Tag: Proverbs 24:11-12

Laying on of hands for healing!

Scripture reading for June 12th:  Acts 28, Psalm 117, Proverbs 24

Key Scriptures:  Acts 28:8-10  “It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery.  And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him.  And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases also came and were cured.  They also honored us greatly, and when we were about to sail, they put on board whatever we needed.” 

After the shipwreck and miraculous rescue of all on board, Paul heard about the father Publius, a leader on the island, who was ill with a disease.  Paul visited him to pray, and while there, laid hands on him.  The Lord healed him and this caused all the sick and diseased to come to Paul for prayer and it is recorded that they all were healed.  As a result, Paul and the ships crew were given favor and supplies to proceed when their winter there was over.  \

Faith Confession:  I believe in the laying on of hands and prayer for healing as the Holy Spirit directs.  The results are always to glorify God and build up His body.  God holds me responsible to act on His Word to see souls saved.

Proverbs 24:11-12 “Rescue those who are being taken away to death, hold back those who are stumbling to slaughter.  If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it?  Does He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work?”

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Pray in the Holy Spirit!

Scripture reading for November 29th:  Jude

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Jude 20-23  “But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.  Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.  Be merciful to those who doubt; snatching others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear–hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”

Jude, a half-brother of Jesus Christ, wrote to encourage believers to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.  (Jude vs. 3)  He warned them of deceivers and false teachers that would come to move them away from a stand of faith.  They must stay strong in the faith by standing on God’s word and praying in the Holy Spirit.  Through this kind of prayer, they would build themselves up in faith and continue showing God’s love to the lost and those going astray.

Observations for over-comers:  Praying in the Holy Spirit  enables over-coming faith and loving acts of mercy for those headed for eternal destruction.  “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it, . .?””  (Proverbs 24:11-12)

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Work for the night is coming!

Scripture reading for April 18th:  John 9

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  John 9:1-4  “As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,”  said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.  As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me.  Night is coming, when no one can work.”

God doesn’t promise us an easy life without any trials or tests.  The disciples were under the impression that all sickness was the result of sin.  In a sense they were right, but Jesus explained that sometimes God allows sickness and infirmity in the lives of people to fulfill a greater purpose.  In this case, the work of God was displayed as Jesus healed the man born blind.  The disciples were also instructed and we are learning as we read this story today!  God has a long view of things that we must tap into to understand His ways.

Observations for over-comers:  We must always be open to the Lord to display His glorious works.  Trying to figure out the ‘whys’ can get us off the subject and we miss the real need and purpose.  “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,:  does not He who weights the heart perceive it?”  (Proverbs 24:11-12a)

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