Louise and Mallie, Friday September 9, 2022, State of the Church Today and the Holy Spirit

Louise and Mallie on state of the Church today and the power of the Holy Spirit, based on a sermon by Dr. Larry Ollison of Arkansas. You can read more on Ollison at this link.

The Peace of God, Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, 2022

Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, on the peace of God.
In the New Testament “peace” is mentioned over 100 times.
What is peace?
Is described in various ways:
1. a state of tranquility or contentment
And here are some places in Scripture where “peace” appears:
Matthew 10:13 when Jesus sent seventy of his disciples out among the people.
Matt. 10:24 when Jesus speaks of “peace on earth.”
Mat 4:39 when Jesus is on a boat in a storm. Jesus spoke Peace, be still! to the storm and it subsided.
Mark 9:50
Luke 7: 36-50 “Your faith has saved you, go in peace.”
Lue 8:48 “Your faith has made you whole, go in peace.”
John 14:27
John 15:33
John 20:19
Romans 2:10
Romans 3:1
Romans 8:6
Romans 14:14, 14:19

The Power of Your Words, Louise and Mallie, Wed. Aug. 24, 2022

Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, 2022, teaching on the power of your words, most specifically when speaking of the words that come out of your mouth.
Words are powerful.
In Matthew where Jesus speaks to the Roman centurion, words are directly related to authority. The Centurion understood authority was expressed in the power of his words.
Jesus would often say “what do you want me to do?” to one seeking his help or healing., like the blind man Bartimaeus. Jesus wanted them to speak, put into words, what is it they wanted or needed.
It was understood that words produce faith and faith will bring what you are asking or praying for to pass.
If you are going to a church not preaching or confirming healing for example, then you may need to examine your church’s approach.
So Bartimaeus was asked by Jesus, what do you want from me? Jesus wanted Bartimaeus to speak his faith, “Master I want to see!”
Believing and speaking go together. You have to believe what you are saying in your words.
“He will have whatever he says.”
Job opened the door what he said.
And here are some verses on speaking the truth:
2 Corinthians 4:13; Proverbs 4:22; Mark 11:23; Joel 3:10; Proverbs 28:1; Psalms 27:1; 1 John 4:4; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Isaiah 53:5; Deuteronomy 28, the Blessings in the Covenant.
Speak over your home, family, your jobs, speak health, truth and all that was promised to us by the work of Jesus on the Cross

Louise on Healing and Our Relationship to God, Part 2, Saturday August 13 2022

Louise, more on healing using a wonderful book by F.F. Bosworth, Christ the Healer. There’s also an audio volume you can buy, Christ the Healer, Audible Audiobook.

Does God use bodily affliction to teach us lessons? Louise mentions stories she’s heard, especially in Sunday school classes, about letting a little boy die to teach his parents and friends a lesson.

A small boy died/drowned in a pool. Did God need a “new angel in heaven,” as some in the Sunday School class said/claimed? No! Is God teaching you things through sickness and death? No!

God does not use poverty and sickness to teach you. Both of these come from Satan.

F. F. Bosworth says if it is God’s will for us to be sick, then we should close the hospitals and cease going to see doctors and nurses.

However, when you are in disobedience to God, he will allow sin and sickness to come into your lives.

Fear is the opposite of faith. What is happening in your life has to be examined as you try to determine what’s happening to you.

Louise then told the story of her fanatical embrace of tennis which was not in the Lord’s will. We need to listen to God on what he wants us to be.

Louise Teaching on Healing and Our Relationship with God, Saturday August 13 2022

Louise teaching on healing and our relationship with God

She quoted Psalms 91 in several instances:

Psalm 91

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

There is lots of evil in the world today. It needs to be addressed, understood, and dealt with.

Today we don’t know how to study and settle–put our focus–on one thing. Instead, we text and move along rapidly from one thing to another.

People have lost the art of conversation, especially listening and hearing others.

You have an ability to discern good and evil. We don’t use it. And, as Christians, does what you are studying and learning line up with the words of God?

I’m challenging all of you to study about what I’m teaching. See it it lines up with the Word. See Psalms 91:2 for example. “2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

When you have a problem, who do you trust in? Other people? Or God? Is God your last resort? He should be your first you go to.

In a common metaphor, God is light, while darkness is the metaphor for evil.

See Psalms 103. It’s about David and his blessings.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the Lord, my soul.”

It’s all about David and his blessings. His reliance on God’s blessings, including healing. David finds the absolute truth in God, not in man’s teaching or ways.

Then Louise speaks to arrogance and pride in man’s way of thinking, rather than turning to God’s teachings and Words.

Doubt and unbelief in prayers or healing are addressed.

Louise Teaching on Receiving Your Healing, Friday August 12 2022

Louise teaching on Receiving Your Healing, Friday August 12 2022. The broad subject is Divine Healing, and Louise is teaching more on healing in this sermonette, especially, “so you act on its promises.” See Matthew 8:16

16 “When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.”

What Christ did for us on the Cross–the Atonement–and healing is prophesied in the Old Testament. See, for example, Leviticus 16:24

24 “He shall bathe himself with water in the sanctuary area and put on his regular garments. Then he shall come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself and the burnt offering for the people, to make atonement for himself and for the people.”

In Matthew Jesus specifically teaches us that he bore our sicknesses in the Atonement.

Jesus healing a blind man.

Today we tend to live in a “sense” world, like the Apostle Thomas who wouldn’t believe that Jesus had risen from the grave until he actually saw Jesus for himself.

Then Louise told of some personal experiences, that she’s been going through in dealing with symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in her hand. She understands that Jesus already healed us in his atoning sacrifice on the Cross. “I am a healed persen refusing sickness,” Louise summarized her learning, and leaning, on Jesus.

When you receive Jesus by faith, you are saved across the entire board of our experiences and lives. When you talk about salvation, for example, you are talking about the whole person, not only your Spirit, but your body and soul.

You have to renew your spirit and your body daily. In other words, stay in the Word, studying and applying it daily.

This week she went to her doctor. Her doctor, a woman with a distinguished pedigree in medicine and well recommended, told Louise about the various types of arthritis, etc. The first doctor she had seen, a month or so ago, in another office, another city was all gloom and doom. But her new doctor at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham told her, as part of her analysis, “this may very well go away in time.”

God wants Louise healed and has provided for her healing by the Atonement and promises of Jesus. This may take time, and Louise used the “healing bootcamp” metaphor. Like soldiers, and sailors, and Marines in bootcamp, you are being programmed and are in a process. She has been healed, but the symptoms may only gradually be extinguished. Faith has action. And in summary, Louise made four points:

  1. Identify your problem
  2. Speak to it
  3. Take authority over it
  4. Quit judging your process by symptoms

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