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Over 650 Pages of Faith Inspiring Teaching and Meditations.

These are just a handful of the topics in the Table of Context.

There are just too many to list!

  • The Will of God in Healing
  • Communion and Healing
  • What is Your Faith Stance in Prayer?
  • Faith is energized by love.
  • Faith is a Pre-existent Assurance
  • I will
  • Stop Taking Sides Against God!
  • Paul's thorn in the flesh.
  • Sufficient to do what?
  • Gods Ways are BETTER!
  • Jesus Never Said No
  • EVERYTHING is included...
  • Is faith complicated?
  • What the Ancient Church Taught
  • Why Good People Think Bad Things About God
  • How to believe
  • Faith Is Words
  • The Will of God, His Sovereignty, and His Word.
  • Not discerning the Lord's body
  • Power words.
  • Bodily Healing is Included in The Atonement
  • The Will of God is YES!
  • 17 proofs that faith comes and exists in the form of WORDS
  • Religion of Suffering
  • Upside down Ideas about God, Satan, Control, and Job.



    Excerpt:

Compassion as the voice of Healing

Of all the teachings about the gifts of the Spirit that I have assembled, I believe this is the most significant. If we can grasp and receive these truths into our hearts, then I believe we will take a major step toward the full restoration of the Gifts of the Spirit and the Ministries of the Lord. The basic truth in this study is so simple, that we have missed it. It is the role of compassion in the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit and as the driving force behind the ministries of the body of Christ.

Look at these descriptions of Jesus during His ministering:

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled (Greek = troubled himself)

For now, just see the link between the seeing (or perceiving) of need and the resultant moving of compassion. Jesus SAW the needs. He SAW sickness, the hungry, the poor, the lost condition. We understand that the physical action "seeing" needs was not the significant action here.

It was the perceiving of the needs, and beyond that, the empathy with that need.

It was the loving spirit of the Christ that empathized with the needs of those hurting, lost people, and actually hurting with and for them.

Let us look at an instance of this working in the life and ministry of Jesus.

Mark 6:
34 And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

What was it in this instance that initiated the teaching ministry of Jesus.

1. Jesus saw the multitude.
2. He saw they we as sheep not having a shepherd.
3. He had compassion on them.
4. He taught them many things.

 

The teaching was the result of the perception of the need. Notice what happened. In this instance, it does not say He healed, or cast out demons. The gift manifested was the gift needed to minister to the need perceived! The need was for a shepherd to teach them. The Spirit manifested the gift in accordance to the perceived need. It was the need perceived which initiated the manifestation!

Let us look at one of the more spectacular gifts.

Matthew 15:
32 And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint on the way.

What happened:

Matthew 15:
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake [them], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken [meat] that was left seven baskets full.

Once again, what initiated this miracle?

1. Jesus saw the multitude.

2. He saw they were hungry, and in danger of fainting.

3. He had compassion.

4. He fed the multitude with a few loaves and fishes.

I do not want to make this to simplistic. Of course there was faith exercise here. But it was faith that was energized by love.

As you prepare to minister healing to the sick, keep this principle in mind. Allow your heart to be moved, and act upon that move. Speak out from that compassion. Allow the words you speak while ministering to originate from that move in your spirit. Lay on hands, and pray in faith according to the promises of the scriptures. Speak the ministering words from out of the love and compassion of your heart.

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