Healing Word for GGFC
Healing. The Word is Healing. Healing. With a capital H. Because it’s His Healing.
GGFC is on the cusp of Healing. Individually. As families. As a congregation.
Physical. Emotional. Marital. Spiritual.
“ ‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
19Then they cried to the Lordin their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
20He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.
21Let them give thanks to the Lordfor his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Who has the gift of healing? (There is absolutely someone in our midst who has this gift.)
1) Healing brings peace and security.
2) Healing requires confession and intercession.
3) Healing comes from humility and His Word.
SO, what does this mean for GGFC?
1) If we want peace and security, we need healing. We have to recognize that we NEED it. It is not optional. Many times we tend to limit healing to physical health. It is not just about the physical. Many times the physical issues are just bodily manifestations of non-physical issues. Spiritual, financial, mental, emotional, marital, and so on.
2) We cannot receive peace without confession. Why? Because confession promotes vulnerability, transparency, and dependence. We NEED others to pray for us and we NEED to pray for others. Are we as transparent with our church family as we should be? How serious do we take the prayer requests that get mentioned? How many times do we not mention something that we know we need prayer for?
3) We cannot get healing (true healing) without recognizing that we can’t provide it for ourselves. We cannot get healing outside of His Word. We NEED to be reading, thinking, saying Scripture. How committed to Scripture are we? How much exposure to Scripture do we set ourselves up for. We need to be consistent, frequent, constant in our exposure to His Word.
Addition on 03-24-19
Isaiah 30:15-26, particularly v26
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’
Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’
Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
17 A thousand will flee
at the threat of one;
at the threat of five
you will all flee away,
till you are left
like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
like a banner on a hill.”
18 Yet the Lordlongs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lordis a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
19 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 22 Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Away with you!”
23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. 24 The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. 25 In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. 26 The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the Lordbinds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.