“THE FLOWER THAT BLOOMS IN ADVERSITY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THEM ALL”
I have been going through some challenges lately. Physical challenges. I do not know about you, but it seems the closer your walk with God, the more the enemy will try and attack you. Because you are trying to walk hand in hand with Jesus, he can not touch you spiritually, so he will attempt to attack you physically, mentally, or financially. The devil will remind you of your mistakes, failures, and sins. He will tell you that because you have fallen short, you cannot receive your healing. He will accuse you, condemn you, and try to persuade you that you deserve everything you are going through. My mama said it would be days like this. But more importantly, Jesus also said we would go through times like these in this world. But He also said He had overcome the world. God said, “You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you” (Isaiah 54:14). The truth is that the devil cannot enforce anything in our life if our heart and soul is steadfast in faith and in the righteousness of Jesus.
Yet Curleen, this pain I feel is real. Don’t I know it! Let us talk about physical challenges and healing. Jesus said we are healed, and we know our God cannot lie. We must not forget that God did not say there would be no weapons formed, He said they would not prosper. So yes, the enemy will attack our body with symptoms. We will feel the pain. The doctors say you are sick. We will hear them. The test confirms we are sick. We will see them. What we are feeling, hearing, and seeing begins to affect what we are thinking. Then we speak it, I am sick. We pray for healing. Our family and friends pray for healing. Wait. What? Did not God say I was already healed? Did not Jesus shed blood on the cross for my healing? Whose report am I going to believe? This is the time to stand up and declare, because of Jesus’s finished work I am not trying to get healed, I am already healed! I will pray for the healing to manifest and I will pray for strength to endure the pain or whatever God’s will until it does. What I will not do is give in to the enemy and speak his lies. I do not care what it feels or looks like, I will stand on the victory ground which Jesus has given me. I am here to tell you, the doctors, the medications, can only work when you are believing and fighting from victory. I heard Pastor Prince say once, “It makes a world of difference when you fight from victory and not for victory!” I get it. I pray this helps someone. We are healed in the mighty name of Jesus!
Love and Blessings…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) NIV
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) NIV
“no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” (Isaiah 54:17) NIV
“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raise Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11) ESV
“What shall we then say to these thigs? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) KJV
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57) NIV
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful of them all.” …Author Unknown