The Will of God: Chapter 7-8

Paul received specific instructions from God and yet he did what most of us do and began to rely on human thinking and reasoning and as a result was led out of the will of God. He experienced all kinds of hardships and frustrations. Once Paul aligned himself with God’s will, supernatural provision and power “erupted” in his life and he received his very first offering. This all sounds great, however, the offering (which came from God) was delivered by two people who had good intentions but put pressure on Paul to again rely on human reasoning and go back to focusing on the Jews.  

Paul listened to them and immediately experienced the same frustrations as before.  

 

“So take a moment to ask yourself, Is my life aligned with God’s will, or am I doing my own will while pretending that it’s God’s? Be honest with yourself; Does it seem like you are seldom happy or satisfied and often frustrated and exasperated – including frustrated financially? If your answer is yes, I want to encourage you to ask the Lord whether or not you’re in the right place, doing the right thing. If you are in the will of God, it is likely that you’re going to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment – even in the midst of hardships. But if your life is generally joyless and frustrating – if it seems like you go through one defeated experience after another – there's probably an adjustment that needs to take place in where you are or in what you’re doing.”                                                                                     p.148 

 

Unfortunately, Paul listened to human reasoning and went back to ministering to the Jews, where he was most comfortable and where it made the most sense to his human intellect. It didn’t take long before frustration built up and Paul realized he was out of the will of God and made the decision to fully obey God’s call where divine grace empowered him to overcome any and every obstacle.  

Being in the will of God doesn’t mean you won’t have hardships or trials. What it does mean is that you will experience joy, peace, and contentment in the midst of those trials. Divine connections will occur. God makes sure the right people are in place with the exact gifts and tools needed to advance you and get you where He wants you to be.  A divine connection was made for the Apostle Paul when he met Aquilla and Priscilla. The Bible says that they not only gave birth to the church of Corinth but that they did it with energy. God will do the same for you! He will connect you with the right people at the right time to help you successfully fulfill the plan of God for your life.  

Be open before God and pray like David did, “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.” 

Love,

Pastor Lisa

 

 

 

The Will of God: Chapters 5-6

The Will of God: Chapters 5-6

The Bible is full of people just like us, who have heard from God and know His plan but yet still seem to wait years for the fulfillment of what God has asked us to do. Just like them, we have seasons of questioning, frustration, and uncertainty. Yet, once the plan is revealed, we must remain obedient and stay in our lane. We must stick with what God has told us to do and not what others are doing.

“One of the vital keys to your success in the earth is to know the will of God for your life and then to stick closely to what He has revealed to you. If you hold fast to the plan as God gave to you, you position yourself to access a continual supply of His power, provision, and protection.” - page 70

Health and Healing: Final Chapters

As I’m reading these final chapters I’m thinking about the many instructions that God gave the disciples on healing. These instructions weren’t just for that time period but for us to be flowing in today!

Jesus : “Lay hands on the sick and see them recovered.” (Mark 16:15-18)

Jesus : “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12)

“So when the apostles, Peter and John, saw this lame man reaching out his empty hand — all he could move — and asking for an alms, they remembered the word of the Lord. And Peter fastened his yes on him with John. Oh how we need to work together in healing! And he commanded, “Look on us” (Acts 3:4). Whether you get healed or not depends entirely on where you look. If that man had fixed his gaze on his legs he would not have been healed no matter how earnestly the apostles had prayed for him. Jesus Himself, “did not many might works” in His own hometown. Why? Because of their unbelief. (Matt. 13:58.) It is “according to your faith,” the Lord Himself said so.”

It is according to our faith! Not only for our own healing but to lay hands on others and see them recovered. We believe that as you press into God’s Word and that as you continue to walk in faith that the Holy Spirit will be working through each of you. Get ready for greater works!

If you find yourself still asking, “Is there healing and health for me?” YES. God, who changeth not, has promised to heal ALL who call upon Him in His name. He is, “The Lord that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26) It is only up to you to believe!

Join us for our series on healing on the CAJ Podcast as we continue to talk about our healer! Remember, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God! Take your daily prescription of God’s Word today and get prepared for our next book beginning next week.

July/August Bookclub: The Will of God by Rick Renner
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Love,

Pastor Lisa

Health and Healing: Chapters 4-5

But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.” - Malachi 4:2

Fear - an awe. a reverence for God.

When I hear the word ‘fear’ in this context I think of loving Him so much that I never want to disappoint Him. David tells us in Psalm 32 that sin leads to sickness and decay and when we repent we can then shout for joy! Our bodies becomes strengthened and our pain stops.

When sickness seems to overtake us and when the doctor has exhausted all he knows to do it may be time to get a second opinion. We need to consult the physician that doesn’t need to collaborate with any other physician. His name is Jesus. The great physician who knows all things and has all power. Before we make the appointment there are several things we need to do according to Dr. Yeomans:

  1. Confess our sin

  2. Speak the Word

  3. Praise and more Praise

We know that Jesus paid the price for our healing. We have His Spirit residing on the inside of us and we have His Word in written form for us to hear and meditate on.

It is so much easier for us that it was for those in Malachi’s time for his vision has come to pass. The Lord Jesus Christ was made man and dwelt among us. We have beheld His glory. He was crucified for us and buried; but death could not hold Him, and He rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God where He is exalted, and He hath shed forth the Holy Spirit upon those who believe.

Let us turn our face toward Him, bask in His presence and take the healing that was provided for us!

Is anyone else loving this book? God is so good!

Love,

Pastor Lisa

Health and Healing: Chapters 1-3

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
— Psalm 139:16

You were written in God’s book before you were ever born. Our bodies are a gift from God and He has given us the power over them and the ability to control them. Our bodies were made to display the glory of God. Our mouths are used to tell others about Him, to speak for Him, and our hands are used to help those in need. Dr. Yeomans lists what that the Bible says about man’s body on p. 286 taken from 1 Corinthians 6:13-20.

  1. It is the Lord’s. He claims it for Himself.

  2. He loves it so much that He is going to raise it from the dead.

  3. It is a member of Christ.

  4. It is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

  5. It was bought with a price.

  6. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes to take those who are in Jesus to be forever with Him, their bodies are to be changed and made like unto His glorious body.
    (I John 3:2, I Corinthians 15:52-53)

If we obey the book of instructions on how use the bodies God has given us, we will be renewed like the Eagle. If we don’t, the book of instruction tells us that sin invites sickness and death. BUT GOD! In His grace and mercy he has given us medicine (His Word).

He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.
- Psalm 107:20

In her book, Dr. Yeomans tells the story of a lady who had a large family who was always sick. It seemed they went from one sickness to another, so much that she became a joke in the city and referred to as the house that always had a public health card on the door letting everyone know their was sickness in the house. Thank God she got tired of it all and wanted to know how to get out of the cycle of sickness. She ran to someone who knew the answer (Dr Yeoman’s meeting) and listened to the instructions and followed them. She gave her life to the Lord, applied the blood of Jesus to her home and fed on the Word of God. Sickness left!

You too must apply the blood of Jesus into your home and feed on the Word of God. Sickness will have to leave! Today is a good day to start.

Thus says the Lord….I have heard you prayers, I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you.
— 2 Kings 20:5

“Lord God, I thank you that you’ve heard me when I’ve prayed. And you’ve even seen me when I’ve cried. But not only have you heard me and seen me, you have also healed me! I thank you that I am healed. I’m not going to be healed - I’m already healed!

Thank you Jesus - you are my healer!”

Love,

Pastor Lisa

Balm of Gilead: Chapters 12-16

So this beautiful prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11), is a petition not for food only but for life, which is more than meat. In other words, it is a prayer for perfect health put in our mouths by the Lord Jesus Himself. - page 257

Pastor Kempie and I had the opportunity to travel to Turkey with Rick Renner and Tony Cooke about four years ago. One morning we went down to the lobby around 5am to find Rick Renner reading his Bible. He shared with us that he never eats breakfast or feeds his flesh before feeding his spirit. Although it’s taken much discipline, we have put into practice this same habit. Every single day.

If you want to grow stronger spiritually, I want to encourage you to also make this a significant part of your morning routine. No matter if you are an early riser or if you typically roll out of bed, you would never neglect your flesh from having a cup of coffee, grabbing a quick bite to eat, or at the very least having a glass of water before leaving the house. Even more essential to your health is time spent in God’s Word. The Bible says that it is health to our entire body! His daily bread is literally the nutrients our spirit and our flesh cry out for!

What problems would be solved, what anxieties stilled, what cares banished if we always did this! (page 255)

My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
— Proverbs 4:20-22

You may not have the time to do a long Bible study in the morning but each of us have the ability to spend some quality time in His Word, petition Him for not food only but for life, and thank Him for the day that He has given us!

Love,

Pastor Lisa

Balm of Gilead: Chapters 5-8

Book: His Healing Power by Lillian B. Yeomans

Before becoming a pastor, I worked as a nurse and managed a wound care center within one of our local hospitals. I would frequently work along side surgeons who were operating on extremely deep and messy wounds. During one particular surgery, the patient seemed to be losing a large amount of blood and out of concern I made a comment to the doctor. He replied, “Lisa, bleeding is a sign of life!” I thought, “that is true but not if all of the blood continues to flow out!”

What does the blood do for the body?

  1. Removes waste and carbon dioxide

  2. Carries nutrients

  3. Regulates temperature

  4. Transfers Oxygen to each cell of the body

  5. Hormones for emergency

  6. Defends the body

  7. Stops hemorrhaging, seals the wounds, and begins the repair process

They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
— Romans 1:19-20

The things that human blood does for our bodies is just a representation for what the blood of Jesus has already done for us! His blood has removed our waste, provided for us, carried us, protected us, healed us, and more! Studying how God created us we can clearly see His intent for His design. Even in His design, he built a system for healing. How much more does God desire His children to walk in His healing in every area?

It’s our job to share this with others. In chapter 7, Lillian Yeomans, talks about why God desires us to be the salt of the Earth,

“Healing, health preserving, antiseptic, causing unsound places to heal up? Yes, it is all of these, and sometimes it makes people who have these unsound places on them smart in the process of healing them. Arresting decay, destruction, and putrefactive processes? Yes, God’s salt does all of these things..” (p.229)

Let’s learn how to live as salt of the Earth and not lose our Savor! I want to encourage you, if you have not picked up this book, do it now. Start from this book and continue to study on God’s desire for healing and how we are to live out that healing and be the salt of the Earth.

Love,

Pastor Lisa

Balm of Gilead: Chapters 1-4

We must realize that Satan is real and he wants to destroy us. He wants to take us out anyway that he can with facts, with lies, or somewhere in between. He will use whatever he can to get us to feel unworthy, undeserving, or unloved. Some of us do believe that God can heal but don’t fully and truly believe He will do it for us. The truth is that God CAN heal, that Jesus DOES love us, and that He is seated at the right hand of the Father praying on our behalf. He died so we could be saved, healed, and delivered. His Word is true no matter how we feel!

“When you let symptoms and feelings make you doubt that you were healed (past tense) by those stripes that the Lord Jesus Christ bore for you, you simply turn off the healing power, the heavenly electricity.” p.208

We are not to go by how we feel or by what we see, or by what we hear. We are to stand on the Word. His Word is our truth, His Word is our reality. I love what the Lord said to Dr. Yeomans when she felt she couldn't get out of bed one day: “Walk on the water. You have been looking for improvements in symptoms, a change in the natural order of things. Stop it. That isn’t it at all. My Word is absolutely true. My healing is supernatural. It doesn't matter how you feel. Step out..”( p.214)

So stop it - get up-rejoice! Be glad and rejoice (Joel 2:21). Our joy comes from knowing that our redeemer lives and that because of the finished work on the cross “WE ARE HEALED”.

Love,

Pastor Lisa

The Balm of Gilead: Book 3 Intro

“It is our inalienable right to enjoy health through the work accomplished on Calvary, it is our solemn responsibility to make this saving health (know) among all nations’” -p.197

We are just like the children of Israel asking ‘is there no cure?”. Jeremiah 8:22 says that they cried unto God, “Is there no balm in Gilead?” Just like us they were looking for natured remedies, looking for a physician who could cure them. In Jeremiah 46:11 the Lord tells them to go ahead and look to man, it will not work. Man can only mask or alleviate our symptoms, rarely do they offer a cure.

Jesus paid the price on the cross to not only alienate our symptoms, but to cure us! He gave us the cure (His Word) and how to take it.

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
— Proverbs 4:20-22

We are to mediate on His Word. Say it over and over again, out loud. This will let it penetrate into the core of our being - our spirit. Then when symptoms flare up, the word comes out of our mouth. The difference is the Word doesn’t just take care of our symptoms, it also takes care of whatever causes it.

Jesus paid it ALL. Spirit, soul, and body. Every part of us is well!

Love,

Pastor Lisa

The Great Physician: Chapters 7-9

I love the way Dr. Yoeoman describes “giants” in our lives as bread. Caleb, when looking into the promised land didn't see giants that could overtake him. He saw bread that was meant for him to eat and devour. I can totally relate to that being on the Keto diet because whenever I see bread I want to devour it! We need to view our problems and anything that comes against us as bread and devour it. “Devour, eat up every difficulty and trial that comes your way. You will wax stronger and stronger.” p. 154

Gobble up one problem at a time. Chew on it, and spit it out! This will make you an overcomer. Faith mixed with praise will always result in victory. There comes a time when just like Hezekiah, you have to push everything else aside. “Every voice, every report, every symptom, every feeling, and face the wall.” The only place to look is in the face of Jesus - His Word. Then and only then does the phrase, “All things are possible” become a reality.

The Bible calls us joint heirs with Jesus and our job is to carry out the work of God on the Earth. We are to believe in the one and only true God and let nothing else shake us. Remember the song, “On Christ, the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand?” It is on that rock that you have been delivered from anything that resembles sickness or disease.

“On Christ, the Solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand”

And it’s true: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Yahweh will be rescued and experience new life.”
— Romans 10:13 (TPT)


Today, I want to encourage you to call on the name of the Lord and begin to sing the song,” On Christ, the Solid Rock I stand!” Anything that is below that — guilt, condemnation, sickness, disease, and anything that kills, steals, or destroys: you have been delivered from. All of this, all other things, are sinking sand!

Start singing today and watch what God does.

Love,

Pastor Lisa

The Great Physician: Chapters 4-6

So many times when we are facing a physical condition, sickness, disease, or pain, we tend to focus on what our body is telling us. After all, isn't that what the world tells us? Pay attention to your body. What is your body telling you? Yet, God tells us just the opposite. Our body shouldn’t be talking to us, we should be talking to our bodies. We are healed. We are whole. We are renewed in strength and power. Isn’t that what Abraham did?

Romans 4:19-23

19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,”

“How did he reconcile these two irreconcilables? You remember what they were: God’s Word which declared him the father of nations, and the deduction of human reason, based upon the evident physical impossibility of his begetting offspring.” p. 150

He didn’t try to reconcile them, he ignored his body and believed God’s Word. This is exactly what we have to do. Verse 23 tells us this wasn’t written for Abraham’s sake but for ours. When your body is screaming that you are not healed, consider not. When your body is telling you their is another symptom, you are not healed, consider not.

Let’s not be like the religious leaders in the house where Jesus was teaching, “listening with ears that were deaf to the divine power of the message; gazing with eyes blinded lest the light of the glorious gospel should shine into them;” p. 141 Let’s be like Abraham and believe that God’s Word is the final authority and what His Word says is true.

From every stormy wind that blows. from every swelling tide of woes, there is a safe, a sure retreat, ‘Tis found at Jesus’ sacred feet

We are living in the time where we have a right to expect God to heal, expect God to deliver, expect God to move in our lives, in response to our faith. He will not disappoint!

Love,

Pastor Lisa

The Great Physician: Chapters 1-3

Here is that Mark 16: 18 verse again, “they shall lays hands on the sick and they shall recover.” We have to take that literally. People are longing to see Jesus and how they see him is through us. Jesus saving, Jesus healing, Jesus baptizing, and Jesus loving.

In the first couple of chapters we meet 2 people, the woman of Canaan (Matthew 15:21-28), and the man with the withered hand (Luke 6:6-11). Two different people with two different approaches to God. Each of them were healed and each of them had to do something to be healed. We often refer to it as “working the Word”. Let’s look at each of these examples and what they had to overcome, how they stepped out in faith, and how they received their healing.

The Woman of Canaan:

Not a daughter of the covenant, a heathen of the worst kind. Not wanted, Nothing working in her favor, exhausted all means of getting better, yet she heard about this Jesus, who said “come all ye who are burdened and heavy laden.” She went. Jesus completely ignored her. At that point she could have been offended and left, her daughter still sick, her feelings hurt, and telling everyone this Jesus is not what everyone says he is. She didn’t, she lifted her voice one more time and say, “Lord, help me!”. This time Jesus didn’t ignore her, he insulted her. Now she definitely has a reason to leave offended and she didn’t. She knew that even if what he said was true, he still had what she needed and that was her healing, so she said to Jesus; “You will not deny me.” Her faith made her daughter whole!

Her path was beset with difficulties, butt difficulties are the food on which real faith thrives best. p.131

The Man with the Withered Hand:

Jesus was teaching in the synagogue and there was a man with a withered hand. The Lord started by asking him to do what he could do. “Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.” He did. Then the Lord asked him to do what he couldn’t do. “..stretch forth thy hand.” Why did the Lord ask him to do this? Because it was an act of faith to reach his hand out. He acted out of faith and the Lord did the rest.

Dr. A.B. Simpson commented on this passage: “So many Christians have no hands! They have no grip in their fingers, no stamina in their will, no hold in their faith.” P. 134

Let’s work the Word. Believe for the impossible, don't stop when the obstacles come, and do what we can not do in the natural. God will perform His Word.

Love,

Pastor Lisa

His Healing Power: Chapters 9-12

These 4 chapters are full of proof of the healing power of God. Chapter 9 covers the views of Christian Science vs. The Word. It is clear that the difference is that Christian Science believes that the disease is not real, you have just made it up in your mind and therefore you do not need to take medicine. The Christian believes the disease is real, we just deny the right for it to exist in our body because Jesus paid the price for us to be healed.

For us to experience divine healing we must first believe that whatever God has promised, it will come to pass. Dr. Yeoman tells the story of Mary, a young girl who sat on her grandfather’s lap ready to push a button that would blow up a place called “Hell’s Gate” in New York. Unknown to Mary, her grandfather had designed and executed a plan to place dynamite in strategic places so that when she pushed the button, the dynamite would explode. She had no idea how it was going to happen, she did not see the placement of the dynamite, all she knew was that her grandfather said it so it must be so.

The same is with us, we might not understand how or why sickness and disease were the results of sin but what we do understand is that faith in our Heavenly Father is the button that causes the dynamite power of God to be released on our bodies for healing to occur.

Let’s be like the hotel staff at Dr. Dowie’s Divine Healing Home, “…a staff of helpers all of whom were filled with faith in the Word of God. Their faces shone, and any one of them - from the furnace man to the elevator boy - was ready to preach you a sermon at a moment’s notice if you dared to doubt that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” p. 95 This should be us!

Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me,

And that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come.

Whatever you are facing right now, just bring your case to Him! Read the Word, eat the Word, push the button of faith and watch what God does. His healing power will touch you and you will walk free and healed in Jesus Name!

Love,

Jesus

His Healing Power: Chapters 5-8

At Calvary, the site of Jesus’ death and ultimate sacrifice, we find forgiveness, peace, healing, prosperity, and victory over death and any thing else we may find lacking. His name alone reveals that He meets every need we may have. Jehovah, our redemption. Redeeming all the enemy took from us. Just look at the list:

Jehovah-Rapha: The Lord that heals

Jehovah-Jirah: The Lord that provides

Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord our banner

Jehovah-Salom: The Lord our peace

Jehovah-Ra-ah: The Lord our shepherd

Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord our righteousness

Jehovah-Shanmah: The Lord is present

All that God promised us on Calvary through Jesus has to be applied to our lives by our faith. Calvary removes all the obstacles in our life that would prevent the power of God from operating. The Word works but is conditional upon our diligent hearing and faithful obedience.

How sweet are your loving promises to me, sweeter than honey is your revelation-light. Psalm 119:103

With that understanding we can enter into what Dr. Yeoman’s calls “The Praise Cure” She describes all the methods of modern medicine used in hopes of curing or halting disease. “And I am far from saying nothing is accomplished by these and other methods, but I do say that the cure of which I am going to speak is the only sure cure. it is the most expensive one ever known, but the price was paid for by another; for ‘it was purchased, not with corruptible things, as silver or gold….but with the precious blood of Christ….” p. 47

It is called the praise cure because you sing your way into it! Sing and shout your way into health. What are you waiting for? Don’t delay, begin right now.

Tread the young lion under your feet by the praise of faith. It has never failed and it never will. p. 51

Make your praise basket more full than your complaining basket.

Start by repeating this: “Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law, of which ____________ (insert your sickness, pain, or disease here) is a part, so Christ hath redeemed me from ___________.”

Now begin to shout and praise Him! Victory is yours!

Love,

Pastor Lisa

His Healing Power: Chapters 1-4

Book one - Healing From Heaven

Wouldn’t you love to get to the point where you had “no further need of earthly remedies? The place where we actually trusted God, took His Word as medicine, and believed we were healed? I do. As I am writing this I am thinking about my sister-in-law, Mary. She left this Earth Friday morning as I was holding her hand. She was too young and cancer had spread every where in her body. The enemy whispered, “you lost,” but God shouts, “No! She is with me! Satan, you lost.

I believe that one of the greatest hindrances to healing is the absence of the knowledge of God’s Will.

Jeremiah 17:14 says, “ Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved…”

The victory is ours! Take it from the hands of God!

When you visit a doctor for a sickness, he or she must find the cause of the sickness or disease. We too must understand the cause in the spirit realm. The source of all disease is Satan! Therefore, we must shut off all connection with the source of evil.

“There is not a reinforcement which the prince of darkness can order up from the profoundest depths of his dark domain for which those who believe God’s Word are not more than a match; not a poison gas manufactured in Hell which the breath of God willl not dissipate; not a fiery dart which the shield of faith will not quench; not a pestilence which the precious blood, boldly displayed on the lintel and doorposts of our dwellings will not avert.” - p. 21

We are perfectly safe as long as we abide in the Word of God. The louder the enemy talks, the louder you must be and the more we must dig into His Word.

The one thing we have that the world doesn’t have is the blood of Jesus! It’s His blood that washes away our sin, makes us clean, wipes out sickness and disease, and protects us from all plagues.

“Why are though cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope though in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” - Psalm 42:11

His Healing Power: Introduction

For my birthday, Pastor Kempie gave me a session at Orangetheory. From their website: Orangetheory Fitness is an interval-based workout that uses heart rate monitors to encourage you to push yourself (based on your own fitness level) and includes three different components – interval training on the treadmill, indoor rowing and weight room floor exercises. Needless to say, I am neither athletic or in shape so it was interesting.

I was doing great for the first couple of weeks and then I hurt my knee stepping up on a step for a fancy squat (step up with a weight.) I babied it for three days and then went back for another workout. Everything was great and I had no knee pain until I went to get up off of the floor and hurt my other knee. Yes, you heard right, I was getting up off of the floor! By that night it was quite ridiculous as I hobbled and cried just to walk around. I whined, I took Motrin, I iced it, and had Pastor Kempie wait on me hand and foot (that part was quite nice).

What is sad, is that Jesus paid a price for me to walk in divine health and healing. The finished work of Calvary provided healing of every sickness and disease so that we could walk in divine health. Yet, we seem to be sicker and sicker, allowing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, pain, to become part of our daily lives. We seem to settle for diseases that cause our life to be miserable as long as it doesn't kill us right away.

It is our inalienable right to enjoy health through the work accomplished on Calvary. It is our solemn responsibility to make this “saving health” (known) among all nations

Lillian B. Yoemans, M.D.

Reading through the 4 gospels we see that during the short 3 1/2 years of Jesus’ ministry on this earth, he healed many of all kinds of disease. We move to the book of Acts and we see the ministry of healing continued in the early church and should continue until he returns. We read about the Apostle Paul who was beaten to death with rocks, rise up and walk to the next village. Walked! He didn’t rest in a recliner, ice all his aches and pain, and take Motrin. He walked to the next village!

As children of God we must quit nursing our sickness and take the Word of God as medicine. For those who are in a fight for more serious sicknesses, we are believing with you. This is why for the next 2 months we will dig into Lillian B. Yoemans’s book His Healing Power . It is our prayer that you understand that healing is yours and we understand how to appropriate it in our lives. Let us all taste and see that the Lord is good!

Read Chapters 1-4 of book one and join me next Monday!

Schedule

Mondays in March: Healing From Heaven (Book 1)
4th : introduction
11th : Chapters 1-4
18th : Chapters 5-8
25th : Chapters 9-12