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

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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

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

Healing Is Here 2017

http://healingishere.org/?ref=em03
Quoted from the organizers on the above website:
“This event is free! But you must register. Healing Is Here fills up fast, so don’t delay.
Registration for Healing Is Here 2017 gives you admission to:
Four main sessions, featuring speakers Andrew Wommack, Daniel Kolenda, Jerry Garcia, and Greg Mohr.
Eight ministry training lessons with Daniel Amstutz and Carlie Terradez.
Up to three interactive workshops.
Three Q&A sessions.”

Charis Bible College: Healing School

http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/watch-charis-live

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.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsljKOcYKll4vQmvPOsovkQ

Grace Encounters: Five True Stories

AW grace encounter DVDGrace Encounters DVD

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.

https://store.awmi.net/p-873-grace-encounters-dvd.aspx

 

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.

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.

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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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…

Go to the Andrew Wommack website to read the complete account and more testimonies of many healed similarly !
http://www.awmi.net/video/healing/mullins2/

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

Here is the link to the latest healed testimonies:
http://www.awmi.net/series/healing/ 

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/)