Monday, December 30, 2013

Bring Every Thought into Captivity

In this post I will relate an experience of the help I was fortunate to provide a lady who suffered from nervous anxiety. The situation was even more complex because she was eight months pregnant and was not permitted to take any of the medications she usually took to provide relief. I worked alongside this lady for a few weeks and so I was able to observe her suffering.

I was confident that I could with Yahooah's grace administer healing. The lady was of a different faith from my Natzarim (Christian background) so I needed wisdom to proceed. So I told her I could help her situation if she would allow me. It was not my intention bombard this lady with the "efficacy and superiority" of my branch of religion. But my intention was to demonstrate the power and love of our Creator

When we met for a time of ministry I repeated to her the passage from 2 Timothy 1:7 ("For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and a sound mind"). So I reasoned and advised that she should confess the fear and anxiety as a sin and ask for forgiveness of the God to whom she prayed.

I left her alone to pray while I prayed on her behalf in another room.When I returned to meet with her she was washed with tears of joy as she described how all the manifestations of her illness had been relieved.

Since that time she gave birth to healthy twin boys, and the anxiety problems have not returned. She and her family are grated for the demonstration of the Love of God and are willing to listen to attentively to the Natzarim (Christian) message.

According to US health authority, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 18 percent of American adults suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. The agency also reports that most people who have one anxiety disorder have others simultaneously. They may also suffer from any form of depression including phobias, bipolar disorders, panic anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders.

So here are some scriptures that will provide comfort and direction for those sufferers:
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5).

"For the word of God is  quick, and powerful, and sharper than a twoedged sword, piercing, even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (2 Hebrews 4:12).

Because a man is composed of what he believes, according to Proverbs 23:7, the quality of the thoughts we allow to enter into our system will have an effect in our life whether positive or negative.

May His words provide healing and comfort to you if you identified with any of the problems or similar ones described in this document. I will be pleased to hear your comments or experiences.
Rev. Dr. Clifford Blake


 

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