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).

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a healed and well body

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Isaiah 35New Living Translation (NLT)

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

35:10 Hebrew Zion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the power of God’s words to heal

God's words heal
God’s words heal

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

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

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

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

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

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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Resources Links: Healing School

healing-lossless“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.” I am led to post these internet links. I believe someone needs them. Please visit the sites.

Healing School Links
http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/programs/school-of-healing
Have you ever asked these questions:
Does God always heal?
Does God use sickness to teach?
Is God waiting on a change in behavior before He heals?
If healing is for all, why aren’t all Christians healed when they pray?
Isn’t healing really just a natural result of positive thinking?
If you have, you’re not alone. But for most, the questions still linger. The correct answers to these and other questions will change the way you see God and your relationship with Him. They will lay the foundation for healing in your life or that of someone you love.

Come, bring family and friends. Learn the truth, then witness and experience the healing power of God. (http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/watch-charis-live)

View the archives: http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/news/categories/1-healing-school
Healed testimony
http://www.charisbiblecollege.org/blogs/charis-blog/2014/7/9/carlies-healing
Carlie-praysI switched from sickness to health by Charis alum Carlie Terradez
“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.” Read Carlie’s amazing testimony of her own healing from epilepsy!
Quote: “I heard God speak to me:
“Carlie, you have held me outside of the Epilepsy. You don’t need to; I want to take it from you, if you want me to. In two weeks time you can be free from this if you choose to be. Flip the switch.””

an innumerable multitude of people had gathered

sowing parableThe word today is “multitudes”. Jesus heals the multitudes. The multitudes came to Him when Jesus was on earth to hear Him and be healed. The multitudes came with various motives. The multitudes responded according to their heart conditions. Jesus sowed the seed (His words) and the condition of the heart of each man in the multitudes determined what happened after that. In the parable of the sowing not all hearts bear a harvest in terms of the words heard. Some do not even germinate. Some have shallow roots and have backed off when encounter obstacles. Some are choked by the world in one’s heart. Only some become fruitful in varying degrees. The truth is: Jesus has come to this world in open and witnessed by many-the multitudes. Many have been given the chance to be saved and healed. Some have received and some have not. Is there another chance for the multitudes of today? Today is the chance. Reality check: heart condition.

Luk 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.

Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Luk 5:1 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,

Luk 6:17 And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,

Luk 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.

Luk 8:4 And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable:

Luk 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenesfn asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned.

Luk 8:40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.

Luk 9:12 When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”

Luk 9:16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.

Luk 9:37 Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.

Luk 9:38 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.

Luk 12:1 In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luk 13:17 And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.

Luk 18:36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.

Luk 19:37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

Luk 22:6 So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Luk 22:47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.

Luk 23:1 Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to Pilate.

Luk 23:27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him.

Twin promises that are prophesied and accomplished fact: salvation and healing

[1Pe 2:24 NKJV] 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.

[Isa 53:5 NKJV] 5 But He [was] wounded for our transgressions, [He was] bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace [was] upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

[Heb 9:28 NKJV] 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

[Rom 7:6 NKJV] 6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not [in] the oldness of the letter.

Sharing on healing and receiving from God

20160129_122940 copyI received this healing teaching recently. It says exactly many of us worried about. Why we still see the symptoms? How shall we deal with them?

Sharing on healing and receiving from God

(Mohr’s Intern – 1/25/16)

You speak to it, whatever it is, and then you praise God.

Warts on her daughter’s hand and feet were very upsetting to her daughter at 11 years old.

“We are going to pray and then every morning when you wake up you are going to say, ‘Thank you, Jesus, that they are gone.’”

It took 28 days and the warts were all gone!  What if she would have said after 2 days, “Nothing is happening,” and stopped?

When you have something visual on your body that you see every day in the mirror it is harder to believe.  “This is how it is for me.  When it is a pain on the inside of me it is easy to speak to.  But when it is something I see in the mirror, it takes extra more faith, right?”

God wants us to thank Him and praise Him as if it has already happened.  THAT IS WHAT BRINGS THE VICTORY.

If your victory is only going to take 11 days, could you take captive every single thought that comes into your mind that does not line up with the truth?  Can you put on worship music every time that symptom comes back or every time you get a thought of the issue that you have declared healing or victory over?

Can I say, every time I have a thought about it, “Nope, I have spoken over it and it is done!”

Only 2 Israelites entered into the Promised Land because the others did not trust God.  They complained, but they did not trust.  Even though they had seen miracle after miracle, they kept going back to that mentality of unbelief.

As we walk through this journey – whatever we are going through – it is so important to have the Word of God before our eyes the whole time.  We learn by seeing, by hearing, by speaking.  That is how the Word of God becomes alive in us.

Many times we take a scripture that we have in our head – that we already know – and we quote it and may even speak it out.

Kenneth Copeland said that we may know what a food tastes like, that it is good, but my memory of this food does not give my body nutrition UNLESS I EAT IT.  It is the same with the Word of God.

Denise, you may have knowledge of the Word, but you may actually be starving spiritually because you are not feasting on the Word.

When you are busy or hurting you may think it is enough to take out the scriptures that you have in your head, but the Word needs to be before your eyes.

The quick and powerful Word of God – Keep It Always Before Your Eyes.

Speak it.  Hear yourself say it.  Our words are more powerful than anyone else’s words.  Faith comes by

hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Our faith grows the most when our heart and our ears hear

our mouth speak out the Word of God.

Carrie Pickett:  Go back to basics. Spirit, Soul, and Body.

Have the Word in front of us all the time.  Have scriptures that you are looking at, speaking, meditating upon, and hearing.  Speak it out yourself.

We do not know when the end is coming.  The Israelites only had an 11 day journey but they made it take 40 years because they did not trust God.  We do not know how long our breakthrough is going to take.  But it could be only 11 days.  It could be only 28 days.  It may feel like we are in a corridor.

One of the reasons we are in a corridor is because God is trying to speak to us.

God is doing everything He can to move heaven and earth for me to get that revelation that I am believing for.  All He wants me to do is agree with Him.

Sometimes it looks like He is not doing anything, BUT HE IS!

Jesus is praying for me 24/7!!  What a blessing!  There is no one in this world that prays for us 24/7!  He wants me to get that revelation I need.

Andrew could have had the cancer on his ear taken care of by Doctors.  But he said, “If I am going to walk by faith, I need to stand on faith – this needs to go by faith.”

The biggest issue was all the unbelief people spoke over him.  Friends were saying, “That’s a melanoma.  That could be all throughout your body.”

The friends were in fear and they wanted Andrew to live.  Their motives were good, but they were not agreeing that he was healed.  What took so long for Andrew was that he had to get rid of all the unbelief.  He could see his ear and everyone else could see it.  When you have something visible and people speak it over you, even behind your back, those words need to be rebuked.

Think about what you say!  Don’t speak negative words over yourself or anyone…even if they cannot hear you.  We are walking with others on their journey.  We will not counter what they are trying to do.

We have to be aware that the delay is US, not the Lord.  The Holy Spirit wants to help us clean up the unbelief.

But NO CONDEMNATION!!  It is our journey that becomes our testimony!!

In your journey, when you feel it is never going to happen, remember that if the Israelites would have known that it was only an 11 day journey, they WOULDN’T HAVE COMPLAINED.  THEY WOULDN’T HAVE HAD ANY UNBELIEF.  They would have already “seen” the results and they would have trusted God.

We can ask God and sometimes He will tell us – but other times He says, “Trust Me, Trust Me.”

God is pleased with our faith.  Without faith it is impossible to please Him, so With Faith It IS Possible to Please Him!

He is looking for people who want to walk by faith.  Am I one of those?  Am I pleasing Him by my faith?  My faith is a testimony of the Gospel.

Maybe this thing I am dealing with I could solve itself.  You could have it removed or you could take medicine. “I challenge you today to ask God first.”  “God do you want me to walk this out by faith?”  “Make sure he says yes before you make a decision.”

“If we are not going to take something to believe for and walk it out in faith, how are we going to learn?”  How are we going to exercise our faith?  How are we going to know the power of God?

Just take what is bothering you – a mark on your body – a little thing – anything — and say, “Ok, God, I want to see this work.  I want this gone.  I don’t want to use all of the world’s ways.  I want to do it YOUR WAY – BY FAITH.  And I want to see it work!  It’s exciting because it is already done!  We know it is already done!”

The Israelites did have issues, like a slavery mentality.  BUT they saw all the miracles.  They could have believed.  They had the manna and the quail, and all the miracles back in Egypt that they saw first-hand, but they doubted God’s love, God’s power, God’s faithfulness.

Stay in that peace.  Stay in that thankfulness.  You WILL get your answer.  You WILL get your breakthrough.   You WILL get your revelation.   You WILL get your healing!

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

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

“Our Authority Releases God’s Power”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You may visit and download or listen to the audio resources at this link:
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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.

Healed testimony: depression

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Healed testimony: Personally I know of people healed of severe depression through God’s words and prayers. A primary care doctor started weekly Bible study and prayer meetings with a small group of Christin women (friends) who all had suffered from depressions. They had depressions for many years, gone through various treatments of psychiatric medications (with psychological therapies), and were still suffering the fluctuation of moods, and drug-associated side effects. Relationship and quality of lives were adversely affected. The outcome after months and years of persistent and consistent meetings was that all were able to resume functioning of their daily lives without regular doses of medications or lapses that warrant hospitalization. The Christian women who attended the meetings regularly were able to participate more in their daily living, and enjoy a better quality of life with their loved ones. Some went on to creating and building a successful career for themselves.

Here is a summary of what they do in the weekly Bible study meetings:

  1. Worship and praise God in Spirit and in Truth. Pray in the Spirit.
  2. Read the positive words of God in the Bible.
  3. Learn to watch the mouth and thought: not to believe and repeat the lies (negative thoughts) in the mind with the mouth.
  4. Learn to challenge the negative thoughts and substitute with positive thoughts (read in the Bible): believe in all the good things that Jesus has done for each of us, copy a list of them, proclaim aloud the list.
  5. Share and pray for one another, using the positive words from the Bible.
  6. Have sisterly fellowship. Share and pray for families and loved ones.
  7. Learn to focus on what God cares for instead of just themselves. Look at the big picture. Pray for the needs of others as they are led by the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit).

The materials used during the meetings:

  1. the Bible
  2. a classic book on healing: Healing the Sick

Posted in my blog previously. Highly recommended book: Healing

http://www.mimi-huayuan.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Healing-the-Sick_-A-Living-Clas-T.-L.-Osborn.pdf

It’s a book worth keeping, giving to others, and referring to from time to time.
http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Sick-A-Living-Classic/dp/0892744030

Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?

Love GodHas no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner? In today’s passage Jesus is teaching us what God looks for. God looks for the healed one who loves Him in action and gives glory to Him by a fearless and truthful healed testimony. Jesus has also highlighted a shocking but common fact: out of ten healed, only one took the bother to return to Jesus and openly acknowledged it was God (Jesus) who healed him and give glory to God. “One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done.” Jesus declared that this is an act of faith in God, and the healed man has received more than mere healing. He has received salvation! Faith in God is not hidden. It is open and can be seen by all. The Bible records many of such healed testimonies.

Luke 17:11-19

As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. 12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, 13 crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14 He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.”[b] And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.

15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” 16 He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.” *

*17:19 Or Your faith has saved you.

What Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God and Healing

special healing schoolWhen Jesus came to earth He preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God which included healing the sick. The Kingdom of God is about the Gospel and its application on earth as in heaven. It comes together with healing.

Here are some of the Bible verses that tell us what Jesus did:

[ Jesus Heals a Great Multitude ] And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
[ The Compassion of Jesus ] Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.

Matthew 6:10 New King James Version (NKJV) 10 Your kingdom come.Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.

Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Don’t Accept Sickness and Disease

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Don’t Accept Sickness and Disease

Kenneth E. Hagin’s healed testimony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confession:

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

Luke 10-11 seeing with Jesus

light in the dark

Jesus speaks of the difference between those who can hear and see and those who cannot. The difference is in the spirit. Only when one is joined to the Lord, and one spirit with Him, one can truly hear and see with understanding of the unseen realm’s reality. It is the Kingdom of God that Jesus speaks of. Sons of God are led by the Holy Spirit. Seeing what Jesus sees requiring the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and a deliberate active submission to Him (who is the Spirit of Christ).

Luke 10 summary: who are the ones who can see? They are Jesus’ disciples, appointed by God, sent out as laborers into His harvest, to preach the Kingdom of God, they listen to Jesus and obey, their names are written in heaven, they receive revelation from Jesus, they have chosen to hear Jesus’ words.

Luke 11 summary: they are the ones who are concerned with following after God’s heart, as Jesus has taught in the prayer His disciples ask Him to teach them. Their lives are about God’s Kingdom, God’s  will, God being exalted. Jesus has provided them with the one key: they can ask God for the Holy Spirit.

How do you know whether you have the Holy Spirit? Jesus uses the example of a lamp. You either have the light or you don’t have. And everybody can see as light cannot be hidden. One positive outcome is that you can see as Jesus expects you to see. Others can see that you can see too. Light cannot be hidden.

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Bible verses from Luke 10-11 are quoted in parts, and the boldness of some phrases are added by this writer).

Luke 10

those who can see as Jesus sees:

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also,[a] and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as…

Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.

16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”

17 Then the seventy[e] returned with joy, saying, “Lord,  even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather[f] rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

22 All[g] things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see;

38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[k] feet and heard His word41 And Jesus[l] answered and said to her (Martha) .. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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Luke 11

So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,[a]
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.[b]
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”[c]

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

28 But He said, More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

walking with Jesus : Luke 7 what Jesus wants us to see

we read from Luke 7 what Jesus wants us to see.

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Jesus says clearly whom He wants to see, including all the disciples: John’s disciples who come to see Jesus on behalf of John; Jesus’ followers who are with Him at the time; and we who are now reading His words. Seeing alone is not sufficient. Jesus says, go and tell what you see.

Jesus also warns of the wrong responses: some see the physical (the seen) part and take offense, because they are jealous of Jesus. They cannot accept that Jesus is God. They too want to be God.

22 Jesus answered and said to them, Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

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Jesus wants His disciples (believers) to see His authority (which is unseen) and obey. In this following episode, a Roman centurion can see but the Jews cannot see. How can one see authority and submit to it? One has to be enlisted (like a good soldier ~2 Timothy 2:3-4).

“But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” 10 And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.[a]

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Jesus wants His disciples to see the power comes from what motivates Jesus, the great love of God, as in the following case of Jesus raising the widow’s son from dead.

13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.

16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

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Jesus wants His disciples to see how the commandment “you shall love your God with all your heart” can be put in practice. God likes and wants us to interact with His love. He has loved us so much that He gave us Jesus. He wants us to respond to His great love.

The following woman is a perfect example.

41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”

And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?

47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

walking with Jesus: Luke 6 the right use of Jesus’ power

Jesus heals manyJesus has the authority and power to forgive, save or to judge and condemn. He has chosen to forgive and save. Jesus is concerned with the right use of His power by those who believe. We read from Luke 6 to see what this means.

Jesus states and demonstrates clearly with power that He is the Lord of all, even the most sacred day the religious Jews honor with their lips and ritualistic practices. Jesus teaches about what the right and wrong purposes for the use of power are:

The right use of power: power is meant to heal the sick and save a life; power is for making prayers (make the right choice and decision; pray for the enemies; condemn not)

The wrong use of power: accuses, misleads, judges critically and condemns others, thereby condemning selves.

Luke 6 (in parts)

Jesus is Lord and He heals and saves

And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?”[b] 10 And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man,[c] “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

17 And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, 18 as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.

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Jesus does the right thing at the right time; Jesus is concerned with the first things first: save lives. Make whole. Bear the fruits that the Father in heaven wants.

12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:

27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.

35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

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Jesus puts two scenario before man and let each individual choose. Every choice has a consequence.

Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?”

37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned.

39 And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[g] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?

walking with Jesus: who is Jesus? Luke 3-4

Jesus prayswho is Jesus? we read from Luke 3-4 and pray that the Holy Spirit reveals to us.

Luke 3 (NKJV) (quoted in parts)

as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying:….the Lordthe salvation of God

15 Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not, 16 John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.”

21 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph

Luke 4 New King James Version (NKJV) (quoted in parts)

Satan Tempts Jesus

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into[a] the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil.

12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”[i]

13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. 15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up.

17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[j]
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”[k]

20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. 30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.

Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit

31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. 32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.

36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37 And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset

40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Christ,[n] the Son of God!”

And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; 43 but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” 44 And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.[o]

walking with Jesus: Luke 2 who is Jesus?

6 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.

13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
    and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

22 Then it was time for their purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child; so his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.

25 At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him 26 and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, 28 Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace,
    as you have promised.
30 I have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared for all people.
32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations,
    and he is the glory of your people Israel!”

36 Anna, a prophet, was also there in the Temple. 38 She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem.

41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual.

46 Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions.

49 “But why did you need to search?” he asked. Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”[

Jesus peaceThe Birth of Jesus