This blog starts out sad but true. Too many Churches today are in survival modes. Some decreasing members, youth involvement smaller, even good preachers disheartened. They are trying to change the looks of their buildings, developing new programs, changing styles of music, but nothing seems to work. All this is nice, but not the answer that requires climbing back into position that produces growth. Good time to climb to God’s mountain top again. His plan never changed to please the world, but save it.
When churches stand together, being united, instead of being in competition, that’s when entire communities begin to heal. No, it is not about selling our doctrines, or modernizing our church buildings or creating new man made programs. Instead it’s about preaching the gospel Jesus Christ preached, the good news. Yes, it all about climbing Jesus’ mountain getting His Gospel back in the church to be carried to the communities by His Saints. Surprisingly, His plan is not based on numbers in pew, it’s about reaching into communities as Jesus’ image winning non-Christians to God, plus helping get used to be Christians back into the body of Christ again.
Remember, it was Jesus who said that sign’s and wonders would follow those who believe. Mark 16:15-18 points out about who believes as a key word. Another area that dilutes divine healing is when Believers separate healing from salvation. According to the Greek, both refer to a complete deliverance and healing. So, why is so difficult to claim total healing. Why can Christians stand on their salvation so strong, yet so weak on their healing? Jesus took the stripes so we could have both salvation and healing, (Exodus 1:26). So, why isn’t every Christian healed? The answer is the same as the question, why don’t all who claim to be Christian, believe they can be healed? Yes, it does required effort, obedience, believing, faith and God’s Word. My point is that every Christian has a part in Jesus’ ministry that did not stop at the cross, nor will stop until Jesus returns (John 14:12-18).
The best thing that happened to me was what my first pastor told me to do. He said: Whatever you hear me preach, do not accept it fully until you have checked it out in your Bible to see if I am right. I did what he said and I never found him wrong, but I sure did learn a lot about the Word of God. It was the smartest thing he could have taught me as a new Christian. One of things I learned fact. When Jesus sat on the hill overlooking Jerusalem, He wept with compassion for those He would die for. They had treated Him so terrible in unbelief, yet Jesus was willing to be crucified for them, and all humanity, including me and you, (John 3;176)
In 2015 I was in my doctor’s office for a health inspection. Doctor looked at me and said, “law says I must tell you this. You are going to die within a few months. Nothing can be done it’s just one of things that happens. He called it by name and said that nothing could be done, no reason to go to hospital. I answered, its okay, don’t bother me and left. I didn’t feel bad nor any fear, I immediately talk to God saying I’m not through yet, I have a lot to get done so I need your help making all this go away. I waited a month and had a blood test by another doctor and he sent to my doctor. Then I got an appointment with my doctor. He checked me out with everything and said I looked okay. I asked him why he didn’t check me out concerning I would die. With a loud void he said: “Oh shut up, you and your friend (meaning God), with a big smile.
So, what is my reason for telling this story? Easy, because I’m trying to get across to other that God is willing to help us with anything that’s within our walking together. Yes, we win big time against things that come against us, us meaning with God. Yes, we can often win by ourselves, but not the kind of win we get with Jesus. Only thing I can offer is to get entirely on His path, the results are always bigger and better. So, climb your mountain with Him, you win! Do you have to fight sometimes, yes, but you win!
This blog came from my book: “Fifty Years of Spiritual Knowledge”, chapter 13,