I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
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"PROSPER AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
PROSPER AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH
I THINK THERE ARE TWO MAJOR THINGS THAT CHRISTIANS ARE CONCERNED WITH TODAY AND THEY ARE HEALTH AND FINANCES. I KNOW NON-CHRISTIANS ARE ALSO CONCERNED BUT CHRISTIANS CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
LET'S FIRST TAKE HEALING. THE WORD "HEALED" WAS USED 34 TIMES IN THE FOUR GOSPELS ALONE. THERE IS NOT A PLACE WHERE JESUS DID NOT HEAL PEOPLE WHEREVER HE WAS. THE ONLY PROBLEM HE HAD WAS WHEN HE WENT TO HIS OWN HOME TOWN AND THE BIBLE SAYS "And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS CHRISTIANS HAVE TODAY...UNBELIEF. I HAVE HEARD MANY OF THEM SAY "GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS". HOWEVER, I HAVE PRAYED FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK AND AFTERWARDS I HAVE TOLD THEM THAT THEY WERE HEALED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.' THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN 1ST PETER 2:24 WHERE IT SAYS "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed".
THE NEXT WORDS OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS WERE "I SURE HOPE SO BUT I SURE DON'T FEEL LIKE IT". THIS IS AFTER THEM SAYING "GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS". WHY CAN'T THESE PEOPLE JUST HAVE THE FAITH TO BELIEVE AND RECEIVE THEIR HEALING.
HOSEA 4:6 SAYS "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." THIS IS WHY I AM SO ADAMANT ABOUT STUDYING THE BIBLE. ROMANS 10:17 SAYS "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
NOW AS FOR THEIR PROSPERITY, "PHILIPPIANS 4:19 SAYS "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." AGAIN, HOW WILL THEY KNOW THIS UNLESS THEY READ GOD'S WORD? IT IS ALL IN THERE AND IT IS FOR ALL CHRISTIANS.
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE CHRISTIANS, THESE THINGS ARE FOR YOU. GOD GAVE YOU "THE" MEASURE OF FAITH AND IT IS UP TO YOU TO USE IT. YOU HAVE AS MUCH FAITH AS ANYONE HAS BUT YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE IT AND BELIEVE THAT WHAT GOD SAYS IS TRUE.
YOU BELIEVE HE WILL DO IT FOR SOME OF THE BIG PREACHERS BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU. HE LOVES YOU AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE AND WANTS YOU TO HAVE THE FAITH IN HIM THAT HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.
THE BIBLE SAYS "WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM". DON'T YOU WANT TO PLEASE GOD? I KNOW YOU DO SO START USING YOUR FAITH TO BELIEVE. LIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE, GOD IS A SPIRIT AND HE HAS DONE ALL THESE THINGS IN THE SPIRIT AND FAITH IS THE BRIDGE WE HAVE TO USE TO GO GET WHAT HE HAS PROMISED AND BRING IT INTO OUR LIVES.
WHEN YOU PRAY FOR SOMETHING...BELIEVE. MATTHEW 17:20 SAYS "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." I KNOW THIS IS HARD TO WRAP OUR LITTLE MINDS AROUND BUT JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE SAID IT IF IT WASN'T TRUE. WHAT IS YOUR "MOUNTAIN"?
I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS VERSE IN MARK 11:24 WHERE IT SAYS "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire , when ye pray , believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. SO, WHEN YOU PRAY, HAVE FAITH THAT GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES. I GUARANTEE YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.