Thursday, June 2, 2016

Think, Expect, Pray, and Give Thanks

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do NOT have love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.... Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corin 13:1-13  
As a mother filled with hope, I prayed in the name of Jesus, that Satan be bound and that any of his agents be forbidden to remain, to enter, or to mess with my son. The Holy Spirit was let loose to enter Jason's world, his home and his mind and to restore the purpose that God had for my son's life. Our Lord Jesus hears our prayers. God knew the hour in which He would bring my son home.  When I last visited Jason, in August 2015, my son was living in a dark place with a crew of lost souls that were growing, harvesting and selling marijuana.  We went to see the movie "The War Room" all about Spiritual Warfare and our effective weapon of prayer.  I returned to Mexico, and my son returned to the Lord and was fully restored.  Jason got a great job at Big Valley Ford and on
Easter Sunday 2016 he brought his sister Shelly and a few friends to his church. On April 20, 2016 my son enjoyed a day of golf with his cousin David, a big barbecued steak and then dropped to his knees with a heart attack. No more pain, no more sorrows, Jason is free of this world and all of its troubles. Jesus is forever faithful, and always willing to work.  Matthew 8:8 - "Lord, my servant lies at home sick with the palsy. " The Centurion affirmed his faith in the ability of Jesus to speak and heal his servant without even seeing or touching the servant.  Jesus said to the Roman soldier..."I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith."  The Roman had not been baptized, yet he understood that Jesus had ABSOLUTE authority to command sickness to depart.  We must ABSOLUTELY believe and speak with the authority given unto us, that when we pray over someone, that they will be most importantly spiritually restored and healed in mind, and the body, according to God's will.  HUMILITY is thinking of yourself what God thinks about you.  I submit my will to God's will and I believe that when I speak heaven hears, agrees and moves.  Satan also hears and flees when we speak with the AUTHORITY God gives us.

Lord Jesus I ask that You increase my desire for more of You, that the Holy Spirit restore my mind fully to the mind and desires of Christ. I ask that You renew my spirit and bring holy scriptures to my tongue that I may glorify you in all my thoughts, actions and speech.  I ask that you increase my faith and trust in all Your spoken and written promises. Thank You Lord Jesus for healing my body and mind and for gifting me with the Holy Spirit that works through me to speak life and healing into and over others.  Thank you for the healing balm of Your written, living Word. I ask that all who hear the Word of God, who hear what the Spirit of God is saying through these holy scriptures, that they will be drawn closer to You Lord and be transformed by the renewing of their mind. Lord Jesus I ask that all who read this gain an increased thirst for the TRUTH.   God's healing is a gift, not a reward for being good. Jesus healed unbelievers in the street.  “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  Proverbs 12:18 - 
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24 - “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” Malachi 4:2 - “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Matthew 9:35 - “Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.” Acts 9:40
 "So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.”  Luke 9:1-6 MORE HEALING Holy Scriptures - “He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’” Luke 13:32 - “and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick.” John 6:2 - “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” Acts 10:38 - Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He distributes them to each one, just as He determines.  1 Corinthians 12:9 - “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?  Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?  Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.”  1 Corin 12:27-
"Therefore, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.  You, however, are controlled NOT by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you." Romans 8:1-9 --- God's sacred Word is the most valuable treasure in this world.  It is beyond comparison to any riches or positions that this world offers. God's ways are superior, so employ His way, touch people by the hand and pray in confidence that the Holy Spirit was given to us that we might be His conduit for Healing.  “But you are a chosen
people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 - Father's Day 2016 - Jesus is Calling "I speak to you continually.  My nature is to communicate, though not always in words.  I fling glorious sunsets across the sky, day after day.  I speak in the faces and voices of loved ones.  I caress you with a gentle breeze that refreshes and delights you.  I speak softly in the depths of your spirit, where I have taken up residence."  -- "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens....when I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"  Psalm 8:1-4

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  1. At the age of 95, Billy Graham's prayer: Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and set us free. Amen!'
    With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One nation under God!'