At the cross, Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for the forgiveness of our sins. The price Jesus paid included wholeness and wellness for our spirit, soul and body. God’s Will IS to heal. Sons and daughters of God should not be battling infirmities, sickness and disease. Why do we go through these experiences?
In this series, I am going to do my best through the inspiration, power and guidance of the Holy Spirit to share the understanding the Holy Spirit has put into me. At this particular time, I am sensing His strong nudge to begin to do this. I can no longer handle sitting by the wayside as I hear of the varieties of sickness and disease Christians are experiencing and the debilitating and challenging effects many bear. I can’t handle this anymore. It should not be this way for those who belong to Jesus Christ. Where in our walk with Jesus are we walking in error?
I am entering into this discussion experiencing a great amount of fear and with trembling because I know it can be a touchy subject for many people. On the other hand, the fear of people should not be allowed to defeat the message this series will bring to those who will receive it.
For over seven years now the Holy Spirit has been moving me slowly into understanding, especially in my heart, more and more about the finished work of Jesus and how God’s healing power is released to this natural world. As you get into this series, you will see I am not being at all radical, but instead being used as a vessel in illuminating the truth of "The Word" Jesus Christ.
Those who have committed themselves to Jesus Christ receiving Him as both their Lord and Savior and abiding in Him should be living lives free of infirmity, sickness and disease except for having to go through the natural aging process.
With a strong belief that in these end times we will see more and more of the power of God come into manifestation in this natural world through signs, miracles and wonders, I believe that part of my calling is to help prepare Christian hearts to receive the manifestation of healing in their bodies.
To begin, I am going to share the three experiences of healing I went through in October of 2001, at the time I surrendered my SELF and my life to God and made the commitment to serve Jesus Christ for the rest of my life.
This will be in part 1 of this series. Please hang in there with me!
Abide fully in Jesus,
The Lord's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
I would respectfully disagree with you in this blog. I understand this is an area of conviction for you and one you feel is guided by the Holy Spirit. I won't try to override your blog with my own comments of disagreement unless you say otherwise. I will just make this one comment and share my thoughts in a future blog if others reading in are interested in seeing the other side of the issue.
You said, "Those who have committed themselves to Jesus Christ receiving Him as both their Lord and Savior and abiding in Him should be living lives free of infirmity, sickness and disease except for having to go through the natural aging process."
The idea that infirmity, sickness or disease is a result of some failure in an individual's commitment to Christ is a very dangerous view in my opinion. We see throughout Scripture that the Christian life is often characterized by MORE suffering and pain than the average person. Christians are called to persevere, hope, trust and endure in the midst of the troubles of this life. While God does heal, the Scriptures do not guarentee that a certain level of faith equals a pain and disease free life. In fact, in our weaknesses God is most glorified. I think as we look more directly at the lives of the Apostles and early Christians in Scripture we will see that they suffered and struggled like anyone else...even more. As the book of Hebrews says about the faithful that some lived in holes in the ground, they were beaten, sawed in two and stoned. The world was not worthy of them.
Thank you all for your comments of encouragement.
With conviction and commitment I look forward to and will proceed with this series.
mathetes, Thank you for your comment. I desire to thank you in advance for stating that you will not try to override this blog series. I sincerely invite you to read the series, but appreciate the fact that you will not engage in the discussion by adding comments. My hope is that you will see there is no reason to override this series of blogs and that overall you will be blessed by it.
Within this site there are some of the most Godly people you and I are likely to meet. Some of them have life threatening illnesses, while some of them have non-life threatening chronic illnesses that they have to stand against for themselves or their family, on a daily basis. In terms of spiritual standing I do not number myself among them although I to have looked death in the face. I personally find the comment that they "are walking in error" offensive and trust that as you continue with this subject you will bear in mind that you may be making judgments upon some of the most Godly people around.
I pray for you that this series will be strengthening to the community of believers here rather than be divisive, and I urge that your writing will be sensitive to those who are really suffering because our loving Father in heaven has allowed it for their good and to His glory.
Praying for wisdom and discernment for you.
As you can tell, one must be VERY CAREFUL when addressing this subject. You are certainly entitled to your opinion and to share it here. But, I would encourage you to write in a manner which is sensitive and non condemning toward those of us who, for whatever the reason, have some situations in our lives which are not pleasant.
No one has the right or authority to in any way, shape or form place a yoke of condemnation or guilt around the neck of a believer who is suffering. Jesus never did this, Paul never did this and I pray none of us will either. Please, for the sake of unity and to not add more pressure to people already facing difficult situations (especially physical ones), may I beseech you to simply present your material and not make statements implying anyone is in error or not fully committed to our Lord Jesus Christ just because they have a physical infirmity.
Dear Friends In Christ,
In response to your comments above, I wish to tell you that in all likelihood I will not always respond directly to comments as I write this series of blogs, the reason being is that I believe it would be unwise to do so as it may well distract from the message of this series. I do want you to know that I will read all comments and please know I am a person who spends considerable time in reflection and thus the content of all comments will be pondered upon. Thank you!
Last evening (Sunday) after reading the comments above, I spent some more time considering how to begin this series and went to the archives stored on my website where I reviewed two previous writings. While doing so, the Holy Spirit brought back to remembrance these verses that He had led me to the first time I wrote about God audibly calling out my name three times. God had quickened these words from Isaiah 43:1-5. It was as if He directly spoke them to me:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Since you are precious in my sight; and I love you, do not be afraid for I am with you."
Certainly these words once again brought strength and encouragement along with a willingness to learn more about perseverance.
This morning (Monday) as I was once again pondering the comments and seeking how to move forward, I asked God to provide a Bible verse for today. In less than 30 seconds, He brought forth into prominent thought Colossians 2:12. I went to the Bible and looked up this verse. It brought tears to my eyes. I sure do believe God has provided His response to us all!
[b]"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:"[/b]
I believe this meeting of saints has been purposed by God.
With love in and through Christ,