Exodus 15:26 (NKJV) 26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” source
James 5:16 (NKJV) 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. source
Confess your trespasses to one another. Does that mean we parade our sins? I don’t think so.
I don’t think The Father intends for you or for me to air our dirty laundry to the world.
Yet when we know we have injured another, if we ourselves want to be healed, we have some confessing to do to the one we injured – then we can effectively pray for others.
For a collection of Scripture verses containing the word heal, look HERE.
I have some close Ones in need of healing. I shall not list their names for public consumption – Father knows.
And I would surely appreciate it if you prayed for them – Kathie’s List.
And LINDA, happy birthday. I love you, my dear Sister!
Just a quick hello for the weekend.
The first rejoice and the last rejoice of the KJV. Lets see.
Exodus 18:9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. source
I like that! That would be a great thing for us to do this weekend. Rejoice for all the goodness which the LORD has done for us.
And the last rejoice? What could it be?
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. source
Need I say more?
The Hebrews left Egypt by the Hand of the Lord and in time came to the Promised Land. (See Exodus 12 and Joshua 4)
And then there is Deuteronomy 6: 23.
23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors. source
And now centuries upon centuries, here we are.
It is my considered opinion that the Promised Land is not figuratively or comparatively or any other ly, Heaven.
We were not delivered from Egypt (or shall we say hell) straight into Heaven – Heaven is a PROMISED LAND to us but the promised land of Scripture does not sound like Heaven to me – It’s full of giants, enemies, sickness, diseases, miracles, victories, memorials and accomplishments and the list goes on. From salvation to Heaven we pass through a land, foreign and hostile, yet with His Promises for every step we make. He brought us out not for us to do our own thing but to learn His Ways (so we will not stick out like a sore thumb in Heaven when we get there 🙂 ) and in the mean time have one holy blast of adventure after another until we arrive HOME. O! the stories Joshua will have to tell us when we all get to Heaven! Come to think of it! I want some stories of my own! Stories of victories and miracles and giants slain and sicknesses healed and folks delivered!
How’s your journey so far? Still working on that sore thumb image? Me too!
13 But Moses said to the people, “Don’t be afraid! Stand still, and see the salvation of Adonai, which He will perform for you today. You have seen the Egyptians today, but you will never see them again, ever! 14 Adonai will fight for you, while you hold your peace.” Exodus 14 – source
Do we want the LORD to fight our battles for us?
Yes! So we shall hold our peace. Stand. Wait. Hold steady. Believe. Keep our mouths shut other than to speak what gives Him glory!
Sounds like a plan to me. 🙂
7 Then Adonai said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their slave masters, for I know their pains. 8 So I have come down to deliver them . . . Exodus 3 – source
I have surely seen!
Have heard their cry!
I know their pains!
These are the words of the LORD GOD when Israel was in trouble. While they were not directly spoken to you and me, we can safely appropriate them when we cry out to Him.
So let us cry out to Him in secret and He will surely come to us!