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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Cancer. Heart disease. Multiple sclerosis. When we think of killer diseases, those are the names that come to mind. But the truth is, there's a far more deadly killer on the loose in the Church today. And it's destroyed more lives than any of us can imagine. It's called tradition. Traditions rob believers of their healing. They steal the power from the promises of God. Here are three you should beware of:
1. The tradition that says it's not always God's will to heal you.
It is God's will to heal you! It says so in His Word. If you don't believe that it is, then you can't pray in faith believing you'll receive. You're like the farmer who sits on his porch and says, "I believe in crops, but I'm not going to plant any seed this year. I'll just believe, and if it's God's will, my crop will come up." That farmer will never see his crop. Faith is the seed of healing--if you don't plant it, it won't grow. A prayer that includes the words, "If it be thy will" won't produce a healing harvest. You must know without a doubt that healing is always God's will for you.
2. Another tradition we hear is that healing has passed away. That there are no miracles today. But the Word of God proves that's not true. In Exodus 15:26, God says, "I am the Lord that healeth thee." He also tells us that He does not change (Mal. 3:6). He has never changed since the beginning of time. For healing to pass away, God would have to pass away...and He is not about to do that!
3. The third dangerous tradition is this one: "God gets glory from Christians being sick." That tradition totally violates the Word of God. The Bible says that people gave glory to God when they saw the lame walk and the blind see. God receives glory from your healing--not your pain!
The world is looking for a way out of sickness and disease, not a way into it. Let's break down those traditions and deliver a hurting world from the most dangerous killer of all.
Two powerful forces often not used in the spiritual battle we all face daily. Praise and thanksgiving. Praise is a powerful force in battle. It not only gives God the glory He deserves, but it strengthens your faith and gives you a closer relationship with God. It also lets your enemy know, you are trusting in the One Who is worthy.
A thankful heart is something we should learn to practice all the time. In all things give thanks. Not thankful for bad things when they happen, but give thanks because it could have been worse, so be thankful that even when bad things happen, He is with you to help, protect, comfort and guide you. Be thankful for the home you live in, your family, food, your car, the sunshine and the rain, be thankful for the little things. Look at other people and realize how thankful you should be.
Thank God for the things you have and praise Him for all He has done and is doing for you, and He will give you more. Grumble and complain and you will get nothing more and maybe lose what you have.
Gossip is as evil and murder. Complaining is as a cancer in your bones.
Praise and giving of thanks will build you up spiritually and in every area of your life. Walk in love toward others, and honor God. He has good things in store for you and He wants to bless you more than you want Him to bless you. But you must obey His commandments, which is to love God and love others, and you will be amazed at the good things that start coming your way.
There is none like our God; great and mighty is He. Full of goodness and mercy. God is Love, therefore Love is God.
God is able and willing to help those who call upon Him in faith
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. God can and is willing to make a way when there seems to be no way. He is Almighty and can open doors that no man can shut, He can shut doors that no man can open.
I was told I have fibromyalgia, I am in constant pain, with stiffness, and sleep disorder. I also have PTSD. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years now. We are best friends, our marriage is heaven on earth. He loves me unconditionally. I love him with all my heart.