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Monday
Jul232018

Get Your Life Back

Many of us do our best to stay healthy or to follow the doctor’s orders to get results, but how long can we maintain that effort? After years of trying to break free, have you just decided to live with your pain? We live in a fallen world where sickness and disease are commonplace, even for health-conscious individuals.

But we have a Savior who died for us—a God who still heals today! This means we can walk in divine health just as He intended!

Find out how people just like you got their lives back when they attended a past Healing Is Here Conference:

Debbie suffered from a neurological condition and vocal cord spasms, which caused voice loss. When Debbie was prayed for, she felt a warmth in her chest, then felt a release in her throat, and got her voice back. She’s
singing again!

Sue had stage 4 cancer, and doctors said she had just four years to live. She was losing weight rapidly, and her height was deteriorating. Then she came to the Healing Is Here Conference. Sue received prayer from Andrew her first year at the conference, and she held on to her miracle during the year that followed. She is now working full-time, walking, and exercising and has gained one-and-a-half inches back out of the five that she lost!

J.J. had lived with a back brace, had hip pain, and walked with a cane until the Healing Is Here Conference. When someone prayed for J.J. at the conference, he instantly felt his back pain leave. Rejoicing in his healing, J.J. shares, “It works. [Healing is] there. All we have to do is receive it!” He now lives without a cane, a brace, or pain!

And that’s not all that happened at this conference. Double vision was eliminated, knee pain cured, and even a newborn on life support started eating and breathing on his own after a long-distance prayer!

At Healing Is Here, it’s all about becoming equipped to receive your healing and to minister healing to others. Join us this year, August 14-17, for rich teachings, workshops, and hands-on training sessions. You can find out how to walk in God’s promises of health and wholeness—both physically
and emotionally.

Whether your need is big or small, you can see God’s goodness break through in your life! Come for a week of the anointed Word being spoken over you, and believe God for your miracle to take place. God has made a way for you to be free from sickness. Get your life back at the 2018 Healing Is Here Conference! The conference is free, but it fills up quickly. Register today!

Written by Mo Smith

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Monday
Jul162018

My Dad, My Trainer

My head was sweaty, my stomach was aching, and I was sprawled out on the couch. I could barely muster up the strength to stand up on my own.

I was sick.

Growing up, I hated being sick. I hated the feeling, the nausea, and the lack of energy. The only good part about it was my mom always taking care of me. She would fix up my favorite toast and let me sleep to my heart’s content.

But this time, my mom wasn’t around. I was home from school with my dad, who had a slightly different approach when it came to sickness.

Of course, he wanted me to feel better, but he didn’t want me getting used to caving in every time the Enemy attacked me. As a sophomore in high school, I didn’t think much about fighting the devil and standing up for God’s promises over my life. But my dad knew that this could not continue. Once I was out on my own, I would need to know how to believe God’s Word for myself. My dad was determined to teach and train me not only how to have faith but also how to stand on my own.

So, up we went, walking up and down our hallway, declaring scriptures of healing and life. As much as I did not like it at the time, I can now see how this prepared me to receive healing. (It did more for me than toast ever could!) Acting on what I believed was such a powerful lesson to learn.

On the Gospel Truth, Andrew has been teaching from his series Proverbs: Timeless Wisdom for a Life of Blessing. He shares from Proverbs 22:6,
which says,

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Commenting on this verse, Andrew says, “Boy, this is a powerful scripture, but I do need to point out that there’s a difference between training and teaching. There’s a lot of people that will teach their children what’s right and they’ll say, ‘You need to do this,’ but they actually train them in disobedience.”

How is that possible? Because those parents don’t act on what they’re teaching their children. They don’t lead by example.

After I graduated from high school in Madison, Georgia, I made the bold move to Colorado to go to Charis Bible College. I didn’t have my dad with me, but I did have his training and example. And because of all the ways he guided me in walking out my faith while I was growing up, I was able to stand on my own two feet, equipped to live a life based on faith and not
just principles.

Keep watching the Gospel Truth this month to gain more timeless wisdom for a life of blessing. It just might train you to act on your own faith too.

Written by Jessica Giaimo

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Monday
Jul092018

Fear Can Be . . . Good? 

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

Philippians 2:12b

It’s easy to see how this verse could be confusing. You might be thinking, What do you mean “with fear and trembling”? The Bible says that God is love, and there is no fear in love.

You’re right! That’s what 1 John 4:18 says, and on this basis, a lot of people will reject any notion that fear can be good. But Paul wrote the above verse in his letter to the Philippians and is known as the apostle of grace and a huge proponent of the love of God (1 Cor. 13). I don’t think that he was contradicting his other letters when he wrote this one or that he was suggesting you should pick and choose which parts of his letters to believe. Can you imagine Paul saying, “If something I wrote doesn’t agree with your theology, just rip that part out of your Bible and believe what you want”? I sure can’t.

So, what does Philippians 2:12 mean? Well, it doesn’t mean you should be afraid of God! You can have fear in your relationship with God without being afraid of Him. After doing a double take, you might ask, “How does
that work?”

A lot of scriptures explain this, but what God has been speaking to me lately is from Proverbs 9:10, which says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

The word “fear” in that verse can also mean “reverence” (Strong’s Concordance). What helped me understand the fear of the Lord is understanding that it’s humility toward God. Andrew talks about the correlation between fear and humility in his book Proverbs: Timeless Wisdom for a Life of Blessing:

“Part of fearing the Lord is hating pride, hating self-promotion, hating doing our own thing. We love God and would rather live for God than live for ourselves. Most people would love to have honor. They would love to have trophies and have people acclaim all the things that are happening in their lives, but they don’t want to humble themselves. Outside of the Lord, there are people in this world who are promoted and who receive honor from others that doesn’t come through humility.” (p. 376)

Look at this verse:

“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.”

Proverbs 22:4

Riches and honor and life sound good to me. I believe this is part of what Paul was talking about in Philippians 2:12 when he used the word soteria, translated “salvation.” Salvation is everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3), and life and godliness come through walking humbly with God (Mic. 6:8).

Humility does not mean to think little of yourself. It means that you agree with what God thinks about you. Andrew says:

“True humility is not having an opinion of yourself. It means you don’t promote or debase yourself. If God says you are the meekest person on the face of the earth, then you’d say it, too, because you don’t care what people think. You aren’t trying to promote yourself nor are you trying to debase yourself. You aren’t self-centered. You aren’t focused on yourself.” (p. 297)

I believe this explains Philippians 2:12. This is how fear can be good, and it’s what I’ve been striving to walk out in my life. To walk in humility toward God, you have to see yourself the way that He sees you.

What do you think? How do you work out your salvation with fear and trembling? Please share in the comments below. And watch Andrew on the Gospel Truth broadcast, where he’s teaching from the book of Proverbs throughout the year.

Written by David Moore II

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