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If I Were Satan

If you were Satan and your goal is to destroy as many lives as you could, what are the two institutions you could attack that would destroy more lives than wars and natural disasters combined?

Phase One: Medicine

If I were Satan, I would capture the medical industry and make it mine. For what other of man’s institutions could potentially inflict more harm?

I would infiltrate medical colleges and teach students to treat disease symptoms, rather then teach them how to heal the sick.

I would teach medical students that chronic disease is the result of natural manifestation, and disclaim any correlation between disease and one’s spiritual state of being.

I would create chemical drugs with lethal side effects, and tell medical students they must use only my drugs to treat their patients disease symptoms. I would tell students that natural substances can be harmful to the body and should not be used or trusted for treatment of the sick.

I would find greedy men who could care less about the well-being of people, and set up a drug enterprise designed to keep sick people sick. I would advertise my drugs on TV so people will ask their doctors to prescribe them.

I would take natural body conditions like pregnancy, acid reflux, hormonal imbalance, sinus infections, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes and make them a disease. That way, I could find more uses for my drugs.

I would be clever when using medical terms, so people will begin to believe their body cannot be trusted. I would use terms like, heart attack, spastic colon, and kidney failure.

Next I would mislead patients into believing they have a disease discovered through diagnosis; when in truth all they received is a specific diagnosis with a name. This will make it sound like the doctor has found a disease, and people can be “diagnosed” just in time to take a new drug of mine for the rest of their life.

Next I would use man’s government to protect my medical interests and drug industry. I would set up a Food and Drug Administration, and use it to deny citizens any form of real healing. I would use this FDA to my advantage by making it unlawful for anyone to make health claims without scientific proof. Of course, I would also control the researchers, and medical doctors who publish results of research, so results are kept in my favor.

I would refuse my agents to investigate any claims that suggest a correlation between vaccines and disease and death rates.

Phase Two: Church

If I were Satan, I would fill pulpits in churches with pastors who teach that God no longer heals the sick like people read about in the Bible. I would have these pastors teach that healing must be instantaneous to be called a miracle.

I would disguise the original meanings of the words “heal,” and “save” recorded in the Bible, so their full, true meaning and application is not understood.

I would put fear of persecution and public ridicule in the hearts of church leaders were they to teach that God actively intervenes in this physical world.

In this way I can deny God’s glory of healing by those who bear the mark of His Spirit and wear the name of His Son.

Over time, there will be very little knowledgeable and effective spiritual resistance to my induced sicknesses and disease. People will come to put more faith in medical knowledge than in the God of knowledge.

In this way, I can kill many millions of people because most people are raised up to respect the word and advise of medical doctors and preachers.

If I were Satan and wanted to destroy as many lives as I could, this is what I would do and how I would do it.

Jim Lynn is the author of The Miracle of Healing Your Church Today.

God Is Our Healer

Greetings in Christ,

As a people, Christians are sorry lot to look upon. The Bible plainly teaches that physical, emotional, and spiritual healing is available through Jesus Christ. And yet, when you survey most Christian congregations, the number of “saints” with chronic illness, is about the same as those chronically ill outside of the Body of Christ. Is it any wonder most church pews are empty come Sunday morning?

Truth is, Christians today are caught in a kind of vise that squeezes and tests their faith. One side of the vise is God’s Holy Word, from which our faith is derived. The other side of the vise is Church Doctrine, which in most cases teaches adherents that God has ended divine healing in the Church.

So it should come as no surprise that millions of people of faith abandon their faith in God to heal, and leave the Church altogether. Also, it is no surprise that Church leaders urge those in their flock who are sick to consult with a secular physician, without a thought of directing them to God first.

As the author of God’s healing Word, it has become my passion to put God back into healing, and healing back into the Church. I hope you will join me.

You may have been hurt spiritually by you Church. You may wish to work to educate leaders in your church on what the Bible teaches about physical healing. Or you may just want to fellowship with others whose faith in God to heal is strong. Whatever the case, welcome to this public message forum.

Feel free to post a new message, or post a reply to an existing message.

Many blessings,

Jim

God’s Healing Word

Take this pill and you may become addicted to gambling, sex, or even paint your home a dozen times. What pill does that, you ask?

Mirapex!

That is the accusation made by hundreds of lawsuits, which have been brought against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (BIP), the drug company that manufactures Mirapex.

Originally conceived for treatment of Parkinson’s disease back in the 90’s, BIP scientists recently discovered another market for Mirapex: People who have something termed Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

With this expanded market for RLS now in view and coupled with aggressive TV ads, BIP has increased annual Mirapex sales to $235 million in 2004 (up 63% from one year earlier).

Consequences: We reap what we sow.

People taking Mirapex are finding themselves feeling powerful urges to gamble, shop, have sex and eat compulsively. Many have stated that they find these urges uncontrollable, resulting often in broken marriages, bankruptcy, and host of psychological problems including depression and suicide. Many encounter legal problems in addition to everything else as a result of these compulsions.

There are even cases where the complainants have painted their homes ten to fifteen times in the course of two months, and other idiosyncratic behaviors. In virtually every alleged case, the person involved had no prior history of obsessive or compulsive behaviors.

Documented Mirapex clinical study side effects include, enlarged abdomen, suicide, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, convulsions, cataract, glaucoma, and prostate disorders.

Under the American Medical Association’s (AMA) guidelines, Mirapex falls under what the AMA calls “acceptable risk.”

A Safe Alternative to Relieve RLS Symptoms:

People that display strange sensations in their legs that keep them from sleeping or cause them to jump up and move around to relieve the discomfort, often find relief with a natural substance called essential oils.

By rubbing a mixture of grape seed oil, wintergreen oil, peppermint oil, oregano oil, and other oils on the lower back and on the soles of the feet, people often find immediate relief.

You would think AMA doctors would be quick to offer a safer alternative to Mirapex for relief from RLS. But here’s the problem: AMA doctors prescribe only by consensus. They could have their license pulled if they operated outside of what is called “acceptable practice.” Further, AMA doctors know of nothing else to prescribe except pharmaceutical drugs. For drugs are the modality they are trained in.

Mirapex is but one example of the many dangers that come with taking chemical drugs. Prescription drugs account for the fourth leading cause of death in the USA. You have to ask yourself: Is your life and health worth risking over a drug? There are safer alternatives. Your life is too precious and your body is too sacred to gamble with “acceptable risks.” We all deserve better medicine.

Our first live Tele-Webcast was a huge success.

To listen to the replay click on the link below.

http://godshealingword.org/Recorded_Webcasts.html

Jim Lynn
God’s Healing Word

World-wide, Live Webcast

With Jim Lynn and Dr. David Stewart

Tuesday, June 12th, 8 pm Central

Click to listen . . .

God’s Healing Word ministry invites you to join us for a world-wide, live Webcast this coming June 12th. Dr. David Stewart and Jim Lynn will discuss “Essential Oil and Healing From a Christian Perspective.”There is no cost and you can join in via the Webcast or by phone.

Here are the particulars:Topic: Essential Oil and Healing From a Christian Perspective
Format: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast — your choice)
Date: Tuesday, June 12th

Time: 8 pm Central
Cost: None
Registration: http://GodsHealingWord.org/Registration.htmlSubmit questions to David and Jim. They will answer your questions during the Webcast.

Replay available if registered prior to event. This is especially useful for those unable to attend the live event.

Register online at: http://GodsHealingWord.org/Registration.html

Many Blessings,

Jim Lynn

God’s Healing Word Ministry

http://godshealingword.org/

February 7, 2004: Traci Johnson committed suicide while enrolled in clinical trials of Eli Lilly’s Cymbalta. She hanged herself from a shower in the Eli Lilly facility where the tests were being conducted. Cymbalta is the new “wonder drug” designed by Eli Lilly to restore their flagging sales since Prozac ran out of patent. Traci Johnson was not depressed prior to taking the drug. She was a normal happy girl who enrolled in the clinical trial as a healthy volunteer in order to earn money to pay for her college tuition. Anyone with any signs of depression was barred from the trials. Traci’s death, and the death of four other people at the trial, were completely absent from the official records. The FDA backed this decision by Eli Lilly saying that the deaths were a confidential part of the trial. The FDA states that the deaths of people in drug trials COUNT AS A COMMERCIAL SECRET IN THE WORLD OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.

Commercial secret? Yeah, I guess. They keep the bones hide in their closet to keep the public trust. I don’t know about you, but where I come from that’s called a cover-up and it smells to high heaven.

What about the thousands of people who have committed suicide, and killed others after taking SSRI and other antidepressant drugs their doctors said were safe?

To read more Horror Stories visit Antidepressant Drug Horrors. on our ministry website. The people you see there are normal people. The only mistake they made was trusting their doctors when they were prescribed these killer drugs. When will the the Christian Church WAKE UP to the fact that taking prescription drugs is like playing Russian Roulette. The FDA and drug companies say prescription drug benefits outweigh the risks. That means they want YOU to accept death as an acceptable risk.

From a Christian perspective, any drug which can kill is not worth risking. We were freed from that prison long time ago by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our bodies are sacred in the sight of God and belong to Him. He is our Healer.

While this ministry is not against medicines that heal, we are opposed to any medicine that kills in the name of healing. Prescription drugs, like antidepressants, come from pharmacies which God’s Word condemns. The word for witchcraft or sorcery as used in Galatians 5:19 means “medicine from a pharmacy.” See our Blog article, America’s Great Pharmacy Seduction.

Jim Lynn

God’s Healing Word

http://godshealingword.org

One of the problems modern readers have in understanding events as the Bible relates them is the Bible’s tendency toward brevity. For instance, there is an episode found in Numbers 16: 46-50 where Aaron stops the advance of a plague with incense. But the account is so briefly stated, it leaves readers wondering. It states:

“Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take your senser and put
incense in it, along with fire from the alter, and
hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them.
Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has
started.”
So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst
of the assembly to make atonement for them. The
plague had already started among the people, but
Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for
them.

He stood between the living and the dead, and the
plague stopped.

But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition
to those who had died because of Korah.

Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to
the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped.”
– Numbers 16:46-50 (NIV)

Whenever I ask students in my classes how much real time do they suppose transpired between verse 46 and 50, the usual response is 30 minutes to an hour…A short time.

But what if the time had actually been much longer, say over a period of a week or several weeks? How would that change our understanding of the event. How would that change our understanding of what it was exactly that Aaron was doing during this time?

To understand why a much longer period of time was probable, we need to digress and look at an unrelated event recorded in Acts 12:21-23. The writer of Acts (most likely Luke) states that an angel of the Lord “immediately” struck Herod down, “and he (Herod) was eaten by worms and died.”

I had always envisioned Herod’s death as being somewhat immediate, but this wasn’t so. It wasn’t until I read the same account in a secular historical text written by Josephus, the first century historian, that I learned Herod’s death actually took five days (See Antiquity of the Jews, XIX, Ch. 8, Para 2).

Does Josephus’s account negate Luke’s account? Not in the least. Luke was more interested in why Herod was struck down, rather than in how long it took for him to die. Josephus was more interested in Herod’s suffering…He suffered horribly during those five days, by the way. Now go back to the plague account found in Numbers 16.

While God may have allowed the plague to begin, the disease itself was not supernatural, but natural. There is nothing to indicate otherwise, and this is important. Bible scholars interpreting scripture follow what is called the rule of language. The rule dictates that names, events, and places must always be considered as being literal, unless they cannot possibly be, in which case they are interpreted as being figurative.

Because 14,700 people died and Aaron intervened, we can reasonably assume two things. One that the plague was very real. And two, that fumigation played a major role in stopping it…All very realistic and certainly within the realm of being possible. The problem for us in understanding what exactly happened lies with the brevity of the account.

A transliteration from the Hebrew text of the latter part of verse 47 helps us to understand what exactly happened more clearly. it reads:

“He (Aaron) went into the midst of the people and
distributed (or applied, or brought forth) incense.”

The word “incense” used here “qetoreth,” pronounced “ket-o-reth,” literally means fumigation.

An exegesis of the words “stood between” in verse 48 tells us that Aaron was employed to remain (to dwell) with the people. Based on verses 47 and 48, we can reasonably assume Aaron literally went forth from family to family burning incense, fumigating each person and tent as he went.

Because we can reason that the plague was real and that there were over two million people involved (only men were counted…Numbers 1:44-46), it would had have taken quite some time for Aaron to physically complete his assignment by Moses. Such a large number of people would have required several days or even weeks to fumigate, and would have required a large amount of incense to be on hand.

Biblical and Talmudic formulas for this particular incense included three varieties of cinnamon, all of which are known today for their anti-infectious, anti-bacterial qualities. Other ingredients included a myrrh-related spice known for its anti-viral and infectious qualities (Exodus 30:34ff).

The smoke (the substance) of this Holy incense would have filled the air in and around the camp, and be inhaled by both the sick and the healthy. 14,700 people were killed before the plague was stopped, but it worked. It would be several thousand more years before modern man discovers the healing power of inhaling these same natural substances.

Today we know by inhaling these substances through diffusion they go first to glands located next to the brain, then to the lungs. From there these living substances enter the blood stream killing life-threatening pathogens wherever they are encountered on contact.

Today these substances are typically distilled from plants and come to us in the form of essential oils. Properly produced, essential oils are the most potent healing substances known to modern science. Not even man-made drugs can surpass their anti-infectious, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic qualities.

Whereas man-made drugs are toxic and often times lethal, killing thousands every year, essential oils are harmless, having few contraindications. They have been with man since the beginning, and continue to serve man today.

Maybe this is why the Aposlte James wrote:

“Is any one of you sick? He should call upon the elders of the
church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name
of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick
person well…”
– James 5:14-15

The more one studies the Bible, the more one comes away with the knowledge that God has provided for our well-being in all things, including our body.

Many Christians familiar with essential oils (known also as healing oils) know they were used to anoint both the Tent of Meeting in Old Testament Scripture (Exodus 30:22-ff), and Jesus Christ (John 12:1-8). However, few Christians are aware of the implications of those two events as they relate to:

1. James’ exhortation to anoint the sick with oil (James 5:14).
2. The role of essential oils in the healing ministry today.

The Christian Church is the Body of Christ (Ephesians 5:29-30). Individual Christians within the Church are physical members of Christ’s Body (I Corinthians 6:15).

Historically, the Tent of Meeting of the Old Testament served as a type, a pattern or as a shadow of the real Church to come (Hebrews 10:1). So when God gave instructions to anoint the Tent of Meeting with essential oil, He was in effect giving instruction to anoint the Body of Christ.

When Mary anointed Jesus years later, she physically anointed the real thing, what Old Testament priests could only symbolically anoint: The forerunner of Christ’s Body.

Under Old Testament law, no layperson could touch the oil used for anointing the Tent of Meeting, for it was sacred. Yet here is Mary, a layperson, anointing Jesus with a whole jar of precious oil and wiping His oil soaked feet with her hair. It was Mary’s way of honoring or blessing Jesus for raising her dead brother from the grave. However, in God’s eye’s, there is much more to Mary’s act than what many Christians realize (John 12:7).

What Mary did she did for herself, but God used the occasion to enjoin (bless) man’s flesh with the flesh of His own Son: Something that had not happened previously. Mary’s anointing of Jesus bonds all of humanity to the ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ paid for our physical and spiritual healing (Isaiah 53:4-5).

God stipulated healing oils be used in the Tent of Meeting because they are ordained (Exodus 30:25) to be the natural counterpoint of Christ’s divine healing ministry (Acts 10:38).

Israel (Jacob) called essential oils as some of the “best products of the land” (Genesis 43:11). And rightfully so. For they were valued for their natural healing qualities.

When Jesus, centuries later, received Mary’s anointing of healing oil, He confirmed the sacred healing role essential oils hold for us today (John 12:7). This is why Essential oils are the ordained (blessed) physical counterpart of Christ’s healing Body.

Whether people accept or reject the above account and their meaning is unimportant to this report. What is important is for people who use essential oils to understand why they were acknowledged in Holy Scripture, and set apart for use in the Disciples ministry of healing the sick (Mark 6:13; James 5:14).

God blessed essential oils and their use for healing, because these plant oils spiritually and physically bond mortal, corruptible human flesh to incorruptible, divine, eternal flesh in Jesus Christ. Essential oils serve as a reminder that it is God who is our Healer (Exodus 15:26).

Remember this truth and share it the next time you anoint a loved one with oils. People need to hear this story for edification, and to understand why it is anointing with essential oil is blessed of God for healing.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment.

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Jim Lynn is author of “The Miracle of Healing In Your Church Today,”
Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1-55369-206-3, Available in paper back at: http://www.trafford.com
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A pack of wild dogs run down and kill a rabbit for food. Knowing its life is on the line, the rabbit crazed with fear and panic, runs straight into the mouth of a waiting dog. As the dog’s jaw snaps close and its teeth sink into the rabbit’s flesh, the rabbit’s eyes are open wide in fear and it cries out a death scream that can be heard a kilometer or more away.

It’s all part of nature, I know, but I want to ask you. How does that death scene make you feel in your heart? Are you moved by it? Does that scene give your heart a thrill, or does it make your heart grieve in sorry for the way the world works?

Producers of television nature documentaries like to film predator animals hunting down and killing prey for food. They do so for ratings primarily, knowing that many people enjoy watching such scenes.

I know for many years my heart would thrill at the sight of such a hunt. But nowadays, my heart grieves at the thought. I either turn my eyes away, or I quickly turn the channel to avoid watching the spirit of an animal being filled with fear for its life.

Early American Indians understood every animal has a spirit, much like our own. So whenever they would kill an animal for food, the first thing they did was pray to the Great Spirit to ask for forgiveness in taking the animal’s life.

What does any of this have to do with healing the sick? Simply this: It wasn’t until evil entered the world that animals and men would begin killing one another. Every level of life now is threatened because of evil. Evil abounds. Now you may not consider one animal killing another as being the result of evil, but consider this:

Before sin entered the world, man ruled over the animal kingdom in peace, and ate only food from the plant kingdom. Neither did animals eat one another for food. The term “predator” was unknown. Animals eat food from the plant kingdom, just as man did (Genesis 1:29-30). The wolf sat down with the lamb in peace, and God called it good!

After sin entered the world, God placed a curse on the world (Genesis 3:17) and everything changed. After the great flood, He placed fear into the hearts of animals toward man, and gave animals over to man for food (Genesis 9:2-3).

As a side note, the Bible doesn’t say when animals turned on one another for food, but we know it had to be after the fall of man in sin. And here’s something else many of us may not be aware of. Just as God requires an accounting from every man for taking the lifeblood (killing) of another man, He also requires it of every animal (Genesis 9:5).

As things stand now, all creation (and we with it) groans for God’s curse to be lifted (Romans 8:18-25). When that time arrives, the wolf will once again lie down with the lamb (Isaiah 11:6), and peace will reign again.

Before anyone accuses me of eisegesis (reading into the text what it does not say or mean), I know Isaiah 11:6 is symbolic language referring to Jesus Christ and Peace found in His Body, the Church. However, it is my opinion Isaiah 11:6 also refers to a literal truth about life in heaven, which comes after the resurrection of the dead in Christ. There we will live and have access to the Garden of Eden with all its beauty restored. There, once again, we will enjoy an eternity of peace with all of God’s creatures.

I shared this message with you to highlight how evil has changed not only all of us, but all of creation. That we take chronic illness so much for granted, is witness to our ignorance of how evil can manifest itself in our lives through sickness and disease.

We think of ourselves as having died to sin as Christians, without knowledge that evil still abounds all about us hunting us down like a predator.

Just as Jesus overcame death so that we may have hope of the resurrection of our body and life eternal, He also overcame all things evil that we may live our mortal lives in peace, free of illness (Isaiah 53:4-5; Acts 10:36-18).

God through His Holy Word gives us the answers to life and health (2 Timothy 3:16-17). But a Bible unread is like a ship on the ocean without a rudder.

I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well (3 John 2).

As always, feel free to leave a comment about this subject.

Jim Lynn
God’s Healing Word Ministry
http://godshealingword.org

I want to tell you about a great mystery that has perplexed Christians of this generation. This mystery has stirred fear and created unrest within the Church. What mystery am I speaking of? It is the mystery of the power of faith to heal the sick.

The mystery of the power of faith to heal the sick is not ours alone. For despite given the power and authority to drive out demons and heal the sick, the twelve disciples, themselves, struggled to administer that power and authority to the sick

In other words, the twelve handpicked men of Christ struggled with the issue of faith to heal the sick just as we do today!

Let’s review some known facts:

We know Jesus sent His disciples out, two by two, to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. But before doing so, He gave them each a huge stick to carry. That huge stick is God’s authority and power (Matthew 10:1).

Armed with this big stick, the disciples were able to drive out demons and heal the sick of every known disease. Without the stick, these ordinary men were powerless.

But as we shall soon learn, just because these twelve were given God’s power and authority to heal didn’t mean they would always be successful. That’s because Jesus required the twelve to possess one thing more, which only they themselves could supply.

What was that one thing you ask? Faith!

In spite of having God’s power and authority to heal the sick, the disciples were powerless without their personal belief and faith that God would do as they asked of Him.

Mark 6:13 tells us when the disciples went out, they drove out many demons and healed the sick (Mark 6:13). Praise God! Imagine their joy and and the great enthusiasm which must have followed. They must have had many great stories to tell as a result.

But wait:

On at least on one occasion, things didn’t go so well. Not everyone was healed. The disciples had tried unsuccessfully to drive a lunatic demon from a boy
(Matthew 17:16).

When the boy’s father related this information to Jesus, he replied, “O faithless and perverse generation…How long shall I put up with you?” (Matthew 17:17) Obviously, Jesus statement was not intended to be directed directly toward the disciples, although it most certainly included them.

When the disciples later came to Jesus in private to ask Him why they couldn’t heal the boy, He answered them by saying, “because you have so little faith”
(Matthew 17:19-20).

That’s the mystery, the great mystery called faith, which the world fears yet today and has created division and strife within the Church.

Faith is the keystone that empowers God’s authority and power to heal the sick. How much faith? Jesus said with just a little faith nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:20-21).

Many years later, the Apostle James would admonish Church elders to pray over their sick in faith, and to anoint the sick with oil for healing (James 5:14-16). James had obviously learned the lesson of faith well from his own failure while in training with Jesus years before. For he was with Jesus the day the father of the lunatic boy approached Jesus.

Faith in God’s promise to heal is what separates men of faith in God, from carnal men who cower in fear or disbelief. This kind of faith is not intellectual or born of doctrine. It is a soul searching conviction (born of God’s Word) which touches the very heart of God.

Church elders today, who dismiss James 5:14ff, of course do not practice James’ admonition. To make themselves feel comfortable about their dismissal (and to be accepted by the world) they have Church doctrines which effectively puts God out of the healing business, and healing out of the Body of Christ (The Church).

The real question we should be asking ourselves is not whether God heals. The real question should be are we willing to believe and put our faith in God’s promise to exercise His power and authority on our behalf?

That’s a big question because faith to heal places God squarely into our midst, not far off in some unseen world. It puts Him right into our lives and world, much like our mother, father and children are part of our lives.

I have to tell you, many Christians are not comfortable with that thought. They fear God. They are more comfortable with a God that is somewhere over there, not here.

You see, faith for many Christians consists of believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. That’s good, but think about it. Faith to save one’s soul is a far cry from faith that falls upon Jesus Christ for healing.

The former is benign and requires little beyond intellectual acceptance, kinda like acceptance that the earth spins one revolution every 24 hours on its axis. People accept the earth spins and go on with their lives. No biggy. We regulate our lives by this spinning, and that’s about it. Likewise, many people willingly conform their lives as Christians to live a moral existence with a hope for the resurrection. They count themselves faithful if they attend Church regularly. That’s the extent of faith for most Christians. Unless they are forced to renounce their faith or be killed, there is little to challenge their faith.

The latter, however, goes much farther. It actively calls upon God’s power and authority with unwavering certainty to restore the human body to wholeness free of disease. That’s not something the world likes or accepts.

The implications of this kind of faith goes far beyond intellectual faith and being faithful to attend Church. This kind of faith stands squarely against the world and medical tests that says a person has cancer and has two months to live. It defies Church doctrine which does not believe in divine healing. It falls with conviction and certainty upon an unseen all powerful God that He will fulfill His Word to us. That, friends, is the kind of faith Jesus had in mind when he lamented, “O faithless and perverse generation.”

One of America’s Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, had a saying concerning America’s role in the world. He said America should walk softly and carry a big stick. Of course, that big stick was America’s military might.

As Christians, we are to walk softly and also carry a big stick, the big stick of faith that believes God’s Word. That many Christians have entrusted the world to the care of their bodies at the expense of forsaking God’s power and authority to heal speaks volumes about the size of the stick they carry.

Jim Lynn
God’s Healing Word
http://godshealingword.org