Afflictions Allowed by God
Genesis 32:24-32 NIV - Jacob was left alone. There wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. When He saw that He prevailed not against him, He touched the hollow of his thigh. The hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as He wrestled with him. He said, "Let Me go, for the day breaks." He said, "I will not let You go, except You bless me." He said to him, "What is you name?" He said, "Jacob." He said, "Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince you have power with God and with men, and have prevailed. Jacob asked Him, "Tell me, I pray You, Your name." He said, "Why is it that you do ask after My name?" He blessed him there. Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: (meaning) for I have seen God face to face and my life is preserved. As he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him. He halted (limped) upon his thigh. Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because He touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
I Chronicles 10:4 - Saul took his sword and fell on it.
1 Chronicles 10:13 - Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the Lord. (Spiritual insight: Saul did not repent.)
2 Chronicles 12:7 - When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the Lord came to
"Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them, but will soon give them deliverance."
2nd Chronicles 16:12-13 NIV - In the 39th year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet.
Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians. Then in the 41st year of his reign Asa died and rested with his fathers.
2 Chronicles 21:10,12,14,15 - Because Jehoram had forsaken the Lord, the God of his fathers...Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said, "This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says, 'Now the Lord is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow. Your yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.'"
(Scriptural insight: God allowed Jehoram's enemies, the Philistines and the Arabs, to invade and conquer.)
(God allowed Satin to attack his body unto death. Note however that God gave Jehoram 2 years, possibly to repent and get right with God.) (God shows a connection between sin and disease/tragedy in this biography.) (See book of Job-Chapter-1/)
2 Chronicles 30:15 - The Lord harkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
2nd Chronicles 30:19-20 - Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "The good Lord pardon every one that prepares his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his father,s though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary, and the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah and healed the people.
2nd Chronicles 32:31 - God withdrew from him, in order to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
Psalm 19:12-13 - Who can understand his
(own) errors? Cleanse me from secret
(unrecognized/unconfessed) faults. Keep back Your servant
also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I
shall be blameless and innocent of great transgression (and
free from it's consequences).
psalms/56-8.htm 8You have taken account of my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your
book? 9Then my enemies will retreat on the day I cry for help. By this I will know that God is on my side.
Psalm 139:23-24 NIV - Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me. Lead me in the way everlasting.
Proverbs 3:11 discipline
1st Samuel 2:34-35 NIV - What happens to your 2 sons, Hophni and Phinehas. will be a sign to you (,Eli) - they will both die on the same day. I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in My heart and mind. I will firmly establish his house, and he will minister before My anointed One always.
Job 1:6-12 KJV - There was a day when
the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also
among them. The Lord said to Satan, "Where do you come from?" Satan
answered the Lord, "From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking
up and down in it." The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect
and upright man, one that fears God and eschews (shuns)
evil?" Satan answered the Lord and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing
Have You not made on every side a hedge about him, his house, and all that
he has? You have bless the work of his hands; his substance is increased
in the land. Put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has. He
will curse You to Your face." The Lord said to Satan, "Behold, all that he
has is in your power. Only put not your hand upon him." So, Satan
went forth from the presence of the Lord.
Job 2:1-10 KJV - Again, there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves the Lord. Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, "From where (do) you come?" Satan answered the Lord, "From going to and fro in the earth and from waling up and down in it. The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, one that fears God and eschews evil? Still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved (incited) Me against him, to destroy him without cause." Satan answered the Lord and said, "Skin for skin; yes, all that a man has will he give for his life. Put forth Your hand now; touch his bone and flesh, and he will curse You to Your face." The Lord said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand, but save his life." (See 2nd Corinthians 12:7) So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown. He took a potsherd (piece of broken pottery) to scrape himself and sat down among the ashes. Then his wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die." He said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speak. What; shall we receive good at the hand of God and not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Job 42:10 KJV - The Lord turned (back/reversed) the captivity of Job, when he (Job) prayed for his friends (misguided counselors). The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:16 KJV - After this Job lived 140 years and saw his sons and sons' sons, even (to the) 4(th) generations. Job died, being old and full of days. (Spiritual insight: Satan is a legalist. He may present a case against us and win, if he has legal grounds.)
Ezekiel 54:2,4 KJV - Woe be to the shepherds...The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken.
Matthew 26:36-39 TLB in Kwikscan - 36Jesus brought them to a garden grove, Gethsemane, and told them to sit down and wait while He went on ahead to pray 37He took Peter with Him and Zebedee's 2 sons, James and John, and began to be filled with anguish and despair. 38Then He told them, "My soul is crushed with horror and sadness to the point of death. Stay here. Stay awake with Me." 39He went forward a little and fell face downward on the ground and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup be taken away from Me. But I want Your will, not Mine."
Mark 7:23 KJV - Evil things come from within and defile the man. [DEFILEMENT from things in common with our spiritual enemy: inherited iniquities, not yet under Jesus' blood, unrepented sins, wrong soul deposits/layers not yet loosed, holy opposites/replacements not yet bound to our soul, and soul layers (given to wrong/divorced sexual partners) not yet retrieved. Soul defilement ATTRACTS like kind of trouble, like a red flag to a charging bull.]
Luke 13:1-5 NIV - There were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, "Do you think these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! Unless you repent, you too will all perish. Do you thing those 18 who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! Unless you repent, you too will all perish."
John 9:1-7 KJV - As Jesus passed by He
saw a man who was blind from birth. His disciples asked Him,
"Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?"
(Note, even the disciples knew about family curses arising from sin.)
Jesus answered, "Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents, but (the
only reason being is) that the works of God should be made
manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is
day. The night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the
world, I am the light of the world." When He had thus spoken, He spit on
the ground, made clay of the spit, anointed the eyes of the blind man with
the clay, and said to him, "Go wash in the pool of Siloam (meaning Sent)."
He went, washed, and came (back) seeing.
John 11: 1-14 KJV - A certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent to (for) Him, saying, " Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick. When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not to death, but (is) for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be thereby glorified."
John 11: 11 KJV - He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep."
John 11: 39-44 KJV - Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time he stinks, for he has been dead 4 days." Jesus said to her, "(Did I not) say to you, that, if you would BELIEVE, you should see the glory of God?" Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I know that You hear Me always, but because of the people which stand by, I say it, that they may believe that You have sent Me." When He had thus spoken, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." He that was dead came forth.
Acts 9:3-12 KJV - As he journeyed, he
came near Damascus. Suddenly there shone round around him a light from
heaven. He fell to earth and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why
do you persecute Me?" He said, "Who are You. Lord?" The Lord said,
"I am Jesus Whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the
pricks." Trembling and astonished, he said, "Lord, what will You
have me do?" The Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city. It
shall be told (to) you what you must do." The men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no
man. Saul arose from the earth. When his eyes were opened, he saw no
man. They led him by the hand and brought him to Damascus. He was 3
days without sight. Neither did he eat or drink. There was a
certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. To him the Lord said in a
vision, "Ananias." He said, "Behold, I am here, Lord." The Lord said
to him, "Arise and go to the street which is called Straight. Inquire in
the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus. Behold he prays
and has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on
him, that he might receive his sight."
Acts 9:15-16 TNAB - 15The Lord said to him (Ananias)...16I Myself shall indicate to him (Saul/Paul) how much he will have to suffer for My name.' (Spiritual insight: Suffering for Christ's purposes is NOT the same as our secular/non-spiritual suffering. If we suffer FOR Him, it is of His origination/permission/purposes and NOT of ours or of Satan's initiation.)
Romans 1:28 KJV - They did not like to
retain God in their knowledge. God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are not convenient.
Romans 7:14-25 NIV - The law is spiritual, but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. What I want to do, I do not. What I hate, I do. If I do what I do NOT want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin (evil spirit and my consenting soul) living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me (that is, in my sinful nature). I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. What I do is NOT the good I want to do. No, the evil I do NOT want to do - this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do NOT want to do, it is no longer I who do it; but it is the sin living in me that does it. I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. In my inner being (my heart and spirit) I delight in god's law. I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am. Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thank be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Romans 8:1-4 NIV - Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the (Holy) Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. What the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. He condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Romans 8:14-39 NIV - Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. You did NOT receive a(n evil) spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the (Holy) Spirit of sonship. By Him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself testifies with our (human) spirit that we are God's children. If we are (His) children, then we are heirs (heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ) if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the One Who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the (Holy) Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies (and souls/mind). In this hope we are saved. Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently...
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among may brothers. Those He predestined, He also called. Those He called He also justified. Those He justified, He also glorified...
What then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all - How will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God Who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, Who died, more than that, Who was raised to life, is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ. Shall trouble or hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or sword? As it is written, "For Your sake we face death all day long. We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No. In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. I am convinced that neither death nor life, angels nor demons, the present nor the future, nor any powers, height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hebrews 12:5-11 KJVer - 5My son, despise not you the (rough/uncomfortable) chastening (mentoring/tutoring/ afflictions/instructing/educating/teaching/consequences due to your disobedience) of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him. 6Whom the Lord loves He chastens (punishes/disciplines/corrects) and scourges (whips/spanks - even Jesus Christ our substitute/propitiation/atonement) every son whom He receives. 7If you endure chastening (reprimands), God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not? 8If you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you illegitimate children and not sons. 9Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection (submission) to the Father of spirits and live?" 10They verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure (manner/wisdom/skill/judgment); but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. 11No chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but (rather/instead) grievous. Nevertheless, afterward, it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised (disciplined/trained) thereby. (Spiritual insight = Our parents do not give us a disease or harm, but rather a rebuke/admonishment so that we may be safe and also mature/learn from our mistakes.)
James 5:13 KJVer - 13Is
any among you afflicted (due to his/her
testimony for Christ)? Let him pray.
James 5:14-16 KJVer - 14Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15The prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up. If he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed.
1st Peter 1:6-7 - In this you greatly
rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief
in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith - of greater
worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire - may be proved
genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is
1st Peter 5:10 KJV - "Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered (abused/tortured/maligned for their testimony to Christ) a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you."
Revelation 7:14-17 TLB in Kwisk - 14"These are the ones coming out of the Great Tribulation," he said. "They washed their robes and whitened (bleached/purified/disinfected) them by the blood of the Lamb. 15That is why they are here before the throne of God, serving Him day and night in His temple. The One sitting on the throne will shelter them. 16They will never be hungry again, nor thirsty, and they will be fully protected from the scorching noontime heat. 17For the Lamb standing in front (center/at the heart) of the throne will feed them and be their Shepherd and lead them to the springs of the Water of Life. And God will wipe their tears away."
A speck of dirt/irritant/pollutant/contaminant can begin the formation of a snowflake or a pearl. The microscopic air particles mingle with the falling moisture, turning H20 into snowflakes. The sand gets into the shell of a clam/oyster resulting in a pearl being manufactured as a defense system to protect the irritant from harming the mollusk. When we repent and receive His forgiveness, then God can cover up/mend/repair our mistakes and turn them into precious things. He can recycle our badness/hurt and turn it into good, whereas the enemy intended it to ruin/harm/destroy us and others.
God allows 3 types of thoughts to travel across our minds - His, ours, and Satan's. Therefore, it may be that He also allows disease to attack our bodies. HOWEVER, as with thoughts, we can, in the name of Jesus, refuse and reject them. Think of the cancer patients. Many of them are taught to visualize their white blood corpuscles eating up the cancer cells. It does work, for those who believe, especially those who believe in His power. Satan would much prefer to attack and destroy a child of God than a nonbeliever. So do not be dismayed, if or when you are under attack. The greater the attack, the greater the threat you must be to God. Now isn't that an inspiration! Hang in there - with God. Don't quit. God and you are a majority. In Training Camp for the Army of God Norvel Hayes reminds us of the testimony of Betty Baxter born crippled. For 14 years her mom testified that God would heal her daughter. Not a single person stood by her side in agreement - except God. Tenacity!
Why would God ALLOW (NOT cause) extreme hurt/suffering. Because they are fixable (by doctors and also by Doctor Jesus) and temporary (if not when we are alive then in heaven). That is why He allowed His son Jesus to suffer on the cross. We can choose or reject God's healing miracles. We do NOT ask Him to fix us, because He did that 2,000 years ago. Rather He is now expecting us to speak to mountains/problems, in the name of His son Jesus! If we are not double minded + are tenacious, He will act as we speak - with audacity, not timidly, and do NOT back down when we do NOT see physical evidence, but rather stand on His Word/promises.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Children due to Parental Commission/Omission
There are multitudes of considerations. Sometimes a parent makes a wrong choice [to stay with a mate/date and the mate/date (deliberately or under the influence) abuses the child). During world war 2, many Jews could not bear to separate from their children and took them with them to be slaughtered by the Nazis, rather than gamble an unguaranteed rescue by complete strangers. Sometimes those parents knew of the encroaching danger, but cared more about protecting their businesses than their families. God planned before the foundation of the earth that His Son would be the crucified sacrificial lamb for the sins of those individuals who sincerely repented. We in cahoots with Satan slew the Messiah, while God looked the other way. Father God, in Your Son Jesus' name, we enlist our guardian angels to prevent our inadvertently harming our own children. We enlist the guardian angels of our children to protect them against all evil, even against the wiles of the enemy at our own hand. Lord, let us not force them to be doctors when you want them to be dancers. Lord, forbid that we would interfere in their destinies for which they were created. Lord, let us not forbid marriages made in heaven. Lord, let us not get in Your way. Lord we repent for all those sins of commission and omission (eg, being silent when we need to speak up). Lord, we accept your forgiveness. We ask of You to make right those wrongs and to reveal to us when and where we can make any amends, if not to them, then to their children or mates. Thanks, Lord. Finally Lord, with your help, we forgive both our parents for all those errors, sins and omissions which hurt us. We bless You with a grateful heart. In Jesus name. Amen.
Death Allowed by God
Remember, God "allowed" the death of His own Son, Jesus Christ.
It was His "permissive" will not His "perfect" will.
God made fertilizer out of that tragedy and grew up some awesome wonderful
consequences. God used shit and made perfume out of it.
Death of a Child
Larson, Susie - http://www.susielarson.com/blog/2012/12/26/disappointments-and-divine-appointments.html @ Blog
Allen, AA - (1911-1970) - God's Guarantee to Heal You - republished by -
Caption - Thus Saith the Lord, the God of
David thy Father, I have heard thy prayer; I have seen thy tears. Behold,
I will heal thee. KJV - This book "was written with the deep spiritual
conviction that God guarantees healing to those who ask in faith and that, when
healing doesn't come, there is a problem within the individual. When this
problem is corrected, then healing will come.
"If you follow them (God's instructions) as carefully as a doctor's
prescription, your healing cannot fail...Read and memorize as many (healing
Bible) verses as possible. Study the might miracles of healing...When the
tide of your faith has risen and doesn't waver, then it is time to enter the
healing line. Then, and only then, can you receive (and keep) your
healing. Search your heart and see if there Be any wicked way in you.
If God reveals sin in your life, you must repent of it IMMEDIATELY. "Begin
NOW to seek God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is possible that
whatever has prevented you from being filled with the Holy Ghost may also be
preventing you from receiving healing. Sincere people today have met with disappointment and discouragement because
they have tried to appropriate God's promises without taking taking care to
fulfill His commands. The name of Jesus is not a charm. It possesses no
magic. But it does possess power when used by those to whom He has given
'power of attorney' - the right to do business for Him in His name."
Having gone through a prayer line and not been healed then one may need to do the following:
1. Confess any sins to church elders (who must never reveal sins) and be prayed for/over by elders.
2. Tithe their 10% to God.
3. Attend regularly a church/fellowship which expects to see the Holy Spirit working miracles through its attendees.
4. Make sure you are right with God and
a. Have asked Jesus to forgive all your sins and be your Savior and Lord
b. Have been water baptized
c. Have asked for the baptism of the Holy Spirit
d. Pray regularly in tongues
e. Are not knowingly offending God
f. Are reading your Bible regularly
g. Are praying regularly
h. Are not refusing to forgive someone
i. Are not calling your suffering, good for the glory of God. This is a lie of Satan.
j. Are not waiting for God's time. Now is the appointed time.
k. Have faith (not hope) and immediate obedience to His Voice.
l. remember that your healing may be gradual rather than instant.
Take God at His word. Accept your healing as an (already) accomplished fast...It was accomplished...on the day that Jesus atoned for your sins. It was not accomplished today - but it is accepted today, and is effective in your life, as you follow the instructions of the Word of God for you deliverance...until you are in perfect health."
Banks, Bill - Deliverance from Childlessness - Volume 4 of Power for Deliverance Series - Part 3 - Roots of Darkness - Underlying Spiritual Roots & Doorways indicates there are 5 types of curses (1) Righteous (2) Unrighteous (3) Contamination (4) Spoken, Self-fulfilling (5) Vows. The righteous curse is the result of the Old Testament law being satisfied by the consequence (punishment). In parenting, a rule would be, "Let the punishment fit the crime." That is called justice and educational discipline. It is love, but not mercy. Jesus brought mercy.
Brown, Dr. Rebecca & Daniel Yoder -
Unbroken Curses - Hidden Source of Trouble in the Christian's Life -
must read for those who are stuck.
Author emphasizes that ignorance is no cause/excuse for Satan not to prosecute
and imprison us.
Curses due to a legal trespass by self or ancestor need to be repented of.
If this is not done the curses may repeat themselves, if not in our generation,
then in another generation.
Curses due to Satan's opportunism can be eliminated/broken in the name of Jesus.
If we have done all to no avail, then we need to lay on our faces, asking God to
reveal to us the trespass.
Chapter 2 Legal Grounds spells out breaking a curse from Satan due to Satan's trespass.
Chapter 3 Inherited Curses spells out how to break curses from non-Christian dedications.
Burt, Arthur - Around the World in 88 Years -
Chapter 3 The Storm "The bigger the man, the bigger the fall.
The spiritual principle is that you use everything against you and turn it
for you. That is what God had done for me. Matthew 15 talks
about the woman of Canaan. She saw it. She took the Word Jesus gave
her, 'It is not good to take the children's bread and
throw it to the dogs. (Gentiles)' She
turned it to her advantage. 'Yes, Lord, but even the dogs (Gentiles/rejects)
under the table feed on the children's
(chosen's/elite's) crumbs.' Jesus healed her daughter."
Chapter 4 Pastor Burt "I was slapped in the face and knocked to the ground by no less a person than our Lord Jesus Christ. I felt as if I was in a spiritual hospital...Because I wouldn't listen, God brought me down to where I was penniless and lacked food."
Chapter 10 Walking the Land "The Lord Jesus is our doctor. I built a doctrine out of that radical perspective, preached it, and practiced it...On this day, however, Mrs. Friday persuaded me to go to a doctor for the sake of my family, and I submitted...One night, it dawned upon me that I was going (to die)...The Lord spoke to me, 'Yes, you are going (to die). You will either go and do what I require you to do, or I will end your life."
Capps, Charles and Annette - Angels - Knowing Their Purpose - Releasing Their Power - www.charlescapps.com - Authors contend that God may allow trouble when we are ignorant of God's ability to rescue and thus fail to believe and appropriate God's help and protection. Every good and positive thought (especially God's/Jesus Christ's/Holy Spirit's words) spoken aloud in prayer or affirmation, will bring angels to our rescue in an emergency, (unless it is something of which we are capable of remedying). Hebrews 1:14. Are they (not God's angels) ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for (to) them who shall be heirs of (eternal) salvation? Holy Scripture also says, They have not because they ask not. Some ask, but without confidence/faith/belief. Doubt makes God's angels bound/impotent/useless/unable to help us. Capps also reminds us that what we say is what we often get. Watch your mouth. We empower/loose the devil and bind the angels of God with our tongues, when we do not put a guard over our mouth. We and our families are in immediate daily danger. REPENT now and begin afresh.
Cornelison, Zona Hayes (daughter of Norvel Hayes) Autobiography Avenge Me of My Adversary Chapter 2 The Authority of the Believer - "The authority that we have been given as believers comes through the Name of Jesus...Few believers... realize that they can make their body obey them in the Name of Jesus...We can use our authority in prayer against the enemy. The devil doesn't want Christians to learn about their authority, because he wants to continue his destruction...The devil knows that once we grasp our authority, we will dominate him and enjoy what is rightfully ours!" www.nhm.cc
Davis, Paul Keith -
Angels that Gather -
Chapter 1 My Eyes Were Opened "The Lord was actually causing (allowing/encouraging/permitting) seeds of corruption that existed within my soul to to germinate and bud, so they could be exposed and dealt with. Bob advised, 'The tares of your soul are blossoming; the Lord is sending the angels to gather them and remove them by the roots to be burned.' (Spiritual insight. Be reminded that God allowed evil to arise and wound Jesus, in order to accomplish His ultimate purposes.) 'The Lord has been putting His finger on specific issues and strongholds...allowing the Holy Spirit to eradicate...spiritual sinkholes of deception...3 serpents (are) deposited in us in our mother's womb...lust of the flesh...lust of the eyes...pride' which we need to enlist the Holy Spirit to extract (like a dentist), regardless of the pain/fear/discomfort.
Chapter 4 The Transition shares that mantles/destinies have been abandoned due to ignorance and lack of intimacy with the Trinity. However, we can pick up those lost purposes, as we the bride of Christ chase after the Groom. Menacing bullies/ tormentors/demons can intimidate us; but when we wake up/mature spiritually, we recognize that they have in fact become steps on which we climb into the authority of God, in Jesus Christ. Life's past thorns have become a crown of triumph, as did Messiah's thorny path and crown. A Jew becomes a jewel. A lemon becomes lemonade. Clay into bricks. God sometimes tricks the trickster. Hooray. In the Old Testament, Joseph told his brothers that those things they had intended for evil, God had used for good.
Genesis 45:8 So it was not you (brothers/evil) who sent (allowed/permitted/destined) me (Joseph) here but God.
Eckhardt, John - Prayers That Rout Demons - www.impactnetwork.net - Introduction "Many believers suffer unnecessarily because they fail to exercise their authority...Satan has been defeated through the cross. Principalities and powers have been spoiled (Colossians 2:15). We are enforcing this victory through our prayers. We are executing the judgments written."
Hayes, Norvel - How to Live and NOT Die -
www.nhm.cc - A must read.
Chapter 15 Stick Close to the Blessings "Whatever situation you're in, it's your own fault. It isn't God's...or even the devil's. It's yours...My mother died from cancer at the age of 37...(Jesus told him it was) because of the church she went to...Because you love Jesus is NO sign that He's going to heal you. You have to...confess Him daily as your Healer."
Chapter 16 Stick Close to the Gifts of the Spirit "The Spirit of God...doesn't agree with you or your church. He agrees with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John...We are told in Hosea 4:6, 'My people (God's people) are destroyed for lack of knowledge.'
'Don't you think, Brother Norvel, that somewhere in the world, there might be a case where it's NOT the Lord's will to heal?' NO! And neither does God! 1st Corinthians 12:7 says, "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to EVERY man to profit.'"
"The authority of God...requires you to pray for yourself and walk the floor every day, boldly saying, 'NO, you don't Satan. You're NOT doing that to me. I won't accept this disease, in Jesus' name. No, you don't! Jesus is my Healer!'"
"Begin to say, 'Jess, I believe. I believe, Jesus.'"
Johnson, Bill - The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind - www.billjohnsonministries.com www.ibethel.org - Chapter 5 Becoming Students of Miracles - "Most people's ministry involves trying to get God to fix problems on earth, when we should be commanding the storms to be calm. We should see situation from heaven's perspective and declare the word of the Lord and watch heaven invade."
Kendall, RT - Thorn in the Flesh - www.daystar.com - Joseph told his brothers that their sin towards him, God had used for good. What the enemy intends to use for harm, may be used by God for good. The story of Job is another example of this.
Osborn, Tommy Lee (TL) - Frontier Evangelism -
Many quote Psalm 34:19 KJV "Many are the afflictions of the righteous."
"This does NOT mean sicknesses as some would have us believe. It means
trials, hardships, persecutions, temptations, etc., but never (disease,
meaning) sicknesses or physical disabilities (due to
inheritance or injury)." In scripture the question
is, "Who has done this? Who has sown these weeds? Who or what has
caused this disaster? Who can we blame for this disease/problem?"
The answer was and is, "The enemy (Satan) has done this." Not God! God may
have given Satan permission as He did to Job. In Job's instance, each
tragedy was a spiritual test. Abram had a spiritual test when asked to
kill his son Isaac. Jesus had a spiritual test in the dessert. These
tests were temporary, not lifelong; perhaps because they passed the test.
Those who wandered 40 years in the desert, never did pass the tests, never did
"When a teacher 'instructs' his student, he may employ various means of discipline, but never sickness. When a father 'trains' his child, he chastens by different means, but never by imposing a physical disease upon him. For our Heavenly Father to 'chasten' us, does not require that He lay a disease upon us." (Remember it was Satan, not God, who slew Job's children. It was Satan, not God who made boils to appear on Job's skin. Even so, this was done prior to Christ's redemption on the cross. Nonetheless, God's nature never changes. Job never sinned and Job continued in God's favor, for better or worse, just as it ought to be in a marriage. In due time God did rescue Job.) "Our diseases were laid upon Christ. God could NOT require that we bear, as punishment, what Jesus has (already) substitutionally borne for us. Christ's sacrifice frees us FOREVER from the curse of sin AND disease which He bore for us."
Prince, Derek - Rules of Engagement -
Prince reminds us of scriptural examples of afflictions allowed by God.
In Exodus 4:24-26 NKJV after Moses had been commissioned to free the
Hebrews (Jews) from being held as slaves by the Egyptians, "the Lord met him and
sought to kill him. Then Zipporah (his wife) took a sharp stone and cut
off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses' feet and said, 'surely you are
a husband of blood to me.' So He (the Lord) let him go. The she
said, 'You are a husband of blood!' - because of the (required Jewish)
circumcision." Moses (at age 80) was disobedient. He had not
fulfilled the covenant sacrament/ritual of circumcision on his son at 8 days of
age. Even though he had been raised as a Gentile and may not have known
the synagogue's/church's rules, he was NOT exempt. Ignorance is NEVER an
excuse. Violation of any of God's spiritual laws brings a curse - always,
especially for those who oversee others. Here we see that God wanted to
strike out at Moses, the father, rather than at the son...
2nd, Moses' disobedience would have become a root cause of any subsequent family curse...Sometimes God allows a family curse/sin consequence to follow forgiven sins. There could be a number of reasons. Perhaps a root cause (such as pride, lust, power, self-sufficiency, etc) has not been dealt with? God through Nathan said to King David in
2nd Samuel 12:10-14 NJKV "'10The sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.' 11Thus says the Lord, 'Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house. I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12You did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.'"
13So David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." Nathan said to David, "The Lord also has put away your sin. You shall not die. 14However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die"...
Prince contends that testing is needed to flesh out and correct character/personality defects/disorders. If we fail to finish the 101 course God is trying to teach us, then we will flunk and have to repeat it, maybe continually. This is NOT the traditional Catholic belief that it is good to suffer and reduce our time in purgatory. This is a separate issue. For instance one may need to deal with unforgiveness. (Henry Wright has a novel theory. He contends that female left side ovary/breast cancer may be related to blood-relative female unresolved bitterness/unforgiveness issues, while right side ovary/breast cancer may be related to non-blood female unresolved relationship bitterness/unforgiveness issues. 11/2005 Sid Roth radio broadcast. www.sidroth/radio.org + www.pleasantvalleychurch.net ) What Jesus Christ did for us is a historical fact, but is null and void if we fail to 1st know, 2nd to believe, 3rd to appropriate.
Sumrall, Lester - The True Story of Clarita Villanueva - www.lesea.com
Chapter 6 Seven Important Facts About Demon Possession shares that disease/sickness can
1 - be a direct consequence of Adam's sin - Romans 5:12
2 - be a result of our parent's (ancestors') sins (for which we can repent and be rid of) - Exodus 20:5
3 - result from an attack by Satan upon the body - Job 2:4-7/Job 42:10-12
4 - be a direct judgment of God because of some special sin - 2nd Kings 5:27 (leprosy)
5 - result due to wrong thinking or wrong eating
6 - be part of our appointment with death - Hebrews 10:27
7 - due to demon possession (devil's power)
a - Christ's power is superior to any other.
b - Christ has given His power to His disciples.
c - Demons are afraid of Christ's disciples.
d - Demons recognize God's true disciples.
e - Demons know their time is short.
f - Demons know that blood of Jesus is able to defeat them.
Boom, Corrie -
Tikkun, YM (pseudonym) - Whispers of the Shepherd - publisher -
Spiritual insights/inspirations - Climbing Mountains -
"Do NOT trust your reason
or understanding." Allow His Spirit to mentor your spirit.
Then finish the race set before you; do not quit. He will transform our giant
mountains/obstacles into gifts of great price. When we look back we will
be extremely grateful for what we have been blessed to learn, lessons that would
have been unavailable to us otherwise. He will turn lemons into lemonade &
manure into fertilizer (+ explosives with which to blow up the enemy Satan & all his army, in Jesus' name).
Ostriches Do NOT despise anything, except evil and it's source Satan. "Everything I create brings a teaching - a revelation of deeper truths and realities. It is surprising to find that which the world sees as foolish is, in fact, a rich spiritual treasure? I choose that which appears to be foolish (like the ostrich which sticks its head in the sand) in order to confound the wise and the arrogant." Do NOT dismay if you are despised. Remember, even Jesus Himself was despised for awhile. The mind cannot discern the things of God. Only the inner man, one's spirit can do that, by the grace of God.
Walden, Franklin (senior) - The Unmistakable, Visible Anointing- Following God's Calling for over One-Half Century - www.franklinwaldenministries.org autobiography - A must read! Chapter 8 Family Time God did not obey Franklin's expectation to heal him or to take him to heaven, instead of his going to a hospital. Nope, God wanted him to go to a hospital, 1st, and then heal him there with prayer and medication. It was a test of Franklin's obedience to God, somewhat like Abraham's obedience of offering up his son Isaac on an alter.
Fierce Wind and Waves
by Yolanda Ballard
- 3/2014 - Prophetic words,
"I didn't bring you this far through the storm without 1st showing you the way that you are to go.
Yes, I am the light in a dark place. I am raising you up to be the same. Cast off the chains that bind you for you are beginning to run. You will carry a message that will set many captives free. I will heal multitudes through you, raise the dead, heal the blind eyes so that they can see My truth & hear My words of life proclaimed...
It all begins with you to not waver at the circumstances that surround you to take a stand for the land as a lighthouse of courage and strength. Climb up upon the mountaintop so you can see the horizon by faith.
Do not look at the wind and the waves. Take a hold of My hand. We will walk upon the waters together.
We will take the land. My will be done, My kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. "
Renner, Rick @ https://renner.org/devotionals/stop-murmuring-when-god-is-trying-to-change-you/ 10/21/2020
HEALing TIME + Baptism of Suffering
Branham, William M - (Demonic) Diseases & Afflictions - https://branham.org/en/messagestream/ENG=50-0100 1950 - @ https://branham.org/home
Brown, Tom - Immunity
from the Devil -
"My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. (John 17:15-16) Jesus also said, "They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.'
Jesus was not of the world. He had immunity. Look at Jesus' immunity:
John 14:30 'He has no hold on me.' That ought to be your confession. "Satan has no hold on me.
John 7:44 'Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.'
Say, "No one can lay a hand on me.
John 8:20 'Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come.'
Make this your profession, 'No one can seize me, because my time has not yet come.'
John 10:39 'They tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.'
Come on, say it: 'When people (or demons) try to capture me, I will escape from their grasp,' in Jesus name.
John 10:18 'No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.'
Boldly say, 'I am not of this world. No-one (evil/human) can take my life from me (prematurely).' Most would agree that Jesus had immunity, but they balk at the notion of the believer having immunity...We are not to live by experiences but by the Word...Godís promises are conditional, including the promise of immunity...'We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.' (1 John 5:18)...
What is the key to exercising this immunity? The key is your mouth...(Your mouth must line up with God's Word - 24/7.) I will SAY of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' (Psalm 91:2)"
Cooke, Graham Graham Cooke "Throne Room" -
Often what we perceive as obstacles/hindrances/hurdles/hurts are in fact spiritual helps.
Ferrell, Emerson and Ana Mendez -
ASSUME THE POSITION - 4/28/2009 - editorial
"I am waiting on a generation who understands our fight against the devil is to purify our souls."
Purpose of Accusations -
Torrefuerte, Ana Mercedes http://web.me.com/arayini/PROPHETIC_NEWS_/Highlights/Entries/2009/8/7_
Government_Kingdom_Conference.html "Ana (Ferrell) www.voiceofthelight.com proclaimed word calling to her people a holy convocation in that place, the sounds of the trumpets in heavens were heard and for the new generation to move forward in their own understanding and to bring themselves in tune into what God is doing in the present. The Spirit of God spoke to His church through His prophetic voice exclaiming (asking) to what point would we let Him work in our lives? To what point would we allow Him to transform us? How far into the impossible would we go for Him? How far are we willing to follow Him and not man? 'Enter into the secret place,' said the Lord 'and render your life to me, search for the truth.' I emphasize that when the prophets were speaking, it was because they could hear the wounds of the Bleeding Father."
Perry, Michele - 6/23/2008-7/7/2008 radio
broadcast #1597 shares that God showed disabled guest
Michele Perry her new parts being called into shipping
from the parts room where they were housed in heaven. She is still
disabled from birth, but very encouraged that her healing is forthcoming.
While she is waiting she witnessed a polio victim receive his healing of a
"Michele Perry lead an outreach in southern Sudan that is connected with
Rolland and Heidi Baker's ministry."-
Stress is a gift. - http://www.crmlearning.com/stress-is-a-gift - Watch Full Length Preview - "Nature intends for living things to face adversity from time to time, and that stress can serve an important purpose...The Biosphere project (is) a glass-walled dome in the Arizona desert where scientists monitored dozens of varieties of plants and animals. They discovered that without the stress of occasional winds, sturdy Acacia trees failed to develop the specialized bark necessary to grow strong." Ponder one's own stress patterns. Do we "avoid challenges, thereby missing out on chances to learn and grow?" (Adversity to the mind, body, and/or spirit seems to be just what Doctor God ordered for health, spiritual backbone, suppleness of body and mental acuity. Perhaps a little goes a long way, but none at all seems to be a minus, at least here on earth in its present environment. In hindsight, a lot of us would not be spiritually where we are today - if God had not allowed all the specific problems/hardships/consequences that we have experienced to date. Thanks, Papa God. Father knows best.)
Tompkins, Peter & Bird, Christopher -
Secret Life of Plants -
Internet book review by one intrigued by the paranormal (which is the dark
evil use of demonic power, inferior and opposite that of Holy Spirit power and
operations) Authors publish findings of Cleve Backster who documented
plants' emotional response to trauma and to premeditated trauma.
Also see 6/26/2008-7/2/2008 Science & Technology section of
Secret Life of Plants "is about much more than just plants (perceiving/responding/communicating), and delves quite deeply into such topics as the aura, psychophysics, orgone, radionics, kirlian photography, magnetism / magnetotropism, bioelectrics, dowsing, and the history of science. It was the basis for the 1979 documentary of the same name." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Plants - Where is the line of demarcation between "normal science" and spiritual (demonic/paranormal or supernatural/Godly)?
Baldwin, Ian - based his research on Backster's work. http://www.plantphysiol.org/cgi/collection/plant_herbivore_interactions
Baldwin, Ian - nicotine research http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118488467/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
"Plants completely lacking nicotine in their nectar had 68Ė70% more nectar removed." Nicotine was tested as an insecticide. We know today that nicotine based insecticides are a major cause of bee colony collapse.
Wommack, Andrew - Walsall, England - Why Isn't Everybody Healed? - 3/26/2008 - http://www.awmi.net/tv - 1st in a TV series beginning with the testimony of Shirley Vaughn. Wommack found that when a person is prayed for and does not receive their healing that it may be a heart (motive/wound/root/spiritual/demonic) issue rather than a head (knowledge/ intellectual/legal/medical) issue. One can know and even quote scripture without getting well. Shirley had digestive problems for 40 years, unto death. It took more than one prayer. It took ministry until she understood that she had a spiritual war on her hands and was willing to fight it herself at home. She had to change her thinking, so that she saw herself well, not as an invalid. [TV Program offers a 4 testimony DVD/CD T3005D Healing Journeys volume #1 which includes Shirley Vaughn's testimony + CD T1036 God Wants You Well spiritual explanation of cited healings. Check out the Radio page for MP3 downloads.]
FAILURE to CONTEND
COMMENTARY - Besides one's
ignorance of his royalty rights and kingly assets, a huge reason why God's
children do NOT receive their (spiritual/worldly) inheritance
(healings/deliverances/salvations), is due to failure to CONTEND. Moses
had to contend with Pharaoh for the Hebrew slaves to leave Egypt. The
Israelites had to contend with the occupants of Canaan, which was already deeded
to them by God. Many Americans have been fed with "a silver spoon" and are
clueless/oblivious to the sacrifices, costs, and responsibilities inherent in
their blessings, to which they are so accustomed.
Satan and his gang are sort of like the local school bully (the pit-bull from the pit of hell with a lot of bull shit talk, in other words, a lot of toothless intimidation). If or when we stand our ground, the enemy has to back off or flee, because Jesus our Lord already won the contest when He died and rose on our behalf and sits in power at the right hand of God (where we also are seated, if we take time to notice).
Jakes, TD -
Jakes, TD - http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/the-potters-house/the-crown-has-come-to-ziglag-232470.html - 10/23/2011
Jakes, TD - http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/the-potters-house/the-crown-has-come-to-ziglag-part-2-234446.html -10/30/2011 - The greatest pain produces the greatest promotion and/or the greatest destiny when we expect and call forth every blessing, in Jesus' name. (Put a demand on the treasury in heaven. Put a demand on the seed sowed with tears.
Put a demand on Satan to loose back to you with interest what he has stolen.)
Jakes, TD - 3/6/2015 - repeat of 2014 pastor's annual convention from source http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/the-potters-house/broadcast-archives.html (When bad things happen to good people, it may not be the devil, per se, but God allowing Satan, God's timing for us to grow up, to be pruned of our inept self protections, to be prepared for our destiny in Him.)
Persecution &/or Martyrdom
Voice of the Martyrs - http://www.persecution.tv/media/pr/pr.html
PRAYER: As much as I moan and groan under the tyranny of our diseases and misfortunes and oppressions, life is an adventure of learning that I am delighted and grateful to receive from these winds of trouble; and like the tree under stress and storms, would not have grown properly or quickly nor well, especially not matured spiritually, without such maladies. Thank you Father God, brother/husband/doctor Yeshua, and professor/counselor/comforter Holy Spirit. Nonetheless, I enlist the help of my army host and all other holy heavenly help to stand/contend against anything NOT in alignment with the 3rd heaven and to receive delivereance, healing, health, sound mind from the Trinity available to me, right now, in Jesus' name.