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Your Well-Being Versus Religious Debates

There are a lot of argument about healing and miracles. Many of those arguments are appalling because they come from people who should know better (Christian religious leaders.) They argue that signs and wonders, healing and miracles don’t happen again. I have made up mine mind to distance myself from such circles because such discussions are unbeneficial and boring. However, it is nothing new as you will find in the following scripture.

“On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”
The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.” Luke 13:10-17.(NIV)

There are people who have the idea like “I don’t care if and when you are healed (or receive your miracle), for as long as it is not now. Some people consider talk about the Holy Spirit, miracles, healing, signs and wonders as “insanity” or misguided teaching.
My concern is about believers who need to enjoy the provision God made for their well-being. If you don’t believe in the supernatural, miracles, healing, sign and wonders, what are you in church for? If you don’t believe in God’s intervention in human affairs, what are you carrying the Bible for? A believer must come to terms with what the word of God teaches. God wants us to make heaven as well as enjoy his goodness on earth. There are a lot of pressures from the devil and many people need help. We can get help from God as we ask for it in prayers. We must persevere in hope for deliverance and victory over the powers of darkness.

The woman that Jesus healed was described as a “daughter of Abraham”. She must have been fervent in serving God but was content to live with her infirmity for life. The religious leaders of those days were not bothered about people’s problems. Like we read from the scripture, they ended up in embarrassment when Jesus exposed their errors. I believe in the power of God to intervene in human affairs. I have seen and experienced sign and wonders, miracles, deliverance, healing, etc.

Healing, miracles, sign and wonders are your portion. You can receive help now. Ask God for it; it won’t cost you anything; ask by faith. Do it now and never give up.

God Cannot Deny Himself

“Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him.
If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2Tim.2:11-13 (NIV)
I have always found this scripture very interesting every time I read it. And the part that holds my attention most is verse 13.
I am reminded that God is faithful, no matter the situation or circumstance. His faithfulness is not measured by whatever we choose to do. We did not make him God and we cannot demote him. The views of people do not diminish him. We cannot add to him to make him who he is. He once told Moses; “I AM who I AM.” Moses was to tell the Israelites that that was God’s name.

“God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14. (NIV)

He is God and that is it. There had been many attempts to describe God (or define him). All those efforts, even in the Bible, were just reflections of him through what he does.

God is faithful. The scripture says that God cannot deny himself (He cannot disown himself). That is awesome. Jesus proved this before his crucifixion
Matt. 26: 62-65, says,“Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
“You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.”
Jesus knew the intention of the high priest, he knew he was sly and evil. Jesus answered to who he is. He did not deny himself. He cannot deny himself.
What does this mean? It means that you can count on God to live up to his name. You can trust his faithfulness. It means that his promises are sure and reliable. What he says is trustworthy despite the lies of the devil. God is not out to make empty promises; he is not a politician. He does not cow people into serving him; as much as God wants people to be saved, he doesn’t cajole people into it.

He cannot deny himself. Assuming everyone refuses to accept him; that is a pity but God still remains who he is, – faithful and graceful. It is wonderful to know the unchanging God. He cannot be modified and he cannot be bought over. Those that put their trust in the Lord should rejoice because they have come to a sure place; a foundation that cannot be moved.
Times and seasons cannot make God to change. He made them and controls them. Leaders come and go. Great people live and die but the Lord abides for ever. His mercies endures for ever and his people will not continue to suffer and live in shame. The word of God says,
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
You can rely on God, you can count on his promises and his love for you will never diminish. Trust the Lord even if things are tough for you now; problems don’t last for ever. The scripture says,
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Psalm 46:1-4, 6-7. (NIV)
Be strong in the Lord.

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