|Summer in South Central Kentucky 2013 by J Woodward|
|“The Works of His Hands Glorify Him”|
As I have mentioned before, I am in the midst of writing a book. Working title is “Slam the Door on Cancer–And Lock It Out of Your Life”. So, I apologize for not posting as often. I am still praying for my readers and I still want to share HOPE with you at every opportunity.
Pastor Joseph Prince www.josephprince.org gave me a perfect teaching to re-post today. It is all about discerning the body of Christ and how the atonement was for the wholeness of believers and not just the forgiveness through the blood. Jesus took the scourging and the stripes on his blameless back for the healing of every disease ever known to man. Not discerning that truth can lead to “sleeping early”. Paul taught this important truth to the Corinthians in his first letter to them.
Holy Communion is a sacrament remembering and DISCERNING the sacrifice Jesus made of his body for our physical healing. I encourage you to celebrate Holy Communion often–even daily.
The Power Of The Body And Blood
|At “Shakertown” Pleasant Hill, KY.|
I spent the last three days with 60 people who move mightily to bring God’s Kingdom to “earth as it is in heaven”. Every one listening to God and walking in a measure of obedience with the single vision of “Love God and Love Others As Yourself”. Tony Kemp Ministries “School of Super-Natural Ministry” was the leadership and the conference was in Nashville, TN with attendees from 12 states.
There was such a variety of background, ethnicity, “style”, and ministry—but such a single focus on actually walking in the POWER to change circumstances by ministering to those caught up in sickness and brokenness. It was an “equipping”—-a “get off your duff and make a real difference according to your own calling which is based on your own past experience” kind of conference. It was NOT a “here’s how we minister, take notes, and you are on your own to figure it out in practical terms in your life.” It was NOT a “do as I say do” sort of school. It was action packed and we students were off our feet and DOING. God was “doing” too in a powerful way.
Why am I sharing this? I’m compelled to do so to:
A. Bring hope to those needing ministry for healing and deliverance in their bodies and souls.
B. Bring insight to those feeling frustrated by their seeming inability to “do something” for loved ones needing healing and/or deliverance.
C. Give an example (or several) of how we can minister powerful regardless of our individual situations and gifts.
Example: Allison and Jeff Pearson, a very attractive and talented young couple living in Nashville, have a website www.lettersfromjesus.com that is so creative and anointed by Holy Spirit that I had to let my readers know about it NOW.
Go there and see what they enable you to do for yourself and others who might be dealing with disease.
Go there and see how God’s gifting to those who love Him can flourish into high impact ministry rooted in HIS LOVE.
Go there and realize that God is blessing and using his children for Kingdom work by inspiring their passions in the arts.
Go there and get this CD to bless everyone you love and never want to be successfully attacked with illness by the enemy of their souls.
Allison and Jeff are creative, artistic, professional, and look like they fit in Nashville, or Hollywood, or New York City. They aren’t the stereotype of “Christians”….. They are God’s idea and they are amazing right along with the others at this conference who included, for example:
A Christian chiropractor who effectively prays for supernatural healing of his patients on a regular basis.
A beautiful middle aged black woman who goes into terribly dark “city places” to minister to individual youths and who is a “spiritual mother to many”.
A young beautician who ministers to clients God sends to her “station”.
The wife of a retired army general who ministers to drug addicts at a struggling Christian Rehab Center
A retired technical trainer of neurosurgeons who has a prophetic equipping ministry.
NO attendees were stereotypical “church people”. Every ministry is unique and active in “God’s will being done on earth as in heaven”.
You get the picture. Back to Allison and Jeff….With Todd Rubenstein producing, Jacob Koeppl sensitively reading the part of Jesus, and amazing soaking music composed by Janie Duvall, they have conceived, written and directed a CD entitled “A Letter From Jesus on Healing” and it is just now being released packaged as a beautiful gift that friends and family can bless a loved one with. All of the attendees got a pre-copy and I listened to mine this morning. It is the perfect gift….indeed, the perfect tool….for bringing TRUTH into the soul of one stricken by the FACTS the enemy of their soul has heaped on them. It is anointed healing music and Jesus’ own words to the hearer lovingly explaining His finished work regarding healing for our bodies and souls. The production, content and impact are supernatural!
I have written here before that the natural (science) and the supernatural (heavenly) law do not conflict. Listening to this CD will….not “may” but WILL…release truth and power into the human body and soul….healing power. It will happen naturally because quantum physics tells us the importance of sound vibration throughout the universe including within our bodies. It will happen supernaturally because the spoken Word of God releases the healing vibrations of the Very God of Very God who created ALL things. In Him there is NO darkness and, thereby, no sickness.
Miracles are inter-active……listen to God’s Word and be healed! I’ve experienced it, myself, as I’ve shared before on this blog. Do NOT take this truth lightly.
There will be millions healed through this creative blessing. Thank God Allison and Jeff are being obedient to the Lord in using their gifts for His work and to infuse His Love and Light into the darkness the enemy has tried to establish through sickness.
We who believe ARE healed! It is finished!
|“Color Shower” acrylic on board by J. Woodward 16″ x 20″|
Lately, I’ve been blessed to present some of the information shared on this blog with groups in my community. The attendees include folks currently dealing with cancer (some post chemo, radiation, or surgery), folks wanting to avoid cancer, and folks who want to help loved ones overcome cancer.
It is always encouraging to be able to encourage…..that is, to share hopeful information that I know, in truth, works to make our bodies “anti-cancer zones”. Of course everyone is different and the specifics of an “anti-cancer lifestyle” must be tailored to individuals. It is always heart breaking to watch someone submit to insidious disease because of a “victim’s perspective”.
Physically and mentally everyone is unique; therefore, I never recommend someone do “exactly what I do”. It’s important to be led by Holy Spirit in these (and all) matters. Of course Holy Spirit will always lead (not push or coerce) and it will always be in agreement with Holy Scripture. I implore all to pray before deciding on treatment rather than adding prayer “for good measure” once a choice is made.
Perspective is everything! And, over time, I’ve noticed that it is in direct correlation to a person’s outcome in the cancer battle. That observation should be no surprise because we know scientifically and spiritually that our bodies believe every word they hear regardless of its truth.
So often people ask, “can I just eat this way or live this way until my cancer is gone or do I have to keep it up forever?” And, often, they stick with eating/living the healthy, anti-disease lifestyle—-=>drinking lots of pure water
=>getting plenty of sleep (beginning before 10 pm)
=>forgiving others and self and “thinking healthy thoughts while
speaking to others with empathy and compassion”. Note: It
has to be honest.
=>exercising and lymphasizing (see April 2013 posts)
=>eating mostly organic vegetables, berries, large stone fruit (not
with fruit and vegetables at same time)…50+% raw
=>avoiding meat and dairy (except Budwig Protocol and (after a
few months, perhaps adding some grassfed meat fed no
hormones or antibiotics).
=>drinking at least 8 oz fresh vegetable juice daily (celery,
carrot and beet (sm amounts because of sugar), cucumbers,
greens, peppers, etc. ORGANIC
=>supplementing diet with digestive enzymes, tumeric spice,
green tea (decaf), milk thistle, cinnamon, etc. as tailored for the
Then, they begin to feel incredibly good with no pain and great energy because their “inner terrain” is being cleaned out and they are returning to the “healthy state” within their body organs, tissues, and cells. They consider themselves “cured” and slowly return to a “pre-disease” or “pre-cancer” lifestyle…..which is like cleaning out an aquarium and then throwing in too much fish food and beginning the filter clogging and contamination all over again.
Another reaction is that it is “just too much trouble to change lifestyle. Either some expert will cure me or God might give me a miracle ‘if it’s His will’.” Unfortunately, God often gets blamed for our mis-understanding of health and stewardship of healing. I’ve recently mourned several losses of precious people in our community who had this perspective.
Another reaction to “anti-cancer information” is a perspective that the “anti-cancer lifestyle” and “recovery of inner terrain” is not as potent as “getting cured” by imposed treatment especially if that treatment giver tells them to “eat whatever they want and be sure to keep their weight up”…..advice I, like many, received from well respected physicians with their extremely limited education in nutrition.
The perspective that there is a way to remove cancer from one part of the body without terribly damaging the rest of the body has not proven itself in many decades of aggressive expensive effort. The perspective that “dis-ease” can occur to part of the body without the health of the whole body being involved is ludicrous.
We have a body to live in and maintain; our “selves” are our souls (mind, will, emotions) and we are, eternally, spiritual beings. Our Lord paid the complete and final price for our health (Isaiah 53, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24). IT IS FINISHED! The scourging and the crown of thorns He endured was for PHYSICAL healing and those, who do not “discern the body” (understand this truth and the basis of His sacrifice for it), “sleep early” which means “die before their life is meant to be finished”. (1 Cor 11). The original Hebrew and Greek texts make this point very clear.
Our Lord’s soul was “poured out unto death”(Isaiah 53:12) as He faced and endured crucifixion. Of course the blood was spilled for forgiving of our sins, but there is so much more. He burst from that tomb victorious over every the enemy who thought he had beaten Jesus until that resurrection.
Graham Cooke says it well. “If satan had known what Jesus Christ would accomplish through the cross and resurrection, he would have killed everyone who was trying to kill Jesus.” Jesus said, “It is finished.” He reversed the curse and paid for health as well as forgiveness. But we must steward our blessing…His gift.
To expect health without discerning what the body (temple) needs and providing for those needs is like expecting to be forgiven of continuing unrepentant sin. I know that sounds strong, but natural law and heavenly law never conflict.
Many people are miraculously healed yet the disease re-manifests later. Jesus told those He healed not to sin anymore or a worse sickness would come upon them. Defiling the body (the Temple) surely must be sinful or at least poor stewardship. Often this is justified by “medical advice” such as “just keep your weight up”.
Perspective is Everything! We are not sick people trying to get well. We are healthy people under attack by an already defeated enemy. Again, natural law and heaven’s law agree perfectly. God is not mad at us and putting disease upon us to build character or to chastise us when we sin. God already healed us…..the enemy of our souls has no power but he’s a crafty counterfeiter and, if we see our situation from satan’s perspective, he can take us down.
Keeping our God given health is lifestyle…It is done in love just as living righteously is the result of loving our Savior. I neither distribute guilt nor feed a “religious spirit” in saying this. I am encouraging you to “discern the body” and steward a blood bought gift. Cancer is not an accident or “luck of the draw”. It is a symptom of a breach in the chemical and electrical function of our “inner terrain”. It is the most extreme symptom of “dis-ease” and it must be healed in body and soul.
|Acrylic on Illustration Board by J Woodward|
We talk a lot on this blog about the agreement of “natural law” or science and “supernatural law” or Scripture. The area of the emotional roots of disease (including cancer and other potentially lethal conditions) is a perfect example of such agreement.
“Naturally” or scientifically, we know that emotional responses to trauma, fear, unresolved anger, bitterness, etc. form memories that stick with us persistently–literally sending toxic chemicals into our bloodstream. As these chemicals are continually distributed because we “recall and mentally re-live” hurtful events, certain damaging physical responses occur.
Blood vessels begin to leak plasma and certain proteins which become trapped in the fluid between cells at an abnormal rate so that the lymphatic system is unable to clean that fluid efficiently. The result is a cellular environment that becomes increasingly upset electrically and chemically. Oxygen and nutrients are not delivered normally to cells and pain and fatigue ensues. Eventually vicious cycles of toxic reactions occur at the cellular level –an environment rife for tumorous cellular activity.
Scripture teaches us “Supernatural Law” which is “illustrated” by the “natural law” responses just described above. Time after time Jesus healed the sick–in fact, He healed every single person who came to Him for healing. [I know He didn’t heal everyone at the pool of Bethesda, but none of them came to Him. The one he healed was, in fact, unable to come to Him as the story relates. All there were focused on the pool rather than on Jesus.]
As Jesus healed every sick person who came to Him, he nearly always told them their sins were forgiven. Many other times in Scripture, we are instructed to forgive others as our Lord has forgiven us. Such instruction appears in the model “Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6 as well as the 5th Chapter of James and many more lessons. Jesus makes it clear in Mark 11:25. (See end of post for other references.)
I know in absolute certainty that my own cancer evolved as a result of a deep seated bitterness and resentment of trauma occurring in my 20’s. It does not matter whether or not the bitterness is a result of one’s own sin or sin against us. Either forms deep wounds in our souls–vivid negative memories or memorials to hurt/trauma/etc. The redemptive blood of Christ covers ALL sin and, once we forgive ourselves and others, focusing on the glory of His resurrection is a power that can heal all soul wounds.
Forgiving others AND ourselves is an absolute pre-requisite for obtaining and keeping bodily healing. It is critical spiritually and it is critical physically because not forgiving is willfully releasing lethal toxins into the physical body. The instruction in Scripture is there because our God is LOVE and He wants us fully in health. As King David wrote in Psalm 139, “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” Just as a loving human parent would not put disease on a child of his, our loving Father and Creator does not want us sick. We MUST comply with both “Heavenly or Supernatural Law” and “Natural or Scientific Law”….first of all is ” Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love others AND love self. Forgive others and forgive self. NO exceptions.
I was recently privileged to hear Pastor Tony Kemp who has an amazing healing anointing ( www.tonykempministries.net ). As I witnessed him ministering healing to many–miracles abounded. In every case, he made certain the “subject” forgave others and self before he ministered to them. I was convinced his ministry was so powerful because he held so closely to the purest law of love stated in the preceding paragraph of this blog. Love forgives, period!
I’ve written before about the amazing teaching of Katie Souza ( www.expectedendministries.com ). I highly recommend her teaching CDs on “Staying Un-Offendable” available on the website.
If you want to study the science of toxic emotions causing diseases like cancer, I recommend you check out Youtubes such as
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Or you can refer to our extensive blog posts from April 2013 for other resources on this subject.
Once you have forgiven ALL others and yourself, “babysit your mind and emotions” so that the sin of offense does not undermine your healing. It’s the LAW on every level and cannot be escaped.
Scriptural references for forgiving (These are just NT but there are many in OT): Matthew 6,9,12,18 Mark 2,3,4,11, Luke 5,6,7,11,12,17,18,23, Luke 5,6,7,11,12,17,1823, John 20, Acts 22, Romans 4, 2 Corinthians 2, Ephesians 4, Colossians 2, James 5, 1 Peter 2, 1 John 2,5.
|Remember: “God neither slumbers nor sleeps.” Time, Space, Circumstances do not control Him.|
Because, in my own experience and many post shared on this blog, we have seen the power of truth in God’s Word. Christ IS God’s Word made flesh and IN US who believe. It is POWER and it is TRUTH.
Pastor Joseph Prince’s devotion today gets right to that truth. www.josephprince.org….I highly recommend his book, Destined to Reign and it comes in a daily devotional format also. It strengthened me in my own healing journey.
I was compelled to share it with my readers because I certainly could not say it better–except to add that I know this truth from my own healing experience. See and speak the healing not the disease!
See The Work Accomplished
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|“Balloon Race at the Knobs” watercolor on Yupo by J Woodward|
Cancer–Why Does It Happen and What Can We Do About It? Part Four of a Series taken from a “Real Health Hope Seminar” presented April 5, 2013 in Harrodsburg, KY.