He Made it to My Hate List

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images-9Cancer is no friend of mine! I pray against him and I war in the spirit for those who are currently wrestling with this evil disease. I’ve seen it Iatch itself

to love ones and hang on until the dear life is sucked from them.  I’ve also seen him creep into bodies only to find out quickly that he cannot stay.  My human nature often ask why do some heal and rise up stronger with testimonies, while others suffer to the very end? What do you say to ease the sting he leaves on the hearts of those who watch their love ones fade away?  How do you preach faith to a family who just said their last words to the afflicted? These are hard questions for anyone to answer.

The late Whitney Houston recorded a song entitled, “I Look to You.” That title is my answer to difficult questions. Scripture says, I will lift up my eyes to the mountains–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Many of times I’ve ask the Lord for help and He never failed me.

Satan wants us to believe that God is not a healer, that someone has done something sinful and disease is a consequence rather than a process. Do you remember what the disciples asked Jesus in John 9? As Jesus saw the blind man from birth, the disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

God allows such things to occur, whether we can see his purpose or not, so that He may get His glory. As difficult as it may be or as painful as it may feel, God has a plan. We limit our plans to the time we have on earth, a place He promises will fade away. We get wrapped up in life in the natural and and forget to invest all into our spiritual life which is eternal.  This is best expressed in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. It promises this, 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

If we fix our eyes on the beast, we will miss the beauty! Keep looking to the hills and instead of losing hope, hold on to it for life.

Counting it All Joy,

Rev. Lucas

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