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This week during mid-week service I encountered person after person who was exhausted from their busy workweek, family responsibilities, and depleted of physical energy. Weariness showed on a people’s faces, even when they tried to hide their exhaustion behind a smile. However, when we started to sing, Your Presence is Heaven to Me, God’s supernatural strength began to give the weakened heart and spirit power to not only endure, but to thrive. We entered from an earthly place of physical limitations, to heavenly places, where nothing is impossible.

Who is like You Lord in all the earth?
Matchless love and beauty, endless worth
Nothing in this world can satisfy
‘Cause Jesus You’re the cup that won’t run dry

Your presence is heaven to me (x4)

Written by: Israel Houghton, Micah Massey

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

In heaven there will be no tears, no sickness, no sorrow, pain, or death.

Your Kingdom Come

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10.

You do not have to wait until we get to heaven to receive strength, comfort, healing, and deliverance. You can experience all of those things here on earth.

My prayer is, “Lord, let your kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven. Lord bring healing on earth as it is in heaven. I pray that you will bring comfort and wipe away our tears, as you will in heaven. Your word declares that You are our healer, I pray that You would heal us completely of every physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. Let Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”

Yes, heaven will be amazing—it is beyond our understanding. But, we have an opportunity to experience heaven on earth today.

Jesus gives and open invitation in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” You can find rest in His presence today and When you enter into God’s presence, you can enter into heavenly places (Eph. 2:6–8).

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3, Holy Bible, New King James Version)

The human body has a natural healing process. Cut your finger and within days, new skin forms to seal the open wound. Deeper cuts may need stitches but still heal within a few weeks. Break a bone and the knitting process is initialized to seal the gap and regrow the bone. Severe breaks or shattered bone may need surgery, but even then, the natural process is at work to strengthen the bones.

Healing a broken heart, unlike physical wounds, can be a slow and painful journey with the absence of specific healing properties to rush to the injured area. No ointment can soothe the pain. Counselors can help, but emotional well-being needs a touch from the Great Healer.

The Voice translation says “He… heals the sorrows of their hearts.” When the wound is too deep, God is there for you.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for emotional healing. Your touch has healed the sorrows of my heart. Amen.

BY VIOLET CARR MOORE

“Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (2 Kings 5:14).

In 2 Kings Chapter 5, we read the account of Naaman, captain of the Syrian army. He was a mighty man and honorable. Even though he was well-respected with an important position, he had leprosy.

Leprosy was a disease of the skin.  In the worst cases, the victims flesh would rot and fall off. Anyone who had this disease was considered unclean.

Naaman’s wife had a maid that had been captured from Israel. She told them about the prophet Elisha and the healings that followed his ministry . The king of Syria sent a messenger with talents, gold and raiment to the king of Israel in exchange for the prophet to come heal Naaman. When Elisha heard about this, he told the messenger to have Naaman come to him.

When Naaman came to the house, Elisha came to the door and told him to go wash in the Jordan River seven times. Naaman walked away furious because he expected the prophet to come and pray over him with a great prayer, not send him to the Jordan River to wash. He even questioned why he couldn’t go to another, better river. One of the servants pleaded with him to do as Elisha had commanded. Naaman finally agreed and went to wash in the Jordan River. On the seventh time that he entered the water, he was healed.

There was nothing special about what Elisha told Naaman to do. There was nothing magical about the Jordan River. Elisha didn’t speak a prophetic prayer over Naaman. It just came down to obedience.

God may ask you to do something that you think is foolish just to see if you will do it out of obedience. The answer to your prayer will always be linked to obedience.

About 8-9 years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It got to the point that no one could touch me including my husband and my son. Most of the time, I would stay home.  I would miss church. People shaking my hand or hugging me had become too painful. Many times I would sit at home and cry because the pain was too much for me. There  were medicines to ease the pain, but no cure.  I became depressed and there were times I wished I could just die.

One day, I finally had enough. I had prayed numerous times for God to heal me but I didn’t get my miracle. Our church was having a special service and I wanted to go. That night they asked people to come to the front who needed healing, deliverance, salvation, etc. I made my way to the front and stood over to the side so that people wouldn’t touch me.

The guest speaker came by and asked why I needed prayer. I told him I wanted to be healed. I did not tell him the specific need, just that I needed healing. He asked me to spin around 3 times to receive my healing. At first, I stood and thought to myself, “What does this have to do with me getting my healing?” I finally decided that I would obey and do what he asked. I spun around once, twice, and on the third time the power of God touched me. God instantly healed me of Fibromyalgia and I have not suffered since that day!

There was nothing magical about spinning around.  The healing was released because I was obedient. If I had stopped after the first or second time around, I would not have received my miracle. God wanted me to trust and obey Him.

What is God asking you to do?  Obey.  It could be the answer to your prayer.

 

BY MISHELLE NALLY