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Matthew 15:32-39

Feeding the Four Thousand

32 Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”

33 Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?”34 Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”
And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”

35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. 37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. 38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

I love this so much. Jesus didn’t distribute the food Himself, He GAVE it TO the disciples to give to (feed) the multitude.

What a beautiful shadow of what we are called to even today. Jesus GAVE Himself for us, to save us, and indwell us with His very Spirit, so that we could GO into all the world on His behalf and feed His sheep the saving and healing gospel of Jesus Christ. To partake of His body and blood.

And for communion, the Lord’s supper, He instructed us to use bread to represent His broken body, and wine to represent His blood. So, it was also a shadow of how His body would be broken for the saving of the multitudes.

All glory to the Lamb! How we praise You, Lord Jesus!

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Matthew 15:29-31

29 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them.

31 So the multitude marveled when they saw

the mute speaking,
the maimed made whole,
the lame walking,
and the blind seeing;
and they glorified the God of Israel.

Prayer

Father, I ask that You pour out Your Spirit greater than ever before, so that the world will marvel at You and give You all the glory. May we be vessels that allow Your healing to pass through us in Jesus’ mighty name, our only agenda as Your agenda, pointing to Your Son, Jesus Christ and glorifying Him alone, the One who came to bring liberty to every captive. Healing glorifies You because it lines up with Your Word, prophecies, atonement, confirming You as the Christ the Son of the Living God. We bless You and live to glorify You.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Father, Your Word says if we ask according to Your will in Jesus’ name that we can be totally confident that we have what ask of You (1 John 15:14-15). No buts. Just yes and amen for Your glory and because You love us.

Prayer for Healing

By the authority of Jesus Christ, I curse you – name sicknesses – and say to you wither and die, bear NO FRUIT ever again in (my body, name of person’s body, etc.) and be removed and cast into the sea in Jesus’ name, amen.

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“Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1).

Wow! Faith is a substance!

The substance for our faith for the above prayer is found in the following passage of scripture:

Matthew 21:18-22

18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”

21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

May 1, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

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If we are believing God for healing based on His Word, we must be very careful who we listen to and follow as far as teachers of the Word and even on social media. The church is filled with the opinions of man about sickness and healing that are unscriptural and often leading God’s people astray when one doesn’t get the Word rooted in oneself FOR oneself. The Word instructs us to test all that we are taught by searching the scriptures to MAKE SURE what we are being taught is His truth.

God’s people must stop looking to others to tell them what to believe but to look to God alone that He tells us what to believe.

I just feel so strongly from the Lord that we must speak very plainly and not tiptoe around the truth as too many of God’s people have been and are perishing for lack of knowledge. And a HUGE area the enemy brings confusion to, even deceiving the very elect, is regarding what God says about sickness and healing. Too many are easily being led astray about this.

As His children and representatives in the earth, we must take much better care with our handling of our words as to not mispresent God and His Holy truth. And His truth is that His children are called to hate all sickness because it’s of sin at its root – as in since the fall of man. Death came into the world THROUGH sin.

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” (Romans 5:12).

Sickness is a form of death, is referred to by God as a curse, and oppression by the devil.

So why God’s own children seem to love to draw so much attention to sickness, in even a remotely positive way, is baffling.

Again, since sickness came into the world THROUGH sin. And sin and all the “grew” out of it – sickness, evil, death – is of the devil, why are God’s people so inclined to refer to sickness – a work of the devil as per God – as a blessing or something to thank God for? God says sickness is a curse (see Deuteronomy 28 – sickness falls under the “curses” category not the blessing category) and of the satanic oppression (Acts 10:38).

The Word and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ clearly tells us how to both define sickness and what to do with it.

Sickness = a curse; satanic oppression; a work of the devil born through sin at the fall of man

Jesus says: Heal the sick, pray a prayer of faith so those who are sick may be healed, by My stripes, you were healed.

Nowhere does Jesus teach us under the New Covenant (what we are under now) to praise Him for sickness because He attributes it to a work of the devil.

Let’s create an example of some “bad doctrine speech” (unscriptural opinions of man) you can easily find on social media, so we can see how crazy it sounds when made plain and in line with the Word:

False doctrine example 1:

“I’d rather have this sickness in my body than _____.”

Sickness = a work of the devil according to God.

Translation: “I’d rather have this “work of the devil” in my body than ____.” I left a blank because I have heard a myriad of reasons for someone believing they need to punish themselves with sickness.

Jesus’ truth says: “I bore all the curse of the law on My body for you. The curse includes sickness, so I bore that sickness and punishment for you. I took your place. By My blood and My stripes (broken and torn up body), you were forgiven and healed (Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 2:24). By faith, you can exchange that sickness for what I purchased for you – healing. My finished work of the cross and My shed blood are not only big enough to heal you (and did) but are also big enough to deliver you from the sins you are struggling with (and did). My child, why do you insist on listening to a religious, demonic spirits and those influenced by them telling you that you need to be punished with sickness when I bore ALL punishment for you? When will you believe, like a little child, that my Word and grace are not too good to be true? That I am mighty to save? That I came to give you life and life more abundantly (John 10:10)? Let your faith meet my grace (undeserved favor and help) and receive healing from sickness and deliverance from sin. I command all My children to heal the sick not let My children suffer with sickness that I paid for healing for on My body. This includes you and my children around you.”

False doctrine example 2: “I praise God for this sickness He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Translation: “I praise God for this “work of the devil” He gave me to teach me a lesson.”

Jesus’ truth says: “I came to destroy the works of the devil. The works of the devil are sin and everything that grew out of it – evil, sickness, death, etc. My kingdom has no agreement with the devil’s as a kingdom divided cannot stand. When some speak anything positive about sickness, they are speaking positive about its origin – sin and the devil. You see who the author of this confusion is – the devil – not I AM. I healed you with My stripes (1 Peter 2:24). Past tense. Receive you healing by faith. Stop punishing yourself – that’s religion. That’s why I rebuked the Pharisees. Accept what I already did for you. I know you think you don’t deserve it, but that’s My grace – paid in full for you. My love is so great you cannot fathom it – only believe Me.”

Christian’s who dote on and call sickness a blessing or anything at all positive are actually praising sin a work of the devil.

Think of it!

We must know the Word for ourselves, so we don’t fall victim to the influence of these religious demonic spirits that have even infiltrated the church.

God hates sin. Sickness entered the world through sin because of the devil (so if of the same root). The Word says we are to hate what God hates.

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil,” (1 John 3:8).

God hates the works of the devil and sent His son to destroy them. God doesn’t expect us to refer to a work of the devil – sickness – as a blessing, to praise Him for it, etc. His will is that sin and all that “grew” out of it be destroyed.

If someone does praise Him for sickness, they are expressing their personal opinion, not His Holy Words about it.

They are also disbelieving (unbelief):

By Jesus’ stripes, we were healed, that Jesus took all the curse for them, that they are under the new covenant of grace, and denying His very name – Healer (Jehovah Rapha).

Healing is not based on deserve but what on Jesus already did – grace. Receive it by faith. No buts.

Here’s an example in the Word of God of man expressing an opinion about God that is not of God nor His truth. He recorded this in His Word so that we can see they were just like us, saying opinions about God that are not His truth:

“But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me,” (Ruth 1:20).

The truth was God never told Naomi and her family to go to the godless land of Moab, a people group who hated the children of Israel and worshiped false gods. They chose to go there by their own free will and were met with much trouble and tragedy there.

Also His truth, Naomi couldn’t yet see it, the moment she decided to return to Bethlehem, “the house of bread,” God was setting her up for a redemption so great He recorded an entire book about it in His Word as a shadow (though an utterly beautiful one) of the ultimate redemption through Jesus Christ.

You can read my post here about Naomi and Ruth to better see how Naomi was merely expressing an opinion about God and His dealings with her and not His Words.

I pray this Holy Spirit led post blessed you.

Prayer

Father, I pray Your people know Your Word and truth regarding sickness and say what You say about it as to not lead others astray, and do what You told us to do about it – heal the sick – in Jesus’ name, amen.

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faith and grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast,” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Jesus thank You for making a way for grace, for saving us from eternal punishment, and making a way for us to put our faith in You to receive eternal life by faith alone, not by anything we do or don’t do, lest anyone should boast, but by what You did, so we can boast in You alone, giving You ALL the credit and glory You deserve.

And through this same grace, we are able to boldly stand on Your Word and promises and receive them by faith, based on Your finished work of the cross and perfection alone.

Only believe – Jesus, Luke 8:50.

You purchased life and life more abundantly for us (John 10:10). The ability to use Your name and authority. And glory to You, Lord, to be indwelt by Your VERY Holy Spirit.

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your JOY may be full,” (John 16:24).

Hallelujah! We bless Your name, O God. You are worthy to receive all blessing and glory and honor and power forever.

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tenacity – noun – The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip; very determined; the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.

I have been seeing the word – TENACITY – over and over regarding prayer. Even in a book published in 1925. And remembering Elijah and the cloud as small as a man’s hand as the example of tenacity in prayer is so helpful.

It’s not what we see, it’s what God says and already sees because it’s His Word, we just keep praying (gripping and taking the Word, that IS Jesus, for ourselves) until WE see it too.

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Yes, I am stretching the use of the term “social distancing” to make a point, but these things have been burning in me from the Holy Spirit and heart of God. I may or may not have turned the term into a verb as well.

“But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not,” Jeremiah 20:9.

God’s people need to “social distance” from their beloved church buildings and be pew warmers no more. No, this doesn’t translate to abandon your church buildings and families altogether BUT that shepherds urgently, as in yesterday already, need to disciple their flocks and use many of their service times to get out of these mere man-made buildings and do just as Jesus did.

Go!

Almighty God is clearly shaking His church awake using this pandemic.

A building is NOT the church. His people are. Jesus most often went out and sought, even just the one (e.g. the disciples, Zacchaeus, the Samaritan woman), and that has always been our calling as well.

He went and healed the sick and loved people into His kingdom with His truth, even the “hard sayings” that offended and pointed out the need to change and repent from sin. We are called do to just as Jesus did and this looks like getting out of buildings and seeking lost sheep. The church has had it wrong for too long. So very wrong.

Congregating, as hidden away social clubs, suckling on milk instead of the meat of the Word, sitting stagnant and without effect for Jesus, instead of taking the kingdom to the world, with evidence and confirmation of the Word with signs and wonders, healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons.

After this shut in with God, I can no longer stomach weak, watered down churches. I CANNOT bear it even one bit for His namesake and Word.  

Matthew 9:35, “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

Yes, He taught in synagogues but that was a just a part of it and not the greater part.

Luke 9:2, “He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”

Lord, mightily convict every shepherd of not doing likewise.

Matthew 10:7-8, “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

We are not called to warm pews but to warm hearts with the Word and His love for Jesus that they confess Christ and receive Him.

It’s time to GO, God’s people, in the manner He tells you to. It will look different for each of us what He wants us to focus on as our end time ministry, but it’s time to repent, each have our own personal revivals, and do the will of the Father, for His glory, to show the world His love, for the setting free of the captives.

“Going” signifies an active taking the kingdom of God to all peoples.

This CAN include writing online and ministering through online media in these times, but it also means to literally go and seek. The main heart of God in this word from the Lord in this post is that we take an ACTIVE role as Jesus did to seek out the lost, hurting, of course, even those who are already saved but need healing, deliverance, etc.

His kingdom

We are not competing with each other. We are one. Building upon each other’s assignments from God to build HIS Kingdom. Lord, bring You will to pass for the church as one, as Jesus prayed 2000 years ago.

I pray this word from the Lord blesses you. Let’s continue to cry out to God for a great awakening and for His church to go out in showing the glory of God far great even than the book of Acts.

April 30, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

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1 Kings 18 is a great example of persisting in prayer based on knowing the Word and will of God – which we can today because we have 100% of His Word to know His will in many things.

So He tells us His will (His Word), and we pray and don’t give up until we see.

God tells Elijah: It’s going to rain. = God’s Word and expressed will was given to Elijah.

Elijah could either take God for His Word and will OR reject it for himself, not pray His will into the earth for it to rain.

What did Elijah do?

He took God for His Word, prophesied it, kept His eyes on God alone despite what he saw in the natural (longtime drought) and prayed until it came to pass. This is a beautiful picture of prayer, instructing us to do the same.

God’s will: .E.g. By Jesus’ stripes, we WERE healed, 1 Pet 2:24.

1 Kings 18 word

So we can prophesy the same over ourselves or loved ones AND pray until we SEE it come to pass in the natural, gripping what is in the spirit realm (God’s will), and pulling it into the natural realm through “praying and not giving up” prayer, based on the Word and will of the Father.

1 Kings 18:1; 41-46

18 And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.”

1 Kings 18:41-46

41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, 43 and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.”

So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”

44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”

45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Praise God! His Word is given for our instruction out of His great love for us.

Our good Father does NOT leave us unequipped in the land of the living. We have His Word (will), His Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, and the power of prayer to carry us through to victory in all things.

Psalm 34:19 – Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Hallelujah! Glory to the Lamb who was slain. Who took our place!