All the people of the earth that truly Know God have something in common. The Word teaches us to pray for courage and strength. The Word also teaches us to pray for those that are Lost and those that are the enemies of God and God's people. Have Mercy Lord and lead and guide us through the Holy Spirit.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal August 15, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 36: RESTORED IN THE FAITH
the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Our discussion of faith and how it
affects healing is further revealed by Paul. Here we continue to review the
scripture lessons of 2 Corinthians 13, Paul's Final Advice to the
2 Corinthians 13:8-9. "For we do
nothing against the truth, but for the truth."
13:9. "For we are glad, when we
are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even in our
Mature in the faith means Truth. Thus
if the Corinthians had been acting according to Truth Paul had no reason to
reprimand them, Paul also desired that the Corinthians grow in faith to
perfection. This word does not imply sinlessness. In New Testament times the
Greek word perfection was used like the word restoration.
Paul wanted the Corinthians to grow
into mature believers. Thus, faith is more than attending church. One has to
mature in the faith to affect healing and salvation.
13:10. "Therefore I write these
things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to
the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to
A leader must be responsible to
regarding his authority. This verse concludes the section of 2 Corinthians
began in Chapter 10. In these chapters Paul dealth with his detractors. Noting
that he wrote strong letters but was weak and powerless in person. Here Paul
explains his actions. He wrote strong letters so he would not have to use
sharpness in his dealings with the Corinthians. He as a responsible leader
worked for their edification (building them up) and not their destruction.
13:11. "Finally, brethren,
farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace: and
the God of love and peace shall be with you."
Believers must apply the principle of
God's word to work out difficulties in the church and the world. Farewell means
to rejoice, the command "to be perfect," means restoration. The
command of "good comfort" means, listen to my appeal. The command of
one mind does not mean to agree on everything but agree on the faith.
In the final verse in this chapter
and the New Testament Book of 2 Corinthians Paul appeals to the people to show
love. When we comfort our brethren concerning sin, we must be tactful. As we
seek to share and communicate love we can be drained emotionally but this is
the Christ like way.
13:14. "The grace of Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you.
Paul's farewell blessing notes the
Trinity (Godhead). The trinity was not taught in the scriptures but this verse
notes that it was believed. Paul reminds the Corinthians that the Trinity would
be involved in every aspect of their lives.
In the Book of John the 17 Chapter
Jesus prays for himself, his disciples and for future believers. The prayer for
the future is noted in verses 20-26.
John 17:20. "Neither pray I for
these alone, but of them also which shall believe on me through their
Jesus prayed for all that would
follow him. Knowing that Jesus prayed for us should give us the strength and
confidence to work to build up the
17:21. "That they all may be
one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."
Jesus’ greatest desire for his
disciples was that they become one. He wanted them unified as a powerful
witness to the reality of God's love. Jesus prayed for unity among the
believers based on the believers oneness with him and the Father, Christians
can know unity among themselves if they are living in union with God.
Those that follow the Bible are on
one accord. The Bible reveals that God is the healer and not man. Those that
come to perform miracles that only extend from God have left the word and God.
Thus, controversy and dissent. True Christians have discussion and not
arguments over the word of God.
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