Sunday, August 2, 2009

“Healing – 101”…Blog.

“Healing – 101”…Blog.

When I started writing… these Blogs, my intent was to spur people to… ‘Think outside the Box!’ This means to leave their ‘normal thinking processes’ and apply some principles of ‘understanding and logic’ that they… ‘Never before Used’… Almost like that… ‘Taco Bell’ commercial, to think outside the box!

We all know… that dogs do not talk! This was nothing more than a hyperbole… to make a point. So we in our reasoning process sometimes need to be… “Jump Started.” Like those jumper cables that one would use to help another start their car because of a weak battery.

Those reasoning skills… are found, examined and taken into our minds by ‘choice’. Of course it is so easy to discard them and wallow in our previous mindset. Part of adulthood… is to be able to… “Think things through!” And yes, we will… make mistakes, but that is ‘part of learning’ too… “Only”… if we learn by our mistakes. Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken! …LOL!

(James 5:14-15-16) Is anyone of you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray for him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
(Jas 5:15) And the prayer offered in faith = will save the person who is sick. The Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed = = any sins, = = he will be = = forgiven.
(Jas 5:16) Therefore, make it your habit to confess = = your sins = = to one another and to pray for one another, so that you = = MAY = = be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

One thing many… overlook in these verses is the word… “MAY!”… It does not say, ‘will’ but it does say ‘may!’ My understanding is based on the ‘complete Scripture overview’, not a few verses. I have to ask you, is there an example in the Scriptures, where some were sick because of sin in their lives, and some ‘died’ as a result of their ‘sin / sins?’

(1Corinthians 11:30) That's why = so many of you = are weak and sick = and a considerable number = = are dying.

By this verse… and others, we may see how sickness was a direct result of their Sin/Sins. Simply read through “1-&-2 Corinthians” and you will see… The Holy Spirit, the author of Scripture… dealing with the SIN in their Church Body! Even from divisions of followings persons, adultery, taking other Christians to court before unbeliever, drunkenness at the communion table and many others. All these were met with… consequences.

Today, the Church… the ‘Bride of Christ’ are those that are… ‘Really Born Again’ of the Holy Spirit… is facing those same conditions! The picture of the Church… ‘Not’ a Christian Denomination; but the real Church of Christ Jesus… is paralleling the ‘Backslidden Nation of Israel’. These spiritual parallels, are spoken about in so many of the OT books! Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea and the like! “Sin/ Sins”… are the Root! Simply put; we are coming to the end of the ‘church age’ simply called The Times of the Gentiles!

(Luke 21:24) They will fall by the edge of the sword and be carried off as captives among all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the gentiles = until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled."

Once again… (James 5:14-15-16) is primarily dealing… with SIN and not with healing the sickness. OUR… primary focus should be what is our… ‘Practice of Sin’… whether known or unknown… in our daily walk with Christ Jesus. What do I mean, practice of sin? Our fallen mortal bodies are naturally prone to sin, unless overcome by a stronger force, greater than our mortal bodies can muster.

(2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power = comes from God = and not from us.

What do I mean… by unknown “Sin/Sins?” Perhaps the Word will help us see this more clearly. Do you before prayer, Bible study, church, praise or worship… “Prepare Your Heart?” You do dishes so that you have… ‘Clean Plates and Silverware and Pots’ for food preparation. And yet, do you examine your heart and mind… before you involve yourself in Spiritual Matters?

(2Chronicles 12:14) And he did the evil = because he did not = prepare = his heart = to seek Jehovah.

(Psalms 90:8) You have set our iniquities before You, = our secret sins = in the light of Your face.

(John 15:3) Now you = are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken to you.

Once again… (James 5:14-15-16) are primarily dealing… with SIN… and not with healing the sickness. How about those that come to Christ for Salvation and … “Are Already SICK?” Yes but their sickness… is a spiritual one and not a physical one.

(1Corinthians 6:9-10-11) You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,
(1Cor 6:10) thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(1Cor 6:11) That is what some of you were! But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

How about those STD’S… sexually transmitted diseases, ‘Herpes, Chlamydia or even Aids!’ How about Cirrhosis of the Liver from alcohol? How about Hepatitis? Are ALL these diseases… ‘Promised the Healings of (James 5:14-15-16), or… is there another spiritual principle involved?

Our “Sin/ Sins”… have given us… A Crop of Life! When we are made new in Christ Jesus, does that wrong crop we planted… ‘Just go away in healings?’ The true healings, by God’s divine will, are very few and far apart and are done by His will… and not some magic formula. All that have come to Christ Jesus for Salvation… will bear the fruit of the ‘Bad Harvest!’

(Galatians 6:7-8-9) Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants.
(Gal 6:8) For the person who plants in his flesh will harvest decay from the flesh, but the person who plants in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.
(Gal 6:9) Let us not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest-if we do not give up.

One important thing… I must say… “GOD IS SOVERIGN!” If ‘He’ so desires… ‘To Heal’ that person from that ‘Bad Harvest’… that is strictly His Business! The rest that He does not heal… may BE under the ‘wrong teaching’… be confused by this issue of Healing and Not Being Healed! There is so much… ‘false teaching’… about this subject, that most overlook this One Principle!

“GOD’S Grace!”

(Hebrews 4:16)
So let us keep on coming with boldness to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

(2Corinthians 12:8-9-10) I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me,
(2Cor 12:9) But He has told me, "My grace is all you need, for my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
(2Cor 12:10) That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.

There is a ministry… ‘Joni & Friends’… a member of the ECFA.] Joni suffered a crippling back injury and is paralyzed for life. She too sought healing… and was given the above verses from God. You may often hear her say… “MY Wheelchair is my Pulpit… and my ministry given to me by GOD, would not be what it is today, if I were healed!” Simply go to her web site, and see her testimony! She prayed for healing and was not healed.

God even uses…
doctors and hospitals to heal people. There is no miracle there but a good application of the medical principles. Have you ever applied a band-aid to a scratch? Have you ever applied hydrogen peroxide to an infection and then used some ‘Polysporin’ or other antibiotic remedy? How about iodine? The list goes on and on… and yet these healings were not Miracles… just good common sense.

(Luke 5:31) And = Jesus = answering said unto them, = They = that are whole = need not a physician; = but they that are sick.

Please prayerfully examine… these concepts, and then ask yourself what is the purpose of the Gospel? Is it so that people can get healed… or is it what Christ Jesus said Himself about being the Savior of Mankind. Most do not even read their Bibles daily.

Did you know… the Apostle Paul… lost his Apostolic Gift of Healing? You did not know that because you may have missed it, because you were so focused on healing instead of what God has allowed into your life. Apostolic healing was… “To Validate”… what the Apostles were preaching. All lost their Apostolic gift… at the end of the age.

(2Timothy 4:20) Erastus stayed at Corinth, = but Trophimus = I [Paul] = left sick = at Miletus.

Thanks for Your EAR! Roger //Email//

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