Monthly Archives: July 2011
I don’t always claim to understand everything about God. This week reigns paramount for me. It has been one of those times when the scripture, “Trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own understanding,” has been carrying me through the week. read more…
They summoned us to the hospital on the premise that my nephew had taken a turn for the worse. We all know that when you hear those words from the doctors it means your loved one is no longer here or is barely here. We rushed to the hospital to be at my nephew’s bedside. Although they told us that once everything was disconnected he would die within a few minutes, he lived without any mechanical assistance for 27-hours. read more…
These past several weeks I have spent an exceptional amount of time in the hospital with one of my nephews. While there I have been privy to many conversations with hospital staff. The most interesting thing to me is how they all try and call this invasive disease that is ferociously attacking his health and well-being, his. Whenever they discuss the disease they begin by saying, “Your…”
One day, I asked the doctors why do you call a disease that seeks to destroy his life his? I went on to tell them that this disease is not his, but an unwelcomed intruder whose purpose is to make his life a living hell with an ultimate assignment to kill him and take him away from his wife, children and other loved ones. Needless to say the doctors had no answer for me, but they were careful not to call the disease his, at least not in my presence, anymore.
Interestingly enough many people with health ailments refer to them as “my.” Isn’t that perplexing that because doctors call it yours the majority of people embrace it as theirs as well. Yet, God refers to it as a demonic spirit. And, they want God to heal them of the very illnesses where they have taken ownership. Go figure!
Never talk about sickness or disease by saying, “My diabetes…lupus…cataracts…cancer… heart disease, etc. Life and death is in the power of your tongue! Speak life!
Don’t ever forget this. You are suffering from the thing that plagues you; but it is not and will never be yours! You take authority over it by the words you speak and not by taking ownership of it!
Also, never permit anyone to call a “disease” yours, including your doctors. It is not yours! It is an attack against your peace and joy. It is an unwelcomed stranger who seeks to make you a helpless victim. When anyone says, “This is your diabetes…your lupus…your heart disease, etc., correct them immediately and let them know God has never given you and will never give you any “dis-ease.” If you claim it as yours, then it is yours.
When God says, “Be thou made whole,” He literally has gone in and cast out the demonic spirits of sickness and disease that has attacked His master craftsmanship–your body. Then your body begins a natural repair process that can happen instantaneously or overtime. Nevertheless, the super natural healing has taken place and the process begins from the inside out. Your believing faith in the promises of God makes you whole.
When you take ownership of the sickness or disease, you tacitly give it permission to dwell in your body and to wreck havoc in your life. Always remember you suffer from these unwanted invaders whose express purpose is to prevent you from experiencing the abundant life God envisioned for you.
So why in the world would you call it yours? Give you something to think about it. Huh?
From fireworks, carnivals, to parades, to festivals, to picnics, family reunions, to political celebrations and speeches, and a whole lot more, America celebrates its adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In essence, it is a time when this country reflects over its myriad of accomplishments over the past 235 years. read more…
People flock to fireworks all over this country to celebrate its emancipation. Fourth of July is when America celebrates and reflects on the price that was paid for its freedom. read more…