The Gift of Intercession

Several years ago, I received a summons for jury duty. I apprehensively approached my assigned day with an excitement to serve. The day of my service, which began rather uneventfully, rapidly changed as I was chosen to sit on a panel. The interview process began with the lawyers asking each candidate what he or she did for a living. One by one, each person offered his or her résumé. My turn was quickly coming, and I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t have a job or a résumé to give, so I asked God, “What do I do?” By the time the lawyer got to me, God had answered, and I said, “I’m an intercessor.” When asked what an intercessor was, I simply answered, “It’s someone who functions much like you, a lawyer. I advocate for others. I use the Bible as my law book. Then I present cases before God for justice to be done for people, places or situations.” Needless to say, I wasn’t selected to serve on a jury. But in truth, that is who I am and what I do ... and the same is true of you.

The most perfect picture of intercession is the cross. It’s where Jesus petitioned the Father (our Judge) on our behalf for the forgiveness of our sins, and it was granted because the payment of His blood was rendered and accepted. The verdict was “Not Guilty” and Jesus connected God and man. It was the perfect act of mediation. But, this is where our work begins. 1 Timothy 2:5 says that Jesus is our Mediator, and because of His finished work on the cross, He has made a way for us to advocate for others. He stands ready to walk us into the throne room and introduce us to our Father. We make our appeal for others based on what God has said and what Jesus has done for us.

When you pray for someone or something because of a godly burden and a desire for God’s justice and will to be performed, you’re interceding. When we intercede, we become prayer partners with Christ, who is always interceding before His Father (Hebrews 7:25). Jesus placed a high priority on praying for others. When our desire is to be like Him, we also come to understand not only the importance of intercession, but the powerful influence of those prayers. You are the righteousness of God in Christ and your prayers will accomplish great things— salvation to the lost, deliverance to those who are oppressed, healing for the sick and provision for those who are in need. Your prayers also prepare the way for people to hear truth and understand it in their lives and situations. Many times they are then able to overcome the issues they’re dealing with and experience freedom and healing.

Ask the Father to help you desire the thoughts, feelings and purpose of His heart. He’ll give you a new heart—His. You’ll begin to have His perspective and a supernatural love, compassion and righteous indignation that will stir you to pray on behalf of others, our government, families, nations, for Israel and so much more. This is the gift of intercession. It’s in this place of partnering with God— asking for His will on earth to be released as it is in heaven—where great joy is found.

The greatest adventure and fulfillment in life lies ahead of you. When you ask God to give you His heart, partner with Him through the finished work of Jesus Christ and allow Him to give you His assignments and guidance in praying for others, you will see lives changed ... including your own.


Prayer is essentially a partnership of the redeemed child of God working hand in hand with God toward the realization of His redemptive purposes on earth.

~ Jack Hayford

Prayer

Father, I’m humbled that You would entrust me with Your heart for others. Please quicken my spirit to know the assignments You’re giving me, the strength and tenacity to pray them through, and the wisdom and revelation of the Spirit to pray Your heart so Your will can be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Memory Verse

O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:1–3 (NLT)


Ezekiel 22:30

30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

Romans 8:28-30

28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Romans 8:34

34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

1 Timothy 2:1-5

1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

1 John 5:14-15

14And if this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Psalms 5:1-3

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Missions Moment: Aug 4, 2019

PRAY FOR THE NATION OF BANGLADESH #48 (on World Watch List)

In Bangladesh Christian converts come from a Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu background. They face the most pressure from family and community, as well as from Islamic extremist groups and religious leaders.

Right now they are also being overwhelmed with flooding and Dengue Fever. Our partner church in Bangladesh, with assistance from PAOC/ERDO are heavily engaged with the Rohingya refugees and are trying to provide as much assistance as possible.

Pray for the rains to stop and this deadly fever to be arrested.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 46:1, Proverbs 18:10

4 Ways to Prepare for Your Healing

Healing always comes. You don’t have to wonder if it’s God’s will for you or if you just have to live with your symptoms for the rest of your life. Healing belongs to you. But while this is true, and you can expect to receive healing, there are some things you need to do to get yourself ready. Here are four ways to prepare yourself to receive your healing.

1.Make adjustments in your life.

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19NKJV). That’s pretty simple, isn’t it? We like to talk about eating the good of the land, but what about the willingness and obedience? As you prepare to receive your healing, God is talking to you about adjustments you need to make in your life. Do you hear Him?

Take the time to listen. It might be diet, exercise, sleep habits or sin that needs to be eradicated from your life once and for all. This is a critical part of preparing your heart and body to receive healing. Gloria Copeland shared this same principle in Healing School years ago: “You see, that’s why the Lord and I get along so well. I’m simple. I’m just so simple that I believe that He is smarter than I am, and so when He says something, I listen. I change. I make adjustments. I pay attention. I change my way of thinking. And that’s what you need to do if you want to be healed.”

2.Forgive.

Naturally speaking, unforgiveness has been proven to actually cause disease. So, it would certainly make sense that forgiveness is an important step toward ridding the body of sickness. In the spirit, the same is true. The power that forgives us our sins is the same power that heals us. That means the power of unforgiveness is the power of the curse! We don’t need the curse involved when we are going after healing.

Remember, forgiving isn’t condoning an offense or even re-establishing a relationship. It’s a matter of the heart. Satan will try to keep you in unforgiveness to keep you from receiving your healing. Don’t take the bait. Forgive anyone of the smallest (or biggest) offense, and get ready to receive your healing!

3.Focus on love.

Do you walk in love toward others? If you answered yes right away, it’s a sure sign that you don’t. You see, no one is perfect in this area—and while you may not get angry or easily annoyed with others, there is always an area of the love walk that can use improving. 

Is there someone you need to apologize to? Do you tend to be critical of others, even if just in your heart? Do you mumble under your breath about bad drivers or people who move slowly in the grocery store? Are you ever impatient, unkind, envious or boastful? Do you feel like you’re better than others? These are all real questions that cannot be answered with a quick yes or no. If you really want to walk in love, you’ll take the time to thoughtfully consider each of these questions, and allow the Lord to reveal to you any areas where you need to show love. 

This could perhaps be the greatest hindrance to receiving anything—including healing—from God. It’s the second greatest commandment! Don’t let a stubborn heart keep you from being healed. Dig into the Word, open up your heart, and ask God to show you where you can grow and love others better. It might just be the key that opens the door to your healing.

4.Become an expert. 

Are you an expert on what the Bible says about healing? Become one! You don’t have to go to Bible college or seminary to become an expert on the subject of healing. God designed it that way. It’s so simple to understand, but it takes knowledge to get to unwavering faith.

When you get rid of traditional thinking, the way you were raised, and what the pharmaceutical commercials, the doctors and your neighbors say, you’ll make room for the truth in God’s Word. Healing will come when you convert yourself to agree with God concerning healing. Give God and what He says authority in your life, and you will be prepared to receive your healing.

This is your assignment: Make any necessary adjustments in your life, forgive anyone and everyone, tighten up on your love walk, and get to work becoming an expert at what God’s Word says about healing. God is a good God. It’s His will for you to be healed. We’re not waiting on Him. He’s waiting on us. Prepare to receive your healing!

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER

AUGUST, 2019-07-27

Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”     

    The Word of God is to your spirit as bread is to your body.  When your body feeds on physical food, it produces physical power called strength.  When your spirit feeds on spiritual food, the Word, it produces spiritual power called Faith.  Just as your can’t eat one meal and feed on the memory of it for several  weeks and become strong, you can’t  just remember what the Word says and stay strong in faith.   We can’t get casual about the Word, if you do, you’ll slack off or one of these days the devil will catch you unprepared and steal you blind.   Remembering the Word isn’t enough.  You must continually feed on what it says.  Get it out read it and study it.  Verses you’ve read a thousand times ..and suddenly God will give you the greatest revelation of it you’ve never seen before.  You can’t get continued results if you don’t spend time in Prayer and in the Word of God, and Doing it, allowing the Spirit to nourish you daily.   Jesus said “The Words I have spoken to you, they are Spirit and they are Life.”


Food Review—Cherries, sweet, juicy, delicious cherries.  I do enjoy them when they are in season and have been enjoying them thoroughly.  Not only are they one of my favourite fruit (God’s Candy) but they are acclaimed to be a super fruit.  They have the highest level of disease fighting antioxidents and contain other important nutrients, as beta carotene,( 19 times more than blueberries or strawberries), Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fibre and folate.  They ease the pain of arthritis, gout and lower the risk of heart disease,diabetes and certain cancers.  They help with memory loss, jet lag and aging, I’m all for that, and are a good anti-inflammatory.        

Cherry crisp—5 cups pitted cherries     2 tbsp sugar    1 tbsp cornstarch    ½ tsp vanilla    ¼ tsp almond extract

Topping---1/4 cup whole wheat flour   ¼ cup br sugar packed   ¼ cup granulated sugar    ¼ tsp. Cinnamon  ¼ tsp salt     ¼ cup cold butter cut in pieces   ½ cups oats   1/3 cup chop almonds.   Toss cherries, sugar, cornstarch and extracts in bowl.  Prepare topping whisking flour, sugars, cinnamon,& salt. Add buttrer oats & almonds mixing until crumbly.  Place cherries in small pan, sprinkle topping over cherries.   Bake 375 for 25-30 min., until topping is slightly browned.

Satan can’t control you if you don’t lose control


Why isn’t my giving working

God will only do what He said He will do

The four ways of giving that are mentioned in the bible are these.

The tithe--- People struggle with it.     Firstfruits --- people don’t believe in it.

 Alms---- people totally understand it.    Seed----people think its a gamble.

God wants us to do all of these, but He offers different results. For each of the four types of giving. That means that not all giving is the same. you see, you can only expect God to  do what He says... and believe me ,what He says is enough! Whether it’s spiritual, physical, financial or otherwise, you can have faith in the word and yet misapply it’s teachings and not reap the results you were expecting. Of these four types of giving, three are towards God and one is towards man. Purpose is the key. Whatever you purpose in your heart that’s what you give---- not grudgingly nor of necessity ( meaning you should not be moved by need.), because God loves a cheerful giver (2Cor.9:7). Never forget that God meant what He wrote in His word and if we want to succeed in this life--- no matter whether it’s spiritual, physical. Financial or otherwise --- than we must live by His ways. So, if we want to excel in life, we’ve got to learn those ways and apply them. This is true in every respect, including the way we give. People will say that giving in any specific way is old testament is an “old testament” principle and that all of it has been done away with because we have been saved by grace and are “New Testament” believers. But Christ Himself warned that He did not come to do away with everything that came before Him, but to fulfill the purity of God’s law down to the last “jot” and “title” until “Heaven and Earth pass away” (Mat 5:18). It might be seen that believers who say the Old Testament is irrelevant to us today usually just want to get out of giving the tithe, because you never hear them bring up the argument regarding anything else! To show why you should believe tithing  is relevant  for New Testament believers, consider Melchisedec , a priest – king of Jerusalem in the Old Testament  who “blessed “ Abraham. In return, Abraham gave him 10% of what he had gathered in battle (Gen. 14) . Melchisedec   is referred to in the bible as a type of Christ and, in (Heb 5:10), Jesus is repeatedly referred to as  “called of God an high priest after the order of Machisedec “  ( Heb 5:10) 

In the upcoming letters we will see the breakdown of each type of giving, or look on the church blog page over the next few weeks for this study called “Why isn’t my giving working?).  

Missions Moment: Jul 28, 2019

A FUN PROJECT...SEEDS FOR CUBA!

Our Global Workers Bonita & Alberto are in Canada for Itineration till November. They will be at CPC in October.

They always gather various items for their work in Cuba that are hard to find or prohibitively expensive. They have begun a garden at their farm and would like to collect packets of vegetable seeds to take back and try!

Any varieties are great. They would like some to be climbers as they are going to try ‘vertical’ gardening as well as regular.

Would you see what you can find before seeds are gone from store shelves? There will be a container in the foyer to receive your ‘Gatherings’ THANKS!

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:29

Healing

Are you tolerating sickness, pain or disease in your life? Enough is enough! Discover these 5 ways to receive your healing through the anointing today!

If you’ve ever attempted to solve a Rubik’s Cube™, you know this: Once it gets jumbled around, it seems nearly impossible to solve! There are a million different possible combinations, requiring the turning of each section at the perfect time and in the perfect way. Most people give up after a few fruitless attempts, leaving such a feat to those who have the desire and patience to conquer the colorful puzzle.

The devil has made a lot of believers feel just the same. He’s jumbled around the idea of healing in our minds until it looks unsolvable—unattainable. He’s tried to convince us that, just like that troublesome little cube, only a select few can figure it out. Here’s the issue—the devil is a liar. If he’s telling you something is complicated, one thing is certain—it isn’t.

You can access every part of the healing anointing in your life. You can be healed—completely. Begin expecting healing today by learning more about these five ways to receive your healing through the anointing.


1. Receive Your Healing by Becoming Manifest-Minded

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” –Job 5:9 (NIV)

The first way to receive your healing through the anointing is to become manifest-minded.

God is a good, loving and compassionate God. He provided for your healing when Jesus went to the cross. In fact, medical science has grouped all sickness and disease into 39 categories, and Jesus took 39 stripes for our healing! God certainly didn’t sacrifice His only Son so only a few could figure out how to receive what He provided in doing that.

Healing is part of your Calvary benefit package. Healing minister Billy Burke says, “God doesn’t heal you because you’re good; He heals you because He’s good.”

It’s time to lay hold of the idea that healing is for you, not just for a select few. And it’s time to shake off any of your own ideas about how God is going to manifest your healing. God is not a one-string guitar. He heals in many different ways through the healing anointing.

What is the purpose of the anointing? To set people free. If you’ve ever had any kind of pain or sickness, you know it holds your body captive. It keeps you from enjoying life to the fullest.

As Billy Burke says, “It’s time to get manifest-minded.” Don’t allow yourself to get so comfortable with something that you don’t think it can go away in a moment. Don’t get used to diabetes, pain medication, neck braces. Don’t be satisfied with being a spectator of other people’s healing. Miracles are real.

The Name of the Lord is a high tower, and the righteous run to it. Stop hesitating. Run to the healing anointing, the healing power of God. Move toward Him and allow Him to heal you. Say in faith, “If anyone is going to be healed, it’s going to be me.”


2. Receive Your Healing Through a Minister’s Anointing

“And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” –Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)

Just as there is an anointing to teach or preach, there is an anointing to heal. There is an anointing within every believer to lay hands on the sick (we’ll talk more about that later), but there is also a special anointing that God places upon certain people to minister through the healing anointing.

How can you receive healing through a minister’s anointing? Just like any other blessing or promise—by faith. Quite often, the reason healings occur through a minister’s anointing is because people hear the truth about healing in God’s Word presented to them in a fresh, new way—allowing them to build faith to receive their healing.

Kenneth Hagin, a powerful healing minister, said this about receiving healing through a minister’s anointing: “The anointing oil, the minister’s prayer and the laying on of hands are simply methods, or points of contact. In themselves, they do not heal. They are avenues through which we can release our faith in God’s Word.”

In other words, healing can come through an anointed minister, but this is primarily used to gain the attention of unbelievers. As Gloria Copeland says, “Healing is the dinner bell for the unbeliever.” As believers, we are called to receive healing by releasing our faith. So, when you attend a healing meeting, go expecting to receive. Allow the words and actions of the healing minister to build your faith to the point of receiving your healing right in your own chair.

3. Receive Your Healing Through the Anointed Word of God

“As you have believed so let it be done for you.” –Matthew 8:13 (NKJV)

There are hints all through the New Testament of prerequisites for healing. One of them is that hearing comes before healing. Hearing what? Hearing the Word of God. In Mark 5:27, we read about the woman with the issue of blood. When did she receive her healing? “When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment” (NKJV). In Luke 10:17, “great multitudes…came together to hear, and to be healed” (NKJV).

Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17). One way to receive the healing anointing in your own life is to hear what the Word of God says about it. Read about the love of God, read about the compassion of Jesus, and read about the healings of Jesus. Read about His goodness. If you’re going to listen to what men say about your healing rather than what God says, you’re going to stay sick. If you’re going to listen to what traditions say about life and death rather than what the Word of God says, you’re going to stay in bondage. The traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect.

Gloria Copeland built her faith in this area by reading all four Gospels and the book of Acts three times in 30 days. Getting a concentrated dose of the Word, especially regarding healing and miracles, will build your faith to be healed. Another way to build your faith for healing is to listen to testimonies or faith-filled teaching on healing.

 As you build your faith, resist the temptation to look at how other healings have occurred. You have to yield to the way God’s doing it in you. Anywhere on the journey, He can step in.

Even if it seems delayed or your symptoms seem worse, put your feet firmly on the Word of God. Don’t move. Persevere. His healing power will come upon you. According to your faith, it will be done to you. Your faith will make you whole.

Billy Burke says, “Surrender to His will, but also surrender to His way.” If your healing comes in small increments, don’t let your faith fade. It might not be all the way, but it’s on the way. Stand your ground and stand on the Word.


As you yield to God’s way of healing, tune in your heart to His instructions. He will help you remove hindrances to your healing. Do what He tells you to do! Is there guilt, unforgiveness, anger, bitterness or insecurity in your life? Repent. Make a change. Let God change your entire lifestyle and transform you. Say goodbye and turn your back on that place of sickness, sin, disease, fear, doubt, demonic activity, loss and lack. Get up and follow Jesus; then you’ll be able to lead others out of their problems, too.

Make God’s Word absolutely your final authority. If He says you’re healed, you are healed!

4. Receive Your Healing Through a Corporate Anointing

“And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.” –Matthew 15:30 (NASB)

While a healing minister can lay hands on individuals in isolated settings, most often they minister healing in a corporate setting. Jesus did the same. There were times when Jesus’ healing Anointing flowed to individuals and other times when it flowed to a crowd. For example, in Matthew 14:36, a multitude came from far and wide to see Jesus, just to have the chance to touch His robe (His Anointing), “and all who touched Him were healed.”

What is different about a corporate anointing, versus the individual laying on of hands? God chooses to minister healing to people in a variety of ways. In a corporate setting, those whose faith is not fully developed in the area of healing can receive healing on the faith of others because of that atmosphere of faith. We see evidence of this in Matthew 15 when large crowds came to Jesus with their loved ones who needed healing. They believed what they had heard and were expecting to see miracles. Their faith gave Jesus’ Anointing room to work.

You see, when you believe for healing—not just for yourself, but for others—you set the table for healing with your faith. Corporate faith coming together creates a powerful atmosphere. Kenneth Hagin said this about coming together for healing: “The greatest anointing of all is the corporate anointing. I can be anointed to minister to the sick and lay hands on people, and a certain percentage of them will get healed through faith and the anointing. But the corporate anointing has a greater, more far-reaching effect.”

On the other hand, if a healing minister visits a church where the people are filled with doubt and unbelief, that anointing will be stifled. This was true in Jesus’ day, too. We know that there were times when Jesus could not heal due to the unbelief of the crowd (Matthew 13:58). He had faith, He was Anointed to heal, but unbelief stopped the flow of the healing anointing.

Just as the faith of a crowd can empower the healing anointing, unbelief can quench it. So when you attend a healing meeting, or when you’re just attending a church service, determine to show up filled with faith. Make a faith contribution to every atmosphere you’re part of, and perhaps your faith will be just what someone else needs to receive their healing.


5. Receive Your Healing by Ministering Healing to Others With the Anointing

“They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” –Mark 16:18 (NKJV)

One of the most powerful ways to act on your faith for healing is to minister healing to others with the anointing. Some people have the gift of healing—a special anointing—but according to Mark 16:18, every believer has the power and authority to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Jesus will heal anything, anyone, anywhere, anytime, if someone will just exercise faith in God. Build your faith so that you will have boldness to lay hands on the sick. And don’t look for immediate results—stand firm in your faith. Healing always comes. Not everyone gets healed, because not everyone will receive it. But when you release your faith—the healing power of God is always released for the taking.

God is ready for unusual miracles, creative miracles, to be seen and believed. There’s nothing too hard for God—not even an incurable disease in its final stages (Luke 5:12-13). And know this: Standing and believing for the healing of others might just be the door that opens to your own healing.

God has given us so many ways to receive healing through the anointing when we allow ourselves to be manifest-minded—not just through healing ministers, but through His Word, through the power of gathering our faith together, and even by allowing us the honor and privilege of laying hands on others. Healing isn’t an impossible puzzle! So, whatever you do, don’t settle for anything less than divine health all your days. Not even the slightest headache should ever be tolerated in your life. Healing belongs to you!Are you tolerating sickness, pain or disease in your life? Enough is enough! Discover these 5 ways to receive your healing through the anointing today!

If you’ve ever attempted to solve a Rubik’s Cube™, you know this: Once it gets jumbled around, it seems nearly impossible to solve! There are a million different possible combinations, requiring the turning of each section at the perfect time and in the perfect way. Most people give up after a few fruitless attempts, leaving such a feat to those who have the desire and patience to conquer the colorful puzzle.

The devil has made a lot of believers feel just the same. He’s jumbled around the idea of healing in our minds until it looks unsolvable—unattainable. He’s tried to convince us that, just like that troublesome little cube, only a select few can figure it out. Here’s the issue—the devil is a liar. If he’s telling you something is complicated, one thing is certain—it isn’t.

You can access every part of the healing anointing in your life. You can be healed—completely. Begin expecting healing today by learning more about these five ways to receive your healing through the anointing.


1. Receive Your Healing by Becoming Manifest-Minded

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” –Job 5:9 (NIV)

The first way to receive your healing through the anointing is to become manifest-minded.

God is a good, loving and compassionate God. He provided for your healing when Jesus went to the cross. In fact, medical science has grouped all sickness and disease into 39 categories, and Jesus took 39 stripes for our healing! God certainly didn’t sacrifice His only Son so only a few could figure out how to receive what He provided in doing that.

Healing is part of your Calvary benefit package. Healing minister Billy Burke says, “God doesn’t heal you because you’re good; He heals you because He’s good.”

It’s time to lay hold of the idea that healing is for you, not just for a select few. And it’s time to shake off any of your own ideas about how God is going to manifest your healing. God is not a one-string guitar. He heals in many different ways through the healing anointing.

What is the purpose of the anointing? To set people free. If you’ve ever had any kind of pain or sickness, you know it holds your body captive. It keeps you from enjoying life to the fullest.

As Billy Burke says, “It’s time to get manifest-minded.” Don’t allow yourself to get so comfortable with something that you don’t think it can go away in a moment. Don’t get used to diabetes, pain medication, neck braces. Don’t be satisfied with being a spectator of other people’s healing. Miracles are real.

The Name of the Lord is a high tower, and the righteous run to it. Stop hesitating. Run to the healing anointing, the healing power of God. Move toward Him and allow Him to heal you. Say in faith, “If anyone is going to be healed, it’s going to be me.”


2. Receive Your Healing Through a Minister’s Anointing

“And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” –Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)

Just as there is an anointing to teach or preach, there is an anointing to heal. There is an anointing within every believer to lay hands on the sick (we’ll talk more about that later), but there is also a special anointing that God places upon certain people to minister through the healing anointing.

How can you receive healing through a minister’s anointing? Just like any other blessing or promise—by faith. Quite often, the reason healings occur through a minister’s anointing is because people hear the truth about healing in God’s Word presented to them in a fresh, new way—allowing them to build faith to receive their healing.

Kenneth Hagin, a powerful healing minister, said this about receiving healing through a minister’s anointing: “The anointing oil, the minister’s prayer and the laying on of hands are simply methods, or points of contact. In themselves, they do not heal. They are avenues through which we can release our faith in God’s Word.”

In other words, healing can come through an anointed minister, but this is primarily used to gain the attention of unbelievers. As Gloria Copeland says, “Healing is the dinner bell for the unbeliever.” As believers, we are called to receive healing by releasing our faith. So, when you attend a healing meeting, go expecting to receive. Allow the words and actions of the healing minister to build your faith to the point of receiving your healing right in your own chair.

3. Receive Your Healing Through the Anointed Word of God

“As you have believed so let it be done for you.” –Matthew 8:13 (NKJV)

There are hints all through the New Testament of prerequisites for healing. One of them is that hearing comes before healing. Hearing what? Hearing the Word of God. In Mark 5:27, we read about the woman with the issue of blood. When did she receive her healing? “When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment” (NKJV). In Luke 10:17, “great multitudes…came together to hear, and to be healed” (NKJV).

Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17). One way to receive the healing anointing in your own life is to hear what the Word of God says about it. Read about the love of God, read about the compassion of Jesus, and read about the healings of Jesus. Read about His goodness. If you’re going to listen to what men say about your healing rather than what God says, you’re going to stay sick. If you’re going to listen to what traditions say about life and death rather than what the Word of God says, you’re going to stay in bondage. The traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect.

Gloria Copeland built her faith in this area by reading all four Gospels and the book of Acts three times in 30 days. Getting a concentrated dose of the Word, especially regarding healing and miracles, will build your faith to be healed. Another way to build your faith for healing is to listen to testimonies or faith-filled teaching on healing.

 As you build your faith, resist the temptation to look at how other healings have occurred. You have to yield to the way God’s doing it in you. Anywhere on the journey, He can step in.

Even if it seems delayed or your symptoms seem worse, put your feet firmly on the Word of God. Don’t move. Persevere. His healing power will come upon you. According to your faith, it will be done to you. Your faith will make you whole.

Billy Burke says, “Surrender to His will, but also surrender to His way.” If your healing comes in small increments, don’t let your faith fade. It might not be all the way, but it’s on the way. Stand your ground and stand on the Word.


As you yield to God’s way of healing, tune in your heart to His instructions. He will help you remove hindrances to your healing. Do what He tells you to do! Is there guilt, unforgiveness, anger, bitterness or insecurity in your life? Repent. Make a change. Let God change your entire lifestyle and transform you. Say goodbye and turn your back on that place of sickness, sin, disease, fear, doubt, demonic activity, loss and lack. Get up and follow Jesus; then you’ll be able to lead others out of their problems, too.

Make God’s Word absolutely your final authority. If He says you’re healed, you are healed!

4. Receive Your Healing Through a Corporate Anointing

“And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.” –Matthew 15:30 (NASB)

While a healing minister can lay hands on individuals in isolated settings, most often they minister healing in a corporate setting. Jesus did the same. There were times when Jesus’ healing Anointing flowed to individuals and other times when it flowed to a crowd. For example, in Matthew 14:36, a multitude came from far and wide to see Jesus, just to have the chance to touch His robe (His Anointing), “and all who touched Him were healed.”

What is different about a corporate anointing, versus the individual laying on of hands? God chooses to minister healing to people in a variety of ways. In a corporate setting, those whose faith is not fully developed in the area of healing can receive healing on the faith of others because of that atmosphere of faith. We see evidence of this in Matthew 15 when large crowds came to Jesus with their loved ones who needed healing. They believed what they had heard and were expecting to see miracles. Their faith gave Jesus’ Anointing room to work.

You see, when you believe for healing—not just for yourself, but for others—you set the table for healing with your faith. Corporate faith coming together creates a powerful atmosphere. Kenneth Hagin said this about coming together for healing: “The greatest anointing of all is the corporate anointing. I can be anointed to minister to the sick and lay hands on people, and a certain percentage of them will get healed through faith and the anointing. But the corporate anointing has a greater, more far-reaching effect.”

On the other hand, if a healing minister visits a church where the people are filled with doubt and unbelief, that anointing will be stifled. This was true in Jesus’ day, too. We know that there were times when Jesus could not heal due to the unbelief of the crowd (Matthew 13:58). He had faith, He was Anointed to heal, but unbelief stopped the flow of the healing anointing.

Just as the faith of a crowd can empower the healing anointing, unbelief can quench it. So when you attend a healing meeting, or when you’re just attending a church service, determine to show up filled with faith. Make a faith contribution to every atmosphere you’re part of, and perhaps your faith will be just what someone else needs to receive their healing.


5. Receive Your Healing by Ministering Healing to Others With the Anointing

“They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” –Mark 16:18 (NKJV)

One of the most powerful ways to act on your faith for healing is to minister healing to others with the anointing. Some people have the gift of healing—a special anointing—but according to Mark 16:18, every believer has the power and authority to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Jesus will heal anything, anyone, anywhere, anytime, if someone will just exercise faith in God. Build your faith so that you will have boldness to lay hands on the sick. And don’t look for immediate results—stand firm in your faith. Healing always comes. Not everyone gets healed, because not everyone will receive it. But when you release your faith—the healing power of God is always released for the taking.

God is ready for unusual miracles, creative miracles, to be seen and believed. There’s nothing too hard for God—not even an incurable disease in its final stages (Luke 5:12-13). And know this: Standing and believing for the healing of others might just be the door that opens to your own healing.

God has given us so many ways to receive healing through the anointing when we allow ourselves to be manifest-minded—not just through healing ministers, but through His Word, through the power of gathering our faith together, and even by allowing us the honor and privilege of laying hands on others. Healing isn’t an impossible puzzle! So, whatever you do, don’t settle for anything less than divine health all your days. Not even the slightest headache should ever be tolerated in your life. Healing belongs to you!

Missions Moment: Burkina Faso

UPDATE ON THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IN BURKINA FASO (AFRICA)

Militants continue to hunt for and persecute believers in the small African country of Burkina Faso. While Burkina Faso isn’t listed in the top 50 persecuted countries, it has seen an alarming increase in 2019.

PRAY FOR:
Healing from emotional trauma.
Provision for survivors.
The government to be able to secure the region.
Wisdom, courage and hope for the body of Christ as they continue to face these threats!

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:15-18, 3:16-19

Speak to your Mountain

When you pray, start by giving God praise and thank Him for his promise of healing through Jesus. Share how much you love Him and appreciate Him as your loving father. Let your Loving father hear you confess His word and know that His promises are received in your heart as truth and life. Remember that God inhabits the praises of His people so He is with you by His Holy Spirit and loves you more than you could imagine, His greatest desire is that you live in health and prosper as your spirit prospers. You will prosper by feeding yourself a diet of His word daily and proclaiming it over yourself. 

Don’t waist time telling God what you are going to do tell the problem what you want it to do and believe that you receive in Jesus’ name.

Jesus said “if you speak to your problem (sickness, decease) to be gone, and do not doubt in your heart but believe that what you say will happen, IT WILL BE DONE. (Mk. 11:23)” 

Women's Newsletter: July

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER

JUlY, 2019-06-29
Awhile ago in my daily devotional , 1 Cor. 6:17 really spoke to me.  “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord, Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 
Be separate is the key.  Jesus in John 17:17 says, when praying to the Father, “Sanctify or Separate them through your truth, Thy Word is truth.”  We cannot separate ourselves from any destructive habit without replacing it with something else .  We cannot turn away from the things of this world unless we turn to something stronger.   If we give the Word of God first place in our lives, it will continue to separate us from poverty, anxiety and  sickness and hatred and the darkness of our old habits.  Once my son discovered this.  He had a small Bible that he carried around in his pocket.  Every   time he wanted a cigarette and reached in his pocket  he pulled out the Bible instead and turned to premarked verses, such as “I can do all things through Christ,”  “Greater is He that is in me” until the urge went.  He won victory over that habit by the power of the Word.  We need to lock into the Word and let it separate us from the things of the world and move to the things of God. 

God’s Medicine

The words I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. -John 6:63
We’ve seen tremendous medical breakthroughs in our generation. We’ve seen “miracle drugs” developed that can conquer many kinds of sickness and disease. But you know, in the 20- plus years I’ve been a believer, I’ve discovered another, much more effective kind of medicine: THE WORD OF GOD. There’s never been a miracle drug that could equal it. God’s medicine is the answer to every need. It is life, it is health, it is the power of God. And if you put it in your heart and act on it, you will be healed. 

Sometimes people ask, “if God’s medicine works every time, why are there so many believers still sick?” there are two reasons, 1st because they don’t take the time to plant the word concerning healing deeply into their heart.  And 2nd, because they don’t do what the word tells them to do.

Think of it this way: if a doctor prescribes medicine for you to swallow daily and you rub it on your chest instead, that medicine isn’t going to work for you. You have to follow the instructions and use it properly if you expect to get well, if you read God’s prescription for health and don’t act upon it, you won’t reap any of its benefits.

Proverbs 4:22 says God’s Words are life and health to you. So don’t wait until you get sick to start using them. Start now, begin to put God’s Word in your heart in abundance and it will be hard for you to get sick. That Word within you will constantly be keeping God’s healing power at work in you.  

And don’t worry. There’s no limit to the amount of God’s medicine you can take. You can’t get an overdose. The more you take the stronger you get. 

Start growing stronger today.

Read Poverbs 4:20-27

Missions Moment: Village of Hope

HOW YOU CAN HELP... VILLAGE OF HOPE (VOH) AFRICA (Week 3)

One of the best ways to help is to become a Child Sponsor through PAOC/ERDO’s ChildCARE Plus and help with education, health care and other basic needs.

For information on how you can sponsor a Village of Hope child please visit the PAOC website.... info@vohafrica.com

Child sponsorship is a wonderful way to involve your children in actively caring for others through giving, letter writing and praying!

SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:4

Missions Moment: June Focus

JUNE FOCUS IN THE MISSIONS CAFE... TEEN CHALLENGE LONDON!

Teen Challenge is a faith based ministry serving those dealing with addictions... particularly drug and alcohol.

It is a year long program where students attend a residential program that guides them toward recovery and finding Jesus!

All donations in our Cafe will go toward purchasing microphones for the London Centre. 

**Mike and his team are working hard to provide delicious treats and coffee in the Cafe... drop by and enjoy while you support this vital work!

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 10:13-14, Psalm 50:15

Women's Ministry Newsletter: June

JUNE, 2019

2 Corinthains 4:9   “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect  in weakness.”   When you run into an impossible situation, one you don’t have the strength or the ability to handle, are you often tempted to throw in the towel and simply give up.  Remember the Word of God says God’s strength is about to be made perfect in you. 

  Strength or dunamis means God’s miracle working power will come into play when your human strength ends.  Acts 14 shows this promise in action.  The  Apostle Paul was stoned, taken out of the city and left for dead.  His human strength had ended, he was powerless, but the disciples gathered around and prayed and the Lord raised him up and he went on his way.   God’s power enabled him to be an overcomer.  So if you are facing a crisis today---If you are sick and medicine has failed,---   If your family is falling apart, ---If bad habits have you hopelessly bound, ---If you’ve done absolutely all you know to do with no results...Then rejoice!  For when human strength ends, the power of God excels!  Only Believe, God’s Grace is sufficient for you.  To Receive you must Believe.  Believing is trusting in God to honour His Word, which He says He watches over it to accomplish what He said it would do, that He even honours it above His Name.  We need to cut our ties to what the world says and Believe what God’s Word says.

Father’s Day  was founded in Spokane, Wash.  at the YMCA on June 19, 1910 by Sanora Smart Dodd.  Her father was a Civil War Vetern, a single parent who raised 6 children.  She heard a sermon about Jarvis” Mother’s Day at a Methodist Church and told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday honouring them.  When she went away to college it faded away until she returned in 1930 and started promoting it again with the help of N.Y Associated Men’s Wear Council.  It wouldn’t pass congress as it was perceived as another attempt by merchants to commercialize it like Mother’ Day.  Finally in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June.  Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed it into law.  It was soon adopted into Canada but is not considered a public holiday.


WE DON’T BELIEVE GOD’S WORD THE WAY HE DOES

II.  Replacing Negative Confessions with the Word of God

A.  My Don’t Do It List 


1.  Never again will I confess that, “I can’t do something,” for, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” – Philippians 4:13
2.  Never again will I confess lack or, “I can’t afford that,” for, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19; Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:1-3
3.  Never again will I confess fear or say that, “I am afraid,” for, “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – II Timothy 1:7
4.  Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith or say, “I don’t know, or I’m not sure I can do that,” for, “God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:3
5.  Never again will I confess weakness, for, “the Lord is the strength of my life,” and, “the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” – Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32
6.  Never again will I confess defeat, for, “God always causes us to triumph in Christ.” – II Corinthians 2:14
7.  Never again will I confess lack of wisdom or “I don’t know,” for, “Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God.” – I Corinthians 1:30
8.  Never again will I confess that I am sick, for, “With His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
9.  Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for, “I am casting all my care upon Him; for He careth for me.” – I Peter 5:7
10.  Never again will I confess bondage, for, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – II Corinthians 3:17
11.  Never again will I confess condemnation or be self-condemned, for, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1

III.  Proverbs Referencing Our Words
A.  Proverbs 6:2
B.  Proverbs 10:11, 19, 31-32
C.  Proverbs 12:6, 14
D.  Proverbs 15:4, 23
E.  Proverbs 16:24
F.  Proverbs 25:11-12 

Missions Moment: Mother's Day

ON THIS MOTHER’S DAY LET US REMEMBER TO...

Give thanks for and pray blessings on the mothers/grandmothers in our midst.

Pray for and give thanks for our Global Worker moms/grandmas wherever in the world they are. 

Think about and pray for those mothers in our community and around the world who are raising their families and difficult circumstances... may they feel the Lord near.

SCRIPTURE: “Her children rise up and call her blessed”...Proverbs 31:28a

MISSIONS CAFE PRAISE! Your donations in April for mosquito nets is $342.06!

Missions Moment: May Focus

MAY FOCUS IN THE MISSIONS CAFE: YOUTH FOR CHRIST (YFC)

Youth for Christ in Strathroy continues to develop relationships with the young people in our town!

Under the leadership of our own Dave Berdan YFC is making its presence known. 

Continue to pray for a permanent location to gather!

DONATIONS in the Cafe will go towards buying sports equipment for events like Block Parties etc.

SCRIPTURES: Romans 10:14, 1 Timothy 4:12

Women's Ministries Newsletter: May

A young girl, named Zochitl, wrote after turning 19 and years before she owned a pager or cell phone that she moved 700 miles away from her mom.  One morning, she left early to run errands, forgetting her scheduled call to mom.  Later that night, two policemen came to her door.  Mom had been worried because she’s never missed one of their chats.  After calling repeatedly and getting only a busy signal, her mom reached out to the authorities and had them check on her.  One of the policemen turned to her and said, “It’s a blessing to know love won’t stop looking for you.”  When she went to call her mom to apologize, she found she had accidentally knocked the phone off its base. After talking with her mom,  she hung up thinking mom had over reacted, but it felt good to be loved that much.

Scripture paints a beautiful picture of God, who is Love, relentlessly beckoning His wandering children.  Like a good shepherd, He cares about and seeks each and every one, affirming the priceless value of every beloved child of God.   Love never stops looking for us.  He diligently pursues us. “Oh the Overwhelming, Never Ending, Reckless Love of God. “     John 17:23, “I in them and You in Me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have LOVED THEM even as you have LOVED ME.”  What an amazing verse! God loves us as much as He loves Jesus.

Heaven Declares

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

God has a master plan for you

Plan your day according to what you desire the outcome to be. You can plan your day with positive implementations that will cause your morning to be the benchmark for the rest of the day. Know, my child, that your plan is based on your thoughts and out of the abundance of your heart the mouth speaks. My child, out of the abundance of your thoughts your vision will speak for itself. Did you know that I have a plan for your life? The blueprint of your life has already been predetermined for you.  What I create is always good. I will never plan anything for you in vain or unintentionally. My plans for your life are strategic and the outcomes are always good when you are in obedience to My voice and My word. The storms of life will come to throw you off course, but my plan for your life  is to keep you aligned with Me and moving toward your destiny. 

Scriptures...  Rom. 8:29; Habakkuk 2:2; Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 55:11; Deut. 28:1, 30:8

Prayer... I know, Father, that your ways are not my ways and Your thoughts are not like mine. You have given me a promising future. Remove people who come with flattery and connect me with those who will speak the truth in love. Give me a heavenly download concerning my destiny. In Your name I pray, Amen.

I decree and declare: That I will learn how to manage my time effectively.  

That every promise of God over my life is not null and void.  

That new relationships are aligning to me.  

That the favour of God is attracting what I need to fulfill my calling.  

That my destiny will not be disrupted by the enemy. 

That I will walk in total obedience to the Lord. 

That the disruptions around me will be silenced.  

That I will seek the face of the Lord in every decision-making plan, and that my ears are open to new ideas and concepts in Jesus’ name.

Missions Moment

Missions Moment: April Focus for our Missions Cafe.. MAK (Missions & Kids)

Missions and kids (MAK) is about saving the lives of children around the globe!

One of the ways they do that is to buy nets that hang from the ceiling over the children’s beds to protect them while they sleep. This is a simple but very effective way to prevent disease from insect bites!

The nets cost $10/net… lets try and buy 50!

Scripture: Matthew 19:14

PS - Thanks to your generous donations in the cafe in March we are sending $318 to the Samson’s for the Widows in India!

Women's Ministries Newsletter: April

Hebrews 10:19 “We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the Blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is His Body.”

It was a dark and sombre day in the outskirts of Jerusalem. On a hill just outside the city walls, a Man who’d been attracting crowds for the past three years hung in disgrace and pain on a rough wooden cross, Mourners wept and wailed in sorrow. The light of the sun no longer brightened the afternoon sky. And the intense suffering of the Man ended when He cried out in a loud voice, “It is finished”. At that very moment, another sound came from the great temple across town - the sound of ripping fabric. Miraculously without human intervention, the Huge, Thick Veil that separated the outer temple from the Holy of Holies tore in two from Top to Bottom. That torn curtain symbolized the reality of the cross; a new way was now opened to God. Jesus the Man on the cross, had shed His Blood as the last sacrifice allowed, all who believe in Him are able to enjoy forgiveness of sins and enter into a relationship with God. Amidst the darkness of that Good Friday, Jesus opened a way for us to be saved from the consequences of our sins and experience fellowship with God. Thank you Jesus for the torn Veil.

Have a Blessed Peace filled Easter knowing the price has been paid for our sins.
Jesus is also the reason for This Season!

Missions Moment: April Focus

APRIL FOCUS: MAK (MISSIONS & KIDS)

                             FOUR|FOURTEEN... HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 

This month we have focused on MAK and how we can impact children in the 4-14 age bracket.  
This week let’s think about children in our own church, our own communities... consider how you might have an impact, through kind words, good deeds and prayer!

PRAYER: Lord, help us to have the heart of a child & see children as you do...

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 18:3, Mark 10:16

***Last Sunday to donate to ‘mosquito nets’ in our Cafe!

Women's Connection Newsletter: August, 2018

1 John 5:18. "We know whoever is born of God does not keep on sinning.  But whoever is born of God guards himself, and the wicked one cannot touch him."  Satan cannot do anything to you apart from fear, any more than God will do something for you apart from faith (Heb. 11:6).  Just as faith is unwavering confidence in God and His WORD, fear is unwavering confidence in something that has the ability to hurt you or cause a serious loss in your life.  It is activated through words and actions in the same way faith is activated through words and actions.

The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control.  Notice no fear.

Fear must come from the outside, it first comes against your mind as thoughts of doubt, unbelief, disaster.  When you meditate on these and it starts to come out of your mouth, they begin to grow and take root inside you.  Jesus said, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matt 12:34, 25) If you want good things to come to pass in your life, speak God's WORD.  Refuse to speak words of doubt, fear and unbelief which gives the devil a foothold.  Don't ever act on fear.  It will move into your spirit and choke your faith.  It will do its best to stay there and ruin your life.  Fill your heart with God's unchanging WORD, and watch the abundance of your heart produce the fruit of the Spirit, the blessings of God.

Missions Moment: Dignity Project in Romania

MISSIONS CAFE FOR AUGUST- DIGNITY PROJECT IN ROMANIA..

Dignity... a word we understand and believe God means for all people.
Proton Foundation (Ian Green) is providing sanitary products to the Roma women living in the community of Lazareni, Romania.
The need is great. This is an opportunity to witness by meeting a ‘felt need’ for these precious women.

So enjoy the goodies in the cafe knowing all donations this month go to this need.

SCRIPTURE: Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 6:10