Dear Atheist . . . ,
Michael Faraday, the self-taught genius after whom the unit of electrical capacity is named, once asked his mother how she knew the Bible was true. This woman, uneducated, poor, caring for a sick and dying husband and with a family to rear, replied to this effect: "I know the Bible is true because I have proved it." She meant of course she had proved it personally.
Atheism, according to the front page at the AFA, Is the acceptance that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a God......
Lord Kelvin (W.Thomson): The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I do not see how I can put it in words.
The technicalities regarding Origins are straightforward: but technicalities dont prove God: having a Father proves God. Man contacts God with his inner being or heart. God is love; he is all heart. No heart contact; no proof of God. God will not be proved any other way. That is why the word Atheist is not found in the Word of God.
Lord Kelvin knew as much and didnt make a fool of himself. Yet he mathematically proved the supernatural and he knew it.
Atheism has no technical credibility. Meaninglessness, despair, and inability to break out of the hammerlock of sin have technical credibilty.
Someone once said that if he had sin on one side and Hell on the other he would choose Hell rather than sin. If we have a life controlling problem we arent Robinson Crusoe.
We all need family: When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
Compelled by Love
Extract from the highly recommended Compelled by Love Heidi Baker, 2008, 600 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, Florida 32746.
Editor's preface: the works of righteousness are seldom populist or "correct". And creationtheory.com has no truck with the leftist social gospel fellowship of the big fake. In reading the following, keep in mind, there isn't only malaria and hepatitis etc over there: there is AIDS. There isn't only tribal tension and localised crime; there is organised, deadly, marxist-leninist ideology in high places. Upon reading Compelled by Love I instantly knew that all my pathetic "good deeds" are filthy rags and apart from the grace of God I am personally undone. God is righteous.
When God first sent us to Mozambique, people were blowing up relief vehicles after decades of war. We came into an atmosphere of floods, famines, and pain untold.
Rolland and I came to Mozambique in 1995 to see the gospel proven, to see the glory of God in the darkness. We came to heal the sick, raise the dead, and drive out demons in the power of the Holy Spirit. We came to serve God and not money. We came for relief from worry about our lives, what we shall eat, drink, and wear. We came to be Jesus's hands extended among the poor. We came to see righteousness, peace, and joy. We came to some of the most grief- stricken, suffering people we could find in the world, a population that had suffered decades of war, disease, and oppression. And we came to learn - from them - about the kingdom of God.
If God was not with us in this unfamiliar world and ministry, we did not want to continue. If he could not be trusted and followed, if the Sermon on the Mount was simply impractical, if we could not do "even greater things" than Jesus did (John 14:12), then our mission work was - and is today - hopeless. We have no backup plan. We have nothing but him.
Everywhere we travel in the West, we tell people that Jesus does things upside down. We have learned this from sitting with the poorest of the poor and letting them teach us about the kingdom of God. Jesus loves to show Himself strong to the weak first, the most unlikely, the forgotten, and the most humble of all.
In Africa we have seen Jesus do this. For the poor draw us into a life of living lower still, leading us on the low road - the only road forward - until we become as desperate for God as the poor are for daily bread. When we send our international visitors home from Mozambique, we always pray that they take home the riches of the poor because, as Matthew 5:3 says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Many ask why Jesus reserves the kingdom of God for the poor in spirit. Why is it that the wealthiest people and cultures experience fewer miracles and less of the supernatural?
What does it mean to be poor in spirit? There is something about the poor that delights the heart of God. They are contrite. They know they are in need. But what is it about them that draws the kingdom of God to Earth? The answer to this lies in their dependency, hunger, need and desperation.
When I was in my twenties, God stopped me and told me to sit with the poor. He hid me for years in the slums, tucked away to deal with my self-sufficiency and undo any backup plan or I-can-do-it-myself attitude. If you have that attitude, God will let you try to do it yourself for a while.
After he let me try it on my own, He brought me to the poor to learn. The poor made me rich; in so many ways they were my mentors in the things of the Spirit. We found the worst slums we could live in, where we had to climb nine floors - without any elevator - to get home. Twice the police came to our apartment to take away our daughter, Crystalyn. They thought she surely must have been sold into prostitution, as no foreigners willingly lived in these conditions! For years while we lived there in Asia, Jesus came to me every day in the faces of those poor.
Jesus is always enough. He died so we could all be adopted by His Father. I always pray a great phrase in Swahili, Shika Baba, which means "hold on to the Father." We can trust our Father's love for us in the middle of pain and suffering. I heard Him call me to bring the lost home to my Father's house. In those slums, I learned to do this very thing and be totally dependent on Him. I learned how to hold on to the heart of the King no matter how difficult a situation was. I learned that my Father really looks after me.
Since moving to Mozambique, we have learned to depend on God for everything. If God does not show up there, we are dead. In the Western church we decorate the altar, sing another amazing song, wave another flag, turn on the colored lights and smoke machines, and sit in a very comfortable chair. Some of these things can be wonderful expressions of creativity and ingenuity. They can, however, become backup plans. What we need most is to be totally dependant on God showing up. We need His pure presence.
In our poor Mozambican mud-hut churches, we have to have God show up - and we have to have fresh food - or no one will come. People wouldn't want to come to church for the carpets because, even if we had them, they would be full of dirt and bugs! People come to church to dance, to rejoice, to sing, to meet with God, and to be healed and delivered.
If God doesn't show up, no one else will either. If God does not heal, we will be dead. If God does not deliver, demons will torment the people to death. We have no fund-raising backup scheme if God does not take care of our children and provide for our needs. We can't and won't go on.
Each day we depend on Him for our daily bread to feed the multitudes. We rely on God. In Jesus we have all that we need. He died that there would be more than enough. We watch God multiply food to feed the masses, just as Jesus took a few fish and loaves of bread to feed the hungry. We watch God touch hearts to give to the needy. We try to stop for every single sick, hurting, or dying person in front of us. For months during the floods in Mozambique, we fed tens of thousands of people a day. And we see food multiply as the churches are filled with hungry and desperate people.
Once, we were having a graduation ceremony in Pemba, and we wanted to celebrate with a chicken feast. The pastors and international students were very excited and hungry, so they walked into the dining hall and ate up almost all of the chicken. When I arrived slightly late, which is not unusual, some of my children came to the car crying and said, "The foreigners gobbled up all the chicken, and we did not get anything to eat." I was a bit miffed and went into the kitchen to see what was going on. I noticed the cooks were now seriously guarding two boxes of chicken for themselves. (Sometimes the poor there are not kind; they may be selfish and hoard things, as others do in the rich world.)
I told several hundred children and widows to sit down. We were out of rice, but we had some of our fresh Mozambican bread. I had the cooks pass out the bread as I thanked Jesus for what He was about to do. I grabbed the greasy chicken piece by piece and gave it to the children and widows. As I came to the last lady, I gave her the last piece of chicken. Jesus had multiplied the food for us yet again, and the children were filled with joy. Even the cooks were amazed.
Although the poor may not have faith for the miracle, God in His mercy hears their cries and satisfies their hunger. I finally am beginning to understand God's kingdom from the children and the poor. They teach us about dependence, humility, and being emptied of all else so that God can fill us. They simply have nothing else.
We know that we have no ability within ourselves. We have no Power Point presentations to display. We are grateful if we sometimes have electricity! There are no glossy brochures or any slick side items. What we do have are national and foreign workers giving their lives as God's instruments. And we appreciate every gift and talent they bring.
God hears the cry of the poor even when we are not all pure in heart. He opens our ears to hear the cries of the hungry children, and He softens our hearts toward them - to help them. He honors our faith in Him and our desperation to do whatever is necessary. God's compassion meets us in our desperation.
Why does God break forth in Mozambique in great power?
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Extract from the writings of the late Kenneth E. Hagin Snr (referenced below)
The Bible encourages us to make the love of God our
great aim and our great quest in life. There must be a reason God
wants walking in the God- kind of love to be a priority in our lives.
Actually, there are wonderful benefits and good results that come
when we walk in love.
For example, I have walked in divine health for more
than 57 yrs. The last headache I had was in August, 1933. Well, it's
too late to start having headaches now! I'm not bragging on me; I'm
bragging on Jesus and on his word.
Now don't misunderstand me. I've passed up some marvellous
opportunities. The last headache I can remember that tried to attach
itself to me was in 1977. I had just pulled out into the street from
our offices at Rhema.
Suddenly my head started hurting. I said, "No,
you don't, Satan! You have to leave in Jesus' Name." By the time
I turned the corner, it was gone. That's the last time I can even
remember passing up an opportunity to have a headache.
In all these years, I've never been sick unless I've
missed it somewhere, either in the love walk or in obedience to God.
Every step out of love is sin. Every single time I missed it, I repented
just as fast as I could and got back into love and obedience.
Normally, the minute I repented, I was healed. I don't
mean I had to wait several days for the symptoms to clear up. I was
either immediately healed or well on the way to recovery.
For more than sixty years in the ministry, I have said
that if my faith didn't work and my prayers weren't answered, unforgiveness
is the first place I would look. I'm not saying that all sickness
and disease is caused by unforgiveness. I'm just saying that's the
first place I would look.
Now don't misunderstand me at all. If folks need medicine,
they should take medicine - under a doctor's supervision of course.
In fact, I've sent some folks to a doctor when they needed it and
even bought them medicine. And if I needed an aspirin I'd take it
if I couldn't get healed any other way.
But, you see, the benefits of walking in love are so
good, I want you to get in on them. The benefits include health and
healing. The best time to get in on it is while you're young, so you
can enjoy the blessings and the benefits of walking in the God-kind
of love all the rest of your life.
I'm very careful about walking in love. Love is God's
way to prosper - spirit, soul and body. Walking in the God-kind of
love is the way to prosper in every area of life. Love worketh what?
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. That means to anyone. And that
should be especially true among Christians.
Let's look at a verse of scripture that talks about
the rewards of walking in love. Walking in love is walking in godliness,
isn't it? When you read this in First Timothy, substitute, 'walking
in the God-kind of love', instead of the word, 'godliness'.
Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote this to Timothy.
This isn't just Paul speaking. This is not man's idea. The
Holy Ghost said this to Christians everywhere through the Apostle
Paul. God is telling us that godliness causes us to profit.
We would do no injustice to this Scripture to read it
this way: "Walking in love is profitable unto all things".
Why does the Bible say that bodily exercise only profits a little?
Because it only has the promise of paying off in this life.
But the Bible says that godliness is profitable unto
all things. When is godliness profitable? Is it only profitable when
we get to Heaven? No, it's profitable in this life and also in the
Therefore, godliness or walking in love is profitable throughout our lives. But if we live for God now, and walk in the God-kind of love, it will also be profitable to us when we get to Heaven.
Therefore, walking in the God-kind of love is profitable.
Walking in love pays off. It pays off not only in this life, but also
in the life to come.
I've preached and practiced Mark 11:23 and 24 for more
than fifty years. And I've acted on the spiritual truths Jesus quoted
in these verses with amazing results.
But right along with the Mark 11:23 and 24 I've also
practiced verse 25 about forgiveness. All of my Christian life, I've
always refused to harbour the least bit of animosity, ill will, or
wrong feelings toward anyone.
If the least bit of ill will or animosity toward anyone
tries to creep into my heart, I get after it! I won't entertain it
for a moment. I wouldn't entertain that kind of wrong thinking anymore
than I would entertain the thought to steal from someone or to kill
someone. Wrong feelings toward others will do me damage.
I would be just as careful about allowing unforgiveness
and animosity in my heart toward another person as I would about drinking
poison or handling a rattlesnake. Unforgiveness and wrong feelings
toward others are more deadly than any poison or rattlesnake bite!
I believe that's one reason I've been able to walk in
what I call divine health for many years. Now I'm not bragging on
me. I'm bragging on Jesus and what the Word will do!
But that's why you'll never hear me criticize my brother
or a fellow minister. No one has heard me criticize others in more
than fifty years. I won't do it!
Sometimes I'll offer some constructive criticism.
But, you see, destructive criticism is wrong. But constructive
criticism is meant to help folks. And even if I do offer constructive
criticism, I don't call anyone's name.
I'll tell you one thing about walking in God's best:
If you wish to walk in health, you are going to have to walk in love
and keep your tongue!
Peter tells us how to practice what the Word says about
walking in love.
The Amplified Bible says, ".......sympathizing [with one another], loving [each the others] as brethren (of one household), compassionate and courteous --- tenderhearted and humbleminded".
That's the God-kind of love in action.
Sometimes it will take some effort on your part to walk
in love. You'll have to keep your tongue under subjection to the man
on the inside who is created in the image and likeness of God.
Peter was quoting Psalm 34 when he said that. The psalmist
knew that he would have to keep his tongue from evil so his voice
would be heard on High.
Have you ever stopped to think that your tongue has
a lot to do with the quality of your life? It also has a lot to do
with how long you live on this earth! And it has much to do with whether
or not the days you live are good days or bad days. What you say has
everything to do with enjoying a long, good life!
The secret of enjoying life and seeing many long, good
days is contained in 1 Peter 3:10: ".... Refrain your tongue
from evil....." Love always refrains from talking evil. Love
speaks no guile or evil about others, and the God kind of love seeks
peace with every person.
You won't be able to harbour unforgiveness in your heart
and talk about others if you wish to see many long, good days.
Those days when you are sick are not good days, are
they? Sometimes when people are sick, even though they have been thoroughly
grounded in the truth of the Word and they make all the right faith
confessions, they have difficulty getting their faith to work for
They have faith, but they can't seem to get their faith
activated. Well, why isn't it working? The first thing they should
examine is their love walk. Are they harbouring ill-will or unforgiveness
in their hearts? Are they speaking evil about others? Are they criticizing
and back-biting others?
We could read this verse like this: "The eyes of
the Lord are over those who do right." We could also read it
like this: "The eyes of the Lord are over those who walk in love,
and his ears are open to their prayers."
You see, there are no hindrances to your prayers when
you are walking in the God-kind of love! But the Bible says, "....
The face of the Lord is against them that do evil........"
Every step out of love is sin. We could also read this verse, "The
face of the Lord is against those who speak evil about others."
How does a Christian sin? By not walking in love. By
talking about others. We could put it this way: Every step out of
love is doing evil. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. Love refrains
from speaking evil. Love - God's love - would never say anything bad
When you criticise others and speak evil about them,
you are sinning because you are not walking in love.
I remember an incident that happened years ago when I was just a young man, pastoring a little church in North Texas. In a large metropolitan city about 45 miles away, one of the ministers got into some difficulty and was dismissed from his denomination.
Later during a sectional convention in our church, one
of the district superintendents preached in the morning service and
mentioned the situation. Although he didn't mention the minister's
name, we all knew who he was talking about. He condemned him and preached
him right into hell, so to speak.
Well, some of the men who couldn't be in that morning
service asked me about it later on. They asked, "Brother Hagin,
what do you think about it? Was that minister right in what he said
about that other minister?"
I said, "Why yes, I concurred with him."
Well, about two weeks after that, my wife's parents
came down to visit us. They lived out on a farm about 40 miles away.
My wife and two children went home with them after the Sunday night
service. I was going to drive up there and join them after I attended
to some church business.
So my wife and my children were gone, and I was alone
in the parsonage. I listened to the news on the radio (we didn't have
television back then).
The parsonage was an old house that was built before
in-door electricity was available. When it was wired for electricity,
they just put a chain hanging right down in the middle of the room
to turn the light on and off.
When I was ready to go to bed, I just reached up to
turn the light off, and then knelt by the foot of the bed and prayed.
Suddenly the whole room lit up! The Bible talks about a light Paul
saw that was brighter than the noon-day sun. This light was bright
like that. The whole room lit up brighter than when the light was
on, and I could see every piece of furniture.
And then out of the bright light I heard these words,
"Who art thou that condemneth another man's servant?" I
knew it was the Lord.
I said, "Lord, I didn't condemn your servant." I knew immediately who the Lord was referring to.
He was talking about that minister who had gotten into
The Lord answered me again by saying ,"Who art
thou that condemneth another man's servant?"
I repeated, "Lord, I never condemned your servant."
Then the third time the Lord said, "Who art thou
that condemneth another man's servant?"
I said the third time "Lord, I didn't condemn your
The Lord said, "Didn't you say,....," and
then the Lord quoted what I had said about that minister.
I said, "Lord, I was just quoting the district
The Lord said to me, "When you repeated it, that
was tantamount to your saying it. Who art thou that condemneth another
When the Lord said that, he just sort of knocked the
props out from under me. So then I said, "I thought that minister
was wrong. I mean didn't he do wrong?"
The Lord never told me whether he had done wrong or
not. But he asked me a question. He said, "Whose servant is he,
Mine or yours?"
I said, "If he is anyone's servant, Lord, he is
Yours. He sure isn't mine."
The Lord said, "Well, if he is my servant, then
I'm able to make him stand." And, you know, the Lord did just
that. The Lord made the man stand, and that fellow went on to become
the most outstanding minister in that part of the state. He was very
well respected, even though he had missed it that one time in his
Who are we to criticize the Lord's servants! Sometimes
it's the things we say about other people that cause us ill health.
I had another experience along this same line. My wife
and I held a meeting down in east Texas in a Full Gospel church. We
were going from that meeting to a convention that our denomination
One of the ministers in that part of the state had gotten
into some difficulty, and he had to leave the church. I asked someone,
"What did he do?" And the person told me what the minister
Now ordinarily I walk in divine health; I just feel
good all the time. But during this convention, I just wasn't up to
par physically, and I couldn't sleep at night. Normally by the time
my head hits the pillow, I'm asleep.
I made all the right faith confessions, and I believed
I received my healing, but I still didn't feel good physically. On
the third night of the convention, I still couldn't sleep. I said,
"Lord, if I'm feeling like this tomorrow I won't be able to go
to the meetings. My body is about to give out."
I got out of bed and got on my knees and started praying.
I remembered something Dr. Lilian B. Yoemans said. She was a medical
doctor who at one time had become addicted to drugs. She became sick
and really just went down to death's door. But then she got saved
and God raised her up from a deathbed. She then spent the rest of
her life preaching about divine healing.
Dr Yoemans said, "If I pray and don't get results,
I start changing. Why? Because there will have to be a change somewhere
before the answer can come, and the change won't be with God, because
God never changes."
I remembered reading this statement by Dr. Yeomans,
so I started changing. I'd been making all the right biblical confessions
and saying all the right things, but I still hadn't improved.
Finally, I said to the Lord, "Lord, what is wrong
with me? I haven't made my faith connection with You."
The Lord spoke to me and said, "Didn't you say
so and so about Brother ....," and the Lord called this pastor's
I said, "Lord all I said was, 'It looks like anybody
with any sense would have known better than to do that'."
The Lord asked me a question. He said, "Do you
know what pressure he was under?"
I said "No."
The Lord asked me, "Do you know the circumstances
that surrounded this situation?"
I said, "No."
The Lord said to me, "If you'd been in the same
position, you might not have done as well as he did."
With tears, I said, "Oh God, forgive me. My God,
please forgive me. I repent."
Do you know that as soon as I repented, I was instantly well. It didn't take me time to get healed - I was instantly made whole! I got into bed and slept soundly for the first time in several nights.
You see, there's a principal here. We can't criticize
and judge the other fellow because we don't know the circumstances
and the pressures that the person may have been under that caused
him to act as he did. We don't know what made him do what he did -
only the Lord knows.
Its situations like this that taught me to keep my mouth
shut about criticizing the Lord's servants. It's so easy to criticize
the other fellow. But we may not have done as well as he did under
the same circumstances. The Bible says, "Judge not, that ye
be not judged." That's why we can't judge, or we will be
judged by the Lord.
There are some believers who are always criticizing
others and spreading gossip. For example, someone once said to me,
"Did you hear what happened? That preacher had an affair with
"He did? But it looks like God is really blessing
him and his church. When did this happen?"
"Oh, about twelve years ago."
"Then why are you talking about it now! That shouldn't
be told about him. That's a lie the devil told on him because that
man repented and got right with God. So that sin has been blotted
out by the blood of Jesus.
"It's in the sea of forgetfulness. God forgot about,
and if you're going to walk in love, you've got to forget about it,
too, and not go around talking about it!"
Did you ever read in the Bible, "And above all
things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover
the multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8)? It also says "Hatred
stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins" (Prov. 10:12).
Love is not out uncovering sins; love covers sin. I
pastored nearly twelve years. I saw certain things about certain church
members, but I never told anyone, not even my wife. Why? Because it
may have damaged them.
You may say, "But they did wrong." But most
of the time those folks came to themselves and said, "Dear Lord!
How did I get into this? Lord, please forgive me." And they got
right back out of it.
Love covers a multitude of sins!
But so many times people have a hard time forgiving
and forgetting. For example, I was holding a crusade in a certain
city when news broke out about a certain minister. Someone asked me
what I thought about it.
He asked, "What do you think about what happened
I just said, "I have no comment."
"Oh, really?" he said.
Then I added, "Putting out the other fellow's candle
never brightens your own."
I'm not going to put anyone's candle out. I'm going to try to light if I can! Dear friends, if we want to walk with God, we've got to walk in love because God is love!
Extracted from "Love the Way to Victory" by Kenneth E. Hagin Snr (1996), Kenneth Hagin Ministries, PO Box 50126, Tulsa, OK, 74150-0126. This is an essential book for every serious person of the 21st Century.
By Thy Words March 1
Jesus Himself made the above statement.
Words are much more important than many people realize.
Do you remember Job - and those three so-called "friends"
who came to comfort Job? Job's cry to those who came as comforters
and stayed as tormentors was "How long will ye vex my soul,
AND BREAK ME IN PIECES WITH WORDS?" (Job 19:2)
Words make us, or break us.
Words heal us, or make us sick.
According to the teaching of the Bible, words destroy
us, or words make us full of life, happy, and healthy.
Words that we spoke yesterday make life what it is today.
That agrees with what Jesus said in Mark 11:23, "...
he shall have whatsoever he SAITH."
Those things which you say are words, in fact, you could
read that last phrase like this: "... he shall have the words
that he speaks."
Confession: By my words I shall be justified. I know that I shall have whatsoever I say. I shall have the words that I speak. Therefore, I speak words full of life, happiness, and health. I speak words that make, rather than break!
Power of Life March 2
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and
they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
"No, I won't pray for your son," I told the
startled widowed mother of a 15-year-old boy. "It won't do any
good. As long as you keep telling your son he'll never amount to anything,
you'll undo the praying."
"Did the Lord reveal that to you?" she asked.
"No," I said. "I just know that the condition
in life that we or our children are in was created by words."
"What shall I do?" she said.
"There are some things you should have done when
your son was younger, but he's 15 now. So first, quit nagging him
about being saved. Second, instead of lying in bed at night worrying
about him, say, "Lord I don't know where he is, but wherever
he is, I surround him with faith and love." You've been surrounding
him with doubt, fear, and condemnation. Say, "Lord, I'm going
to tell you what I believe. I don't believe he'll end up in the penitentiary.
I'll never tell him again he won't amount to anything. I believe he
will amount to something.""
I was back in this woman's city fifteen months later.
To make a long story short, she came to me and shared, "It was
hard, but I did just what you told me. Before, my son was all out
for the devil - but now he's all out for God!"
Confession: Life is in the power of my tongue, and I will minister life with it. I speak words of life!
Well of Life March 3
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life....
- Proverbs 10:11
Immediately after the births of our son and daughter,
I took those little ones into my hands and said, "Lord, I thank
You for this child. Because I know the Bible, I realize it is my responsibility
to train up this child in the way it should go, and when it is old,
it will not depart from it.
"I realize your Word says to bring our children
up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and I'm going to do
that. I know that children are taught in two ways: By precept and
by example. So I'm going to live right in front of this child. I will
set the right example. Then, too, I know that you can have what you
say, so I say over this child that it will grow up strong physically,
without sickness and without disease; it will be alert mentally; and
Our children grew up without sickness and disease. I
never prayed a prayer that they would be saved. I never prayed a prayer
that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit. But both were saved
and filled with the Holy Spirit at an early age.
Children are a product of words!
Confession: According to the New Testament, in Christ I am righteous. Therefore, my mouth is a well of life. I speak words of life concerning others as well as myself!
Pleasant Words March 4
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the
soul, and health to the bones. - Proverbs 16:24
Words bless, or words curse.
Words heal, or words make us sick.
Words that we hear in the morning will linger with us
throughout the day. Wives and husbands need to realize that a biting,
stinging word in the morning will rob their companion of efficiency
the whole day long. But a loving, tender, beautiful word, a little
prayer word, will fill that loved one with music and lead them into
Parents and children need to realize that the home atmosphere
is a product of words.
Learn to make words work for you. Learn to fill words
with power that cannot be resisted. How do you do that? By filling
your words with faith and love.;
Confession: My words work for me. I fill them with a power that cannot be resisted. I fill my words with faith and love. My words bless. My words heal. My words lead my loved ones into victory. My words charge the atmosphere of my home with faith and love!
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom
is found..... Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding
it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with
all precious and pleasant riches. - Proverbs 10:13, 24:3,4
For example, if you go into a room where fish has been
fried, the fish smell is still in the atmosphere. And if you go into
a room where harsh words have been spoken, they, too, linger in the
atmosphere. The air is heavy with them.
Children brought up in an atmosphere of wrong words
become warped. They fail in life, because right words were not spoken
Why is it that some children grow up strong and go out
in life's fight and win? It's because the right kinds of words were
spoken in their home! Words make children love an education. Words
bring children to church.
Confession: I create the very atmosphere around me
with my words. I speak words of wisdom - God's words. I speak words
of love - God's words. And the chambers round about me are filled
with precious and pleasant riches!
Wrong Words March 6
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his
soul from troubles. -Proverbs 21:23
When trouble comes, most people want to blame it on
God. "Why did God let this happen?" they ask.
After Job's troubles came, he said, "For the
thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was
afraid of is come unto me" (Job 3:25). Job opened the door
and let the devil in!
We cause our troubles ourselves much of the time. Many
dear Christian people don't keep their mouths and tongues under control.
They're always saying wrong words. Just about all they ever talk about
is what a battle they've had with the devil. Words of defeat are wrong.
Words of failure are wrong. Words about how the devil is hindering
you, how he's keeping you from success, how he's making you sick and
keeping you sick are wrong. Such words give Satan dominion over you
and create troubles.
But when you have God's Word in your heart, and speak
it out of your mouth, right in the face of apparent contradictions,
right in the face of pain, right in the face of alarming symptoms,
right in the face of excruciating circumstances, such adverse conditions
Confession: I keep my mouth, and I keep my tongue. Therefore, I keep my soul from troubles. I believe God's Word in my heart. I purpose that the Word shall be in my mouth and on my tongue - and that I shall only speak according to God's Word!
Health Words March 7
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword:
but the tongue of the wise is health. - Proverbs 12:18
I first learned the secret of words - faith words -
on the bed of sickness, where I spent sixteen months, given up to
die by five doctors.
But one August day in 1934, as I lay in that bed, I
acted on Mark 11:23,24, and I said! Words were spoken!
I said, "I believe that I receive healing for the
deformed heart. I believe that I receive healing for the incurable
blood disease. I believe that I receive healing for the paralysis.
I believe that I receive healing from the top of my head to the soles
of my feet." Within the hour, I was standing on my feet beside
the bed - healed!
Now more than 50 years have come and gone, and I haven't
even had a headache. And I won't have one. But if I did have one -
which I haven't - I wouldn't say my head hurt. Why? Because Jesus
said, "... he shall have whatsoever he saith." If someone
were to ask me in such a case, "How are you feeling?" I'd
reply, "I'm fine, thank you. You see, the Word of God says that
by His stripes I am healed. So I believe that I am healed. And the
Word of God says ...." and I would speak the right words - for
the tongue of the wise is health!
Confession: My tongue is health. It speaks words of life and health. I talk health. Therefore, I walk in health.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel
of the ungodly ... - Psalm 1:1
When God's Word tells us not to be conformed to this
world, notice that it relates conformity to the area of the mind.
In other words, we are told not to think like the world thinks; we
are to get our mind renewed with the Word of God and think in line
with the Word of God. Then we will talk and believe in line with the
Word of God.
The world is programmed negatively. The world thinks
sickness, fear, doubt, defeat, and failure. That's because the world
without God is in spiritual death. It is therefore programmed to death
instead of to life. Listen to what people say: "That scares me
If Christians do not renew their minds with the Word
of God, they will make the same mistake the world makes. They'll talk
themselves into sickness. But if we'll renew our mind with the Word
of God, we'll know that God says, "... the tongue of the wise
Confession: I never talk sickness. I don't believe in sickness. I talk health. The tongue of the wise is health. I believe in healing and health. I never talk failure. I don't believe in failure. I believe in success. I never talk doubt. I refuse to doubt. I never talk defeat. I don't believe in defeat. I never talk about what the devil is doing. I talk about the works of God.
Overcoming Faith March 9
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
- 1 John 5:4
I may be in the world, but I am not of the world. I
am of God. My citizenship is in heaven. And while i am in this world,
I have the Greater One living in me. Greater is He that is in me,
than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).
Who is in the world? The devil. He's called the god
of this world in Second Corinthians 4:4.
What is in the world? Sin. But the Greater One in me
is greater than sin. The Greater One conquered sin.
What else is in the world? Sickness. It's not of God.
It doesn't come from heaven. There's no sickness up there. Sickness
is of this world. But the Greater One in me is the Healer.
What else is in the world? Trouble. Adverse circumstances.
Seeming impossibilities. But when I've faced such things, I've just
remembered who is on the inside of me and what the Bible says. I didn't
even have to pray about it. I just looked that circumstance right
in the face and laughed as I said, "If I don't make it over you,
I'll make it around you. If I don't make it around you, I'll make
it under you. If I don't make it under you, I'll make it through you,
because the Greater One is in me!" even while I laughed, that
circumstance ran off and hid!
Confession: I am born of God. And by releasing my faith in words through my mouth, I overcome the world!
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of
his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. -
You won't get the blessings of God just because you
You don't get saved, healed, or get answers to prayer
just because you believe. Most Christians think that is the case,
but the Bible doesn't teach that. The Bible teaches that you must
believe and you must say something.
For example, in order to be saved, Romans 10:9,10 says,
"that if thou shalt CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved." Notice it doesn't say you'll
be saved just because you believe. The very next verse says, "For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; AND WITH THE MOUTH
CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION."
Jesus didn't conclude Mark 11:23 by saying you'd have
whatsoever you believed. He concluded it by saying, " ... he
shall have whatsoever he SAITH."
Faith is always expressed in WORDS! THE WORDS THAT YOU
SPEAK - NOT JUST ON Sunday, in church, or when you pray, but the words
you speak in your everyday life, at home, with your friends, and on
your job - determine what you have in life.
Confession: I purpose that I shall speak only according to God's Word!
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that
is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast
our profession [confession]. - Hebrews 4:14
The Greek word translated "profession" here
is translated "confession" elsewhere in the King James Version.
The literal Greek meaning of this word is "to speak the same
thing." So instead of saying, "Let us hold fast our confession,"
we could say, "Let us hold fast to speaking the same thing."
Notice that words are involved here.
The thing that defeats many people is that they have
a double confession. One time they confess one thing, and the next
time, something else.
For example, they may say to you, "Yes, the Lord
is my Shepherd, and I shall not want. According to Philippians 4:19,
my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by
Christ Jesus - and I'm believing God to supply my needs."
But when they leave you and meet somebody else, their
mind may revert back to their problems, so they'll say, "We're
not doing so good. We can't pay our phone bill. We're going to have
to take the phone out. And it even looks like we're going to lose
our car ..."
What about that first confession they made? It was nullified
by the second!
Confession: I make my mouth do its duty. I see to it that I speak in line with God's Word. Then I hold fast to my confession!
A Psalm March 12
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs ... - Colossians 3:16
Here is a psalm the Holy Spirit gave me on the subject
Words - you speak them all the time,
Filled with His Word, inspired by His Spirit,
God's Medicine March 13
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto
my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the
midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them,
and health [medicine] to all their flesh. - Proverbs 4:20-22
A marginal note in a good reference Bible will show
that the last phrase of the above text can read "and medicine
to all their flesh." This means that God has "prescribed"
His Words for our healing and for our health!
But medicine, even in the natural, won't do any good
unless you take it according to directions. You could go to a doctor,
get a prescription, have it filled, take it home, set it on your bedside
table - and still grow steadily worse! You could call the doctor and
complain, "I don't understand it. I paid good money for this
prescription, but I'm getting worse." The doctor might ask, "Are
you taking your medicine according to the directions?" "Well,
no, but I've got it right here in the bottle at my bedside."
The medicine won't work just because it's in the bottle. You've got
to get it in you!
And God's medicine (your Bible) won't work just because
you have it on your bedside table. But it will work if you'll get
it down on the inside of you - into your heart, or spirit. And not
just by reading it and forgetting it; but by meditating upon it until
it becomes a part of your inward man.
Confession: I hide God's Words in the midst of my heart. They are life to me. They are medicine to my flesh!
Extracts from The Desert Column (Ion Idriess) -- the gallant ANZACS, politically incorrect history, politically incorrect reporting, real life. Those who do not know war, will find it difficult to run a country. I believe this book should be compulsory for every Australian.
Reformation Harvest Fire Ministries Pastor Nalliah, wife and family were sent by God to Saudi Arabia on a third world visa as practising Christians. By all rules in the book they should be dead men. Pastor Nalliah is alive and well right here in Australia, helping us defend our constitutional, God-given freedoms.