the Son of God came to pay for our sins and give us eternal life, but
there are also earthly benefits in form of healing for our soul and
physical body. God did not say that “healing is possible,” but that
healing is a sure thing because Jesus took care of all illnesses and
damage to our souls and bodies.
we cash in on these promises? Again, the roadmap is laid out for us in
the Bible. It begins with fasting and repentance and that leads to
rescue and recovery. God told King Solomon that if the people humbled
themselves and repented, the Lord would respond in turn. In other words,
God’s response was predicated upon an opening action on our part.
Ezra and the remnant left Babylon after 70 years of captivity, he
realized that this was not a project that could be handled in the flesh.
He needed divine guidance from the Lord and had everyone stop so they
could fast and repent. Ezra provoked God in a good way and received the
divine instructions he needed.
Repentance should bring a person to forgiveness. Jesus made it clear
that without forgiveness, fasting and repentance will have absolutely no
effect; it is an exercise in futility. There are no shortcuts in the
Kingdom of God; the roadmap is clearly laid out and we need only follow
the instructions from God. We are blessed when heed the Lord’s spiritual
laws. King David could not be forgiven and restored until he first asked
for forgiveness and repented of his transgressions.
especially exciting because it is possible to prevent sickness from
entering your life. God’s spiritual laws are a double edged sword that
can bring blessings or curses depending on the choice you make. There is
a place of rest and comfort that God has prepared for all who are
willing forgive and repent. It is a beautiful respite with rivers of
refreshing water and unlimited peace that is available to all Christians
regardless of where you are in life. Please join me this week as we
travel on the road to peace, wellness and happiness.
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell