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He Bore Our Sickness


Matthew 8:17
This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”

Jesus at Calvary carried away for us both our sicknesses and our diseases. The prophecy of Isaiah 53:4 has been fulfilled. All we have to do is receive by faith in our hearts what He has already done for us. Healing is not initiated in the physical, it is spiritual and it manifests in the physical body. Sickness did not come from the physical realm because there was none in the beginning of creation until a fallen spirit named satan came and led man into rebellion against God. This opened the door for sickness to come. Healing is a part of the salvation package purchased for us by the stripes Jesus bore in His body. We know therefore it is God’s will to heal us. Jesus Himself was anointed by God and went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Many often question if it is God’s will to heal them, but Jesus proved it is His will for us to be healed. No one who came to Jesus in faith for healing was ever turned away. Jesus healed everyone who came to Him in faith. So it is today for He has not changed. If we come in faith believing in our heart we receive when we pray, we shall have what He has purchased for us.

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In God’s Love


John 15:9
I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. 

The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we got born again. To walk in His love is a choice we make. The love of God is not a feeling, but a spiritual fruit that will change one’s feelings. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but what I can give. Scripture teaches us that faith works through love. It is our faith in God and what He has said in His Word that causes His power to flow in and through our lives. In the natural you can have electricity (power) that will work for you to help you accomplish many things, but without the wire that electricity flows through, you cannot harness that power and make use of it in your everyday life. Love is like the wire that the power of God flows through. Faith releases that power but without love you cannot harness that power to see it work in your life. So if you want your faith to work for you choose to walk in love, treating others as you would have them treat you, and your faith in God’s Word will accomplish great things in your life.

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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Jesus Has Ovecome The World


John 16:33
I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.” 

Troubles or storms of life come to all. Jesus did not tell us this so that we would be troubled by them. He has already overcome the world’s troubles you will face. Jesus taught us that if you come to Him and hear what He says but do not do what He says, you will be like a man who built a house on sand. Storms would come and when they do the house would fall. But if you come to Him and hear what He says and you do what He has said, you will be like a man who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. When the storms come the house would not only stand, it would not be shaken. In this fallen world you will face trouble or storms of life, but the person who has come to Jesus, heard what He has said, and is a doer of the Word and not just a hearer of the Word, they have built on the rock and are walking by faith not by sight. It is not up to God if we overcome for He has already provided victory for us, it is up to us. Spend time with the Lord, listen to what He has said in His Word, and be a doer of the Word. If you do, you will walk in perfect peace, and you will not be defeated.

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Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

One With The Word


John 15:7
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 

This is one of the most powerful truths in the Bible. Think about what Jesus said here. To abide means to remain one with. This begins when we become born again. If we do not deny Christ we remain one with Him. But His Word must also abide in us, or remain one with us. Another way to say this is the Word of Christ must prevail over us. It must become settled in our hearts so that we believe the Word above all else. God’s Word is a prevailing force in the earth for His Word created everything, therefore everything is subject to His Word. When His Word prevails over us and is settled in our hearts we will speak in line with the Word of God and not in line with the world. For His Word to abide in us (in our hearts) we must have our minds renewed to the Word of God. This is achieved by attending to, meditating on, studying, and speaking God’s Word over you. When His Word becomes settled in your heart it will come alive in you. Remain one with Jesus and let His Word prevail over you, becoming one with that Word, and you shall ask what you desire and it shall be done through the prevailing Word of God.

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Posted by on January 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Discerning The Lord’s Body


John 6:56
“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.” 

When we receive communion we are reminded of the Lord’s body and the blood that was shed for us. Scripture teaches us that if we do not rightly discern the Lord’s body that this is the reason why many are weak, sick, and some die early. We discern the Lord’s body three ways: 

1. Acknowledge the stripes of Jesus that paid for your bodily healing. With the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole.

2. Do not speak evil of other believers for they are a part of the body. If we slander and gossip about other believers, we are speaking harm to ourselves. We are to walk in the love of God toward one another therefore not speaking evil of others.

3. Recognize who you are in Christ Jesus and do not belittle yourself for you are His body whom He has purchased. When we do not recognize who we are in Christ, we will be hindered in receiving what we have in Christ. We must come to know who we are to partake of what we have been given through His blood that was shed for us.

So if we want to walk in health and healing we must learn to discern the Lord’s body. When we do we will experience the benefit of what Jesus purchased for us through the blood He shed, and through the body that He gave for us as He not only bore our sins, but He bore our sickness, disease, pain and suffering also.

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

The Way, The Truth, The Life


John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. 

Jesus is the way to the Father. It is only through Him that we can be reconciled to God. He is also the way Maker. He can make a way when them seems to be no way. If we look to Him the author and finisher of our faith, He will provide a way for us. Jesus is the truth, the living Word of God. In John 17:17 Jesus tells us the Word of God is truth. The Bible does not define the Word as true, but truth. That is because in the natural we will be faced with things that are true. It may be true that our bodies could be dealing with some type of disease or sickness. It may be true that we could be facing a financial challenge or dealing with what may seem like overwhelming odds against us, but the truth can change what is true. If we will simply believe the truth then we can see what may be true changed by the truth. Jesus is life itself. The “Zoe” or God-kind of life is only experienced by coming to Jesus Christ and walking with Him. Death means to be separated from God and therefore life is being reunited with God, which can only happen through Jesus Christ. Follow the Lord’s example and walk in the way, the truth, and the life He offers all. 

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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

See Things From God’s View


Colossians 3:1
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 

All who are in Christ should change their focus in life. We should get our focus off of the natural world and get focused on the realm of the spirit, putting our focus on God and the things of the spirit. Your focus in life will determine the outcome of how you live. Looking to God’s Word helps us change this view of life. Doing so will help us to see things from God’s perspective. The key to getting this new view on life is to just accept God’s Word for what is says and don’t try to reason it away with your mind. God’s Word is truth. The Bible does not say God’s Word is true, but truth. You may see things in the natural that are true, but God’s truth can change what is true in the natural if you just don’t question the Word of God. When you come to God’s Word you should say, “If God’s Word says it, I believe it, and that settles it.” So look to the Word and start seeing things from your new position in Christ, seated with Him at the right hand of God.

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Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Alive With Christ


Colossians 2:13
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,… 

One who is in Christ no longer resides in death (separation from God) for Jesus has forgiven us of our sin by becoming sin for us (removing what stood between us and God). We have been made alive together with Jesus Christ. You are one spirit with Him. God told Adam if he sinned he would die. Before Adam sinned all that God had made was good. After he sinned evil entered into the world through the death that came from man’s sin. Death (all that is not good) reigned in the earth and over man. Jesus has tasted death for all so that man could be restored to life by our union with Him, and now by faith in Christ we can reign in this life over death and all the evil that came as a result of that death. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Remove the taste of death from your mouth by speaking life, declaring what you now have in Christ. As a child of God death no longer has dominion over you. See yourself as one with Christ, victorious over death and all the evil that came as a result of that death, for you have been delivered from death and have been made alive with Christ. Death and evil no longer have dominion over you. Speak life!

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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Follow Jesus


Ephesians 2:5
Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him,… 

Our Heavenly Father has given us the very same new life as Jesus Himself through our union with Him by the Holy Spirit. Jesus revealed to us how we can follow in His example to walk In this new life. Jesus said that He only did what He saw the Father doing, and He only said what He heard the Father say. Imagine how different believers lives would be if they followed in the Lord’s example of doing and saying only what the Father leads us to do or say. We can follow His example by looking to God’s Word each day and filling our hearts with the Word of God for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If we fill our hearts with God’s Word, we too will begin to say what God says. We can also begin to do only what we see the Father doing through the example of His Word and through following the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. Feed on God’s Word and follow Jesus’ example of only saying and doing what we see from our Heavenly Father and you will walk in the very life of Christ Himself.

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Crucified With Christ


Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 

Who is Paul referring to that was crucified? He was of course referring to his spirit man, not his soul nor his body. The disciples in referring to themselves in the first person referred to their spirit within, the real you. Most Christians are body or soul conscious because when talking about themselves that is what they are referring to. You must become spirit conscious if you want to walk by faith in the body you live in, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Faith is based on what God’s Word says, not what you see or feel in the natural. You are a spirit, not a body nor a soul; you have a soul and you live in a body. Once born again we are to walk by faith not by sight. But if we associate ourselves as a body or a soul and we are not spirit conscious we will walk by sight, by what our bodies feel or see, and not by faith in what God’s Word says. So go to the New Testament and start meditating on the scriptures that reveal the real you. These are the “in Christ” scriptures just like the one above. This will make you conscious of your spirit man, the new you. Develop the man on the inside, your spirit man, and you will learn to walk by faith and not by sight.

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Posted by on January 22, 2017 in Uncategorized