Friday, May 02, 2014

HEALING...GOD'S WILL OR A ROLE OF THE KARMA DICE. PART ONE

Greetings to all of you believers in the D.B.R.


Of course to faithful readers of THE RUMINATOR RAMBINGS...we know that the D.B.R. stands for Death, Burial Resurrection...nothing more...nothing less.  It speaks of what Jesus did in our place and is our point of identification and the anchor for our lives.


Jesus died on the cross for our sins...in place of us...as the propitiation (satisfactory substitute) and became a curse hanging on a tree...so we would not have to be...cursed.  As True Believers...versus those who kinda believe in something...we believe that THE CROSS was the place of REDEMPTION as His blood was shed...for "without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins."  The controversy arises....was the CROSS JUST for our sins?  Was this thing called HEALING also included upon the CROSS.


Along with this controversy...throughout the age...other questions were asked including:  "Does healing happen now?" and "Is it God's will to heal everyone?" and "If healing is for all...then why don't those who believe in healing just go throughout the hospital and heal everyone?" and "Isn't it God's will for us to be sick to teach us a lesson?" and "Wasn't Paul's "thorn in the flesh" his pus filled eyes...and didn't he beg God to heal them...and said God said NO endure and learn?" and  "Isn't it wrong to pray for physical healing...but we can pray for spiritual healing? and "Didn't healing cease (cessation theory) when the last apostle died or when the church was established or when we canonized the Scriptures and bound them in leather with gold edges and our name in gold on the front cover?


Well let me tell you...that these questions will NOT BE ANSWERED in the limited space of this RUMINATOR RAMBLING.  No one (or very few)  on either side of the issue has budged in centuries...but I would like to get my thoughts out there on the subject.
DISCLAIMER:  Anything that I can't answer will fall under the 29:29 CATEGORY.  That would be Deuteronomy 29:29.
The need for a Savior goes back to "in the beginning."  Mankind (that would include womankind) were the product of a Creator (the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost)...who used Himself as the blueprint.
"The God said...let US make man in OUR IMAGE...according to OUR LIKENESS..." (Genesis 1:26)  "And God CREATED man in HIS OWN IMAGE...in the IMAGE OF GOD He CREATED him...MALE and FEMALE He CREATED them." (Genesis 1:26)
All was well...until DISOBEDIENCE occurred in the Garden...and the cause and effect was DEATH.   "And the Lord God commanded the man...saying...from any tree of the garden you may eat freely...but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat...for in the day that you eat from it...YOU SHALL SURELY DIE." (Genesis 2:16-17)


ENTER THE SERPENT
In Genesis chapter 3...we see the TEMPTER plants seeds of DOUBT in the COMMAND OF GOD.  "Indeed, HAS GOD SAID you shall not eat from any tree of the Garden."  (Genesis 3:1) Eve knew the consequence of her actions as she states..."and from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God HAS SAID...You shall NOT EAT from it...or touch it...LEST YOU DIE." (Genesis 3:3)  And finally the d-evil paints a picture of God as someone holding out on them. "For God know that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God...knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:5)
NOTE:  In Hebrews...we see that..."For every one who partakes only of MILK  is not accustomed to the WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS...for he is a BABE...but SOLID FOOD is for the MATURE, who because of PRACTICE/DISCIPLINE have their SENSES TRAINED...to DISCERN GOOD and EVIL." (Hebrews 5:13-14)  Oh...if Adam and Eve had such discernment...we would not be dealing with sin and sickness.


ENTER THE CURSE
Well...A&E disobeyed...and they did not drop over death.  But things were set into motion...for separation from God...hardships...the curse...and people began to not only physically die...but people spiritually died.  "Wherefore as one man sin (Adam/Eve) entered into the world...and death by sin (cause and effect) so death (cause and effect) passed to ALL men...for ALL have sinned." (Roman 5:12)  This was the beginning of DIS-EASE...DIS-ORDER...and DYS-FUNCTION.  Mankind needed a SAVIOR.  NOTE:  For a full listing of the cause and effect of A&E's disobedience...look at Deuteronomy 28:15-61 for a partial listing of the CURSE.   "Also every SICKNESS and every PLAGUE which, NOT WRITTEN in the book of this law...the Lord will bring on you until you are destroyed." (Deuteronomy 28:61)  NOTE:  The great controversy is...does God bring on sickness and plague on you?  Again, an age old debate that will not be solved here...but my thought is...no He does not...as much as...allow man/wo-man to either CHOOSE LIFE/BLESSING or CHOOSE CURSE/DEATH...and the natural outcome of choice is set into motion.
ENTER THE CROSS
As a result of the cause and effect of disobedience...we need a Savior.  We know that...."The wages of SIN...is DEATH..." (Romans 6:23)  The CROSS is the place where SIN and SICKNESS will be dealt with...."...but the FREE GIFT of God...is ETERNAL LIFE...IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD." (Romans 6:23)  "For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that ONE DIED (Jesus) for ALL (mankind under a curse)...there for ALL DIED.  and He (Jesus) DIED (on the cross) for ALL, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who DIED and ROSE AGAIN on their behalf." (II Corinthians 5:14-15)


NEXT TIME
We will now take a closer look at the CROSS in relation to the purpose of Jesus, the devil, and what is included in this thing called SALVATION.  Do we just accept whatever happens to us as THE WILL OF GOD...or what  call DORIS DAY FAITH (Que Sera Sera...whatever will be) like someone trapped in a CASTE system...OR...is there more.


Love and HEALED Kisses
Rodney "Deuteronomy 29:29" Boyd






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