MGHM Healing Brief, 11/08

Standing Our Ground

A general tendency of Christians nowadays is to lie down and accept whatever Satan dumps on them, often with the tragic assumption that they’re yielding to the mysterious will of God.

There’s no confusion in the Bible, however, between "hell on earth" and "heaven on earth." We pray every Sunday, in fact, that God’s will may be done "on earth as it is in heaven"--and it was to make heaven-on-earth possible that Jesus died and rose to be Lord of the universe. See Ephesians 1:21-23 (New Living Translation):

Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.

Heaven's representatives

Notice two points: (a) all things are under the authority of Christ, and (b) the Church is His body--His hands and feet--on earth. Is the picture coming into focus?

So, as heaven’s representatives on earth, how are we expected to function? Not by giving our enemy permission to run over us like a Mack truck! The New Testament is clear from start to finish that we’re expected to stand and fight. Here’s one text among many, Luke 10:19 (New Century Version):

Listen, I have given you power to walk on snakes and scorpions, power that is greater than the enemy has. So nothing will hurt you.

                                              Crush the enemy

It’s plain here that “snakes and scorpions” are evil spirits, and that we are to crush them and their works--not to lie down and be crushed! And how do we crush the enemy and his works? By arming ourselves with the Word, speaking it with Christ’s authority, and standing our ground (see Ephesians 6:13).

The promises of God apply to anything that comes against us in this life. We have power and authority over every work of the devil without exception: over sin, sickness, infirmities, threats to our families, threats to our finances, and any human situation that expresses the devil’s hatred rather than God’s love.

   Blessed in every way

Let’s be confident, then, that “nothing shall by any means hurt us” when we arm ourselves with the Word and speak it with the authority that Jesus died to give us. And let’s build our lives on the understanding that Jesus has redeemed us from every curse (Galatians 3:13), and that we are “the blessed of the Lord”--physically and mentally blessed, emotionally blessed, financially blessed, blessed in every way.

                                                                                     Mary Graff  

Don't forget that . . .

God should be our first resort, not our last resort. Start taking time right now to build up the faith you need to receive His healing.

God is ready to heal us in every wayspiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

God heals all types of disease, pain, sorrow, and infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.

God wants us to be healed, to be "whole" persons enjoying abundant life.

God expects us to cooperate with Him in getting healedthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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