Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength

I was telling God how hard it is to have a great all-powerful God. We limit the Holy One of Israel all the time. Sure we believe He heals but if we have eight or nine things with us, we find it hard to believe He can heal all 8 or nine things suddenly all at once. We think He's great but for whatever reason we can't see Him doing wondrous miracles. At least I have that problem. I would like Gabe's healing from autism, muteness, teeth issues, palate issues, tummy issues, allergy issues and for my healing of all my ailments and for all our financial ailments to be manifested all at once.

Some Christians will immediately say that "we have to learn to endure, that God does everything one at a time, one step at a time, in little increments, in categories, so we can learn persevereance and endurance. But I think this is false because sometimes folks, like me and my son, have waited 21 almost 22 years to be healed of stuff. And God would not drag things like out. So there is something we have to make our faith rise to. This is something we have to learn, to ascribe glory to God. How great is my God? Very great...and yet...and yet...

In the Psalms, David by the Holy Spirit says that when God delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt on Passover, there was not one of them sick, their shoes waxed not old on their feet. The Passover lamb healed every single person of every and all their afflictions. A great salvation, a great simultaneous salvation. So as I was pondering all this, and how I would love to be able to pray for the sick and to make them totally healed, every whit whole, I suddenly thought of the spirit of prayer and supplication out of the blue and got the feeling that the spirit of prayer of supplication is what allows us to ascribe to God glory and strength and to imagine impossible things.

Yes, sometimes there is a mystery. Sometimes it's unforgiveness, sometimes lack of faith, sometimes God alone knows what, sometimes lack of fervency. Too many people die unhealed, though, waiting for the appointed time. So I'm wary of waiting. Satan lets us put off a lot of things and Derek Prince says that is often a trick to make us "wait" to receive. I've received it for Gabe now.

And I'm being fervent. It's the latest stuff I've been working on, after working on the unforgiveness loving heart thing. If the suffering is very intense I don't think God plays with lives like that. Jesus said, "God answers readily and speedily." And Daniel was answered speedily. But the devil was getting in the way for 3 weeks. I always think it's best to believe that God has given and that we are to spend our times taking heaven by force...because the healing was already provided and the prayer was already answered. God teaches us how to receive as the days go on, but he has already given it to us.

All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. 2And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. 3And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. 4Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.  Deuteronomy 8:1-4

For forty years you sustained them in the desert; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen. Nehemiah 9:21

He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. Psalm 105:37

Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Psalm 96:7; 1 Chronicles 16:28; Psalm 29:1

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:18

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