When It Comes to Healing, We Must Be Aggressive!

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

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Are you believing God for healing?

Let me share something that will help you receive. Mark 10:46-52 (AMP), is the account of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, who daily took up his position at the side of the road. When he heard Jesus was walking by, he shouted, “Jesus, have mercy on me, NOW!” That sounds a little demanding, doesn’t it? The crowd reacted and told him to be quiet, but he only shouted louder: “Son of David, have mercy on me, NOW!”

Verse 49 says that when Jesus heard Bartimaeus, He stood still. Aggressive faith stops Jesus in His tracks! In response, Jesus basically said, “Come, and get it!” When the crowd told Bartimaeus Jesus was calling for him, he threw off his beggar’s garment, jumped up and came to Jesus.

Jesus asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

Bartimaeus answered, “I want to see, right now!”

Jesus said, “Your faith has made you whole.” Verse 52 says, “Immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way” (King James Version).

WOW! What just happened? Aggressive faith just happened.

The aggressive approach Bartimaeus took was the key to his healing. He came right up to Jesus and grabbed on to his healing with an aggressive faith. He took what rightfully belonged to him: “It’s God’s will for me to be healed. Jesus is here. I am taking it right now! I refuse to pass up this opportunity. I don’t care what anybody thinks. Healing is mine, and I’m taking it, RIGHT NOW!” He didn’t hesitate, waver, wonder or fear. He came boldly to the throne and took it!

That’s exactly the way you and I need to be. “Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16, AMP).

When it comes to healing, we MUST be aggressive.

God has done His part. Jesus paid the price for our healing. Now, it’s time to do our part. Mark 11:24 says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” The word receive in the Greek means to “seize and take with a grip that can’t be shaken off.” I call that “bulldog faith.” We boldly take our healing by declaring what’s ours in Christ. We don’t let go until the healing has fully manifested.

If you’re standing for your healing, declare this out loud: “Father, I aggressively take my healing. I boldly say that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead now dwells in me and is making alive my mortal flesh. Resurrection life is alive in me. I aggressively take it by faith, in Jesus’ Name!”

Move Closer To God Everyday!

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

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Move Closer To God Every Day

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:5

Abiding in Jesus isn’t something that comes automatically to any believer. It’s a lifestyle that involves discipline and effort.

We have to choose to give ourselves to our union with Him, to give Him first place where our attention is concerned. If we want to grow spiritually, if we want to walk in power and in fellowship with the Lord, we’ll have to spend the time it takes to know Him.

That’s not something we can do for a while and then forget about either. We must continue in it every day. For the moment we stop moving closer to Jesus, we always start drifting away.

You see, here in this natural world you’re surrounded by ungodliness. You live in a body that is totally natural. Unless you purposely counter that with daily prayer and time in the Word, your body and your mind will simply give in to the pressures around you and go the way of the world.

Right now, make a decision to give yourself to the things of God. Focus your attention on the Lord. Surround yourself with His Word. Listen to preaching and teaching tapes while you’re getting dressed, driving to work, preparing dinner, working on your car, exercising, cleaning house and when you go to bed. Listen to the Word of God anytime, anywhere!

Abide in Him today.

Don’t Let Worry Kill You!

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

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Don’t Let Worry Kill You.

But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry….
Mark 13:11

 

On December 28, 1900, The (Toronto) Daily Mail and Empire ran this headline: “Illness Slight, Worry Killed Him.” The story said: “James McIntosh, of 535 Talbot Avenue, Braddock, worried himself to death. That is the opinion of his attending physician. McIntosh came to Braddock a year ago with his young wife, coming from London, Ontario. On Christmas Eve, McIntosh was attacked with acute laryngitis, and he feared he would not get well, although Dr. G. E. Blair, who attended him, told him there was no danger. He worried continually, and in 48 hours was a corpse. His excessive worry is said to have affected his heart.”1

Twice the Lord told us not to worry. The first time had reference to our food, clothes, and daily needs; and Jesus told us not to worry about those things for the heavenly Father knows our needs (Matthew 6:27-34). The other time is when we’re persecuted or imprisoned. Even then, we’re not to worry, for God will show us what to say and do (Matthew 10:19). He’s in control, even though it may appear we’ve been defeated.

So make this a worry-free day. Trust instead.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:31)