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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Andrew Wommack in Asia

This is for those who are in Asia. Andrew Wommack’s forthcoming events in Asia:
screenshot-2016-09-09-10-53-16Jakarta Indonesia Gospel Truth Seminar
Jakarta, Indonesia October 22 – October 24

Jakarta City Blessing
Jakarta, Indonesia October 23

Hong Kong Gospel Truth Seminar
Hong Kong, Hong Kong October 29

Hong Kong Gospel Truth Seminar
We invite you to join us October 29, 2016 for a powerful time of teaching as Andrew shares the Word of God. Andrew’s profound revelation of the Word is taught with clarity, simplicity, and a special emphasis on God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith.The seminar is free; come and be blessed! Bring your family and friends. Andrew’s ministry of the Word will change you, encourage you, and set you free. Many will be saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and healed. You’ll be glad you were there!

Seminar Details

For more information contact: www.cbchk.hk
awmhkconference@gmail.com
852 5469 5788

City Church International
Hong Kong, Hong Kong October 30

Meeting Details: Pastor Rob Rufus
For more information:
Website: ccihk.com
Phone number: +852 6735 9076
Email: ryanrufus@gmail.com

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

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/)

a better way to pray for healing

AW healing 2016Why are your prayers for healing not answered? How to receive healing through proclaiming the words of God? How long will it take for you to be fully restored to health? I listened to this series recently and found that the teaching is relevant for us today. I have included an article here so you have some ideas on the teaching. I have also included three audio MP3 links at the end of this blog. Do download and listen. There are important revelations. KNOW THE POWER OF GOD’S WORDS.

Psalm 89:34 New King James Version (NKJV)
My covenant I will not break,
Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.

http://www.awmi.net/reading/teaching-articles/better_pray/
A Better Way To Pray by Andrew Wommack
Decades ago, I was participating in an all-night prayer meeting bombarding the gates of heaven. I remember beating the wall and yelling, “God, if You loved the people in Arlington, Texas, half as much as I do, we’d have revival!” Immediately, my lightning-fast mind realized that something was seriously wrong with my theology. What was I thinking?

Did I really believe I loved these people more than God did? No, not exactly. Like many Christians, I believed God was angry with the human condition, and it was up to me to turn Him from wrath and judgment. I was interceding, or so I thought, pleading with God on the behalf of others. What could possibly be wrong with that? As I learned later, a lot.

The things the Lord has revealed to me about prayer since then have totally changed my life, and I’m now seeing miraculous results. If you aren’t getting the results you know the Lord wants you to have, maybe it’s time to consider a better way to pray. I’m not saying that anyone who doesn’t pray as I do is “of the devil.” I wasn’t “of the devil” in the way I used to pray. I loved God with all my heart, and the Lord loved me. But the results weren’t there.

First, we need to recognize that God isn’t angry at mankind anymore. He is no longer imputing or holding our sins against us.

God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:19

We are NOW reconciled to God through Jesus. That means we are in harmony and are friendly with God right now. He isn’t mad; He’s not even in a bad mood. The war between God and man is over. That’s what the angels proclaimed at the birth of Jesus.

Luke 2:14 says—

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

These angels weren’t saying that peace would reign on earth and that wars between people would cease. That certainly hasn’t happened. They were proclaiming the end of war between God and man. Jesus paid a price that was infinitely greater than the sins of the whole human race.

God’s wrath and justice have been satisfied. Jesus changed everything. God isn’t angry. His mercy extends to all people. He loves the world— not just the church— but the whole world. He paid for all sin.

The Scripture says in 1 John 2:2—

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

In the Old Testament, God’s judgment was poured out on both individuals and nations. In the New Testament, God’s judgment was poured out on Jesus. That is the nearly-too-good-to-be-true news of the Gospel. We no longer get what we deserve; we get what Jesus paid the price for, if we will only believe.

Before I understood this, I would say, “If God doesn’t judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” Now I say, “If God judges America, He will have to apologize to Jesus.” Understanding what Jesus did completely changes our perspective.

Second, Jesus is now the Mediator. A mediator is one who seeks to reconcile, or make peace between, two opposing parties. In the Old Testament, man had not yet been reconciled to God through Jesus. The people needed a mediator, someone to intercede with God on their behalf. That is where we find people like Abraham and Moses pleading with God.

In Genesis 18:23-25, Abraham interceded with God on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah:

Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? [24] Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? [25] That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

In fact, Abraham actually negotiated with God until He agreed not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of ten righteous people. But there weren’t ten righteous people in the whole city, and only some of Lot’s family survived. A similar account is recorded in Exodus 32:9-12 and 14. Here God was furious with the people, and Moses interceded for them:

The Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: [10] Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. [11] And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? [12] Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. [14] And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Moses actually told God, “Repent!” What nerve! What’s more amazing is that God repented. From these and other stories in the Old Testament, modern-day “intercessors” believe we, too, must stand in the gap, or mediate, between God and man. Just as I did decades ago, they believe we must plead with God to save the lost, to withhold His wrath from those He is ready to judge, and to be merciful to those whose needs He is unwilling to meet because of their unworthiness.

That couldn’t be further from the truth , but it is what’s being taught in many churches today. It ignores the fact that Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father (Heb. 10:12), ever making intercession for us (Heb. 7:25). If Moses or Abraham could persuade God, don’t you think Jesus could do at least as well?

In 1 Timothy 2:5, we read—

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

In the New Covenant, Jesus is the ONLY mediator needed to stand between God the Father and mankind. Sin is no longer a problem with God; it’s been atoned for, and we are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. That is how God sees us. If we understand that, it will change the way we pray.

It was appropriate for Abraham and Moses to pray as they did because God’s wrath had not yet been appeased through Jesus. Today, under the New Covenant, if people try to mediate in that way, they are actually antichrist—against Christ. They are saying that Jesus was not enough and are not esteeming what Christ has done. When Jesus became our Mediator, He put all other mediators out of business—forever. I know these words are strong, but they are the truth.

Satan is behind much of the wrong teaching on “prayer.” Consider how crafty his plan is and the fruit it produces. He has convinced believers to stay in their closets, taking the place of Jesus in intercession. They spend hours pleading with God to turn from His wrath, to pour out His Spirit, and to meet the needs of the people.

Meanwhile, families, coworkers, and neighbors are going to hell and dying from disease. The Bible doesn’t say that salvation comes through intercession but by the foolishness of preaching (1 Cor. 1:21). And we are not told to pray for the sick but to heal the sick (Matt. 10:8) by commanding healing into their broken bodies.

We have been deceived into believing prayer is all about persuading God to release His power. We believe that He can save, heal, and deliver but that He is waiting on us to shape up and earn it. The truth is, we don’t deserve it, and we will never be good enough. Because of Jesus, all that God has is ours. That’s good news. We no longer need to beg or plead; we need to exercise the authority He has given us and receive His blessings.

Audio teaching
SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN (HOW TO GET RESULT)
PRAYER IS A PROCESS (WHY RESULT TAKES TIME)
THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF PRAYER

(http://www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1042d_mountain.mp3)
(http://www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1042e_process.mp3)
(http://www.awmi.net/audio/audio-teachings/#/awm_1042c_purpose.mp3)

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

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.””

THE SECRET PLACE (more resources)

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

How to receive a miracle (updated resources)

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

God's Way of Healing

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

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Letter to a friend on divine healing and prayer

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Walking by faith and not by sight

Dearest friend:
My own experiences with God and His reality in all aspects of my own life have emboldened me to share and pray for others. I shall continue to pray for them every day as led by the Lord.
Nowadays I kneel down when I take Holy Communion and pray. I find that it’s natural to do so. My spirit leads me to be more clearly aware of the presence of the invisible great and holy God.
The trouble with some who feel that they do not experience God is that they may have taken God’s holy and awesome majestic presence for granted. I have not read anywhere in the Bible that says that God has changed from the Almighty Holy God to a man-like Santa Claus. I am convinced that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has revealed Himself in the Old Testament clearly the matters about Him and what He demands of His worshippers. Other religions bow and kneel to their gods. What makes Christians think we are exempted from physically showing our respect and honor to our God?
My spiritual breakthrough came when I learned to bow down (kneel down) before God many years ago. The physical act of faith is real in the spiritual realm. I join the angels and elders in heaven to kneel and worship the real God. Up there.
I pray the words of God by faith for healing and receiving healing. I live by faith in the words of God. No need to reason out why God’s words work. Just believe by faith and receive by faith.
I believe that’s why I have progressed faster in my spiritual walk with the Lord. By faith I carry out the act of Faith. Keep reading the words (especially what I have in my the position in Christ) and proclaiming them. Believe as I proclaim. Do every day as I wake up to face a new day, I kneel down, worship and proclaim the greatness of God and His worthiness to be worshipped and praised; I focus on Him and not on me; I don’t have to keep saying what He has given me. It’s already evident. Even if He hasn’t given me anything or I haven’t received them yet, I give Him praise and thanks. Because he is my Creator and Owner.
Yesterday the young pastor said the same thing. He has broken through in his spirit! Because he has followed the Holy Spirit when he preached. The Lord has confirmed to me what he was going to speak through this pastor’s sermon yesterday before I heard him preaching what I already knew and practiced in my spirit before I went to church and also during the first worship song, “How Great thou Are”. During the singing of this hymn I knelt down despite the fact that no one kneels down in this church. Tears streamed down my cheek when I knelt before the great God in heaven.
My God is real.
I have prayed for the gift of faith for you and for me. We heal others by faith. I ask for the faith of the Son of God to manifest in us. We walk by faith, by the Spirit and by the Word of God in the Bible.
I have started praying for your direction for third year. I asked the Lord which option is the one He has assigned you. So far my answer is W____. I have no definite confirmation yet. I shall continue to pray for you to choose the right place for the right motive and purpose and at the right time with the right co-workers and resources. You too ask the Lord.
Ask and you will receive. Ask for accurate hearing and obeying His will for you, and ask that He confirms in the Bible words. Don’t let human limitations limit God’s best plan for you. Do not follow the old pattern (your past ministry in teaching and sharing the words of God in divine healing, familiar cultural environment, and the language you are already good and comfortable at). You may be called to learn and experience a new ministry and currently seem not to have significant natural resources for it. God will supply you with the gifts and resources in ways you never imagine or dream of. If it is God’s will for you ta take up that new ministry, He will make all arrangements smoothly and open the door for you with good godly mentors and brethren to help you and make way for your internship all the way. He will give you more than sufficient grace and favor from heaven and from earth.
Your role is to ask God, hear Him, and listen carefully and receive confirmation.
I am learning the same too. I have asked the Lord to continue to open each new door, send invitations, hospitality and resources to me through trusted Christians, confirm such initiatives with His words, signs and wonders too. I asked the Lord to finance all aspects of my ministry and assignment in His plan. I asked for divine health to carry out. I asked for Psalm 91 protection. I asked for full armor of God. I asked for His similar blessing for my loved ones.
Ask and you will receive. Ask according to His will and your prayer will be granted.
Love, your brethren in Christ.
Monday, February 8, 2016

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!

Healed testimony: power and faith

Kenneth E HaginHow do people get healed? Here is a healed testimony and classic advice from a man of faith:

“It was the next morning when her faith gave action to the power that had already been ministered to her body. If her faith wasn’t there to give action to that power, there wouldn’t have been a final manifestation of healing. ”
“I am sure of this: Healing is by degree based on two conditions: (1) the degree of healing power administered; and (2) the degree of faith that gives action to the power administered. Hebrews 4:2 says, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

You’ll not receive any healing from Heaven if you do not believe there is any for you. You’ll never get it applied to your body, soul, or spirit so that it will do you any good—until you lay hold of it intelligently and receive it. ”

Confession: Faith and power are an unbeatable combination! I mix my faith with the power of God to receive healing for my entire being. (Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.)

ALL ABOUT FAITH

Hebrews 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

By Faith We Understand and believe

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

 

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/

the secret of success behind Rolland and Heidi Baker

weddingLike many who seek healing from divine origin, we want to know the secret of success of those who walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, witnessing to thousands, saving and transforming countless lives, and are always being confirmed by the Lord’s working signs and miracles in their midst. Today I recommend the following sharing from Rolland Baker.

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Five Essential Core Values, written by Rolland Baker Pemba, Mozambique, 11/2/2015

Hi everybody!

A lot of people want to know more about our Iris values and “DNA.” I know I’ve written about these before, but I think in the Lord that it would really help if I sent you this. It’s a very fresh and to-the-point description that is a transcript of an interview I gave awhile ago. May Jesus take these words and richly touch you. More power, love, peace and joy for you today in the Holy Spirit!
These five core values have been absolutely necessary for Iris to continue to function and exist. If we didn’t have even just one of these core values, we wouldn’t still be in missions, much less in Mozambique. We might not even be saved, we would be so discouraged! We have been at that point, you know. There have been times when Heidi and I would quit the ministry every three days because of incredible difficulty. So what are those specific things that keep us going, the things that keep the Christian life exciting? What are those things that give us motivation to keep following God?These things could be expressed in so many ways. I spend weeks teaching on these things in Harvest School. And I only have a few minutes here, so here we go! This is the Reader’s Digest condensed version!

1. We understand we can find God, and can experience intimacy, communication and companionship with Him in His Presence, if we share His love for righteousness….

2. We are totally dependent on Him for everything, and we need and expect miracles of all kinds to sustain us and confirm the Gospel in our ministry.

3. Look for revival among the broken, humble and lowly, and start at the bottom with ministry to the poor. God chooses the weak and despised things of the world to shame the proud, demonstrating His own strength and wisdom. Our direction is lower still.

4. We understand the value of suffering in the Christian life. Learning to love requires willingness to suffer for the sake of righteousness. Discipline and testing make saints out of us, and produce in us holiness, without which we will not see God’s face and share His glory. With Paul we rejoice in our weaknesses, for when we are weak we are strong.

5. The joy of the Lord is not optional, and far outweighs our suffering! In Jesus it becomes our motivation, reward and spiritual weapon. In His Presence is fullness of joy, and with Paul we testify that in all our troubles our joy knows no bounds (2 Cor. 7:4). It is our strength and energy, without which we die.

(Continue to read the whole message from the following link: https://www.irisglobal.org/news/newsletters/view/five-essential-core-values )

Rolland and Heidi’s roots (written by Rolland Baker)

Heidi and I began Iris Global (previously Iris Ministries) in 1980, and have been missionaries since then. We were both ordained as ministers in 1985 after completing our BA and MA degrees at Vanguard University in southern California. I majored in Biblical Studies, and Heidi in Church Leadership. I am a third-generation missionary born in China, and raised in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I was greatly influenced by my grandfather, H. A. Baker, who wrote “Visions Beyond the Veil,” an account of the extended visions of heaven and hell that children received in his remote orphanage in southwest China two generations ago.

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

Further testimony of the healed: this blogger

Jesus walking_on_waterThis blog is all about healing. Today this blogger ponders on the difference between believing in the unseen by faith and believing only when seeing the physical. I have already posted many helpful links to articles, audio and video teachings on healing. I have also posted testimonies of the healed. I have also seen repeatedly cases of failures in receiving healing and asked the question “why”. I asked the Lord and sought answers from the Bible. I do not have a fit all answer. I can only admit that God is big and great. Without the Holy Spirit’s guidance no one can understand the way of God.

Here are some of my personal observations from today’s reading of 2 Samuel 5:17-25

  1. David asked God every time even when he was confronting the same enemy. He did not presume he knew it all. Past success in a similar battle did not deter him from seeking afresh God’s opinion and direction for the current battle. When the Philistines heard that he was anointed king they came in full force to destroy him. He asked God two questions: “Shall I go and attack them?” “Will You deliver them into my hands?” He first made sure it was the right time, right place, right strategy and that he had the right resources. On a second occasion he asked again and obeyed God’s instruction to fight the battle differently. On both battles he won of course. “So David did as the Lord commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.”
  2. What has this got to do with healing? This blogger has learned that God’s way of healing is all about hearing God and believing, just as Davie did in this historical example. Like David, ask the Lord. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you and guide you.
  3. Like David, never try to rationalize and give credit to anyone else for your healing. David always remembered and declared and made sure others too believe it was God who helped him. He wrote about it. He sang about it. He named places about it. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me. So that place was called Baal Perazim.” (2 Samuel 5:20)

I have seen and heard Christians rationalizing their own or their loved ones’ healing by saying it’s something they eat or do or someone else does or whatever… I am shocked and sad that such spiritual unbelief continues in the hearts of Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. Everything that Jesus did was supernatural. He lived a supernatural life! Yet some Christians no longer think much of the supernatural (spiritual). Because I have personally received my own healing many times over a variety of health matters, I know what unbelief can do to a health condition. Unbelief is a sickness itself. Unless you up-root it you will continue to live with the number one hindrance to healing. How to up-root unbelief especially when it is deeply rooted in the intellect? Jesus has given one solution: by dying to self. ‘Self” lies in the domain of the intellect. Die to self. Live to God. How can one truly die to self?  This blogger’s experience is that one has to encounter and know God as real in the spiritual. Spiritual reality of God is a must. I have been fully convinced and converted by this reality of the spiritual God.

Testimony: The intellect was the number one enemy to receiving healing of my own diseases. When I trusted God without any more reason and excuse I received my personal healing.

Relevant Bible verses:

So he 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 Almighty.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord

But the Egyptians are mere mortals and not God; their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, those who help will stumble, those who are helped will fall; all will perish together.

John 16:13 [Full Chapter]

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,

these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
1 Corinthians 2:13-15 New International Version (NIV)13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[a] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual

The Holy Spirit comes into our lives imperceptible

Derek PrinceThe Holy Spirit comes into our lives imperceptible, not recognized, often not understood, and begins to draw us in a new direction. I can remember so vividly when this really started to happen in my own life, I couldn’t understand what was happening. All the things that had been so tremendously exciting and attractive lost their appeal. I thought I was getting old before my time. I just could not understand. I would go out to dances, which I used to love, drinking parties, fall asleep at midnight. I thought, I must be
getting old before my time. But the Holy Spirit had already begun to separate. And I looked at those pleasures and those entertainments and those activities and they seemed so strange and remote. I thought, How could I have found pleasure in those things? But I knew nothing of salvation, I knew of no alternative. I just thought, Life is losing its real significance. I’ve not got that taste for pleasure. I haven’t got those appetites I used to have. And then there came a moment when I was confronted with the
preaching of the cross. And as far as I was concerned, no one had to tell me, I knew very clearly that I had to make a choice and I had no right to expect that God would give me a second choice. He might have, but one thing I was absolutely conscious of was that if I did not respond then, I might never have another
opportunity. And I thank God that by the divine intervention of the Holy Spirit I responded.

Quote from the audio series, “The Beauty of Holiness.” https://www.facebook.com/dpmlegacy/posts/10153617949772975?fref=nf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healed testimony continued (revised 6/16/15)

born_again-howNotes on 6/16/15: Further to what I have written below, I am reminded this morning that in God’s perfect love there is no fear (1 John). I am also reminded that there are really many things I do not know about God and His healing way. I have recently been led to assure an elderly missionary who has served God faithfully for nearly 20 years in the mission field, and had to take medication to stop the severe incapacitating symptoms that had caused immense suffering to himself and his loved ones, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1 NKJV) I am reminded of 1 John 4 about the love the followers of Jesus must have for one another. I am also reminded of the important teaching of love through Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1-10.

Indeed, no one has the perfect ten in knowing how divine healing works. Apostle Paul himself admitted this fact: “8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.” (1Corinthians 13:8-10)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~originally posted on 6/6/15:

A common thought that dominates the human mind is the fear of being sick, ranging from the fear of inconveniences and discomfort to life threatening suffering and losses in many aspects of lives.

Mankind has developed many ways of coping and treating illness. Expensive and sophisticated equipments had been manufactured for the healthcare industry. However, many people continue to fear the uncertainty of diseases and the death caused by painful diseases. Churches have increasingly prayed for the healing of diseases. The Bible recorded divine healing by Jesus, Paul, Peter and others, including prophets like Elijah and Elisha. Some Christians believe that God heals people through the power of the Holy Spirit, often involving the laying of hands. Famous earlier Christians of faith in the 20th Century like John G. Lake, Smith Wigglesworth, William Branham, Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Kenneth Hagin and many others practiced divine healing by faith through the power of the Holy Spirit, on the basis of the words of God.

This blogger has witnessed dramatically healed testimonies as well as incidents of failures to get healed. Why did some receive total divine wellness and live a long and fulfilled life while others seemed to have failed to appropriate the divine healing promised in the Bible? There seems no answer to this blogger’s question.

The spiritual God’s way is not for a mortal physical man to fully comprehend in the mind. Divine healing is spiritual. There is no physical medicine to be taken at regular intervals. There is no physical equipment to be used to cut and remove unwanted physical lumps. The only guide to each Christian is the words of God, the Bible. Can everyone be a faith healer? Again I have no answer. I can only read the words of God and believe as I am led by the Holy Spirit, after personally knowing God, that He is real and He has announced Himself as the Lord who heals. In my previous healed testimony I have already testified how I have believed in God’s words by faith and how God has healed me. I admit that I did try to rationalize things with my mind. But I have soon realized how limited my human mind is. When I decided to choose the spiritual way to understand God, I started to experience breakthrough in divine healing.

Jesus has spoken clearly that God is Spirit and He looks for those who worship (including relate to) Him in spirit and in truth. I take the word ‘truth’ means the words of God. The Holy Spirit and the words of God work hand in hand. Jesus Himself is the way, the truth and the life. The Holy Spirit gives life to our mortal body. I believe fully in the following key verses on what it means to be born again. It does make a crucial difference in my receiving divine healing.

John 3:3,5 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

1 Peter 1:22a-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit …

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.