Grace For Healing
God wants you well
healing power of the holy communion

Does the communion bread heal your body? Today I look at the healing power of the Holy Communion

Surely a small piece of bread cannot possibly heal an incurable illness?

I mean, it would be completely wonderful but it really does sound quite far fetched and almost too good to be true, doesn’t it?
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why does god allow suffering

When I volunteered in the chaplaincy at my local hospital, I often encountered questions like ‘why does God allow suffering?’ or ‘why did my loved one die?’ 

Have you ever asked such questions?

Think of a young child, constantly asking why about anything and everything, eager to grow and understand. Even Jesus asked God ‘why have you forsaken me?’

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the battle is not yours

The battle you face today is not yours, it’s God’s. Remember God parted the Red Sea, rained manna from Heaven and cleansed the leper. 

Our job is to rest.

Joseph Prince uses the analogy of a boxing match. The champion wins the battle and is awarded a trophy. He then goes home and gives the trophy to his wife. He did all the work but she benefits 
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demolish strongholds

Imagine sitting by the wayside and unable to see, probably for a great many years. Picture the conditioning, the thinking patterns and survival strategies. Bartimaeus chose to demolish such strongholds the day he met Jesus.

Could it be that God is inviting us to do the same?

We learn through repetition. How many times do you find yourself singing along to your favourite song on the radio. Chances are, you will have heard it many times, now all the words are hardwired into your system.

Unfortunately we can also repeat unhealthy or toxic thoughts, or strongholds, into our brains as well. It’s as though they’re stuck on repeat; the rumination becomes 2nd nature as those thoughts become hardwired. 
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is god punishing me with sickness

God is NOT punishing you when you’re suffering so you can relax. There is nothing the enemy wants more than for us to see God as angry and distant, cursing us with sickness and disease.

But he is the father of lies. He will even remind you of all those times you messed up, maybe this is payback!

I completely get why you may think this, when we read of God punishing sin so severely in the Old Testament, even visiting people’s sins to the third and fourth generations!

By reading this post, you’ll give yourself a break for any wrong-doing as you realise just how impossible it is for God to punish you. You’ll have a bank of evidence from Scripture proving God is not the cause of your suffering.

When I was a child, I just loved the story of Jonah and the Whale. The excitement and thrill that God would send a large fish to swallow someone whole.
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spiritual causes of disease

Is there such a thing as demonic influence or spiritual causes for disease? and is this the reason you’re ill today?

According to the Gospels, demons are everywhere! Jesus delivered people from demonic influence all the time and often the demons did cause sickness and disease.

When I developed illness all those years ago, deliverance ministry was strong amongst Christian healing ministries around the globe.
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Jesus heals jairus daughter

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on the story of when Jesus heals Jairus’ Daughter.

One of the favourite things about this story is that is shows that God is indiscriminate when it comes to healing.

Whether you’re a well known church leader that 1000s of people follow in instagram, or someone who is an outcast like the woman with the issue of blood, God will meet you and minister his healing.
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a Syrophoenician woman

If you know the heart of Jesus, you will know how keen he is for us to be well and how it’s just not his nature to ignore us. So how do you explain the story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman whom he disregarded?

The story always baffled me as it appears to contradict the willingness and generosity of our beautiful Saviour.

Close inspection reveals that Jesus wasn’t ignoring the woman. He was setting her up for her breakthrough.
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