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Ability to Overcome Disability

In response to my recent post, Loosed From Your Infirmity Emily writes, “Thank you for a fresh look at ownership of disease and disability. He owns the deafness, and the para-spinal muscular atrophy by which I have been leaning forward to walk, with difficulty. Those conditions have fooled me all these many years. Thank you for correcting my wrong assumptions. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

I am going to visit my neighbor, who has held a grudge against me for several years, over a matter which is my fault. Pray for me to obey God’s will that I make amends to her, and in the presence of her family. I want to enter heaven without spot or wrinkle, and if my neighbor’s family is not saved, they will be.”

It could be that you are physically bound because you are spiritually bound to things such as offense and unforgivenesss. But you can be loosed from satan’s wicked chains of bondage by following Emily’s example. And in doing so you activate God’s ability to help you overcome any form of disability that you face.

I see over and over and over again, people instantly heal when they repent of sin, and forgive those that have deeply hurt them. I’m talking about people that can no longer stand, walk, or function from day to day.

Why does unforgiveness physically bind people to sickness and disease? We can find the answer to this question in Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” You see, life is produced in the marrow of the bones, and if offense is not dealt with it turns into bitterness, and bitterness will destroy you from the inside to the outside. It literally dries up the life from within you.

You may be reading this and saying that you can never forgive a certain someone for the evil that they had done to you. When you take on this attitude you actually curse yourself. You stop the blessings of God, such as healing to flow into your body. The Bible is very clear,But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses., Matthew 6:15. When you do not forgive, you bind yourself to the evil consequences of the sin of the offender. And the consequences of sin are harsh.

You may be thinking to yourself, I get what you’re saying but I honestly just do not know how to forgive them. The Lord understands what you are going through, but He never intended for you to walk through the forgiveness process alone. Hebrews 4:15 states, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.” Think for a moment what He went through as a human-being on this earth, as they were ripping Him apart, exposing Him down to the bones, mocking and rejecting Him, in the end He cries out, “”Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”, Luke 23:34. If the offender truly understood our Lord and eternity they never would do these evil things but, they are deceived by the devil, himself. And if they do not repent, they will reap consequences far worse than your unforgiveness. But you cannot control their actions, they have been given a free will to live a sinful life, or to live a godly one.

What you can do is surrender your will to the Father’s will and forgive the offender by God’s grace. Activate the power of His unmerited favor and strength. And as His Word encourages us in Zechariah 4:6, “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” By His Spirit you are empowered with His ability to overcome any disability, whether the disability is spiritual or physical, we have the power to overcome with His help.

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and, soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Faith is Visionary

sky-woman-clouds-sun-mediumFaith has spiritual eyes; it’s visionary and sees into the future with hope. It can envision the promises of God already fulfilled via dreams and visions. God tells Abraham to look up at the starts and to count them if he can. He is not able to count them all because there are so many. God uses this visual to stir hope within this man and tells him that his descendants will outnumber these stars. (See Genesis 15:5.) Like Abraham, our faith also needs a vision for the future to hope for and to follow.

The supernatural power of our faith has the ability to see into the spirit realm what God chooses to reveal to us.

During my preparation years for the healing ministry, God gave me a vision of what I would do for Him for the next few years. He showed me a very sick child who was at the point of death. I saw my hand reach out to her and I put an oxygen mask over he nose and mouth to giver her life. For the next five years or so, that is actually what I did for Him. I stood against the spirit of death and released the Spirit of Life to flow into the lives of very sick children.

Even the medical profession could not deny what transpired in our children’s home. Whether the children came infected with HIV or other life-threatening situations, they all were healed.

He also showed me that this sick and dying little girl represented the Church and that she was physically sick. he revealed that I would be ministering life and healing to her. But He trained me with these sick and hurting children first.

Along with ministering His healing power to the sick at healing events, He gave me a mandate to teach you His healing word so that you would have a foundation to stand upon when attacked by the enemy with sickness and disease.

So, to go along with this devotional today, I am asking you to close your eyes and ask the Holy Spirit for His guidance in this spiritual exercise. I want you to dare to imagine yourself healed. What will you actually do with your healed and recreated body? Remember, faith is visionary it sees things that are not as though they already were. See yourself healed today in Jesus’ name. 

(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;  Romans 4:17.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and, soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Loosed From Your Infirmity

Jesus was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath. There was a woman present who had a spirit of infirmity for 18 years; she was bent over and could not raise herself up. When Jesus saw her, He said, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity”, Luke 13:12. And He laid His hands on her, and she was instantly healed and glorified God. The ruler of the synagogue was indignant that Jesus had healed her on the Sabbath, but Jesus rebuked his hypocritical spirit. And the multitude rejoiced for all He had done.

Can you imagine being this woman? Being bent over for 18 years, going in and out of the service with no change, and not knowing there was even hope for change. Until one day, the Healer, Jesus Christ comes and releases His faith and she is loosed from “her” infirmity.

Wait a minute, didn’t I tell you before that you are not to claim sickness, disease or weakness as your own? You are exactly right. Why? Because when this happened Jesus had not released His blood yet to purchase this woman’s infirmity, so back then it did belong to her. But since this time, He has sacrificed Himself, He shed His blood and in doing so purchased these accursed things such as sickness and disease from you. So, for this reason you no longer claim sickness as your sickness. In reality, it belongs to Jesus He paid for it with His blood.

In the healing ministry I meet many people who possess, lay claim of the sickness and disease that has them severely bent over in one way or another with the use of possessive pronouns. They haven’t been taught they have been loosed. In fact, many teach from the pulpit that this is from God, as if cancer or any other disease was a prized possession to hold onto.

I met one such Christian woman, who suffered for 25 years from a tethered spine. She was in excruciating pain always. There was no drug, therapy, surgery that could release her from unbearable pain. She attended Church regularly with no hope to be pain-free. What sorrow!

Then one evening she came with her daughter, in fact she traveled for 5 hours in severe pain to come to a healing service. There she heard for the first time from God’s Word why she could be healed. She listened intently to every word taught about how Jesus purchased this sickness, disease, weakness from satan with His blood so that she could be free from it.

After the Word of God was brought forth with authority she stood up, and with tears flowing from her eyes came forward. I asked her if she was ready to be healed, and with her frail body in my arms she said, “Yes”. Immediately, she was loosed from 25 years of insufferable pain from a tethered spine for the glory of our Lord.

And now you can activate your faith in the healing power of His redemptive blood, because you have been loosed, once and for all from all sickness, all disease, and from all weakness. In Jesus’ name, be healed.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Oppressed or Possessed with Demons of Sickness?

In response to my last post, Take Authority Over a Spirit of Death, Karen writes and asks, “How do you know if a person has an evil spirit or if they are biologically ill or (in the case of a Christian) walking in the flesh rather than the Spirit?” Karen, this is a great question, and an important one for us to understand.

Now, when you are referring to someone having an evil spirit I think we need to clarify what could be happening. 1. Someone could be oppressed by an evil spirit, meaning they are being attacked as in the personal testimony I shared about being attacked by a spirit of death. I was being attacked, pursued by a spirit of death. It was clear the enemy was after my life. That’s an attack, a heavy attack. 2. Then there is demon possession, where someone is controlled by an evil spirit, their behavior, their character is altered and controlled by a demon or demons.

Concerning your question, “How do you know if someone is biologically ill or walking in the flesh?” I’m not saying that we are to be demon-focused, but we do need to be fully aware of the attacks of the enemy. The enemy, satan comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy (see John 10:10), and his weapon of sickness steals, it kills, and it destroys in every way.

Now, having said this, we need to be mature in our faith and realize that we live in a fallen world. Just because someone is sick does not mean they are demon possessed. Jesus warns us John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We live in a fallen world, sickness and disease entered into our world when Adam and Eve willingly fell into sin. This was a consequence of their willful disobedience.

Sickness and disease are tiny, microscopic living organisms that enter into the body and make people sick. But according to Genesis 1:28 we have been given dominion over everything that moves, including these living creatures that we cannot see with the naked eye.

So, to repeat myself when someone is sick it does not mean they are possessed by a demon, but can be oppressed, pursued by a demon that attacks with sickness and disease.

But there are times when people are possessed with demons, here are some common behaviors to discern demon-possession.

  1. Is the person violent?
  2. Do they hurl insults and obscenities at others without being provoked?
  3. Do you hear strange voices or sounds such as growling, hissing, clicking with their tongues coming from them?
  4. Do they flip back and forth into different personalities?
  5. Do their ears flap, slither like a snake or other bodily movements that are not humanly possible otherwise?
  6. Is there a darkness in their eyes that was not there before?
  7. Are they riveted with an unnatural fear that wasn’t there before?
  8. Do they cut themselves? Or try to harm themselves? Are they preoccupied with blood, horror movies, death, suicide?

These are some common behaviors of someone who is demon possessed.

The last part of this question is equally important. How do we know if sickness is caused because someone is walking in the flesh rather than the Spirit? This is a matter that the Church doesn’t want to address either, but needs to.

People can be sick because of irresponsible behaviors, such as smoking which causes cancer; indulging in a diet high in sugar can be a cause of diabetes, eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, this list can go on and on. But the reason remains the same, when people are controlled by the flesh, rather than by the Spirit of God which exercises moderation or abstinence it can cause sickness and disease to manifest in the human body.

But the good news is found also in John 10:10, where Jesus says of Himself, “ I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” And healing and divine health are part of the abundant life that He offers us by His redemptive blood.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Take Authority Over a Spirit of Death

suit of armor and swordWhile  I was ministering in Malawi, East Africa during a healing campaign a demon-possessed lady came to me on bended knee. I reached out to touch her when all of a sudden the demonic spirits within her began to scream obscenities at me.

I rapidly sized up the situation, activated my authority in Christ and commanded these demons to be silenced in Jesus’ name. I started to quoted from the Bible scriptures of the future destination of satan and his demons. The demons pleaded with me to stop, allow them to stay. I said, “No!” And within minutes this woman was set free.

3 Verses that Torment the Enemy:

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”,  Matthew 25:41.

Jude 6, “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;“, 2 Peter 2:4.

While at another outdoor evangelistic healing crusade in Northern Tanzania, a group of pastors tried to minister deliverance over a woman. They shouted, but nothing happened. They mistakenly thought that volume equaled authority. The demonic spirits knew that these pastors did not understand who they were in Christ, or the authority they had over these demons. My husband walked over and commanded the demonic spirits to leave and they left immediately.

Demonic activity is even running rampant in Christian hoes and churches and it needs to be addressed openly so that God’s people can be delivered and set free. Wrong doctrine has taught us that this is not possible, but I can testify that I come into contact with demon-oppressed and demon-possessed Christians over and over. Especially in these times that we are living in today.

This is not a popular subject–it’s like hanging our dirty laundry out for everyone to see. But it is time to expose the darkness that is lurking amongst the body of Christ. Shine the light of God’s truth so that people can be free and healed in spirit, soul and body. I believe this is one reason why Christians are hurting needlessly.

Years ago, as a Christian, I was under great physical attack. I struggled to be free from sickness. Then one night while praying in the Spirit, I felt led to lay my hands on my body and I renounced a spirit of death that was over my body. As I spoke out thee words, I almost vomited as I felt something literally come out of me. And I was free from the attacks of the enemy in this area.

Perhaps, you just can’t seem to get free from death, sickness and disease. Lay your hand on your body and renounce this spirit of death coming against you with the authority that comes from the active blood of Jesus Christ.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Transformed Meetings by His Power

dove blue white cross lightAre you seeing results in your meetings? Are the needs of the people being met? Or do they leave the same as when they entered? He gives us His supernatural gifts  to meet the needs of the people. We do not need to settle for lifeless meetings. But instead with the power of the Holy Spirit our meetings can be a place where lives are truly transformed for His glory.

In 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit that He desires to see activated in our meetings and in our daily lives, so that we can minister to the needs of those around us with transforming power. “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

The Holy Spirit had given me an assignment to disciple a group of ladies in a small Latin American town near the Caribbean where we once lived a couple of years ago. While I was setting up for the weekly meeting, a woman whom I did not know burst through the gate and ran into the house because she thought she was late for the meeting, but in reality she was early, actually one hour early.

She had heard testimonies about the Holy Spirit, and wanted to make sure I told her about Him. I sat down with her and taught from the Scriptures about the Spirit of God and His ways. And she received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and received the infilling of His power that day.

While we were praying in the Spirit together, another lady came to the house. I discerned in my spirit that this woman was sick, and in pain. And she was, she was suffering from a kidney stone. She had a fever; her back, abdominal area and legs were swollen; and she was suffering with great pain. I released the healing power of the Spirit into her, and we both instantly broke out into a sweat as the heat from this power surged into me, and into her. Within minutes she was healed, and even her pants became loose fitting on her as the swelling, along with the fever and the pain left.

After I finished teaching the message for that day, I asked the ladies if anyone needed ministry, and they all did. So, I went around the circle and ministered to the needs of each one. The power of the Holy Spirit broke loose in that place and it ended up being an amazing hour of  power, with the Gifts of the Spirit in full operation.

As I reached my hand out to one woman, she started to scream and fell to the floor. The demonic spirits within her manifested. Within about 30 minutes she was set free from these demonic forces, and while she thrashed on the floor, the woman who sat next to her began to scream as well. This second woman who sat next to her released a piercing scream as well because the demonic spirits that she carried could not handle the pressure of the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor could they remain as the Word of the Lord was declared with authority. This second woman was also delivered at the same time,

After ministering to the needs of the women, I  came to the last person in the circle. It happened to be a young woman who came to the meeting. I did not know this woman, but again by the discerning of the Spirit, I knew this woman was in need of salvation and that her trust was in her good works and not on the redemptive blood of Jesus, This young woman knew that the Lord had spoken to her, she knelt down and gave her life to Jesus at that moment.

This is how the Lord wants to move through us in our meetings. There are no gimmicks, no man-made formulas to memorize; it’s just simply listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit and doing what He instructs us to do.

I can train you to move in the ways of the Holy Spirit, and your meeting can be full of His power, people can leave transformed for the glory of our Lord.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

How to Receive Healing through God’s Word

Bible with light shinnin on itThe Bible is filled with healing promises, but how do we activate and receive His supernatural power to heal us through His word?

  1. Study God’s healing word.

God’s Word tells us in Proverbs 4:20, “My son, give attention to My words, incline your ear to My sayings”. And Romans 10:17 tells us what happens when we give attention to God’s word. It says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God”.

In order for faith to arise for supernatural healing we need to read and study the Bible concerning healing. And not just read it occasionally but on a consistent basis. Consume God’s healing promises until His word become more real to us then the symptoms, sickness, or negative report.

I’ve had to take control of my thoughts, and fight the flesh to stay in His presence in His healing word to overcome negative thoughts from the enemy, pain, and symptoms. And I have found if I will not give up the good fight of faith His healing power prevails in my body.

Take this even further, and start to pray and fast while you fill yourself with the Word of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you His divine revelation of His promise to heal you. He wants us to understand His word, and is willing to show us how to activate His healing power in our life.

Once our healing manifests, then we need to learn to walk in divine health by the continuation of our study in the healing message.

  1. Focus on God’s word, not on symptoms.

Proverbs 4:21 tells us, “Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.” I find it interesting that we are admonished not to let His words depart from our eyes. We need to purpose in our hearts that we are going to focus our spiritual eyes on His healing promises and not on the ailments. Also, it says that we are to keep His words in the midst of our hearts. Guard His healing promises, don’t allow the enemy to steal the Lord’s promise to heal as you fight off symptoms with the Word of God.

  1. Stand firm on God’s healing promises.

Proverbs 4:22 tells us the blessing that comes from standing firm on His words. “For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” It also says in Ephesians 6:13, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.”

Life and health are the blessings that come from a lifestyle that is built upon the word of God. And this is God’s battle plan for you to heal and to stay healthy. And this is how you can receive your healing through His word.

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

Seizures Stop by Speaking the Word

someone writingI have been teaching you the power of the spoken word and encouraging you to write up a confession of faith for healing and to speak it out over you and your loved ones daily.

Well, I love the healing power of the Holy Spirit. Not only does it heal the physical body, but the life of the person is forever changed. As is the case with one of my regular readers of the daily devotional sent via email.

Karen and her husband have been believing for the healing of their son, Jon for many reasons. One desired healing was to be healed from daily seizures. Let’s look at some of the steps of faith they have put into practice.

  1. They are Christians.
  2. They believe in the healing power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. They have been praying and fasting as a family.
  4. Members in the Church they attend have been praying for Jon.
  5. They have asked the elders to anoint him with oil and pray for him.

They still were not seeing the desired changes. I suggested to Karen that she write up a confession of faith for healing and start declaring this over her son. They started doing this last Sunday and do know what has happened? The daily seizures have stopped for the glory of our Lord!

I am so blessed by this family and that they choose to put their faith in action for their son. That they are teachable and willing to work the Word of God.

Read Karen’s praise report. “I finally got this written up this past weekend, and  my husband and I pray it over Jonathan every night before he goes to bed, and I pray it every morning with Jon (he loves to cuddle up with me while I have my morning time with God, so I just read the Scriptures out loud to him).  I gave a copy to our prayer minister and also a copy to Jon’s children’s church director, who is a great woman of faith.  She prayed it over Jon in children’s church on Sunday.  The first part of the healing confession is Scriptures of healing and authority, that we claim, and the second part is detailed commands for specific spirits that need to leave and areas of his body that need healing.  Since we began praying and claiming this confession on Sunday night, Jon has not had ANY seizures, and we also are seeing the depression lifting.  Praise God!”

And read another report a couple days later, “Jon is continuing to prosper in all areas – he has his energy back, he is achieving tasks at school that they’ve been trying to teach him all year, he is giggling and smiling again, and he is starting to say words again, he has his appetite back.  (and I will add updates as healing continues to manifest).

Here is the confession of faith that they are speaking over their son daily:

“Heavenly Father, You have promised that Your Word will not return void, but it will accomplish what You desire, and it will succeed in the matter for which You sent it. (Is. 55)

So today, we stand on Your Word!  Your Word says,

Jesus took our diseases, and He carried our affliction…the chastening for our health fell on Him, and by His stripes, we are healed. (Is. 53)

The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. (James 5)

Those who believe will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover! (Mk 16)

Jesus has been placed far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, Everything is in subjection under His feet. (Eph. 1)

The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the Devil. (I Jn 3)

If God is for us, who can be against us? He will graciously give us all things! We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!  (Rom. 8)

Through God we will do valiantly, and He will trample under our feet our affliction. (Ps. 108)

So today, we declare an insurrection against the powers of darkness that have been keeping Jon down!

  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we cast out the evil spirit of Epilepsy and it may never come back. Neurons must function normally without hyperexcitability.  Neuronal networks must function with the proper level of inhibition.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we permanently cast out the evil spirit of Autism. Aggressive actions must leave. Stimming behaviors must leave. Sleep disorders must leave. Sensory processing disorder must leave now.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we permanently cast out the evil mute spirit. The Broca’s area of Jonathan’s brain and other areas responsible for memory, word recall, and production of clear, articulate, and fluent speech are regenerated and made whole.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we permanently cast out the evil spirit of depression that inhibits smiles, laughter, dancing, and an interest in the world.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Jonathan’s brain is being recreated to a normal size, and healed from the stigmata of Down Syndrome, and from damage caused by seizures and seizure meds, and from all damage caused by lack of oxygen at birth.  The lesion on his right temporal lobe, and the cluster of bright spots on his left frontal lobe are both healed. Cognitive disability is healed. Attention deficit is healed. Impulsivity is healed.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, all stigmata of Down Syndrome on Jonathan’s body is removed. Hypothyroid disease is healed. Muscle tone and flexibility are made normal. Nasal passages are made normal, and breathing is regular. Macrocytosis and any other bone marrow or blood cell disorder are healed now. Tongue and upper palate size are recreated to normal size.  Jon will grow until he attains normal height.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, kidneys, liver, and any other organs and blood cells in Jonathan’s body damaged by seizures and seizure meds are healed.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Jon’s digestive system is completely healed, and inflammatory bowel disease and chronic diarrhea is gone.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Jon has bladder and bowel control and is no longer incontinent.
  • In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, every cell and every strand of DNA and every part of Jonathan’s body from the top of his head to the soles of his feet are healed and completely normal.

Hallelujah!  Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!”

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Isn’t this an amazing testimony? Yes, they have more to believe for, but what an amazing start to Jon’s total healing and deliverance. No more seizures! This just blesses my heart. Learn to activate your faith today and see the needs of those you deeply care about change for the glory of our Lord.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

There’s a Promise in God’s Word for You

Are you hurting and trying to process a recent tragedy? Are you in a raging battle against life and death? Maybe you are struggling to hold on to your marriage,  or you are in such financial trouble that you can’t see your way out of it, or you feel that you are at your wits end to know what to do with a wayward child. Regardless of the situation that you face today, there is a promise in God’s Word for you to help you through. Let’s look at a few of these promises today.

When you feel weak God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

When you feel afraid Joshua 1:9 tells us, Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Wherever you find yourself today God promises to be with you. And for this reason you can be brave and courageous that He will see you through.

While you pass through this difficult time He says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. He doesn’t say you will not go through difficult times, but that when you do He gives His assurance that He will be with you.

If you are hurting from the pain of an oppressive relationship or situation take heart, Psalm 9:9-10 gives these words of comfort, The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

For the pain of a wayward child you can put your trust for their return. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6).

Oftentimes, like anyone else you might not know what you need to do. James 1:5 encourages us to ask Him for direction, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Ask Him right now, “Father, I do not know what to do next. I need your help. I ask for the next step. Show me the way. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”

God promises to provide for our daily needs. Philippians 4:19 promises us that,  “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Matthew 6:25-34,“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Jeremiah 30:17 you have His assurance for healing of your spirit, soul, and in your physical body. For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord.” Isaiah 53:4-5 reveals to us what Jesus would suffer so we could be healed. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Remember, no matter where you go, or what you are confronting Deuteronomy 31:8 let’s us know, And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

These are just a few of God’s promises for you, there are many more. Choose the one that you need and apply it to your situation today.

 

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

It’s Time to Pray

What do you do when life doesn’t make sense? Where do you turn when the pain is overwhelming? There is an answer to life’s hurt. Get down on your knees and pray to God. There is strength in prayer during turmoil.

God’s instructions are found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.Let’s examine this verse for further insight.

  1. Are you called by God’s name? God loves all people, but that doesn’t automatically make us a member of His family.  Jesus speaks plainly in  John 3:3 when He says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God How do we become born-again, or members of His family? Romans 10:9-10 tells us how, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.If you are not yet a member of God’s family then it is time to confess with your mouth that you believe in your heart that Jesus is risen from the dead.
  2. Let’s talk about humbling ourselves. Proverbs 22:4 tells us, “Humility is the fear of the Lord;
    its wages are riches and honor and life.” In order to be humble we must first recognize who He is, and His ultimate supremacy over all. We must willingly take on this attitude from John 3:30, “He must become greater; I must become less.”
  3. God’s people are to pray. In fact, we are to pray without ceasing, (1 Thessalonians 5:17). And we are to be Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
  4. We are to seek His face. We are to do as the Scriptures says, “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. And as Hebrews 12:2 says,looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
  5. Turn from our wickedness. 2 Corinthians 13:5 tells us, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?” After we examine ourselves then we are given these words to live by, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). And there are promises of spiritual benefits that come from repentance. It says in Acts 3:19, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

And if we will do these things His promise to us is that He will hear our prayer, forgive our sin, and heal our land.  Come on people of God, it’s time to pray.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.