Your Health Is Your Issue

Yes, it affects those that love you, but overall, it’s you and your issue. You’re the one that hurts. Your the one that’s missing out. You are the one that is unable to do the things that you want to do, go to places you want to go, and live life to its fullest.

Jesus paid the price for you to be healed and remain in good health all of your days. 

If your church, Pastor, friends, or even the TV’s reports tell you that Jesus does not heal today, and if you believe them, this is your issue, your problem, no one else is responsible for what you believe but you.

The first question you got to ask yourself is, “Do I believe the Bible?” If you do then you need to open it and get some serious studying done. No matter what tradition has said before today, you need to know that God does heal and He wants you healed and walking in perfect health.

[I am the Lord who heals you. Ex. 15.26]🦋

🔷 Matthew Henry: Leaders

My brethren, be not many masters, James 3:1.

These words do not forbid doing what we can to direct and instruct others in the way of their duty or to reprove them in a Christian way for what is amiss but we must not affect to speak and act as those who are continually assuming the chair, we must not prescribe to one another, so as to make our own sentiments a standard by which to try all others,

because God gives various gifts to men, and expects from each according to that measure of light which he gives. “Therefore by not many masters” (or teachers, as some read it) “do not give yourselves the air of teachers, imposers, and judges, but rather speak with the humility and spirit of learners, do not censure one another, as if all must be brought to your standard.” Matthew Henry

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Please… Let us heed this advice, and I know most people who read this post already heed these words. For the most part, it is the boastful and proud who walk up and try to tell us how to do this or that. It takes the Holy Spirit and His wisdom to know how and what to say in response to a long drawn out discertation of un-asked for advice. I would recommend and give my advice by saying to us all… Learn to hear the Lord’s voice and allow Him to advise us of what to do in each situation.

We have other ways of saying it… Unsolicited Advice is not welcome here! If I need your advice, I will ask for it! What’s that got to do with the price of wheat! And… Be slow to speak and quick to listen.

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Sparks:

The God-chosen leader is a “cannot” man in two ways. Firstly, like Moses and Jeremiah, he will genuinely feel and confess, “I cannot”. But on the other hand, he will know that he cannot do otherwise, it is a divine compulsion, a fire in his bones, an urge and energy not of himself. While he is on his job he may give the impression of personal strength, perhaps of efficiency, or even self-assurance, but he and God know the depth of his secret history, the overwhelming consciousness of need and dependence, the awareness of limitation, and the desolating realization of failure and weakness. Leaders know deeper depths than any others and their battle with self-despair is more acute. Yet it is a part of their leadership and responsibility that they hide their own personal sufferings and sorrows. Like Ezekiel and Hosea they have to anoint their face and in the hour of deepest sorrow, go before the people “as at other times”. The troubles must not get into their voice or manner. If they do, their influence has gone, for, if people are going on to the greater fulnesses of Christ, the supreme virtue is courage, and it is this that a leader must inspire. His boldest times before men may be his times of deepest suffering before God. Leaders know that they are involved in the “impossible”, but — in spite of themselves — they are committed, and for them compromise is unthinkable.

John G Lake: The Strongman’s Gospel

As a child, John G. Lake had seen enough to know that he and his family needed a miracle. What he didn’t know was how to get one.
In the church where he grew up, miracles and supernatural healing never seemed much of an option. If anything, the church people who whom he looked for help spent a lot of time trying to convince him that God meant life’s traumas and tragedies for his good. Somehow, Lake could never quite see the good for all the suffering around him. Se he kept looking for his miracle.


At age 16, Lake moved with his family to the Untied States and settled in northern Michigan. It was there that he was saved as a result of the Salvation Army meeting and joined the Methodist Church. But still, sickness would not loosed its death grip on Lake and his family.


Finally, he could wait no longer-something had to be done. And it looked like it would be up to him to do it. He later wrote, “There was nobody to pray for me… As I sat alone, I said,
‘Lord, I am finished with the world and the flesh, with the doctor and with the devil. From today, I lean on the arm of God.'”
At that moment, there was no evident sign of healing or any other manifestation of God’s power in his body. Yet, one thing was certain, Lake had consecrated himself to God. And though it may not have looked like it on the outside, he knew on the inside that the disease was gone He was that determined.
But while the disease was gone, the struggle wasn’t over.


As Lake grew to be a young man, he suffered yet another ailment. Rheumatism was causing his legs to grow out of shape and distort his body.
Again, his church couldn’t offer him the results that he passionately sought. His paster told him, “Brother, you are glorifying God.” Other church people said, “Brother, be patient and endure it.” And for a while, Lake believed them – but he was still deformed. What Good News was there in that? Where was the powerful gospel that had been able to save him?


What Lake really wanted was another miracle. So again, his heart stretched toward God. As he did, a flash of truth pierced the deception of his mind, and in the light of God’s Word, Lake caught a glimpse of God’s will.
“I discovered that disease was not the will of God at all, but the will of the dirty, crooked-legged devil that wanted to make me like himself. I laid down everything and went to Chicago, to the only place I knew that a man could get healed. I went to John Alexander Dowie’s Divine Healing Home.”


There in Chicago, the power of God surged though Lake’s body and straightened his legs. Lake caught hold of the power of God and the fact that Christianity is “a strong man’s gospel.”


For the first time he saw how God wanted a race of people who are bold, strong, pure, good and blessed. He saw how the signs and wonders of the New Testament were meant for his day-and everyday.


John Lake left Chicago healed. He also left with a bold gospel that declared healing for everyone – even the unsaved and the unchurched. This was the gospel that sparked astounding passion and boldness in his soul.
Though Lake has been born a sickly child in the 19th century, he now stood boldly at the threshold of the 20th century as a lightening rod stretched between heaven and earth, just waiting to be struck by the very “lightening of God,” as he later called it. And with each release of God’s power that eventually charged his life, Lake in turn electrified the modern world. Time after time, he jolted Christians and non Christians alike by showing them the true heart and power of God.
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Rising into a ‘strongman’s gospel’ does not happen over night. It begins with a yearning in our hearts for our Lord. It continues as we grow in understanding of what His will is, and then following in His steps. It is a progressive walk that is fueled by each individual’s own desire to reach higher and deeper into our relationship with our Heavenly Father and abide in Him deeper every day. We are not going to advocate that you leave your doctor behind, throw you pills away, and walk in a faith that does not spring up from within. This is something that must be between you and your Heavenly Father. This is also one reason that we must be able to hear Him, hear His voice directing us, growing us, and prompting us onward and closer to Him.
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Two Ways Of Healing

TWO CHANNELS OF HEALING

There are basically two channels for receiving healing in the New Covenant. One is by personal faith; the other is by the anointing. It is God’s Will that we be healed. It is God’s prerogative how we are healed. God’s prerogative is also determined by His ultimate purpose in our lives.

Human beings are interested in the immediate. We want to get rid of all of our symptoms and sicknesses instantly. God is interested not only in our symptoms but also in our total life and future. For example, if God wants a person to minister healing to others in the future, He may choose to bring healing to that person through personal faith and not through the anointing.

Healing by personal faith involves spending time in the Word and acting by faith that the healing has been completed even though the symptoms are still there. Normally, for children and new Christians, God allows them to be healed by the faith of others; but as they grow spiritually, God expects them to exercise their own faith.

When a child is young or still an infant, we carry him about from place. As the child grows older and learns to walk, we allow the child to walk for longer periods until the child can walk independently. By doing this we ensure that the child develops his muscles and matures physically.

Our faith muscles, too, need to grow and be developed. If we depend on others to do the praying for us, we may never develop our prayer life. If we depend on others to read the Bible for us, we may never develop our Word life. If we depend on others to hear from God for us, we may never develop an intimate personal relationship with God. However, at the early stages of our Christian life, we do need others to pray for us, read and explain the Bible to us and teach us the voice of the Holy Spirit.

It is always easier to depend on others than to do things ourselves. In like manner, it is easier to receive healing by the anointing than it is by personal faith. It takes faithful daily application of the Word to receive healing by personal faith. Sometimes when symptoms persist, we have to learn to consider not the symptoms but rather consider the Word of God (Rom. 4:19, 20).

Healing by personal faith involves all the basic fundamentals of faith: visualizing, meditation, confession and acting on the Word. Basically, our hearts, our thoughts, our vision, our words and our actions must all be in line with the Word of God. The following are some of the principles and methods involved in receiving healing by personal faith:

  1. Meditating and digesting the Word into our lives (Pro. 4:20-23). All the principles taught in meditation are applicable here. The Word, literally, becomes health and life to our flesh.
  2. Praising and thanking God before the manifestation of healing is seen. Abraham gave glory to God before the fulfilment of the promises (Rom. 4:20).
  3. Fasting and spending time in the presence of God (Isa. 58:6-8). A correct fast with the proper attitudes will cause our healing to spring forth speedily.
  4. Praying in the spirit to build ourselves on the faith (Jude 20). Praying in tongues also helps us in our infirmities (Rom. 8:26).
  5. Acting on the Word of God. It was only after Peter lifted the lame man that his ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:7). The lame man in Acts chapter fourteen had faith but was not healed until he acted on the Word (Acts 14:10). In acting on the Word, we must make very sure that faith is truly in our hearts (the conscience will bear witness). All the other steps must be taken to impart and generate faith in the heart before the acting comes forth. It would be disastrous to act without faith in the heart. Listen to the conscience within so that you will not have a spiritual shipwreck. (Author Unknown)

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“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
… and “to guide our feet in the way of peace.”