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