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Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.

What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching from the world and making ourselves available for the Holy Spirit. By detaching from the world--now you have time--the commodity that most Christians are not willing to give.

Jesus said, "Self-help is not help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, to finding yourself, your true self. (Matthew 16:25)

"God has planted eternity in the human heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." (Acts 20:24)

"We have been sent to speak for Christ." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

Albert Finch
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Our Covenant Right To Be Healed

Posted 12-01-2023 at 07:37 PM by Albert Finch


Jesus not only redeemed us from sin, He also redeemed us from sickness. So it is God's will to heal you. Never doubt it, because healing is in His redemptive plan.

The Bible says that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established (Matthew 18:16). The following texts from Isaiah, Matthew, and First Peter all agree that Jesus took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses:

Isaiah 53:4-5 - King James Version (KJV)

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

MISTRANSLATION IN THE ORIGINAL KING JAMES VERSION

The words "griefs" and "sorrows" are the Hebrew words that are literally "sicknesses" and diseases." Dr. Isaac Lesser's translation of The Hebrew Bible, a translation authorized for use by Orthodox Jews, reads: "Our diseases did he bear himself, and our pains he carried: while we indeed esteemed him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted."

Matthew 8:17 - King James Version (KJV)

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Matthew is quoting Isaiah. We know that Jesus was made to be sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). The object of His sin-bearing was that we might be free from sin, and the object of His sickness-bearing was that we might be free from sickness. This truth is also reflected in First Peter 2:24:

1 Peter 2:24 - King James Version (KJV)

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.



Thus, three witnesses -- Isaiah, Matthew, and Peter - tell us not only that Jesus shed His blood for the remission of our sins but that with His stripes we were healed.

OUR LEGAL RIGHT TO DIVINE HEALING

Not only is healing in God's "redemptive plan," but because Jesus sealed the New Covenant with His own blood, we also have a legal right to divine healing (Hebrews 8:6, 12:24, 13:20)

The New Covenant guarantees us the rights and privileges that Jesus secured for us, which include divine healing. In Mark 11:24 He said, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them." Therefore, we have a prayerful right to divine healing!

Then in Psalm 23:5, the Psalmist talks about Jesus as our Redeemer, saying. "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." Therefore healing is our provisional right -- our Heavenly Father has prepared a table of provision for us, and it includes healing.


ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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