Monday, September 29, 2008
I realize I have so many testimonies on a weekly basis that I need to start sharing at least once or twice a month. I will make an effort to do so we can all see God's power at work in our regular lives.
2 days ago, I felt a soreness in my throat, and I spoke God's word over it like I usually do. I took a cap full of my anointing oil, because I figured it was the best thing for me, it contained God's power, and was blazing hotter than anything I could steam up. When I woke up for church sunday, my throat was definitely sore, and inflamed, it was clear that the devil was looking for someone to give some upper respiratory infection to, but he had picked the wrong person because I wasnt even going to give it a name. Funny dude though cause didnt he realize it last week when my eyes were inflamed and burning, and it was like he was watching over my shoulder, and I laughed in the mirror proclaiming God's word, and still wouldnt give it a name!
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
The Message explains it even better
"And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels." (The Message)
I never spoke a word about it to anyone, I thought ok I believe today is communion Sunday so lets see what kind of infection can resist the Blood of the Lamb. I got to church late, and sure enough we had communion, I told God what I was expecting, before partaking in communion. After church the pain in my throat was there, but I kept speaking God's word. Monday's morning, I noticed now another part of my mouth too was also inflamed as well, I laughed because I knew victory was certain. Sure enough, by Monday night, its all gone, no more pain in my throat! Jehovah Raphe, the God that healeth us!
Reminder, any type of sickness (big or small) is of the devil (nope the Job example doesnt apply to everyone), never confess it, or speak those words out loud. I'm sure if I had gone around saying "My throats hurts!", "I have a sore throat", or ran to the pharmacy to pick up some lozenges or something, I would "proudly" have the ailment now, and be sipping tea and whatever concoction I can think of, and still be in pain.
As you take your daily vitamins capsule (if u do), or if u dont, still dont forget to take your daily Jehovah capsule.
"My child, pay attention to what I say.
Listen carefully to my words.
Don’t lose sight of them.
Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
for they bring life to those who find them,
and healing to their whole body." Prov 4:20-22 (NLT)
"Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases. " Psalm 103: 1-4 (NLT)
"He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed." Isaiah 53:5 (NLT)
"He sent His Word and healed them." Ps 107:20
Who was the Word? Jesus (John 1:1)
He sent Jesus to die on the Cross so you and I can be healed! Stop delighting in your sicknesses and trying to get sympathy from man, by running around proclaiming it to everyone in sight!
Always look to God first even if its something as simple as a cold or a headache or something as major as cancer or a stroke. Many times God becomes 2nd fiddle, we remember Him much later in the process, and even then we are filled with so much doubt and fear that we rob ourselves of our healing. I'd much rather stand upon His word from the get go, even if I have to go into surgery because I'll know confidently that even in the OR, He'll be the surgeon, the actual physician will just be a tool being used by God...what better satisfaction!
So I speak confidently the Bible confession put together by Charles Capps daily, "Every organ, every tissue in my body functions to the perfection to which God created it to function and I forbid any malfunction in my body in the name of Jesus!"
"Words kill, words give life;
they're either poison or fruit—you choose." (The Message)
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