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Greetings to the Saints

Dear HEAVENLY FATHER,

We come to You daily in our broken state of mind: to see You, to learn Your ways and to change our ways as we live our life here on earth. We need You. We rely on You and without You our understanding is void. As Your creation declares a multitude of mercy for all creation, Your placement of ministering angels and inner workings of Your divine plan for us is perfection in process. We thank You for all the trials, tests and victories we go through on a daily basis. We come together to unite in this understanding: to defeat the enemy in his will, to overcome and live as You designed us to live on earth. We thank you for Your ways, we thank You for Your understanding, we thank You for Your HOLY SPIRIT to guide us and show us Your ways. Let us declare from the mountain tops of Your Glory. We want to bring Heaven to earth in everything we do in Your honor. Let us bless You today by uniting together for Your purpose. 

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Greetings Saints,

As we reflect on this day, we realize the unity, which is required to be a faithful body, is an endeavor we all need to work at and diligently focus on. We must realize each member’s situation is different and their function is essential to a functional body. Then we will be able to bring together a body where our LORD is edified in our works.

1 Peter 3:8-9, “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.”

Our works towards our body members directly reflect our thoughts and heart to our Heavenly Father. While we try to justify our works, our faith in our works, and what we do, will bring the final outcome of our intentions. As we justify our actions, we need to put ourselves in check to make sure our thoughts, which generate from our mind, come out of our mouth and turn into actions (works), are what the HOLY SCRIPTURES direct us to do, which is JESUS CHRIST.

As we reflect on these Scriptures, Paul, who wrote most of the New Testament, gave guidelines for us to follow when speaking to the Philippians :

Philippians 2:1-8, “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

We see that as JESUS humbled Himself as a man, He became obedient to death two times. First, a death to the desires and thoughts of the flesh, which are HIS thoughts manifesting into His actions; second, the physical death, where HIS flesh was tortured and His physical body died from the inflicted wounds from the world. Here in 1 Corinthians 13, Paul teaches us about love. Let us look at Paul’s interpretation of love, and how we are to think about how we handle ourselves in our interaction with each other:

1 Corinthians 13:1-7, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal, and though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing, and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing, charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

As Paul explains to us how love should govern our thoughts, he lets us know what love does. Then he tells us that this understanding is the fruit of being mature in our interactions with each body member. He is not speaking to the world, because they don’t believe, rather, Paul is teaching the Church, who is the heart of GOD, or the body which GOD is desiring to be joined with.

1 Corinthians 13:11-12, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things, for now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

James also explains the war we have when dealing with the world:

James 4:1-12, “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?”

We, at The Voice of Healing, are equipping the saints to war against the world and walk out the thoughts of JESUS. This is a transformation that is truly only an attribute of a relationship with JESUS CHRIST! Come join us at www.voh.church to partake in teachings that will set the captives free. We want you to know we appreciate your prayers and support to join with us in this journey to spread the good news of our future with JESUS CHRIST!

May the blessings of GOD’s kingdom drench you, your family, your thoughts and your actions wherever you go. Till next month,

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY BEING THE BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN CREATED TO BE!

Shalom,

Pastor Brad


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