What is the first thing you do when you are getting sick?
Depending on the severity of the sickness you either take a pill, or perhaps go to the doctor. I must say that I have nothing against doctors; I simply love my doctor who always prays with me, either when I have a check-up or when I just cannot figure out what is going on in my body. Neither do I condemn medications; I was a nurse myself and often blessed the medication I handed out to my patients.
However, I still have something else in mind. Something I try to do first thing when something attacks me in my body. In the first place, I remind myself that God is not the author of sickness and disease. Secondly, I believe His word when it says: “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20
When Jesus walked among the hurting and wounded people He simply spoke the Word, and all were healed.
He told us we can do the same.
Sometimes we are instantly healed, at other times He chooses to wait, which causes us to trust Him more while our faith in Him begins to develop deeper. On the other hand….maybe we just give up and seek help from the doctor, which is alright, too.
When I was in my forties I had so many things wrong with me; I felt I was doomed to die at an early age. Then the Lord began to unravel some of the horrible strongholds I was carrying in my emotions which gave Satan a right to torment my body and soul. There were deep scars I was carrying from my youth, even though I was teaching women’s classes, praying for people, casting out demons and leading people to the Lord.
Inside I was full of religion and doctrines, but very little of a love relationship with God my Father. Jesus was my best friend, but God, I could barely relate to. Somehow, deep in my innermost being I knew that God had the answer to my dilemmas, but how could I trust God when I had never experienced a loving father here on earth? I did not know how.
Gradually, I was able to let go of the pain and let Him walk into each painful situation.
When you break yourself upon the Rock, He will break you to pieces and rebuild you into a new vessel that is useful for His Kingdom. Your own strength will be gone and His Presence begins to radiate even to the point that when people encounter you, they instantly know you have been with Jesus. When people caught sight of Him, the demons had to flee.
So, when you find yourself being attacked by sickness, find out if there is a problem that gives the enemy a right to torment you. Be it unbelief or perhaps unforgiveness. Be it ever so small an issue between you and God, get it resolved, even if it happened years ago. With God there is no time-frame. Whether the offense happened today or sixty years ago, neither the enemy, nor God ever forgot what transpired. We, ourselves, can truly forget those things that are behind only when they have been cleansed and settled under the blood of Jesus. When we have beyond a doubt brought our offences to Him and have forgiven the offender and ourselves, God says, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Hebrews 8:12
Get healed today, be it physical, emotional or otherwise; God is in the healing business, for He is our Great Physician. Love Him for that!
We have a picture here painted by yours truly depicting a nurse ministering to a soldier wounded in combat. I hear Jesus say, “You have suffered much emotional pain and wounding at a young age. Even now, you are experiencing the after-effects from those injuries. You do not want to hang on to those offenses anymore. So…just let Me do the forgiving through you, for even that you cannot do on your own. I suffered every injury while you went through the abuse–I always have–even though you were not aware of it, for I love you. Let Me heal you, My darling daughter, My beloved son.”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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