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Notes on Healing and Faith

Healing doesn't mean no doctors, unless God specifically tells you no, but it also doesn't mean relying on them over what God said. You can follow some of these general principles:


Get the Word of God on the subject. 15 scriptures might not even be as effective as meditating on two or three.
You read them several times a day, and confess them every time you are feeling pain or anything contrary to your expected outcome.
Watch for words of unbelief. When you are tempted to talk about your pain change it to eitherHow much your good body parts feelHow your injured part is recovering
Then move on to new topicTake your doctors advice. Doctors aren't always right, you know that better than me. However they know some things and unless God tells you directly to ignore a certain advice follow it obediently. Submit to that authority.
Many times God will use medications and surgeries for the simple reason that you aren't developed enough in faith, or ARE …

Abide!

John 14-15


John 14


2 In My Father’s house are many mansions.


13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask[c] anything in My name, I will do it.


John 15


4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me


9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.










It's funny. You can think of gold streets and it's an easy transition to mansions. I wonder why it's so hard to get a mansion…
John 16


13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.

24Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.


33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."




As I read today, I couldn't help but thinking how full of doubt I've actually been. Not doubt in God, or His Word, or even WHAT His word says. These things are steady in me. I've been doubtful about my ability to recieve them. This is mostly due to the frequency that I find myself saying something and not doing it. If you doubt your word, faith cannot rise.

I make a renewed commitment today to not only BELIEVE but walk out the grace and l…

I speak therefore I show whose I am.

John 12

4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said,

Note for later study... Was Judas Simon PETERS son or a different Simon's son?

49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.”




I will determine to listen to God to see what HE would say before I speak. Especially before I respond to an important matter, decision, or do anything in writing. My daily speech must be His words. Inappropriate joking and participating in comments and conversations that do not build up but rather tear down are not acceptable and not productive. 





Darrell G. Wolfe



But GOD!

John 11

Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 


Martha is often pointed out for her failure to recognize the important matters of life. If the man could feed 5000 + people with two fish and five loafs than you don't need to be fussing over dinner.

However, there is another side to this dynamic. This time MARY is still sitting when action is needed and it's MARTHA who takes the action. She GETS UP and GOES! Then she displays that she too, indeed, has faith.

My Brother died... BUT... GOD...

It is important when a tragedy occurs that you recognize it, then out loud I must say BUT GOD!!!!

Anything that happens that is contrary to what I know should or must happen, I can turn and say BUT GOD!!! Then find HIS plan and roll with it.

But she goes on from her to backpedal a little bit. However it was this act of faith that gave Jesus room to…

Withdraw and Take Authority

John 10


31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?[c]35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe[d] that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.40And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, an…

Amazing Grace for the Seeing Blind.

John 9

1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I[a] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 




This is not put well into English. I never understood this passage. How does this man being born blind glorify God? Does a Father break his children's legs just so he can show them a new splint technique He knows? That would NOT be an act of LOVE!

What IS Jesus saying here?? WELL... there are no punctuation marks, or capitol letters in the Greek. Some person translating decided to add those for understanding. Therefore I can re-write those for better understanding.

Answer:
Neither this man nor his parents sinned!


New Thought:
BUT that …

ABIDING is not passive...

John 8

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 


How does one KNOW INTIMATELY anyone, anything, or any subject? He or she must spend time with it/that person! Take music for example. 

I could spend months sitting in the same room as my guitar and never become familiar with how it works. I could spend time listening to someone play guitar either live or recorded and it may give me one step more familiarity, at least I know how it sounds.I could pick it up and strum it every so often and play what I already know how to play... that would build familiarity around those songs and skills. But If I am ever to become intimately familiar with the guitar, not just A guitar but MY GUITAR specifically...
I must spend time playing it as often as possible.I must spend time reading and learning about things I didn't know about it.I must learn and practice NEW techniq…

Obedience is BETTER than sacrifice!

John 5 
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6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
And that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”
11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’”
12 Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

The Life of God... Decision is yours

John 4

31 In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.”
32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.”
33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?”
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”...
...47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then …

Born of the Spirit and Light

John 3



5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.




One must be born all over again. This isn't about "Conversion". We're not trying to get your to join our group! This about understanding that you are dead, and there is a NEW you. Not just metaphorically. You really are NEW. Time alone prevents us from taking on our new bodies to go with our new spirits but we are NEW NOW.


Therefore we must evaluate all we do in light of this. If an idea or task is of the flesh it will have no effect for you. You can struggle with get rich quick schemes and others projects and drive your body to death but still see no supernatural results. ALL your endeavors must be of the spirit. If you are working HIS plan than you are more than able to succeed. 


Pray until you get an unction from HIM what you should do today, w…

Hear and Obey... Water becomes Wine!

John 2

5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” 11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. 12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; an…

Believe!

Luke 24

11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said 






     The Word of God has placed a HIGH priority and value on Believing. It is among the most important aspects of the life of the Christian "believer". The Disciples were constantly rebuked for their lack of faith by Jesus during His ministry. Here again He finds them not believing. 


     Another interesting thing we find here though is a phrase that is both awkward as it is profound:


...they still did not believe for joy, and marveled...


     Believing is tied to joy. You cannot have joy if you don't believe. If you don't believe you will be a bystander and a marveler instead of a participant. 




     Who is responsible for your believing? YOU! Choose, as an act of your will and a quality decision to believe the truth, despite what you feel. Then take actions regarding it. Be like the man who said to Jesus:


"I b…

I commit myself... therefore no one takes it from me!

Welcome to Supernatural Monday!!!Spring and New are Here!
My Prayer and Purpose:

Drink the Living Water of the Spirit through praying in tongues
Eat the bread of life: The Word
Eat the meat of life: DOING His Will
Eat the Veggies of life: living in the Basic principles of God
Enjoy the Sweets of life: The Rewards of God

Be Well Nourished!


Luke 23

How fitting... the day after easter we read about His death and burial. So much could be said about this chapter however I'm looking for what the Holy Spirit has to say to me specifically today!

Jesus died ON a cross... NOT FROM a cross!

46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’[n] Having said this, He breathed His last. 


     It says in another account that they didn't have to break His legs like they did the other two. People on crosses died more from asphyxiation then blood loss. But that typically only happened after breaking their legs so that they cannot press up to breath.

  …

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Refrain
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!

Refrain
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Refrain

Spirit Led

Luke 227 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9 So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?” 10 And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11 Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’12 Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” 13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
     On the busiest day of the year Jesus and more than 12 people with Him had a room reserved and provided for Him. That is Favor! He was also able to give detailed instructions of what they would find and what would happen. Only through a lifestyle of prayer can this type of foreknowledge and …

Ready... Set... Almost time...

04.01.2010
Luke 21
From time to time in my daily readings it happens that not just one part or piece stands out but rather the whole chapter and theme and overview hit me. I saw several things of interest to me:
Luke 21The Widow’s Two Mites1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God,[a]but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

Giving God your best doesn't mean giving God MUCH, it means giving God the BEST YOU HAVE. So today, I will give God the Best I HAVE not the best someone else has!Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6 “These things which you see—the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon anot…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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