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My name is Basie Martins. I trust that you are all well and I want to thank you again for listening to this program. For those of you who do not know, we are currently discussing general topics relevant to the church and all Christians and all people. With this series, we want to determine how God feels about everyday things and everyday events in our lives. We want to familiarize ourselves with the will and the ways of God.
In today’s session, we are discussing a statement that I often make during teaching sessions. That statement is a declaration that I usually make to help people to understand that they can utterly trust God. If we have faith, whatever we believe God for is guaranteed. It will materialize no matter what. If we don’t give up, we will see it materialize right in front of our very eyes. It does not matter what it is. Nothing is impossible with God.
Many people feel that this statement takes it too far. Some people feel that I have no right to make such a statement. How can I tell people that their healing is guaranteed? Some feel this statement is not Biblical. They want me to explain on what basis do I make this statement. What about individual circumstances that surely come into play in the lives of different people? Surely we are not all the same with exactly the same circumstances and challenges in life. They want to know if there are any Scriptures supporting this declaration?
Of course there are many Scriptures that support this statement. My favorite is 2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Yes and Amen means that it is true and that it can be relied upon. It means that all the promises of God belong to us. It is hours and we can claim it any time we want. It means that it is guaranteed.
John 15:7 is another Scripture that supports this declaration:
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
There are actually quite a number of Scriptures that all say the same thing. You can move mountains and you can uproot trees and plant it at another location just by saying a word, just by commanding it to do so, if you believe, it will be as you have said. This is not a maybe promise. It is a fact. It is guaranteed. So as a minister of God I can make such a declaration because the Scriptures support such a declaration. This declaration is Biblical. Of course we need faith and of course we need to live obedient lives in the presence of God but that is all easy. The word of God generates the faith that we need automatically and if we pursue holiness to the best of our ability we are covered.
The problem is that people do not have faith because they have chosen not to believe the word of God and they have chosen not to live as God wants them to. They want to do their own thing even though they are Christians. But for those who believe, the promises of God are guaranteed.
Not only is this supported by the word of God. I have seen it happen in my own life. The day that I grasped this truth, that day my faith stopped shaking. That day I became as steadfast as a rock, just because I believed and because of the grace of God. This truth opened a whole lot of doors for me. That day, I started to live in faith, by faith, and through faith. That day I started to live by every word that ever came out of the mouth of God. Why so? Because on that day I finally got it that the word of God will stand forever and that it will forever be trustworthy and that it will be a wonderful reality at all times, forever.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
1 Peter 1:25
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
God and his word can be utterly trusted, at all times. His promises are true forever and it can be relied upon. Nothing can stop the word of God from becoming a reality or from materializing right in front of the very eyes of the person who believes that word. David and others used to say that those waiting on the Lord shall not be ashamed:
…and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
Waiting upon the Lord might seem tiresome and boring for some, but in reality waiting on God is the best thing we can do when faced with uncertainties. There are several instances in the Bible where we read God telling His people to either be still, wait on His timing or command, and rest on Him.
We can always wait on God with expectation. Waiting on God isn’t the same as waiting for man-made promises. Many men make promises and then fail to keep them. God, however, is not a man who fails to fulfill what he has promised. His words do not fall to the ground undone, and His promises cannot be broken. He always does what He says.
When we choose to wait on God, we’re assured that what we are waiting for will surely come as is confirmed in Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
When we choose to depend on Him and wait for His timing, cooperating with Him, we will never be disappointed. In fact, God even strengthens us in our waiting time, and makes us grow according to His plans for us.
Waiting on God is a great thing. While many of us think that what we’re waiting for is good, the process of waiting on God patiently and faithfully is already a blessing in itself. Here are a few Bible verses that speak of how good it is to wait on Him:
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Now earlier in my life, just like almost everybody else, I struggled with this. I became impatient and I even questioned God about his timing and his methods. I could not understand why I sometimes had to wait so long for certain things to become a reality in my life. I even became dismayed and a bit worried at times, especially during the time that it felt that my heart disease was never going to go away. Why is it not going away? I asked. Here I am being faithful, doing what I am supposed to do, and living as I am supposed to in God’s presence. I knew I had the faith and I knew that I lived a holy life that was pleasing to him, so why on earth I am I still struggling with challenges and issues that I knew were not supposed to be a problem.
Apart from being a bit impatient, I also needed assurance that whatever I was waiting for, is definitely guaranteed. What I mean by this is that maybe there is something that I did not know of that might be hindering my breakthroughs to materialize. I also asked him why is it taking so long for me to taste the victory that I so needed?
The night before I sought God’s counsel about these issues, I watched the movie, “Until Forever”, based on the life of Michael Boyum who died of cancer in 1999 in Minnesota. I was really upset about this movie. I asked God, why was their nobody who could have healed Michael? Although they tried, I knew that Michael and his family did not have the faith to get him healed. But why didn’t someone who possessed the required faith show up and heal him? So I was upset that morning when I asked God about all these issues. I was at the end of my road. I just could not carry on anymore. I needed help, I needed answers.
It is wonderful how God helps people when they seek his counsel when they seek his face. There were times in my life when God taught me his will and his ways about many things. He taught me through his word and He taught me through the Holy Spirit. He used many ways to do that.
I remember that He once gave me quite a few dreams every night for a whole week, all about one specific aspect, to teach me his will for me in terms of ministry. I was amazed at the end of that week. I felt so humbled and in awe when I realized how much trouble God “went through” to ensure that I thoroughly understand his will for my life. My primary ministry is to teach. And this is where I often asked God to help me to make sure that I teach people correctly. This was always very important to me. I did not even want to consider the possibility that I have been teaching people erroneous teachings. I would rather die than to be responsible for something like that and make no mistake, if we are not cautious enough, we will do exactly that. None of us is immune to being deceived in one way or another.
I can remember when I was confused about the fact that the church teaches the exact opposite of what I see in the Scriptures about generational curses, spiritual warfare, grace, predestination, the purpose of sicknesses and diseases, and the judgment of God and many other topics. I can remember how I went to him and sought his face and his counsel about all these matters. I told God that as a teacher I must teach and preach the word of God. To do that I need to understand his word and his will correctly. I told Him that there is no way that I will really be able to understand his word and his will correctly if He does not help me and if He does not confirm that I am on the right track.
So God did help me. God even gave me dreams in which He and I almost “debated” things. In the dreams He asked me questions and then when I could not answer them, He did it for me. There was one subject that I wrestled with God for years. This subject was very difficult to comprehend and I asked a lot of questions about it. This subject is Eschatology. What the church preached about Eschatology just did not make any sense to me. Even with this subject, God helped me to understand his word thoroughly. At the end of the day I was able to connect all the dots and I could put all the pieces together until all the Scriptures, Old and New Testament fit together completely like a completed puzzle.
So when it comes to judgment and healing and his will about healing, I had quite a few questions. I knew what his word says about these matters and I knew that the word supported my beliefs about these things but, what I observed, in reality, made me wonder if there were aspects about these subjects that I did not know about. I could not understand why we often do not see what the word of God teaches in our lives. I desperately needed the answers to those questions.
One of the things that I wanted confirmation for was the fact that I taught that Jesus and the disciples healed all people every time irrespective of what the spiritual level of those people was. Never ever did Jesus or the disciples asked about unforgiveness or sins in their lives or any reason that could have prevented them from receiving their healing. These people never did deserve to be healed, yet, Jesus and the apostles always did heal them. They always did change their lives. They were always like mediators who stood in for these undeserving people and God always honored that.
Think of Abraham who attempted to intercede for Sodom and Gomorrah. God was willing to do so, even to save the lives of all the unrighteous people in both cities if He could find only ten righteous people in those cities.
In the reign of King Hezekiah, there were people who accepted the invitation to attend the feast of Passover who was not cleansed as they should have been. That was a problem and king Hezekiah prayed to God for these people. God accepted Hezekiah’s request when he interceded for these people as we can see in 2 Chronicles 30:18-20:
18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one
19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
Because of Paul, all the passengers’ lives were spared on the ship that was destroyed in a storm after they left Crete:
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Cæsar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
So God gave Paul all the people who sailed with him.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
Jesus gave his life for the whole world. He became the Lamb of God who took the sins of the whole world on him, and by doing so, He interceded for all people and He saved all people. In a sense we are like Christ when it comes to this aspect as well.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Like Christ, we also have a cross to carry. Only Christ could save mankind. He was the only man ever who lived a sinless life and therefore the only man who could die on that cross to pay with his blood for our souls. He redeemed us all. But make no mistake, every true disciple also pays a hefty price to be obedient to Christ. We also have to carry a cross that is not so easy to carry. To be obedient to Christ is not easy. It takes time, commitment, hard work, scorn, and ridicule of people. We are sometimes persecuted because of that. In job situations we are discriminated against, because of our faith. People accuse us of things that we did not do. People reject us and abandon us and turn against us. So yes, the cross of Christ takes a lot from us.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.”
24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
25 “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”
26 “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”
This Scripture was true for Christ but it is also true for us. If we die in ourselves as Jesus did, we are like a corn of wheat that falls into the ground and die and because of that we bring forth much fruit. But all this has wonderful consequences. Because of that, just like Jesus, we have an impact on everybody around us. If Paul was not on that ship, those people would have died. If Hezekiah did not intercede for those Israelites, they would have died. If Jesus did not die for us, we would have died and be lost for all eternity.
So contrary to the times when the apostles were still in training and when they sometimes failed to heal people or to cast demons out of people, because of unbelief, after Jesus Christ’s ascension, they did not fail anymore. This is why the apostles could heal every single person that they prayed for as is written in Acts 5:15-16
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
As you can see in verse 16, everyone was healed when the apostles prayed for them. People all around them brought multitudes of sick and demon-possessed people to them so that they could pray for them and deliver them. Because the apostles had the required faith, as Jesus did, they could heal everyone, irrespective of the spiritual condition of the people that they prayed for. This became a reality because the apostles were willing to take up their crosses and follow Jesus in all obedience.
Jesus and the disciples prayed for four types of people: Unsaved people, recently saved people, carnal Christians, and Spirit-led or mature Christians, and they healed them all.
Surely some of those demon-possessed and sinful people had unforgiveness in their hearts. Surely some had sins in their hearts but that did not matter. The apostles healed them all. To receive healing is not that difficult. All you need is a person who has faith and who does not accommodate or harbor secret sins in his or her heart to pray for you. You do not need a super holy New testament man of faith. You just need a normal Christian to pray for you, as long as he or she has faith and lives like God wants them to. They will get you healed. Healing is not the problem, to stay healed requires you to stop sinning. So just after you are healed, and even before you receive your healing, people need to understand that we cannot live as we want. If we live sinful lives, we will get sick. Jesus warned many people to stop sinning after He healed them. He usually said, “You have been healed, but do not go and sin again for something even worse than this will come over you”. By the way, this is probably the Scripture that declares and confirms undeniably that sin cause sicknesses and diseases. We read about it in John 5:14
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”
What we do does not only impact our own lives, it impacts the lives of people whose paths cross ours. So I knew that the Scriptures supported my beliefs on this and many other aspects but I needed answers on why we do not always see this in our lives. I was desperate to find those answers.
God did answer me in a wonderful way. The answer came in a miraculous way which enabled me to understand that God heard my questions and that what He was about to share with me are the answers that I was looking for and the truth.
He assured me that his word and his promises are yes and amen at all times and that everybody will see it materialize in their lives, if they have faith and if they live obedient lives. Nothing can stop his promises from becoming a reality when we act on it in faith. He assured me that even in my life I will see what I believe him for in due time. The righteous man or woman who waits on the Lord shall not be ashamed.
He assured me that we can pray for literally anyone that we see are sick at all times. We do not even have to wait on him for leading or confirmation at all. His will is always to heal everybody, irrespective of their spiritual level of maturity or obedience or state of mind or the presence or absence of literally anything at all, in the lives of all those people.
If we have faith and if we do not willfully harbor or accommodate secret sins in our lives, we will always be able to heal absolutely everybody just like Jesus and the apostles did. Nothing can stop those healings to materialize in the lives of all those people.
He showed me that we are sometimes not successful because of unbelief or doubt or because we willfully harbor or accommodate secret sins in our lives. If we don’t, the moment that we step out to heal them all, we will heal them all just like Jesus and the apostles did. However, we need to go out and heal them all. We should not go out and heal some of them. We should not go out and heal those that the Lord leads us to heal. He wants us to heal everybody at all times.
God also confirmed to me that even if we fail, whatever we believe for will eventually happen because we believe it. Just like Paul demonstrated in Acts 27:23-26
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Cæsar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
There is a hidden secret about all this in this Scripture: Through the angel, Paul received a word from God or a few promises from God in this regard: They will be saved. They do not have to fear. He has given Paul all those people who sailed with him, meaning that He will save them all because of Paul. And then, because of these promises Paul made a declaration. He said, Cheer up guys, for I believe God, that it shall be exactly as He said it would be. This is an important aspect of faith. When we believe God and his word we should be willing to wait for it, knowing that it will become a reality in our lives. Even if it tarries. It is impossible for God’s promises not to materialize in our lives if we do not give up.
But there is another secret in this Scripture, it says howbeit, we must be cast upon a certain island.
So there is the confirmation that God will help them, but, the wind is not going to die. God is not going to miraculously cause the storm to cease. Paul is not going to rebuke the waves or the storm or the wind. The ship will not be saved. Nothing on that ship will be saved. Only their lives will be saved.
The storm is going to die out naturally. This fact is very important and this is what God showed me about this:
He said that people experience life differently and the levels of degree of these differences are different in different people’s lives. Some people hear the voice of God very early in their lives. They accepted God and they served him for all their lives. In the Bible we think of Samuel who served God from a very young age, probably before he was twelve. Samuel grew on and was in favor both with the Lord and also with men. Jeremiah was only around 17 years old when God called him to minister to the people of Judah. David was anointed by Samuel when he was in his teenage years, though estimates range from ten years old to as old as twenty-five. Reinhardt Bonnke gave his heart to Christ at the age of nine. Billy Graham gave his heart to Christ at the age of sixteen. Aimee McPherson gave her heart to Christ at the age of seventeen. Just look at these people’s lives. They were blessed.
In fact, many people throughout history gave their hearts to the Lord at a very young age and that caused them to experience wonderful and blessed lives in Christ.
15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
17 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
If people know the word of God from a young age and if they serve God from a young age their lives will be totally different from other people’s lives.
In general, people are rebellious toward God. They do not want to serve him and they do not want to live as He wants them to.
When people give their lives to God when they are still young, they experience life a lot different from other people. They did not yet bring a lot of calamities and sicknesses and diseases over themselves. Such people usually live happy and healthy and wealthy lives.
The problem is when people refuse to serve God and live just as they want. We read about such people in 2 Chronicles 30:6-9 at a time when king Hezekiah called on them to repent and to attend to the feast of Passover:
6 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
7 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
9 For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
This is how many of them reacted to that invitation as we can see in verse 10:
10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
God showed me that the longer people reject Christ and the longer they live sinful lives, the more they bring all sorts of calamities, sicknesses, and diseases over themselves. The more they do the more difficult it becomes to deal with all those issues. Not because they become more difficult to get rid of but because there are more to get rid of and each one of them is a challenge. Just think of it, which is the easiest to restore, a man who is deaf in one ear or a man who has diabetes, cancer, gout, in a wheelchair because he cannot walk because of a vehicle accident and who also lost his left eye in that accident and ugly marks all over his face because of a fire, who has arthritis, sinusitis, and heart disease. None of these diseases and sicknesses and issues is a problem for God but it will be a problem for the person who has to pray for this man. Or it will be a problem for this man if he relies on his own faith. He has repented and he does serve God in spirit and in truth and he has faith and he hasn’t got any secret sins in his life, yet, being so sick and experiencing all the symptoms that all these things cause in his body, I doubt if such a person will stay committed and in faith as he sees and feel his time running out. We can make it very difficult for ourselves if we are stubborn and stiff-necked and rebellious toward God.
The moment we repent, God forgives us. The moment this happens, the less are the chances that we will get involved in bad things and the less are the possibilities that we will make the wrong decisions. The moment that we possess the mind of Christ and the moment that we receive the Holy Spirit and the moment that we start to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, the less are the chances of us bringing all sorts of calamities and sicknesses and diseases over our selves. It is obvious that the sooner we do this, the fewer problems we will experience in life. This is one of the most important factors that explain why people’s lives differ so much. Some people experienced a lot more storms in their lives because of stubbornness.
God does not wave his wand and make the storm disappear instantly. Whatever you allowed in you life and whatever you brought over yourself will, more often than not, play out its course, even after you repented, but, because you did repent, God will be with you and He will help you and He will liberate you and you will see all his promises become a reality right in front of your eyes if you keep believing and if you do not give up.
To deal with all those issues is not easy. This is the result of being stiff-necked and rebellious. If we harden our hearts we make life harder and harder to deal with later in life.
Yes, God does liberate us all. He does deliver us all but unfortunately, it does take faith and obedience to do so. If you cannot find an obedient man or woman of faith, and you need to rely on your own faith and obedience, liberation takes time.
Because of the prayer of Hezekiah, God saved those people who did not cleanse themselves and because of Paul, God saved everybody on the ship. Because of us, God heals everybody that we stand in for. Michael Boyum could have or would have received his healing if a man or a woman who had the required faith prayed for him.
People need Christians in their lives. Our presence connects unsaved people to God. Just as Paul told the passengers what God promised through his angel, so can all Christians give people the word of God wherever they are. Just as Jesus prayed for and healed all kinds of people, so can we. Just as the apostles prayed for and healed all kinds of people, so can we. This power and these promises and this ability belong to us at all times. This is why Peter could say to somebody in need of healing: Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk (Acts 3:6).
This is an amazing reality. If we believe, we will change people’s lives. As long as we believe it will happen. Nothing can stop it from materializing. Do not look at all the negative circumstances in your life. Do not become dismayed when things that you believe God for takes a long time to materialize in your life. Just keep on believing that it will be as God promised. It will eventually materialize. It will become a reality. It will be as He promised. You will see it happen right in front of your own eyes. Never give up. God does not lie and all his promises He always has kept and He always will. You will never be ashamed. You just keep waiting on the Lord.
It is better to cause no storms in your life, but if you did, these storms will die out, if you turn to God and if you learn to be obedient to God and his word, and God will help you through everything. He will set you free.
If you got yourself into a lot of depts, if you repent, God will help you to pay off that debt whilst He teaches you how to live according to his financial principles and to depend on him. However, He is not going to wave his magic wand and instantly relieve you of your financial obligations and responsibilities.
Whenever we reject God and his plans and his methods or his will by making use of the wisdom and the ways of this world or by making our own plans, we will cause a little storm in our lives that will have to die out naturally. When you approached the worldly financial support systems for help, you accepted their conditions and their principles and that means that you fall under their authority. They can force you to pay if you fail to do so. They can put you in jail if you refuse to do so. You signed an agreement with the world and you are legally under an obligation that you need to honor. God will even allow you to be blacklisted if you do not uphold your end of the agreement. He will not prevent it. You have signed up for it and you will have to face the consequences.
If you repent, God will help you. He will teach you his ways and He will liberate you and restore your life completely but it probably will take time. Your part is not to give up and to keep learning and to keep trusting in God and his promises.
When it is all over, when God has liberated you completely, when you stand before God, completely whole and in complete health and experiencing the divine provision, the divine protection and the divine maintenance of God in your life, in your spirit and your soul and your body, you will finally experience the peace of God. This is the divine plan that God has for your life. This is where He wants you to be. It does not matter who you are or what you have been or what you have done, God is always for you. He always wants you saved, he always wants you healed and he always wants you restored. There is absolutely no exception. This is why Jesus came. This is what He gave his life for. Healing is in the atonement. He saved us completely and He restored us completely. It is already done. We just need to reach out and take it. It is ours. It belongs to us.
This is all for today. Please take note that this was our last session on general topics. We will proceed with this series at a later stage but, as from next week, we are starting a new series about true Biblical discipleship. I am really looking forward to that series and I think you will enjoy it as much as I am going to.
Thanks for listening. See you next time