Tag Archives: God’s truth

Healing from the Father of Lights

Healing is such a beautiful gift poured out from God of His divine power and love. How wonderful is our Father of Lights! Many think that at times He actually puts sickness on a person, but it is not true that God allows sickness to be put on a person, not even in order to teach them something. This is a lie many believe.

How can the Father of Lights who is pure, holy and full of beauty do evil? He does not, for He is altogether good. He desires mercy, not hurt or sacrifice. We can learn from all that happens to us and God uses all things for our good (Romans 8:28), but know that in His Word Jesus lovingly tells us that the Holy Spirit is our Teacher, not sickness and disease (John 14:26).

By Jesus’ stripes, it says we ARE healed, and just as He took our sins away by His sacrifice, He also took our infirmities (1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:4-5). Even though someone may still be waiting for healing to come in a physical way, it has already been made available by Jesus’ sacrifice.

Regardless of whether healing has come or not, God would not put something upon us that He sent His Son to free us from. Would He put sin on us? No way! So would He put sickness? No, of course not! God is Creator and God is Love, creating life and desiring that we chose life as well (Deuteronomy 30:15-20).

Jesus also expresses His desire for life for us, warning us that the devil is the one who steals, kills and destroys, but that He came so we may have LIFE, and have it abundantly (John 10:10). It changed my life when I learned this!

Remember that this is not a license to sin and do evil, or even to live on junk food and so forth without effect. The choices we make do have consequences for good or bad. If one chooses to sin, there are consequences, such as sex outside of marriage which can open you up to sexually transmitted diseases as well as the pain of heartache due to lack of commitment and true God-defined love as depicted in 1 Corinthians 13. Of course it isn’t God’s will that you be sick, but if you choose sin–which is also not His will–that choice has consequences. We reap what we sow, just as the seeds planted by the gardener bring forth the type of flowers they are brought forth from (Galatians 6:7-9).

The same also applies to taking care of our bodies: We cannot eat junk food all the time and expect perfect health, or continue a smoking habit without it negatively affecting our bodies.

God desires life, so endeavor in all things to choose life so that you may experience it abundantly. Know that He does not put sickness on you, nor does He want you to make choices that open you up to such a possibility. Be free and pursue the life that He has for you: Life abundant, for which He sent Jesus to make the way, paying the price to take away your sin, sickness and grief.

I pray this blog post is used by our Father God to set people free from ungodly beliefs and wrong doctrines even as they read these words. May His truth also build your faith for your own healing and that of others. Not only are we instructed to pray for others’ healing, but to command they be made whole in Jesus’ name, just as Jesus demonstrated and sent His disciples out to do. All things are possible with our Lord and Savior who made the way for us!

He gave His life so you could have an ever-growing relationship with Him, and it will be the most wonderful friendship and close companionship you will ever know! He desires to bring us to the fullness of life in Him as much as possible on this side of eternity, that we live and move and have our being not as fallen, defeated people on this earth, but as overcomers living on earth as it is in Heaven!

Are You in What Seems Like a Desert Wilderness?

Deserts “appear to be lifeless, but surprisingly none are.”
(BBC’s Planet Earth)

Hungry, Thirsty, Weary, Frustrated?

For the most part, desert seasons in our walk with God can seem void of life, but are far from it. God uses these times to grow us, and where there is growth, there is life! Dry times bring forth even more life than if we never went through these times with God.

Change, Change, Change!

Because of the nature of wind and sand, deserts are constantly changing shape. Times when we experience vast amounts of change can also feel like wilderness seasons in our lives.

Remember This!

In the desert, one thing is constant and unchanging — the sun, even when it has set for the evening or when the sandy winds block it from view. Likewise, remember that no matter what is going on in your life, Jesus is always there, even if it feels like He is distant or even absent. Even when the winds of the desert blind us, God is still there.

Ultimate Source of Life

Keep yourself latched onto the Source of life – God Himself. He is your Living Water and Bread of Life, He will sustain you even when you think you can make it no further. Keep pressing on and drawing near to Him no matter what.

Hold onto God’s promises despite how you feel and the happenings around you: God will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8), and He uses all things for the good of those who love Him in order to make them more like Jesus (Romans 8:28-29). God is faithful and unchanging.  His love is unending and unconditional. He is always with you, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

Only God Can

The other day the Lord led me to a verse of encouragement that I needed greatly.

2 Corinthians 10:18:
For [it is] not [the man] who praises and commends himself who is approved and accepted, but [it is the person] whom the Lord accredits and commends.

I love how He brought me to the verse. God led me to the specific “address” of the verse, not telling me the verse itself until I took the initiative to look it up. Even more so, it was through a dream. I saw in the dream a check with the amount 10.18.

This has helped me remember it as well, because of the unique way God spoke this to me and that I had to do the work of looking it up to see what God was telling me.

I can’t commend myself and be approved. Others can’t commend me and I be approved. Only God can commend me, and I be approved.

It was the word from God I needed that day, and is a truth I need continually day-to-day.

God, You are so wonderful, that You would even be mindful of us, that You love us so!

Unless You Repent

At church our interim pastor shared from the letter to the church at Ephesus:

“…I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place–unless you repent.
(Revelation 2:4-5)

My heart is heavy yet hopeful, knowing God will have His way with or without us. I can’t truly say what I’m feeling today is of me, because I too need God to change me tremendously, and think I could actually be feeling God’s own grief over us as a church! (I’m personally asking God to give me His heart and passion, and to continually show me my part in His purposes.)

This fall I had a vision in which I saw God touchdown on our church, and something like two shockwaves rushed out from it. One wave went out around the church itself, and the second went out through our city.

I feel God has said this is what He wants, but that this won’t be unless we humble ourselves and repent, fervently praying and seeking His face. This feels imminent!

If it doesn’t come I feel God is saying to us in even His indescribable grace and mercy:

“I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place–unless you repent.”
(Revelation 2:5)

God’s Fortress of Strength

Do you need freedom from the worries and stresses of this life? Do you need strength? It is in God alone that we find true strength and freedom from the burdens we needlessly carry. Through God we have strength, protection and freedom.

…the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.
(Nehemiah 8:10)

  • “Strength” in this verse means “a fortified place, fortress, stronghold”
  • The dictionary definition of “fortress” reveals more deeply what it means to have God as our strength and fortress:
    • “a heavily protected and impenetrable building”
    • “a person or thing not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance”

Wow! With God as our strength, we can truly embrace living as one who is “heavily protected” and “impenetrable”“a person…not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance” and instead be a person living by the Holy Spirit, who lives in us and guides us as followers of Christ.

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation–whom shall I fear or dread?
The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?

(Psalm 27:1)

In Christ alone we are strong. During these end times, let us trust in our mighty God who will guard and protect us even when we experience fear or are burdened by life’s trials and challenges.