Don’t Blame God, Louise Teaching Sunday October 23, 2022

This bible lesson started out with the title “Why Does God Allow Things to Happen?” Read/listen on for a great message on God’s presence in our lives, his promises, and his expectations for how he expects us to receive his gifts and powers.

There’s a deception out there in the Church community. We ask ourselves why does God allow hurricanes, wars, cancer, Corona virus, etc.? If he’s such a good God, why does he allow all of this to happen?

My God is, however, all and always Good. See John 10:10: he thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy. God does not do these things.

Pastor Louise begins with Adam, who disobeyed God and so opened the door to Satan.

Satan’s temptations made to Jesus in the 40 days in the wilderness meant that Satan owned the earth and was all evil. Jesus turned down all he offered with his answers.

God sent Jesus to win back what Adam had lost, so Jesus is often called “the Second Adam.”

When Jesus returned from death and resurrection, he gave us authority to do right, to reject Satan and his temptations. To be “born again” describes this gift from Jesus to us.

See Acts 10:38. how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” and Matthew 4:23: “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”

And read Matthew 8, 1-4 again: “When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

The leper is like all of us. God can do anything, but we need to let Jesus know what–like the leper–we need or want.

Continue with Isaiah 53:4

“Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.”

Look up “grief.” The original was translated from the Greek as “grief,” but it also means physical sicknesses and illnesses.

Jesus bore all our sicknesses and illnesses at the Cross, the Atonement. This meant not just spiritual, but ALL physical illnesses.

The biggest weapon that Satan has against us is our ignorance. God has given you the weapons to defeat Satan but YOU have to draw on Scripture or the Word to bring it to pass in your lives.

God will not put any disease or sicknesses on us, but he will “allow’ it.

Pastor Louise then described how experiences with tennis lessons got out of hand, getting involved in strife, etc. with the ladies at the court. “I was out of God’s will,” she said. Hand pain followed, then she had to listen to God who was allowing tennis to put Louise into disobedience to his word. She allowed her flesh to take over. Then she turned away from the obsession with tennis and to God’s word.

You have to judge yourself. Be honest, then Louise gives a short description of End Times, the Rapture, Tribulation, etc.

But God DOES NOT put sickness on you. Satan wants to take you out, you, as a Christian, have a target painted on your back.

You can speak life, or speak doubt and death over your life.

Louise finishes this lesson with the story of a tornado that roared through our neighborhood on April 27, 2011. The power of God saved us.

Healing, or God’s Bootcamp on Healing and Believing, Saturday, Oct. 15 2022

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 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

Louise Teaching on Healing, Part 1, Thursday August 4, 2022

Louise teaching on healing, Part I, Thursday August 4, 2022.

“The nuts and bolts of healing”

There are three or four main topics to this teaching.

The first one is to be “teachable.”  If something is not working, study what God wants to say to you about your issue.

The second topic is to have “a steadfast look.” Don’t let up but  stay with God’s promise and his Word. This lesson uses the metaphor of our Standard Poodle,  Dudley who can be VERY steadfast in his demands  made on us.

You cannot doubt God’s word, his ability to do it, his desire to do it; but some days you’re going to feel defeated. But put those feelings aside.

The metaphor of U. S. Marines Bootcamp is referred to. It takes discipline and lots of learning to make it through Bootcamp. So, like in Bootcamp, do not give up for in the end you will have learned what you need to learn to have your faith work in your healing. Learning to obey God for is like the learning and training and the discipline that’s required for human Bootcamp.

Louise then confesses what she has been going through in her own healing experience. Keep a steadfast look on God’s word

The third principle is  to “guard your heart” following the first two –be teachable and have a steadfast look. You have to guard your thought life. She then describes how Satan uses pain to wear down your resistance.

Jesus took a terrible beating and was  tortured in the making of the atonement and told all of us for all eternity that I have suffered for you and taken all your pain and illnesses on me.

Some books that you may wish to look are:

  1. Kenneth Hagan, Christ the Healer
  2. Virtually all of E. W. Kenyon’s books many of them specifically on healing

And the lesson ended expressing the principal that this is a process that takes time to learn.

Teaching on Healing, Part 2, Thursday August 4, 2022

Louise teaching on healing, part 2, Thursday Aug. 4 2022.
What kind of ground are you? The story of Louise’s husband and his small plots of vegetables is told. You need good ground for your tomatoes to prospet.
So, what kind of soil are you. The Word of God is like the seed. It is planted in your soil, or yourself, and you need to prepare for the seed–the Word–to grow and prosper.
We need to prepare our heart like Larry prepares his soil with the rotor tiller, putting in fresh soil, and preparing the soil for the seed.
What can stop God’s word from prospering? How about “unforgiveness.”
Jesus says to watch him. I do everything that my father God asks me to do.
“Bad teaching” is another stumbling block to your healing.
Healing can be blocked by doubt and unbelief.
If your pastor does not preach healing, then you might want to move on if healing is what you need and want.
God does not put illness on you to teach you lessons.
Read some of the following Scriptures for the Atonement:
Isaiah 63
Peter 2
Luke 4
Let’s go to Matthew 9:35:35 “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
 Faith has action. Your sins are forgiven, arise, take up your bed, and go.
Healing and the forgiveness of sins go togther.
“Don’t doubt your faith, doubt your doubts,” E. W. Kenyon.
Year of Jubilee explained.
Atonement then explained. You have to cooperate with God by receiving grace through faith. Receive his blessing.
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