“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.” Psalm 119:67 (KJV)
A friend said he was glad he had been sick because he learned so much about healthy eating and eating according to one’s bloodtype. It’s great to feel some power and sense of achievement in gaining strength, overcoming an illness. Also, when God helps us. And there’s that proverbial silver lining you can find in any cloud.
Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost” August 20th: “It’s the sick person who really knows what health is.”
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” says Jesus in John 15:11 (NKJV)
Have you all seen any pictures of Jesus like this? It always kind of strikes me because I grew up being fearful of an austere God. But preachers say God is not mad at us. Someone asked me, is this when Jesus healed that little girl? What do you think?
“When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
“The He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’
“Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.” Mark 5:39-42
The young woman who recently lost her life is with this smiling Jesus, right now.
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
I highly recommend the Healing Rooms wherever you live. Cal Pierce taught Healing Room Training that I was blessed to attend. I’ve also been to several Healing Rooms over the years. The churches allow Healing Rooms to use their space, but have no authority over them. It’s God Who heals the mind, body and soul, not religion or church building.
“Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
“Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.” Isaiah 41:11
Praise You Father God! You always have our backs. Thank You that even when liars are at the door, You’ll make our paths straight who follow and obey You.
“Ask and it will be given to you,” says Jesus in Matthew 7:7
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Dear Lord Jesus, we won’t hold You back from performing what You say. Anything’s possible with You, Lord.
I’ve been prophesied over where God says, “you’re not thinking big enough, you’re not asking enough.”
Terry Meeuwsen on the 700 Club said during a Praying for your needs video, Mar 3, 2017. “God has a word for you today, ‘You are beginning to identify with your malady, your illness…What would you have Me do for you? Release your identity from that, grab hold of Jesus and be set free, you’re healed.'”
What are you saying about yourself? What are you believing?
“He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Ps 107:20 (NKJV).
“Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.” Matt 4:24.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor;
“He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
“To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19
“Then he (King David) distributed among all the people, among the whole multitude of Israel, both the women and the men, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed, everyone to his house.” 2 Samuel 6:19 (NKJV).
1 Cup rice
2.5 cups chicken stock (plus some water)
1/2 cup frozen vegetables
1/2 onion – chopped
1 large garlic clove – chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sauté chopped onion in oil until clear, add chopped garlic on top of onion, heat till garlic is soft. Add rice and chicken stock, bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, stir in vegetables. Add enough water to cover the rice and vegetables. Simmer, while stirring occasionally for 30 minutes till all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is fluffy.
Season however you wish. My grandson loves rice like this with peas.
Ephesians 4:17 (NKJV), “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
Vs. 22-23, “that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.“
Colossians 3:10, “And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him Who created him,”
Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
It’s said the battle is in the mind. Is that why Jesus wanted us to believe Him and why God wants us to trust Him? Is this why Jesus taught the two greatest commandments are to love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbors as yourself (Matt 22:36-40)? “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17.
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
“And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
Malachi 2:14, “Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’
“Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant.”
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9 (NIV)
Who else is SICK of families unraveling? In Jesus’ name, we declare the enemy of darkness “hands off of the families and marriages”. Hedge about the families, protect them and keep out busy buddies.
2 Chronicles 30:18-20 (NASB), “For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed.
“For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the good Lord pardon everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary.’
“So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.”
Psalm 86:5, 15, “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.”
“But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.”
I wouldn’t put it past You, God, to heal that heart, lame leg, family turmoil, sickness, for You are willing and able.
“And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:13.