How To Be Healed

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The healing of the paralytic : wall painting in the baptistry of the domus ecclesiae in Dura Europos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Q: Since we can’t run up to Jesus and ask him to heal us like people did in the Bible how do we ask Him for healing today?

A: ASK Jesus. Matthew 7:7-8

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ask – Verbally ask him in prayer, out loud or in writing.

Seek – Seek out the answer. Look around, go on a quest and do research.

Knock – The LORD is telling us to do something not just sit around.

I’ve been one sick puppy. Diagnosed with the mysterious fibromialgia, horribly severe acne and rosacea, depression, sleep disorder, anxiety, ADD and sensitive teeth. Fibromialgia pain is real! I remember waking up with throbbing pain in my sternum, back, shoulders and joints. It was inconsistent pain that moved around. Five minutes of pain in one area then it left and appeared in another area. Sometimes pain woke me up and other times I couldn’t sleep because of it. After a while, pain meds and antidepressants stopped working so I got desperate enough to believe that God would heal me. Then He did!

Q: How?

A: 1st I read every scripture in the Bible that I could find having to do with healing. There’s a lot. I read it out loud every day.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentivelyto my sayings. 21 Do not let them departfrom your sight, guardthem within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and healing to one’s entire body.

2nd On my way to work while sitting in traffic, alone in my car I literally screamed, “Please heal me Jesus!”

Psalms 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you healed me.

3rd When I caught myself thinking negative thoughts and saying negative words I changed them into positives. “I’ll always be sick. I can’t get better, I’m too far gone. Does God want me to be healthy?” Became; “I am healed. Got brought back the dead so he can heal me. Jesus never turned away anyone who asked to be healed so He wants me healthy.”

Proverbs 12:18 Speaking recklesslyis like the thrusts of a sword, but the wordsof the wise bringhealing.

4th I took my meds, improved my eating habits and got counseling for trauma that happened in the past. I learned from therapy that the mind-body connection is in the basal ganglia. Not that I really understand that but when we experience emotional pain it turns into physical pain until we deal with it.

Ezekiel 47:12 And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not whither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.

5th I give thanks to God for all His healing.

Luke 17:15 Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praisingGod with a loud voice.

Healing takes time. We’ve been taught to think that God will only heal us instantly and if we’re not healed instantly then we’re not healed. Not true. Some of us are healed instantly and for the rest healing takes time. Both are miraculous.

Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well;because of his wounds we have been healed.

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Where’s the Government?

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Free Food! (Photo credit: Great Beyond)

Q: “Why won’t the government help us?  Our government is rich, they should provide for us.”A: 2 Kings 18:21 On Egypt? If you lean on Egypt, it will be like a reed (cane, walker, crutches) that splinters beneath your weight and pierces (stabs) your hand (causing harm). Pharaoh, the king of Egypt (the government, welfare, Medicare, public school system, FEMA), is completely unreliable! NLT.  (My own explanations.)

 

Q: Who will help us in the next emergency?

A: YHWH; Y’SHUA

Psalms 9:9 Consequently  the Lord provides safety for the oppressed;he provides safety in times of trouble.  9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you,for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.

I’m Offended

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Nick’s cut tongue (Photo credit: drewleavy)

“I’m so offended!  How dare you say that to me!  That’s unforgivable.   What did she say that for?  I got so mad at those stupid people, I cussed them out.  He stole my ideas, that bastard!”

offense results in slander = wound / injury resulting in sickness

“She gave me that look again.  What did that idiot say this time?  I hate him!  To hell with you. You’re such a screw up.  I hope that guy dies this time, he’s a jerk!”

Psalms 64:3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows.

“Shut up looser. Here she comes again rattling about that new car. I’m so sick of dealing with these people.”

Just a sample of some of the slanderous things we say about and to others.  I’ve said them and worse things than this.  We’re all guilty of saying and thinking such things.  Problem is, we might as well burn ourselves with acid every time we get offended at others because we do physical harm to ourselves as well as the other party.

Psalms 64:8 Their slander will bring about their demise.  All who see them will shudder,

Our evil words do us harm. We become sick, get sores in our mouths, heart attacks and so much more.  The people who have offended us may or may not get sick but we ultimately do.

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Feeling sick (Photo credit: tö)

I’ve just learned how getting offended injures us and causes illness watching Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural [watch it here].

 Whenever we feel offended we usually start bad mouthing someone.  According to the Bible, slander is essentially evil speech against others.  An offense is feeling insulted.  It doesn’t matter if it’s justified or not.

“I hate that creep for what he said.  That woman is so crazy she has to take pills or she’d be in a rubber room.”

Psalms 101:5 I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret.  I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude.

“I hate the way they talk about how smart their kids are.  That bitch is so mean to everyone.  She has no business owning her own home.”

Psalms 26:22 The words of one who says evil of his neighbor secretly are like sweet food, they go down into the inner parts of the stomach (BBE).

The stomach digests food then sends nutrients out to every cell in the body.  If we eat bad food,  not only can it upset our stomachs but it can do harm to every part of our bodies.

Psalms 15:2 Whoever lives a blameless life, does what is right, and speaks honestly. 3 He does not slander, or do harm to others, or insult his neighbor.

“Boss, that guy you hired is a stupid, lazy jerk who can’t do anything right.  She made me feel bad about myself at the meeting.”

Proverbs 30:10 Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it (NLT).

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Sculpture by Ron Mueck – Two Women 2005 (Photo credit: Degilbo on flickr)

“Want to know what she told me?  He spends every night at a different woman’s house.”

Proverbs 11:13 The one who goes about slandering others reveals secrets, but the one who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

“Can you believe he spent all of his savings on a motorcycle?  I ought to report all of them for breaking the rules.”

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

“That’s not fair!  I had to pay why shouldn’t they?  Everybody always hurts me!  They just let their kids do anything.”

2 Timothy 3:3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good

“I hate them!  I hate that ugly car he drives.  I’ll never forgive those horrible people for the things they said about me!”

1 Peter 2:1 So clean house!  Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk (MSG).

“You can’t tell my child to stay off your property!  Your dog crapped on my lawn so here it is.”

2 Peter 2:11 yet even angels, who are much more powerful, do not bring a slanderous judgment against them before the Lord.

“What did she mean by that remark?  Is he making fun of me?  They don’t respect me.  Damn them.”

Proverbs 19:11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

“She put a candy wrapper on my desk again.  Well, no big deal.  I know she’s not paying attention to her own actions.  If she does it again I’ll show her the trash can.  It’s really just small potatoes.”

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

“Pardon me, I didn’t mean to step on your foot.  Please forgive me.”

Offensive reflection

Offensive reflection (Photo credit: Sarutobi sasuke)

Do you find this post offensive or even slanderous in some way?  Best thing to do is forgive and go on with life.

Silver Is Up

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Historical silver price in USD and inflation adjusted silver price in USD. The chart shows Silver Thursday event as a peak in 1980 when Hunt brothers drove up the price of silver through speculations and after it they lost about a billion dollars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Silver post from July 13, 2012.

Silver price was $27 in July and now it’s up a little to about $30.  I bought 3 silver coins today for investment purposes but I bought today based on the gently rising price and I have some money to spend.  Apparently, silver has more demand than ever because it’s used to make all these electronic devices we can’t live without and it isn’t mind enough.  Forget about jewelry.

Shane Warren has dreams and visitations from God.  One of those dreams involved a hurricane (he didn’t know if it’s a figurative or literal storm) hitting middle America while at the same time the US dollar is devalued.  Then silver prices sky-rocket up to gold prices.  With that, problems mining silver and hurricane Isaac hitting New Orleans exactly 7 years later I see no reason not to invest in silver.

Also, out of the four big metals that are traded; gold, silver, platinum and palladium, silver is the least expensive at well under $100.  The other three are over $1000.  For those of us who actually want to buy low and sell high this might be our last chance to buy silver at a price that can bring a profit.

One thing I’ve learned the hard way is when I’ve followed the heard I ended up just like them.  I’ve bought stocks that were popular and sold when they lost value.  I should have bought quality instead of only popularity that was priced low then sold after it became popular.

Psalms 105:37 He brought his people  out enrichedwith silver and gold; none of his tribes stumbled.

 

 

Colorado Shooting

The latest massacre broke new ground so to speak, inside a safe place, a movie theater. A sanctuary of fantasy turns into frightening reality.

We’re trapped,

darkness,

confusion,

can’t breathe,

gun shots,

never stop,

terror,

blood,

screaming,

death,

children me,

murdered!

The question I ask God is, “What do we do when suddenly we’re in hell?” Doesn’t matter if the hell is on earth or literally hell. What can we do?

Answer:

Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (NIV).

Romans 10:13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” (NASB).

1 Corinthians 1:2 “I include in my greeting all who call out to Jesus, wherever they live.” (MSG).

Acts 7:59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” (NLT).

Psalms 55:16 But I call to God, and the LORD saves me (NIV).

Acts 16:18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned round and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her (NIV).

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ (NIV).

John 20:31 But these are written so that you may continue to believed that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (NLT).

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The Lord Jesus Christ in the image of Good Shepherd. Early Christian tradition of symbolism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Me Evil?

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Q: I’m not evil, I’ve never killed anybody!  How can I be evil?  I’m too sweet.

A: We tend to think of “evil” as a raving psycho killer with a chain saw.  According to Psalm 14:3,Everyone rejects God; they are all morally corrupt.  None of them does what is right, not even one!‘” All of us are guilty of not doing what is right at least once if not always.  God is telling us, the essence of evil is simply to not do what is right.