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"ASK FOR YOUR MIRACLE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-19
"ASK FOR YOUR MIRACLE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN





ASK FOR YOUR MIRACLE


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED IF THE MIRACLES IN THE BIBLE ARE REALLY TRUE?  I KNOW THEY ARE TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY JUST LIKE ALL SCRIPTURE SHOULD BE.  NOW THERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SYMBOLISM LIKE IN PSALM 17:8 WHERE DAVID SAYS TO GOD, "Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings".  WE ARE NOT REALLY APPLES IN GOD'S EYES AND I DON'T BELIEVE GOD HAS WINGS BUT THE MIRACLES ARE NOT SYMBOLIC AND THEY SERVE A PURPOSE TO DO SOMETHING THAT COULD NOT BE DONE IN ANY OTHER WAY.



TO START THINGS OFF, LET'S LOOK AT THE PLAGUES ON EGYPT.  IF THE PLAGUES NEVER HAPPENED, WHY WOULD PHARAOH LET THE ISRAELITES GO?  HOW ABOUT THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA WHERE PHARAOH AND A LOT OF HIS ARMY DROWNED?  IF THIS DID NOT HAPPEN, DID THE ISRAELITES REALLY LEAVE EGYPT?  DID PHARAOH'S ARMY REALLY FOLLOW THEM AND IF SO, HOW DID THE ISRAELITES ESCAPE?  MORE QUESTIONS ARE CAUSED BY NOT BELIEVING THE MIRACLES REALLY HAPPENED.  THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO DISPROVE THE BIBLE ALL THE TIME AND IT SEEMS THAT ALL THEY ARE DOING IS PROVING THE BIBLE IS REAL AND TRUE.


LET'S LOOK AT ALL THOSE PEOPLE FOLLOWING JESUS.  IF IT WASN'T FOR SOME OF THE MIRACLES HE PERFORMED, MANY OF THE PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAVE FOLLOWED HIM.  IN THE MIRACLE OF THE LOAVES AND FISHES, JESUS SAID IT WAS NOT THE MIRACLE THAT MADE THE PEOPLE FOLLOW HIM. HOWEVER, IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE MIRACLES THERE WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN ANYTHING TO FEED THE FOUR AND FIVE THOUSANDS.  LOOK WHAT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 6:26 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled."


JESUS USED MIRACLES TO SHOW THE PEOPLE HE WAS WHO HE SAID HE WAS.  IF HE HAD NOT BEEN THE SON OF GOD, THEN HOW DID HE HEAL ALL THOSE PEOPLE, TURN WATER INTO WINE, CALM THE SEAS, RAISE THE DEAD AND ENDURE THE CROSS FOR US?  DON'T BELIEVE THAT MIRACLES HAVE PASSED AWAY EITHER.  IF YOU NEED A MIRACLE, PRAY AND ASK GOD FOR IT, HAVING FAITH AND BELIEVING WITH ALL YOUR HEART THAT YOU SHALL HAVE IT.  THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND I KNOW THE BIBLE IS TRUE.  GET YOUR MIRACLE TODAY. 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"SOMETHING NEW" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-19
"SOMETHING NEW" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Luke 5:36-37, "And he spake a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish."

MATTHEW 9:11-17, MARK 2:16-22, LUKE 5:30-39


These two parables are in response to the scribes' and Pharisees' criticism (v. 30) and the question from John's disciples about why Jesus didn't act according to their religious traditions and expectations (Mt. 9:14; Mk. 2:18). The gist of these parables was to show that Jesus came to do a new thing that would not mix with the old covenant ways that were familiar to people (Isa. 43:18-19; Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:7-13).

A new cloth sown on an old garment in Jesus' day would shrink the first time it was washed. Then it would tear away from the old garment that had already shrunk, making the hole worse. This illustrates that Jesus did not come to patch up the old Mosaic covenant, but to replace it (Heb. 7:18-19).

Also, new wine (not yet fermented) had to be put into new or reconditioned wineskins to allow for the expansion of gases within the skin as the result of the fermentation process. Otherwise, an old wineskin that had already been stretched by use would simply burst and all the wine would run out. The Old Testament laws could never stretch enough to accommodate the New Testament truths of mercy and grace (Heb. 10:1-10). Jesus set us free from the judgment of the Old Testament laws (Rom. 6:14; 7:1-4; 8:2; 10:3-4; Gal. 3:12-14, 23-24; 5:4; Phil. 3:9).

These religious scribes and Pharisees (Lk. 5:30) were making the terrible mistake of trusting in their own efforts to produce their right standing (righteousness) with God. Jesus did not come to accept our sacrificial acts, but to make Himself a sacrifice for our sins. He did all this to give us new life in Him. Thank Him for His grace today.

"YOU CAN BE HEALED OF ADDITIONS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-18
"YOU CAN BE HEALED OF ADDITIONS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

ARE YOU AN ADDICT?  I WAS, AND THE FIRST STEP TO BEING HEALED IS ADMITTING IT.  YES, I SAID HEALED.  IT IS A SICKNESS AND THESE DAYS THEY HAVE MEDICINE TO HELP WITH MOST ADDICTIONS. HOWEVER, THERE IS A BETTER WAY AND THAT IS IN JESUS.




I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS BEFORE SO MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT I WAS AN ALCOHOLIC AND THE LORD HEALED ME ONE NIGHT AT A HOME CHURCH MEETING.  I WON'T GO INTO ALL THE DETAILS AGAIN, ALTHOUGH IT IS A GREAT TESTIMONY. LET ME JUST SAY THAT I WENT FROM ALMOST GOING INTO DTs, WHEN THE MEETING STARTED, TO THEM LAYING HANDS ON ME AND PRAYING AND JESUS HEALING ME. I EVEN STAYED AND HAD COFFEE AND DONUTS AND WAS TOTALLY AT PEACE AFTER THE MEETING.  AFTER THAT NIGHT IT WAS LIKE I HAD NEVER EVER HAD A DRINK.  I PROMISED GOD THAT NIGHT I WOULD NEVER DRINK AGAIN, AND I HAVEN'T, AND IT HAS BEEN OVER 40 YEARS NOW.  THANK YOU JESUS.




I WAS ALSO A SMOKER AND THE LORD HEALED ME OF THAT TOO.  I WAS COMING OUT OF OCALA, FL., ON MY JOB, OVER 25 YEARS AGO AND I FELT THE LORD ASKED ME, NOT OUT LOUD BUT IN MY SPIRIT, WHY DID I SMOKE.  I TOLD HIM THAT I DIDN'T KNOW BUT WITH HIS HELP I WOULD QUIT.  I KNEW RIGHT THEN THAT I WAS HEALED AND I HAVE NOT HAD A CIGARETTE OR CIGAR SINCE AND I NEVER HAD THE FIRST WITHDRAWAL.



WITHOUT JESUS I COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HEALED OF THESE ADDICTIONS.  I AM TELLING THIS IN HOPES THAT IT WILL HELP SOMEONE THAT IS HAVING THIS PROBLEM.  I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AND I LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU HEALED.  I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAME BUT JESUS DOES AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU IN HIS NAME.  YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST HIM, BY FAITH, THAT YOU ARE HEALED AND ACCEPT YOUR HEALING. HE SAID BY HIS STRIPES YOU ARE HEALED. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"LET CHRIST LIVE THROUGH US" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-18
"LET CHRIST LIVE THROUGH US" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Matthew 9:9, "And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him."

MATTHEW 9:9-10, MARK 2:14-15, LUKE 5:27-29


To "follow" means to come or go after; move behind in the same direction; to come or go with; to accept the guidance or leadership of; to adhere to the cause or principles of; to be governed by; obey; comply with (Jn. 10:27-29; Rom. 10:9-10, 13).

When a person first comes to Jesus, it is impossible to know everything that following Jesus entails. No one, however, should be fearful of making a total commitment because of some imagined problem that may never come to pass. There should be a willingness to forsake everything to follow Jesus. Once we make that decision, then Christ begins to live through us and we find a strength that is not our own, equal to whatever test we may encounter (Gal. 2:20).

It is Christ living through us that is the secret of victorious Christian living. It is not us living for Jesus, but Jesus living through us. Failure to understand this simple truth is at the root of all legalism and the performance mentality. The law focuses on the outer man and tells it what it must do. Grace focuses on the inner man and tells it what is already done through Christ. Those who are focused on what they must do are under law. Those who are focused on what Christ has done for them are walking under grace.

Just as the life of a root is found in the soil, or a branch in the vine, or a fish in the sea, so the believer's true life is found to be in union with Christ. The Christian life is not just hard to live, it's impossible in our human strength. The only way to walk in victory is to let Christ live through us.

"WE ARE IN A WAR" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-17
"WE ARE IN A WAR" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU THIS MORNING ABOUT WAR.  WE ARE IN A WAR AND THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO WIN.  2ND CORINTHIANS 10:4-5 SAY "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds); 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."




THIS IS A REALLY POWERFUL SCRIPTURE AND SAYS A GREAT DEAL.  WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN A WAR WITH SATAN; HOWEVER, OUR WEAPONS HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL AND TO USE THEM WE MUST RELY ON HOLY SPIRIT.  THEN, AND ONLY THEN, CAN WE PULL DOWN SATAN'S STRONGHOLDS.  THOSE STRONGHOLDS MIGHT BE HIM HINDERING ONE, OR MORE, OF YOUR CHILDREN FROM BEING SAVED.  IT COULD BE YOU NOT RECEIVING YOUR HEALING, OR HELP WITH YOUR FINANCES OR EVEN KEEPING YOU FROM HAVING PEACE.  WE CAN DEFEAT SATAN BUT WE JUST HAVE TO USE THE RIGHT WEAPONS.



SINCE THE BIBLE, GOD'S WORD, IS INSPIRED BY HOLY SPIRIT, IT IS A POWERFUL WEAPON TO USE.  JESUS USED IT IN DEFEATING SATAN WHEN HE WAS BEING TEMPTED.  WHEN SATAN WOULD TEMPT HIM, JESUS WOULD SAY "IT IS WRITTEN" AND WOULD QUOTE THE SCRIPTURE THAT APPLIED. THAT WOULD STOP SATAN IN HIS TRACKS.  WE CAN DO THE SAME THING IF WE STUDY GOD'S WORD.  WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH THAT GOD'S WORD IS TRUE AND WILL WORK FOR US.  THEN IS WHEN IT BECOMES A WEAPON FOR US.



WE MUST CAST DOWN ALL IMAGINATIONS THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST GOD'S KNOWLEDGE.  THIS IS IN THE MIND.  SATAN WILL PUT THINGS IN FRONT OF US TO TEMPT US AND THOUGHTS WILL COME INTO OUR MINDS THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE.   WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THOSE THOUGHTS BEFORE THEY TAKE ROOT AND WE SIN.  I KNOW YOU ALL GET TIRED OF ME SAYING THIS BUT IT IS SO TRUE.  YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT.



PHILIPPIANS 4:8 GIVES US SOME GREAT INSTRUCTIONS AND I QUOTE IT HERE "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." THINKING ON THESE WILL NOT ALLOW US TO THINK OF THINGS THAT ARE BAD.  I LIKE THE NEXT VERSE ALSO AND I WILL QUOTE IT ALSO, "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you." I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I WANT THE GOD OF PEACE TO BE WITH ME.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"FAITH THAT IS SEEN" BY ANDREW WOMMACM


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-17
"FAITH THAT IS SEEN" BY ANDREW WOMMACM
Mark 2:5, "When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee."

MATTHEW 9: 1-8, MARK 2: 1-12, LUKE 5: 17-26


Faith can be seen. Just as Jesus explained to Nicodemus in John 3:8, faith is like the wind. Faith itself is invisible, but saving faith is always accompanied by corresponding actions which can be seen (Jas. 2:17-26).

It was not only the faith of the paralytic that Jesus saw, but also that of his four friends (Mk. 2:3). This demonstrates the effect our intercession in faith can have upon others. Jesus saw their faith. However, although our faith released on behalf of others is powerful, it is not a substitute for their faith. It is simply a help. The person who is to receive the miracle must have some degree of faith, also. Even Jesus could not produce healing in those who would not believe (Mk. 6:5-6). In this instance, it is evident that the paralytic himself also had faith because he was not resistant to the four who brought him; and he got up and obeyed Jesus' command (v. 7) without having to be helped.

Why did Jesus minister forgiveness of sins to this man instead of meeting the obvious need he had of healing? God is more concerned with the spiritual health of a man than his physical health. Or, Jesus, through a word of knowledge, may have perceived that the real heart-cry of this man was to be reconciled to God. In some instances (not all - Jn. 9:2-3), sickness was a direct result of sin. Therefore, Jesus would be dealing with the very root of the paralysis. Whether or not this man's paralysis was a direct result of sin, sin in our life (that has not been forgiven) will allow Satan to keep us in his bondage. Through Jesus' act of forgiving this man's sins, the paralytic was free to receive all the blessings of God, which certainly included healing.

The point Jesus is making is that both forgiveness of sins and the healing of the paralytic are humanly impossible. If Jesus could do one of these things, He could do the other. He then healed the paralytic showing that He did, indeed, have the authority to forgive sins. In Jesus' day, the people were more inclined to accept His willingness to heal than they were to accept His forgiveness of sins without the keeping of the law. Today, the church world basically accepts forgiveness of sins, but doubts His willingness to heal. They were never meant to be separated. Believe and receive all God has for you today.

"TOUCHED BY LOVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-16
"TOUCHED BY LOVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Mark 1:41, "And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him.... and he was cleansed."

MATTHEW 8:1-4, MARK 1:40-45, LUKE 5:12-15


Only Mark records this important statement that Jesus was "moved with compassion" in the healing of this leper. There are three other instances in the gospels when Jesus was moved with compassion which resulted in healing (Mt. 14:14; 20:34; Lk. 7:13; and once in deliverance - Mk.5:19). The difference between seeing a person healed or not healed many times is this all-important ingredient of love.

All three of the Gospel accounts record Jesus touching this leper. This not only illustrates the doctrine of "laying on of hands", but was probably included because according to Numbers 19:22, this action would have made Jesus unclean. This illustrates the New Testament ministry of the Spirit versus the Old Testament ministry of the letter of the law (2 Cor. 3:6).

Jesus did not have to avoid the ceremonial uncleanness that would come from physical contact with a leper because He came to bear our sins in His own body. As can be seen from Mark's account, two things happened: (1) the leprosy departed and (2) the man was cleansed. Jesus not only removed the disease but restored the damaged parts of his body. This leper was healed as soon as Jesus spoke.

The Word of God is the will of God, and it reveals that it is always God's will to heal. Jesus often healed people by touching them, and others received their healing as they touched Jesus. You can transmit the power or the anointing of God through the laying on of hands. Let Him use you today to touch others.

"PREDESTINATION" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-16
"PREDESTINATION" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ANY TEACHINGS ON PREDESTINATION?  THERE ARE PREACHERS AND TEACHERS OUT THERE THAT ACTUALLY TEACH THAT ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ARE CHOSEN BY GOD FOR SALVATION AND THE REST ARE PREDESTINED TO GO TO HELL. THESE ARE FALSE TEACHINGS AND THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO STAY GROUNDED IN GOD'S WORD SO WE WILL KNOW THESE THINGS.




IF THOSE PEOPLE WOULD READ 2ND PETER 3:9 THEY WOULD SEE THAT GOD HAS EVEN DELAYED HIS SECOND COMING SO THAT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO BE SAVED. HE IS LONGSUFFERING OR PATIENCE TOWARD US TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO REPENT. IT SAYS "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." IT CLEARLY STATES THAT IT IS HIS WILL THAT NONE SHOULD BE LOST.  THIS IS BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT MERCY FOR US ALL. SOME ALSO PREACH THAT GOD'S WILL ALWAYS COMES TO PASS BUT THAT IS WRONG ALSO AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE ABOVE VERSE.  GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US ALL WITH HIM.  IT IS OUR CHOICE.




A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GOD LETS BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.  THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT GOD ALLOWS WHAT WE ALLOW.  HE GAVE US A FREE WILL AND HE WILL NEVER GO AGAINST THAT.  WHAT HAPPENS TO US IS OUR OWN DOING SO WE CAN'T BLAME GOD FOR OUR MISTAKES.



SO GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND LEARN OF HIM LIKE IT SAYS IN MARK 11:29.  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE ARE GOING TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE DEVIL.  WHEN HE IS TEMPTING YOU OR TRYING TO PUT A SICKNESS ON YOU OR ONE OF YOUR LOVE ONES, KNOWING WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT AND BRINGING THAT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE DEVIL WILL STOP HIM IN HIS TRACKS.  THIS IS WHAT JESUS DID WHEN SATAN WAS TEMPTING HIM.  HE SAID "IT IS WRITTEN".  KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAY AND FIGHT THE DEVIL WITH IT.  IT IS THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT AND THIS SWORD IS SHARP.  I AM GOING TO USE IT,  HOW ABOUT YOU? 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRESSED" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-15
"YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRESSED" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STRESSED?  I KNOW YOU HAVE, BUT HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT HOW STRESSED JESUS' DISCIPLES MUST HAVE BEEN?  THEY WATCH JESUS BEING ARRESTED, BEATEN AND CRUCIFIED.  ALL OF THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS WERE ROOTED IN HIM AND THEN HE WAS DEAD AND SEEMINGLY DEFEATED.  NOW DO YOU THINK THEY WERE STRESSED?





THE CONFUSION, HURT AND PAIN FROM THAT ALONE WAS PROBABLY UNBEARABLE BUT THEN CAME REMEMBERING ALL THAT HAD HAPPENED.  I AM SURE THEY WERE THINKING, "WE HAVE MADE SUCH SACRIFICES, LEAVING OUR FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES AND RISKING IT ALL ON THE BELIEF THAT JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH. MIGHT IT ALL HAVE BEEN IN VAIN?" "HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE THEY COME AND GET US?"  YES, I THINK THEY WERE VERY STRESSED.  DO YOU THINK THIS COMPARES TO YOUR STRESS?  I DON'T THINK SO.



WHY ALL THE STRESS?  I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE WITH JESUS SOME THREE YEARS, THEY HADN'T REALLY LISTENED TO HIM.  LOOK WHAT HE TOLD THEM THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION.  (LUKE 18:31-34 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.) DON'T YOU THINK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE TOMB ON THAT THIRD IF THEY HAD KNOWN THIS.  AFTER ALL THIS, HE ALSO TOLD THEM IN JOHN 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."  HE KNEW WHAT THEY WOULD THINK AND HOW THEY WOULD ACT AND HE WAS TRYING TO COMFORT THEM.



WHEN CRISIS COMES, AND IT WILL, DO WHAT JESUS SAYS TO DO.  DON'T DWELL ON THE BAD BUT LOOK TOWARD JESUS.  HE IS YOUR ANSWER.  HE HAS NOT BROUGHT YOU THIS FAR TO DROP YOU NOW.  HE CAN TURN ANYTHING BAD INTO SOMETHING GOOD.  IT IS BETTER IF WE TALK TO HIM FIRST ABOUT WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO AND ASK HIM WHAT HE WANTS US TO DO. HOWEVER, EVEN IF SOMETIMES WE DON'T, I AM SURE HE WILL STILL TURN THINGS AROUND FOR US IF WE JUST LET HIM. TRUST HIM.  HE LOVES US MORE THAN WE CAN EVER IMAGINE AND HE CAN TAKE ALL OUR STRESS AWAY.  I WILL PUT THIS HERE AGAIN AND DWELL ON IT AND BELIEVE.  "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."  THAT IS ALL HE WANTS US TO DO IS TO BELIEVE IN HIM.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"HEALING IS GOD'S WILL" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-03-15
"HEALING IS GOD'S WILL" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Matthew 8:2, "And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."


MATTHEW 8:1-4


Leprosy was a hated disease and its symptoms are described in detail in Leviticus 13:1-46. This leper believed Jesus could heal him, but doubted His willingness to heal him. Jesus showed him His willingness to heal, and since He is no respecter of persons, He established a precedent for us (Rom. 2:11). This leper did not know God's will concerning healing, but this is not the case with us. The Word of God is the will of God, and it reveals that it is always God's will to heal.

Isaiah 53:5, makes it clear that when Isaiah said "with his stripes we are healed", he was speaking of the physical healing of our bodies. Jesus provided for physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins. The very word "save" (Gk.-"sozo") is translated "made whole" in reference to physical healing in Matthew 9:22, Mark 5:34, and Luke 8:48. James 5:15 says, "the prayer of faith shall save (Gk.-"sozo") the sick." Many scriptures mention the healing of our bodies in conjunction with the forgiveness of our sins. Healing is a part of our salvation, just as much as the forgiveness of our sins.

Nowhere do we find Jesus refusing to heal anyone. In light of Jesus' statement that He could do nothing of Himself, but only what He saw the Father do (Jn. 5:19 and 8:28-29), His actions are proof enough that it is always God's will to heal. There are certain things Jesus suffered for us that we should not suffer. Jesus died for our sins so that we would not have to pay for them (Rom. 6:23). Jesus took our sicknesses and diseases so that we could walk in health (Mt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24). Jesus became poor so that we, through His poverty, might be rich (2 Cor. 8:9). If God be for us, then no one can successfully be against us.

The Lord has made every provision for you to walk in all He has provided for you today. Don't put it off a minute longer.

 
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