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this book opens the door to new hope and a new lifestyle with God as the “best friend”

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

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

God’s Value System

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

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

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

value to living.

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

When God Lives in You

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

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

through you.

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

* Whatever you plant, you will harvest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 INTRODUCTION (From LaDonna C. Osborn)

God’s Plan For You Is Good

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

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

3 What You Talk Is What You Produce

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

The New Confession

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

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

Start Your Miracle

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

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 4

Destiny Is Now at Work in You

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

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

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

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

Discovering Dignity

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 5

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

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

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

Who You re in Christ

Six facts of the new Christ life:

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

Start Your Own Miracle Now

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

His word is as powerful today as it ever was.

Excerpts from: YOU ARE GOD’S BEST 6

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

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

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

Love Proved Your Value

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

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

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positively healed!

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

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

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

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

a healed and well body

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isaiah 35New Living Translation (NLT)

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

35:10 Hebrew Zion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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TODAY’S TRUE BREAD FOR YOUR LIFE

Holy CommunionEat the TRUE BREAD TODAY AND RECEIVE LIFE.
John 6 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand
6 After this, Jesus crossed over to the far side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. 3 Then Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with his disciples around him. 4 (It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration.) 5 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.

7 Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money[a] to feed them!”

8 Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 9 “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”

10 “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. 12 After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves.

14 When the people saw him[b] do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!”[c] 15 When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself.

Jesus Walks on Water
16 That evening Jesus’ disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. 17 But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum. 18 Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough. 19 They had rowed three or four miles[d] when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, 20 but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here![e]” 21 Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!

Jesus, the Bread of Life
22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the far shore saw that the disciples had taken the only boat, and they realized Jesus had not gone with them. 23 Several boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the Lord had blessed the bread and the people had eaten. 24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went across to Capernaum to look for him. 25 They found him on the other side of the lake and asked, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

26 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. 27 But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man[f] can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”

28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”

29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? 31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[g]”

32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

34 “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”

35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But you haven’t believed in me even though you have seen me. 37 However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. 38 For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will. 39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day. 40 For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”

41 Then the people[h] began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”

43 But Jesus replied, “Stop complaining about what I said. 44 For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up. 45 As it is written in the Scriptures,[i] ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 (Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)

47 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. 48 Yes, I am the bread of life! 49 Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. 50 Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.”

52 Then the people began arguing with each other about what he meant. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” they asked.

53 So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. 54 But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57 I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will live forever.”

59 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

Many Disciples Desert Jesus
60 Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?”

61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what will you think if you see the Son of Man ascend to heaven again? 63 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But some of you do not believe me.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and he knew who would betray him.) 65 Then he said, “That is why I said that people can’t come to me unless the Father gives them to me.”

66 At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. 67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”

68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.[j]”

70 Then Jesus said, “I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil.” 71 He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, one of the Twelve, who would later betray him.

Footnotes:

6:7 Greek Two hundred denarii would not be enough. A denarius was equivalent to a laborer’s full day’s wage.
6:14a Some manuscripts read Jesus.
6:14b See Deut 18:15, 18; Mal 4:5-6.
6:19 Greek 25 or 30 stadia [4.6 or 5.5 kilometers].
6:20 Or The ‘I am’ is here; Greek reads I am. See Exod 3:14.
6:27 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
6:31 Exod 16:4; Ps 78:24.
6:41 Greek Jewish people; also in 6:52.
6:45 Greek in the prophets. Isa 54:13.
6:69 Other manuscripts read you are the Christ, the Holy One of God; still others read you are the Christ, the Son of God; and still others read you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

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

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.

Have no fear of any plagues (sickness)

i am a child of GodToday’s healing verses are from this psalm. This is a healed testimony from the psalmist (Moses or David). Note the four mighty names of God we can make our dwelling place:

Verse 1-2. Four names of God.

We commune with him reverently, for he is the Most High.
We rest in him as the Almighty.
We rejoice in him as Jehovah or Lord.
We trust him as EL, the mighty God.

Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 91
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Footnotes:

Psalm 91:1 Hebrew Shaddai
Psalm 91:14 That is, probably the king

Jesus saves and heals! Get rid of the obstacles!

Jesus_Healing_the_Man_with_Leprosy2What prevents us from receiving and living Jesus’ super-abundant life? What obstacles (Jesus calls them ‘defilement’) block us from receiving? Can we do anything to remove them?

We know of many human ways to prevent illness (body and mind), and many concern with physical food (intake). We read today what Jesus has taught His disciples on what make a person sick (unwell). Jesus has promised His believer an abundant life. Let us read and pray that the Lord give us discernment and understanding. Let us pray that the Lord shows us how to overcome those things that continue to hinder us from His divine healing and wellness. God wants us well. God has provided healing through Jesus for all who come to Him and believe. (Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24)

There is no defilement that Jesus is unwilling to cleanse and heal. A leper who was avoided and rejected by his community went to Jesus and asked for cleansing even though he was uncertain whether Jesus would do it. But Jesus responded with mercy and compassion and said He was willing. Jesus touched the unclean leper and healed him. (Matthew 8:1-3 )

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Mark 7:1-23 (NKJV) (Quotes in parts; boldness added; my notes in italics)

Notes: The Pharisees and scribes are executors and teachers of the Jewish traditions and laws originally derived from Moses’ teachings. Their tradition added minute and tedious man-made details to the original Law of Moses. The religious leaders scrutinized Jesus’ disciples to find physical proofs so that they could accuse Him and discredit Him and proclaim to the people that  Jesus was not a genuine teacher (Rabbi) of the Law. Because of jealousy, they were even attempting to find a way to sentence Him to death.  

~~~~~~Mark 7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when[a] they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault…holding the tradition of the elders…  And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

Notes: But Jesus knew what those enemies were scheming in their heart. They were hypocrites, acting and claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which their own behavior does not conform. Jesus pointed out that their heart were not right with God. Therefore they could not really obey and follow God’s commandments. 

~~~~~~Mark 7: He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:  ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’[b] For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men[c] 13 making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

Notes: Following the above confrontation with the religious hypocrites, Jesus went further to teach on what makes a person sick. Please note that He is not talking about hygiene here. He separated the person into two parts: the outer part and the inner part. Sickness originates from the inner part. Jesus used the term “defile” to describe the cause of ‘sickness’ (harm to our body). The body is created and programmed to filter and pass out visible refuse and waste. But there are other invisible refuse which cause harm to a person often without being detected. Jesus said that physical food cannot enter our heart. But the unseen evil can enter a man’s heart without detection and produces evil harmful outcome. 

~~~~~~Mark 7: 14 When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear Me, everyone, and understand…but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man… 17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him … 18 So He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?”[g]

Notes: What are the stuff that can enter the heart, put poison there, and produce evil outcome?  Thoughts, schemes, attitude, desires, actions, spoken words, behavior, conduct of lives (toward God, self and others). Jesus gave the following list of evil stuff that causes harm to a person: 

Mark 7:21-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

21 For from within, [that is] out the heart of men, come base and malevolent thoughts and schemes, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 acts of greed and covetousness, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained conduct, envy and jealousy, slander and profanity, arrogance and self-righteousness and foolishness (poor judgment). 23 All these evil things [schemes and desires] come from within and defile and dishonor the man.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 7:2 NU-Text omits when and they found fault.
  2. Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13
  3. Mark 7:8 NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.
  4. Mark 7:10 Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
  5. Mark 7:10 Exodus 21:17
  6. Mark 7:16 NU-Text omits this verse.
  7. Mark 7:19 NU-Text ends quotation with eliminated, setting off the final clause as Mark’s comment that Jesus has declared all foods clean.

Isaiah 53:4-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

1 Peter 2:24-25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

24 He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [a][as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

25 For you were going astray like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian ([b]the Bishop) of your souls.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:24 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  2. 1 Peter 2:25 Literal translation.

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/

Today we watch/read more healed testimonies

Speak-the-Word-OnlyToday we read more healed testimonies.

http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/blog/charis-blog/categories/healing

Charis instructor and Dean of Education Greg Mohr shares his healing testimony in this video.

http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/blogs/charis-blog/2015/1/14/my-healing-greg-mohr

Three spiritual truths from a story about a man who was seeking healing.

http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/blogs/charis-blog/2014/7/23/speak-the-word-only

“All of my life I had been sick in some way. I hated to admit it but there was a part of me that needed to be sick…”

http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/blogs/charis-blog/2014/7/9/carlies-healing

overcoming pain: a healed testimony (12-9-14)

Over the years I have crossed the threshold from studying pain management in the physical and mental realms to overcoming pain in the spiritual realm. I started by doing a post graduate degree course in community health administration and wellness promotion, which included health psychology amongst other relevant subjects. I was motivated to do the study because healthcare is indeed the number one global issue. My first research paper was pain management. I researched on what causes pain and how it has been managed by various ways: medical-pharmaceutical, psychological (including physical-behavioral-cognitive-emotive methods), physical exercises and nutritional therapy. I studied the brain and neural pathway of pain signals and gateway of pain communication and how the various pain control methods work on such pathways. Some of the methods that interested me include: diversions, distractions, blocking etc. I practiced on such short-term solutions myself, for example, at the dentist.

I was not satisfied with my study and finding. I concluded that none of the methods really guarantee a permanent healed solution. The above methods require considerable human efforts and they are cumbersome and difficult to apply in our simple ordinary living especially for those without the modern costly rising medical (and related) and educational amenities. In my study I came across scientific research papers on the healing effect of Christian prayers. It opened up a window to another dimension, the reality of the spiritual realm. Over the years, I have continued this pathway and I have found that this is the most reliable pathway for me to manage and overcome pain. Significant breakthrough came when I encountered the reality and power of the Holy Spirit, followed by learning how to use God’s words and promises in the Bible, the authority of the name of Jesus and the positioning of myself as a child of God, based on the words of God.

I have no formula for anyone. I can only witness that God is real. Jesus is real. The Holy Spirit is real. The Bible is God’s words. God does not speak in vain. He makes sure that every word He speaks accomplishes the purpose for which His words are sent. He sends His words and heals.

Psalm 107:20 :He sent out His word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.”

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (testified of Jesus, the Word)

John 6:63 “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (spoken by Jesus)

Isaiah 53:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].

Isaiah 55:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 So shall My word be 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.

Jesus carried my pains

What does Jesus expect the healed ones do?

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Carefully preserved?
Vacuum packed labeled fragile?
None of the above.
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A healed person does not automatically know what to do. Some continue their former sickness behavior. Then they start doubting whether they have really been healed. This applies to both physical and mental health.
Let’s read what healed behavior Jesus expects.
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Luke 8:26-39 describes a demon-possessed man who had been homeless, naked, living in a cemetery for a long time, healed by Jesus on their first encounter.
His healed behavior: fully clothed, perfectly sane, sitting at Jesus’ feet.
He begged to go with Jesus. But Jesus sent him home, saying, “No, go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.”
So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.
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Jesus allowed a group of former physical and mental ‘patients’ (including a very demonized woman called Mary Magdalene) follow Him as disciples and sponsors of His ministry.
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 Luke 8:1-3 Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, 2 along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; 3 Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.
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John 4:4-42 recorded an outcast woman of infamous reputation (married five times and then living with someone else’s husband) being set free from her emotional bondages.
She immediately turned into an evangelist and witnessed for Jesus and many of her countrymen believed in Jesus because of her testimony.
Jesus didn’t stop her.
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The formerly severely demonized man didn’t go back to live in the cemetery. The formerly physically ill, mental or demon possessed womend didn’t hide and rest at home as before. The outcast Samaritan woman didn’t quickly escape home and continued living an invisible life in the dark.
All came out into the light of Jesus and lived a full and dignified life as God has designed, planned and given.
This is their key to maintain their healing and the divine health that comes with the abundant life that Jesus has promised and given to all who believe.

John 15:1-10 Jesus speaks of the love that sustains the healed

In mental health, a common condition is the inability to sustain the healing received. Jesus speaks on how to overcome the condition and sustain your healing.
We can help ourselves by paying attention to anf practice what Jesus has said.
Summary:~~~
Jesus speaks of the healed relationship with God. It is like a branch continuously receiving the life juice from the vine tree. The healed condition results in a fully functional life. All the crippling mental health symptoms have no place in the Jesus vine! 
Not only Jesus, the Father in heaven makes sure of the pruning. 
Jesus has given His words to cleanse us. All we need to do is to hold fast to our position in Jesus Christ, and keep His words in us.
God and Jesus love us. They want us to love them by believing in the words of God and live out His words.
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Key success verse :
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
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BibleGateway
John 15:1-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
The True Vine
1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that doies not bear fruit He takes away;[a] and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[b] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Love and Joy Perfected
9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

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John 16 :20-24 Jesus speaks of depression

In the passage in John 16:20-24, Jesus speaks of depression and how to overcome.
Causes: sense of loss, fear, insecurity, confusion, trauma, pain, defeat,  hopelessness, helplessness.
Symptoms: weeping and mourning. Loss of desire for living. Obsessive thoughts.
Cure from Jesus:
1. Focus on seeing Jesus
2. Use the name of Jesus.
3. Talk to the Father in heaven. Ask the Father directly.
4. Believe that you will receive.
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John 16:20-24 New Living Translation (NLT)
20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. 21 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. 23 At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. 24 You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

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Luke 12:22-32 Jesus speaks about anxiety

Jesus has spoken on the mental health subject of anxiety. In the following passage from Luke 12:22-32, He has told us why we manifest the symptoms of anxiety, and how shall we overcome them.
Causes of symptoms:
1. Focus wrongly. Instead of the spiritual we over focus on the physical part of life.
2. Underestimate the length and width and depth of God’s love for us.
3. Unawareness and unbelief of the spiritual reality of God and His inherent goodness towards and bountiful provisions for us in our daily lives.
These would often result in opening up our mind for attack by the spiritual enemies. Anxiety is in the mind. Jesus calls it an anxious mind.
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How to overcome these anxious thoughts that could harm us?
Jesus’ words on the solution reveal an important truth:
We are not helpless. We can actually choose not to think of certain things.
He says the following:
1. Not to worry about everyday life.
2. Know that you cannot accomplish anything by worrying.
3. Know and believe that God cares about you more than you can ever care for yourself.
4. Put your priority on seeking God (know Him).
5. Know and believe that God is happy to give you the best (the Kingdom of God citizenship and all its benefits and entitlements)
6. This needs faith. But Jesus said,  “Don’t be afraid, little flock.”
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22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things[a] shall be added to you.
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Footnotes:
Luke 12:31 NU-Text reads His kingdom, and these things.

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Matthew 6:5-15 : Jesus speaks of prayer as a mental weapon

Prayer is an effective powerful weapon against mental torments. Jesus has taught us how to pray effectively.

The following prayer Jesus teaches is timeless. We can read it aloud and even sing it. I have personally witnessed and experienced powerful worship singing this prayer. The words become life. The power of the Spirit of God manifests. The glory of God descends. We all knelt down before the awesome presence of the Almighty God. Many of our ailments and infirmities were healed in His presence.

Jesus teaches us:

  1. prayer is a personal contact and connection between you and God.
  2. God does not judge your prayer by the length or the form. Just be natural and focus on Him being your Father in heaven.
  3. God loves without favoritism. Love and forgiveness come hand in hand.

Matthew 6:5-15 New Living Translation (NLT)

Teaching about Prayer

“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
    may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
    as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,[a]
12 and forgive us our sins,
    as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,[b]
    but rescue us from the evil one.[c]

14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Footnotes:

  1. 6:11 Or Give us today our food for the day; or Give us today our food for tomorrow.
  2. 6:13a Or And keep us from being tested.
  3. 6:13b Or from evil. Some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

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Matthew 6:24-34 Jesus speaks about mental health

We read what Jesus speaks about mental health. Jesus wants your mind well!

Notice the strong emotion He uses to describe how we str0ngly feel about the wrong things. What He says is not new. Humans have not changed since the beginning: doing the same things because others do them even though they know they will fail anyway. Passion is a natural emotion. But we need to choose where we put our passion.

Summary notes:

  1. one common cause of illness: loving the wrong target.
  2. key to healing: you can only love the right One.
  3. know God: He values your life and your body. He also cares for your mind and emotion.
  4. trust God.
  5. Do not repeat the things that others do when they know they will fail anyway. Only the mad repeatedly do the same thing and expect a different result!

Matthew 6:24-34 English Standard Version (ESV)

24 No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.[a]

Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[b] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:24 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions
  2. Matthew 6:27 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
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sleep in His arms

Matthew 21: He heals the blind and the lame

Jesus heals the blind and the lame in the temple.. Before He heals, He also notes the condition of their spiritual lives. He drives out the things that make them unclean. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, God, Jesus Christ. We are born again by the Spirit of God and His Word, to worship and praise Him. Prayers keep us focused on Him and Him alone.

Question to ask and meditate on: What are my personal blind spots? What hinder me from walking the healed abundant life of a child of God?  Pray that the Holy Spirit opens my spiritual eyes so that I may understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. (Ephesians 1:19)

___________________Bible verses:

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’[e]
Hosanna in the highest!”

10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God[f] and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’[g] but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”[h]

14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.

15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant 16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”

And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”[i]

17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there.

Jesus heals blind man on Sabbath

Healed experience: more about fasting

I have personally practiced consistent fasting and praying for several years now. The fruit is evident. I shall share in this post some practical ways for those who want to start and those who want to go up another level. I shall not presume anything for anyone. I pray that each believer seeks God personally and be led by the Holy Spirit.

Esther fast: this is a three days’ fast without food or water. Unless you have practiced this together with other more experienced believers and have prepared yourself by regularly practicing other minor fasting, don’t do this in your first attempt to fast! I sometimes modify by taking water and perhaps one to three drinks a day.

What to do during Esther fast?

I normally rise early to take a shower, freshen myself, sit or walk around the house a bit doing light minor housekeeping. I spend a lot of time listening to audio Bible using a portable speaker player. I can sit or lie down at intervals. My time for sleep may vary from the normal day. (Don’t over-sleep or lie down for too long at one time or you may feel muscle stiffness.) I usually take short naps at intervals. Listening to the whole Bible is a wonderful and rewarding experience. During intervals I pray softly if possible. On a full Esther fast, this may be difficult for some because you may feel dryness in your mouth and can hardly make a sound. However, during my past two corporate Esther fasts some of us were able to have our regular morning worship and praise sessions together.

Other fasts:

If you are a beginner, start by skipping one meal or reducing the quantity of your normal food intake. you may do it on alternate days. Someone may start with fasting three meals on one day each week. what to do during the meal time when you are fasting? Read the Bible or listen to the audio Bible. You may pray as you listen and are moved by the words of God.

I started with weekly one meal one day several years ago. Then I progressed to full fast from dawn to dusk one day a week. The next level is fasting three solid meals and taking only liquid drinks. From one day’s fast per week progress to alternate day’s fast. From seven days progress to fourteen, twenty one, thirty-forty days as led by the Spirit of the Lord.

There are many readily available Christian resources on how to fast. I bought a little book written by a Korean woman pastor who was known for fasting and praying. She was the pioneer for the prayer mountain. It was very practical and helped me to get started.

After I have practiced periodic fasting for several years, I found that I could make fasting and praying my regular way of life. It was a major breakthrough in my Christian walk. As written in my previous many articles, fasting is a powerful and effective weapon in overcoming many aspects of lives, including diseases. It is a good way of living for those who want to draw closer to the unseen God. The whole purpose of fasting is to focus on God.

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
fasting and praying - a Christian way of life
fasting and praying – a Christian way of life

recommended list: three essential teachings on blessings and miracles etc.

Here are my recommended list of 3 essential teachings today. Click on each title and go straight to the original web sites for full article and other free resources (MP3 download etc.)
Blessings and Miracles By Andrew Wommack

It’s true that we serve a God of miracles. But brace yourself, because what I am going to say about that will come as a total shock to some of you. The Lord’s preference is not to meet your needs through a miracle.

Now before you think I’ve lost all my faith, hear me out. I define a miracle as the suspension or superseding of natural laws, and personally, I’ve received many. There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord performs miracles and uses them like a bell to draw people unto Himself.

But let me ask you, would you rather receive a miracle of healing or live with the blessing of good health? Would you rather have the Lord perform a miracle to pull you out of bankruptcy or be so blessed financially that He wouldn’t have to? I think the logical answer to both of those questions is obvious.

It’s always better to avoid problems, which is the result of living in blessing, than it is to be delivered out of them, which requires a miracle…

The Believer’s Authority By Andrew Wommack

Is there someone in your life who just rubs you the wrong way? If there is, it may surprise you to learn that it’s not really that person who is creating the rub. There is someone else at work—your real Enemy—and he may be using them in an attempt to gain an inroad to your life. There is a spiritual war going on, and as a believer, you must be aware of it.

Many Christians have adopted a humanistic view of things. They do not realize the spiritual implication behind what is going on in their lives. What I mean by humanistic is that they only look at things on a surface level. They think most everything they encounter on a daily basis is either physical or natural.

The truth is, there is a battle raging every single day in the spiritual realm. That battle is for your heart and the hearts of every other person on earth. God is trying to influence people and draw them toward righteousness and toward Himself, to live consistent with Him so that His blessings can manifest in their lives…

Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh By Andrew Wommack

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Cor. 12:7-10)

This thorn in the flesh that Paul mentioned has been used and misused by Christians to justify submitting to nearly any problem that comes along. Satan has twisted this passage of Scripture to deceive many, many people into believing that God would not heal Paul, so how can they expect to be healed? Let us examine this closely and find out exactly what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was.

First of all, this “thorn” came because of the abundance of revelations Paul had received. Until a person has an abundance of revelations, similar to what Paul had, he is not going to have a “thorn.” That would disqualify just about all of those who have been hiding behind Paul’s thorn…

Jesus heals many