My beliefs were recently questions and I am not sure if the person understands or not, but at least they walked away knowing without a doubt what I believe and why I believe it. Let me give you just a short background on what God called me to do. It is very simple and I have never questioned it. When I became a Pastor, God said to me that I was to lay hands on the sick and that I was to prophesy, both of which I have done without reservations or question. So, when those truths were questioned I had to defend what God has called me to.
Here is the conversation that took place and you can judge for yourself if my response was correct or not. I don’t want to give the person’s name, so for the sake of conversation, I will just call him Sam. Sam confronted me and in so many words said that I was a hypocrite. He said you believe in healing, don’t you? I responded that I did. Sam then said I do not practice what I preach. My question to him was “what do you mean”? He said if I believe in healing then why are people not getting healed and especially in my own family with my Granddaughter so sick?
This is my response to his attack. I told him that God called me to lay hands on the sick. I am not the healer, he is. I told him that it is God alone that heals and he chooses when and how. I am only a vessel that he uses to bring his word and what he can do then the rest is up to him. I said, I have no power in myself to do anything other than just obey. Giving Sam the scripture that one-time God gave me he gave up and walked away. The scripture was Isaiah 55:8, for my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts declares the Lord. (paraphrased). I had asked God one time why, and that was his response and ever since I just do.
If you are wondering, much like Sam, seek God and not man. God is the only one who can heal and we as humans can only pray. I would like nothing more than to see my Granddaughter totally and completely healed, but it is not up to me, it is up to God. If you really want to know what I think, I will tell you what I know, God will heal Tayler, but it will be in his time and not mine. God loves each of us exactly the same and though he may heal one and not another it is that love that will endure forever. When we take that word and that love and surrender to him, we will see miracles. God did not say how or when he simply said, “Be Healed”.
If you are seeking healing right now in your body, in your family or where ever, this may be your test and God may be waiting for you to surrender to him 100%. He will do what he says and you will prosper when you really know him and the truth will be revealed then you will maybe for the first time know the Love of God. We don’t need to see it, we just need to believe it.
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Let me share with you my take on what God showed me about this scripture, to possibly help you or others. Jesus was perfectly clear about what he was saying and did not mix his words. What he said should and will change the lives of people everywhere. Let me show you what God said to me in a dream.
First of all, let’s break down the scripture. Notice that this particular verse starts with “I am”. That is the same name God used to describe himself to Moses. Exodus 3:13-14. Jesus being part of the Triune is in fact the I AM. Jesus then gave us the WHO. I am, the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. Then Jesus gives us the WHY! No one comes to the Father, except through me. Meaning, unless you have Jesus you will not see the Father.
Let’s break this down even farther. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You probably don’t notice it because it took God to show me, but there is a definite in that short sentence. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. (period) The definite in this statement, is the period, nothing else and nothing more, just plain and simple PERIOD. The next definite is found at the end of the statement, no one comes to the Father except through me. (period) Both of these statements end the exact same way and are not up for discussion. Jesus is the WAY, Jesus is the TRUTH, and Jesus is the LIFE period. No one comes to the Father except through ME period.
This is what God showed me and it made me really stop and think. There is no other way and in fact the Bible tells us that as well. Acts 4:12b, there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. What name? Jesus! Why? Because he is the WAY, the Truth, and the Life and the only way.
Then God showed me and told me to tell everyone that if they want to see the Father they first have to surrender their lives to him. They need to ask Jesus for forgiveness. They need to accept him as their Lord and Savior. Finally, they need to have a relationship with him. Then they will be saved and then and only then will they see the Father. So, you see it is extremely important to accept Jesus.
One example and I will stop. If you have loved ones who have gone on before and they had that relationship with Jesus and you want to see them again. In order for you to go where they are, you must have that same relationship they had or you will not enter through the gates of Heaven. No, well I go to church a few Sunday’s a year, or I am basically good and I do good. None of that works, only a relationship with Jesus. “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.”
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.