Lord, if You are willing,

Luke 5:23 Which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Arise and walk [about]?
 
Luke 5:17 And the power of the Lord was [present] with Him to heal {them}.
 
Luke 5:12 While He was in one of the towns, there came a man full of (covered with) leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cure me {and} make me clean.
 
Luke 5:13 And [Jesus] reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed! And immediately the leprosy left him.
       

 
One of my past Baptist pastor used to be openly anti  Pentecostals most of his time in his past ministry, until he himself got brain cancer and he could not be cured by the McGill University doctors, so he immediately went too the local Pentecostal church to find about Biblical healing, and he was healed next too.
 
When I hear, or read of someone trying to limit the involvement God today as to what he or he cannot do, I normally do  rightfully do  think that person  is still in real repentant sins, and as well, he really does not yet personally know God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit nor the Bible even  even on top of that, and I know that is true for many a pastor now as well.. (Psalm 135:6  )  Whatsoever the LORD pleases to do , that   he does in heaven, and on earth, in the seas, and in all of the deep places.
 
I personally have no doubt that God works through Doctors, but I do also do Believe that God will do for me next what the Doctors cannot do yet.. for God still can do miracles today, even Heals too.. if the healing conditions of His are met.. the exercise of prayer in faith, in humility too, faith  in Him and his Word to us today.
 
Luke 5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has the [power of] authority {and} right on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralyzed man, I say to you, arise, pick up your litter (stretcher), and go to your own house! 25 And instantly [the man] stood up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went away to his house, recognizing {and} praising {and} thanking God.
 
Luke 5:31 And Jesus replied to them, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
 
Luke 6:18 Even those who were disturbed {and} troubled with unclean spirits, and they were being healed [also].
 
Luke 6:5 And He said to them, The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.
 
(James 5:14 KJV)  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15   And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
 
(James 5:16 KJV)  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
 
(Isa 53:5 KJV)  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
 
Naturally if you do not exercise your faith in God and in his Word don’t expect to be healed, to experience, see any miracles today too.
 
Luke 6:11 But they were filled with lack of understanding {and} senseless rage and discussed (consulted) with one another what they might do to Jesus.
 
Luke 6:20 He said: Blessed (happy–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition–and to be envied) are you poor {and} lowly {and} afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!
 
Luke 6:21 Blessed (happy–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition–and to be envied) are you who hunger {and} seek with eager desire now, for you shall be filled {and} completely satisfied! Blessed (happy–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition–and to be envied) are you who weep {and} sob now, for you shall laugh!
 
Luke 6:22 Blessed (happy–with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition–and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude {and} excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile {and} denounce you and defame {and} cast out {and} spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man.
 
Luke 6:23 Rejoice {and} be glad at such a time and exult {and} leap for joy, for behold, your reward is rich {and} great {and} strong {and} intense {and} abundant in heaven; for even so their forefathers treated the prophets.
 
Luke 6:24 But woe to (alas for) you who are rich (abounding in material resources), for you already are receiving your consolation (the solace and sense of strengthening and cheer that come from prosperity) {and} have taken and enjoyed your comfort in full [having nothing left to be awarded you].
 
Luke 6:25 Woe to (alas for) you who are full now (completely filled, luxuriously gorged and satiated), for you shall hunger {and} suffer want! Woe to (alas for) you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep {and} wail!
 
Luke 6:26 Woe to (alas for) you when everyone speaks fairly {and} handsomely of you {and} praises you, for even so their forefathers did to the false prophets.
 
 

 It is true that instead of being “relevant,” most of our Christian churches have mostly become a mirror of the wordly  culture’s infatuation with power, prestige, position, possessions, and prominence, instead of being “servants of God ”   embodying a different way! A church  now also with all of the overboard revival police and the toothless, pretentious watch dogs trying to get their own glory, attention, 5 minutes of fame.   

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About thenonconformer

I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.
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