Prayer Email archive:
(05/24/2000) appropriating His healing
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: appropriating His healing
He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them
from their destructions.
In the last email, we studied that by His stripes we
were healed [1 Peter 2:24]. How then do we appropriate
God's healing in our lives? We've covered one aspect
of that in one of our previous prayer notes: Faith drawing miracles.
Another aspect is by confessing His Word. He sent His
Word and healed my diseases. His Word has creative
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made.
In the beginning God said, "Let there be light" and
there was light. God spoke things into being. And we
find in the book of John that Jesus is the Word, He is
the creative force in our lives. He is also the High
Priest of our confession.
Therefore, holy brethren, who share in a heavenly
call, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of
our confession. (RSV)
So, how do we appropriate our healing that He has
wrought for us on the Cross? By confessing His Word
and speaking the creative force into the situation.
Try it. When you wake up in the morning before you
face the day, take His Word and confess it and
appropriate it into your life by personalizing His
Word to your situation.
E.g. (these personalized confessions are taken from a
track from my church)
By His wounds I am healed of ... [1 Peter 2:24]
Jesus took my infirmities and carried my sickness ...
I bless the Lord for He has forgiven all my sins and
healed all my diseases [Psalms 103:2-3]
2. New prayer requests:
i. inner healing -- guest (no name given)
The Holy Spirit has recently revealed to me an area
that needs to be healed in my life. God is leading me
to circumstances and places where this area(men and
dating) is being brought to light and this is not very
pleasant. Please pray that I will submit these issues
totally to God and allow the Holy Spirit to complete
the work in me that has already begun. I know that God
has something for me to do for His kingdom after I am
totally free. Thank you for your prayers.
ii. Taylor the Teen Needs Prayer QUICK! -- guest
(waihun: this is an excerpt)
My husband and I work with troubled youth and their
families. We spent 5 hours counselling with the girl's
mom and step-dad as we opened our home to the girl as
a 'safe harbor' and a 'temporary fix' because the girl
had repeatedly run away. The mother and step-father
agreed to allow the girl to stay with us, then turned
around and called the police and reported her missing
at our address.
As parents, we support other parent's rights to parent
their children, but we really feel that this was a
breech of trust by letting the girl believe she was
'safe' here. She wasn't planning on running away from
our home, and was willing for us to mediate on her
behalf because she does love her mom and stepdad. It
was very apparent when the police came to our door,
and we contacted the mother by phone that her
perception of the events that transpired and her
version of the truth were clearly distorted. She made
reference to events that never took place and
displayed paranoia as though people were conspiring
against her. Her daughter has admitted to past drug
abuse, although she and her friends say that she does
not currently use. The mom says that the daughter is
bulemic, steals, and is just 'evil'.
I'm sure the daughter would benefit from counsel
having lived in that environment. There's so much to
pray for, it's difficult to say where to start. Please
pray as you feel led. This incident just happened over
iii. employment update/strengthening faith -- kimbee
Thanks to everyone that prayed for my job situation. I
currently do have a job in a med office. However, I
would like continued prayer that a medical
transcriptionist job would open up for me. The job
that I have now is back office work and not my
Also, I would like prayer for my faith in the area of
healing to be strengthened. Upon reading the studies
submitted, I realize that I do not have much faith in
God doing this for me. I have foot problems and no
insurance to cover them. So far, I have just been
living with it. I do not know if I believe that God
would want to heal this. I also have serious problems
with my wrists as well. I guess that I would just like
prayer that God would give me more faith to believe in
His power of Healing us physically. I am not sold out
that all physical problems hold God's desire to be
healed. I do not doubt His love for me and I am
willing to accept whatever comes my way... Thank-you.
3. Number of prayer warriors: 206
We welcome cheryl, hankplumberg, kwkalloo, spiritman,
krystal dixon, biblereading and w_s_l_p into our
|Wednesday, May 24, 2000 12:00:35 AM waihun|
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