Tuesday, May 20, 2008



I was thinking about doing a post today about faith and how it plays a part in your healing and prayers. I thought about the woman with the issue of blood(Matthew 9:20-22;Mark 5:25-34 and Luke 8:43-48). She had had this issue for 12 years and the doctors could not cure or heal it. She spent all her time and money going from doctor to specialist to be healed of this issue. This woman was exhausted trying to find a cure for this illness. Yet she never stopped believing that she could be healed. She soon heard JESUS was in town! Her faith in JESUS was so great that she believed if she could just touch HIS garment, that she will be healed. After 12 years of dealing with any type of illness, I am not sure if I would have had the type of faith this woman possessed. Not only was she patient, but her faith was unbelievable because when she heard JESUS was in town, she immediately joined the crowd surrounding HIM. She had an urgency to get to HIM because she knew if she just touched HIS clothes, that she would be healed. Now, JESUS was on his way to heal Jairus' (one of the rulers of the synagogue) daughter, when the woman touched the hem of HIS garment. Immediately, the woman was healed of this issue and JESUS felt power leave him. I can picture the woman overwhelmed with joy. Filled with awe of her healing. She grew fearful when JESUS asked the crowd who touched his clothes and even tried to hide. The disciples didn't even understand what had occurred. They replied in Mark 5:31: "...Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?" The woman finally bows down and tells JESUS all that had happened. I imagine her anticipating HIM to respond in anger or impatience, but HE is ever faithful, kind, loving and full of mercy and grace. HE responds in Mark 5:34: "Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague" and proceeds on to Jairus' home to heal his daughter. "For there is no respect of persons with GOD" Romans 2:11.

I have to give GOD the glory and praise in this post. HE healed me! About a month or so ago, my doctor tried to claim that I had something wrong going on with my immune system when I went to see him about a strep throat and cold. Though he could not tell me exactly what the "wrong thing" was, he proceeded to have me tested for every virus and illness imaginable. Yet in spite of this, GOD kept whispering to me that all was well and to "be still and know that I am GOD". At the doctor's visit, I refused to accept his diagnosis and informed him that his testing was in vain. However, I found that after I left the doctor's office, my faith began to decrease. I picked up my bible and began to pray. When I got home, I called my pastor's wife and asked her to agree with me in prayer that all was well. After praying with me, she began to minister to me and informed me that GOD had healed me. She also mentioned that the enemy would try to fight me in my mind about this. She suggested I sing the song titled "Oh,the blood of JESUS" to myself for encouragement and to pray for JESUS' blood to flow through my body and veins. (Later, after prayer to GOD one Sunday morning prior to early church service, GOD answered my prayer in that church service, and my pastor and his wife prayed with me again re: this matter.)

As I waited for the results from my tests, doubt tried to take residence in my mind, but I thought about the blood of JESUS. HIS cleansing blood. HIS healing blood. HIS holy blood. I began to sing and hum the song my pastor's wife mentioned and found my faith began to increase greatly. Sure, there were moments that I just wanted to cry, "Why me?", but I remembered what GOD had told me. I stayed still.

My doctor cannot find a single thing wrong with me. He says "I appear to be in good health" yet he is puzzled for some reason. He knows that I am borderline anemic but can't understand why my immune system is weak and referred me to an immunologist which I went to last week. The immunologist states "there is nothing viral and infectious in your blood and you appear to be in great health", but he is puzzled by some of the tests and says something in my blood is abnormal. I said "that's because the blood of JESUS runs through my veins". He said nothing, but "I want to test your blood one more time to see if it could be sickle cell or something else". He wants to see me in a month (end of June).

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed" Isaiah 53:5. I refuse to accept these doctor's reports. I claim and walk in my divine healing. I am a daughter of the MOST HIGH. I am the daughter of JEHOVAH RAPHA. I rebuke the enemy's report and receive only the WORD of GOD. When I go in June for my follow up, GOD will get the glory again because my GOD is not a man that he should lie. So, I give praise in advance and like the woman with the issue of blood, I believe my faith has made me whole. "...With GOD all things are possible" Matthew 19:26.

To my precious friends that the enemy is attacking since we have fellow shipped, prayed together and for each other through Rachel's bible study, I say walk in your Divine healing. James 5: 16: "Confess your faults to one another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed". I will keep you all in my prayers and agree in prayer for your healing(Matthew 18:19: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven).

Donna, Alice E. and Sharon: The battle is not yours, it is the Lord's. He's already won! "AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, TO THEM WHO ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE." ROMANS 8:28

Walk in your divine healing! HE's already paid the price.
God Bless you all!



Paula (SweetPea) said...

Praise be to Jesus. He is not called the Great Physician and Great Healer for no reason.

I sent you an email.


Shanita said...

Praise God! Woman of God, you had my favoirte story in the bible to preach on in your blog and my favorite scritpure, Romans 8:28. then you didn't stop there. Your post was about healing which is the ministry that the Lord has entrusted me with in this season. I just want to thank and praise God for your healing right along with you. There is no secret what God can do.

Be blessed as you already are

fivedesigns said...

I am crying right now because you spoke to my heart...I will be writing about issues that God spoke to me this morning..how He allows situations in our lives so that we will grow..I am getting so close to the Lord and the enemy is attacking me so much that it is so discouraging! I know that the battle is the Lord's and I thank you for allowing Jesus to give you this message! He is good..I promise not to give up..I'll write more on my blog about what happened..I love your blog LaTonya..
God Bless

GOD'S LADIE said...

Hi Ladies! Thank you so much for the beautiful comments! To GOD be all the glory! To be honest, this truly was GOD that put this together because I was not going to share this trial at first so publicly, but then I thought.."why shouldn't GOD get his GLORY?"

Paula: Sho' you right! Love ya too!

Shanita: Thanks so much! So glad that you stopped by! It was not coincidence that you stopped by. Surely GOD is up to something. I will check out the website.

Donna: I am interceding for you and your family. The enemy is mad, but he has no power. "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold" Surely you will come forth, Donna. I speak it and decree it the name of JESUS! All is well! To GOD be the glory! All is well, Donna! God bless you and your precious family!

Love you all,

From the Heart said...

LaTonya, I'm so glad you read Dottie Rambo's song. She wrote approximtely 2500 songs. If you go to her website you will find a link to the YouTube. She was on Nightline at the Dove Awards. There are 14 videos of that interview but she tells about her life. It is awesome. She and her husband came to our church many years ago and their ministry was awesome. They ended up divorced, why I don't know, but God certainly blessed her. She had a lot of physical problems that took a long time to heal, but as the Crabb Family sings, "He'll Take Me Through The Fire Again". I'll have to put that one on my blog. Songs minister to me. God certainly saw her through many fires.
Thanks for your prayers,

God Chaser said...

Glory to God for the marvelous things He has done.

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your visit and reading the song, Through the Fire, and that is exactly what our Lord does for us. We can count on that. He said he would never leave us nor forsake us but will go with us to the end of the world. What a wonderful time that will be when we all get to Heaven and thank Him face to face. God be with you as you go the doctor again. I'm believing with you that he will not be able to find anything wrong.
A sister in Christ,

Joyfulsister said...

Great post.. Amen He is a healing Jesus.. Although I'm going through an illness myself, I know there is nothing too hard for my God. My husband and I continue on with our music ministry, singing and sharing God's love and hope, everywhere he leads us to go. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Aloha Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha.. Love this post.. Our God is truly a healing Jesus, and I too stand not just on my faith, but upon the promises of God. And I go through my journey with the Lord with such peace and joy even through my illness, His grace is sufficent for me and despite everything I'm going through I still am able to do the music ministry with my husband, going to work, and teaching young children creative dancing.. and I know it the strength of the Lord that carries me through each day. These stories are truly an inspiration of with God nothing is impossible.
Blessings Lorie

GOD'S LADIE said...

Aloha Lorie! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your beautiful post. Feel free to stop by and read anytime. I pray GOD bestows HIS healing power upon you as HE did me. I pray HE strengthens you in your body and spirit daily. I pray HIS favor on you and your husband's life in JESUS' holy name. GOD bless you, precious woman of GOD.


JnL4God said...

Keep it up you are doing great. There are facts and there are truths. The facts are sometimes we have things that come against us. The truth is that we have the blood of Jesus who conquered everything for us. He say that nothing can come and overtake us. He didn't say it wouldn't come against us just that it couldn't overtake us. You are HEALED,not will be not if it's God's will, YOU ARE! Praise God.
Be Strong and when you're not we are here.


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