Be connected to the JESUS. Be connected to the Holy Spirit. Very good teaching. Anointed and powerful. Transforming even at a distance over the internet.
Dear junior: I would like to discuss the use of modern communication today.
Much as your peers like the term “idk” (“I don’t know” in short), I believe you do know a lot of stuff. There is no need to say ‘idk’ to your elders, especially those of ancient ages. It is actually more ‘in’ to say, “I know.” Many people say “idk” as they really do not know. Why should you be like them?
You see, people of ancient time are not concerned with “idk”. When it is time to say “yes”, they say “yes”. Otherwise they just say “no”. It is a simple way of communication. All they need to do is to know what to say, to whom, and at what time. Unlike today’s people, the ancients are wise and yet not complicated. Most of their wisdom comes from the Bible. They read their Bible and believe the words of God as truth. They live contented uncomplicated unpolluted lives. Jesus says, let your yes be yes. The ancients follow closely this golden advice.
You may want to know why it is important to say what we mean. One good reason is many people do not say what they mean and Jesus calls them hypocrites. When Jesus calls someone hypocrite it means bad news for that person. No, it is not cool to be a hypocrite. Many people could not stand Jesus because He tells the truth. His yes is amen.
You can of course say you don’t know when you really don’t know. When you know just speak out. We need young people to speak out today. No more a vague “idk”. To be honest, “idk” is the only “modern” communication terminology I know. Well, I shall learn another one when we next meet…
love in Christ, the Ancient.
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.
Bible verses from Luke 10-11 are quoted in parts, and the boldness of some phrases are added by this writer).
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. 2 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. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as…
8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 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 word…41 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.”
2 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.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 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.”
This blog is focused on the subject of healing by God. Often we quote testimonies from the healed. We also share lots of good healed (from those who have been healed) teachings from men and women of faith. The goal is to share what we have received freely to as many as possible so that more will receive and continue to live the abundant life that our Lord and Savior Jesus has given. There are often some visitors who come to this blog and may not have heard of Jesus or known Jesus. So today I quote below an article from Andrew Wommack on “What is a Christian?”. I also include internet links to his audio teaching on this subject.
Ever since the fall of Adam, man has been trying to find a way back to God. There is a longing within every person to be back in the image that God created them in. There is a knowledge that there must be something more. The religions of the world are a testimony to this scripture, from the first chapter of Romans, that God has revealed Himself to His creation. But man has devised nearly as many different ways to approach back unto God as there have been people.
The difference between religion and Christianity is, basically, that religion is man’s attempt to reach God, and Jesus is God reaching out to man. All the religions of the world fall short of obtaining salvation because they put the burden of salvation on man. They teach that through our adhering to a rigid standard of dos and don’ts, we make ourselves acceptable unto God. But God revealed in James 2:10 that if you keep the whole Law and yet offend in one point, you are guilty of all. This is where the religions of the world have missed it. They have all sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). Man cannot save himself; he has to have a savior.
So God sent His Son Jesus in the likeness of sinful flesh to condemn sin in the flesh that we might come into right standing with God (Rom. 8:3-4). We are made acceptable to God through who Jesus is and what He did (Eph. 1:6). Jesus said of Himself that He was the only way unto the Father (John 14:6). Peter said in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” God is the only One who could provide salvation for man, through Jesus; and any other attempts to approach unto God, regardless of how sincere they may be, will end in total failure with the result of eternal death.
Most church-going people in America can accept all of this regarding other religions easily. But what many have failed to see is that much of what is called Christianity today is nothing but religion. By that, I mean that many people are going through the motions of Christianity thinking that their observance of Christian virtues will help them obtain salvation. But it is possible to be caught up in the trap of trying to be justified by your church attendance and financial receipts, just as much as the man who burns incense to idols to appease the gods.
Hebrews 5:9 says that Jesus is the author of eternal salvation, therefore His judgement is the only one that counts. Many people trust the fact that their names are on a church roll or that they have “IN GOD WE TRUST” written on their coins, but that’s not the standard that Jesus used to administer salvation.
Let’s look at an account of Jesus ministering salvation. In Mark 10:17-22, we see an example of a man who really desired to have eternal life. He was actively pursuing it, which is evidenced by the fact that he ran to Jesus and knelt down at His feet. If desire or good intentions could obtain salvation, he would have gotten it. But Jesus, the author of eternal life, didn’t accept his conditions. Many people today don’t believe that it is really important what you believe. It’s just your intentions that count. But this example proves that to be wrong.
This man was seeking the right thing, and he even came to the right Person, but he did a number of things wrong. First, he only acknowledged Jesus as being a good master (verse 17). Jesus answered by saying, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.” This rich young ruler was willing to acknowledge that Jesus was good, but he wouldn’t go so far as to say He was God. Yet, one of the must crucial elements to salvation is believing that God was manifest in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16).
Every great leader of the different religions of the world has had to recognize the greatness of Jesus, but yet they have rejected His own claims to divinity. When Jesus was questioned by the chief priests, He admitted He was the Christ (Matt. 26:63-64). The chief priests and elders said that He had spoken blasphemy or ascribed divinity to Himself. Jesus had to be more than a good man to be a sacrifice for the whole human race. One man’s life is only worth one man’s life. But since Jesus was God, His life was worth more than all the people who had lived or ever will live on this earth. This young ruler made the mistake of recognizing Jesus as good, but not as God.
Second, he wanted to know what he could do to inherit eternal life. He was trying to reach God through his efforts, but he couldn’t do enough good. He had sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). Many so-called Christians today are doing the same thing. They think that their church attendance or Bible reading, etc., will atone for their sin, but only the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ can cleanse us of our sin. All our efforts fall short. You may live better than someone else, but who wants to be the best sinner who ever went to hell? You need a savior.
Jesus knew this man was incapable of saving himself. He didn’t tell him to keep the Old Testament Law so that he could earn salvation. The Law wasn’t given so we could keep it but rather to let us see that we have all sinned and need a savior (Rom. 3:19-20). Jesus ministered the Law to this man so that he would see his need and call out to Jesus for help.
The rich young ruler said he had observed all those commandments all his life. According to Romans 3:23, which we already quoted, that wasn’t true. Jesus knew that, so He told him to go and sell all that he had, give the money to the poor, and then come and follow Him. This was to show that he had broken the very first commandment, which was, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3). His money was his god, and he proved it because he chose to keep his money rather than obey the Lord.
The third thing he did wrong was that he didn’t make Jesus his Lord (ruler and master). He was not willing to make a complete commitment of his life to the control of Jesus. Verse 20 says that Jesus loved him, but Jesus didn’t change His standard. Unless a man is willing to make Jesus Lord of all, He can’t be Lord at all (in that man’s life).
God still hasn’t changed His standard. Some churches today tell people just to do their best or join their church, etc., and they’ll go to heaven, but that’s not so. You have to recognize your complete dependence on Jesus only and make a surrender of your life to Him as Lord. As it says in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
The commitment to Jesus as Lord of all has to be there. That doesn’t mean that you can’t ever fall short of that commitment. The Lord is full of mercy, and His love covers a multitude of sins (Prov. 10:12), but regardless of how well you fulfill it, you have to have made the commitment that Jesus is Lord of all.
I accepted the Lord when I was eight years old. I didn’t know about healing and the baptism of the Holy Ghost then, so I certainly wasn’t letting Jesus rule in those areas. But I truly committed my life totally to Jesus to the extent that I had knowledge, and as God revealed more truth to me, I yielded those areas too. I’ve balked temporarily at things He’s shown me, but because I made Jesus Lord, He has always won out. Praise the Lord!
If you have never made Jesus the Lord of your life, just pray this simple prayer with me and mean it with all of your heart, and you shall be saved:
“Father, I recognize that I am totally dependent on You to save me. I accept Jesus’ sacrifice as payment for my sins and make Him the Lord of my life. I believe that Jesus is alive from the dead and now living in me. I am saved! Praise God! I am saved!”
(above is taken from: http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/what_christian)
His free audio teaching on this subject:
The New You & The Holy Spirit In this series, Andrew addresses the two most important events that will ever take place in a person’s life—first, receiving salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, and second, being filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1078 (you can download the whole series at this link)
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Jesus speaks of a way that is called the narrow way. It is the only way to go to heaven. Healing of the body or the mind are only temporary relief. One day we all have to go somewhere which is not the same as the physical earth we are used to during our lifetime. When we remember the birth of Jesus on earth and His ministry to save mankind, we need to think of where He is right now and whether we shall join Him there or not when we depart from earth too.
Jesus was not popular to many people during His lifetime because He was talking of another kingdom (not the Roman kingdom) and another world (not the earthly worldly world). People were interested in the physical tangible world and what physical benefits they can get from Jesus. They liked the miraculous multiplying of food, the miraculous healing of all kinds of diseases, even raising their loved ones from the dead. But they could not understand Him when He spoke of a spiritual reality of God the Father, God the Son (Himself), The Holy Spirit. He speaks of another kingdom which can only see and enter by a re-birth by the Holy Spirit, which cannot be understood or perceived by human five senses.
Yes, the spiritual way is a narrow way. Without human programs, activities and inputs: the sounds, colors, displays, shows, and pomps, that appeal to the five senses, not many will find any festivals interesting. The spiritual way is unseen. Often we cannot even see or hear or feel it in the spirit. We just believe by faith in the words of God.
Luke 13:24 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
Matthew 7:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) The Narrow Way
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
- Matthew 7:14 NU-Text and M-Text read How . . . !
John 7:34 New King James Version (NKJV)
34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.”
John 8:21 King James Version (NKJV) Jesus Predicts His Departure
21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.”
John 13:33 New King James Version (NKJV)
33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you.
One hindrance to our mind being healed and enjoying perfect mental health conditions is the self talk we often carry on in our mind.
We tell ourselves we are just not good enough or not important enough to God or anybody. So why should we enjoy this special privileged treatment of being set completely free from torment?
But God doesn’t think of each of us that way.
He thinks you are important and precious to Himself. He wants you well!
Here is the proof.
Romans 8:31-39 is a very powerful declaration by God through the apostle Paul. God wants us (every believer) to know He is on our side. The accuser (in your mind) cannot accuse you anymore.
The proof was already guranteed by Jesus. He died for us and was raised to life for us. He is now sitting at the place of honor at God’s right hand, interceding for us.
Romans 8:31-39 New Living Translation (NLT)
Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
King David had a good and rich life. He had everything a human can possibly hope for: achievement and fulfillment in political and military power, honor, wealth, status and relationships. Above all he also enjoyed the favor of God.
Yet David had depression and anxiety at times, despite all the physical achievements and favorable endowments he had compared to others.
How did he overcome his mental health issues (enemies in his mind)?
Here is a beautiful psalm (poem) that tells us some of the key success factors:
He knew God’s thoughts towards him were good.
God’s esteem is always more superior than our own self esteem.
139:5 “You go before me and follow me. You place Your hand of blessing on my head.”
139:17 “How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! ”
God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
In mental health, a common condition is the inability to sustain the healing received. Jesus speaks on how to overcome the condition and sustain your healing.
We can help ourselves by paying attention to anf practice what Jesus has said.
Jesus speaks of the healed relationship with God. It is like a branch continuously receiving the life juice from the vine tree. The healed condition results in a fully functional life. All the crippling mental health symptoms have no place in the Jesus vine!
Not only Jesus, the Father in heaven makes sure of the pruning.
Jesus has given His words to cleanse us. All we need to do is to hold fast to our position in Jesus Christ, and keep His words in us.
God and Jesus love us. They want us to love them by believing in the words of God and live out His words.
Key success verse :
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
John 15:1-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
The True Vine
1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that doies not bear fruit He takes away;[a] and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[b] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Love and Joy Perfected
9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
In the passage in John 16:20-24, Jesus speaks of depression and how to overcome.
Causes: sense of loss, fear, insecurity, confusion, trauma, pain, defeat, hopelessness, helplessness.
Symptoms: weeping and mourning. Loss of desire for living. Obsessive thoughts.
Cure from Jesus:
1. Focus on seeing Jesus
2. Use the name of Jesus.
3. Talk to the Father in heaven. Ask the Father directly.
4. Believe that you will receive.
John 16:20-24 New Living Translation (NLT)
20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. 21 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. 23 At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. 24 You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
Jesus has spoken on the mental health subject of anxiety. In the following passage from Luke 12:22-32, He has told us why we manifest the symptoms of anxiety, and how shall we overcome them.
Causes of symptoms:
1. Focus wrongly. Instead of the spiritual we over focus on the physical part of life.
2. Underestimate the length and width and depth of God’s love for us.
3. Unawareness and unbelief of the spiritual reality of God and His inherent goodness towards and bountiful provisions for us in our daily lives.
These would often result in opening up our mind for attack by the spiritual enemies. Anxiety is in the mind. Jesus calls it an anxious mind.
How to overcome these anxious thoughts that could harm us?
Jesus’ words on the solution reveal an important truth:
We are not helpless. We can actually choose not to think of certain things.
He says the following:
1. Not to worry about everyday life.
2. Know that you cannot accomplish anything by worrying.
3. Know and believe that God cares about you more than you can ever care for yourself.
4. Put your priority on seeking God (know Him).
5. Know and believe that God is happy to give you the best (the Kingdom of God citizenship and all its benefits and entitlements)
6. This needs faith. But Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid, little flock.”
22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things[a] shall be added to you.
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:31 NU-Text reads His kingdom, and these things.
Jesus speaks of the healed condition. Both physical and mental health involve inner healing.
“A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.” (Luke 6:43) The symptoms of illness are fruits. Jesus specifically warns of these:
1. A connection between the soul (the mind and emotion) and the word we speak;
2. A connection between the word we speak and the symptoms we present.
Jesus also continues to teach us how to overcome this problem with our soul (mind and emotions).
Healing is like construction. God’s Word is the best building materials. After we listen and understand we still need to build.
Building involves action.
Listening and believing open our heart to receive the healing given by Jesus. To maintain and sustain the healed condition requires our active participation.
Jesus has given the foundation materials and we need to always apply them: to hold fast to the faith that Jesus has given.
In practice it means we continue to believe by faith, living in accordance to the healed foundation.
Faith comes from hearing of the words of God. (Romans 10:17).
The healed testimonies of many testify that they consistently maintain a close relationship with God in their moment to moment living, through listening, meditating, and keeping the words of God in their whole being (spirit, soul and body).
Jesus says: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. ” (John 6:63)
Both mental and physical health issues require the same building process. The transformation in the spirit.
Luke 6:46-49 New Living Translation (NLT)
Building on a Solid Foundation
46 “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? 47 I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. 48 It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. 49 But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.”
Jesus has promised and given His disciples and followers an all encompassing resource for every aspect of an abundant life, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
He said all we need to do is to get them by our words. We can speak to the problem (e.g. sickness, symptoms, physical and mental) and command it to go away.
Prayers are words, spoken by faith in the name of Jesus. Faith in God. No doubt. Once we have spoken the words of faith we continue to believe it has been given and acted upon in the spiritual realm. God has made sure it will be done.
The following words from Jesus and the record of God answering Daniel’s words immediately by sending His angel, confirm our above belief.
The key factor we need to always remember:
“Our spoken words before God using the name of Jesus”. God will respond and send His angel to carry out. There is a time in the angelic process.
Psalm 107:20 describes God uses word to heal and save:
“He sent His word and heal them, and delivered them from their destructions. ”
~~~What Jesus said
Mark 11:22-25 New Living Translation (NLT)
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. ”
Daniel 10:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.
Hebrews 1:14 describes angels as ministering spirits sent forth to serve those who will inherit salvation. Psalm 91:11-12 Protect us wherever we go and hold us up with their hands so we won’t even hurt our foot on a stone.
Psalm 103:20 angels excel in strength, do God’s word, heeding the voice of God’s word.
Jesus heals the blind and the lame in the temple.. Before He heals, He also notes the condition of their spiritual lives. He drives out the things that make them unclean. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, God, Jesus Christ. We are born again by the Spirit of God and His Word, to worship and praise Him. Prayers keep us focused on Him and Him alone.
Question to ask and meditate on: What are my personal blind spots? What hinder me from walking the healed abundant life of a child of God? Pray that the Holy Spirit opens my spiritual eyes so that I may understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. (Ephesians 1:19)
Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’[e]
Hosanna in the highest!”
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God[f] and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’[g] but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”[h]
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant 16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”[i]
17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there.