“FREEE” acrylic and collage by Jacquie Woodward (22″ x 30″)
Here is a wonderful “healing post” from Pastor Joseph Prince. www.josephprince.org. I am sharing it with you because I know from personal experience that it is absolutely true. I have shared before that there is no doubt in my soul that bitterness I had harbored for more than three decades was the root cause of my pancreatic cancer. I also refer you to the extremely helpful teaching of Katie Souza which can be found at www.expectedendministries.com . In particular the teaching “How to Stay Un-Offendable” explains and leads you through the steps for healing soul wounds that allow the enemy of your soul to remain attached there keeping you from receiving your healing. I have seen many people finally have healing breakthrough after understanding this teaching. Pastor Prince helps us understand why we may not see our healing:
…I will put none of the diseases on you which
I have brought (permitted) on the Egyptians. For I
am theLord who heals you.”
After crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel came to a place called Marah. The waters there were bitter. That is why the place was called Marah, which means “bitter”. The Israelites could not drink any of the water, so the Lord made the bitter waters sweet. (Exodus 15:23–25) Then, He brought up the subject of the diseases of Egypt and, for the first time, revealed Himself to His people as “the Lord who heals you”.
Why did the Lord suddenly mention the diseases of the world (Egypt represents the world in the Bible) at a place called “bitter”? What do diseases have to do with bitter waters? I believe that it is because He wants His people to know that a major cause of diseases in their bodies is harboring bitterness and resentment!
Some years ago, a lady shared with me about her sister who had died of cancer at a young age. She said, “Pastor Prince, a number of years before she passed on, she went through a very bitter divorce. She was very bitter toward her ex-husband.” Then, she asked me, “Is there a relationship between her bitterness and the cancer?”
I have studied the subject of healing for many years. I have read many books. I have listened to many sermons and I have sat under many healing ministries. And they all say the same thing: If you have unforgiveness in your heart long enough, that unforgiveness can sometimes translate into a disease in your body.
So if you have been bitter about something or someone, it is time to let it go! Your health, joy and life are more important. If you are already sick and you know that bitterness has something to do with it, let it go! See Jesus as your healer. He is standing at your place of bitterness today and He is saying to you, “My child, I can make your bitter waters sweet. I am the Lord who heals you.”
My friend, let it all go and let Jesus heal not just your diseases, but your broken heart too!