The Dead End to Healing

Jesus’ life was filled with wonders, miracles and healing. He proved his power over nature by calming storms; over death by disrupting funerals; over sickness by bringing health.  He performed some of these miracles with just a single word and others were performed from a remote location.Many of us have received true, divine healing from God. The type of healing where there is no explanation other than God’s healing power. But on the other hand, many of us have spent thousands and thousands of dollars in search of finding a cure, just like the woman with an issue of blood. For twelve long years she spent all she had on doctors and none of them could diagnose the problem.  Can you imagine having to deal with a sickness for that length of time? Or better yet, can you envision spending your hard-earned money on several different doctors with no results?  After a year, it would certainly seem like a dead-end, and after 12 years, for most of us, the situation would seem hopeless. But the woman with the issue of blood pushed passed the dead end and made her way to Jesus – the one she knew could heal her!Here’s the encouragement – sometimes God takes us to dead ends to refocus our eyes on the prize. Dead ends represent no future, no destiny, and in this case no healing. But in some situations, the dead end is just what we need to be in order trust in the Lord and not depend on our own understanding. I hear God saying to you today; “don’t get weary in your well doing.” Although issues in your life seem to last for years, your faith creates paths even through dead ends.

Here are 4 ways to work through dead ends and receive the healing God has for you.

  1. Develop a spirit of expectation for God’s healing
  2. Use the sufficient faith you have to receive healing
  3. Don’t ignore the issues of life. Remember Jesus has already overcome the world so be cheerful.
  4. Never operate in fear…it destroys your faith.
Check out the clip from our service this Sunday and consider joining us for a winning worship experience each Sunday at 10:30am.
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The Family Dollar: What is Your Family’s Financial Destiny?

Does your family, like many American families, desire a better financial future? What’s keeping you from reaching the financial destiny God has planned and promised for your family? Better yet, are you even aware of God’s promises?

The bible has over 800 scriptures about money and biblical practices on how to enjoy
God’s many blessings. Let’s face it, all of us want the best in life and I truly believe
God wants the best for us. But if we are to experience the best, then we have to commit
to making the best decisions with our money. Most of us have more than we need,
but the management, or should I say the lack of management of our finances gets us in
trouble. When we have a clear understanding of why God blesses us with money and
other material possessions, we’ll then have a different perspective on how we spend it.

Deuteronomy 8:18 says this, “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

This scripture gives us the hope of a bright financial destiny and it all starts with having faith in God and His power to give us the ability to produce wealth.Faith is the key and it helps in the following ways:

1. Your faith helps you to believe God’s word about your family’s financial destiny
2. Your faith helps you to use your God-given ability to produce wealth
3. Your faith helps you to overcome a spirit of poverty

I hope you’re excited about your family’s financial destiny and all God has for you. Join
us this Sunday as we deal with the bondage of debt in our family.

Be our guest as the Family Dollar series continues, this Sunday at 10:30am, 285 Dacula Road, Dacula Ga. 

Super Friends

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Do you remember the Super Friends? This had to be one of the best cartoons aired on television. I couldn’t wait to get up on Saturday mornings! Dad would cook one of those big breakfasts with homemade biscuits and after digging in it was all about the Super Friends. Each episode featured the great heroes; Superman, Batman and Robin, Aquaman and Wonder Woman plus the Wonder Twins and Gleek.

Who were your favorite Super Friends? The Wonder Twins were mine. Their powers were activated when they touched and said “Wonder Twin Power Activate!” Saying this phrase was a habit of the Twins, but wasn’t necessary to activate powers. Physical contact, however, was required and if they were out of reach of each other they were unable to activate their powers. As Zan and Jayna were about to transform, they would each announce or speak their intended form to overpower the evil forces.

Wow!! These Super Friends bring to my remembrance the Heroes of Faith referred to in Hebrews 11. These saints also fought the fight of good vs. evil but more importantly realized the value of living by faith. By faith they understood that the worlds were framed by the word of God. From the beginning of time God showed us the power of the spoken word and how it activates our faith. He effortlessly spoke the heavens and the earth into existence.

Living a life of faith begins with the spiritual connection we have with God and us speaking His word into existence. Just as the Wonder Twins physically connected and spoke their intended form, we should do likewise to rise above our circumstances and overpower the enemy. And know that when we activate our faith it sincerely pleases our God in heaven.