In this lesson on healing, and on believing, and receiving your healing, Pastor Louise taught that you have to persevere, line up your confession of healing daily, really walk in faith and belief in healing.
Healing takes patience, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Your weapon of warfare is God’s word. The word speaks the truth to us.
Many Christians today don’t actively believe God’s word, literally. Don’t be persuaded by continuing symptoms for example in the area of healing. They are transitory.
On many things, if you can’t keep your own word, why should you believe God’s word?
See a wonderful teaching book, Christ the Healer by F. S. Bosworth. And the Kindle edition is FREE!
If you are learning about faith and healing, and are in a church that is not teaching faith and healing as the Bible teaches us, you will probably not receive healing based on Scripture
So, where are you going to hear or read the word of God, the full word?
Pastor Louise comes down hard on the theory that God puts diseases and illnesses on us to “glorify” God and teach us patience and obedience.
God gave us doctors, hospitals and medicines to help us as we move closer to truly believing God for full healing.
The only thing that limits us is our not truly believing that God can and does heal.
We need to deal with anger and unforgiveness and other sins in us, however, before God will heal.
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.