Monday, June 16, 2014

Persistant Faith

Last week, I and one other person were privileged to pray for a middle-aged Christian man, Gary, who had liver cancer. I sensed the presence of the Lord strongly when we anointed him with oil and commanded the cancer to leave. As the session ended, I felt like the Lord had stressed three points to Gary. Maybe they will speak to you in your situation, too.

Know The Resurrection’s Power of Christ

The Lord gave me a vision for Gary. I saw the inside of a hole in the ground in the woods. The bottom was covered with a single row of large soft leaves like Lamb’s Ear. When I looked up, I saw the simmering rays of the sun illuminating the bed of leaves. It was a peaceful even joyous scene. Then the sunlight left and a flashlight entered the hole. Its light went from side to side like it was searching for something. Then I sensed it was a grave.

What does this mean Lord?

“You can search all you want, but I am not there. The empty tomb is all the proof you need to know that I rose from the dead to give you power over the works of the enemy. Come boldly before the Throne of Grace.”

Take Communion

Taking communion frequently helps us to remain focused on Christ and what He has done. The Resurrection of Christ was not for the forgiveness of sins alone, but it also gave us the power to renew our mind and receive healing for our body as well

Psalm 103:

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me,
Bless His holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forgot not all His benefits.
Who forgives all of your sins
And heals all your diseases.

Keep the faith.

Then at the end, the Lord said this:

“Tell Gary he does not have to have great faith to receive his healing but he does have to have persistent faith.” Then the Lord gave me this scripture:

Luke 17:5-6

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith-that trust and confidence that springs from our belief in God."

And the Lord answered, “If you have faith (trust and confidence in God) even as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea’, and it would obey you.”

What does persistent faith look like? It means we continue to stand and believe in God’s truth even though we may face opposition, obstacles, and discouragement. How is persistent faith maintained? By pursuing the word of God and listening to the testimony of others who have used persistent faith to win their battles.

Are you going through some tough times? Difficulties like cancer or others like a job loss will test our perseverance no matter how much faith we think we have. The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy all of us and he will not give up easily. But with God’s steadfast strength, our persistent faith, and the revelations we gain from the study of His Word, we will come out on the winning side, alive and well.

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