On Wednesday, I was in a car accident and I was sent to the Hospital, they took 2 ex-ray of my neck cause I was having lots of pain there. It came out on the results that I had a fractured bone on my neck, so I was told it will take 6-8 weeks to heal so I had to meet with a doctor to see if I needed surgery. That moment at the hospital I didn’t care what the doctor had to say, because I believed that I was healed in the name of Jesus. I remember telling my friends and family that on Easter Sunday I was going to be heal. On Easter Sunday, I walked in service with pains in my neck and my back, but I still was believing that I was healed. After service, Pastor Tracy had said to stand up if we had any problems with our body so I stand up believing that I’m healed and I felt a strong spirit. I started to feel a strong heat over my neck and body; the good thing is I walked out of service with no pain. I haven’t taken any medication, but still I had to wear the cast till I met with doctor with proof! Some people would tell me that I’m going to need surgery and others were saying, “I thought you were going to be healed on Easter Sunday?” My response to them was that on Thursday, I will come to youth group with no cast, because I am healed in the Name of Jesus! That Thursday, I had an appointment before going to youth group. The doctor had told me that my results came in. I have No Fracture, I no longer need to wear the cast so I went to youth group with no cast, praise The Lord! God is awesome!!!
One night my 2yr old son woke up having a very difficult time breathing. All I knew to do was pray. After calming him down and laying him in bed with me, I laid awake praying in the Spirit with my hand on his chest. As I did he was able to breathe regular. When I stopped, he wheezed. Although I had a lack of sleep that night, it was amazing to see God’s healing power flow through me to my son. And despite not being rested, the strength I received through my prayers sustained me through the next day as if I had slept. God is so good!
I had a problem with my right eye. It started hurting and watering. My
vision started to get blurry. I had the problem for 3 days and it was
getting worse. It even hurt to touch it. By Sunday service, it was throbbing
with pain. After our group morning prayer before service, I just knew I
needed to get Pastor Sarah Marie to pray for me. I ran over to her after
prayer and asked her to pray. She put her hands over my eye and prayed. I
received the healing in the name of Jesus. During Pastor Tracy’s teaching,
the throbbing stopped and my vision began to clear. By evening it was 75%
better. When I woke up the following morning, it was all gone and my eye was healed.
Thank you Jesus! I praise God for my healing!
The Florida sun is a lot stronger than Michigan sun or even North Carolina sun (I know because I just moved from Michigan to North Carolina), but that fact seemed to slip my mind when my friend and I went to Naples, FL for our spring break. When we went to the beach, I put sunscreen on but it was only 15 SPF. As we continued to go to the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday my body was burnt. Sunday, my friend and I visited Life Christian Church and listened to Pastor Tracy speak. Her message of rebuking the devil in the Lord’s name when her previous illness came back to attack her and then vanishing because of her such strong faith in God was very inspiring to me. Sunday was spent at the beach as was Monday, and by this time I can feel sun poisoning as my back is peeling and on fire.
As I laid in my hotel room on my bed in pain, the symptoms of sun poisoning (which I’ve had before) came upon me. In a split second I remembered what Pastor Tracy had done and I started to do the same. Saying in Jesus name this poisoning will not hurt me, God doesn’t want me in pain, etc. After about 10 minutes of continuously repeating these phrases, from the center of my body a coolness spread throughout me and my sun poisoning no longer hurt. My body was not in pain and I didn’t have the hot/cold feeling. God took away the pain I was going through. He took the poison out of my body. I know that, because if he didn’t my body would have been in a lot more pain and the process of having it and taking care of it would have been much longer. I am so thankful that I had heard what Pastor Tracy advised and did it for myself, and God did his magic.
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Rescued: The Spear- Rescued from broken relationships
Sunday; March 25, 2012 Pastor Tracy Boyd
Intro: Jesus purchased through His life the potential for any area of our life to be conformed to His abundance.
We’ve said that if Jesus had to simply die having our sins on Him then why all the brutality. The journey before the cross is significant showing all that Jesus purchased for our well-being. We’ve touched on so far that through Jesus rescued us from sickness – the Whip-and mental stress/fear/anxiety- the crown of thorns.
This week: the Spear in His side
John 19:31-37 (NKJ)
Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.”[f] 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.
- No bones broken: Ex. 12:46 (No bones of the Passover lamb were to be broken, no bones of Jesus the sacrificial lamb were to be broken)
- Pierced: Zech 12:10
Genesis 2:21-22 (NKJ)
Eve was made from a rib in the side of Man. God took from Adams side and put ever together.
Genesis 1:27 (NKJ)
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Notice In Gen 1:27 that the soul-ish attributes of both the male and female were present in Adam. God drew the female attributes out and formed her physical body! We are doubly removed from the earth- don’t know why our bodies are more stubborn to get in shape than theirs!
Gen 3:16 (NKJ)
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”
In the fall God said to her that her desire would be for her husband; in other words remembering her joint rule in the garden, she would desire to dominate her husband. Really this dominating is working in both; one is trying to dominate the other instead of working together in their strengths.
- On the day she was deceived and ate sin entered and her relationship with Adam was pierced
In a husband wife relationship most women want to be lead not dominated and have a leader for a husband. Unfortunately because we want to have our way we many times manipulate and cause our husbands to follow us instead of letting them lead us.
- Mom always says treat your husband as a king and he’ll lead as a king; treat him as servant and he’ll lead as a servant.
- We see through the fall our leadership can greatly affect the man!
Often times, a woman will take over because they see a lack of action or confrontation.
The first fight happened after the fall with Adam playing the blame game. This is still going on.
We’ve been rescued from living in marital stress/broken relationships. Jesus released the potential through the spear in His side for us to have whole relationships.
- Don’t realize that we come to relationships with baggage
- We’ve picked up good and bad perspectives on life from the environments we’ve been raised in as well as the treatment we’ve received in previous relationships.
- We interpret and respond through the past encounters many time repeating vicious cycles that we’ve been privy to.
- Becky and John: the set up both came from dysfunction
- Come to Christ however both have been operating in:
- Ephesians 4:14 (NKJ)
that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine (teaching/voices in our life), by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
- Solution 1: Ephesians 4:15 (NKJ) “But speaking the truth in Love may grow up…. “
- She began to point things out that could be done better. At first he went along with it but it bothered him. Why? Because in his previous relationship this was done to him wrong. So even though she was saying it right he was interpreting it wrong and stuffing. Then one day exploded. Then every time she brought any thing up he exploded.
- Speaking the truth in love affords the opportunity to bring out in the open any feelings or thoughts that have been shaped by the above wrong teachings, wrong relationships and the adversary manipulating the process
- Solution 2: Ephesians 4: 23 (NKJ) and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
- The Word is the key that unlocks the door to the house of blessing
- If we don’t renew then we continue to interpret through baggage: Pastor Mary example
This is so important he says it again:
Ephesians 4:25-27, 29 (NKJ)
“Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. (how we say it is just as important as what we say).
God wants to create a new species
Romans 5:5 (NKJ)
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
- He puts His love in us to love and receive love from God
- Out of that love we love our spouse, children, and neighbors
- That love is inoperative without the input of the Word and the cooperation of the will.
- With out the word, we may be saved but still have old cycles and habits working in us that affect how we treat our spouse and even how we read them.
- Then in ignorance we are hurting one another.
- The enemy takes advantage of our ignorance and pushes our emotional buttons.
- We’ve been given the Holy Spiritas well to walk along side us to help
- Parakletos is the same word used in genesis for helper: One who assists, helps, comes to ones aide!
God’s Word and His love empowers us to have rescued relationships and prevent us from piercing each other!
My son’s hockey team was playing in a big district game. Midway through the second period he was injured and could not get up off the ice. An orthopedic surgeon was in the stands and attended to his injury on the ice. After examining his leg, the doctor said he believed it was broken where it meets the knee. In the meantime, the rink had called an ambulance, and the doctor held his leg immobile while he was being carried off the ice. I asked the doctor where the nearest ER was (we were in Macomb County) and he said St. John’s, but he also added that they do not do emergency surgery there, and that if my son needed surgery he would have to be transferred. We declined the ambulance ride, but did have the attendants help us carry my son to the car and get him in. I sat by him and prayed over him in tongues all the way to the hospital. At the hospital we ran into a woman from church with her daughter. The ER doctor examined my son and immediately gave him pain medication. They took x-rays. The doctor showed us the x-rays on the computer monitor and confirmed that his leg was indeed broken. (the girl’s mother was right there and saw and heard it all). They gave us a prescription for pain medication, put my son in a brace from his ankle to his upper thigh, game him a set of crutches and instructed him to put no weight at all on his leg. I still have the Discharge Instructions which read: “FRACTURE LOWER EXTREMITY – A fracture is the medical term for a BROKEN BONE. It will take at least four weeks for the fracture to heal. FRACTURE KNEE – You have a FRACTURE (break) of a bone in the knee joint. Depending on the severity of the fracture, this will take four weeks or longer to heal”.
We went home, and I remember telling my son that God’s best for him was not a broken leg. And together we commanded his leg to line up with the Word of God in Jesus’ Name. Also, he agreed that if he woke during the night in pain, he could call me but he was not to say “OWWWWW My leg hurts” he was to say “OWWWW, by Jesus’ stripes I’m healed”.
He did not wake during the night with any pain. The next day we went to see the partner of the ortho doctor who was at the rink the night before. He had already spoken to his partner and knew what he was expecting to see. He examined my son’s leg and said, “Well, it’s not currently presenting as a break. We need to get a MRI.” The final diagnosis: A bone bruise and a sprained ACL. No break, crutches only as needed. And a 10 day rest from contact sports. God is good and my boy is back skating just like new.