Guest Post: The Magnificent Vine by Dee Rusnak
Our Perception and God’s

At The Core Of Our Healing - Identity

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comWe are jumping right into our next segment of teaching on healing but before we do, I want to be very open and straight forth. I am not a professional counselor. I would not advocate to anyone to cease taking medication or to cease or not seek out medical or psychological help and treatment. God gave us doctors. They are awesome and I believe many miracles happen at the hands of physicians.

I am an ordinary believer like you. Yet, I have watched the Trinity move in prayer session to heal minds, spirits, bodies, and emotions. I BELIEVE in the healing power of Jesus Christ. I also have received healing myself. I know with complete certainty, it is God’s will to heal. So, throughout this series, consider the teaching I share. Pray about what I write and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit as you pray through your healing.

Okay, Public Service Announcement is complete *grin*

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. —Isaiah 54:4-5 (NKJV)

He carried away our sorrows…. And by His stripes we ARE healed.

This is our truth. This passage is only one of the many that are in the Word that promise healing. Healing of our sorrows (our emotional pain) and healing of our bodies. Healing is a gift of our salvation.

Many of us think salvation is a one-time event which happens the moment we believe in Jesus as our Savior. But how many of you know, that salvation is an active ongoing process that begins at our conversion? How cool is that?

Paul writes: work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; —Philippians 2:12. Did you consider that our salvation is work? To be worked out in fear (respect and honor – my translation). Our life is the ongoing process of perfecting our faith. (Hebrews 12:2)

In all my years of ministry, I’ve discovered a few commonalities in the body of Christ. One, we are WAY too hard on ourselves. We expect perfection and holiness from our faith and feel like a failure when we don’t meet that expectation. I don’t think God expects perfection from our earthly life. He only wants our heart and our willingness to follow hard after Him.

Another area where I find believers struggle is in our identity.

We can read the Word and the promises within that we are a child of God, yet we don’t know what that truly means and the empowerment that comes with faith in that truth.

To receive healing of our body, spirit, mind, will and emotions, we need to grab hold of the truths that the Trinity bestow which leads to receiving and RETAINING our healing.

Beep!  Beep! The Road-Blocks To Healing

Can I ask you a question? Do you believe you are entitled to healing?

For many believers, we struggle with this question. (If you don’t struggle, hang with us because someone today REALLY needs to hear this. It will set them free.) Somewhere, a long time ago, life began to lie to us. Lies such as, I’m not worthy to be loved. I’m never good enough. I’m the one who is always left out. I’m never included. I’m never asked. I’m not loved. I’m never part of something really good. I’m a failure. I’m not entitled to think God would bless me with (healing, hope, provision, etc., etc.)

These are ALL lies from the pit of hell!

Yet, we believe them because of our life experiences and this is where the enemy holds us captive. But today, if you thought to yourself, Yes, I’ve thought this before. Well today I want you to repeat after me and say this aloud to your phone, your computer, or whatever you are reading this from, as if Jesus was before you.

I renounce the lie that I am unworthy. I renounce the lie that I’m not good enough or that I’m not loved or entitled to healing. Today, I choose to believe the truth about myself. I AM A CHILD OF GOD. I was created to be healed and whole, body, mind spirit. I have a fantastic destiny and I was made to fulfill a tremendous assignment given to me by my Father who loves me with His whole heart. Today I will not believe any lie about who I am. I embrace the truth that I am powerful, I will receive healing. I will bring healing to others in Jesus name. I will bring love and life to myself, my family, my church and this world. I will walk in the promises of the Word and stand on them with authority through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Today, I declare I will work out my salvation to obtain every promise that is mine and available to me as a believer in Jesus Christ. Today is my freedom day and I am NOW on the path toward healing. In the powerful name of Jesus. AMEN

I speak this prayer along with you before the Great Cloud of Witnesses….. AMEN!   And Hallelujah. Print this out and say it every day until it is absolute truth to your soul.

God our Father is a lavish God who only wants the best for His kids. Really! His power and angels are given to us to obtain His promises and healing is one of them.

We praise you Papa, God, for your lavish love, the healing that is ours as your kids. We honor you with our faith and are so thankful for the supernatural love and power you give to bring us fully into our calling, destiny, joy and peace, into the abundant life (John 10:10). We adore you. AMEN

On Tuesday, we will look at how Jesus is part of the healing process. Today, it’s time to fully believe that God wants your healing and it is NOW!

Understanding the Trinity in our healing journey sets us upon a solid foundation everything else that is to follow in this series. Stay tuned because this journey is going to stretch you but it will also liberate you. And after you have walked through it you will be trained and empowered to help your friends find their healing. That’s just how the kingdom rolls!!!!!!!

In the comments, I want you to type out your agreement that God is your Father. Making this permanent and written statement makes the demonic shudder with utter horror because you have stepped over the line and they know it.  Wow and Wow!  See you in the comments.

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