Being Thankful for the Greatest Gift of All

10149_684261848265885_190892974_nToday many of us will sit down to a festive turkey dinner with family and friends as we give thanks for all we have. We will thank God for our home, our family, our job, our health and our physical blessings, but these are only the effects that we get from the greatest gift of all.

God has given us salvation through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus, on the cross. He gave His life so that we could live. He took on all of our sins so that He could drop them off in hell where they will stay forever. Jesus made us righteous so that we can be part of the family of God. For this we must always be truly grateful.

If Jesus hadn’t come down from Heaven in the first place and lived among us for thirty-three years, we wouldn’t know some of the wonderful things that He shared with us about our Heavenly Father. Jesus told us in 1 John 4:7, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” We need to know this because many of us have read the Old Testament and think that God is hard and merciless, when in fact, He loves us so much that He sent His own Son to die in our place.

We have the promise of being in Heaven with Him forever and we know this because Jesus said in John 14:2, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” What a blessed promise this is!

Jesus has given us the ability to be healed from all sickness and disease when we give them to Him, believe His Word and trust Him. Isaiah 53:5 says, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”

He has promised to give us everything that we need to live in this world 553951_673061322719271_2063579971_nso we can be productive Christians. We can trust Him to prosper our lives in material wealth, BUT that does not mean we become greedy and follow prosperity teaching. It means that God knows we have needs and desires and when we’re faithful to Him He will bless us. Matthew 6:33 says, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Jesus promised that He would be with us through all the tribulations that this world will put us through. We live amongst a sinful and ungodly people and we are very susceptible to negative influence and trials that will be set against us. Jesus knew what this world was like because He lived in it and experienced first-hand the satanic oppression that comes against believers. And He has not left us to go through them alone, but rather God promised in Psalm 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Jesus warned us that life as a Christian would not be easy, but He also told us that with Him we can be over-comers.  John 16:33 says, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” What a wonderful promise!

We can talk to God anytime, anyplace and as often as we want because we have His precious Holy Spirit in us. It’s like a free live telecommunication that links us directly to God. There is nothing too big or too trivial for us to talk to God about. His Spirit in us keeps the airwaves open so that we are never alone.  John the Baptist spoke of this promise in Matthew 3:11 “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

WaquasThis precious gift of the Holy Spirit is one that we are so thankful for because He teaches us the truth of the gospel and the big picture of God when we read the Bible. Without God’s Spirit in us to teach us, the Bible is just another book; one that’s filled with good instruction for a better life, as well as an awesome history book. And without the Holy Spirit teaching us, we will NEVER know God.  John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

Jesus is deserving of all of our praise today and throughout eternity because He gave up His home in Heaven to live a transient life on earth, and then gave Himself as a sacrifice for us so that we wouldn’t be punished for our sins.  And because of Him, we can have good health, a wonderful home, a loving family and the hope of eternity with Him. There is nothing any Christian can be more thankful for than the greatest gift of – Jesus.

Let’s take time today and every day to praise the Lord and thank Him for what He has done for us!

“I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your loving-kindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.”

…. Psalm 138:1-3

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Thank you, Jesus!

 

 

 

 

Healing Comes to Those Who Believe

Gods rainbowThere are times in our lives when everything goes smoothly, with the exception of minor trials that test our abilities, but for the most part we are able to stay on track and press toward our goals. But then out of the blue, some of us are attacked with an unexpected conflict that changes everything we were working toward and our life is threatened as this invasion slowly closes the path we were travelling on.

It’s easy to get angry and question God as to why He didn’t prevent this or why He doesn’t step in and get rid of it. We look at the Bible verses that promise a good life on earth – prosperity and good health – and we begin to wonder how much of God’s Word is really applicable in our own lives or if it’s just meant for some.

In order for us to fully comprehend what’s going on, we need to analyze our lives before God. It says in 1 John 5:4 that, “whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”  We live in this world and we are going to have trials and we are going to have to trust God because He has promised to help us get through them.

So, when storms come and it rains outside we are going to get wet if we go out there whether we are a Christian or not. If we cut ourselves we are going to bleed and it’s going to hurt and it may get infected whether we are a Christian or not. If we don’t have a job and little to no income coming in, we are going to lack in money to buy food, clothing or a nice home whether we are a Christian or not. We live in this world and we are susceptible to the elements of this world.

But, we have a hope that the people of the world do not have, and our hope is in the Lord. 3460403278_8e2cb549f8_mWe need to separate ourselves from the mandate of this world and study the Bible so we can learn about God and understand what Jesus accomplished on the cross for us. He was the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.  Isaiah 53:4-12 says that He bore our sins and the punishment for our sins so that we wouldn’t have to; so that we could be redeemed back to God, our Father, free of the guilt of sin. Jesus took the stripes for our healing so that we could come to our Father and ask for healing for our bodies.

We’re told in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

So, when we face the unexpected challenge that practically scares the life out of us, we need to look to God’s Word and see what He says about it. Not every single issue we face in life is going to be listed in the Bible because if it was we’d need thousands of volumes to contain them all. But God does tell what He expects of us, what He will bless us with and what we can ask Him for.

red guyGod knows that we are going to have tribulation in this world. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” And for this reason we will never overcome these conflicts on our own because we not able to beat the devil. But we will have the victory over them all if we give them to Jesus because He has won over the devil and is Lord to all those who believe.

If we’ve been stricken with a health issue that the medical world says is serious enough that it could claim our life then we need to go to God’s Word and see what He has to say about it.

Isaiah 53:5 says, But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

Psalm 30:2 says, O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”

Romans 8:15 tells us that because we belong to Him we can come to Him with our problems, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Matthew 15:30 says, And great multitudes came unto Him [Jesus], having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and He healed them.”

Jesus tells us to have faith in His Word and He will do what God has promised. Luke 8:50 says, “But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, ‘Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.’”

God is our creator as well as our Heavenly Father, and who knows the body better4257830784_f5c9efb2f9_m than Him? When we buy a toy that breaks we don’t take it to the fast food restaurant for repair; we take it to the company that made it. So, when our bodies are ill or broken we need to take them to the One who made them because He has told us in John 14:13 that if we ask for anything in the name of Jesus He will do it for us. So, we need to believe it and have the faith to act on it and NOT doubt it.

 

We may have to make some drastic changes in our lives in order for the healing to come, but we need to remember that God never made anything short of perfect. So if our body isn’t perfect it’s not because God made us that way; it’s because the elements of this world have affected it, or because we eat the foods of this world that are filled with unhealthy ingredients that have actually made us sick. Regardless of what the sickness or affliction is, we need to realize that God is our Father, a loving being who only wants the best for us even while we live in this world.

What better witness than to have received healing from the Lord so that others can see that God does not bring sickness on His children, but that He DOES heal when we put our faith in Him and believe His Word for that healing!

We can also come to God with our financial needs. And of course, when we know and love Jesus we wouldn’t ask for greedy gifts or vain possessions. We would not devise a doctrine or formula that focuses on material wealth and greed. God tells us in Philippians  4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” We can ask Him for our needs – even material needs – when our motives are not greed.

He’s told us in 3 John 1:2 that it’s His will for us to prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. We should never attempt to turn His Words into a greedy formula to be rich, but as we grow in the Lord and know Him more, we understand that God takes care of His children. We can come to Him with our needs and He will take care of us.  Luke 12:28 says, If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

Whatever it is that comes against us in this world – and things will come against us – we need to take it to the Lord. It may be healing, finances, family issues or anything that is a burden to us; it doesn’t matter. Nothing is too great for God and nothing is too little for Him to do for us. He has told us to ask in prayer believing and we should receive the things we ask for.

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” … John 16:33

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Why We Can’t Walk by Sight

Many of us are standing in faith and believing God for healing, financial release or for some other need in our lives. We have given the situation to the Lord and we truly believe that He has heard us and answered us, and so we live each day in a state of waiting to see the blessing. But we have to be careful to not lose our focus and begin to walk by sight.

When we walk by sight we can do ourselves a lot of harm because it destroys our ability to believe and accept the things we’re hoping for.

Faith is the substance – the energy or the spiritual power – that’s inside us and that gives us the ability to hope and believe.  We can’t see faith because it’s an intangible substance that’s in our heart and in our mind. It’s a trusting and accepting attitude that has nothing to do with what we see in the physical world.

Sight, on the other hand, presents a tangible substance and when we focus on what we see, our natural senses take over and we accept what is in our sight as being what we’re going to get. Once we allow ourselves to walk by sight, we tend to lose the hope we had of getting something beyond what we see.

We live in a natural body that exists in a natural world and that is governed by natural elements.  When we step out into the spiritual world it takes a strong spirit within us to stay focused and to not look into the natural world that’s all around us.

The two worlds are very different and since the natural world is the only tangible one, it’s very easy for us to look with our natural eyes for the things we’re believing for in the spirit. But we can’t walk by our natural sight when we’re looking for things through faith.

We were healed on the cross and when we believe that, God begins to change our body so that it can receive the healing, but sometimes there’s a lot to do and since our body is a natural being, it takes time for the healing to manifest. This isn’t to say that God can’t or won’t give us instant healing because He still does that, but in most cases the Lord works within the system that He created.

Sometimes it can take weeks or months for the body to properly repair itself and become whole again. If we focus too much on what we see now, we may become discouraged and begin to doubt the fullness of the healing that will come later.

Our physical eyes can become our enemies when we’re standing in faith, so we need to close them and look with our spiritual eyes that see us healthy and healed.

We can’t be in a hurry to receive the manifestation of the healing when we’re trusting God for it because He knows the fullness of our problems and He’s fixing all of them. He created us and He designed our body to repair itself and be healthy, so in His infinite wisdom He works within the natural elements of our body and repairs it, one cell at a time.

We have to trust Him and we can’t allow ourselves to focus on the body because then we begin to doubt Him. He’s working through us the whole time and we can’t rush Him and we can’t put a timeframe on Him. We have to believe that He knows best; that He knows the whole situation and that He loves us and is healing us, in spite of what we think we see – or don’t see.

Walking by sight will not only bring doubt into the healing that God is doing in us but it will destroy our faith in Him as our God. We have to walk by faith and believe that He is the “God who heals us” and that “by His stripes we are healed”.

Whether it takes a day or a month or a year to see the fullness of the healing, we need to realize that God knows more than we do and we have to give Him the reverence and the respect to do what He has said He will do in us and that He will do it in His timing.

“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” … Malachi 4:2

Don’t Quit Your Day Job…

Like anything else in life, when we’re waiting to receive something we want to just stop everything and wait for it. And while the excitement of our expectancy grows, we have to remember that we still have a life to live, things to do and people to see. So, while we’re waiting for this special thing to happen we need to keep busy and not quit our day job.

When we have given our problem to the Lord, we need to know that He received it and will take care of it. When we know beyond a shadow of doubt that God is now in control, we need to relax and get back in tune with life. If it’s a financial blessing that we’re waiting for, then we need to accept that it’s coming – but that can be hard to do because we tend to check often to see if it’s arrived yet. We check our mail box and our bank accounts so often that we can become obsessed with looking for the answer instead of just accepting that it’s coming.

And while we’re waiting on the manifestation of our healing, we constantly check ourselves to see if there’s any change yet. We know it’s coming because we know that God has healed us, but we check every five and a half minutes anyway.

While this is a normal reaction for most Christians, it’s really a waste of our time and our thoughts. If we believe that God has answered then we need to accept that fact and get back to our lives instead of putting everything aside until WE see it happening. The more we just wait and do nothing, the more chance doubt has to set in and turn the scripture around to read, “we walk by sight and not by faith”.

We might not have a job to work at while waiting, but we can take advantage and do things that otherwise we never had the time to do. We can spend more time with the family, more time in prayer and worship or more time volunteering our services to help others. We can keep ourselves busy doing things that will render our time valuable instead of wasted.

And when we’re ill and waiting for the manifestation of the healing, it may be impossible to return to work or to do much of anything physical, but we can still use the time to glorify God. We can pray and worship from our heart without moving around, or we can talk to other Christians and help build their faith, or we can take the time to study the Bible or read other inspiring Christian books.

There are things we can do to occupy our minds and our hands while we’re waiting to see the blessings of the Lord. Maybe there’s something that we want to do for God, or maybe we need to wait on Him and find out what He wants us to do. It’s an opportunity to seek after God that we can’t let fall to the wayside while we do nothing at all.

This author has experienced all the fears, the doubts and pain imaginable during her own stand in faith as she waited to see the healing manifested in her own body. She not only spent time with the Lord building her faith, but she used her time to write a  powerful and inspiring book that is based on all the messages the Lord gave her. It’s called Let Faith Arise! and will be released sometime in April. It’s endorsed by a reputable and notable pastor in the US and will help to build your faith in God.

It’s not an easy road to tread. We’re waiting on God anxiously to receive our needs from Him knowing that He has heard and answered our prayer, and we stand in faith each day  with our hearts opened and ready to receive.  And I know that if I hadn’t kept myself busy that the enemy would have stolen the faith I had. But writing the inspired messages that God gave me has turned out to be my greatest blessing – and it will be a powerful encouragement to many other Christians, as well.  And if you keep your mind and heart busy and don’t quit your day job waiting for your miracle, you too will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

“For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.”

Ecclesiastes 5:20  

 

 

Faith Overcomes The World

The problems we face in this world can be very tangible and require very tangible solutions.  Whether it’s physical healing, financial relief or the many other problems that we face, often something physical or tangible has to happen before we see the answer.

If our needs require financial solutions then we’re looking for money to bail us out, and if it’s our bodies that need healing then it’s physical health that we are looking for. Regardless of what our issues are, they all require that we have faith to believe in something as we search for an answer.

When we put our faith into the world to solve our issues, we usually get only temporary solutions that come with a cost.

We can take out a bank loan and consolidate our bills so that we have one convenient monthly payment and a designated time frame in which to pay our debts off. This appears to be a good solution because now we can afford to pay our bills and still live. But the cost to borrow is not free and we’re charged an interest rate that is sometimes overwhelming, but we have to subject ourselves to it because it’s the only viable worldly solution. And that monthly bill doesn’t go away just because we are laid off of our job or are too sick to work.

When we’re ill, medication is a good solution for both quick and permanent relief to the symptoms, but a lot of the pharmaceutical meds that we take only offer us the ability to cope with these health issues. They don’t cure them, and we’re told that we will have to take them for life because there is no cure. For example, people suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure will take meds for the rest of their lives, and these meds enable them to live somewhat normally but only because they are changing their bodies with the drugs that will affect other parts of their body. And then they will have to take more meds to deal with these changes. None of these meds are curing the diseases or healing our bodies; they’re just weakening them and causing us to be addicted to the prescription drugs.

But there IS a cure when we take our eyes off of the world and put them on God. There IS a cure when we direct our faith to the God who created us, to the God who knows our bodies and what our issues are, and to the God who says, “ask and you shall receive.”

Faith doesn’t come with conditions. It has one focus and that is to overcome! When we have health issues and we direct our faith to God, He does not give us a temporary solution. He does not prescribe meds that only deal with the symptoms or that destroy other parts of our bodies. He does not heal only part of us because God has only one vision – the big picture.

When Jesus took our sickness upon Himself at the cross, He took them ALL – every disease, disability and sickness that ever was or ever will be. He didn’t give us a temporal solution and He didn’t cure only some of our health issues. He cured them ALL. And He did it with NO side effects and with NO cost to us.

When we look at His ministry on earth, the Lord healed the sick, made the lame to walk and the blind to see – and He rose the dead. And the only thing He asks of us is “to have faith“.

We need to have faith in the Lord; faith that He can and faith that He will set us free. He’s already done it for us. We don’t have to wait for Him to finally get through the busy line-up to us so we can be healed. It was accomplished on the cross and all we have to do is get that truth down into our hearts so we can accept it and believe it and then this truth will set us free. (John 8:32)

And when we’re free, we’ll see that our faith in God is enough for us to overcome anything that the world can give us. It may be a new problem for the world and even for us, but it it’s old hat for Jesus because He already dealt with it and overcame it.

When we put our faith in God, that faith is enough to give us the complete victory over our problems and we can overcome anything the world can give us.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” … 1 John 5:4

 

Faith is Patient – don’t rush God

Standing in faith and waiting for positive results can be like watching and waiting for a pot of water to boil. It takes time but it will happen, so don’t rush God.

The Lord hears our prayers and sees our stand in faith and is very capable of answering us, but sometimes the answer is dependent on other people – the ones He selects to help make things possible for us. He has to work on the hearts and minds to line their actions up so that He can then make situations happen to place you where you want to be.

For example, we may be believing God for finances and so we stand strong and positive in our faith, believing and trusting that God will bless us with the finances we’re asking for. He could just plop them in our mail box, but usually when God moves, many people are effected. Perhaps, he’ll arrange for a better job or location or situation or people around who will bless us. God is ready to move when we ask, but others may not be so it takes time to get them to line up so that God can bless us through them.

When we’re standing on faith for healing, it might not be people around us who are delaying the process but our own bodies that need to line up to His will. God wants us to be in health and we know this because the Bible says that when Jesus was on the cross, He took our infirmities and by His stripes we WERE healed.

So, in essence God HAS healed us already, and our faith in His Word and His actions will be the fuel that causes our bodies to line up with the healing. Sometimes we get a miracle healing and this is awesome, but most times the healing manifests after a period of diligence and perseverance, and often requires work on our part to help bring the body into perfect health.

If we’re pounding a hammer on our finger it will be injured and painful and when we ask and believe God for healing, He will heal us, BUT if we continue pounding the hammer on the finger we will never experience that healing. There are things that we have to do to bring our own body into subjection, into a state where we are in charge and are keeping it the way God has instructed.

Doctors are quick to prescribe medications for us but when you do a study on these chemical meds, we see that they don’t always heal the body and, in fact, only pollute it with toxins that will eventually destroy it. When the Lord told Adam and Eve what to eat in the garden, it was because those foods were the natural fuels that would keep their body healthy, that would repair it when it was injured and that would give it longevity.

He gave them the instruction of what to eat as a formula for all mankind so that we would all live in good health. But sadly, our busy world has opened an entire lifestyle of fast foods and many of us have negated the foods that God told us to eat. When we eat processed, packaged, canned and fast foods, we are eating toxins and chemicals that weaken our immunities, strengthen the bad radicals and make us ill, even to the point of death.

So, when we’re standing in faith for healing for a sickness such as cancer, it doesn’t always mean just waiting and looking for God to do all the work. It also means that we have to make a change and line ourselves up with God’s will, and that change means following His instructions of what to eat and drink so that the body can be made strong and receive the healing.

God is healing us, but we’ll never be able to receive it if we don’t treat our bodies the way God has instructed so that we can be healed and keep our healing. It’s not that He can’t heal us, but that our body can’t maintain the healing.

We need to stand and remain standing, applying our faith WITH works. Remember, our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and it’s our responsibility to put this body under our subjection, to feed it and care for it and keep it healthy. When we do all we can do, all that is possible to do, then we’ll see His mighty hand of healing. So we don’t rush God but instead, we need to praise Him and thank Him because He loves us, and He does answer prayer but we need to remember to be patient.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. … 1 John 5:14,15

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Faith and Forgiving

One of the sad things that can affect your faith as you stand believing God for healing, is realizing that the people you thought would support you, don’t. The disappointment can be heartbreaking and can affect your stand.

Sometimes it’s because they don’t understand the depth and power of God, that He can and WILL heal you. They hear the medical report and are captivated by it and unable to see beyond it.

Sometimes it’s because they can’t deal with the possible outcome of the report and are afraid to face it, so they fall away from you to spare their own feelings.

Sometimes it’s because they live in a world that is perfect in their own eyes and simply don’t want to have it disrupted by giving their precious time to someone who’s ill.

The sad part about all of this, regardless of what their reason is, is that they are adding more hurt to your already fragile emotions and causing you more pain to overcome.  But you can overcome if you keep focused.

Your focus must be on God at all times, not on the people around you. They can’t heal you but they can prevent you from being healed, so your thoughts and your hope must be in God alone – all the time.  In fact, it may be better for you to keep all these people away from you because they are creating a negative atmosphere, and you need to have only the ones around you who are helping to build your faith.

The attitude of some of your loved ones and friends can be so disheartening that you begin to resent them and even dislike them. This is natural but it’s not the answer you need to build your faith. You need to forgive them and accept them for who they are.

Why? Because they are who they are, and their actions and responses are between them and God. But you in this time of anguish can build animosity towards them in your heart because of the added hurts and disappointment you’re suffering from how they are responding to you.

What do you do? Forgive them. Go into prayer and ask for God’s forgiveness for your feelings towards them so that there is NOTHING that can stand between you and God, between your faith in Him and receiving His healing.

That doesn’t mean that you have to be best friends with any of these people after this. They have shown themselves to be who they really are, and that, unfortunately, is not how you thought they were – and now you realize that you are different. Or you can continue to be friends. It doesn’t really matter what kind of a relationship you have with them. It matters what kind of a relationship you have with God.

God is forgiving. We must be forgiving, too. Even the apostle, Stephen, asked God to forgive those who were stoning him. I’m sure he didn’t care personally for them, either, but he knew enough to ask God to forgive them so that his own heart would not be tarnished from what they were doing to him.

Don’t let the negative actions of anyone come between you and God. Your situation is an issue between you and God, so build your faith in Him and forgive those around you who are hurting you. Don’t let this hurt rob you of the healing that God has for you!

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” … Ephesians 4:32

Faith support…

When you are facing a battle where you must build your faith reserves and stand for something such as your health, you need to be surrounded by everything positive.

Many people are sympathetic and give you kind words of encouragement and advice on how to deal with your situation. Others, in their sweet ignorance, will tell you how their loved ones and friends were stricken and died.  These words are kind words to help you cope, but they are useless and even harmful to you because they are given from a heart that doesn’t know God and doesn’t know the power of God! 

When you’re standing on God’s Word for healing, you need to surround yourself in His Word and with His children who believe and who will go forth with a powerful message of life! You cannot listen to words of sympathy and sorrow – Jesus died to give you life so don’t let His death be in vain! Take the life He has given you and live it to the fullest!

Don’t let this world steal your life from you!

Get your friends and family to constantly speak positive, to speak healing and to speak life to you so that in moments of sorrow and weakness you can have strength. You must keep your faith growing and that can only be done through soaking up all the faith builders possible.

Search the Word for healing scriptures and write them out in big, bold letters on pieces of paper, and then leave them scattered all over your home. Put one on your bathroom mirror so you will always see it, and on your night table, on your stairs, on the front and back doors, on your bedroom door, on your refrigerator, by your TV and computer. Don’t leave any opportunity for doubt to creap in. Post them wherever you will be so that at any time you can see one and be strengthened.

Your home may become your battle ground but never – NEVER – forget that Jesus has already fought that battle for you …and HE WON!   Don’t let the enemy in because he’s subtle and hates Jesus and will try to kill even you just to spite Him. So, if his battle is with Jesus and you’re just the pawn in the game, then open your faith and believe, because JESUS HAS ALREADY WON THE BATTLE….the enemy just wants you to think that you still have to fight it.

Praise God that we don’t have to fight our own battles. Look to Jesus and you’ll see the healing and all you have to do is accept it!

“…and the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings, and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” …”  Malachi 4:2

Don’t give in…….

One of the greatest challenges for Christians today is to believe God for healing when health issues come against them. 

We pray, we quote scripture and we add our name to prayer lists, but it doesn’t work. The condition gets worse and we begin to give in to the circumstances – to the illness, and we justify our lack of faith by saying, “It must be God’s will”.

 But it is NOT God’s will that we get sick because Isaiah 53:5 says, “…with His stripes we are healed.” What does that mean? It means that Christ took our sickness upon Himself on the cross and gave us the victory over it so that we would NOT have to take on sickness. Christ could not have died on the cross on His own merits because He was without sin. He took OUR sin and OUR sickness so that He could drop it off in Hell where it belongs ….. and then He rose again and gave us life!

But we get sick. Why? Because we live in this world and germs go around and disease happens and terminal illnesses come upon us. We may not be OF this world any more, but we are still IN it, so the things that go around on this earth will land on us, too. It rains on the good and the bad.

But we DO NOT have to accept the sickness. We DO NOT have to give in to the doctors and give up hope and give in to it. Why? Because Jesus has already taken it from us.

All we have to do is KNOW Jesus took our sickness upon Himself on the cross and BELIEVE that He took our sickness on the cross and ACCEPT that He took our sickness on the cross.

The key is believing God, trusting God and having faith in God and in God’s Word. We can pray and quote and fill out all the prayer request in the world, but if WE don’t believe it, then what good is it?

If you love the Lord and if you believe that He died for your sins, then you need to pray, pray, pray that the Spirit of God reveals this to your heart so that you can believe and so that you can be healed. God tells us that we are healed in the same sentence that He tells us that Jesus died for our sins. If we can believe half the sentence, why can’t we believe the whole sentence? If Jesus hasn’t taken away our sickness, then He hasn’t taken away our sins, either. It’s a case of believe it all or believe none of it.

The key is to pray that God reveals this truth to your heart, and once you believe it and once it becomes part of you without doubting, you will be healed!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.” Isaiah 53:5