Posts Tagged ‘Lord’

Welcome.  So far we have read that the Gifts of Healing are extra compassion, extra empathy, sensitivity
toward others, nurturing toward others, and comforting toward others.  They are also good listeners and want
to pray for others.  These gifts help heal a hurting soul and spirit.

But how do we categorize physical healings?  I believe physical healings are considered random miracles.

A miracle is an event that cannot be naturally explained?  When we talk about miraculous physical healings, the
root word of miraculous is miracle.  A miraculous physical healing is a healing that cannot be naturally
explained.

When does God physically heal?  As we read in the “Physical Healing” chapter, there is no blanket answer to God’s
supernatural physical healing.  If you do this or if you do that or if you have enough faith then God will automatical-
ly physically heal a person.  More often than not, God does not physically heal.

Physical healings are random and performed by the Holy Spirit.  In my personal walk with the Lord, there are
two circumstances in which God is most likely to physically heal a person.  More on that next week.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Last week we read that the twelve disciples had special authority to heal disease and sickness.

In addition to the twelve disciples, Jesus appointed seventy-two others with a similar blessing.                  

Luke 10:1  After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him in
every town and place where he (Jesus) was about to go.

Luke 10:8  When you enter a town and are welcome, eat what is set before you.  Heal the sick who are there  
and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you.’

Luke 10:17  The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to your name.

So far, the twelve disciples and seventy-two others had special authority (blessing) to physically heal 
in the name of Jesus.                                                                                                                          

Next week, one more group of people had special authority to physically heal.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.

Jeff                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Let’s answer the following questions:  Why are we here?  What is the meaning of life?

Jesus answered this question when the Pharisees (religious leaders of the day) asked him, what is the greatest
commandment?

Jesus summed up the entire bible (Old Testament and New Testament) with his answer.  The greatest command-
ment is “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul.”

This is why we are here!  This is the meaning of life!  This is why we were created!  To love the Lord
our God!

When we love the Lord and pray to the Lord and he answers with his wisdom, this is the relationship that God
wants from us (his creation) and has wanted from his people since the beginning of creation.

I think it’s important to remember that God is Spirit and is omnipresent and he is invisible to the human
eye.

Next week we will begin “Gifts of Healing.”

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.

Jeff

Angels 4

Posted: January 18, 2018 in Angels
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In Angels 1-3 we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve the believers.  One way that angels serve be-
lievers is to audibly deliver a message from God.  Another way that angels serve believers is to protect them.

In the following scriptures, we will read a different way that angels are used by God.

2 Samuel 24:15-16  So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from the morning until the time designated, and 70,000
of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.  When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem the
Lord was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, “Enough!  Withdraw
your hand.”

2 Kings 19:35  That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five
thousand men in the Assyrian camp.

Psalms 78:49-51  He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility-  a band of de-
stroying angels.  He prepared a path for his anger;  he did not spare them from death but gave them over
to the plague.  He struck down all the first born of Egypt.

Acts 12:23  Immediately, because Herod (Roman King of Judea) did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord
struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

As we have just read, angels are also used to bring God’s judgement and destruction on individuals and on
large groups of people.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.

Jeff

Angels 3

Posted: January 11, 2018 in Angels
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In Angels 1 and 2 we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve believers.  One way angels serve be-
lievers is by audibly speaking to them.  Most often, this is a message from God.

Another way that angels serve believers is to protect them.

Genesis 48:16  the angel who has delivered me from all harm-  may he bless these boys.

Exodus 23:20  See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to protect you along the way and bring you to the
place I have prepared.

Psalms 34:7  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Psalms 91:11  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;  they will
lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against the stone.

Acts 5:19  But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them
(apostles) out.

These scriptures tell us that angels protect the believers.  As mentioned in “Coincidence 6”, believers who
put on the full armor of God (righteousness, faith, salvation, word of God and prayer) as well as
continually listening to the Lord will be protected by his angels.  The believer will hear the warnings and
instructions that come from the Holy Spirit as well as Gods angels.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.

Jeff

Angels 2

Posted: January 4, 2018 in Angels
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Last week we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.

Now let’s read how the angels minister to believers.

Genesis 16:11  The angel of the Lord said to her:  “You are now with child and you will have a son.”

Numbers 22:35  The angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.”

Judges 13:15  The angel of the Lord answered, “Your wife must do all that I have told her.”

Mathew 28:5  The angel said to the woman, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who
was crucified.

Luke 1:13  But the angel said to him:  “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, your prayer has been heard.  Your wife
Elizabeth will bear you a son.”

Luke 1:30  But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.”

Luke 2:10  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all
people.  Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you;  he is Christ the Lord.

The previous scriptures tell us that angels minister by audibly speaking to believers.

In the following weeks we will read other ways in which angels minister to believers and the forms angels take.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

Bible Accuracy

Posted: August 17, 2017 in Bible Accuracy
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Have you ever heard the following question?  How can the bible be accurate when it was written years
after the events?

Let’s begin by examining the authors of the bible.

The second book of the bible is Exodus.  This book describes how Moses lead the Israelite slaves out of Egypt.  The
Egyptians were well educated.  They are also known to have the first scribes.  Although Moses was an Israelite, he
was raised by the Egyptians.  Moses was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter while he was floating in a basket
structure on the river nile.  Moses was raised by the Egyptian Pharaoh’s daughter and well educated.  He
could read and wright.

Let’s read some scriptures to confirm that Moses wrote much of the early bible.

Exodus 17:14  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and
make sure Joshua hears it, …

Exodus 24:4  Moses then wrote down everything the Lord had said.

Exodus 34:27  “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I
have made a covenant with you and with Israel.

Numbers 33:2  At the Lord’s command Moses recorded the stages of their journey.

Next week, we will continue to verify that Moses wrote much of the early scriptures.  Followed by a review of who
wrote each book of the bible.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff