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What is My Journey in Faith Miracle Healing and Purgatory?

 

Are you in the yoke with Jesus or someone else?

Are you in the yoke with Jesus or someone else?

I was raised a Catholic in the South, so being a Catholic made me somewhat different. I went to Catholic kindergarten and elementary school up until about the 6th grade. Then I moved into the public school system. Being in a military town, relationships were somewhat fluid. I never noticed in public school that we went to a different church than others. There were so many protestant churches that I was not impressed that one had the truth over another.

Little boys can be very brutal in analysis. No one had the edge on miracles or raising the dead, so my church was not any better than the others. And the Catholic church had history on it’s side.

But in the Catholic Church I learned some valuable principles; one is that God did miracles. Even John Lake commented that he could get Catholics healed quicker over any other group. Second was that if you wanted to follow Jesus it would get you killed. We studied the lives of the apostles and saints. I got the message most of the “good ones” died as martyrs. So I learned the “real deal” had a real price. And a real payoff, the martyrs get a ride right into glory so it is absolutely the best way to go.

The third was long times of prayer.

We were taught that if we prayed little prayers they could be used to get people out of Purgatory. So I would go to bed at night asking the Lord things like, if my Dad (who was killed in Korea when I was 3 and I was the oldest of 3 boys) did not need the prayers, then use them for the one longest in, or the one soonest to come out. The prayers were short and each one had so many days off of time in purgatory. So I figured out which ones had the most time for the least effort, and said anywhere from 10 to a 100 almost every night.

Purgatory

The concept of Purgatory does not seem to be taught much in the Catholic Church today, and I have never heard it in a protestant church. It was one of those things over selling indulgences that fueled the Reformation. Indulgences were if you paid money now then the Church could grant you an “indulgence” that worked with God and you spent less time in Purgatory or got a full pass if you did or paid something special.

This was part of what Martin Luther wanted fixed and I believe rightly so. But the concept of Purgatory is that if you are not just like Jesus when you die then you burn in purgatory until the sin is burned out of your life and then you can go to heaven. Lots of sin meant long time in purgatory, and little sin meant less time. Purgatory had fire like Hell and you suffered until you “got right,” or the sin “purged” out of you.

Now if you die and are not thinking, speaking and acting just like Jesus it is a real problem. But if you go to Heaven that way, and are allowed to mingle in any way with other people or creatures, then you will simply make Heaven into Hell. And that is not an option else Heaven would not be Heaven where all is like and for God in every way. So God has to deal with that in some way.

And if you are ready then you can do healing miracles like Jesus did, and raise yourself from the dead at least once as you die for others. You will at least die a martyrs’ death because keeping you around is the worst thing the devil can think of.

Also we are absolutely told numerous times throughout the Bible that our lives here matter very much. The more you live like Jesus, then you get the eternal rewards of gold, silver and jewels in 1 Cor 3, and everything else is called wood, hay and stubble and is destroyed by fire on Judgment Day. This is bottom line salvation or sozo/saved.

1 Cor 3:10 “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be sozo/saved; yet so as by fire.”

So our lives and works very much matter in this life. If you have nothing that you and Jesus built together, one meaning of holy, then entering naked is still a wonderful salvation. But what rewards you do earn are of value to you and God forever? So the concept of purgatory is not found directly in the standard Bible, but is found in the Apocrypha. If you look at the story of Lazarus and the rich man, some would also argue the rich man was in purgatory (Luke 16).

From my perspective, if you are not just like Jesus when you die, this leaves several options:

1)      You die just like Jesus in full operation of Ephesians 4 and you have vast mountains of rewards and you have learned to hate wickedness and love righteousness. Heb 1:9 “Thou hast agape/loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” [To me Paul and John seem closest to this.]

2)      Any sin, less than Jesus you still defend and love when you die, means that your soul must be trained in the Day of Judgment and it is not a pleasant process until you learn: Heb 1:9 “Thou hast agape/loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” i.e., you are reprogrammed for what you did not get right in this life.

a.       And those parts of your life go up in smoke as the fire tests your wood, hay and stubble. And you do not have the gold, silver and jewels you could have had, but you will be reprogrammed to the level of Jesus.

Heb 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”

3)      Or you are treated like a computer program and when you die, that which is not like Jesus just goes and you are like a simple computer program with less capability. Thus you are as forever able as your right works, and you have lower capability and rank as those with more right works.

Matt 25:22 “He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents : behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

4)      All three apply after you die. Issues like little children and babies that die are sorted out by the God of Love.

As a child age 8-12 or so I went to bed every night praying for those in purgatory. So that was how my attitude of intercession got built. Today I spend more time in intercession in tongues, but I have written books on praying the Scriptures in intercession. My current view does not include helping those going through the above last 3 options.

But There is More Than Just Heaven-Bound

Bottom line, for those evangelists who are advertising “accept Jesus and go to Heaven” that is absolutely part of God’s message, but unless it is a deathbed conversion there is still a lot of ministry left to be done to reach our job of:

Eph 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 but speaking the truth in agape/ love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”

Since that is the job of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, if they do not get the job done on Earth, it still needs to be done. But since if nothing else, that scripture is a prophecy, there will be a group on Earth who fulfill it. And those who do not (minister and church member) fall short of the standard set by God, and that means when you die, you are not safe to let loose in Heaven as you are.

Now the difference between purgatory type intercessions, even if it is possible, and healing is that in intercession like that you do not see your answers (i.e., that person getting out of purgatory and going on to Heaven) or do not easily recognize them when they happen (saving a small girl in a typhoon on the other side of the world by your prayer). But in direct contact healing, you can see your results or lack thereof.

Divine Healing Miracles

We all like the instant where healing is immediate while you minister on the street (ad hoc) or in church, a meeting, a healing room or hospital visit. If you do not see an immediate result, if you stay at it you will see more (continued ministry like healing rooms or homes). This is what Dr. Lake did in his healing room and teaching ministry. The more than one prayer to the answer seems to fall short of the Jesus standard. One shot prayer runs less than 100% on the spot for most ministers.

Dr. Lake said he saw often 10-30% one-shot immediate healings. At times he was running +90%. He suspected that his success was a function of those who were interceding in tongues for him. Many of those he prayed for one time then got healed later within 3 to 30 days after the one prayer.

So if you are not aware, you may call a non-instant prayer a failure. Of course, if you are not careful, you may think this breaks faith and they do not get healed. Of if you stay in faith they will if you delivered enough zoe/life when you prayed. Since there is no meter handy to tell how much zoe you delivered, this takes attitude and looking at the Word of God and not the situation.

So my healing success journey was based on my perception of effectiveness and so 10-30% is sporadic enough to make you go, “Ok, I’ll pray, let’s see what happens.” And with that attitude you see very little results, immediate or later.

Now, if we have to and we have time, we pray for hours on one case and see them get out of the wheel chair, or the leg grow back. Still not like Jesus did it, but 16 hours to get one out of a wheelchair may not be your idea of efficiency, but the one who now walks loves it. That I use a dull axe means it takes me a lot more to do the job done, but the job does get done, IF I KEEP AT IT.  If you tire or get distracted half way through, then the evil tree does not come down, but you did some good and did not know it.

Catholic Charismatic Pentecostal Prayer Group

When I was around 26 I got baptized in Holy Spirit while reading a book. Then I joined a really wonderful Catholic Charismatic prayer group and started practicing the gifts of Holy Spirit. I say wonderful as they were more concerned with what the Bible said and not Catholic doctrine.

I cannot remember the first miracle I did, but I am sure it was casting out a demon. One of the first healings I recall was a baby who was teething. I prayed, the pain went away, the baby stopped crying. That lasted for a while and then the baby started crying again. I did not know how to fight through that like I do now.

Years passed and I struggled to follow the current “best” teaching and saw few results. I did seek to pray in tongues 1-2 hours a day and I feel that is what got me through. Not knowledge and understanding, but prayer.

Then we had a family member diagnosed with autism. That is when I started seeking the Lord in earnest in healing. I went back and, found Jay Snell, started reading E. W. Kenyon again, then discovered Dr. Lake, and then Curry Blake. That got me going on street ministry and divine healing miracle results started.

Now I preach a Gospel that fulfills Mark 16:

Mark 16:14 “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be sozo/saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18.They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

That means people who listen to me and believe the Gospel are out healing in divine miracles very quickly.

Some are Faster than Others – Does Empty Religion Really Hurt?

Now if a new convert is young (age 2 and up) or has a non-Christian background we can get them healing in an hour to a few days. If they are a spiritist or spiritual, former witch, warlock, witch doctor, guru, energy healers, intuitive, etc. then as they see the more powerful God, they again can go out and minister healing quickly. If it is a long time Christian (non-Catholic), then they are harder. If motivated to just “do it” like the Power and Love ministry, then they see a few miracles and often do not go further and are never “ready” or “right enough” to go do healing. Since healing is a function of “GO AND DO,” then they soon lose interest. If they go back to a regular church, they soon also “die.”

If they go on a mind renewing program and then lifestyle like we teach in OK, God, Now What? then they go and burn bright. If you do not keep renewed, most seem to “FALL AWAY.”

Me, I work at keeping my mind renewed and I listen to a lot of Curry Blake CDs in my car. He is one of the few that “call me up” continually that I can do this. I may listen to one CD for months. I am in no hurry. I know the biology and it takes time to work and I work it. I have had Curry tell me that my books are accurate, so the issue is not more truth; it is knowing the truth to doing it. Most other teaching makes me feel like I need something “extra” that I do not have and the “call up” is much less.

Still In the Yoke With Jesus = Miracles

Oh, and because I am doing audio books of my books, I listen a lot to me while I edit them. I make a rough version and use that to make my final printed version. I listen to each CD over and over. That is how I finish my books, I listen as I pray in tongues and find areas for improvement. I don’t pretend my books are perfect, but they all have months if not years of tongues over them.

Since healing is also an attitude of staying stirred up, my books stir me up and I see God do miracles. Right now where I live, I do not see others doing more than I am, but that is no guarantee. I am in competition with no one except myself and the next moment. I want to see Jesus live through me more. This may be a bad attitude, but at the rate I am going, I need to live at least 10,000 more years to make any progress.

As I have been working on these three books for the last several years, every spare moment is spent in doing them. Much of what I write is direct revelation and only the beginning of the understanding is there. So many times it gets better and better as I read and re-read the material over and over. By the time it has made it into the book, I have lived out what I write. Often I discover what I am doing is already in the book and I did not realize it.

When people want to debate, I may respond with, “Show me how what you are saying will help me heal people better, or walk in more agape/love.” Or “What miracle results is that teaching giving?” That usually stops the debate, but occasionally we do learn something useful to build the Kingdom.

So this is where I am on my still growing “journey.”

God is no respecter of persons. His ways apply to all, all the time. If you do not see God move, the problem is not on the “God” end.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

God is no respecter of persons. Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are now making, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)
Discovering Our Redemption
Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

God Made Me Sick to Teach Me a Lesson – No Way!

Baby with cancer.

Baby with cancer.

God made you sick to teach you a lesson? Where in Heaven did God get sickness?

Look at that picture of a baby. What sin did he commit that is worse than yours to get this?  If that baby dies, what lesson did it learn except that the people around him did not know God and His ways well enough to get him healed!

If God made people sick to teach them things, then Jesus should have been the sickest person on the planet!

And what about Mary, His biological mother? Why, she would have been the sickest on the planet except for Jesus and perhaps Joseph, the one chosen to show Jesus what real fatherhood looks like.

And since one of the purposes of Jesus was to show people how Father God really is, then Jesus would have made everyone He met and ministered to sick. And that is the exact opposite of what Jesus demonstrated as the Kingdom of God.

And He gave the same mission to His disciples:

Luke 10:8 “And into whatsoever city ye enter … 9 and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”

That Greek word translated as heal in verse 9, means to “adore God by relieving sickness.” So that means right worship of God includes supernatural, divine healing in the name of Jesus.

If God was in the business of teaching lessons with sickness, afflictions and misery, why did Jesus send out the disciples to do the opposite? Something is way wrong in the “God is teaching lessons through sufferings” message.

I am less and less inclined to blame God for the trouble I see in the world or in my own life. I try not to use expressions such as “God sent that to teach, trouble or grow me.” We do not see Jesus saying, “God sent those Pharisees to try my patience today.”

If Jesus is the exact representation of God, and much of the false religious language is correct, then why is there no record of Jesus sending affliction upon the disciples, the Pharisees or the rulers of Israel?

Which one of them did Jesus give cancer to so they could learn to trust the Lord more?

How many balls of fire did Jesus call down to teach them a lesson?

Instead Jesus said to the very religious and spiritual sounding James and John:

Luke 9:52 “And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to sozo/save them. And they went to another village.”

Notice Jesus did not say they could not do it, but that there were of the wrong spirit to want to do it. Now if you are not dealing with Holy Spirit, you are left with only one other choice – the devil, the spirit of this age. Amazing, two men talking with Jesus yet thinking like the devil. Digital Universe.

So much for “when Jesus walks in the room all your troubles go away”-type language.  As a matter of fact, when Jesus talked to Saul on the Damascus road it was to tell him all the trouble he was going to see for the name of Jesus.

If troubles are to train us, then Jesus should have been the sickest man in the universe and born with severe birth defects and sicknesses. He should have been helping others know God by making them sick also. Yet Jesus did the exact opposite. So maybe all that language about God teaching lessons through sickness is also of a “different spirit.”

Holy Spirit is the one sent to help us, train us and encourage us as we do right. So if sickness is training us then that is saying Holy Spirit is a spirit of sickness. Now Jesus said the devil was the one who afflicts with sickness.

Luke 13:11 “And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. … 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”

Here is what Strong’s says about that word infirmity in verse 11: NT:769, asthenia (as-then’-i-ah); from NT:772; feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty: KJV – disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.

(Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

Asthenia as a word describes any problem or frailty of the human. So if that spirit of infirmity came from the devil  and Holy Spirit is one who makes sick, asthenia, to teach us, then Holy Spirit is the devil. Now that is mighty close to, if not the same as, the unpardonable sin.

Like I said, I try not to accuse Him who is love, who is light and has no turning or shadow of darkness, of sending sickness to teach anyone anything. Instead Holy Spirit is the One sent:

John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

John 14:25 “These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

John 15:25 “But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

John 16:7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged (against for immediate execution of sentence).”

John 16:12 “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

1 Cor 2:7 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that agape/love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

Now here is a straight, simple scripture that tells us no matter what the problem, it is not from God and let NO ONE say these problems are from God. Get that straight and you can start to learn some lessons!

James 1:13 “Let no man (or woman) say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.”

But when you do accuse God evil, it is lust in your heart causing you to do it!

James 1:14 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

So next is a warning from God to not go into error. If it is a perfect gift that adds no sorrow, you can assign that to God. If it is a good promise described in the Bible, you can assign that to God. But do not assign evil as coming from God.

James 1:16 “Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

And here it is again from the Old Testament.

Deut 32:3 “Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

And here again in the New Testament:

1 John 1:5 “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

That God could not stop it due to our failure to hear Him is a different matter. If there is a problem, it is not God, who is your Helper, and delights when you do it right.

Remember Satan attacked the character and goodness of God in the temptation of Adam and Eve, and Adam believed the devil over the goodness of God. So where do we get this perverse teaching of devils that God is evil and sends sickness to teach us lessons?

What I will say is that if whatever is afflicting you has not killed you yet, that is the mercy of God giving you time to seek Him and get His help through Jesus Christ in the power of Holy Spirit. That is why we wrote our Power Trilogy series.

St. Augistine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) wrote the City of God (413–426) which has a lot of very interesting and worthy statements and concepts, but also said everything that happens is the will of God and we should not fight it for God is in control. This is called the “Super Sovereignty of God,” and is a false teaching. His words on this are considered the source of making this a valid teaching among many Christians, whether they know what Augustine said or not.

On the otherwise, if that Super Sovereignty of God message is true, do away with the entire medical industry and the rescue industry and the police because they all fight or rescue people from things that happen from the god who is in control. Why would you fight God, a battle you know you cannot win, by using any means and fortune you have to get rid of or recover from that sickness?

So why do Christians worry about medical insurance and seek doctors and medicines to fight these lessons from God? That is, unless the lesson is “fight evil in whatever form it comes by whatever tools you can use!”

So no, which part of Heaven does God have sickness and birth defects and dying old age stored so He can send them as blessings?

If God sent it on you, don’t be a weak Christian, go deep with it. But before you do, ask yourself why did Jesus say:

Luke 18:1 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

It must be very important to Jesus to find people praying against unjust judges until He comes because He said in verse 8: “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Now prayer changes things, so why does Jesus want people to pray and change things when by our mouths we proclaim: “God is in control and everything that happens is for a purpose from God?”

Now if I remember correctly, Augustine had a friend, who got sick and was near death. Augustine recanted his “God is in control, and everything that happens glorifies God theory” and healed his friend in the name of Jesus. Augustine later wrote “Retractions”  recanting or clarifying City of God, especially the God is always in control part, but a different spirit got it out and it is still a main statement of many “spiritual people.” They may be spiritual perhaps, but of what spirit?

I am told that many study Augustine, but few even know about the Retractions. 

God is a God of order. Just look at the precision and reliability that the sun exercises every day. The sun rises whether you think about it or not, or can even be seen. Reliable and orderly like the greatest clock in the universe.

So, if you want to be spiritual and not contradict God, then we can say, “This sickness, evil, harm is not from God and God has a way to destroy it.”  “God is not teaching me through these evil circumstances” instead He wants me to learn of Him in Jesus to do what Jesus did and set myself and others free.”

Here is the heart of God:

Ps 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

Here we are commanded to continual proclaim and profess:

Ps 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with chesed/lovingkindness and racham/tender mercies; 5 who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”

Perhaps a good prayer is:

“Now Father, in the name of Jesus, have Holy Spirit teach me the things of God from Your Word so I operate in a way where, like Jesus, Peter and Paul, we can get people healed of sickness, disease, leprosy, demons and early death. I thank you in advance. Hallelujah! And Amen!

Now I happen to believe that God is in control when He can get someone to act like Jesus and exercise the dominion of God in the name of Jesus, and get people healed. The Kingdom of God is the exercise of the power of God in agape/love through humans. If a human will not do what it takes for God to move, the problem is not God. And the proof you are doing right is the supernatural healing like Jesus did.

Supernatural, diving healing in the name of Jesus is the exercise of the power of God, and the one that gets healed usually loves God more than before. So divine healing is one of the ways Jesus said to preach the Gospel.

To learn more and how to operate in this powerful truth so you can release God so He can heal, so He can reign through you, see our free material, articles and videos at our main website above. And for the fastest answers in times of trouble, get the Power Trilogy now:

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God is no respecter of persons. His ways apply to all, all the time. If you do not see God move, the problem is not on the “God” end.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

God is no respecter of persons. Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are now making, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)
Discovering Our Redemption
Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com


Divine Healing Styles

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One went into the hospital room, yelling, “He will live and not die, in the name of Jesus, devil, I take authority over you, now you hear and obey me in the name of Jesus! Death leave, sickness leave, body – be whole, now, in the name of Jesus.” The family inside was stunned and as they started to rouse in anger, the man got up healed. The family got excited and the minister led them to salvation in Jesus. The whole crew, including one nurse, all got “saved.”

Another went into another hospital room quietly and said, “I am here at the request of your sister, and his daughter. I know you may not agree with me being here, but she asked me and I ask you if it is OK if I pray for your father.” After a few moments, they said it was OK, and the minister walked over to the sick one, gently laid a hand on him and said softly, “Father, bless these people, they are going through a hard time and need Your help. Father, now bless this sick one.” And then he said, “In the name of Jesus, be blessed (spoken softly but firmly).” The minister turned around and said, “Thank you for letting me pray,” and as he did the man got up and said, “I am healed, this man is from God, listen to him.”

In both cases the minister then led all those present to the Lord and the family got born again in Jesus. Each one said, “Yes I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and has declared Jesus as Lord.”

Notice that the divine healing styles were different, but the results were the same, with quick miracle healing and family salvation. Style is relevant only if it provides the path for God to heal, save and deliver. That is because the style packages the intent of the minister.

While I never got a chance to ask, I am confident that the attitude of the quiet minister was the same as the words of the loud minister. The quiet minister just kept it inside. And if you get results with your style, keep at it. If you are not seeing results perhaps it is too much about you and your “style.”

So pick your style and go minister to people on the street and fill yourself with truth during the day. Todd White took ministry to about 500 people before he saw his first one quickly healed. That was after praying for 5-10 people a day for about 100 days. Curry Blake and Roger Sapp have similar testimonies. If you will work at it, you will find the “style” that works for you and the situation.

If you need help, get our Power Trilogy series from our bookstore. Otherwise enjoy being Jesus to someone else.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are making now, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

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Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)

Discovering Our Redemption

Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

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Reaping Time In The Gym

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Luke 7:11 “And it came to pass the day after, that he (Jesus) went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.”

Now who does this scripture say had faith to raise that dead boy? Only Jesus.

Matt 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”

Did the sick girl have her own faith to get healed? That is not what the Scripture says. It was her mother who had unstoppable faith to get her daughter healed. We have no record that the daughter was even capable of knowing about Jesus or that Jesus would heal her.

For all we know the girl was in an insane state and unable to understand much of anything. She even may have been chained to a tree like a wild animal. But the mother had faith.

And the same for Jairus to get his daughter healed, and the centurion to get his servant healed, they had the faith that got others healed. Neither Jairus’ daughter nor the servant evidenced any faith that got them healed. The sick ones did not have faith to get healed. The necessary faith resided in others. That is the key for us today.

Now someone had to have faith in God, and still it is the same, someone has to have faith in God, but not necessarily the one in need. So saying you always must have your own faith to get healed or any answered prayer from God is a demonic heresy, a doctrine of devils.

Since God is no respecter of persons, or anything God will do for one, He will do for another, is the standard of God. Do the right things and you will get the right results. Failure in any ministry or prayer is not an administrative decision by God, but a lack of doing the right things that allows God to work. It is always God’s will to do love.

But no or too little time in Holy Spirit Gym with the Word and presence of God, and there will be no strength to release God. Now why do you suppose Jesus spent so much time is the Scriptures, the Old Testament? That is where the strength is. His words are spirit and they are zoe life. And zoe life is what heals.

I got asked who was that famous minister where you healed this girl after the meeting. I will not say, but it is one who preaches strongly that you must have your own faith to be healed by God.

I know that the teaching that you must have your own faith to get healed is prevalent, but since we have been commanded to raise the dead along with cleansing lepers, restoring the maimed, healing the sick and casting out demons, I ignore that part of their message. After all, how many dead people can hear to have faith? Or those in a coma? Or the deaf who cannot read lips or sign language? Or how do you get little babies in the womb or less than 3 years old healed?

As for that girl I healed in the name of Jesus, I said nothing to her to build her faith. I had spent time building my true identity in Christ by renewing my mind with the super magnets found in “OK, GOD, Now What” to magnetize my heart to ever seek the Lord Jesus. I had done the faith labors, so I knew who I was in Christ a little better and got her healed.

[One lesson from the gym is that if you do not do the necessary preparation and maintenance you will not have strength when you need it. And you do know Paul prayed in tongues more than a whole church in Corinth, and Jesus spent all nights in prayer. You know those things, right? And if you know them you do them, right? Sorry, I find so many “Christian experts” who do not even know about these things, much less do them, I am always checking the basis of your authority to judge what I say.]

It is hard for me to believe that I or anyone else did anything to develop her faith right after the meeting. If anything, she was even more convinced after all that preaching that she did not have the necessary faith as she was not yet healed.

So I am very confident that it was my faith that got her healed and she really had little to do with it. After all, she had been waiting for the “big prayer” from me, and did not even get that. But she did get healed in the name of Jesus.

I think the healing process started the first time I ministered zoe life to her, but I knew she would get healed faster with a second touch. Since she let me minister again, I did. Those with strong religious demons do not usually let me minister again.

So how did you handle the statements made during the meeting made by the famous preacher that you must have your own faith to be healed? I usually spend the entire meeting praying in tongues under my breath during the meeting and often Holy Spirit prompts a refuting Scripture as the preacher preaches. (Holy Spirit also prompts supporting Scriptures when the preacher preaches truth.)

Then I follow this basic command. “Bless those who curse you and pray for them that despitefully use you.” I consider false teaching a curse and so I bless instead. Over the years I have seen this work so well that I have faith God will do it.

Now, if you do not have anyone like me to minister zoe life to you, you know, one who does not believe you need to have your own faith to be healed but that others can have faith for you. Or you are in an airplane at night and need relief by yourself. Then of course you are limited to only your faith in God by His Word in the Name of Jesus. Which, when you think about it, it true all the time.

So if you are waiting for some special anointing, impartation, revelation or anything else to obey Mark 16:15-20, then get off your duff, and go to Holy Spirit Gym and start doing what you already are called to. If anything the anointing, power and impartation are in the Word of God. And that is why we wrote the Power Trilogy, or as some call them, the Power Gym of God.

We are destroyed by lack of knowledge and lies so that we do not do the things that release God, not some administrative decision by God.

Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are making now, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Like Us On Facebook. Click Here: FACEBOOK

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)

Discovering Our Redemption

Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

Jesus Said It is Not Always The Big Prayer

Big church meeting, viewed form the back                                  Like it was at the big healing meeting.

I was at a famous preacher’s big, public meeting, and they had just had a healing service, with many miracles reported by the participants. I was just an attendee in this one.

Their healing testimonies ranged from headaches gone, to knees replaced, back and leg movement restored, cancers gone, hearing restored, vision fixed so glasses were no longer needed, to lung problems gone, etc. Jesus really got to do some neat stuff!

People kept coming forward to testify, but they cut if off after about 40 or so were videotaped. Since this took some time, and it was nearing lunch, most were ready to go.

So after the meeting, as we were headed out I saw a young girl, maybe 30 years old or so, sitting behind me. I asked if there was anything I could pray about for her. She said her whole body was in pain and she could not move her neck. She stood up so I grabbed her by one hand, and held it. She was looking for the big prayer, but I said nothing.

Then I said, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” And I said nothing more. This went on for maybe 30-40 seconds. I knew zoe life was flowing into her. Then I let go and asked her how she felt. She said better and she had felt something going on in her body.

So I asked for her hand again, and did the same again. No words, I just held her hand. She was again looking for the BIG PRAYER, but I said nothing. Then I said again, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17-18) This time I felt a slight stirring in me, and she was almost in a stupor, weaving.

I held on to her hand to keep her from falling as she swayed slightly. Then I told her I was going to let go so she would not fall down. (I am not big on people falling down or being knocked out when I minister. I find the results are better and more complete for them if I can avoid that – I think for many that is a way the demon gets the minister to not hold on long enough and less zoe life flows.)

After I let go of her hand I asked how she felt. She said better again, and then got this big smile, turned her neck, and moved her legs. She said, “I feel wonderful!” She got an even bigger smile and started dancing out of the pew and into the aisle. She said again even louder and more radiant, “I feel wonderful!”

The more she moved the better it got. She said it was all gone and kept dancing. Total time was maybe 3-5 minutes from when I first saw her and started talking to her. Me, I was also radiant. I love it when zoe life flows from me in the name of Jesus. She asked how I did that. I gave her a copy of our book, “OK, GOD, Now What,” and said it is all in there.

How about you? What is your experience with zoe life that others report?

We are destroyed by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are making now, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Like Us On Facebook. Click Here: FACEBOOK

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)

Discovering Our Redemption

Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com