Blessed be the Lord, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.
The Lord is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.
“He Himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds/stripes you have been healed.”
1 Peter 2:24
Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. John 12:40
God in glorious Essence heals the brokenhearte and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Mark 9:22-23
A Time for Everything – read and be blessed
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
A time for illness, and a time for God to be glorified, IJN Amen
Sistren/Brethren it might not have dawned on us, but as we pointed out above “A time for everything!”
Why did Lazarus die?
When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
But note! Jesus wept (one of the shortest verses in The Bible.) Jesus was every bit as ‘human’ as anyone of us. He was divine and knew all before it happened for He was a part of God!
What Jesus did, greater shall we do in faith! Amen
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
It blows my mind when I consider this! While Paul was speaking in an upper room, a young man fell asleep and fell down out of the window and died. Yes, speaking from The Word, Lazarus was ‘dead’ 3 days (there should have been a stench!) But he walked out after the stone was rolled.
Hmm! The youn man from the window, coup, contra-coup lesions, a brain bleed, trauma? I could go on…but Jesus said “Because I go to The Creator of all things, even greater things than these shall they do.” Amen
Note that Jesus is the head of His body, the church. As His body, we are to carry on the works that He did when He was on earth. This is implied in Acts 1:1, where Luke refers to “all that Jesus began to do and teach…” He goes on to show how Jesus continued to work through the apostles and the early church as they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
In John, Jesus’ works include His miracles (John 5:20; 7:3, 21; 10:25, 32, 33, 37, 38; 14:11; 15:24), but extend to all that He taught and did in obedience to the Father (John 5:36). In John 17:4, Jesus sums up His ministry when He prays, “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.” So if we are doing the works that Jesus did, and even greater works, it would seem that we should be doing miracles, living in complete dependence on the Father, obeying Him in all things, demonstrating the Father’s love and mercy, and confronting the religious errors of our day. Jesus did all these things and more.
One clue to Jesus’ meaning in our text is His explanation of why His disciples should do greater works: “because I go to the Father.” As John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:13-15 make clear, Jesus promised that after He returned to the Father, He would send the Holy Spirit to indwell them. And so the greater works that the disciples would do were the direct result of the Spirit’s working in and through them.
In the Bible, miracles occur mostly in clusters, mainly at times when God’s message needed to be authenticated. These include the times surrounding the exodus; the times of Elijah and Elisha; Daniel’s time; and the time of Christ and the apostles. In Acts, we see some pretty spectacular miracles, such as Peter’s shadow falling on the sick and healing them and his raising Dorcas from the dead (Acts 3:1-9; 5:12-16; 9:36-41). Acts 5:16 reports, “Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalemwere coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.” Note, they were all being healed.
Paul also saw some spectacular healings. Acts 19:11-12reports, “God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.” But later in his ministry, Paul advises Timothy to drink a little wine for his frequent stomach problems, but not to claim healing by faith (1 Tim. 5:23). In his final letter, Paul reports (2 Tim. 4:20), “Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.” Why didn’t Paul heal him if he was still doing the miraculous works of Jesus? And, although it would have freed him for wider ministry, Paul never claimed deliverance from prison or from execution by faith.
For the most part I agree with what is shared. At a time such as we are, there is so very much “Luke warmth in The body of Christ. As was mentioned in the latter part of the article above it says “perhaps” we should not expect… Examples were given to congregations set up to see miracles everyday! And he gave examples of people passing away though “faithing” that it not occur
Brief contrary ‘opinion’. You are here! You can read or hear the words/passages shared. Testimony? Yes! Hearing, walking, talking, eating, reading, PRAYING are ALL to God’s glory, Amen.
Key point? Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane stated “Your will be done!” Yes, Jesus every bit as Human as you or I was well aware what would happen and bled through His pores…
Hematidrosis, or hematohidrosis, is a very rare medical condition that causes you to ooze or sweat blood from your skin when you’re not cut or injured.
Stress beyond stress, but rather than ask for a flood to destroy Earth as had been done before. In God’s image we are made. His Human form was comforted and sustained by an angel sent by God!
In all situations, God’s will is done, Amen. We may have an enemy, but for specifics our enemy has to seek the permission of God. So many examples; king Saul
“Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him.”
1 Samuel 16:14
Mind you! In God there is no evil
“…The Lord is upright;
he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Godl.”
Evil in no way comes from God. In the days of Job, God placed a hedge around Job and his household.
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”
Before going on, has The Lord placed a hedge around you and your household?
Does God Permit Sin?
Consider now the term permits. This is the preferred term in Arminian theology, in which it amounts to a denial that God causes sin. For the Arminian, God does not cause sin; he only permits it. Reformed theologians, however, have also used the term, referring to God’s relation to sin. The Reformed, however, insist contrary to the Arminians that God’s “permission” of sin is no less efficacious than his ordination of good. Calvin denies that there is any “mere permission” in God:
From this it is easy to conclude how foolish and frail is the support of divine justice afforded by the suggestion that evils come to be not by [God’s] will, but merely by his permission. Of course, so far as they are evils, which men perpetrate with their evil mind, as I shall show in greater detail shortly, I admit that they are not pleasing to God. But it is a quite frivolous refuge to say that God otiosely [= idly] permits them, when Scripture shows Him not only willing but the author of them.1
God’s “permission” is an efficaciouspermission. . . .
Yes, God Permits Sin—But Not “Mere Permission”
If God’s permission is efficacious, how does it differ from other exercises of his will? Evidently, the Reformed use permits mainly as a more delicate term than causes, and to indicate that God brings about sin with a kind of reluctance born of his holy hatred of evil.
This usage does reflect a biblical pattern: When Satan acts, he acts, in an obvious sense, by God’s permission. God allows him to take Job’s family, wealth, and health. But God will not allow Satan to take Job’s life (Job 2:6). So Satan is on a short leash, acting only within limits assigned by God. And in this respect all sinful acts are similar. The sinner can only go so far, before he meets the judgment of God.
What God Permits to Happen Will Happen
It is right, therefore, to use permission to apply to God’s ordination of sin. But we should not assume, as Arminians do, that divine permission is anything less than sovereign ordination. What God permits or allows to happen will happen. God could easily have prevented Satan’s attack on Job if he had intended to. That he did not prevent that attack implies that he intended it to happen. Permission, then, is a form of ordination, a form of causation.
ALL things work together for good
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who Love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. For whom God foreknew, God also predestined to become conformed to the image of God’s CDSon, that he might be the first-born among many brethren; and whom he predestined, these he also called; and whom he called, these he also justified; and whom he justified, these he also glorified. (Romans 8:28–30, KJV)