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.

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a healed testimony: Debbie Fortnum

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

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

Here is a testimony about her musical gift:

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

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

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

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

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

I have great plans to prosper you,
declares the Lord

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

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

And not to harm you

No I will never harm you

I want to show you all of My miracles

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

I want to show you
in the years ahead together

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

I know the plans I have for you

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

https://www.amazon.com/I-Know-The-Plans/dp/B00127MBTI

I Know The Plans

January 1, 2000

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).

Healing Explosions:“…for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Healing verses and resources

sandra kennedyAt the Healing Explosions, Dr. Kennedy simply teaches what God says in His Word about healing. As the Word goes forth, you can see the faith level begin to rise. Suddenly people begin to shout out “I’ve got it!” and amazing healings begin to take place. Hundreds of people have reported that they have been healed in these meetings. The #1 healing we see is cancer. However, we have seen blind eyes open, deaf ears hear, lame legs walk, leukemia, heart disease, strokes, and many other illness all healed just by the power of hearing and believing God’s Word.
About Sandra Kennedy
Dr. Sandra Kennedy is the founder and president of Sandra Kennedy Ministries®, as well as the founder and Senior Pastor of Whole Life Ministries®.
A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Kennedy is one of the first women in the nation to be ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention. Whole Life Ministries® is a non-denominational, full gospel church with a global mission located in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Kennedy, along with Whole Life Ministries®, has established a reputation of trust and integrity, and both are regarded as pillars of the community.

Under the inspiration of God, Pastor Sandra established The Healing Center, a wonderful place where the Word of God is exalted, the healing power of God is manifested and the love and compassion of Christ is demonstrated. The Healing Center teachers are specially trained to minister the healing power of God’s Word. National and international participants numbering in the thousands have personally received this specialized ministry and numerous reports have been documented of various healings, including cancer, stroke and diabetes, as well as the re-growth of body parts. In addition to the Healing Center, Healing Teams consisting of individuals specially trained to minister the healing power of God’s Word are sent to the hospitalized or homebound. The Healing Teams are now welcomed in over 16 hospitals within a 100 mile radius of Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Kennedy was given a mandate by God to “grow up the Body of Christ and teach them victory”, addressing the whole man: spirit, soul, and body. This mandate is evident in every facet of Dr. Kennedy’s ministry, and is conveyed through her teachings, television programs, books and conferences. Dr. Kennedy is passionate about teaching the Body of Christ to live victoriously by applying the Word of God to their lives, both individually and corporately.

Sandra has authored numerous books, including, Preparations for a Move of God, Hope for the Heart and The Magnificent Word of the Lord. She is a sought-after conference speaker, and teaches the medical community “another side of healing.”

Sandra Kennedy Ministries® supports orphanages and schools in Haiti and three Bible training centers in Nigeria. Sandra has ministered in many nations around the world including Russia, New Zealand, Germany and China.

The television ministry ignites and “lifes” people with the power of the Word. Her weekly programs consistently receive high ratings. If you are unable to visit one of your regularly scheduled services, we invite you to watch us live on at 10:30 a.m. (EST) every Sunday or access messages in our archives. Weekly teaching programs airing on several networks around the United States. Click here to view our broadcast schedule.
Sandra’s radio ministry also reaches a world-wide audience through internet radio at Word of Faith Radio. Our hour program airs each Saturday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
(Above quoted from: http://www.sandrakennedy.org/about/)
More information on the healing explosions and watching the video: http://www.sandrakennedy.org/healing-ministry/healing-explosions/

Here are more healing resources:

http://www.sandrakennedy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SKM-Healing-Resources.pdf
Sandra Kennedy Ministries
HEALING SCRIPTURES
Exodus 15:26 …for I [am] the LORD that healeth thee.
Exodus 23:25 And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
Psalm 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you, and you have healed me.
Psalm 103:3-4 …Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction…
Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered [them] from their destructions.
Psalm 118:17 I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you.
Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 33:6 …I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear my name the Son of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.
Matthew 8:7-8 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord… speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Matthew 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Matthew 8:16-17 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.
Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this
mountain [disease / problem], Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]
Galatians 3:13-14 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. [Ex: “I thank you Lord that you have redeemed me from (name of disease).]
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.
James 5:14-15 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by
whose stripes ye were healed.
3 John 2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health even as your soul prospers.
Sandra Kennedy Ministries
PROTECT YOUR HEALING
To maintain healing or facilitate further healing, you must:
 Read, hear, meditate, and practice the Word as well as apply the blood on a daily Basis to spirit, soul, and body even after the healing manifests, in order to guard the healing and as a preventive measure.
 Surround yourself with positive, faith-speaking people, keep a radio tuned to a Christian station playing day and night, and listen to faithbuilding tapes. In other words, keep the Word of God always surrounding you.
 Attend church regularly to keep the Word alive and active in your spirit and to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded believers.
 Continue to constantly praise God for your healing.
 Continue not only to apply the blood but also to speak healing aloud to yourself because you believe what you say more than you believe what others tell you. Remind yourself that God wants you well, that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus, that Jesus sends His Word to heal: “…My word…that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void -without producing any effect, useless – but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 AMP).
 Do not rely on feelings or focus on symptoms, but on God’s Word. Say aloud what God says about the situation as set forth in the healing Scriptures.
 Do not give up. Never give up. Remember that God wants you well. Stand in faith until the healing manifests.
 If you need someone to stand with you, find someone who has been healed, someone who has strong faith and ask that person to link his faith with yours. It is always a comfort and a help to have a strong believer standing by.
COMMON HINDRANCES TO HEALING
 Lack of Knowledge
The Bible says that people “perish for lack of knowledge.” We must know what God says in His Word about healing. God says He is the Lord our God who heals us, that He “sent His Word and healed us.’”
 Unbelief
Unbelief is a sin. The Bible tells us that God is “not a man that He should lie.” You must believe the Word of God. Unbelief is the only sin that will keep you out of Heaven.
 Unforgiveness
You must be willing to let go of bitterness, anger and unforgiveness. Forgiveness is a decision, not an emotion. Confess forgiveness and the feeling will eventually come.
 Laziness
You have to put forth an effort to obtain the promises and provisions of God. Be willing to spend time in the Word and in prayer. Confess – speak – the Word over your body and your life.
 Pride
The Bible tells us that “the fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride, and arrogance, and the evil way.” A prideful, haughty attitude will block the healing power of God.
 Unconfessed Sin
Be willing to search your heart and confess your sins and be cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb.
 Involvement in the Occult
This is an abomination to God. You must renounce all ties with the occult (horoscopes, psychics, ouija boards, crystals, etc.)
 Negative Confessions
You get what you say. Begin to say the same things about yourself that God’s Word says about you. Rather than talking all the negative things (the problem, the diagnosis, the symptoms, how you feel) begin to say, “by the stripes of Jesus I am healed.” – I believe I receive my healing!
 Waiting on physical evidence before you believe you are healed
Remember that often things will appear to get worse as soon as you make a decision to believe God. The devil wants to discourage you and keep you from believing that God has already healed you. You must believe that you have received your healing and keep speaking it until it becomes real to you. Healing begins on the inside, in your spirit, and works its way to the outside – your body.

The effects of Praise (Quotes)

AW effects of praiseWHY WE PRAISE? IS PRAISE AN OPTION? OR IS PRAISE A NECESSITY?

Here are some answers/quotes from a book on “The Effects of Praise” by Andrew Wommack.

chapter one: “Why we praise”
Praise is a necessity, as we see in Deuteronomy. (28:45-48)
We see how seriously God looks at praise from His people.
…but a lack of joy and gladness of heart was included in their sin. They were not thankful for the abundance f things God had given them. praise was not being returned unto God.
He is worthy of our praise. (psalm 107:1,8; 29:2; 66:4; 7:17; 50:23; 34:1; 103:1)
I like Psalm 100:4 That is the way our relationship with Him should be. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”
Praise brings pleasure to God
Our number one priority is to be loving God personally-…It’s not enough just to give God our tithes; we need to give God our hearts.
God created man (human beings) because He wanted someone to fellowship with, commune with, and to have pleasure in.
praise is God’s will for us. (Revelation 4:11)
Peace is a benefit of praise. (Philippians 4:4-7)
When you are praising God, a supernatural peace will follow, a peace that no man can understand or explain. There is no physical reason for it, but the peace of God will keep your heart and mind.
If your mind is stayed on God, you will have perfect peace.
Praise is strength (Psalm 8:2)
The strength is specifically to be used against ur enemy.
If sickness tries to come upon your body, instead of spending so much time dealing with the devil and making that your priority begin to praise God and thank Him for the healing that has been promised to you. The medical profession has statistics that show that a happy and joyful person is much healthier than a person who is morbid, sad, and depressed.
Praise God for healing you, and let the joy of the Lord be your strength.
Praise blesses the Lord
Jesus gave priority to a personal relationship with God.
the way we establish this personal relationship with God is not limited to praise, but I believe that praise is the way to begin this love relationship with God.
If you don’t have a real revelation of God’s love for you, or even if you do but you want more, just begin setting aside a specific time each day to praise Him. I guarantee you’ll enter into a deeper level of intimacy with Him and the rest of your day will go a whole lot better!

A New Direction (from Andrew Wommack)

healing-losslessDear beloved: Over many years I have received free teachings from Andrew Wommack on healing and the right way to pray for healing. I have shared many of his good healing teachings on this blog. I received the following letter through a friend. I believe this is the time for my readers to respond. I thank the Lord for your reading. I pray that you too be led by the Lord to share the blessing you have received. Thank you.  

Love, AAA Jack Watchman

A New Direction (from Andrew Wommack) 

Construction Continues at the Sanctuary

As I’m sure you’re aware, we had to pause our construction at The Sanctuary at the end of December 2015 because of finances. I actually took out a line of credit on December 22 to meet our obligations with television and salaries, but the great news is that we paid that back in less than forty-five days. Thank You, Jesus! We are back on track to do everything debt free.

My original plan was to wait until we built up a $4 million buffer before restarting construction. This was to absorb any fluctuations in income or expenses so we wouldn’t run into this problem again. But something happened that has presented me with a new opportunity.

We are so cramped for space at The Barn that we are facing forced limitations on how many people can come to our conferences. We are dealing with this by possibly having students and staff go down to our facilities in Colorado Springs and watch the meetings via live stream. This only affects our major meetings, such as Summer Family Bible Conference, the Ministers’ Conference, Healing Is Here, and Charis Business Summit.

But the more pressing issue is office space and our Phone Center. As I told you months ago, I gave up my office space at The Sanctuary, and we’ve moved as many people as possible down to our offices in Colorado Springs, which already house over 250 employees. I went to talk to one of our IT people at The Barn, and they are actually occupying a storage space on the roof for their offices.

Our Phone Center is 90 percent staffed by Charis Bible College students. This makes for wonderful prayer ministers who do a great job, but it hinders us during Charis class hours. Right now, one of our largest volumes of calls comes from Daystar viewers, beginning at 6:50 a.m. and continuing for the next hour. Our Charis students have to leave around 7:00 a.m. to make it up to Woodland Park by the start of classes at 8:00 a.m.

This drop in people available to answer calls has dramatically limited our ability to respond during this time. We are losing hundreds of calls per day. Some of them may call back later, but we don’t know that for sure.

To solve these problems, my staff proposed looking at places in Woodland Park to rent for additional space. If we had our call center nearby in Woodland Park, the students would be able to take the vast majority of these dropped calls. As we began this process, the man who heads up our construction came to me with the idea of finishing off the part of Phase II that will house our new Phone Center and additional office space. I didn’t know this was an option, but it appears that this will work.

So, we’ve come up with a new plan to finish off the second floor of Phase II on the north and east side of the building. This will allow us to have 150 people answering the phones at one time and will give us around 100 new work spaces.

The changes to accommodate this partial build-out are very minor, and the benefit is enormous. This could be completed by August 2016, and that would be just perfect to accommodate the 1,000 students expected for the new school year beginning in September.

I feel so good about this that I instructed my staff today to go ahead and pursue this plan. Of course, we need the whole building finished as quickly as possible-and I am continuing to believe for that-but this is a bite-sized piece that will provide us with some quick relief.

Over the last eighteen months, we have received an average of $791,000 per month designated for our building projects. It would require just over $1 million per month to complete this partial build-out, or an increase of about $300,000 per month over what we are receiving now. This is one-tenth of the cost of having construction on the whole building going at full throttle. I believe this is very doable and would stop the need for us having to rent additional facilities in Woodland Park.

I’m sending this letter out to the 100,000 people who receive our monthly mailings, and it will also go out to 185,000 people on our email list. We will record some television spots announcing this, reaching millions more. Altogether, this is a piece of cake for Jesus.

I’m asking you to pray about this and participate if the Lord directs you to. As I’ve said many times before, it’s not about the buildings. These buildings are just tools that enable us to minister the true Gospel to people. But they are essential for accomplishing that goal.

Jamie and I and all the people being impacted by this ministry appreciate all you have done and will be doing to get this done. I am more convinced than ever that the Lord is doing something special at Charis. Not long ago, I was able to sit in on chapel at Charis when the students received a taste of our latest musical, God with Us. The writers of all the original music for this were telling us about how people want them on Broadway and in Hollywood and can’t understand why they are living in a small town in the mountains of Colorado. But they shared how the Lord brought them here. This is just one more example of what God is putting together.

No man has done this. No man could do this. Even if I were smart enough to figure this out, there is no way I could compete with all that the secular world has to offer these people. We have millionaires and business tycoons who have fallen in love with Charis and are pouring their lives into these students. David Barton and political figures are investing time and effort into raising up people to take our nation back.

Our media department is training people to communicate the Gospel using all the tools available to us today. Our missions program and ministry track are touching lives all over the world. Our evangelism courses are making a profound impact on our students, who, in turn, are touching the people in their worlds.

Altogether, Charis is doing things I’ve never been able to do. It’s like a tank being brought into battle. Satan’s kingdom is being hurt by what the Lord is doing here. Thanks for being a part of it. We couldn’t do it without you.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew and Jamie

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tongues for believers: physical and mental health

the walk of the SpiritI am led to post the following links for all believers who want to live the abundant and wholeness life in Jesus Christ.

Zechariah 4:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
So he answered and said to me:
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
Zephaniah 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
“For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language,”That they all may call on the name of the Lord To serve Him with one accord.”

http://daveroberson.org/series.aspx?id=419

       The Diversities of Tongues |  (download); 1 of 5 messages
       The Holy Spirit’s Intercession for Us |  (download); 2 of 5
       Why Are We Edified? |  (download); 3 of 5
       Guidelines for Praying in Tongues |  (download); 4 of 5
       Tongues for the Believer Bonus Prayer CD |  (download); 5 of 5

The book :The walk of the Spirit (the walk of power-the vital role of praying in tongues)
http://daveroberson.org/media/7/woswop%20portrait%2010.pdf

THE SECRET PLACE (more resources)

AW dwelling in God's presenceVery good teaching today. http://www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1087a_secret.mp3
THE SECRET PLACE
Most of the promises of God—probably more than you realize—are conditional upon abiding in His presence. You might think that’s too simple, but it really isn’t any more complicated than that. Sad to say, many Christians only visit the Lord, and only when they’re in trouble. If you’re going to be a victorious believer, you can’t meet with God sporadically or when you’re in a crisis. Let Andrew show you how to dwell in God’s presence today.
SEVEN LESSONS IN MP3
The Secret Place
October 05, 2015
God Is Always With Us
October 05, 2015
Knowing God Heart-to-Heart
October 05, 2015
No More Separation
October 05, 2015
Keeping Your Mind Stayed On God
October 05, 2015
Meditation Opens Your Heart
October 05, 2015
Bless The Lord At All Times
October 05, 2015

How to receive a miracle (updated resources)

I am led today to reblog this resource from Andrew Wommack.

God's Way of Healing

Many of us have been hurting and praying to be healed and set free from inner pain and mental health issues .
Today I was reminded of this following teaching by Andrew Wommack. We do need miracles . I have listened to his various teachings for several years and found them positive and practical to apply .
This miracles teaching comes in three audio talks. You can click the link to access the web page to download them in mp3.
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How To Receive A Miracle from Andrew Wommack
“Most Christians do not know how to receive a miracle from God. Learn how to grab a hold of miracles and make them happen. Believing God’s Word is the most important step to receiving a miracle. We do not just naturally grow up believing God — it takes renewing our minds. By finding out what the Bible teaches, you can plant…

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Bipolar Disorder And PTSD – Healed

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Nichole’s powerful testimony of overcoming bipolar disorder, PTSD, suicide attempts, panic attacks, alcoholism, self-injury, and other addictions, has given her a passion to minister to hurting people. She loves to teach people that Jesus paid the price for their healing and encourage them to never give up hope on the promises of God which are “Yes and Amen!” in Christ.

Nichole has ministered throughout the U.S. and internationally as a conference speaker and teacher. She has also appeared on several Christian television and radio programs. Her miraculous “Healing Journey” has aired on Andrew Wommack’s The Gospel TruthTV program and is currently a healing testimony on his website, giving hope to many people around the world.

Marbach’s testimony of being healed of severe Bipolar Disorder and PTSD (Original from http://www.awmi.net/video/healing/nichole-marbach-healed/ )

 

“How To Live and Not Die.” (a testimony)

Dale and Pearl RaatzThe healed testimony of this couple is very powerful and touching. The wife had a ‘ruptured aneurysm’ and was pronounced hopeless by the doctors. But the husband did not give up. He persisted in believing in God’s words and kept proclaiming those words. She lived and did not die. She was miraculously supernaturally healed and health (functioning) fully restored. 

Pearl Raatz was miraculously healed after her husband, Dale, continually interceded for her. – Listen to the radio interview at: http://sidroth.org/radio/radio-archives/dale-and-pearl-raatz#sthash.X5Rd1PdJ.dpuf 

“Honey, I think I’m going to faint!’

Feeling a sudden, alarming sensation in her head, Pearl Raatz stumbled over to a church pew and sat down. It was February 15, 1997. Pearl and her husband Dale, pastors of a church in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, had just arrived at a church in Iron Mountain, Michigan, ready to enjoy a music concert with some fellow pastors. But when Pearl blurted out those words, their plans changed abruptly.

Dale ran over to his wife, laid hands on her and began to pray. Pearl continued to moan, “Oh, my head, my head!” Then she screamed, “My head just blew off!” and went into convulsions. After the convulsions subsided a few minutes later, Pearl lay in a coma, motionless.

Dales natural mind was in a state of shock as he tried to grasp this sudden life-and-death crisis. But Dale had stored too much Word in his heart over the years to react out of his limited natural reasoning to this unexpected emergency.

Dale and Pearl had known each other all their lives before they were married in 1962. Raised in the same Pentecostal church, both were saved and Spirit-filled as children. They answered the call to the ministry together and assumed the pastorate of their fist church in 1971.

Then in the mid-’70s the Raatzes read three of Brother Hagins books: What Faith Is, The Real Faith, and The Authority of the Believer. The simple truths in those books literally transformed the couples lives, teaching them how to stand in faith on their covenant with God and receive their rightful inheritance in Christ. In Pearl’s words, “Brother Hagin’s teaching brought us out of religion and into a true reality in the Lord.” Over the years they witnessed miracle after miracle, not only in their lives, but also in the lives of those they had ministered to. And now, as Pearl lay in a coma, they needed another one.

As Dale gazed at his wife lying unconscious on the church pew, a righteous indignation rose up in his spirit, and he declared with boldness: “I apply the blood of Jesus all over you, Pearl. You shall live and not die, and declare the works of the Lord [Ps. 118:17]! Death angel, you must leave in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!”

When Dale spoke God’s Word over Pearl, nothing changed outwardly in her condition. But an irreversible stance of faith was established in Dales heart at that moment regarding his wife’s healing: His wife would live and not die. Dale’s stance would be sorely tested in the days to come, but he would never waver.

Pearl remained in a deep coma as the medical crew rushed her to the hospital. As the doctors examined her, Dale and the pastor who had accompanied the Raatzes to the hospital went into the adjoining waiting room. Then the two men began to worship the Lord while declaring the promises of God’s Word concerning Pearl’s healing.

“As we prayed and worshiped the Lord,” Dale related, “I was so grateful for the teaching I had received from Brother Hagin regarding faith and the believer’s authority. Scripture after scripture just rolled out of my mouth as I spoke to this ‘mountain’ of physical destruction according to Mark 11:23 and by faith commanded it to be removed from my wife’s body.

After examining Pearl, the doctor in charge solemnly explained her diagnosis to Dale. An aneurysm (a sac form by the stretching of an artery wall) had ruptured in the center of Pearl’s brain, causing severe cerebral hemorrhaging. The blood had seeped into both sides of her brain, triggering a massive stroke that left Pearl’s right side totally paralyzed.

 

The doctor gave Dale almost no hope that Pearl would survive. If against all odds she did live, the doctor said, the amount of damage done to her brain would leave her completely incapacitated.

At Dale’s request, Pearl was transferred to a more advanced medical facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay doctor gave Dale the same prognosis of Pearl’s condition: “There is no hope, Sir. No hope.” But Dale instantly overrode the negative report in his mind with the promise of a God that had been quickened in his heart: “She will live and not die!”

The normal medical procedure after a ruptured aneurysm is to surgically repaired the damaged artery and drain the blood that had escaped. In Pearl’s case, however, the doctors believed surgery would be futile because the aneurysm and was so deeply embedded hence so much blood had already spilled into her brain so they waited helplessly for Pearl to die.

But twenty-one hours later, Pearl had defied all natural expectations – she was still alive! Surgery was finally performed, but once again the doctors’ natural report produced no hope. “We can try to drain as much blood as possible off your wife’s brain,” they told him. “But even if she physically survives the surgery, so much blood has been on her brain for so long, your wife will never have her right mind again. Even if she ever comes out of the coma, she’ll never remember anything. She’ll never walk again. She will be nothing more than a vegetable.”

No! Dale thought. That’s not the way it has to be! The Bible says everything that has a name has to bow to the Name of Jesus [Phil. 2:9,10] It also says that I am able to call those things that be not as though they were [Rom. 4:17]. Pearl’s brain is a name – and by faith I can call its normal!

Pearl did survive the surgery, just as Dale expected, but she remained in a deep coma. So Dale went into the ICU room where Pearl lay and began to speak to the “mountain” – Pearls injured brain. “Brain, ” he declared, “according to the Word of God, you are a name, and you must bow to the name of Jesus. By faith I call you completely restored and whole according to Romans 4: 17!”

“I stayed with Pearl day and night,” Dale related, “declaring her brain to be restored and made whole. For days I saw no evidence of any change in Pearl’s condition – but neither did I change my confession of faith! The Lord instructed me in my spirit during this time, saying, “Don’t look at what you can see with your eyes. Just the persistent in believing My Word. Hold fast to your confidence that My Promise to you will come to pass.”

On the tenth day following Pearl’s ruptured aneurysm, the doctor came to Dale with nightmarish news. “Sir,” he said grimly, “it looks like we’re going to lose your wife today. Her body is closing down.”

Immediately Dale heard the Lord say in his spirit, “Hold fast your confidence. Don’t accept that report.” So as the doctor walked out of the room, Dale prayed, “Lord, I need someone with my kind of faith to rejoice with me today. I believe You’re going to send someone who can stand with me for Pearl’s life and complete restoration.”

That evening, the phone-in Pearl is hospital room rang. It was the pastor of a Church in Green Bay whom Dale had never heard of before. “I’ve heard about your wife’s condition,” the pastor said. “May I come and meet you?”

Dale knew by an inner witness that he had found the man he was believing for. So he told the pastor, “Yes, Sir! Come right on over!” When the Pastor arrived, Dale asked him some questions to locate him spiritually. And the pastor began to declare the same faith principles Dale had learned years earlier from Brother Hagins books! Dale exclaimed, “Brother, you’re the man I want today.”

Dale and the pastor all went into Pearl’s room and asked the nurse to let them have some time alone with her. For forty-five minutes straight, the two men just sang songs of praise and worship to the Lord together, thanking him that Pearl would live and not die. Then they simultaneously stop singing, and Dale looked at the pastor, smiled, and said, “Brother, the battle is over. I know the battle is over.” The two men walked out of Pearl’s room rejoicing, and the pastor left to go home.

A short time later, Dale’s son and daughter went into the room to visit their mother. Within a few seconds they came out running, shouting, “Dad! Dad! Mom’s awake!”

When he heard their report, Dale exclaimed, “Praise God, I expected that!” and hurried to see his wife, who, though awakened from the coma, was still unaware of her surroundings. Then he called the pastor, who had just arrived home. “Brother,” Dale told him, “Pearl just woke up!”

In recalling the excitement of the moment, Dale said, “That was the best news that good man had ever heard! That day we both saw God’s Word verified before our very eyes!”

An important battle had been won in this life-and-death fight of faith. But the loss of Pearl’s mental faculties through “permanent” brain damage still had to be miraculously restored. Her right side also remained completely paralyzed as a result of the stroke; and her paralyzed throat made it impossible for her to swallow.

Dale continued to apply the truths he had learned from reading Brother Hagins books as he spoke God’s Word to be Pearl’s brain, proclaiming it whole and completely restored. But now he also began to focus his faith on her paralyzed right side, constantly speaking life over his wife’s body. “Stroke, you’re a name,” he would say. “Paralyzed body, you’re a name. And every name must bow to the name of Jesus! The anointed, creative Word of God undoes this damage and quickens life into these dead muscles and limbs!”

A week passed – then another, and Dale saw little change in Pearls condition. She wasn’t responding mentally to outside stimuli and her right side remained lifeless and immobile. But Dale never once changed his confession of faith. He faithfully remained by her bedside day in and day out, filling his hours with praise and worship and the confession of God’s promises over his wife.

Those were difficult days for Dale, even though he believed in his heart that God’s word would be ultimately prevail. Three different times he was awakened from a deep sleep by the devil’s insistent, tormenting thoughts: Let Pearl die. She will just be a burden to you. Let her die in peace! And three different times Dale resisted those thoughts in the name of Jesus until he was able to peacefully sleep through the night.

Dale finally saw concrete evidence of answered prayers during Pearl’s fourth week in hospital when her mental faculties miraculously started to return to normal. Then one day during that week, Dale saw the right side of his wife’s throat suddenly begin to move as he sat by her bed worshipping the Lord.

Immediately Dale called in the nurse and told there, “I believe Pearl can swallow now.”

“Oh, no, she’s paralyzed!” The nurse protested.

“I know that’s been her condition,” Dale responded, “but the Name of Jesus is greater than paralysis! Please tell the doctor that I want us to try to give her a bite to eat.”

While the nurse located the doctor, Dale to talk to Pearl. “Honey, in the name of Jesus you going to swallow, aren’t you?” he asked. Pearl nodded her head yes.

When the nurse returned with the doctor and several medical staff members, they transported Pearl to another room. Then they tied Pearl to a table, using its support to stand her up right to reduce any risk of choking on the food.

The nurse tried one more time to talk some “sense” into Dale. “You know,” she said, “there is absolutely no moisture in your wife’s mouth. She hasn’t had a drop of water in her throat for four weeks! There isn’t any saliva in her mouth to help her swallow. She could choke and die!”

“I understand what you’re saying,” Dale calmly answered, “but Pearl agreed with me that she would swallow in Jesus’ Name – and she will by the power in God’s Word! I believe that the moment food is put into her mouth, her saliva glands will begin to function normally.” A special camera was set up to monitor what a place in Pearls mouth when she was given a bite of food. Dale and the medical staff watched the display carefully. As if on cue, Pearl’s saliva glands activated as she chewed the morsel of food. Then her formerly paralyzed throat swallowed the food with no problem!

The staff members just turned and stared at Dale, who happily explained, “Praise You, Jesus!”

That day marked the beginning of the end of the Raatzes’ ordeal. And every day after that, Pearl took another miraculous step toward her complete healing. Most rapid of all was the restoration of her mental processes. This woman who was supposedly do to remain virtually brain dead for the rest of her life was swiftly regaining total use of her mind.

Now that Pearl was able to eat food once again, Dale insisted on being the one to feed her. He used mealtimes as opportunities to speak the word of over his wife as she ate and it wasn’t long before he saw the results of his efforts.

“I was sitting there feeding Pearl,” Dale recalls, “when I saw two fingers of Pearl’s right hand come alive then begin to move! When that happened, I immediately placed the spoon between those two fingers and helped her to begin to feed herself. By the end of that day, Pearl’s entire right hand was no longer be paralyzed. And by the next morning the next morning, her right arm and shoulder had also come to life. The principles of faith and the Authority of the believer we had learned years ago was working effectively in our lives!

“Pearl greatly enjoyed being able to feed herself once again. But her right leg was still as lifeless a bowl of Jell-O. So I prayed, “Lord what’s wrong? Why has Pearls arm come alive but her leg is still paralyzed?”

“The Lord spoke to my spirit, saying, ‘You haven’t spoken to their specific they “mountain” yet’. Then impressed me to look up 11: 25, which says, a “… I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

“So I sat next to be Pearls hospital bed with an open Bible in hand and began to declare, “Leg, you may be dead – but you’re going to live! The life of God is flowing into you!” I sat there for four hours without moving, speaking the Word to that leg.”

Then all of the sudden, Pearl said to her husband, “Honey, get my shoes.” Dale looked at her legs and realized that Pearl was wiggling her toes! He could even see the nerves and muscles in her leg begin to jump and move as they came to life.

Dale joyfully looked for a nurse. When he found her, he asked, “Where’s Pearl’s shoes? She needs them, because she’s going to walk!” The nurse’s response of skepticism was predictable as she followed Dale back to Pearl’s room. But when she witnessed the movement in Pearls leg and toes, within moments, Pearl had her shoes!

Dale once again applied the simple faith principles he had learned from Brother Hagen’s books. “I knew faith had to have corresponding action,” he explained. “So I helped Pearl put her shoes on. Then I supported her with my own body as I helped her stand upright and take a few steps. She didn’t walk very well that first time – but she did walk!”

All Pearl needed now was therapy and exercise to help strengthen the leg that had just come back to life. To everyone’s amazement, she was walking up and down the hospital hallways using a Walker within two days. And less than two weeks later, she walked out of the hospital and her own accord!

Those in the medical field who are familiar with Pearl’s case are astounded her miraculous healing. They know the enormous odds that were against her surviving the ruptured brain aneurysm and massive stroke, much less being completely restored! But that is exactly what happened. Pearl now enjoys full use of her motor skills and leads an active, healthy life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and minister of the Gospel.

When asked about her brain – which, according to medical science, was never to be normal again – Pearl said, “My mind is probably better than it was before I had the ruptured aneurysm and stroke! For instance, I’ve noticed that I’m able to solve math problems in my head that I could never have solved before without writing them down. And except for those first four weeks of my stay in the hospital, my memory has been completely restored. In fact, you wouldn’t know to look at me that I ever went through a life-threatening ordeal such a short time ago!”

Today, Pearl minister’s right alongside her husband as they travel in evangelistic work around the country. The central message they proclaim wherever they go is “How To Live an Not Die.”

As Dale applied the principles of mountain-moving faith that Brother Hagen taught them, Pearl’s “mountain of death was moved out of their lives. And now the Raatze’s teach others the timeless truths of God’s Word so they can also receive God’s best through believing faith!

Remember to send it to your friends for encouragement!

Copyright The Word of Faith – Kenneth Hagin Ministries

(article quoted from: http://sloppynoodle.com/notdie.shtml)

Bible verses

Psalm 118:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.

John 11:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Mark 11:23 New King James Version (NKJV)

23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

Philippians 2:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

Matthew 8:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”[a]

 Romans 4:17-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”[a]) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”[b]

  1. Romans 4:17 Genesis 17:5
  2. Romans 4:18 Genesis 15:5

2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

“Our Authority Releases God’s Power” : a timely teaching today

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I found this good and relevant article today as I ponder on why there are people who are not healed. Why do Christians feel helpless when encountering sickness in their own family? What has God provided for us who believe? I was led to look at the resources which I have trusted for over ten years, online and here is the exact message I need! I have received feedback that many have been blessed by the resources and teachings from the Bible-based healing web-sites posted here. I pray this one and the related audio/video teachings will help you too.

“Our Authority Releases God’s Power”

by Andrew Wommack 
There are a number of keys to seeing the miraculous power of God manifest on a consistent basis. One of the least understood, and therefore seldom practiced, is the fact that healing is under the authority of the believer. God has already provided His healing power and placed it on the inside of every born-again believer. It is up to us to release it. Understanding and using our authority is the key to seeing miracles happen.

Look at how Peter and John ministered healing to the lame man in Acts 3:1-8:

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”

Notice that Peter didn’t pray for this man. He also didn’t ask God to heal him. He said, “Such as I have give I thee.” This didn’t mean that Peter was the source of this healing. Notice what Peter said in Acts 3:12,

“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?”

It was God’s power that healed this man, but that power was under Peter’s authority. Peter went on to say in verse 16 that it was faith in the name of Jesus that had wrought this miracle. But Peter didn’t ask God to heal this man. He believed the Lord had already done His part and had placed that power within him. Now it was Peter’s responsibility to release that power, and that’s just what he did.

The Lord never told us to pray for the sick in the sense that we ask Him to heal them. He told us to heal the sick. There is a BIG difference between the two. It has to do with operating in the authority He has already given us. Look at these commands the Lord gave His disciples.

“Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”(Luke 9:1-2)

“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” (Matt. 10:1)

“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matt. 10:7-8)

Jesus told us to heal the sick not pray for the sick. What a radical statement! This will get you kicked out of most churches today, but these are the exact words of our Lord Jesus Christ. And this is precisely why more people don’t see the miraculous results they’re praying for. They aren’t taking their authority and commanding God’s power; they’re passively asking God to do what He told them to do.

I know this goes contrary to popular Christian doctrine. We’re constantly told that it’s not us but God who is the Healer, and I agree with that totally. But, I also believe that God has placed His healing power under our authority, and it is up to us to release it. If we don’t take our authority and become commanders instead of beggars, God’s power will not be released. There needs to be a radical renewing of our thinking on this issue.

A good friend of mine, Dave Duell, held a meeting in Africa many years ago. It was one of his first times he saw miracles such as the blind and deaf healed. The people were so excited that they were mobbing him as he walked through the streets, trying to touch him so they could be healed. His first thought was influenced by this religious thinking I’m trying to change. He thought, They shouldn’t be looking to me. I’m not the healer; it is Jesus. He was about to stop them when the Lord spoke to him. The Lord said, “Dave, do you remember when I rode that donkey into Jerusalem, and all the people put their garments and palm branches in the way and cried, ‘Hosanna’? What would you have thought if the donkey had spoken up and said, ‘It’s not me! It’s not me’? That would only have revealed the donkey’s arrogance. No one was praising the donkey; they were praising the One that was riding the donkey.”

When Dave recognized the people weren’t trying to touch him but the One he was carrying, he let them touch him all they wanted and people were healed. This is exactly what happened with the first-century disciples. Peter had people line the streets so that if only his shadow would touch them, they would be healed (Acts. 5:15).

Look at an amazing passage of Scripture in Isaiah 45:11.

“Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”

What a powerful scripture! What does the Lord mean when He tells us to command Him? Well, He certainly doesn’t mean we are mightier and more powerful than Him and can order Him around. He means, concerning the things He has already done, He wants us to take our authority and command His power.

It’s like electricity. The power company generates the power and delivers it to your house. It’s not your power, but it’s under your control. You don’t call the power company and ask them to turn the lights on. No! They won’t do that. They generate the power, but it’s under your command. You simply flip the switch on the wall and command the power to work. Does this mean you are the power source? Certainly not! You can put a light bulb in your mouth, and it will never come on. You aren’t the power source, but you are the one in control of what that power does. You can plead with the power company all you want, but they won’t flip the switch for you. You have to assume your authority and acknowledge the power is under your command.

That’s what the Lord was speaking of. He has already healed everyone who will ever be healed. He did it two thousand years ago when He bore our stripes on His back. Then He deposited His resurrection power inside every believer (Eph. 1:19-20). He’s done His part, and now it is up to us to do ours. We need to take the authority He has given us and become commanders instead of beggars. This is a powerful truth that works, and it’s the reason we see so many miraculous healings. We aren’t just praying for the sick; we are healing them in Jesus’ name.

I know this line of thinking raises as many questions as it does answers, so I’ve produced a teaching on The Believer’s Authority. I have some radical teachings in this album. For example, who do you think made Satan? Most people think that God made Satan, but that’s not so. God created Lucifer, a wonderful, powerful, godly angel, but it was mankind who made Satan. There is a difference between creating and making. This could revolutionize your whole approach toward the devil. Satan isn’t using some superhuman, angelic authority against us; he’s using the authority and power that was given to man by God. Therefore, Satan can’t do anything to us without our consent and cooperation. Hallelujah!

You may visit and download or listen to the audio resources at this link:
http:(//www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1045a_spiritual.mp3)

Divine healing for harmful habits

The first top search word yesterday was “Andrew Wommack” and the second top search word was “pornography”. This health blogger believes there is an urgent necessity to find solution and healing for addiction. So I searched through Andrew Wommack’s teaching to see if there is any suitable healing material for this particular habitual bondage. I have found the following relevant teachings addressing the matter of the mind which in turn controls harmful emotion, physical desires and habits.

Hardness of Heart: A Condition You May Have and Not Even Know it…

http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/hardness_heart/

Harnessing Your Emotions

http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/harnessing_emotions/

Dealing With Temptation

http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/deal_temptation/

Decisions Determine Destiny

http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/decisions_determine/

Charles Finney-Being Filled With the Spirit 1-4 mp4

charles finneyToday this blogger is led to share some Spirit-filled audio teaching MP4 from Charles Finney (1792-18340. Here is his account an encounter with God the afternoon of his conversion. (excerpt taken from the source listed at the end of this post.)

There was no fire, and no light, in the room; nevertheless it appeared to me as if it were perfectly light. As I went in and shut the door after me, it seemed as if I met the Lord Jesus Christ face to face. It did not occur to me then, nor did it for some time afterward, that it was wholly a mental state. On the contrary it seemed to me that I saw him as I would see any other man. He said nothing, but looked at me in such a manner as to break me right down at his feet. I have always since regarded this as is most remarkable state of mind; for it seemed to me a reality, that he stood before me, and I fell down at his feet and poured out my soul to him. I wept aloud like a child, and made such confessions as I could with my choked utterance. It seemed to me that I bathed his feet with my tears; and yet I had no distinct impression that I touched him, that I recollect.

I must have continued in this state for a good while; but my mind was too much absorbed with the interview to recollect anything that I said. But I know, as soon as my mind became calm enough to break off from the interview, I returned to the front office, and found that the fire that I had made of large wood was nearly burned out. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received at mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. Without any expectation of it, without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such thing for me, without any recollection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Spirit descended upon me in as manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me.

Indeed it seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love; for I could not express it in any other way. It seemed like the very breath of God. I can recollect distinctly that it seemed to fan me, like immense wings.
No words can express the wonderful love that was shed abroad in my heart. I wept aloud with joy and love; and I do not know but I should say, I literally bellowed out unutterable gushings of my heart. These waves came over me, and over me, and over me, one after the other, until I recollect I cried out, “I shall die if these wavers continue to pass over me.” I said, “Lord, I cannot bear any more;” yet I had no fear of death.

Charles Finney-Being Filled With the Spirit.1-4.mp4

Please listen to the audio teachings. Pray and ask the Lord for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation as we listen.

(Charles Finney’s testimony is quoted from the following link: http://carlthomas.net/charles-finneys-testimony-of-the-love-of-god/)

Managing anger and emotions (resources)

We have seen many patients who suffer the symptoms to physical and mental (including emotional) illnesses with the root traced back to uncontrollable anger (and other emotions) and prolonged inability in coping with the related stress. Today this blogger is led to share this teaching by Andrew Wommack. I take the liberty to share the the links for audio download.  We all need this teaching. Let’s listen together and be rid of the lies and deceptions that have hurt many of us for so long. By now many are aware that substance (alcohol, drugs, many forms of addictions including excessive food, other forms of excessive and immoral sensual gratifications, anything that hurt and harm your own conscience, that some have resorted and to which are bound in bondage) abuses can only bring further damages in your bodies and your souls. Please listen and be healed from uncontrollable anger (rage) and unharnessed emotions. One very good related teaching is Andrew Wommack’s teaching on Spirit, Soul and Body too.

Anger Management by Andrew Wommack
Every person deals with anger. There is no escaping it. But are we dealing with our anger the way God’s Word instructs us to? There is a type of anger that is godly, but even the more common, ungodly anger is very misunderstood. It’s not people and circumstances that make us angry. In this teaching, Andrew shares truths from God’s Word on the subject of anger that are as rare as gold. An ungodly anger is the social norm today. Psychology’s diagnosis of the cause and treatment for anger is totally off-base. God’s Word tells us all we need to know to manage our anger in a godly way.

Godly Anger Real MP3
Ungodly Anger’s Source Real MP3
Anger Towards God, Others, And Self Real MP3


Harnessing Your Emotions by Andrew Wommack

We all have emotions, but do they rule us or do we rule them? Psychologists and Christians alike agree that actions are the result of inner thoughts and feelings, emotions. But that is where the agreement ends. The Word says that sin is conceived in our emotions. If that is true, then the Word must also give us a way to harness our emotions. Andrew’s teaching will present you with a new perspective on emotions.

Sin Is Emotional Real MP3
Psychology Vs. Christianity Real MP3
Self-Esteem Vs. Christ-Esteem Real MP3
Identity In Christ Real MP3

Links:
http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1044
http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1005

Anger Management (original article by By Andrew Wommack)Have you ever been mad at God? Certainly, everyone has had anger rise up against a person. And there are a lot of people who are angry with themselves. Anger is a problem all of us have to deal with.

Many people come from backgrounds where strife was just normal. Our culture is so full of envy and strife that it’s become part of life. We don’t realize how deadly it is. But realize it or not, strife will kill you. Listen to what James had to say about envy and strife:

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” (James 3:16)

Think about what this verse is saying for a moment. Envy and strife bring EVERY evil work. That is quite a revelation! You could be giving tithes and offerings and trusting God in the area of your finances, but if you’re living in strife, you are opening the door to poverty. You could be trying to take care of your body and meditating on healing scriptures, yet envy and strife will negate all of that and bring sickness and disease. No one who is trusting God for victory in any area of their life can ignore dealing with anger and expect to succeed. It’s that important.

This doesn’t mean we are supposed to be emotionless or totally passive people. There is a proper use of anger. If we don’t understand this and try to completely do away with anger, we will not succeed, and we will become passive in a way that allows Satan to run over us. There is a godly purpose for anger.

GODLY ANGER

Think of this: Every person on the planet has a temper. Why do you think that is? Do you think the devil created anger? No way! Satan never created anything. He doesn’t have the power to create. All he does is pervert the godly things God created.

It’s God who gave us the capacity to get angry. Anger has a godly function. But with most of us, it’s been perverted. We don’t need to get delivered of a temper; we need to learn how to manage that anger and direct it the way God intended — not toward people, but toward the devil and evil.

There is a well-known passage of Scripture that talks about a positive use of anger. Yet this passage is most often interpreted in a way that loses the true intent of what Paul was saying. Ephesians 4:26-27 says,

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil”.

This is usually interpreted as, “God knows you are only human, and you will sometimes get angry. That just happens. But it doesn’t become sin unless you let it persist. So make sure you confess and forsake your anger every night before you go to bed.”

There is no doubt that getting over anger quickly has great benefit. Confessing and forsaking anger before you go to bed every night is a good thing to do. But that is not what this verse is teaching. It’s nearly the opposite.

Paul is saying there is a godly anger that is not sin. God gives us a command to get angry with a righteous anger. Then he says, “Let not the sun go down on your wrath”. What happens when the sun goes down? Typically we stop working. The day winds down, and we rest and go to sleep. Paul is saying, “Don’t let this godly anger ever stop working. Keep it awake. Stir it up and keep it active!” Then verse 27 continues, “Neither give place to the devil”. If we don’t keep a godly anger active within us, we are giving place to the devil. What a revelation!

There is a righteous use of anger. Not understanding this has rendered many Christians so passive, they don’t get mad at the evil in this world. Therefore, Satan is having a free shot at everything we hold dear and holy. Our society is under attack, and our righteous anger that God has given us as a weapon is kept in its sheath and not used. This needs to change.

Look at what the Word of God has to say about a right use of anger:

“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil”. (Psalm 97:10)

“The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate”. (Prov. 8:13)

“The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom”. (Psalm 111:10)

“The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge”. (Prov. 1:7)

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good”. (Rom. 12:9)

These are just a few of the scriptures that speak of a righteous use of hate and anger. Look again at Proverbs 8:13: “Pride and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward [literally, perverse] mouth, do I hate”. Do we really hate those things? We should, but Christians as a whole do not hate evil. We don’t like evil, but few would argue that we literally hate these things. Some Christians don’t believe that we are supposed to hate anything, but that’s not what God’s Word says.

Jesus was sinless, but He had hate and anger. In John 2:14-17, which took place at the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and then in Mark 11:15-17, which took place the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry, Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple. He didn’t approach them meekly and say, “Guys, I’m sorry. I don’t want to hurt any of you, but I have to do this to obey my Father.” NO! He made a whip and beat the people and animals and turned over their tables. He was mad.

Where were the temple guards? I’m sure they were there, but Jesus was in a holy rage that paralyzed them from action. It’s certain that Jesus never sinned, but it’s also certain that He got very angry to the point of action. Therefore, there is a righteous anger. We need to discover the righteous use of anger and channel all of our aggression in the proper way. So, there is a right place for anger. But what about the wrong use of anger? All of us have to deal with getting mad at people. How do we overcome our unforgiveness and anger toward people?

UNGODLY ANGER

Have you ever prayed that the Lord would remove someone from your life who makes you angry? Have you ever prayed that your circumstances would change so that you would be delivered from those things that make you mad? If you have, you are not alone. But it’s not what others do to you that makes you angry. You will never be able to remove all aggravating things and people from your path. That’s unrealistic. Satan has more than enough people under his control to keep an endless parade of annoying people coming across your path.

You can’t always change circumstances, and you don’t have the authority to change others. But you can change what’s on the inside of you that makes you angry. That’s right. Our anger comes from the inside, not the outside. I know most people don’t like that. At first, it’s comforting to think that it’s what someone else did that made you angry, but that’s not true. If what other people do makes you angry, then you will always be angry because there will always be someone that treats you wrong. That makes you a victim and not a victor.

Accepting responsibility for your ungodly anger puts you in the driver’s seat. You only have total authority over yourself. You are the only one that you can really change. If you are trying to remove all the people and things that make you mad from your path, you will never win. But if you deal with the things inside you that cause your anger, you will never lose, regardless of what others do. That’s the example that Jesus gave us. He was able to look at the very ones who crucified and mocked Him and say,

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. (Luke 23:34)

Jesus not only suffered more than any of us ever have, He suffered more unjustly than we have. As God, He could have come off the cross at any time and wiped all of His accusers out. Yet He humbled Himself and even forgave His enemies. Some people think, “Well that was Jesus. I’m certainly not Jesus.” But Jesus wasn’t the only one who forgave those who wronged him. Stephen acted just like Jesus in Acts 7:60. As he was being stoned to death, he knelt down and cried with a loud voice,

“Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep”.

Paul commanded us to do the same thing in Ephesians 4:32:

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”.

Not only are we supposed to resist anger, but we are commanded to forgive those who trespass against us. We can’t control others, but we can control what’s inside of us that makes us angry. The key is found in Proverbs 13:10:

“Only by pride cometh contention”.

It’s not what others do to us that makes us angry; it’s the pride inside of us that causes us to get mad. I know that’s not what most people believe, but that’s what God’s Word says. This verse doesn’t say that pride is one of the major reasons for anger — it’s the only reason. What a statement!

I ministered this in Pueblo, Colorado, many years ago, and a man came up to me after the meeting and said, “I’ve got a lot of problems, but pride isn’t one of them. If anything, I have such low self-esteem that I hate myself. Yet I have a lot of anger. I just don’t understand how my pride is the source of my anger.” What this man was missing was a proper definition of pride.

Many people think of pride only as arrogance. But that’s only one manifestation of pride. Timidity and shyness are extreme manifestations of pride. Pride, at it’s core, is simply self-centeredness or selfishness.Timid and shy people are extremely self-centered people. I know this to be true because I was an introvert. I couldn’t look at people in the face and talk to them. I was so consumed with me that I was always thinking, “What are they going to think of me? Am I going to make a mistake and look foolish?” That self-centeredness made me shy.

If you have a testimony about what the Lord has done for you that could help someone, yet you would be timid about getting on radio or television and sharing it because everyone would be looking at you, then you have some pride issues that haven’t been settled. You may not be called to broadcast on radio or television the way I am, but we are all called to, “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” (1 Pet. 3:15)

So, pride is not only thinking we are better than others; pride can be thinking we are worse than others or just being self-conscious. It doesn’t matter if self is always exalting itself or if it’s debasing itself. It’s all self-centeredness, which is pride. Like it or not, understand it or not, pride is the source of all of our anger. As we deal with our own self-love, anger toward others will be defused. The only reason we are so easily offended is because we love ourselves so much. As we die to ourselves, we will be able to love others the way that Jesus did.

I have a lot more to share on this than what I was able to put into this article. I have a teaching entitled Anger Management. This is a three-part album that deals with truths I’ve never heard anyone else teach. I’m sure others teach this, but it’s certainly not common. The first teaching, entitled “Godly Anger,” will show you the proper use of anger. This is necessary in resisting Satan and his evil. The second teaching, entitled “Ungodly Anger’s Source,” will explain how self-love is the root of all of our ungodly anger. This is a must for anyone who struggles with a temper (all of us). The third teaching is entitled “Anger Toward God, Others, and Self.”

http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/anger_management

Harnessing Your Emotions (original article by By Andrew Wommack)

The Bible teaches us that our thoughts are the determining factor which controls our actions. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Romans 8:6 says, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Notice that carnal mindedness doesn’t just tend toward death — it is death!

No one can consistently perform differently than the way they think; therefore, we cannot change our actions without changing our thinking. It’s not just what we think about that needs changing, but we must change our thinking process. Our emotions are linked directly to how we think.

All people have a perception, or image, on the inside of them of what they are like. This image is not necessarily based on facts but on feelings. One negative experience can distort a person’s perception of themself for a lifetime.

For instance, some people who are beautiful may think of themselves as ugly or undesirable because of unkind words spoken to them as a child. Some who achieve great success still see themselves as failures, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

To a degree, psychology has correctly diagnosed this problem. Psychologists use terminology such as “self-esteem” or “identity” in relating these truths; however, today’s secular wisdom is totally inadequate to help a person change the inner self image.

First, most people shift the blame for bad self-esteem, or self-image, to someone else. It has become popular to blame others for every negative thing in our lives. People often say, “I came from a dysfunctional family,” “My problems came because I’m part of a minority group,” “It’s that woman you gave me” (Gen. 3:12). Other people are not our problem!

All of us have had negative experiences. The choice is ours whether we become bitter or better as a result of them. For every person who can claim some dysfunctional behavior because of a traumatic experience in their life, there are others who have had similar or worse things happen to them, yet they overcame their circumstances. Why? Because problems do not dictate failure; we have a choice.

Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” God Almighty gave us a choice. God doesn’t make the choice for us, and Satan can’t make it for us. We have the privilege and responsibility to choose blessing or cursing.

Placing the blame on others is denying the real problem, and it will prevent finding a solution. If other people are my problem, I’m in trouble because God did not give me the ability to control other people. The devil will always send someone across my path who knows how to hit my hot button.

If the problem is within me, then there is hope because through Christ, I can change. This is freedom. Regardless of what others do, I can prosper through Christ.

After psychology tries to place the blame for your problems on someone else, they try to bolster your self-esteem by having you focus on the positive things in your self and minimize the negative attributes. That’s not what the Bible teaches. Jesus said, “For without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Paul said, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are” (1 Cor. 1:27-28).

The Bible teaches that there must be an end to self-esteem before true service can begin. Christians should not try and store up the feeble positive attributes of their personalities. That is like trying to stop the bleeding from an amputated arm with a Band-Aid; it won’t work for long.

Regardless of how successful or talented we are in ourselves, we will eventually fail. If nothing else, we will get older someday and will not be as productive as before. If our self-esteem is rooted in our accomplishments, then it will ultimately fail. All the security we have found in ourselves will then come crashing down around us.

The Christian should have Christ-esteem. Just like the Apostle Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).

The secret to victorious Christian living is not found in self-improvement but in self-denial so that Christ can live through us.

This does not mean that God wants us to have a bad self-image. It just depends upon which self we are talking about. You see, every born-again believer has become a new person in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). (Eph. 4:22-24).

The old man is corrupt and, at his best, is incapable of living the Christian life. This is the self that most people try to patch up and feel good about. Give it up! We have to die to this old self life with all its good and bad, and find a new identity in Christ.

The new man is exactly as Jesus is (1 Cor. 6:17)! That’s right. We are a totally brand-new person in Christ. We have everything that Jesus has, in our spirits (1 John 4:17). We have a totally new identity in Christ. Why then would we want to fix up our old selves instead of just living in our new selves?

If we let the new man dominate us, we’ll walk in power and victory in every area of our lives.

How can you tell if your thoughts and emotions are coming from the new, born-again self or the old carnal self? God’s Word is the key. Jesus says in John 6:63, “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Any thought or emotion that agrees with what God’s Word says about you is from your new man. Any thought or emotion that violates God’s Word is from your old man or the devil.

If you are angry at someone, you’re in the flesh (old man). Just repent and get back in the spirit (new man) where you have love, joy, and peace (Gal. 5:22). If you are afraid, you’re in the flesh, “for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7). Instead of going to God and asking Him to remove the fear, just step out of the flesh and into the spirit where there is no fear (1 John 4:18).

This is so simple you have to have someone help you misunderstand it. The problem is that we have had a lot of help misunderstanding these simple, biblical truths, but we have a solution.

http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/harnessing_emotions

watch here: http://www.awmi.net/tv/2004/week19

harnessing emotionsSummary:
Sin is Emotional
This teaching reveals that positive emotions are not optional. God commands us to take control of our emotions. In fact, sin is conceived in our emotions. A person who doesn’t master their emotions is a person who cannot overcome sin.
Self-Esteem
Emotions are a result of how we think. A person who has low self-esteem is going to be depressed. But how does this square with the statements of God’s Word about denying ourselves and becoming nothing in our own sight before God can use us? The answer lies in Christ-esteem, not self-esteem. Our born-again self is the only part of us that we need to esteem. Anything less is destined to fail.
Identity in Christ
We need to analyze and then identify with the new self that we have become in Christ. This teaching will give you a look at who you are in Christ that very few Christians have seen. This is life-changing and one of the major keys to a victorious life in Christ.

 Every person deals with anger. There is no escaping it. But are we dealing with our anger the way God’s Word instructs us to? There is a type of anger that is godly, but even the more common, ungodly anger is very misunderstood. It’s not people and circumstances that make us angry. In this teaching, Andrew shares truths from God’s Word on the subject of anger that are as rare as gold. An ungodly anger is the social norm today. Psychology’s diagnosis of the cause and treatment for anger is totally off-base. God’s Word tells us all we need to know to manage our anger in a godly way.

http://www.awmi.net/store/usa/books/318

Andrew’s Book – Spirit, Soul & Body
This book contains the foundational revelation to everything Andrew teaches. It’s a must-read for every believer.

Book Description

Have you ever asked yourself what changed when you were “born again”? You look in the mirror and see the same reflection – your body hasn’t changed. You find yourself acting the same and yielding to those same old temptations – that didn’t seem to change either. So you wonder, Has anything really changed?

The correct answer to that question is foundational for receiving from God. If you lack this basic understanding, you’ll forever ask yourself doubt-filled questions like: “How could God love somebody like me?” and “How can I possibly expect to receive anything from the Lord? I don’t deserve it, I’m not good enough!”

Spirit, Soul & Body will help you to eliminate those and other doubt-filled questions that destroy your faith. If you have trouble receiving from God, this is a must-read!
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Sample Chapters

Table of Contents Introduction

Chapter 1 God’s Mirror

Chapter 2 Release What You’ve Already Got!

Chapter 3 Renew, Acknowledge & Experience

Don’t Accept Sickness and Disease

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Don’t Accept Sickness and Disease

Kenneth E. Hagin’s healed testimony

Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications

…Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
(James 4:7)

When I was a teenager, the doctors said I wouldn’t live. But I proved them wrong! I had two serious organic heart troubles and an incurable blood disease. I was also paralyzed.

The doctors said that my white corpuscles were eating up my red corpuscles faster than I could build them up and faster than anything could be done about it medically.

They said, “We’ll be honest with you. If you didn’t have the heart condition, if you didn’t have the paralysis, the incurable blood disease alone would prove fatal to you.”

But it didn’t prove fatal to me. In sixty-eight years, I have not had one single headache. I’ve proved God’s Word works. The last headache I had was in August 1933. I’m not bragging on me. I’m bragging on what I learned from the Bible.

Someone might say, “What would you do if you had a headache?” Well, first, I wouldn’t tell it if I did. And second, I’d resist it.

Some years ago, I was leaving the parking lot at RHEMA, and, all of a sudden, a pain hit me in my head. My head started hurting. I spoke up and said, “Oh no, you don’t, devil! You don’t put any headache on me! I don’t have one! I’m not going to have it!”

By the time I was heading down the road, it was all gone. You see, we make the mistake of ever accepting these things.

Confession:

I resist the devil and he flees from me. I resist sickness and disease. I refuse to accept anything that the devil brings my way!

how to walk with Jesus physically

In this passion week, we read of how the disciples walk with Jesus in His last ministry on earth. Today we divert to read some excerpts from a missionary in his autobiography about his physical walking with Jesus.

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Natural and Supernatural (Continued) Walking
Walking was more of an asset than a hindrance. Walking is considered the best kind of body exercise, and my example by walking was a help in making right contact. I walked thousands of miles over tiresome mountain trails. Many and many a day I walked as much as twelve hours in one day, from before dawn till after dark, a distance of thirty-five miles. One time when suffering from indigestion I was enabled by the Lord to walk twenty miles a day for three days in succession without more food than I would normally have eaten in one meal. Even so, I did not become fully exhausted. Although in the early days of my work in Ka Do Land I worked my way along many a weary mile over many a trying trail, at the same time I got the help of the Lord in a special way whereby the supernatural supplemented the natural. After a long hard day’s walk, followed by a meeting at night, the next day I sometimes felt so tired and weak that I wondered how I could possibly make the stage ahead of me over another long, hard trail. It all looked like a big mountain ahead of me. Many a time, after starting the day in this weak condition, I would begin to feel refreshed. The farther I walked the easier it became and the fresher I felt. I have ended such days not feeling at all tired. I may have started the day feeling too tired to walk at all, and then after walking twenty miles ended that day feeling as refreshed as though I had not walked at all. God can work miracles when need be. In later years when my work had become systematic, walking became easier. In looking over some of my letters that my wife published in our paper I was surprised how often in my letters to her I found this sentence: “Today I walked twenty miles without fatigue.”
Page 377
In all, how many miles did I walk? I had no pedometer. However, I knew that when walking on level ground at an easy, normal gait my average was three miles an hour. When the distance in miles was unknown, my method of reckoning was to keep a record of how many hours I walked. Although in ascending mountains my average would sometimes be less than three miles an hour, nevertheless, the energy required would be greater than necessary for walking the same number of hours on level ground. By adding to known distances the distance reckoned by walking- hours the sum total of my walking itineraries to and from and in Ka Do Land amounted to nineteen thousand and two hundred miles. How far is nineteen thousand miles anyway? I assume that would be equivalent to a walk around the world at my latitude near the tropic. How far is it from New York to San Francisco/ How many times could I have walked across the United States before exhausting my nineteen thousand miles?

Above excerpts are taken from: Under His Wings(Autobiography) By H. A. Baker

Please visit this site for the full story.  http://www.irisglobal.org/pdf/Under-His-Wings.pdf

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Missionary to Tibet, China, and Formosa:
Such a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit onto little poor Chinese Orphans, showing what is only possible when God’s anointing is at work. This book documents the visions and miracles that happened when revival broke out in their midst. The children saw angels, demons, heaven, hell, etc. They related their experiences to missionary H. A. Baker and his wife Josephine, who oversaw the orphanage where the children lived. The visions changed the children’s lives and behaviors. The children would lay or sit still for hours as if in a trance, and would reported their visions to the Bakers, who faithfully documented them.  Young children (new believers) who were untrained and ignorant of spiritual truths, spoke in the 1st person of Jesus with such boldness and eloquence, and as powerful as any old testament prophet, demonstrating the power of God on those who are surrendered to Him.

Resources for healing: effects of praise

AW effects of praiseToday we continue looking at the resources of praise: its power in healing.

Quote (excerpts): ” The truth is that praising God is not an option. Praise has a powerful effect on the believer, the devil, and on God. It is our highest calling.

How does praise affect the believer? When we praise God, we are acknowledging that it is not our own efforts that produce blessings and prosperity. In Deuteronomy, chapters 7 and 8, the children of Israel are told to remember to thank God for the abundance they will receive. God, not their own efforts, gave them wealth. Praise makes us humble.

Thanksgiving is also a way to abound in faith. Any time we operate in a high degree of faith, praise is present. Colossians 2:6-7.

When you are believing God for something and it is completed, praise is a natural response. What some people often neglect is that they can increase their faith with praise, and their answers will come more quickly.

How do you keep from focusing on the problem when you are in pain or have no money? The most important thing you can do is praise God.

When we pray, we should begin with praise and end with praise. The Lord’s prayer gives us this example, and Philippians 4:6-7

Praise will build you up spiritually and keep you from crumbling, “for the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Neh. 8:10).

Praising God doesn’t just affect us; it is a powerful weapon against the devil as well. Psalm 8:2. In the book of Matthew (21:16), at the time of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), Jesus quotes from Psalm 8. When he quoted this verse, he interchanged the words “perfected praise” for “ordained strength.” This is a tremendous revelation: Praise is strength (Neh. 8:10)!

Why does praise defeat Satan? Satan’s sin was jealousy of God. He is still driven by jealousy today (Is. 14:13-14).

The most important reason to praise God is that it ministers unto Him. Acts 13 describes a situation at the church in Antioch. Verse 2 says, “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

The truth is that God desires ministry. God is complete and self-contained, but He needs us to love Him.

Our number one priority must be to love God personally. Praise is giving of yourself to God — an intimate communion with Him.

Intimately knowing God is eternal life. Praise is a way to begin this love relationship with God. (John 17:3)”

Original article from Andrew Wommack. Read the full article here: http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/effects_praise

Free mp3 download here: http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1004

single DVD: http://www.awmi.net/store/usa/dvd_albums/3507_d

books and resources recommendation: healing and miracles

Healing the Sick: A Living Classic Paperback – Oct 1986 by T.L Osborn

http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Sick-A-Living-Classic/dp/0892744030/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=basrij-20

Healing The Sick-A Living Classic! Over 1,000,000 SOLD! Healing the Sick has been acclaimed around the world to be a modern-day classic on divine healing.

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Dr. T.L. Osborn  1923-2013

Dr. T.L. Osborn, world missionary evangelist, statesman, was best known for his mass-miracle ministry to millions. With his wife & associate-minister, Dr. Daisy, proclaimed the Gospel to millions of unreached people in over 90 nations for well over half a century of world-changing missionary-evangelism, preaching daily to multitudes from 20,000 to 300,000 people with God confirming his word by many astounding miracles and healing.
Throughout his ministry, T.L. Osborn has personally witnessed the miraculous healings of multitudes of individuals who have heard and believed on the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.

This is a powerful book, so powerful that thousands of people have been healed just by reading and acting upon the truths in this book! Now in an expanded and easier-to-read format, this Living Classic will continue to be a miracle blessing to all those who read it.

Written in a clear, simple and straight-forward style, Healing the Sick has been and will continue to be one of the Body of Christ’s foremost authoritative teachings on divine healing. The dynamic and powerful words, “I am the Lord that healeth thee,” will spring to life and become reality to you as you read Healing the Sick!

link to website: http://osborn.org/

(many resources)

Kindle edition:

http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Sick-T-L-Osborn-ebook/dp/B0042JUAMI

救贖與醫治/奧斯本著/醫治類

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本書是關乎神蹟醫治的權威教導,寫作簡明、清晰且直觸人心。成千上萬的人因著接受書中傳揚的真理,遵主而行,獲得醫治。目前全球已暢銷超過100萬冊,是神蹟醫治必讀經典!http://www.pcstore.com.tw/graceph/M03509900.htm
click the following headline for further reading in Chinese (点击以下去读这方面的教导和医治的祷告)
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God Wants You Well: What the Bible Really Says About Walking in Divine Health Paperback – July 9, 2010 by Andrew Wommack

https://citizenheaven.wordpress.com/healing-is-already-an-accomplished-work/ (read here)

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http://www.amazon.com/God-Wants-You-Well-Walking/dp/160683004X/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=basrij-20

Health is something everyone wants. Billions of dollars are spent each year trying to retain or restore health. It is a basic desire of all mankind. Anyone who likes sickness must be mentally sick! Yet, religion has told us that God is the one who wants us sick. It even tries to make us believe that sickness is a blessing. That’s just not true. God wants you well.

Healing is in Christ’s Atonement. Jesus died for our health just as much as He died for the forgiveness of our sins. This has to be the foundation of our faith for healing. Many Scriptures relate the healing of our bodies and the forgiveness of our sins in the same verse. Jesus went about healing all who were oppressed of the devil and told us to do the same. Jesus hasn’t changed, it’s the people who represent Him who have changed.

What about Paul’s thorn in the flesh? It is commonly believed that the apostle Paul had a sickness for which he besought the Lord for healing three times, and the Lord wouldn’t heal him. From that assumption, people teach that God sometimes wants us sick. In this book, Andrew reveals what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was, and it wasn’t sickness.

If it is God’s will to heal everyone, then why isn’t everyone healed? It’s not because of God. And it’s not just because we don’t have enough faith. We do have the faith to be healed. Jesus said the problem is our unbelief – unbelief cancels out faith. Instead of trying to get more faith or bigger faith, we just need a pure faith that isn’t negated by unbelief.

There are laws that govern the spiritual world just as there are laws that govern the physical realm. Electricity has been around since the beginning of the world, but mankind didn’t benefit from electricity until recently, not because it didn’t work, but because of our ignorance of the laws of electricity. Likewise, God’s healing is here and available. It’s only our ignorance of the laws which control the flow of God’s power that keeps us from benefiting from it.

click here to go direct to Andrew Wommack’s website for lots of resources including articles and audio teachings.

http://www.awmi.net/ 

Here is their round the world contact list: http://www.awmi.net/contact_us

中文翻译本(摘要)点击以下去读

好消息:神要你完全安好(摘译二)

好消息:神要你完全安好 (摘译一)

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John G. Lake: His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith Paperback – February 12, 2013 by John G. Lake by John G. Lake, Kenneth Copeland

http://www.amazon.com/John-G-Lake-Sermons-Boldness/dp/0881149624/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=basrij-20

For centuries, Christians have marveled at the reality of God s healing power and divine miracles wrought through the hands of men and women who have dedicated their lives to Him. From the early Church to the twentieth century, people have flocked to these ministers in a desperate search for healing and understanding of the power of God. One such minister, known for his great boldness, was John G. Lake. He brought an air of intrigue, faith, and encouragement to hundreds of thousands of believers in the United States and abroad.

Born in 1870 in Ontario, Canada, John G. Lake fought hard to survive a sorrowful childhood and make a material success of his life. Then, at the age of 37, he gave up all he had some report he gave up millions to seek God s divine purpose in his life. Within a year, Lake and his family ventured to Africa, bringing a storm of God’s supernatural healing power. After five years, he left the African ministry he began, leaving a heritage of more than 1,000 preachers, 100,000 converts and countless miracles.

He then returned to the state of Washington with a stronger faith in Christ and mightier anointing of God’s healing power. Shortly thereafter, Lake’s Divine Healing Institute made Spokane, Washington as documented by the United States Government …the healthiest city in the world… This book, which tells Lake’ s life story through an authorized biography and his sermons, show you perhaps more than any other how bold faith like John G. Lake’s can come alive in any believer who will receive.

Included in this unabridged and unaltered volume: -44 classic and timeless sermons of John G. Lake, 27 never before published -John G. Lake’s stirring, fully authorized biography -Powerful poems given to John G. Lake by the Holy Spirit -Original radio sermons by John G. Lake -Many historical photos -Foreword by Gloria Copeland

Here is the website link to healing rooms from John G.Lake’s legacy:

http://healingrooms.com/

find the locations near you:

http://healingrooms.com/index.php?src=local_choose