Healed Through Jesus

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God still heals, but many Christians in the church today don't believe this.   There are many reasons why they don't, but one of the main reasons I have found, is because someone they loved and prayed for didn't get healed and they have to find a 'reason why'.    

Healing is really a part of my heart - I myself have walked through many physical things, and it has given me a compassion for those who are hurting... a deep love for them... and a desire to see them walk in the fullness of what Christ Jesus paid for for them.   

If we turn to the Bible - in Luke 13:10-13 we see that Jesus had great compassion when he saw a lady who was bent over for 18 years.  She was unable to stand straight and He felt for her.  Out of His compassion for this dear woman - she was healed.   (One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, He saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit.  She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight.  When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said "Dear Woman, you are healed of your sickness!"  Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand straight.  How she praised God!   Luke 13:10-13)

Do you know that Jesus sees you, hears you, and has compassion on you too?   Psalm 55:16-18 says "But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.  Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. He ransoms me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me."

I have a friend who was healed just recently and she shares her testimony below: 

Told and  Written By:  Debbie Partin, Chambersburg, PA 

Told and  Written By:  Debbie Partin, Chambersburg, PA 

I had been in pain from my fingers up into my armpit for 3 weeks or so.  I hadn’t told anyone what I was going through.  My mother who lives with me, had went to lay down; so I was alone sitting at my computer.    It was Friday, September 22, 2017 in the afternoon.   As I was sitting there my pain was getting worse.   Of course, the devil kept telling me…. ‘see you have swollen lymph nodes’…. and I kept rebuking him.   

Sitting at my computer, I curled up into a fetal position, lightly making pain noises. I was so deep in pain, that somehow, which I can't explain…I was in the presence of the Lord. I could not see His face, or the full extent of His body, but He had His arms straight out. I saw in His arms me at the age of one or two laying in His arms. He brought His arms in, like a curled position, and drew me into His chest. He didn't say anything; nor did I. I continued to lightly make pain cries. I felt His presence, and His love that was so overwhelming and I felt contentment. I noticed the pain leaving my left arm…from my fingertips to my armpit. I started to just whisper the words “Thank You, Thank You” at least 7 times, and then I was back to myself. God has been so good to me.  (testimony told & written by: Debbie Partin, Chambersburg, PA) 

There are a few things in Debbie's testimony that are important to take notice of:  

  1. She didn't tell anyone what she was going through.   Don't take this point the wrong way - we are not meant to walk through life alone.  But by her keeping this to herself - she was not glorifying the devil.   She was not dwelling on the problem.     
  2. When the devil spoke lies to her - she rebuked him.    Debbie didn't let herself listen to the lies the devil wanted to say.  He wanted to tell her that she had a swollen lymph node.  She kept telling him NO! 
  3. She was in the presence of the Lord and the love He had for her was overwhelming.   He loves us and has compassion on us. 
  4. She praised the Lord for what He did. She gave Him all the praise and all the glory! 

One of the first steps I have found in seeking healing from the Lord Jesus is to realize that he has compassion on us, that he loves us with a deep compassionate love.  No father wants to see his child hurt, in pain, or sick.    What makes us as Christians think that our Father is any different?   On the contrary our Father is full of love and compassion.   

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36

We also must realize that Jesus is the one who comes to give life and life more abundantly!   Satan is the one who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  (John 10:10).     Many years ago I was sick with an incurable disease.  I struggled with this disease for 10 long, debilitating years.   I had to come to realize that that disease wasn't put on me by my loving Father who wanted to teach me a lesson.  On the contrary, it was put on me by the devil who wanted to steal, kill, and destroy my life.  Realizing this was the first step in the process of me healing.  

But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:5

If you or a loved one is facing a health problem right now - realize that Jesus is not the one who put sickness on you.    That came from the enemy of your soul.    Jesus is the one who will help you.    He paid for your healing with the stripes that He bore on His back at the whipping post.   He paid a dear costly price - but YOU were on his mind.    He did it for YOU!    Thank Him for this today, ask for healing, and wait expectantly.    

Do you need healing? Call Out to Jesus!    Would you like someone to rebuke the enemy in your life and agree with you for your healing?  Please contact me (completely confidential) - click link below: 

Give Me Jesus

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My family and I attended a church as guests a few weeks ago.   At one point in the service, an elderly gentleman went to the stage, cane in hand, to sing a song that was special and dear to him.   He began to sing, "Give Me Jesus" and as he did tears began to roll down my face.   You see those very words hang on my bathroom wall - so I see it when I am getting ready for the day, and I often sing it in the shower to begin, and even end my day.    It's become 'my song that I sing to Jesus'.   What made me cry so heavily was watching this older gentleman sing it, I watched his face, and as I did -  it was like I was seeing flashes of a life that has experienced so much.... a life that was full of ups and downs, good and bad, victory and defeat, tears and laughter, pain and joy.   As I watched him - clutching his cane in one hand to keep his balance, I saw a determination in him - it was a determination that I am certain came with knowing that ALL he ever wanted or needed was found in Jesus.  

This world has a lot to try to entice us with - we can be attracted to beauty, money, position, power.... but as we grow older we realize those things are momentary and fading.    They do not bring happiness nor bring fulfillment.    You can go at them for awhile, but you will quickly tire and feel as if you've never accomplished it all.  

As we grow older there is a satisfaction in knowing that Jesus is really all we need and all we want.   Growing closer to him - communicating with him - knowing him more each day than we did the previous one ..... that is where true fulfillment and happiness comes from.    

We can chase pretty things from now until we fall exhausted.... or  we can choose to chase the face and heart of Jesus, the one who gave everything for us (because He really does love us that much).   

No matter what you may be facing in life - know that He is the ONE and ONLY thing that you need.  When you wake each morning - when you feel alone and abandoned - and especially when you  die..... Jesus Is ALL You Need....  He is ALL You Have Ever Needed..... He is ALL You Ever Will Need!   

Give me Jesus - Give me Jesus
You can have all this world
But give me Jesus .....

You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.  How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!  

I praise the LORD, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me.  I am always aware of the LORD's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. 

And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, because you protect me from the power of death.  I have served you faithfully, and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead. 

You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure for ever.  Psalm 16:5-11 (GNB Version) 

Hurricane Harvey -Where Was God?

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We watched last week as Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas causing wide spread devastation and damage, catastrophic flooding, and the loss of at least 51 people.   It is being called the worst disaster in Texas history and it is expected to take many years for recovery.   We cried as we saw people stranded in vehicles, on rooftops, sitting in water to their chest in nursing homes, and so much more.    We saw looks of devastation on peoples faces as we scanned the news articles to see people who had lost everything they ever worked for.   We shed tears for them, and we prayed for our fellow American's.  

When crises like these happen we often hear people say, "Where was God in all this?"     Have we as a nation turned so far away from God, that he has turned away from us?     Yes, as a nation we have turned from Him and it is past time now for repentance.   But I do not believe that God has turned from us.    Scripture tells us in Deuteronomy 31:8, "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."  

During Hurricane Harvey, I saw God.   I saw him in the Gallery Furnitures Store owner, Jim McIngvale, better known as, "Mattress Mack", who opened his furniture galleries to the public making them shelters.  He sent out 10 of his delivery trucks in an effort to help bring hundreds of  people in and provided them with a place to stay and food to eat. 

I can also see God in the human chain that was made to rescue a man stuck in his vehicle in the flood waters.   John 15:13, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."

Then there is our AMAZING Military and even civilians (neighbors) who risked their lives for one another.  We watched, in tears, as they rescued hundreds upon hundreds of people.   

There is no greater love than to lay down ones life for one friends. John 15:13

We watched as two people went into a shelter to spread  the love of Jesus and lift the spirits of people by breaking out into gospel singing and praise to Jesus.    

We may hear questions like "Where is God in this?" However, in reality - it's not hard to see Him.   Neighbor helping neighbor, risking their lives in high waters, every race loving each other, and embracing each other - THAT IS GOD.  That is HIS LOVE shining forth in the midst of tragedy.  God is love and He was right there helping people, and loving people through the hands and feet of his servants. 

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these. Mark 12:30-31.
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