Are You ‘Laboring’ To Get Healed?

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We are celebrating Labor Day in the U. S. today. But that brought to mind this article. Do you realize there are some things that we should NOT labor for? Some things come to us only through the rest that comes with faith.

Originally posted on Healing From Jesus:

by Sandra Conner (Radical About Jesus Ministries)

Come unto Me all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”   Matthew 11:28-30

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The Message translation interprets part of this passage as follows: “Come to me. Get away with me, and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me, and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Are you struggling with “trying” to get healed? Are you “working hard” at it? Have you prayed…

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Fight The Battle

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In the United States, today is Women’s Equality Day — resulting from an act of Congress in 1971. It reminded me of something Susan B. Anthony said concerning battling for equality and rights. She said that sometimes a battle just needs to be fought, even when you know you can’t win it. Those words have come back to me more than once and given me encouragement when I was fighting battles that I felt sure I would not win on the first go-round. Regardless of the outcome, those battles needed to be fought.

It’s a truth that we would all do well to remember. There are times in life when the first time we fight a battle, we still lose, but the fact that we fought it to the end releases revelation and encouragement to others who will return to it in the future. And by the second, third, or fourth time that battle is taken up — perhaps even in another generation — the momentum gained has reached a level that ushers in the victory. If there’s something WORTH fighting for, don’t weigh the chances of victory or defeat — JUST FIGHT THE BATTLE.

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Bragging Rights

 

HORSES END SIGNSI do not know where this came from , or I would give due credit.  It just showed up in my e-mail one day, and I cannot keep myself from sharing it.  If anyone out there knows the original artist, please let me know so that I can credit him. Thanks.  And, in the meantime, Enjoy!

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The Night Season

Originally posted on A Walk In The Word:

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When I remember thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches; for Thou hast been by help, and in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy.”   Psalm 63:7

Several years ago, one of America’s leading pop singers had among his many hit records a song titled, “Strangers in the Night”. A few days ago, for no explainable reason, I found myself humming and then whistling the beautiful melody of that song. Then, as I became conscious of what I was doing, my mind began to wander. This tune, of course, is a romantic ballad dealing with a man and a woman in love; but my mental progression moved beyond those sweet thoughts and into a spiritual application that is anything but joyful.

As a citizen of the Kingdom of God, ask yourself this question, “How do I see this God created phenomenon called…

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Desperate Faith Results In Breakthrough

hanginoutwithGod:

This post really blessed me particularly today. It was originally posted in 2011, but the Lord graciously led me to it on this day in 2014, when it spoke to my need for encouragement from Him. I’m reposting it in case there are some of my readers who need the same kind of encouragement as well.

Originally posted on Pure Glory:

by Hazel Straub

We are in a season of breakthrough and breakout in our lives. This breakthrough will come for people with determination to have all that God has for them. Their focus is on the Lord  and they will not allow anyone or anything to deter them from their breakthrough. They repeatedly tell themselves that once they reach Jesus they will have all that they need. No matter the hardships, setbacks and failures that they meet, they continue to press for fulfillment of their God-given desires and destiny.

Those who press through adversity are like the woman, who had blood flowing for 12 years. (Mark 5:24-34) She never gave up looking for a cure and spent all of her money on physicians, trying to get better. Instead her physical condition worsened and she had great suffering. She heard about Jesus and still had faith for her healing.

Although a large…

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A Harvest of Health

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For My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater: so shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”  (Isaiah 55:8-11).

Did you catch the main point here? The Lord is telling us that the rain and the snow water the earth and MAKE it bring forth fruit, and that His Word will do exactly the same thing in us. That is – The Word of God, when it is received into the ground for which it is intended – our spirit, soul, and body – will MAKE that ground – our spirit, soul, and body – bring forth the fruit of the Word. It’s because of this truth that God can say His Word will not return to Him void, without accomplishing that which He wills.

We know for sure that God’s Word is His Will. He has told us repeatedly throughout scripture, both Old and New Covenants, that He created all that is natural by and through His Word – and that His Word will never fade away nor fail. He tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all scripture is “God-breathed.” (Original Greek). So His Word has creative power in it, just as it did on the first day of creation, and has been sent to create the things of God – all that is of life, health, and holiness – in us.

Now, let’s look at one specific set of His words that have been sent to accomplish a very specific and exact work. Proverbs 4:20-22 says, “My son, give attention to My words. Incline thine ear to My sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes. Keep them in thine heart. For they (My Words) are life unto you that find them and health (medicine) to all your flesh.” The word translated health in this passage is actually a Hebrew word that is correctly translated “health” and “medicine.” So God tells us here clearly that His Word is medicine for all of our flesh. There’s nothing left out in the words “all of our flesh.” There is no disease or physical affliction for which God’s Word is not medicine. But it’s even better than mere medicine. It’s medicine with a guarantee that it will restore health.

When we couple that information with the information He gives us in Isaiah 55:10-11, we find that His Word, when we apply it in faith as medicine to our physical bodies, will MAKE our bodies bring forth the fruit of health. “But,” you may say, “it’s not happening in my life or the lives of many people I know.” That is true. But just how many people do you know who will search God’s Word until they know exactly what it says about healing and until they are saturated in God’s healing Words? I don’t know many, but the ones I do know – including myself – have found that Word every bit as effective in fruit-bearing as those passages indicate.

I have failed to apply it faithfully at times in my life and had to live with the results. BUT – every time that I HAVE applied it – to my own body and to those of loved ones — to serious problems and minor problems alike – it has worked a healing and a cure – even when doctors said the body had been damaged too much to recover or that surgery was the only option. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of believers all over the world have found this same effectiveness for their bodies and have testified of it for generations.

But, dear reader, you must not make the decision to believe God’s Word as your medicine based on the experiences of other people. You must make the decision to believe based only on whether you trust the Word of God. He tells us, in absolutely certain terms, that His Word is His medicine for our bodies. And then in Hebrews 4:11, He also tell us that His Word is “alive and powerful, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and the joints and marrow of the bones.” Now, medical science tells us that all cell production takes place in the bone marrow. If that is the case, just think what can happen if we saturate ourselves with the Word of God enough to fill our bone marrow with it. Since God promises that the Word –like the rain and snow – will MAKE the ground bear fruit, then that Word in our bone marrow will MAKE new, health cells for our body. And when you get enough new, health cells in your body, they can go to work destroying the unhealthy cells, and in a matter of time, that sick body becomes a healthy body.

Consider taking God’s Word seriously. Consider believing what He tells us. And consider sitting down with the Word and reading it into your own body – especially the portions that speak healing and health – absorbing it regularly, faithfully – at least as regularly and faithfully as you would take the pills or the medical treatments a human doctor prescribes. Give God’s medicine the same honor and attention that you give man-made medicine, and see if it doesn’t MAKE your body bear a wonderful harvest of God’s health and life.
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You may be interested in these related articles, which tell you more about how  to apply God’s healing Word to your physical body:
God’s Word Is Real Medicine.”
“Acting On God’s Word”

 

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Are We Having Fun Yet???

 

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Are we having fun yet?  God is!

The Bible says that God takes great delight in us and rejoices over us with singing. (Zeph. 3).

It tells us that He enjoys listening in when we talk to each other about Him and that He is writing down our names in a special book because it gives Him pleasure to do so. (Malachi 3).

It also says He laughs at his enemies because He knows they are defeated. (Psalm 2).

And the New Testament tells us that Jesus was anointed with gladness above all of His contemporaries. (Heb.  1).

So it makes sense that God’s Word admonishes us to rejoice always. (Phil.4).  And we have good reason to do so, because we have a God who loves just hanging out with us and having a good time.

So whatever else is on your list for today — stop and make a little time to hang out with the Lord of the universe. He’s waiting to enjoy some time with you.

 

 

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