The Center of the Gospel; the Center of the Bible

I am amazed at how much people want to teach against all that God has promised. People know that miraculous healing exists, but they spend hours and hours of Bible study dissuading people. What? You get arguments in most any church. Why?
Let’s just look at the text.
The text that most explains our salvation in terms of forgiveness of sin also, in the very meaning of the words promises healing for our bodies. Why exempt our minds? Why exempt anything? Why reduce the gospel to the miniscule? Why?
Let’s just look at the text.
I hope this train of thought will be of great encouragement to you. No one is more hopeful than a mother praying for her child. Of course, God wants your child to be well, and happy, and successful — just as much as you do. There seems to be resistance and delay often. I am familiar with that. Let’s just not agree and acquiesce and resign ourselves to it. Let’s believe the text. Let’s have faith in God.

OCTOBER 31 IS A DAY FOR REFORMATON AND REVIVAL

From Jennifer Miskov is a great article talking about what October 31st is: A catalytic day of Reformation and revival! Within her article, she recounts times when God moved miraculously in addition to Martin Luther’s nailing of his thesis to the church on 10/31/1517 when the Reformation began. She also includes prayer points from Evan Roberts that he sent ahead of him to the children in the towns he was going to visit. When the children prayed this prayer, revival broke out before he even arrived.

October 31, a day to celebrate Martin Luther, revival, and reformation

Excerpt:

Did you know that October 31 is a day of reformation, revival and destiny? Contrary to popular views, October 31 is not the “day of the devil.” It is God’s day full of inheritance where He birthed two major reformation and revival movements that are still impacting us today, hundreds of years later.

There is great momentum for us to step into on this significant day in revival history. October 31 is a time for revolutionary shifts to happen. It is a day pregnant with world-changing movements, waiting to be catalyzed as we fiercely follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, even in unusual ways. It is a day of religious freedom and of freedom from the religious spirit. It is a day when God is waiting for His yielded lovers to pursue His heart with reckless abandonment.

There is no false hope.

Finishing up a series on grandparent health, I’m re-running one episode from my last, only other, such series. It applies equally to younger people. There is no such thing as false hope. Anyone who tells you that has some interest in you giving up hope… either because then they will feel better given the poor choices they have made…. or they will profit from your resignation. There is a lot of this.

Science tells us that if you have an optimistic outlook, but fail to achieve or receive what was hoped for, that your brain automatically goes into hyper-drive to figure out what to do. This is exactly what we want.

Jesus told us “have faith in God” and we know that hope is the foundation of that faith. We can’t lose hope.

So encourage your kids to go after everything they desire — in a good way. And encourage yourself and your older friends to hope for a better outcome and figure out how to get there. Normally the answer is right there. Even if not, the struggle for better is meritorious. Someone else may benefit. Aren’t you glad that Abraham Lincoln kept pursuing office? That Thomas Edison kept pursuing scientific discovery? That so many kept pursuing a better life, culture, economy that you benefit from?

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