Faith for Healing – Part II

In my unofficial observation and survey of the area where I live, I have found out that hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, etc. are everywhere. They’re practically within walking distance from anywhere you live! Why is that, I asked myself.  And my answer is that this country is inundated with sickness and disease, running rampant and attacking everywhere it can. Even if you’re not sure there’s something wrong with you, just watch the TV commercials! The side effects could describe almost everyone, no matter whether you’re sick or well. This is not good.

The best thing to do is to mute the sound when the commercials come on because they’re just a subtle way for the devil to send doubt and unbelief to your door. If you listen long enough, you’ll convince yourself that you have a problem and then the devil really has a grip on you. Don’t give him access. It’s really important what you let into yourself via sight and hearing.

You can’t totally control everything around you but you can control what gets in you. Set a guard over your eye and ear gates and filter what you let in. It could save your life!

Proverbs 4:20-23 (KJV) 20  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

If we keep God’s Word in our hearts, it will eventually displace the negative lies of the devil.

Continued next time — Pamela

Faith for Healing – Part I

This is a new series regarding how to use your faith for healing – yours or someone else’s. Faith as you know is when you trust God to mean what He has said and then acting on it. It’s what we hope for but as yet unseen in the natural realm

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) 1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 (AMP) 1  NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Faith is what we hold onto until we see the manifestation of what we are believing for. However, let me reiterate that faith has to be developed in the area for which we are expecting to get results. For example:

Faith for salvation is what God actually puts in our hearts so that we can accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and His total plan of Redemption for us. But faith for salvation is not the same as having faith for healing, deliverance, finances, protection, etc. Yes it’s the same faith but it must be developed by getting into God’s Word and finding out what He has already provided for us and then walking in it. This shows you can be strong in faith in one area but weak in others.

Hence this new series on Faith for Healing. Faith for healing is not automatic. We must pursue the promises of God and find out how to use our faith to access the spirit realm where the promises are. When we do that, we’re on the road to victory in that area.  

Continued next time – Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XV

Mark 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Matthew 18:18 (KJV) 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Jesus has given us power and authority over all the power of the enemy to bind him and his evil cohorts. But we are the ones who have to do it by His power. We can’t sit idly by and wait for God to do what He has told us to do.

We have authority to bind those things that are not approved by Heaven and loose the things that are approved. That means we can bind sickness and disease and command it to leave us. And then we can loose the healing power of God and command healing to manifest itself in our bodies! Praise the Lord of Glory! We can win in every situation and circumstance.

And then there’s Mark 11:22-24:

Mark 11:22-24(KJV)
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Jesus is saying that if we walk in the God-kind of faith, we can speak to the mountains/problems in our lives and command them to be removed. And then He goes on to say that when we pray we are to believe that we receive right then what we have prayed, not to wait for the manifestation but to actually believe that we have it when we pray in faith. Wow! That’s so awesome I don’t even have words to fully express it!

How can this happen? It’s because God has given us power and authority to do this in the Name of Jesus. But, as I’ve said before, He has already done His part and now we have to do our part if we want to get our desired results.

Sadly, many Christians, don’t even believe this, let alone actually do it. They live a defeated life of frustration, anxiety, and depression just waiting for the Rapture because they don’t know that there’s so much more to experience in the Lord while we’re on planet earth. They have bought into lies of the devil and are not any better off than their unsaved neighbors except they’re saved. At least they have that much!

But that’s not us! We’re overcomers and we win because we are going to walk in our spiritual authority and be victorious!

Until next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XIV

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Matthew 28:18-20(KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Since Jesus has been given all power in Heaven and earth and we are His body on the earth, we are then able to operate in His power. Elsewise, how would we be able to do the same works that Jesus said we could do? [John 14:12] He’s commanded us to do the same works. So we see that we have the power and the authority to stand against the wiles of the enemy and defeat his attacks against us. Let’s look at some more scriptures.

1 Peter 5:8-9(KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 4:7 (KJV)
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Remember that God never requires us to do anything we are unable to do. He tells us to resist the devil and he will flee from us! That’s awesome because that means satan and his cohorts have to listen and obey when we rebuke them.

James goes on to say that we’re to draw near to God and then resist the devil and he will flee. It’s always our submission to God first and then resisting the devil. We can’t do this in our own strength because it’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can actually do this. Praise the Lord for His keeping power!

Continued next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XIII

We have been studying that God has given His people spiritual authority and dominion over this world’s system. Now let’s discuss how to use that authority.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the w

As you are well aware, we have an adversary, the devil, who is out to steal, kill, and destroy everything he can. [John 10:10] But he can’t unless he gets our cooperation. What? You say, “How can that be? I don’t cooperate with the enemy!” Oh, but you do. It can be through ignorance or sin or deliberately disobeying God. This opens the door for the enemy to come right in and wreak havoc in your life. So what are we to do? Keep the door shut!

Brothers and sisters, we have to, on purpose, be vigilant to watch and guard our lives 24/7 because the devil and his henchmen don’t sleep. They’re out to do damage wherever they get an opening. Don’t give it to them. And how do we do this? Read on.

One of the main inroads satan has into our lives is through fear, strife and unbelief, which includes worry, one of the biggest inroads to your destruction! He needles us to get us to strive with each other and worry about everything there is to worry about and then he lowers the boom to destroy us. We can’t afford to contend with each other and worry about everything that comes against us. We must guard against it daily, even hour by hour if need be.

Strife opens the door to untold illnesses and physical problems. The medical field even agrees with this. Plus worry is fear and it will cut off your faith so that you have no defense. Worry actually is not trusting God!

Cast your cares onto the Lord because He is equipped to deal with them perfectly. And stay in peace!

John 14:27 (KJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Romans 12:18 (KJV) 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Jesus gave us His peace which passes all human understanding. Paul exhorts us to live peaceably with everyone, which goes to show us that it is entirely possibly to live in peace and avoid strife. But we have our part to do. We must exercise our faith and take our stand against every wicked thought the enemy brings against us and cast them down and stay in peace toward one another. We can do it! You can do it!

1 Peter 5:7(KJV) 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Continued next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XII

God’s Covenants with Man

Why did God flood the earth in the first place? Because if He hadn’t, there wouldn’t have been a virgin left on planet earth for Jesus to be born through. Violence was everywhere and growing more and more wicked as time went on. In His mercy, God caused the flood to save mankind from total destruction forever and ever.

After Noah, He made a covenant with Abraham, which is a very interesting turn of events. Abraham walked by faith with God and was a friend of God’s. Little by little God led Abraham to a deeper and deeper commitment of faith in Him until one day, He asked Abraham to offer Isaac, the promised child, as a sacrifice to Him.

Genesis 22:2(KJV) 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

I want you to notice that Abraham didn’t hesitate or even argue with God. He did what was asked of him because of the Covenant he and God had made. And remember, Isaac was the promised child that Abraham and Sarah had waited for all those years. This is extremely important because of the future event that was to come.

Since Abraham was willing to offer his son for a sacrifice, it opened the door for God to offer His Son, Jesus, for the sins of the whole human race. Praise the Lord for Abraham’s faith in God and his obedience to the Covenant!

There’s a lot more to the Covenants God made with people but this is what I want you to see for now.

Continued next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part XI

God’s Covenants with Man

After Adam committed high treason, God was on the outside looking in. His man Adam had sold his rule to reign to satan and now satan was the god of this world system, with God on the outside. [II Corinthians 4:4]

God had given His Word and He would honor it no matter what. But God is never caught off guard and He had a Plan! Let’s look at His Plan.

God had to legally get back into earth and we know that He had to work through a human being born on the earth. Enter the Covenants – God’s entrance back into the earth. And as you know, a covenant is between at least two people. But before we get into that, let me give you a short synopsis of what a covenant means.

Basically, a covenant means that each party agrees that whatever they have is totally available to the other party whenever the need arises, even to the point of death. Covenants have been around for millennia and are usually sealed with blood. They’re called blood covenants and are recognized world-wide. Blood covenants are even found among the most primitive people.

God found Noah, who was a preacher of righteousness and made a covenant with him.

Genesis 9:8-13 (KJV) 8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

As you can see, the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with mankind and the animals.

Animal blood sacrifices were instituted to cover man’s sins but couldn’t actually redeem man. That didn’t happen until Jesus went to the Cross.

Continued next time – Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part X

Taking our Dominion

2 Corinthians 4:18 (KJV) 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The things that we see or perceive with our five physical senses are all temporary. That means they can be changed by the things that are spiritual because the spirit realm created the physical realm. And the way we do it is with our words. Words created it and words can change it.

John 1:3(KJV) 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV) 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

That’s how we take dominion over this present evil world’s system, by using and speaking God’s faith-filled Words. If we ever really got hold of this truth, fear would be a thing of the past because we would know how to use our authority over the enemy and his vicious evil ways.

God is so faithful to have supplied all that we’ll ever need on planet earth to be victorious and successful. Now our part is to find out how to use our authority and then actually use it. We were never created to be wimps. We are overcomers by virtue of the fact that we’re born-again but we have to walk in it. God won’t make us walk in our authority. He has provided it and we have to do the receiving and doing.

Continued next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part IX

Taking our Dominion

Genesis 1:26-27 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God gave Adam dominion over the entire earth. It was his job to subdue it and take his authority over it. But – how was he to do it? The same way God does things – with His Words. Adam was to take control over the earth WITH his words, just like God does. He was to act and talk just like God. How else was he going to keep the elephants from stomping all over the tomatoes?

Now let’s see what Jesus says.

John 17:21 (KJV) 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

His prayer was for us to be one with the Father in the same way that He, Jesus, was one with the Father. This is awesome!

The word one in Greek is heis, which means one to the exclusion of another. It means the exact kind. We were made to be an exact duplication of God’s own kind and therefore, able to operate in the same faith that He has. I know this sounds incredible but I didn’t write this. It’s God’s Word.

John 1:1(KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus is the Word and by Him were all things created. We are in Him and we’re to act like He acts – calling things that are not as though they were. [Romans 4:17]

Continued next time — Pamela

Knowing & Walking in Your Spiritual Authority – Part VIII

Made in His image

Were we made or created by God? Good question. It was both as you can see in the next scripture.

Genesis 2:7(KJV)
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

God formed man out of the earth which He had already made and then the creation came when He breathed the breath of life, His very own life, into Adam. Not only did Adam have God’s life in Him but he had been given dominion over the entire earth to do as he pleased except that he was told not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, blessing and calamity.

Adam had now become an exact duplicate of God with potential we can only imagine. But we know the rest of the story that he committed high treason and the whole earth was plunged into darkness. But – Jesus!

Yes, Jesus came and redeemed mankind back to God and restored our rightful authority and dominion to us. But it’s only available to those who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior and have received all that He has for us. It’s not automatic. Everything from God, even though it has been given freely by His grace, must be received by faith or we won’t be able to walk in it.

Psalm 115:16 (KJV) 16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Hebrews 2:8 (KJV) 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

Next we’re going to look at just how we are to use our authority.

Continued next time — Pamela