"It's So Simple"
A Word from Joan
...A miracle is an instantaneous change that I have seen happen in thousands and thousands of people. Sometimes even those rebelling against being in a miracle service I have seen healed instantly, which frankly I thought would never happen, but a healing is something that begins at the point you are now, and reverses itself until you are completely made whole. . .One time in a great miracle service I watched a lady being wheeled into the sanctuary. Her hopes were high and she was joyful. At the end of the service she had not received the specific miracle she had come for, and as they were wheeling her out, she was sobbing uncontrollably- her hopes were gone. Just then an usher came up to help get her down the steps. He stopped for a moment and said "Well maybe the next time.'' you will have your faith built up and you will get healed. I watched that lady try To take her faith out and examine it. I saw Her compare it to others faith that had been healed, then she came to the conclusion she had no faith at all. What that well meaning gentleman did, was cause her to look at herself and not keep her eyes on Jesus. Little did she know that was just what the devil wanted, to put her eyes on the circumstances and take her eyes off Jesus (The very key, the answer to her problem.)
..My heart felt as though it were being torn out of me for her. I knew how unwise the man was when he said, "well, maybe next time when you have more faith!"-all that had happened was God had chosen another way or still another time to heal her. The Word of God is Truth and His promises are forever for everyone. Miracles just don't happen in every situation, but by no means do we believe we have to wait until the next miracle service. The word is truth and THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. The word of God is "God's Word", to you.
..When you tell someone something or give them your word, that person believes in you, he believes in the integrity of your word or promise. If I tell you I will bring dinner to your home tonight, you would believe what I have said. You would get the table all set, the candles lit and look forward to eating the meal that I am bringing. You would go into action, moving forward in the faith you have in my word. Now honey don't you see, God The Creator of all things, of heaven and earth, who breathed life into your very existence, God, our heavenly Father, who sent "His Son; His only begotten son" to us for all that we need in this life and the life to come, has given His promise.
.In the written word, it clearly tells us what those promises are. God says, "In Him was life, and as many as receives Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God." John 1: 4 & 12
.Gods' promise is; all your sins are forgiven, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1: 7 & 9
.Gods' promise is: "Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were HEALED."
.Jesus said, ''Have faith in God.'' "For verily I say unto you that whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but SHALL BELIEVE that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass: he SHALL HAVE whatsoever he saith.'' Mark 11: 22,23,24
BELOVED THAT'S GODS PROMISE TO YOU.
.Start preparing for the fulfillment of His promise. It is more real than any promise you and I could ever make.
.The truth of the matter is, it's so simple most folks miss it. We try to make something so mystical or confusing about it. We try to muster up our own faith, when all we have to do is depend on His faithfulness.
.THE FAITH OF JESUS. THAT'S THE KEY. Once the Spirit of God has stirred your heart, or awakens you enough to kindle the fire of desire within you as you read the word, then you must act upon that word. Just as you would if I were bringing dinner to you, again you would get the table ready.
.GET YOURSELF READY. STRAIGHTEN YOUR SHOULDERS; LIFT YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. You are a child of God and if God be for you, who can be against you. If He has promised you Salvation, and He has- "And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous"...you have it.
.If he has promised you healing, and He has . . "Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon this body. Every disease germ and every virus that touches this body dies instantly IN THE NAME OF JESUS. Every organ and every tissue of this body functions in perfection to which God created it to function, and I forbid any malfunction in this body, IN THE NAME OF JESUS." Galatians 3:13, Romans 8:11, Genesisl:30, Matthew 16:19... you will have it.
.If he has promised you to prosper and He has, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,even as thy soul prospereth." III John 1:2... you will have it.
.Once you believe in your heart when your faith is stirred then start confessing it with your mouth. Gods' word says"the word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth." God created the universe by the methods which you have just put into motion by the words of your mouth.
.God released His faith in words. Man is created in the image of God; therefore, man releases his faith in words. Words are the most powerful things in the universe today.
.Let me say it again .."The Word of God conceived in the human Spirit, formed by the tongue, and spoken out of the mouth becomes creative power that will work for you."
.Okay, to make it simple, we will go back to my bringing dinner to your house. You would first believe the integrity of my word. Second, you would set the table for my coming. Third, you would tell your husband and children, ''Joan is bringing dinner tonight, and it is going to be delicious. Now be here at 6:00. She will be here then." At 6:00 P.M. I would arrive and find you and your family talking about the meal I was bringing. Don't you see? You had not even seen the meal and you had not tasted the food yet. All you did was simply BELIEVE my promise then moved in action, then started confessing with your mouth, and then you RECEIVED.
That's how simple God's word is to us.DO YOU SEE IT? IT'S SO SIMPLE.
.When the doctors told me they thought I had every evidence of a brain tumor, I panicked. I knew Gods' name and I had been in church all my life. In Sunday school all the Bible stories were read to us and I knew there were miracles, and I knew Jesus had healed people, so I naturally presumed since I had lived right and was not really bad like the guy down the street, and because my body had always been strong, I would be all right.
.But it didn't work like that. I cried and cried until there were no more tears left in my body and I begged God to heal me. I told everyone I knew about the fear I had, and about the pain I was going through. I would get them so involved in my problem that we would both end up feeling totally helpless,and all they could give me was their sympathy. That didn't work either. Not until I heard God's truth and my faith was stirred in my spirit, did I see the light. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
.I heard the testimony of another woman inspiring me to seek for the healing I needed. At a Kathryn Kuhlman service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the First Presbyterian Church I received my healing, but that was not the end.
.Satan immediately came to steal it from me by putting doubt in my mind. At times my eyes would feel funny or my body wouldn't be just right, but I was able to overcome him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony (or mouth). Rev. 12:11. I went to the word and learned the promises my Jesus had made to me,and I believed them.
.It has been 30 years ago as of this writing, I was healed. I have had a more full life than I had ever dreamed possible.
.The word of God was planted in my heart like a small seed and watered each day, with The Word , prayer-praise, testimonies, with fellowship of the saints, and with the edification of my brothers and sisters, and then the crop of Faith grew inside of me And I am now living in that harvest, continually planting more seed, all of the time, but hungering even more now than when I first began hungering for more and more of Him.
.When I was a child, I had always heard the phrase "you reap what you sow", but it had always been used in a negative way. This old saying is also very true in a positive way. I planted the word of God which was positive, which was life, which was truth, and which was Power. For one to say "I believe the Lord is able to heal me. ' before he knows from Gods' Word it is his will to be healed, is again like a farmer saying, ''I believe God is able to give a harvest, without any seed first being planted and watered.
.It is the Word which the Holy Spirit says ''is the power of God unto Salvation", in all its phases, both physical and spiritual. And all the gospel is for "Every Creature" and for "All Nations." The Gospel does not leave a man in uncertainty, praying with an ''if it be thy will''; it tells him what Gods' will is. The word says "Himself bare our sicknesses" Matt. 8:17 That's the Gospel, the word of Christ Jesus. Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree. I Peter 2:24 .With this promise He also bore every conceivable grief, pain, sickness, tear, and heartache that has ever come against you, or will ever in the future try to come upon you.
You don't have to go down in defeat, Jesus is the answer.
IT'S SO SIMPLE!
.Always Remember this- We always look for the answers to our problems everywhere. Some men have tried to find God in a far away place. Some go to the highest mountain, and some to the depths of the sea. Over and over again, I have heard folk say, if only Kathryn Kuhlman would touch me, or if only Oral Roberts or Benny Hinn would pray for me I would be made whole. If this great evangelist could only pray for me, I would be healed. "That is how we miss it" always running to and fro, always expecting it to be somewhere hard to find or difficult to get to. God's word clearly tells us in Luke 17:2(3-21 "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said "The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, Lo there! FOR, BEHOLD, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU. THERE IT IS - THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.
.There It Is and Has been ALL the time. The Everlasting Source of God's POWER, MERCY, LOVE, and HEALING - ALL Within YOU. Seek , knock and it shall be opened unto you. I pray this becomes a reality to you in a simple way.
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