings are recorded here: a man in mental agony and torment, a woman with chronic disease, and a dying girl (who died before Jesus could get there. Of course, Jesus raised her from the dead when He arrived).
  2. The place: the man was isolated in a remote place (in the tombs); the woman was mingling in the crowd; the girl was very sick, lying in bed at home with her family and relatives.
  3. How did they approach Jesus for healing? The tormented man saw Jesus from afar, ran and worshipped Him; the woman hid herself in the crowd behind Him and touched His garment; the girl’s father, Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came to Jesus in the crowd, fell at His feet, and begged Him earnestly.
  4. How did they think they could get receive the healing? Jairus asked Jesus to come to his house and lay hands on his daughter. The woman told herself that she should be made well by touching Jesus’ clothes. The man in the tomb had to wait till Jesus come to him and when he saw Jesus indeed coming, he ran and worshipped Jesus!
  5. Does social status matter who gets healed? Of course the ruler can come to Jesus openly and show his submission to Jesus and his faith in Jesus in public. But the woman is not deterred by her lowly social status (a chronically bleeding unclean and poor woman). She merely hid herself in the crowd to get the healing herself. She received too. The isolated man could not come to Jesus physically but he cried out day and night (to God) in torment. And God’s compassion found him and delivered him.

I want to look at the tormented man a bit more in depth. How did he know and recognize Jesus was his deliverer? Was he always “insane” (of unsound mind)? We can find answer in the following verses from Mark 5:

Verse 6: when he saw Jesus from far, he ran and worshipped Him.

15: after he was delivered from a legion (2000) of demons, others saw him sitting and clothed and in his sound mind with Jesus.

18: when Jesus got into the boat to leave, this healed man begged Jesus let him go with Him and be with Him!

19: Jesus instead, gave this healed man a great commission – go home and tell his friends two things: what great things the Lord has done for him, and how the Lord has compassion on him.

Jesus did not tell everyone He has healed to go tell people. But He told this particular man to witness for Him and He even told him how to witness. This man has family and friends before he became demonized and isolated. He could have heard of Jesus then. He cried out day and night during torment. Did he cry out to God for help? Was he expectant for the day his deliverer would arrive to save him? Jesus asked him to tell of the great things God has done for him and God’s compassion on him. It means this man knows of both the great things Jesus has done and the compassion God has shown through Jesus to many even before he himself experienced them. How did the Lord have compassion on him? Surely the man has a long list of testimonies of what he went through during his torment day and night, waiting and expecting, while being sustained and preserved by the Lord.

Indeed, all three persons recorded in the above divine healing present a type for healing. Because Jesus said so. In John 6 Jesus tells us an important criterion for healing: The Father (God) has drawn them, and they come to Jesus, hear His words, which are life and spirit, and they believe Him. (John 6:44,45,65)

How do I relate these three cases in Mark 5 with Romans 8? Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

  1. Carnal way cannot heal or save lives. The man could not get rid of the demons by cutting his physical body; the woman could not stop her chronic bleeding through paying the physicians all her money; the ruler could not find a human way to keep his daughter from dying even though he probably had all the financial means. 
  2. Spiritual way saves life. Jesus said His words are spirit and life. In the three cases, they heard God’s words and believed. They were healed.
  3. Today we have the Spirit of life dwelling in us. God gives life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in us. (Romans 8:11)

How to be spiritually minded and not carnally minded? How to put to death the deeds of the body? What are the deeds of the body? Sicknesses and bondages are deeds of the body. By setting our minds on the things of the Spirit, we put sickness and bondage to death!

Here are the practical action yet supernatural keys to be spiritually minded:

  1. Read God’s words, meditate, let the words become revelation knowledge to each of us personally. His words are life and spirit. The ruler, the woman with chronic disease, and the man with mental torment have heard of Jesus and believed what He said. They know and believe Who He says He is. before they could get to Him or have Him come to them (in their vicinity), they would have heard and meditated and believed.
  2. Set our minds on the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5) The three persons were not deterred by the helpless physical impediments. They continued to believe. They took determined actions when the opportunity came to them. Come to think of it, they only had Jesus’ words (heard by them direct or through somebody) to cling to while desperately expecting and waiting for the healing and deliverance. They walked by faith and not by sight. His spoken words are more than sufficient to lead them into triumph. We, on the other hand, have His written words and His Spirit in us. What more do we need to be victorious? The words and the Spirit are real and we can actually experience their power when we believe. There are countless real life testimonies by others. There is no excuse not to be able to walk and live by the Spirit.
  3. The apostle Paul also taught us a powerful weapon, praying in tongues. Countless Christians have testified the effectiveness of praying in tongues in enhancing our spiritual walk. Paul himself prayed in tongues more than the whole Corinthian church combined. And he wrote two-third of the New Testament! (We can see the evidence of the fruit by reading the long list of great challenges and victories he went through by living by the Spirit.)
  4. Continue to abide in Christ through reading, hearing, and meditating on the above: His words, His Spirit, and testimonies by others about His words and the works of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

There are all kinds of good ground. But there are always common denominators: a hunger for the words of God, a passion for a closer relationship with God, a commitment to apply in practical living, and a desire to share with others the Good News –what great things God has done for you, and how he has compassion on you. Jesus described such good ground as those who having heard the words with a noble and good heart, keep it, and bear fruit with patience! (Luke 8:15)

See the great compassion of God? All were healed.

How she received, sustained her healing and how you can

audrey mackI have been greatly motivated by her healed testimonies and teaching on how to walk in the Holy Spirit for my own healing. What I learned from her is to never give up or give in. She was healed of bone cancer and other ailments miraculously! I believe that those who watch and listen will be similarly encouraged and motivated to press on for your healing!

She is dynamic and full of life and tells the truth as it is with real life illustrations. She knows God and experiences God. You will be awed at her witnessing and the power of the Holy Spirit she walks in.

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You can access to many of her video teachings at the following link in French and English.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXzvVQ6kbvF5BPUpOCkE_lg/featured

Healing teaching and healed testimonies

Barry Bennett

I have recently encountered physical challenges in my body like never before. Listening to Barry’s teaching and his personal healed testimonies has encouraged me and pointed me to the right direction to overcome the challenge and triumph. I urge you to watch the two recent healing videos and visit his web-site for many more resources. His teachings are clear, Biblical Scriptural based, relevant and powerful for practical living. I have been listening to them since I first encountered divine healing reality. Barry knows God, listens to God and walks in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Barry Bennett  (quoted from his web-site)
Barry, a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, has been serving the Lord since 1972. He and his wife, Betty Kay, have served on the mission field in Mexico, Guatemala, and in Chile, where they spent almost 12 years before returning to Texas in 2001.

While attending a large Spanish-speaking congregation in Carrollton, Texas, Barry was the director and principal teacher at a Spanish language Bible institute, Instituto Avance, where he served for five years. The Bennetts also spent two and a half years ministering to Cambodian refugees in Dallas, and they have ministered in home groups, churches, and on short-term mission teams.

Barry came to Andrew Wommack Ministries in 2007 and worked in the Phone Center as a prayer minister before accepting a position answering the scriptural and doctrinal questions that would come to the ministry via mail and email. Today, Barry serves as the Dean of Students and as an instructor at Charis Bible College in Colorado. Barry is passionate about teaching the practical truths of God’s word.

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Click here to go to: Charis Bible College Healing School

Healing resources: audio Scriptures, videos

Recommended to watch:
“Healing Lesson 1 to 8” By Barry Bennet, Healing School Charis Bible College, “Healing I (1 to 6)” “Healing 2 (1 to 6)” By Pastor Duane Sheriff, “A Better Way To Pray (1 to 5)” By Andrew Wommack, “Healing Is Here Conference”

Recommend to listen (MP3);
“God Wants To Well (1-4)” “You’ve Already Got It (1 to 6)” “Spirit, Soul & Body (1 to 4)” “The Believer’s Authority (1 to 6) ” “A Sure Foundation (1 to 4)” “Christian Survival Kit (1 to 16)’ By Andrew Wommack

a new year of walking in the Spirit and healing

A new year of walking in the Spirit and healing!

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Ezekiel 47:8

Towards the end of last year I went through a challenging time in the physical and spiritual realms. The incident drew me to re-examine my daily timetable and reprioritize my life. I decided to get into the spiritual realm to handle it and it meant halting other stuff and adopt a new schedule as follows:

Put God-factor as number One. How? Praying in tongue persistently in most of my waking hours. Read the word of God whilst praying in tongue. My spirit prompted me to read 2 Corinthians so I have been doing that until now. Read. Meditate. Pray. Let the Lord speak to me. Receive and record down His revelation. Meditate and act upon it by faith with the position I have in Christ and the authority I have as a believer.

Result was significant and the manifestation was completely over by the third week. I resumed…

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Healed for life: Life Foundation starts here

Life Foundation diagram summary
Life Foundations -Mike & Carrie Pickett (CBC)

I decide to do a diagram for those who prefer visual aid for their Bible study. This is taken from the teaching from:
Life Foundations – Mike & Carrie Pickett (Introduction excerpt)
We should always be continuing to grow and develop in these Life Foundation areas:
1. Understanding God’s Love For You
2. Understanding Your Spiritual Make-up
3. Understanding How God Sees You
4. Understanding Your Identity in Christ
5. Understanding the True Nature of God
6. Understanding Your Spiritual Authority
By understanding these six areas, they will:
➢ revolutionize your relationship with God
➢ empower your to overcome any attack of the enemy
➢ give you the ability to minister to anyone at any time about anything

The most important part of a structure is its foundation. These points will help you to establish a firm foundation in the Word of God.
The language of the Spirit is the Word. If we do not understand the Word, we will not understand what the Spirit is speaking to us. (We are all, always students of God’s Word).
These are points that we are purposely always growing in throughout our whole lives.

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Mike Pickett
Director of AWM/Charis International Operations
Mike was a missionary in Russia for eleven years before meeting his wife, Carrie, and encountering Charis Bible College for the first time. After having his life transformed by the message, Mike became an instructor in the school and eventually the director of Andrew Wommack Ministries of Russia. In 2015, Mike, Carrie, and their two children returned to the States, and the couple now directs the AWM and Charis’s international operations. They are deeply honored to be part of a ministry that is so active in training and discipling the nations.

Carrie Pickett
Director of World Outreach Training School
Carrie Pickett has been a believer for over thirty years, with a passion and love for God’s Word and teaching the truth in over 23 nations. She graduated from Charis Bible College in 1999 and moved to Russia planting a Charis Bible College and Andrew Wommack Ministries office. While in Russia, Carrie met her husband Mike. Together they grew the Russian ministry to reach over 14 Russian speaking nations. After sixteen years in Russia, Carrie and her husband re-located to Colorado and now serve as the International Operations Directors of Charis Bible College and Andrew Wommack Ministries. Mike and Carrie have a heart to reach the world with the grace message and to see powerful ministers raised up with a great commission vision. They have two children, Elliana and Michael, their “missionaries in training.”

https://www.awmi.net/video/destiny-stories/pickett/

Healed!Overcoming her 16 year battle with a painful, itchy, facial rash and terrible headaches

Romans 10-17A woman suffering from a rash and blinding headaches discovers there is only one cure.

by Marilyn Ludolf

I woke up with the same tormenting headache I had gone to bed with, and struggled to the bathroom. I grasped the sink with both hands and reluctantly raised my pounding head to the mirror.

The face reflected in the glass was a fiery red mask of tiny bumps and large acnelike sores. Hundreds of them. The horrible rash covered my face like the Egyptian plague of boils in the Bible. The unending headache and rash comprised the mysterious condition I had lived with for 12 long, unbearable years.

Here I was, a middle-aged woman with two teenage sons and a husband, and I could hardly bear to raise my head and look in the mirror.

Tears blurred my vision as I tried to remember the smooth, milk-white complexion I used to have. My fingers twitched, longing to claw at the fiercely itching skin on my face.

I had tried everything—special diets, oatmeal soap, baby oil, vitamins and enough creams and ointments to fill a small drugstore. And the long line of doctors I had seen had passed by like a dwindling parade of hope. The rash had only grown worse, and my face swelled, itched and turned tomato-red at the slightest stimulus.

Suddenly the pain behind my eyes tightened as if someone were packing cotton into my sinuses. I reached for a bottle of pain medication and quickly swallowed a couple of pills. I took the maximum of eight pills a day. But they only forestalled the worst of it—when the pain crept down my neck, making clear thinking nearly impossible.

I felt consumed by despair, by the long years of this strange affliction. I had prayed so many times for it to go away. “Oh, God, why don’t you help me?”

I dabbed at my eyes and dressed for work. My head ached so much I could hardly pull a comb through my hair. I thought about crawling back into bed. But, of course, I couldn’t. I liked my work as a third grade schoolteacher. I had to keep going.

As I entered school that morning a little girl peered up at me, her eyes wide with surprise and dismay. “How come your face looks like that?” she asked.

I raised my hands over my cheeks and tried to explain. But I fell silent. I had no answer.

Not long after, someone told me about a dermatologist. I had seen half a dozen specialists already, but I made an appointment, ready to grasp at anything. I sat slumped on his examining table after a long series of allergy tests.

“Well, maybe we have an answer,” the doctor said. “It appears you are allergic to yourself.”

I stared at him disbelievingly. “You must be kidding!”

“I know it sounds strange, but these allergy tests show you are allergic to your own bacteria.”

Hope blew away like the last autumn leaf. Allergic to myself. How could I escape that?

“We’ll make a special serum, using your saliva,” said the doctor, “and teach you how to inject it.”

And so began the next three years of giving myself shots. The headaches were not quite as severe, nor the rash quite as red—partial relief. The doctor did everything he could, prescribing medicines, creams and consultations. Still, the ever-present plague was agonizing, embarrassing.

So I followed my old, exhausted pattern and found yet another doctor. This time an outstanding allergist. More tests. More money. He decided I was allergic to a long list of foods, and put me on a diet. For a year I existed on nothing but peas, potatoes, carrots, lettuce and lean meat. My weight plummeted to 102 pounds.

“You’re wasting away, Mama,” said my son one morning as I packed my lunch of canned peas. He was right. Something dreadful was happening to me. And despite it all the daily headaches persisted, and the humiliating rash and acne were splashed across my face as big and red as ever.

This is no way to live, I thought dismally as I draped a scarf across my head and left for work.

Then one Sunday as I struggled to teach my Sunday school class, I heard myself saying, “God is the answer.” I paused, the echo of my words thundering in my head. As the class continued, the words burrowed inside me like a splinter.

At home after church I lay on the sofa with a warm cloth across my forehead. I gazed out the windows at the silent woods across the road. The words I had spoken that morning nudged at me.

I am a Christian, I thought. I tell other people God is the answer, that they can find wholeness through him. Yet I’ve been a prisoner of this condition for nearly 16 years.

Suddenly the familiar old story of the woman in Mark 5:25-34 focused in my mind. The woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ robe and was healed. I was so much like her. I too had suffered a condition for many years, gone to countless physicians, spent nearly all I had and was not better, but worse.

The difference was the woman in Mark had finally gone to Jesus with faith—and was healed.

Did such healings still happen today? I wondered. If so, could healing really happen to me? There on the sofa, the idea of real healing from God spun in my head. It almost seemed too ancient to be real. If only I could be sure.

The weeks passed and winter melted away. The incredible idea of healing lingered in my mind like a held-over Christmas present. I toyed with the ribbons, afraid to open it, afraid it might turn out to be empty…but strangely unable to turn away.

Then one Sunday something happened. I lay in bed trying to find diversion from my headache by watching television. On the screen stood a beautiful young woman—Cheryl Prewitt, Miss America 1980.

“God healed me,” she said. “I prepared myself to be healed, and God healed me.”

My heart began to pound with a strange excitement. She was speaking to me! No, God was speaking to me! He did still heal people today.

“Come quick!” I called to my husband and boys. As they hurried to the bedroom I pointed to the TV, where the radiant young woman still spoke. Tears poured down my face. “If God can heal her, then he can heal me,” I said.

Finally, after 16 desperate years of trying everything else, I was ready. Again I relived that biblical story in my mind. What was it Jesus had said to that woman after she had brushed her fingertips across his robe? “Your faith has made you whole.” And what had Cheryl Prewitt said? “I prepared myself to be healed.”

Faith, there was the key. There was what had been missing before. My faith had grown flabby, like out-of-shape muscles. I knew intellectually that God is powerful and can heal. But somehow I had to get that knowledge from my mind down into my heart. I had to believe it as absolutely as I believed the sun would rise tomorrow.

On May 1, I began to prepare myself for healing like an athlete training for the Olympics. I sat down in the kitchen rocker with a pad of paper and my Bible. I flipped to the concordance in the back—to the heading of “healing, health and faith.”

I picked out verses, then looked them up, writing each one down word for word. It took a couple of days, but I finally compiled a list of 36 Scriptures—sort of a training manual for my faith.

The next day I tucked the papers into my purse. While driving to work I pulled them out and laid them on the seat. At the first stoplight I focused on Psalm 103:2-3. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits…Who healeth all thy diseases,” I whispered.

I closed my eyes, saying it over and over, letting it sink down inside me. At a stop sign my eyes fell on another from Jeremiah: Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed…. ” I said it over and over.

All day I kept it up—before getting out of the car, walking along the school corridors, sitting in the playground at recess. Not a spare moment was lost; by the end of the schoolday my Scripture papers were dog-eared from wear.

In the weeks that followed this became my constant routine. The papers were as inseparable from me as my shadow. And by some inexplicable process the 36 Scriptures were slowly sinking into the core of my being with roots of belief.

I was actually beginning to believe—really believe—that I could be healed. I could almost feel my faith stretching and rippling with new strength.

I circled July 12 on the kitchen calendar. “Lord, this is the day I’m asking for complete healing,” I said.

Then I added another exercise. I began to visualize my complexion as pink and clear as a newborn baby’s, and my sinus passages free and well. I imprinted it on my mind day and night. This exercise became rather a strenuous one, because the mirror was such a contrast from my image.

The mirror is wrong, I told myself. Soon it will reflect my inner image.

Late that spring I hurried past a mirror at school. Suddenly I stopped, backed up and peered into it. I ran my fingers across my face. Was it my imagination or did the fiery-red rash seem a bit faded? And my headache. Didn’t it seem better? “Oh, thank you, Lord!” I cried. “You are healing me.”

July 12 dawned warm and shiny through the bedroom window. I tiptoed to the bathroom mirror, took a deep breath and looked into it. The rash still lingered on the lower part of my face, and a faint sinus headache tugged behind my eyes.

I will not give up, I thought. With a sudden burst of faith I said, “Well, Lord, this is the day! I know it will happen.”

When the sun set in an orange glow I went to a mirror again. Again I stared at my reflection, tears sparkling on my face. A face completely smooth and clear! It was the face I had imagined. The headache of the morning had drifted away as well. God and faith had made me whole.

For almost a year now I have not experienced a single headache, and my skin remains clear. I’ve gotten rid of all the old ointments, medicines, allergy shots and diets. The only thing I’ve kept are my precious dog-eared papers—those powerful Scripture exercises that brought my faith to life.

For there’s one thing I’ve learned: Though it’s important to keep physical muscles well-toned, it’s even more important to keep “faith muscles” strong. For they are the ones that churn the spiritual energy, that move the mountains in our lives. Even a mountain like mine, which had towered over me for 16 years.

A few weeks ago at a meeting a stranger tapped my shoulder. “Your complexion is so beautiful,” she said.

“Oh, thank you,” I said, breaking into an unusually big smile. A smile, I’m sure, no one there really understood…except me and God.

Here are the 36 scriptures Marilyn used

Proverbs 4:20-22    Mark 1:34    John 10:10      James 5:15

Romans 10:17   Mark 5:34      III John 2        I Peter 2:24

Matthew 7:7,11     Mark 10:52     Hebrews 13:8   Psalm 42:11

Matthew 8:7, 13, 17   Mark 9:23    Malachi 4:2     Psalm 6:2

Matthew 9:29, 35     Mark 11:22-24   Matthew 4:23, 24    Psalm 41:4

Matthew 14:14   Luke 6:19   Psalm 30:2    Psalm 103:2, 3

Matthew 15:30 John 14:13, 14   Psalm 91:9, 10   Isaiah 53:4, 5

Matthew 17:20, 21   Acts 10:38   Proverbs 3:7, 8   Jeremiah 17:14 I

Matthew 19:2    Galatians 3:13   Exodus 15:26     John 4:4

https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/health-and-wellness/healing/heal-me-o-lord

gift of faith: brain aneurism healed

AW gift of faith
gift of faith

Lots of new testimonies for healing! For example, When Bud’s wife Gina came down with a sudden stage-5 brain aneurism, he had a choice; he could either believe the doctor’s report that she would not be leaving the hospital alive, or believe God’s word. This is the story about one family’s fight to stand firm on God’s promises to see Gina become a walking miracle. Watch this:

http://www.awmi.net/video/healing/gina-boop/

Many more here:
http://www.awmi.net/series/healing/

Jesus’ power heals sicknesses, finances and lives’ direction

Luke 5:9
Luke 5:9 Awestruck by Jesus’ power

Luke 5:4-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.

Luke 5:15-17, 22-26 New Living Translation (NLT)
15 But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
17 One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. (It seemed that these men showed up from every village in all Galilee and Judea, as well as from Jerusalem.) And the Lord’s healing power was strongly with Jesus.

22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man[a] has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

25 And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, “We have seen amazing things today!”

when you pray for something and it does not look right

Jeremiah 2911Looking through some of the audio prayers we recorded for patients I came upon two prayers to help strengthen an end state cancer patient whom the doctors had advised to be transferred to hospice. She continued to believe in God during her medical treatment. At that time she was in regular severe pain despite her increasing reliance on morphine. She made a decision to rest with a Christian family instead of staying in a hospice. During the last stage of her fight she had good social support through the love and care of good friends who got to know her through her involvement in the church and prayer group who only came to know of her case then. She passed on despite the medical treatment and prayers.

Why? We cannot help but ask.

Today while studying for my Bible College courses, I come upon the following teaching which I find very relevant to my question. The teaching is on the case of Jesus reprimanding His disciples for not having faith concerning a boy who suffered from epilepsy in Matthew 17:21. When the disciples prayed they saw things in the physical realm like the symptoms actually got worse. The bystanders/crowd were pressing in. The patient’s father/family was anxious and disappointed. Unbelief in us rises and can negate our faith.

How to stay in faith? How to overcome our natural unbelief in spiritual/supernatural things? It takes practice and focus. Fasting and praying is one effective way to do that. I pray we all learn to develop a close relationship with God and become more and more sensitive to His spiritual reality, hearing Him and aligning our prayers with Him.

“When you pray for things, sometimes it gets worse instead of better. And the reason is is because the devil, you flushed him out in the open. He is going to have to leave if you continue to stand in faith. And so he will do something to manifest something contrary to what you have believed to try and get you into unbelief that will negate your faith.”
“And so, when you pray for something and it does not look right, how do you overcome that natural unbelief that comes against you through that? Prayer and fasting is what does that…you are talking to a God that you cannot see…And then you hear Him, and do you know what? That goes against all of your natural senses…And if you live a life of prayer, if you have much prayer, then do you know what it does? You get your senses accustomed to, “There is more going on than what I can see, taste, hear, smell, or feel.” Especially when you pray and ask God for wisdom, and then God speaks to you, and you act on it. And now you see that it works, and everything worked out…” (Andrew Wommack)

Here are links to resources that will help explain further about our insensitivity to God and how to overcome that hindrance to our receiving what God has given.
http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/hardness_heart/
http://www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1003d_cure.mp3

a powerful testimony of an ordinary man who heard God and followed for fifty years…

AW testimony“When Andrew first went on television, the Gospel Truth broadcast only had 3 percent coverage in the United States. Now, with recent additions to ministry coverage, the program reaches a potential 3.2 billion people worldwide. By God’s grace, the Gospel is going farther and deeper than ever before!…”

“It all began when Andrew was born again at just eight years old. Although he avoided the rebellious phase often associated with adolescence, he believed that through his own righteousness, he could develop a relationship with the Lord. But then, on a Saturday night in 1968, everything changed. Andrew realized he had fallen into the bondage of legalism and began confessing his self-righteousness, expecting the wrath of God to fall. Instead of wrath, however, God’s presence flooded him with love. “God’s love consumed me,” he says. “When I was at my worst, God’s love was the strongest.” This encounter changed his life forever and motivated him to follow God’s leading in his life. He decided to leave college, even though that meant losing his student deferment. Drafted into the Army and shipped to Vietnam, he served as a chaplain’s assistant. Despite how difficult and dangerous things were on the front lines, God used that time to ground Andrew in His Word and begin establishing the course of his life.

Upon his return, Andrew submitted to the call of God to be a teacher of the Word. He and Jamie were married in 1972, and together they began teaching Bible studies. Over the next six years, they would pastor three small churches and complete their family with two sons, Joshua and Jonathan Peter.

In 1976, Andrew broadcast his first Gospel Truth radio program on a little country-and-western station in Childress, Texas. By 1980, Andrew and Jamie had moved their ministry to Colorado Springs. Their vision was becoming quite clear: to teach the truth of the Gospel to the body of Christ throughout the United States and the world, with special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith. They were fulfilling that vision by traveling to speaking engagements, producing radio broadcasts, and distributing audio cassette tapes, which were provided at no cost to those who could not afford them.

Andrew Wommack on radio
In 1976, Andrew broadcast his first Gospel Truth radio program on a little country-and-western station in Childress, Texas.

God began speaking to Andrew about 2 Timothy 2:2. In that scripture, Paul told Timothy to take the things that he had learned and commit them to faithful men who would be able to teach others. Andrew knew God wanted him to do the same. In 1994, a cornerstone of the ministry was laid in place with the dedication of Charis Bible College—a college committed to equipping the saints for ministry by providing sound biblical teaching and practical, hands-on training.

In January of 2000, Andrew broadcasted the first Gospel Truth television program on INSP Network. Response to the message was tremendous, and since then, the Gospel Truth has been added to over twenty networks including The Church Channel, Daystar, God TV, and CNL, as well as over 500 television stations around the globe. And the Gospel Truth continues to grow.
But God was putting even bigger things on Andrew’s heart.

The ministry quickly outgrew its first two buildings, in Manitou Springs and on Robinson Street in Colorado Springs. Andrew began looking for a new home for the ministry. Although he saw several move-in-ready properties, he knew the ministry needed more space than they could offer. Instead, he chose the partly finished, but much larger, Elkton Drive location. AWM moved into the Elkton building in 2004, and for years this location was able to accommodate substantial growth for Charis Bible College, the Communication Services Department, Product Services Department, Television Department, Marketing Department, and the other departments that help make this ministry a success around the world.

In early 2011, AWM continued to grow in its reach and started to broadcast the Gospel Truth program on TBN. This nearly doubled the viewership and was a huge answer to prayer!….” (Excerpts quoted from the link below)

Read on for the full amazing and powerful testimony. Be encouraged as you read about how one man heard God and continued to hear and obey and let the impossible God do the impossible in his ordinary life. (This comment is this blogger’s own)

http://www.awmi.net/about-us/ministry-history/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=andrews-50th-anniversary&utm_content=social

another live testimony: severe pain and cancer healed

John 153

For many years this blogger has heard of divine healing and healed testimonies of various diseases from many different people in developed and developing nations. There seems no difference between people from all national backgrounds and walks of lives when it comes to healing by Jesus and His power in Holy Spirit filled believers using His name. What Jesus has said to His disciples about what those who believe in Him can do, in Mark 16:15-20, has come into physical reality, and many people get healed just by believing what Jesus has said.

As reported in this blog previously some of us have also practiced and experienced divine healing in our daily lives. We have read many books and testimonies and received both Biblical teaching and practical hands on training on divine healing. We have personally encountered healing and also witnessed others healed by our praying over them. We are encouraged by healed testimonies of those whom we prayed over. But we are not discouraged by not receiving testimonies from others.

A fortnight ago an evangelist/Bible teacher in our midst was invited to teach divine healing to a small group and someone brought a couple to her for prayers. The wife was instantly healed of pain which she had suffered for over weeks. The evangelist/Bible teacher went home and was led by the Spirit to invite the couple to come to see her a second time. So they came and she taught them the Bible verses about divine healing. She also prayed over the man who had cancer and had doctors’ report (death sentence) that he had to have lifelong chemotherapy until he dies. But the man had reached a point that he just couldn’t continue with the chemotherapy. The following day he went for a medical check up and the medical report had turned out to confirm that there is now no trace of cancer in him! The couple went home rejoicing and praising God.

It is always very encouraging to hear this. We pray that our readers are encouraged to read and believe in the Bible verses about healing and the healed testimonies of many. How did the couple receive their healing? By faith. They just believed and received with gladness.

Tonight I am led to read again a case of healing by Jesus: Luke 7:1-10 a Roman centurion’s dying servant was healed by Jesus because of the centurion’s faith in Jesus’ word. “But say the word and my servant will be healed.” He believed in the supreme authority of Jesus over sicknesses.

Today we are doing the same as Jesus has commanded His believers. We let the Lord (Holy Spirit) fill and lead us, use Jesus’ name, His word and authority to command sicknesses to depart. And we have witnessed many healed testimonies. I believe the latest healed testimony is a breakthrough in faith in action. Faith on the part of the healer and the patients as well.

I am reminded of another passage from the Bible of what Jesus said to His disciples in John 15 that he is the vine and we are the branches and unless we abide in Him we cannot do anything. This is a command for anyone who practices divine healing. Meditate on His words and let Jesus speak to you too. The evangelist/Bible teacher and the couple who came for help have held fast to John 15:7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” Indeed, Jesus’ words came to pass.

The motivating force must be love. Only the love of Christ can compel a believer to want to give his or her life to serve in the divine healing ministry. John 15:9-13. Jesus has set the example and blazed the trail. This is the difference between those who continue to bear fruit and those who no longer bear fruit. A heart that is after God’s heart bears good fruit.

Belief in Jesus name is most important for healing. I have overcome my unbelief and seen supernatural results.

Don’t explain away the healed assurance even when we don’t see immediate effect. Hold fast like a bull dog. Just continue believing. Then the results will always manifest. Because it’s supernatural. God is supernatural.

the power of faith in God’s promises to receive healing

Hebrews 11Faith is a major key success factor among those who believe in divine healing. We all need faith to receive healing, whether by someone laying hand on us or by we ourselves reading and believing in the healing verses. Today we read Hebrews (chapter 11 and 12:1-3) to learn more and be assured about how faith works. Here is my summary of the Bible reading.

1. Faith is tied to the word of God and can be seen in the word of God. By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. (11:3 AMPC)
2. God is pleased with faith expressed by us when approaching Him. (11:6)
3. Faith in God means we believe He is God and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. He likes us to seek Him out. (11:6) We can learn from Jesus’ example of having an intimate relationship with the Father in heaven.
4. Faith is tied to promise. God gives promises to us. We believe in His promises. Healing words are God’s promises.
5. We receive the manifestation of the healed by faith action: by believing, taking and holding fast to the words of promises we hear, receive, and proclaim to be ours.
6. Faith in action is a testimony. God records such testimonies. The following is a list of Biblical examples of such faith testimonies.
Abel’s more excellent sacrifice, Enoch’s close walk with God, Noah’s godly fear and preparation for saving his household, Abraham’s obedience, Moses’ choice and many others’ heroic overcoming various adversaries and adversities. (See below*)
7. Faith means although one does not see the result yet one continues to press on toward the goal: being motivated by the desire for a better condition than where we are.
8. Faith requires us to run with endurance the race that is set before us.
9. God has provided assured strength for us to complete the faith race if we follow the following divine instructions:
a. lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us;
b. looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
10. Faith means we focus on seeing Jesus (in our born again spirit) rather than looking at ourselves and the current conditions. Imitate Jesus. He successfully completed the race and is now sitting at the right hand of the throne of God!

*Hebrews 11:33-35a
33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.

Read this prayer aloud

Read this prayer aloud and let your heart agree with it: Heavenly Father, thank You because You’re my Father and I’m your child. I have been born again. I am born of You. You are my very own Father, and I am Your very own child. Hallelujah! It is written in Your Word that “my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” [Phil. 4:19]. I believe that in my heart. You supply my physical needs – that is, healing for my body – for it is written in Matthew 8:17, “Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” Jesus took my infirmities. He bore my sicknesses. What He bore, I need not bear. Because He bore them. I’m free; I’m healed. I believe that in my heart. I say it with my mouth. It’s mine. I have it now. He meets all my needs. My spiritual need is met. My financial need is met. Every material need is met. All my needs are met. I believe it in my heart. Because I believe it in my heart, I say it with my mouth. It is done. Confession: I’m not a doubter. I’m a believer. I am a child of God. God is my very own Father. I am His very own child. I am born of God. Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications