March 19, 2001
“Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver?” (Isaiah 50: 2)
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation today? A situation that requires nothing short of a miracle? If so, rejoice because our God is in the business of miracles!
Our Lord loves nothing more than to redeem us from seemingly impossible situations. In reality, nothing is impossible to Him (Matthew 19: 26).
While God is willing and able to perform miracles on our behalf, He requires one thing from us. He requires our faith. Faith is the switch that turns on the power of God.
Just as a light switch delivers power from the electric company to your house, so does your faith switch deliver power from God to your life. The power is always there, just waiting for you to switch it on.
How do you turn on the switch of faith? Through the words you speak. Your words can release faith or they can release fear. When you choose words that agree with God’s Word, you are turning on the switch of fear.
The woman with the issue of blood received her healing because she spoke words of faith: “If only I touch His clothes, I shall be made well” (Mark 5: 34). She turned on the switch of faith through her words.
Many other people in the crowd were touching Jesus, but she touched Him with the touch of faith. Jesus instantly felt power flow out of Him and asked who had touched Him. When the woman told Him what had happened, Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well.” In releasing her faith in God’s desire, willingness, and power to heal her, she received what she needed.
Years ago, a Christian acquaintance of mine visited me and told me that she had been diagnosed with Lyme’s disease. I asked her if she believed in healing, and she replied that she did. Then I offered to pray for her.
I placed my hand on her arm and began speaking the Word of God. As she released her faith in God’s promise to heal her, we both literally felt and heard a strong electric-like current pass through my hands into her body. Immediately I knew that she had received her healing.
The next day she went back to her doctor for an appointment she had made earlier. When the doctor took tests, he was amazed to find that there were no longer any signs of Lyme’s disease. Not only that. Her blood work showed that she had also been healed of a liver problem. Praise the Lord!
No matter what you are facing today, God will deliver you. Go to His Word and find the promise that addresses your problem. Then begin to speak that promise to your problem (Mark 11: 23). The problem will eventually have to bow to the Word of God. It cannot do otherwise.
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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