Louise and Mallie teaching on some truths, especially on the meaning and significance of the word “determination,” in the Bible, Friday Sept. 9, 2022.
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.
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
She quoted Psalms 91 in several instances:
1 “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 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.
1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 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. 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:
- Identify your problem
- Speak to it
- Take authority over it
- Quit judging your process by symptoms