Be Anxious For Nothing by Bill Yount
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Be Anxious For Nothing by Bill Yount
Nov 12, 2008
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"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving (thanking God ahead of time for what you are asking for) let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6, emphasis added
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth."
3 John 1:2
I believe that to receive what Heaven is releasing now we need to get our souls to prosper first. I believe we need to hear what God is saying concerning our lives and live by every "now" word that comes out of His mouth. When God speaks, you live! His word is health to our flesh and marrow to our bones! His word is more valuable than fine gold. If God speaks to you to go fishing to pay your taxes, you will find money in that fish's mouth!
Also in this article, I want to touch on relationships that help to get our souls to prosper so we can live in health, instead of struggling so much to get healed. I know I have received healing through others' love and prayers for me. I also have received material blessings through the least likely people that God has chosen to use in my life. Our relationships can pay off in big dividends!
Cleave to the Word that the Lord is Saying or Has Spoken to YOU!
I will never forget the words that the Lord spoke into my being five years ago, since the day I had an attack against my heart: "Son, you are now beginning to be attacked by healing, for healing runs in your family!" I had never heard these words before in my life. The Lord also showed me that my healing would be gradual, little by little. I personally believe this is so I would keep my focus on Him more than I would if He had healed me instantly. I believe I have learned more about healing the longer I have walked through this valley of my faith being tested for it.
One of the first things that I testify in every church that I have ministered to in the last five years is, "I'm being attacked by healing!" As I say these words, I immediately sense a rise in the people's faith to believe "healing is attacking them" also! Many times the enemy has tried to convince me in the natural that my healing is not really happening.
But since I know the enemy is a liar, I have become even more bold in saying what God has said to me. There came a time when such boldness and determination came upon me that I knew I had gone beyond just "testifying" and that I had been shifted in the spirit to begin "prophesying" my healing!
Reach Across Denominational Lines to Receive Heaven's 'HEALTH CARE' and 'BAIL OUT' Plans
Even as our government must reach across party lines to be healthy, God's people must reach across denominational lines to receive Heaven's "Health Care" plan for us as well as His "Bail Out" plan for our nation. Looking back upon my life, God has chosen sovereignly to use many different churches and denominations to get me to where I am today. Even in my early years when I began experiencing sickness in my body, it seems the Lord was ordering my steps and I found myself in unusual places where healing was just waiting for me to get there.
When I was seven years old with a brain tumor, through divine leading, a doctor sent me to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Mercy Hospital, which is a Catholic Hospital. My mother had all of the nuns and priests praying for me. She seemed to see through the eyes of God that His people were everywhere like angels to help us in our times of need. God miraculously and sovereignly chose that Catholic Hospital and those nuns and priests to break open the heavens over my life, and that tumor disappeared before the doctors could operate on it!
I believe that we limit God when we put limits on where we think God can or cannot move.
I Have Been Raised in Many Denominations and Looking Back, I Have No Regrets!
I have been raised in First Church of God, Church of God, Methodist, Free Methodist, in both non-Spirit filled churches and Spirit-Filled churches. Looking back, I have no regrets! I believe it took all of these denominations to get me to where God wants me to be today. I have learned to appreciate God showing up anywhere He wants to, and that is in every church!
They say if you go high above the earth you cannot see the border lines of nations, countries or states like you do on a map. God is taking us higher in the Spirit to see what He sees...no denominational lines or walls between His Body. He has people in every church or fellowship whose heart is beating for Him!
My mother testifies of visiting a church and getting healed of cancer just sitting in the pew before the service started. She later learned that that church didn't believe in healing. God must have been in that church anyhow!
My mother's healing to save her foot from being amputated came from a divine appointment with a Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a few years ago. It is one of the finest hospitals in the nation. I thank God for Presbyterians! By the way, God sometimes uses hospitals and doctors to bring forth healing and miracles in our lives. Jesus even chose "Doctor Luke" to be one of His disciples.
Recently, I called a brother who I hadn't connected with in years. Long ago we seemed to drift apart over our different beliefs in God's Word about healing, and he had gone to another denominational church. Since I was going for a heart catheterization and I knew he had been to the same hospital for a test, I thought I would call him. As our conversation was coming to an end, he asked if he could pray for me for a good report. I, of course, said yes.
As he began to pray for me, I was amazed at the anointing upon his life and prayer! And I was even more amazed as he began to pray the prayer of faith for healing for me. Little did I know how God had been working in this brother's life the many years we had been separated. I sensed he was more grounded in the Lord than I now was.
As I called him a few days later and gave him the good report, he had told me that he had all of the elders of his church praying for me the night before my heart catheterization! I was so moved to hear that another church, who didn't fully agree with me in certain ways, now was praying for me regardless of what differences we have had in the past. No wonder I got a good report on my heart test!
I Have Finally Heard the Doctor "Testifying" What I Had Been "Prophesying" For Years Concerning My Health!
What amazed me even more was that my heart catheterization showed that since my last test in 2003, there has been no further build up of plaque in my arteries! For five years the plaque in my arteries has been arrested and has not increased one bit! What really amazed me was what this heart doctor said next: "Your heart is good. You cannot have a heart attack the way it looks to me!"
Could it be that when we continue to prophesy our healing, regardless of our feeling, that we will begin to hear our doctors testifying to what we are prophesying? All praise goes to the Lord Jesus Christ (and by me not eating everything I would like to stuff myself with)!
I am learning that my healing could be waiting in another church, in another brother or sister whom I had written off years ago. I am learning that God writes off no church or denomination or people. God works behind the scenes while we think that it's only "our" church or fellowship that has it all together!
I sense that even as our government needs to reach across party lines and look past their differences to be healthy as a nation, we, God's people, must also reach across denominational lines to receive the Lord's fullness for our spiritual nourishment and for His healing to be released more fully. The person whom you thought that you couldn't agree to walk with years ago, may now have the gift of healing for you with the name of your sickness written on it! No wonder God's commandment is to love one another like our lives depended on it.
On the Cross When Jesus Stretched Out His Arms So Wide, He Was Reaching Beyond Our Differences and Walls that Separate Us
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life forevermore." Psalm 133:1-3
Are we willing to be stretched and reach out our arms to move past the things that separate us from one another in the Body of Christ? Will we do this so the world will see the hands of the Lord reaching out to them, whom He loves as much as He loves us?
"For God so loved the whole world that He gave His only Son..." John 3:16, paraphrased
Will you stretch out your arms with mine, and reach out as far as Jesus stretched out His arms for you and me? Let's keep stretching until we reach the world for Him.
Blowing the Shofar Ministries
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