In todays world it is important to know which path you are following. It’s important to recognize if you are believing in your your mind that how and what you are following is of Yeshua or is from the heart. Many say they love the Lord and will follow him through anything!
Then, they are hit with a serious bit of news (Satan is sifting them) their life is at stake they have been diagnosed with the dreaded disease of Cancer. As I spoke to an individual tonight they claim to love the Lord but have to live in this world and make choices and decisions which involve the world’s answers to their problems about their health issues.
As I continued our conversation with them the Holy Spirit revealed Luke 10:27-28
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
Ok, I have been reminded many do not worship as I do and I shouldn’t expect them to do so. My answer is to point to Luke 10:27-28. How we are to worship was already laid out for us by God in His first commandment, noting there is no other way to have a personal relationship with God and Yeshua, if you believe otherwise you’re fooling yourself.
All the real excellence and holiness on earth centers in the church.
Christ goes forth subduing his enemies, while his followers gain victories over the world, the flesh, and the devil. He shows the tenderness of a Redeemer, the delight he takes in his redeemed people, and the workings of his own grace in them.
True believers alone can possess the beauty of holiness. And when their real character is known, it will be commended. Both the church and believers, at their first conversion, look forth as the morning, their light being small, but increasing.
As to their sanctification, they are fair as the moon, deriving all their light, grace, and holiness from Christ; and as to justification, clear as the sun, clothed with Christ, the Sun of righteousness, and fighting the good fight of faith, under the banners of Christ, against all spiritual enemies.
So here we are shown in Songs of Solomon how much we are loved and how Yeshua sees the Ecclesia as individuals. And the first commandment reveals how we are to reciprocate our love to God. With all our love, heart, mind, and strength. My question here then is when we are faced with a physical malady, knowing God is the great Physician, who is subduing His enemies and has given us power to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil, we turn our eyes off of Yeshua, our mediator to God, and seek a solution from the medical sources in the world?
Where in that statement can you show me, your love for God, is any where near your heart, or soul (mind) and strength (endurance)? What comes to mind is fear of dying, fear of what the world and family will think of you standing on faith and trusting in the will of God to keep His promise to heal you and protect you.
The following is my testimony of how Satan works in our lives to deceive and draw us into using the comforts of the world and demeaning our walk
The pain by now was excruciating and close to unbearable, so much so, I had dry heaves. My prayer now was pleading first for relief of pain second to forgive me for what it was spiritually I had sinned against declaring a repentant state.
I brought before the Lord, the two thoughts, Satan, or one of his minions, had planted in my mind, stating I was standing on my faith and dismissed them by stating “NO,” as the Holy Spirit had instructed, and ordered Satan to get behind me.
As I prayed, in my mind spiritually I could see this dart sticking out of my Right side.
My pleas were for the darts removal and healing of all the areas the dart affected. Again reinforcing the command for Satan to get behind me. Shortly after, fervently stating I was standing on my faith, knowing Yeshua would heal me, no matter how long it took.
I didn’t immediately recognize the pain was nearly gone, I went for a drink of water, as I sipped the water it went down and came back out as fast. Right after I heaved that was when I realized, I had no pain, I was completely pain free. I immediately thanked the Lord and stated I would testify of His greatness, that through standing on my faith, Yeshua, answered my pleas for mercy and healing.
Had I succumbed to the thoughts and attended the hospital. How unbecoming it would have been, to the character of a follower of Yeshua (Jesus), who took upon him the form of a servant, and humbled himself to the death of the cross! To have set aside my faith and trust because of not being willing to endure the pain. How humiliating and would have stolen my ability to serve as a humble servant knowing Yeshua suffered just as greatly.
Now I know the skeptics who have one foot firmly planted in the world and because of the doubt in their hearts Yeshua won’t or can’t heal them, “He can’t,” not that He doesn’t want to. But they will use that failure on their part, to state God doesn’t heal anymore and we need to rely on the world’s answer’s.
I am here to testify healing is alive and flourishing for those who walk in the first amendment without any doubt in their love, hearts, mind, and strength. Having their eye fixed on the Lord removing all fear from their being, detaching themselves from the world, and accepting their faith, will, and is carrying them through all of life’s hurdles Satan will place before us.
Then, there will be those who will say how can you compare a pain in the side to Cancer a killer. Well, Appendicitis is a killer as well so is kidney failure and many other maladies “Stan usese against believers which incorporates pain and suffering to test whether believers are willing to suffer some pain in their relationship with Yeshua.
At the moment as I survey the horizon there will not be many who will allow themselves to be sifted to the maximum for the Lord. The walk in faith is not an easy one, the choices involved will take you to your maximum limits before the Lord intervenes. Keep this tool in mind he will never place you in a position to fail nor will he allow more pain into our lives than we can or will endure. This whole thing about making an important decision boils down to how deep our love is for Yeshua and what we are will to suffer as a part of that Love.
There are two choices we are faced with one which calls for us to hold onto our faith, trust and Love of our Father in Heaven and His Son Yeshua for a healing. Or will we choose to accept Satan’s lies about being comfortable and supposedly pain free and step out of our faith and turn to the world for temporary answers because we don’t want to suffer while we journey through this world.
The lie Satan uses to justify his temptations and draw people away from their faith goes as follows, which is one of his deepest cons, you can use the things of the world knowing Yeshua will be there for you when you leave the hospital.
If you study the first commandment you will see the answer to this lie. Christ goes forth subduing his enemies, while his followers gain victories over the world, the flesh, and the devil. He shows the tenderness of a Redeemer, the delight he takes in his redeemed people, and the workings of his own grace in them.
In closing I am sharing my full testimony https://romboughrobert.com/2021/06/24/my-one-minute-with-yeshua-june-23-2021-power-of-enduring-through-faith-2/