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The Word of God – Forever Settled in Heaven

Our amazing Father, the Most High God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator of the universe, and more importantly the Creator of YOU, has placed His own Word above His name.

Psalm 138:2 (NKJV)loveneverfails2

I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

While some of us may have had the bible on the shelf collecting dust, the Words inside the covers are truly living and are sharper than a two-edged sword (Heb 4:12)   But having the Word of God come alive in your life only works when you begin to believe them.  In particular, when one reads, understands and carries them out.

Carry what out?   A couple of examples are Jesus’ commandments:

Matthew 22:37-40 (NASB)

37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

The Word of God is so powerful, it is more than sufficient enough to change our lives for the better, but we must (1) believe it and (2) act on it.  It is not enough to simply read or even memorize the passage in Mark 16 on Jesus’ Great Commission where Jesus tells his disciples to:

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

We do not see the sick getting healed by merely believing (or memorizing) this set of scriptures.   We have to actually go and do this, just as Jesus instructed and commanded us to!  Only then will we see the sick getting healed by Jesus and his Holy Spirit working through us.   Healing is but one example of seeing God’s hand at work through a believer who is willing for God to use him.

It is pointless showing up to church week after week, being a hearer and not a doer. That person is deceiving themselves. (James 1:22).

I encourage you today to spend more time in God’s Word.  You will help your mind become renewed quicker (Romans 12:2), and the enemy will have fewer ways to cause you to stumble since you will know better.  You will be able to enforce the defeat the devil has already suffered because by reading the Word, you who will know who you are in Christ (Gal 3:29; Col 1:27).

Be Blessed by your Father’s Word, and we thank you Jesus!  Hallelujah!

Pastor Marc

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Jesus Still Heals Today; Did Again Yesterday

God is so good.  His mercy and loving kindness endures forever (Psalm 136), and when you believe in Him you find that He is still very much around us, pointing out to us people who we need to love on.

Yesterday was no exception.  At the end of the 1pm service at church, the band, being obedient, carried on playing and leading in worship the remaining few that decided that it was more important to love on God than to do anything else.

At the end of the following hour or so, we were all about to leave, and the Holy Spirit with the most precise timing as always, allows myself, my Wife and a good friend, a lady who was obviously having lots of pain walking.  She had a cain, and she was wobbling side to side.  The expression on her face said it all.

Indeed she could have stayed near the doors to the main sanctuary, but she came down the slope to the front row near the altar, knowing full well she would have to make the return trek up the slope to leave the church.

We asked if we could pray for her, and she agreed.   She had spinal and other back issues including implants, and her hips were not aligned.   Out of 10, her pain was the full 10.

We all laid hands, and of course, God not being a respecter of persons, went immediately to begin healing her, just as it says in the Word.  She closed her eyes as she was overcome by the Spirit of God touching her.

After about 10-15 minutes, she began to walk around.  She said the cane would no longer be needed, the pain was gone, and when she walked, the hobble was beginning to disappear.  As she walked, just like the lepers, she was healed further and strength increased in her body, her ankles also being level now too.

What did it cost us?  About 30-45 minutes, laying hands, talking to her, loving on her.  Our friend had a Word from God about her family which blessed her tremendously!

30-45 minutes for us, God did all the healing, and took away 8 years of pain for the lady.   8 years …. 45 minutes….  It’s so simple.   We must invest time for these people, we must not relent.  We must declare the goodness of God upon this earth without delay.   Just believe…. Only believe….

Luke 13:11 (NASB)

11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.