Tearing Your Heart Out

Job 18:4… “He teareth himself in his anger” (KJV)… or… “He teareth his heart out in his anger.” I came across this verse the other day and discovered that this whole chapter deals with anger and resentment. Bildad was accusing Job of holding anger and resentment and it was tearing him to pieces. Job’s friends were not ignorant people; they were learned men. Here in this chapter, Bildad is sharing and giving insight into the fact that anger and resentment put the physical and mental systems at war with each other. The results will be a drained soul. Your rage and resentment is tearing you to pieces and putting your body out of sync. It’s too “expensive” to hold grudges.

In this chapter, Bildad tells what anger and resentment does to you and how it will eventually destroy your life. Verses 5-6 tell how wickedness extinguishes your light and your understanding will get perverted. When your light is out, the thieves of hate, fear, and bitterness come in to destroy everything.

Verse 8 tells of how wicked conduct, such as in times of deep anger and resentment, brings you to ruin. You are like an animal on the run from howling dogs and from the shouts of hunters. You find yourself running beyond your strength, you are out of breath, and before long you are snared by their nets. The more you struggle to get out, the more entangled you get. By this time, your confidence is gone and the hunters spear you: your life runs out.

There are many today who live with constant anger and resentment instead of living in a climate of love and forgiveness. Anger and resentment are poison, but love and forgiveness are food. Feed on food and not poison. Many today feel that if they do not retaliate, they will become doormats for everyone to walk upon. This reminds me of a story a missionary brought back from a missionary trip. He had witnessed one group of monkeys warring with another group of monkeys. There were rituals they went through. First, the bigger monkeys began by making faces from a distance. Then, as they got closer, they became fierce and bared their teeth. They were trying to put fear into the other group to scare them away, but bared teeth creates bared teeth. Fierceness produces a counter fierceness, Soon, the monkeys crossed the line, and the war was on.

When people fill themselves with anger and resentment, they are like those monkeys. They make faces and they bare their teeth hoping the others will leave them alone. When we release hate, we receive hate in return. Anger and resentment live in a darkened soul. To get rid of these things, light must enter in. That first light shows that anger and resentment are wrong. They will tear your heart out. They are poisonous. The next thing that light does is getting you to see what Jesus says. In other words, if you are a Christian, stop your religious traditions. They are useless. For if you shut out your brother, you shut out God automatically (Matthew 5:23-24). The next thing to do is surrender your anger to God and ask Him for help. Many Christians never ask the Lord to help them. Let go of your anger; it will tear you to pieces. Bildad was right; anger destroys your physical body. Let it go. Love and forgiveness cleanse your soul. You become what you give out.

Pastor George Belobaba

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Restoring The “Glow”

John 10:10… “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (KJV).

The Lord purposes to give you life in all its fullness. Everyone should be able to live abundantly. The business of life is to live well. It seems that in our society today everybody knows everything about life, except how to live it. I believe that we are seeing in our society the results of losing God, and if we lose God out of our life, we have lost the meaning of life. We cannot afford to let God “fade out” of our lives. If God goes, everything goes with Him. Our text teaches that Jesus came to give us abundant life. When God “fades out,” abundant life fades out. A good question is, have you let Jesus “fade out” of your life? Have you lost the “glow”? Well then, it’s time to get it back. I have listed a few ways to get the “glow” back.

1) Take a good look at yourself. What is at work in your life? Is it sin? What has caused Jesus to be “faded out”? Are you hitched to something that is going nowhere?

2) Take a U-turn. Reverse your course. The word could very well be “repent.” Start with confessing your own sin and not someone else’s sin. Don’t put the blame on someone else for your lack of abundant life. It’s not wrong to say, “Lord, forgive me.”

3) Check your relationships. Jesus’ first word to men was “Follow me” (Mark 1:17, John 1:39, 43). When you follow Jesus, He will lead you to life, life to the full and life that is alive and growing.

4) Are you like the prodigal? Then return to the Father. The Father will see your return and come running to meet you and embrace you.

5) Renounce the old ways that caused Jesus to “fade out.” Learn to say “no” to lifestyles that can hurt you and rob you of abundant life.

6) Seek out those for whom you need to ask for forgiveness and extend forgiveness to. Holding resentments “fades out” Jesus. Many people hold onto old quarrels all their life. It ought not to be.

7) Receive the love of God into your life. Receiving is an act of faith. God is a giving God, full of mercy. You cannot be independent; you cannot stand aloof and alone. Let God help you.

8) Refill your life. Proverbs 8:21 says, “Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries” (NLT). God refilled Job’s life with family and friends and money. Get ahold of those Bible truths you once cherished.

9) Release all your old inhibitions, your fears, your guilt, and your self-condemnation. These things do not fit in with abundant living. Release your faith, your anointing, your joy, and your confession. Release your talents to the Lord. The goodness that the Lord gives you is good. Share it with others, and you will soon have a singing heart, a joyful heart, and abundant life.

Pastor George Belobaba

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The Dealings Of God

Isaiah 28:23-29… “Give ear, and hear my voice; give attention, and hear my speech. Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continually open and harrow his ground? When he has leveled its surface, does he not scatter dill, sow cumin, and put in wheat in rows and barley in its proper place, and emmer as the border? For he is rightly instructed; his God teaches him. Dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin, but dill is beaten out with a stick, and cumin with a rod. Does one crush grain for bread? No, he does not thresh it forever; when he drives his cart wheel over it with his horses, he does not crush it. This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom” (ESV).

The dealings of God in our lives may be painful, but they are never without purpose. In these verses, we will see God’s dealings in our lives and why–because He wants to produce a harvest in us. If we want to be fruit-bearing Christians, we must welcome God’s dealings in us. Isaiah illustrates his point by using the farmer as an example how God deals with Israel and the church. Everything that happens in us is dictated by the highest wisdom of God. He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in His workings. The four main processes of farming typify the skill of the farmer in plowing, sowing, caring, and reaping.

Isaiah 28:23-25a… The Plowing… The soil gets opened, torn, turned, and harrowed. When the end is achieved, the plowing stops. The plowman deals with each soil (heart) according to need. He prepares each piece of ground (heart) for the right seed. God is very careful with your heart. Jesus, in Matthew 13:18-23, teaches about preparations of the heart to receive the Word (seed). The prepared ground yielded a harvest, but the unprepared ground had no harvest. The devil, the birds, the temptations, and the cares of this world choked out the Word. A farmer does not plant seed in unprepared ground.

Isaiah 28:25-26… Preparing the Soil… Some seeds are planted in prepared ground. He plants carefully for maximum returns. God doesn’t waste His disciplines in us. Notice the careful planning for the best possible returns. He evaluates the best kind of seed and selects the place for the planting. The more valuable the seed, the more favorable its position.

Isaiah 28:27-28… Reaping the Harvest… Just as God prepared the right seed for the right soil, so He adapts His threshing accordingly. Some crops require only a “shaking”; other crops require beating with a staff. Yet other crops need threshing machines. The object of threshing is not to destroy the harvest, but to preserve it, to separate it, to keep it pure, and to protect it. God applies the right kind of pressure to bring out the best possible yield. He does this in our lives because God wants to bring out the very best that is in us. Threshing brings out our character. Paul said, “We glory in tribulations” (Romans 5:3, KJV). “I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation” (2 Corinthians 7:4). In 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Paul writes, “The outward man does indeed suffer wear and tear, but everyday the inward man receives fresh strength. These little troubles (which are really so transitory), are winning for us a permanent, glorious and solid reward out of all proportion to our pain. For we are looking all the time not at the visible things but at the invisible. The visible things are transitory: it is the invisible things that are really permanent” (Phillips).

Isaiah 28:28… Purpose for the Harvest… to make food for human consumption. God grinds you, bruises you, and refines you to make you “bread” for His use.

Pastor George Belobaba

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The Dangers Of Being Lukewarm, Pt. 2

(Continued…)

Matthew 12:43-45… Here, we see lukewarmness of leaving one’s heart empty after being cleansed of demons, sins, and bad habits. In this passage, the demons and sins returned when they saw a man doing nothing to fill his heart with good things. The man rejoiced when the demons were emptied out, but Jesus condemned what the other man rejoiced in. Jesus condemned him for staying empty. The man’s life ended up worse than before. If Jesus has cleansed your heart from habits, sin, and devils, then it’s up to you to be filling your life with spiritual things (i.e., the Word of God, church fellowship, and a hunger for more of God). Jesus is glad to deliver people… But saints, fill the gap. Do it at home through prayer and Word study. In the years ahead you will see good people staying home from church because of lifeless Christianity. Discover for yourself the joys of hearing the voice of the Lord speaking to you. Jesus sees your heart. He sees the lukewarmness of an empty heart.

Luke 8:11-15… Here, we see the lukewarm attitude of sowing good seed into bad soil (hearts). Many Christians do nothing with the word given. Four men received a word from the Lord. These were not bad men. They put themselves in a place to hear. They received the Word in their minds, but their hearts were out of sorts. One man couldn’t hold the Word given, so the Word didn’t take root. Another received the Word with joy, but when trials came because others spoke against his acceptance of the Lord and His Word he lost his joy. He paid more attention to the word of others rather than to the Word the Lord gave him. The third man heard the Word, but he let the cares of this world and the making of money take priority over the will of God for his life. Wrong priorities choked out the Word of God. Jesus sees how you receive His directives. It is useless to ask God for a word if you are not going to act righteously upon it. Lukewarmness produces no fruit.

What did Jesus see that we are not seeing? Jesus saw good people falling into a place of lukewarmness. He condemned them because they did nothing. The Bible says in James 4:17, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (KJV). The Gospels tell of Jesus warning others about hell and outer darkness because of what they did not do. In Luke 16, the story of the rich man and Lazarus is a good example. The man did not help the beggar, Lazarus. The rich man died and went to hell because of what he did not do. Matthew 25:31-46 tells of the Son of Man gathering nations; the charge that condemned these nations was that they did nothing. They were not charged for some great immoral sin (and that’s bad enough), but for what they did not do. In Matthew 25:14-30, one man was given a single talent. He hid this talent and accused his master of demanding too much of people. This good man was called a slothful servant (useless and good for nothing) and was sent into outer darkness… for doing nothing.

One of the worst charges brought against these people was that of lukewarmness. Jesus hates it. In Mark 2:23-27, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for doing nothing on the Sabbath. The purpose of the Sabbath was to rest, to sustain and maintain the souls of people. The Pharisees were lukewarm in their actions. Jesus came and met the needs of people on the Sabbath. Jesus rebuked the uselessness of a Sabbath that wasn’t meeting the needs of people. The Sabbath was made for man, to enrich men’s souls–to be a blessing and not a burden. Like the Pharisees, many today make the Sabbath a burden and not a blessing. It’s time to press home this question… Are you a lukewarm and useless Christian, a do-nothing believer? If so, you can change. This message was heavy on my heart. I really did not want to write it, but the Lord wants to change your life. Many changes are coming in the years ahead. Why not be changed? Come to Him now in prayer and with open heart and ask Him to change you.

Pastor George Belobaba

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The Dangers Of Being Lukewarm

Revelation 3:15-16… “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth” (KJV).

Jesus sees things in our lives that we usually do not. I want to briefly share with you about the dangers of lukewarm living. The word “lukewarm” describes the state of one who is indifferent to the word God says–one who is indifferent to the needs of the local assembly, one who is indifferent to one’s own soul, one who travels life’s pathway with no definite decisions in regards to eternity. The word “lukewarm” is an old adjective meaning “to be moderately warm or tepid; one who is tasteless, good for nothing, fluctuates between apathy and fervor, or is half-backslidden.” Lukewarmness deals with the matters of the spirit in the Christian life. Those matters are indifference, ineffectiveness, impotence, lacking in enthusiasm, the state of being asleep and not being alert. The Lord was saying to the Laodicean Christians, “You are totally ineffective and half-hearted in your faith. I will spew (vomit) you out; I will reject you with extreme disgust.” The word “spew” is a figure of disgust and rejection. Jesus does not tolerate such behavior in Christians. They are like the salt that has lost its savor. Lukewarmness refers to the concept that tepid water tends to produce an irritation in the stomach and results in an inclination to vomit. In other words, lukewarm Christians irritate the stomach of Jesus. That’s a strong word that Jesus gave. Jesus wants you to be a “hot” Christian. Let’s look at a few examples of lukewarmness.

Matthew 5:21-24… Here, we see lukewarmness in bringing a gift to the altar (praise, worship, tithes) while degrading a fellow believer through name-calling and unforgiveness. In this passage, Jesus talks about a man wanting to be on good terms with God. That’s wonderful and the right thing to do, but Lord saw something else–the man was not right with his brother. He was an angry man, using words like ”Raca” meaning “the empty one, worthless.” He called the man “fool,” meaning “dull, stupid, blockhead, moron.” Over the years I have found that when people start vilifying another it is because they themselves caused the alienation in the first place. Rather than doing the right thing, they try to get “spiritual” in a hurry, wanting to please God through some gift of service. It’s a lukewarm spirit. God wanted this man to get out of religion and into relationship. Many ministries act like this man.

Mark 5:1-16… Here, the area of lukewarmness is seen in not helping to deliver others during their time of need. Fear can block people from doing the right thing. Many people, in the town of Gadara knew about the demon-disturbed man living in the cemetery, but they had no strength nor desire to deliver him. Jesus never went anywhere without finding someone who needed help. He delivered this man who had cried out for help, but the people who knew this man were afraid of the man’s insanity, and when Jesus loosed him they were afraid of the man’s sanity. They requested that Jesus leave their town. God sees whether we care or not. He hears the cry of hurting hearts. Many Christians are afraid of people in need. God sees Christians who are lukewarm when it comes to helping others.

Luke 10:30-37… Here, we see the lukewarmness of being in the “ministry” and passing by on the other side when one sees someone who is hurting. The thieves who robbed the man on his way to Jericho were cruel and heartless and lukewarm. The priest and the Levite did not hurt this man, but neither did they help him. They were cruel and heartless as well. They refused to get involved. They missed an opportunity to be useful. The Samaritan (an unbeliever in Christ) came and ministered life to the wounded man. Jesus sees lukewarmness in the Christian who does not act mercifully and has no compassion or grace towards the hurting.

(To be continued…)

Pastor George Belobaba

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Picking Out Flaws

Mark 7:1-2… “Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault” (KJV). These people came all the way from Jerusalem to hear Jesus and to see His healing power at work. The first thing they did was to pick out flaws. They found fault. They couldn’t see that Jesus was the greatest movement of redemption that ever touched this planet, a movement that cleansed the minds, souls, and physical bodies of men, women, and children. All they saw was an infringement on their own ritualistic way of doing things. Their eyes were open to nonessentials and blind to things that were essential. So history forgot them and left them behind. They left a criticism; Jesus left a conversion. They picked flaws; Jesus picked followers.

It seems that some folks are better at hating than they are at loving. They are better at picking out flaws than they are of being constructive. Paul says in Philippians 2:14, “Do all things without murmurings and disputings” (KJV). In other words, “Seal your lips to flaw-finding and unseal your lips to faith and trust when you see Jesus working amongst you.” Leave off the negatives, but announce the positives. Paul accentuated the positives. Note 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.” “Life works in you,” Paul testified. This ought to be every believer’s testimony. “Life works in me–not death, negatives, or fault-finding.”

THE BURDENSOME STONE

Zechariah 12:3… “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” (KJV).

The words “burdensome stone” refer to the lifting of stones as an exercise of strength. One of the customs of the young men of Judah was to lift huge stones showing the greatness of their strength. The strength of wrestlers was proved by lifting heavy stones before they entered a wrestling a match. A heavy stone was placed at the entrance to the arena to see if the men were strong enough. In the end times, Jerusalem is this heavy stone. The world is watching. The New Living Translation reads, “On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed.” The New Century Version reads, “One day all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem, but I will make it like a heavy rock; anyone who tries to move it will get hurt.” Right now Israel has become a burden to the world, a heavy boulder. Some nations are touching Israel with great hatred; others stand back fearful of helping her. The Bible exhorts us, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm 122:6, KJV).

Pastor George Belobaba

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Jesus Can Break The Power Of Long-Standing Sicknesses

Luke 13:10-17… “And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him” (KJV).

The age of miracles has not passed by the wayside. We must believe this if we are to receive healing from long-standing infirmities. The Lord wants you well; the devil wants you sick. This passage of Scripture records the healing of a God-believing women who, in that day, was diagnosed as incurable. Perhaps today there would be some medical help for her. She was in continual pain, in discomfort, and weak. This had been going on for eighteen years. Today, there are many who are hurting and in pain, and they have lived this way for a long time. My message today is Jesus can break the power of long-standing sickness. (Someone is asking the Lord about this; I can hear it in my spirit.) Let’s look at this miracle in simple terms.

She was the daughter of Abraham, a synagogue-going woman and a worshipper. Today we might say that she was a God-fearing woman, born-again and faithful in attending the place of worship. She was not irreligious. She did not let her infirmity keep her from going to church. I’m sure she must have loved the Lord very much.

She had a spirit of infirmity–for eighteen years she was bent over, in pain and unable to stand up straight (a wheelchair candidate perhaps). Note, “whom Satan had bound.” There was an evil spirit power holding her captive. In Matthew 4:23-24, Jesus healed all manner of sicknesses. Matthew refers to eight categories of sickness. One of the categories was “divers diseases.” The meaning of these words refers to people held captive by a long-standing disease or a physical disorder. The disease was holding them in confinement, a prisoner. The devil was behind it. But Jesus healed them all. Many long-standing sicknesses need to be examined further to see if there is a “spirit” power behind it.

Jesus saw her, called out to her, and said, “Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity” (v. 12, KJV). This was a declaration, a creative word. He had been teaching in the synagogue, the woman’s home church. He saw her and personally picked her out. One of the many meanings of the word “healing” is “to personally care for you and to see that what was needed to be done, was done.” The word “loosed” as used here means “to be set free permanently.” When the spoken word came to her, she made a decision to believe; she didn’t reject it. Jesus is the word of authority and of power. We possess the promise the moment the Word of the Lord comes to us. This woman chose to believe the word of Jesus the moment she heard it. Romans 4:17b says, “Even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (KJV). God is a Creator. He calls forth life in us healing and it becomes a reality in the same moment that He speaks it. God is a God who talks. When He talks He gives us a promise of something He wants to bring into our lives. At the moment He speaks it becomes reality. The woman saw this and believed at that moment and was healed even before hands were laid upon her. We want to see the healing before we will believe. Let me illustrate further:

John 4:46-54… A certain nobleman came to Jesus seeking healing for his son. It was an urgent matter, but Jesus didn’t go. Instead, Jesus demonstrated that He can heal the son by speaking the word. Jesus said to the nobleman, “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe” (v. 48, KJV). Jesus challenged the nobleman not to wait until a sign happens before he believed. Believe at the point that the Word is given. The nobleman didn’t understand. Jesus spoke again, “Go thy way; thy son liveth” (v. 50). The man believed at that point and went his way home. The nobleman had to make a choice at the time the word was given.

He had to choose between believing (exercising faith) or unbelief. He could have walked away in anger. On his way home his servants met him and said that the boy is well. The nobleman said, “When did he start to get well?” The servants gave him the exact time–it was the exact time Jesus gave him the word that his son would live. The healing took place the moment Jesus gave the word.

When Jesus gives us a Word concerning something He wants to do in us, at that point it becomes a reality, because what He said exists (Romans 4:17). Our problem is not with the written Word, but with the spoken Word (the Rhema). In Song of Solomon 5:6, the Bride said, “My soul failed when He spake” (KJV). Her soul failed to respond to the voice of the king. Often when a spoken Word comes by the Spirit, we have a problem with it, because we start to reason with our intellect. We get hung up on, “Is the word from the flesh or from the Holy Spirit?” God’s spoken Word is pure and righteous. We must believe this. Our reasoning must become servant to the Word that comes from God by the Holy Spirit. If we want to walk in obedience to what God said, intellect must become servant to the spoken Word at that very moment it is given. It is at the point of the given Word that we must make a choice: believe it or reject it. Unbelief can be caused by over-thinking or over-reasoning. Every one of us loves to hear a fresh Word from the Lord for the purpose of keeping healthy. When Jesus speaks a Word, it is current and up-to-date. Let’s go back to the woman in our text…

Jesus laid hands on her. Laying on of hands is an impartation of power and of life, and a confirmation. The woman felt the touch of His hands. So did the leper in Mark 1:40-42. So did the deaf man in Mark 7:32-35. So did the boy in Luke 7:11-16 (this boy had died). So did the two blind men in Matthew 20:29-34. So did Peter’s mother-in-law in Mark 1:29-31. You can feel His touch for the purpose of healing. Long-standing disease does not hinder Jesus from healing people, but our unbelief will.

She glorified God. She was healed immediately and permanently. Jesus saw her faith in the synagogue that day, and perhaps said within Himself, “Woman, you have been bound long enough. Thou art loosed.” She acted on that word. A long-standing illness that is “devil-controlled” does not glorify God. God’s glory comes in the healing, in the loosing, in the breaking of the devil’s hold on people.

Antagonistic preachers, angry preachers, preachers who look for “motes” all condemned Jesus for healing on the Sabbath day (and in the synagogue). This kind is all around us today, opposing what Jesus came to do. They act as if healing should not be done out in the open (in the church sanctuary). Jesus lays it on them and says, “Ought not this woman, being the daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (v. 16, KJV). That’s what the gospel is for, isn’t it? To loose people from their sins and all infirmities? If we saw more miracles in the church, sinners would come and they would believe on Jesus Christ and be saved. The gospel is the power of God when it is believed (Romans 1:16).

Exodus 23:25-26… “I will take sickness away from the midst of thee . . .” was God’s promise to Israel. “. . . the number of thy days will I fulfill” (KJV). In Psalm 105:37, we are told that on Israel’s march to Canaan there was “not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Note also Exodus 15:26.) We are under grace, a better covenant. A more excellent ministry is available to God’s people (Hebrews 8:6).

Pastor George Belobaba

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