“God’s Word or the Worlds Word”

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Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

It appears to me that this verse in Isaiah 55 also applies to us as individuals. I have seen so many that are continually sick, saying that they can never seem to get over being sick and that seems to be their lot in life. I also see so many who are constant complainers who never seem to be able to get out of the way of something going wrong in their lives. I remember once when I was in my early twenties that it seemed to be that I would have strep throat almost like clockwork every six months. I had just recently come to know this God of Creation and was asking myself what benefit it was to me to be continually battling strep throat. I remember deciding that I was tired of that scenario and started confessing with my mouth that I would never have strep throat ever again and from that moment on, I have never had that disease ever again and that was 50 some odd years ago that I came to that decision and conclusion.

Recently, back in 2001, I came down with cancer and half way through the radiation and chemo treatment, I had a vision that said I was clean. The next day, when I went to the hospital for the treatment, I said that I would no longer be taking their treatment. Three months later, I had a CT scan and the result was that I still had the cancer but that it had not progressed or diminished. I would have another scan in two months and the result of that was that I was clean, healed of the cancer and have been so for the past sixteen years.

I am at this time speaking forth the healing of my eyes from wet macular degeneration. I know that I am healed and expect to be able to broadcast that healing in the coming weeks. I am continually confessing with my mouth that I am healed since the Word of God is voice activated and will not return to me void. (Isaiah 55:11) …….. Stay tuned.

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“Eternal Beauty”

Isaiah 40:6-8

Isaiah 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Do we really realize just how fragile we are? I am reminded of a story by C. S. Lewis called, Pilgrims Regress where he describes a child in the first year of life who can see “the island” across the street and through the trees but as teachings invade that life, starts to lose sight of it as the bushes of doctrine get in the way until it is no longer visible. That is when he has to clear away some of the doctrinal debris that has been taught so that the “island” can become visible again. It sometimes is a long way back to when we were children and able to see clearly the beauty of an unspoiled life. One must erase the doctrines of men in order to see the reality of where we came from and what the Creator God had in mind for our lives when we were just a seed in the ground of humanity.

Luke 18:15-17 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  I believe we must return to Gods Word and reject the doctrine of men or face a very dark eternity.

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“Misguided ?”

Orthodox at the Western wallIsaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

I have read lately a few things that the Orthodox Rabbis have written and said, and find so much that is written and said, to be so far from the truth of what the God of Creation has written in His book, the Bible. I will make just one illustration in this as I see the Orthodox throwing stones at passing cars because they are driving on Shabbat. The hatred I see toward those who do not follow the law as they do, is as bad as the law breaker. I was led to believe that this God of Creation was a God of Love. Love does not throw stones at your neighbor, love reasons with your neighbor. Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Please understand, I live in Israel, I live amongst a people who have given to the world such marvelous technology and care for the downtrodden. Israel seems to be the first responders to any calamity in the world where they can help save lives, even the lives of their enemies. But, these God following Orthodox are a different breed as I see it. The heart seems to be made of stone and clay tablets without the life blood of this awesome loving and caring God. I must continue to pray for the day when the God who has blinded them will finally open their eyes and see what they have been missing, what a day that will be.

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