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Daily Bread

We started off our day busy as usual. The calendar for the day was filled. We went from one place to the next seeking to get it all done. While fulfilling our schedule, we came across this man. He was on the streets asking strangers for his daily bread.
For this man to accomplish simple daily basic sustenance he asks strangers for help. He relies on the mercy of others to get by. I can’t even imagine what he is going through.
In addition to getting by, he told us he needs cancer medicine. He was diagnosed with cancer and can’t afford his medicine. Lord, I am humbled by this man. His need is great and his pain was intense. This man was so pleasant and content with his circumstances. God used us to bless this man and pray for him. He said that the pain in his neck where the cancer was, was intense. This pain, he said got worse at night. We told him of Jesus and how he paid the price for all healing. We laid hands on him and prayed in Jesus name for the pain to leave. In about 20 minutes there was a change. The man stood in wonder. He said, I can’t believe it….the pain is gone. I can’t believe it. No, seriously guys, its gone. No, seriously I don’t think we need to still get my medicine. Praise God!
We got him some food after we prayed. In the car that day, he gave his life to the Lord. The goodness of God leads to repentance.
This man was hungry today and expected to make money to get fed. God heard his cry and healed this man. Sometimes we are hungry but it’s not physical bread we need.
The word says, “give us this day our daily bread” God still does miracles, if only we would believe and lean not on our own understanding. Ask God today to feed you. I guarantee it won’t be your usual meal.

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Mothers Day healings

Mothers Day healings

My wife, a friend, and I laid hands on two separate ladies in church today.

One lady had pain from the left side of her body. Her rotator cuff in her left shoulder as well as her elbow and hip and her left side of her body had been in pain for some time.   We laid hands and commanded pain, infirmity and affliction to leave.  We declared the life of Jesus in healing her body.   We repeated these things and within 10 minutes the pain went from a 10 down to a zero.   I told her to take off her arm sling.  When she took it off there was some soreness left. We spoke against it and it left.  Although soreness is the stage usually found after the pain is gone but God has not finished healing.  Simply waiting and believing in faith that the healing is still occurring at this point is enough for the sick to tell you that the soreness is gone after another couple of minutes.

The second lady had a bone sticking up in her right foot.  The pain number she gave us began as a 5 then a 3 then she said she felt no more pain.  This was over the course of about 10 minutes as well.   When I asked her she would not take off her boot but I encouraged her to take it off and walk on it when she got home.   She was afraid to put weight on it but usually the act of obedience and or faith by the sick person will bring about the healing or completion of one.  But the sick are not required to have faith.    Jesus said believers are the ones who will lay hands on the sick.  So the sick are the unbelievers.   You should not find a Christian who is sick.  If you do their mind needs to be renewed by the Word of God on the topic of divine healing and God’s Will on the matter.

Praise be to God.

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Jesus Suffered More Than 39 Stripes

Jesus suffered way more than the 39 stripes that we often hear during ill-informed conversations.  Due to my own experience of re-communicating several times to large numbers of people the untruth that Jesus bore 39 stripes at the whipping post, it was not until after these occasions where I was corrected by someone who knew the truth.  This brother in Christ referred me to Rick Renner’s book titled Sparkling Gems from the Greek:  365 Greek Word Studies For Every Day Of The Year To Sharpen Your Understanding Of God’s Word.

I need to do my part, not only to re-address the topic in the hopes that those who heard me misspeak can have the correct understanding, but to hopefully be a part of the growing number of voices who are trying to correct the fallacy that Jesus bore only 39 stripes at the whipping post.

My mistake was not that I listened to others, but that I took what I heard and accepted it as truth without validating it against the only Truth, the Word of God.

 

Jesus said for us to believe and not doubt in our hearts:

Matthew 21:21  (New American Standard Bible (NASB))

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.

However, we have the free will to believe whatever we want to believe.  God loves us so much that he gave man and woman the power to choose freely.   Therefore it is entirely possible to believe something that isn’t true.   If we believe the wrong thing instead of what the Bible says about it, it has serious ramifications in our lives.

Furthermore, if we, believing what someone has told us, then pass that along to another person, who tells another person, the untruth continues to spread.   Sometimes inaccurate statements sound plausible.  Therefore it is paramount that we validate what we hear against God’s Word.

I personally made the mistake of broadcasting an untruth unintentionally several times to many radio listeners and I have a responsibility to correct this situation.   In a subsequent broadcast this was corrected:
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I simply passed on what I had heard many times from others:  that Jesus received 39 lashings on his back at the whipping post before he went to the cross.  Also that it was 39 because it represented payment for 39 types of sicknesses and diseases.

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Isaiah 52:14 shows how Jesus was to become “marred more than any other man”:

Isaiah 52:14 (New American Standard Bible (NASB))

Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So His appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.

As if 39 wasn’t enough, Jesus suffered far more.  So much so, based on Isaiah 52:14, he was marred (disfigured).    Another misnomer that we hear often is that the stripes were on his back.   However, you do not normally find a person is disfigured from looking at their back only.   Typically someone is disfigured when you do not recognize them when looking at them from the front.

Secondly, it is from the more modern translations that speak that by His Stripes (plural), we were healed (emphasis mine):

Isaiah 53:5  (New King James Version (NKJV))

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

However, if we research the Greek text, we find that “Stripes” (Gr. mooloopi-mwlwpi) is SINGULAR.  The Greek language requires so much accuracy that if two wounds had been visible the plural would be necessary. But, Christ was beaten so ruthlessly that only one wound was visible and it covered His entire body.

This makes the fallacy of the 39 stripes become even more of a contrast with the truth.

Jesus suffered so greatly, so that you would not have to.    As we read in Isaiah 53:5, healing was purchased at the whipping post for all of humanity.   This was before Jesus went to the cross to pay for all of creation’s sins, past present and future.

Our Lord and Saviour was marred beyond belief even before he went to the cross.   The least we can do, myself included, is to get our facts straight before informing others based on hearsay.

In another article currently being written I will cover what the suffering at the whipping post by Jesus meant for all of us, and how our authority in the name of Jesus can deliver any person, saved or unsaved, from sickness, disease, or any form of oppression.