“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.””
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
CHRIST THE HEALER
GOD’S BLESSINGS ARE A PART OF HIMSELF
By filling us with more and more of His Life, God wants to manifest Himself in us in the form of every spiritual blessing He has promised. This is the miracle and the genius of Christianity. Romans 5:10 tells us, that we are “saved by his life.” This is true for both soul and body.
It is impossible to measure up to God’s purpose for our prayer life without being full of that Life that “ever liveth to make intercession.” In other words, it is when zoe inspires
our prayers that we can ask what we will and receive it. Zoe, the “Life of God,” is the healer of soul and body Divine healing, divine life, and divine strength are Christ Himself “made manifest in our mortal flesh.” The fullness of this new life is better than the healing it produces. David said, “the Lord is my portion”; “the Lord is my strength.” His blessings were God manifesting Himself in these various forms. God gives us each spiritual blessings by giving us Himself; our blessings are a part of God.
Jesus said, “I am the vine and ye are the branches.” The Vine’s life is in the branches. “The life of the branches is a part of the life of the vine.” It is Christ’s will that all the branches shall be full of His own Life. When we are full of zoe, we are one with God just as the bay is one with the ocean because the tides flow into the bay. Paul says, “They that are joined to the Lord are one spirit.” That is to say, our spirit and His Spirit are blended into one. This truth provides us with one of the answers to the question, Why am I not healed?
I have heard Christians express their reasons for wanting to be filled with the Spirit. It seems to me that every Christian in the world would pray until they were filled with the Spirit. Many do not know the many glorious reasons why the Holy Spirit wants them to be filled with Himself. One of His reasons is that He wants to be unhindered in His wonderful work of continually quickening our whole spirit, soul, and body. In John 6:63, Jesus said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth,” or giveth Life. He is spoken of in Romans as “the Spirit of life.” All life is due to the direct action of the Holy Spirit. It is His work to impart to us continually the actual Life of Jesus. Jesus is the true source of Life for both the souls and bodies of God’s children. His work of quickening or increasing the divine life in our spirit, soul, and body is hindered or limited when we are anything less than full of the Spirit.
Jesus said that He came, not only that we might have Life, but that we might have it “more abundantly.” We cannot have His Life in the measure that He desires unless we are filled with the Spirit. The abiding, which Christ commanded, keeps us filled with the Spirit. This removes from us all hindrances to the Spirit’s constant quickening. In the 119th Psalm, David used the word quicken eleven times. He knew that more Life is the cure, the only cure, for all our ailments. It is good to know what we pray for. David desired quickening, more Life, increased Life. He therefore sought that blessing that is the root of all the rest. He prayed, “Quicken me after thy lovingkindness.” We need never fear anything that lovingkindness does. Nothing else is so good. Lovingkindness itself cannot do us a greater service than by making us to have “life more abundantly.”
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.