Wow has it been a long time since I've posted something. My apologies.
These past few years have been challenging, but at the same time, WONDERFUL.
My Husband and I have three beautiful Children, and as you know, giving birth can be quite scary, painful, and beautiful.
These past few years have been very much like that, but out of the fear, and pain, God has birthed something new into the Ministry side to A Cup Of Faith.
For the past year or so, I have gotten closer to God and His heart, more than I ever have in my life.
I made a decision, to walk away from Church.
I wanted to get alone with Him, and seek His heart and face for the answers I needed. I made the decision to sit at our table for hours each day, reading His Word, talking to Him, listening for Him and I was not going to leave that table until I had my answers.
For a while I heard nothing. I decided to read, "Drawing Near" by John Bevere, (one of my favorite authors) to learn to do just that, draw near to God. Looking up every Scripture, praying, renewing my mind with His Word and worshiping Him in Spirit and truth, our relationship became more intimate than ever. It took months, but it was well worth it.
One of my questions was concerning the Church (the Body of Christ).
I wanted to know why so many Churches believe in healing, yet no one seems to be getting healed.
Why is it that many Pastors or people who seem to know God more, seem to be "missing in action" when there is a death of someone who needs to be raised from the dead, or if someone is sick, or needs to be delivered?
Doesn't Matthew 10:6-8, 28:11-20 and Mark 16:15-18 just a few of the Scriptures commanding us to do these things in His Name?
Where is His Power?
I had questions and as I prayed, He gave me answers.
Through Facebook, the Lord led me to people who ARE doing these very things, and have video's of healings taking place right on camera! They are just regular people, usually dressed in T-shirts and jeans, walking the streets or going where ever there is a need. Humble. Loving. Passionate about God and His love for all people.
This is what I wanted.
Thankfully, there were people to help teach me concerning these things! They took out the time to send me information, and I studied,... boy did I study, for nine months!
I have learned so much in that time, and have made so many new friends that believe the same way. We build each other up, encourage one another, learn and give exciting stories of who got healed / delivered/ or raised from the dead almost daily!
I have prayed for people in the grocery store, at their house, on the phone at midnight and have seen almost instant results!
I love God's passion and love for all people! If only more Christians acted the same way.
I have seen people that don't believe in God at all sick or injured, and God in His love, healed them, instantly on my friend's YouTube video's!
Why wouldn't He?
John 3:16 AMP
"16. For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, to be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life."
Are you on the world? Then He loves YOU!
Acts 10:38 AMP
"38. How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him."
Did Jesus just heal certain people? No! He went about healing ALL!
It is NOT God's will for you to be sick.
It is NOT God's will for your child to die.
It is NOT God's will for you to lack provision.
John 10:10 AMP (Jesus' Words)
"10. The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)."
God is LIFE and LOVE! Not hate and punishment.
As Christians we are commanded to do what Jesus did while He was on earth!
1 John 4:12-17 AMP
"12. No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!
13. By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.
14. And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world.
15. Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes His home] in God.
16. And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
17. In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgement [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world."
LOVE is one of the main keys! It makes sense, 'as He is, so are we in this world'. God is love, then we must operate in His love to do His work.
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Blessings to you and your Family.