The message received in my spirit today is: By Jesus’ stripes (wounds) we were all healed. The healing is a fact and is already accomplished when Jesus took the whipping before He was crucified on the cross. He bore the diseases, pains, griefs, and sufferings on His body (which He took in the form of a human).
Why this message today? Because today there are too many sufferings due to illness all over the world, even among Christians.
Why this message today? Because today some Christians and pastors (including all sorts of religious leaders: theologians, preachers, teachers, cell group leaders, pastors, priests etc.) have led others (the flock) to blame God instead of confronting the devil’s scheme and destroy its works as the Son of God Himself did!
Why this message today? Because a pastor has decided that there is no divine healing and it is not God’s will to heal anymore. He has made up his mind to announce this to his church (in which a number of members had been attacked with severe, acute, even terminal illnesses for which their prayers had not seemed to work) so that members no longer hoped for divine cure, but choose to die and even perish with only the ‘hope’ of salvation of their souls and that one day when Jesus returns He will resurrect them and give them an immortal body.
Why this message today? Because God’s name has been blasphemed. God’s honor is at stake. God’s nature has been deliberately ignored. The might of God, the Holy Spirit, has been grieved.
Because a pastor has refused to read or watch Christian healing testimonies on signs and wonders all over the world and even in neighborhood churches, even among rallies and healing evangelical meetings for the pre-believers! For over the recent one hundred years, the healing power of God has so mightily and convincingly demonstrated all over the globe, confirmed and updated even to today! Over the hundred years, many nations, many peoples, many souls have been saved, healed, and delivered, just as Jesus has done and has promised that His disciples (all who believe) will do and even greater works than these: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. Indeed, just as the prophet Isaiah has prophesied: liberty to the captives and the oppressed. (Luke 4:18; 7:22).
How did these take place? Isaiah has also prophesied, Isaiah 53:4a: “Surely He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains;” 53:5b “and by His stripes we are healed.” 1 peter 2:24, “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.” it is a historical fact that Jesus had died on the cross for us. He was dead and buried and rose from the dead on the third day. Prior to crucifixion, He was whipped. Christians believe in this truth. Our belief is the entrance to our salvation.
Bible believing Christians believe that Jesus has accomplished two major goals for all believers on the cross: the salvation of our souls and the healing of our sicknesses. By His perfect atonement which is more than enough penalty once for all, he has redeemed us, removed our sins, reconciled us with our Father in heaven, given us a new life born of the Holy Spirit, entrance into the kingdom of God, given the status as children of God, and the gift of eternal life. By His bearing the pains and sufferings as prophesied by Isaiah, He has healed our sicknesses. he has indeed given us the abundant life He has promised.
Thus, how should the watchman pray? The watchman was awoken after less than two hours sleep and led to pray for such a tiny rebellious spot in the world. How shall he pray? He asked. praying for pre-believers is easier than praying for those who profess to believe in Jesus and yet continue to live a defeated life, deceived by the devil, the ruler of this world, the defeated foe by Jesus.
So he asked. He received the answers: the pastor has made such a decision to mislead the flock because he has prayed for healing but the patients were not healed. He has asked for the power of the Holy Spirit but he has not received. There is no way he can explain to his congregation that divine healing is available to all who believe if he cannot see the fruit of his own prayer. There is no way he can encourage the congregation to seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit if he himself has not encountered God this way. He is walking according to his own flesh (by what he can see and encounter through his five senses) and not by the Spirit (by faith believing the unseen and not the seen), so how can he understand the matters of God (who is Spirit) or the words of God, which is life and Spirit?
Both the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the divine healing by Jesus are truth forever settled in God’s words. So the problem is he has not believed in the words of God.
Thus the watchman understood why he was led to read Malachi chapters one and two before he was led to pray for this church.
In chapter one, the Lord rejected the defiled offering. The offering was the religious leaders themselves. In chapter two, the Lord rejected the priests. They were the blind, the lame, and the sick. In modern terms, they themselves are attacked and defiled by the ills of the world and do not know how to be separate (holy) from the worldly system (which encourages Christians to seek any other remedies rather than God’s healing). They are required to teach the people the Biblical truth without addition or subtraction. But they themselves could not apply the truth. So how can they teach the complete truth? when they add or subtract, they have NO real effective sword of the Spirit against the onslaught of the devil.
When the watchman asked why, he received the description of the doubting man who could not preach the truth or practice the truth himself as follows:
Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.
7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,
8 [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].
___________The prayer for such a one:
English Standard Version (ESV)
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
____________Practical advice for the pastor:
- Heed this warning.
- Pray the prayer.
- start practicing the overcomer’s life. As long as you love your own self-life more than you love God, you have no chance of surviving the mark of the beast which is now progressing!
New King James Version (NKJV)
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
1 Corinthians 2:14But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
____________How long more do you want to remain as a carnal (who lives by the natural law and ignores spiritual and supernatural law) man? You don’t have much times left. Time is not in human’s hands.