THERE ARE TIMES IN OUR WALK OF FAITH THAT WE EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES.
THERE ARE TIMES IN WHICH WE FEEL THAT THE BURDENS AND THE TRIALS ARE TOO MUCH TO BEAR.
IN THOSE TIME WE TRY TO CLAIM THE PROMISES OF HEALING,
AND DELIVERANCE THAT GOD GAVE TO HIS EARTHLY PEOPLE ISRAEL UNDER COVENANTS, IN THE PROPHETIC PROGRAM.
AFTER ALL 95% OF THE BIBLE IS TO AND ABOUT ISRAEL.
IN SUCH TESTING TIMES WE TEND TO FORGET THAT WE ARE THE NEW CREATURE,THE BODY OF CHRIST,AND THAT ALL OUR SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS ARE IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST AND THAT WE ARE INSTRUCTED BY CHRIST TO FOLLOW PAUL TO FOLLOW HIM.
BUT WE SUFFER.
AND THE SUFFERANCE SEEMS TOO MUCH,
UNBEARABLE,ESPECIALLY WHEN WE SEE PEOPLE WE LOVE AND CARE FOR GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES AND WE ARE IMPOTENT TO HELP THEM.
IF THEY ARE SICK,MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY WE WOULD LOVE TO LAY HANDS ON THEM AND SEE THEM HEALED LIKE WHEN JESUS HEALED HIS PEOPLE OR HIS 12 APOSTLES PERFORMED MIGHTY OPERATIONS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY GHOST OF GOD.
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Matthew 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Mark 16:18 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.
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
James 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
WHY ,WE SAY,WHY,CAN'T WE CLAIM THE SAME POWER? AFTER ALL :
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
THERE IS AN ARMY OF CHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS OUT THERE WHO CLAIM SUCH PROMISES AND ALLURE THE BELIEVERS AFFIRMING THAT ALL THE BIBLE IS TO AND ABOUT US,THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE "SPIRITUAL ISRAEL" AND THAT THOSE PROMISES AND POWERS ARE OURS.
BUT THE REALITY IS DIFFERENT,THOSE CHURCHES ARE NOT WALKING IN THAT PENTECOSTAL POWER,THEY PRETEND THEY DO,BUT THE SICK AND THE SUFFERING ARE STILL SICK AND STILL SUFFERING.
THE HEALTH AND WEALTH PROSPERITY GOSPEL IS A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL.
THE ONLY ONES WHO PROSPER FINANCIALLY ARE THE SELF PROCLAIMED FAITH HEALERS,PSEUDO APOSTLES AND PROPHETS OF A CORRUPT DENOMINATIONAL SYSTEM THAT COLLECTS TITHES AND OFFERINGS IMPOSED ON IGNORANT CHURCH GOERS.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2 Timothy 2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
WE WE MUST SEE THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE BODY OF CHRIST.
WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WHILE THE LORD DOESN'T CHANGE,HIS DEALINGS WITH MANKIND CHANGE ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THE WORD OF TRUTH.
OF COURSE THE DENOMINATIONS USING CORRUPT BIBLES HAVE ELIMINATED THE WORD DISPENSATION BUT IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE THE WORD DISPENSATION IS PRESENT 4 TIMES:
1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
PAUL WAS ABANDONED LONG TIME AGO:
2 Timothy 1:15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
WHEN WE ARE SICK,OR DEPRESSED,WHEN WE ARE SUFFERING,WHEN WE SEE OTHERS IN PAIN WE CAN PRAY,WE SHOULD PRAY WHILE SHOWING MERCY AND COMPASSION TO THOSE WHO ARE AFFLICTED OR SICK.
PAUL TELLS US HOW:
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
INDEED HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.
IT WAS SUFFICIENT TO PAUL IT IS SUFFICIENT TO US.
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT.
TRUST HIS GRACE.
TRUST HIS ALL SUFFICIENT GRACE.
WE ARE HIS BODY AND MEMBERS IN PARTICULAR.
GLORY TO GOD ALONE