Components of a Healing Prayer Wednesday, Oct 3 2018 

  1. Adoration to the Healer:  Lord, every good and perfect gift comes from you.
  2. Revelation from the Healer:  Lord, open our eyes to the causes and contributing factors involved in this illness.
  3. Compassion from the Healer:  Lord, give us a heart of compassion like you use each time you heal.  Give us the desire to alleviate the suffering in sincerity.
  4. Acknowledgement of the Healer’s power: Lord, you do all good things.
  5. Confirmation by His Word: Lord, in your Word it is said, “Anything you ask in my name, if you believe, you shall have it.”
  6. Request from the Healer: (hands on the ill person with their permission.) Lord, heal this person of this illness.  Relieve all pain and suffering. Reduce swelling and inflammation. Remove all causes and contributing factors from this individual. Heal them from the inside out.
  7. Confirmation to the healed:  Lord help them to know and feel your healing power even now as you heal them of this illness. Give them peace and protection from recurrence.
  8. Thanks to the Healer:  Lord, Thank-you that you are healing them from this illness.
  9. Input from the healed person:  How do you feel now? Are you in any pain?
  10. Input from the praying person: Be observant throughout the prayer of any changes you become aware of with regards to the individual for whom you are praying.
  11. Call to Action:  Depending on this exchange either continue praying or move to the final step.
  12. Confirmation of faith:  Lord, we believe you are healing this illness. Help our unbelief. Help us to see, and feel, and know the power of your healing touch.  Give us confirmation of the results of this prayer through continued wellness, medical testing, or any other confirmation you choose to give us.
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My Baptism Sunday, Feb 11 2018 

The scripture I would like to bring your attention to this morning is found in the book of Ephesians chapter 4 verses 4-6. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Back in 1967 there was a man, whose name I cannot remember, who opened his farm to Christian youth. I went there in the winter that year for a week. While I was there, we worked skinning rabbits and learning about various things with regards to survival. One of the things he taught us was about healing by the laying on of hands.

It was winter so I remember there being snow outside. This was up north somewhere in the state of Washington. It was very cold. So the first thing he did was to have us feel his hands as we had just come in from outside where the rabbit hutches were. They were cold. Then he began to rub his hands together and blow into them. After a bit he had us feel his hands again. They were warm. Then he explained how the Spirit was bestowed by the laying on of hands as referenced by 1 Timothy 4:14 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the [a]presbytery.

So he put his hands on top ours and they became hotter and hotter until it was like they were on fire but it did not burn us. When he touched us he could feel the power draining just like Jesus did when the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment.

Needless to say, that week changed my life.

I had received the baptism by fire.

This has been over 50 years ago and still the fire is in my hands by the grace of God. I am feeling compelled to pass it on to my grandchildren so they can see it working in the lives of those they touch.

Through the years, I have seen many people healed. Some were dramatic. Others you wouldn’t know unless they told you. It is important to ask them if they feel anything just like Jesus asked the blind man. It helped him to teach us how to know to continue. I’ve learned through trial and error. I’ve failed many times. I do not understand why sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I just keep trying in hopes that it will work. The more you try the more you see success. All I know is God is real and he is in us.

God’s Healing Tuesday, Oct 3 2017 

God is our only hope.

1 Corinthians 6:13

13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Psalm 103:3-4

who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion.

Job 5:26

26 You will come to the grave in full vigor,
    like sheaves gathered in season.

1 John 3:21-22

21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

Matthew 11:6

6 “Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

James 5:15

15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

“We must have way down deep in our hearts a settled resolve to serve God better than we ever have before.” Maria Woodworth Etter

 

God’s Balance Monday, Dec 26 2016 

God’s Balance

Psalm 103: 14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.

It is a wise man who learns that the foundation of life is love. Without knowledge; there can be no joy. Our faith yields a bountiful crop of peace. Healing comes through patience. The most miraculous power on earth is kindness. Prophecy is the cornerstone of goodness. Faithfulness brings the gift of distinguishing of spirits. Speaking in tongues is the epitome of gentleness and their interpretations are brought through self-control.

Psalm 103: 19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

For every fruit of the Spirit there is a gift. God is the ruler of them all. He distributes them as he wills.

You have heard of the “balance of nature” and how delicate it is on earth. With God, that balance expands to the bounds of heaven.

Isaiah 40:The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”

Isaiah 40: 11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,
or instruct the
Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
or showed him the path of understanding?

If you are always thinking you need to put your own finger on the scale then you’ll never receive God’s best for you.

Gifts Thursday, May 22 2014 

Gifts

(Administration and Operation of God’s Church)

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

(Ignorant comes from the root word ignore. Do not ignore this.)

Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

(This is the equivalent of saying listen to me before you go astray again.)

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

(This is how to tell if someone is saved.)

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

(God uses his Spirit to benefit the Church)

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

(These gifts speak to your brothers and sisters in Christ in love and mercy.)

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

(These gifts touch your brothers and sisters in Christ in restoration and renewal.)

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

(These gifts deal with the tongue. God said, “Let there be light and there was light.” Your tongue too can work miracles.)

11 But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

(We are given the gifts as we need them. You may have them all before it is all said and done.)

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

(This is how the body of Christ, the Church, works.)

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

(When you eat something it becomes a part of you. That is how we should be with the Spirit of God. Drink it up. Everybody drink Him into your life.)

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

(It’s not about me. It’s about the group.)

15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

(This is a God thing. He does it.)

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

(To function as a Church we need many members.)

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

(This means don’t discriminate against the elderly, the weak, the frail, and men of low estate. God uses the weak to change the strong.)

23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

(God’s power converts them to useful vessels for his work.)

24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

(It’s all about unity.)

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

(We are one in the Spirit. We are one in the LORD.)

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

(Each individual in a Church has something to contribute. A song, a word of knowledge, a healing, a prophecy.)

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

(The order is to administer to the needs of the Church; Christ’s bride. These are in the order of importance.)

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

(We should be doing all of these things in the Church. Not just teaching or preaching or worshiping.)

30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

(The point is some do. There are people in the Church that God has given these gifts to and they should be used as needed.)

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.

 

Hands Saturday, Feb 15 2014 

I’d like to write about a process I’ve been going through for about 6 weeks. Back in early October,  I went to the Naturally Supernatural Conference with Gary Best. Ever since that time, when I hold my hands out in front of me like receiving a gift, I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. It starts off with a tingling in my fingertips and then I begin to feel a resistance between my hands like negative magnetism.  It happens every time and it doesn’t matter if I hold my hands up, out, in front of me, to the side, facing down or facing up. I feel it. After a few minutes, it feels like something is moving in my hand like a quickening that you feel when you are pregnant. My left hand quivers more than my right but it quivers a little too. Sometimes it feels as though something is touching my right thumb. Sometimes it feels as if there is something heavy in my hands and I can feel the weight of it even though there is nothing there. Sometimes, my hands feel frozen in space like I cannot move them. I am able to do this anywhere anytime.

More recently, I started to feel pains around my body, in my ear, my chest, my back, my shoulder, my knee, my stomach, my wrist, etc. I believe that it is a form of “empathic healing prayer”. I don’t know what else to call it. I pray for people that I know of with issues with those body parts and ask God to heal them. I truly believe in the power of prayer to heal.

When this happens large amounts of time go by and I look up at the clock and I am amazed at how much time has passed.

I feel the desire to pass this on to someone else. But it is a difficult thing to talk about to people. They don’t seem very receptive. I think they think I’ve gone coo coo.

I believe that when people feel stigmatized by sharing things then abilities of the human mind are curtailed and not developed or used.  I believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that God can do whatever he wants to do to make himself known to me.