As she stepped out, heat radiated through her(Marge's) crippled leg. It wasn't warm outside, so it had to mean something.
Yesterday, I wrote about healing in the Bible. There are many examples in the new testament that healing is not just for the Jews. In one instance, Jesus had to time traveled you might say and go to the cross for the Syrophoenician woman because at that time, healing was for the Jews. Let the children be filled first. For it's not good to take the bread from the children and throw it to the little dogs. By saying this, Jesus referred to any non-Jew as a dog, but it didn't offend the woman. She said okay, let me have a little healing for my daughter. Her fait amazed Jesus so much that he went to the cross in that short time so her daughter could be healed. Jesus wants to heal you just as healed that woman and how Marge received her healing. Many have no faith and went to the doctor. But what if you spent all your money on your doctor and you are still not healed like the woman with the bleeding disease in her body for 12 years? Some times it's caused by a demonic spirit like the woman with an infirmity. Whom Satan bound for 18 years.(Luke 13;16). I have a friend who wrote about divine healing and he is a paramedic. His book is here: www.amazon.com/Divine-Healing-Made-Simple-Kingdom-ebook/dp/B00HMN0ZQW. He goes into more detail about it than I can. I just know that God still heals today because he never changes. If you ask then how come it's not mention in the letters, it's because each letter addresses issues that concerns the church. Apparently except in James and first letter to the Corinthians, the other churches had no problems with healing. James told his readers that the elders should lay their hands on the sick and Paul reminded the Corinthians that healing is a gift. It should be enough to convince you that healing still exist today. I believe that God added those instances in the Bible to encourage us to have faith for Jesus said, "Your faith had made you whole." It takes a step of faith to receive healing.
My sister and I stopped attending a church service for countless of reasons, but one of them for them being Pentecostal, there were no evidence of being healed in that church or the gift of healing being used. If you are in a church like that, and want healing, look for a place of worship that has a healing service.
Something didn't happen to me yesterday that reminded me of a story of the unforgiving debtor. Jesus illustrated that if we don't forgive others of their sins, God won't forgive us of our sins and we needed to reminded of this. In this parable, there was a debtor who owed a lot of money. When he was called to account the debtor asked for mercy and he got it. The master could have fired and not given him another chance, but he didn't. However the servant didn't show the same mercy his master extended to him when someone owed him money. God is like that merciful master. He doesn't hold our sins against us because He sent his son on the cross to take our sins from us. We just need to confess or agree with that we have sinned. The tax collector prayed, "God, have mercy me! I'm a sinner." He went away exalted. (Luke 18:14) When we confess, he cleanses us of our unrighteousness.
In Jesus' days, much of the religious leaders were like the unforgiving the debtor. The tac collector was compared to the Pharisee who didn't think he needed forgiveness. We should all be like the tax collector for Paul wrote that we all have sinned and fell short of the glory of God. I know I'm not perfect and when I make a mistake or realized I have sinned, I confess it.
Scripture says that we are to follow God's example. Just as children model their parents, we should model God. Think of it this way: If you want people have mercy on you, shouldn't you show mercy to others? Isn't that what "Do onto others as you want done onto you." means? Paul also wrote that whatever we sow, we reap.
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