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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Health and Healing

"Behold, I will bring [Jerusalem] health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth... I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities ... Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.' "
~ Jeremiah 33:6-9 (NKJV)

For whom the Lord loves He chastens.
~ Hebrews 12:6 (NKJV)

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ ... and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
~ Ephesians 2:4-6 (NKJV)

I fear I shall sound repetitive. Yet God's Word is repetitive. We are slow to understand. Slow to believe. Slow to live out the truths God manifests to us. So like the loving Father He is, He gently reminds us over and over of the truths we need.

Yet again, the "weeping prophet" Jeremiah is confronted with the great sin and punishment from God which was his burden to witness. Yet again, the Lord assures that His intent as Jerusalem is rebuked with suffering is to restore her to health and healing, because of His great love.

God dealt with our sin in the blood of His Son. He has made us alive—past tense. He has raised us up—past tense. He has made us sit in the heavenly places—past tense. He has already accomplished the work of our health and healing. He continually reminds us that it is ours.

Father, You are rich in mercy and great in love. You grant to us abundance of peace and truth. The health and healing of our souls lies in Your great compassion for us. Please impress upon our hearts with great clarity the life and place of being raised up and the seat with You in heavenly places which is ours.

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  1. Isn't the Lord just amazing. He has already done this stuff for us and all we have to do is accept it. Accepting can be so hard when we feel we don't deserve it. Praise the Lord, for He is good.

  2. I'm thankful for the repitition! Some of us (namely, me!) need to hear things a few times to get it through our thick skulls.

    And Anne, speaking of repitition: I've been rolling around in my over and over again the in-depth meaning of YHVH that you shared with me. Incredible. I had no idea.

  3. "I fear I shall sound repetitive. Yet God's Word is repetitive"

    What a great statement. And when He repeats Himself, dont you think we should stand up and take notice?

  4. Perhaps it is almost too wonderful and amazing of a gift He offers to truly comprehend. Our God's love is virtually indescribable, I plead with Him to give me full understanding of His will, promises and most of all love through Jesus.

    Thank you Anne!

  5. I like the idea of his work being impressed upon my heart with great clarity. Your writing speaks to me, Anne!
    ~ Wendy

  6. "...slow to understand. Slow to believe."


    I know this so well.

  7. Denise, thank you for being here so faithfully with an 'Amen.'

    Ralene, we DON'T deserve it. I love to sing, "Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be."

    Jennifer, when God showed me that I think my mouth stood agape for an hour. I so love His name!

    David (RLB), since the Word says we reap what we sow, I shudder to think what it means that I have to repeat things to my kids over and over and ...

    T. Anne, you're welcome. Can you begin to imagine what heaven will be like, when we fully comprehend that love?

    Wendy, it's always a relief when a light bulb pops on and I think, "Ohhhh, so THAT'S what You've been trying to tell me."

    Billy, *sigh* I'm with you, brother.


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