Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Who heals all your diseases..."

In 2012, my wife was delivered and healed from chronic depression and anxiety. Gone were the unsure days, cocktail of prescription drugs - and - I got a pay raise: once she was off the drugs, I received a prosperous dividend of about $600 per month for prescriptions I didn't have to pay for anymore!
Psalm 103 played a huge part in this new chapter of our lives: Verses 2-5 lay out a very stark but life-changing truth:
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
We both came to the realization that what we had believed the last several decades was not accurate -- that God heals some of the time, if it’s in His will. What we've learned through a serious search in the Word and not filtering it through unbelieving teaching is that God loves us – He’s a good God – and His Word means what it says. What withheld our healing and deliverance was our ignorance of His Word and our unbelief that it means what it says.
Join us in this transformation through the "renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2) and learn in these last days that we have authority as fellow laborers with Christ (1 Corinthians 3:9) to carry out His purpose to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and those are the works that affect your spirit, soul and body. 
 These are also the testimonies of how God has delivered my family from anger, distrust, impatience, judgement, accusation and a host of other negative emotional and spiritual curses that have followed us through our lives. We never knew we could have as free-living life that we now have.
But of course – that’s what our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ promised when he said, “I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).