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“Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” Psalm 103:2, 3

Divine healing is for today. It is God’s will that you be healed of all sickness. I Peter 2:24 says “…by whose [His] stripes ye were healed.” Jesus has already paid the price for your healing. “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17). “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse [sickness] of the law, being made a curse for us….” (Galatians 3:13a).

Sickness is from Satan. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:lOa) Your days are to be numbered by God, not by sickness. “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (Exodus 23:25)

Begin today to embrace God’s Word wholly. Believe for your complete healing. Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23) Perhaps you will have to pray, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)

PRAY:  “Sovereign Lord, You can do anything. Help me to trust You patiently and embrace every promise in Your Word for my complete healing. Thank You, Jesus. In Your holy Name, amen.”

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” I Peter 3:15

Do you know what you believe? Study carefully the basic tenets of your Christian faith, and be ready to give answers to every man that asks you about it.

  1. The Bible is the inspired and infallible authoritative Word of God.
  2. There is one God, eternally manifested in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus Christ was virgin born. His vicarious death on the cross was an atoning sacrifice through His shed blood. He was bodily resurrected, ascended into heaven, and will personally return in power and glory upon the earth.
  4. Regeneration and conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity.
  5. The Gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing for the body, and a definite personal experience with the Holy Spirit whereby the gifts of the Spirit become active in the life of the believer.
  6. Believers will be bodily resurrected at the end of time; the just unto eternal reward and the unjust unto eternal damnation.
  7. There is a spiritual unity among all believers through our Lord Jesus Christ.

“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” I Corinthians 11:26

Jesus said, “This do ye…in remembrance of me.” (Verse 25) For years the Jewish people have celebrated Passover with bread and wine, commemorating their deliverance from Egypt. Now Jesus was establishing a sacrament that celebrated His death on the cross and the wonderful gift of salvation.

The bread signifies His Body. The wine, or grape juice, represents His blood. His body was broken and His blood was shed for the forgiveness of sins and the healing of bodies. (See Isaiah 53:5.)

“I am the living bread which cometh down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:5 1)

Partaking of the communion elements in church is an act of spiritual union with Christ. Communion alone does not save. God desires for the remembrance of what He did on the cross to drive you to your knees and cause you to live a life obedient to His Word and pleasing to Him. The next time you eat of the bread and drink of the cup, renew your vows to serve God faithfully, with expectation of His soon return.

PRAY:  “Dear Lord, thank You for Your gift of love on the cross of salvation. I will remember Your Son’s death and resurrection as I seek to please You with my life. Amen.”

“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him.” Matthew 3:13

Jesus set the example in water baptism and then commanded His followers to practice the same. (See Matthew 28:19.) The word in the Greek is “baptizo” which means “to dip or submerge.” Being immersed in water is a form of death, since you cannot live under water. Baptism, then, becomes a way of identifying with the death of Christ.

Romans 6:4-5 reads, “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.”

Obedience in water baptism has the effect of putting to death your “old nature” (Romans 6:6) and giving birth to God’s “divine nature” in you (II Peter 1:4). It can help you to overcome paralyzing addictions or lingering illness. Remember, the same water that destroyed the Egyptians brought deliverance to the children of Israel. (See Exodus 14:28.)

Leave the Egyptians behind. Put faith in your water baptism and partake of the divine nature that God has for you “For he that is dead is freed from sin.” (Romans 6:7)

PRAY:  “Father, I am willing to die to the desires of my flesh in order to put on Your new nature Receive my baptism and give me Your resurrection life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

As you yield to the Holy Spirit and grow in God, you can expect your life to produce fruit…the fruit of the Spirit. You should see God’s love evidenced in your life…His joy, His peace…and even the ability to suffer long! You are becoming more like Jesus!

The fruit of the Spirit is “radiated” from your life. It just begins to naturally become a part of you, and others will notice the changes. God is changing even your desires by placing within you His desires. (See Psalm 37:4.) You are growing in the character, nature, and makeup of God.

Further evidence of His Holy Spirit in you is the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. (See I Corinthians 12:7-10.) These are the physical, outward workings of the Spirit, such as tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, and the like. These workings must be “exercised” as the Spirit gives utterance.

Do you see how complete the Holy Spirit is making you? Yield your life more to Him each day. He must increase and you must decrease! (See John 3:30.)

PRAY:  “Gracious Lord, thank You for making my life fruitful. I want to be useful to You by radiating and manifesting Your Spirit to others. Fill me, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

“John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” Luke 3:16

John the Baptist was baptizing with water, but Jesus spoke of a “Spirit” baptism that carried with it an anointing and “fire.” At salvation you were given a “measure” of faith (Romans 12:3), but God expects that measure to grow. He desires your infilling of His Spirit to grow to overflowing…that is, a baptism in His Spirit like the Upper Room experience at Pentecost. (See Acts 2:4.)

Receiving more of God in your life always requires your DESIRE. God does not force Himself on you. It begins with a deep hunger and thirst for God. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37b-38). He was speaking of a Holy Spirit baptism.

The disciples were filled with the Spirit as they persevered in worship and prayer, expecting to receive more from God. (See Acts 1:14.) The result was a noticeable increase in power and boldness to do the works of God. They began to preach the Gospel like never before and saw the gifts of the Spirit more evident in their lives. Ask Him today to fill you with His Spiri

PRAY: “Father God, I yield myself to Your precious Holy Spirit for a greater infilling. Increase Your anointing in me. I desire Your spiritual fire. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”  I John 5:13

Your total assurance of salvation…the goal of the Gospel—guiltlessness…comes by trusting and believing God’s Word and NOT your own good works. (See Ephesians 2:8-9.) Review these ABC’s:

  1. A) ACKNOWLEDGE – Do you acknowledge and accept your need for a Saviour? Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
  2. B) BELIEVE – Do you believe in your heart that God sent His Son to die on a cross for the sins of mankind and to be victoriously resurrected?
  3. C) CONFESS – Do you confess Jesus as Lord and Savior as an act of surrender to His path and purpose for your life by obeying His Word?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then KNOW that you are saved! Do not live with an “I’ll never be good enough” sin complex. Do not get preoccupied with sin! God is preoccupied with forgiveness! Accept God’s gift of salvation…today is the day of SALVATION. (See II Corinthians 6:2.)

PRAY: “Loving Father, I accept Your gift of salvation, paid for by the blood of Your Son, Jesus. Make me whole in my spirit so that I might follow You without reservation. I love You, Jesus! In Your Name, I pray. Amen.”

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