March 20, 2017
What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things you do not see. Faith is not something intellectual in your mind. You can't learn faith in university. Faith is learnt through the experience of life. It is only through trials and tribulations that you learn the power and effectiveness of faith.
'Lift up the Name' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
March 13, 2017
If any man be in Christ he is a new creation, the old has gone, and the new life begins. You are not reformed, rehabilited or re-educated - as a believer you are re-created. Your old sinful life is dead and buried. You've been born again into the Kingdom of God. You are a new creation - literally re-created - all past mistakes and sins forgiven, you are made new! Ephesians 2 teaches that we are saved by grace through faith. Our salvation is the gift of God. You can't earn salvation. You can't buy salvation. Salvation is a free gift to those who put their faith in the finished work of the cross. The good new is, you don't wait until you die to receive eternal life, you have it now! Yes, your body will die, but your spirit will live on with Jesus.
'Ephesians 2' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
March 6, 2017
Sin and sickness are not from God. The purpose of the first coming of Jesus was to make a way of escape from the evil which Satan, and ultimately man, by his disobedience, brought into the world: "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, to destroy the works of the devil!" - 1 John 3:8. However, this is only in part today, none of us is perfect in ourselves, we live in a world of sin and sickness and are surrounded by them. When Christ returns we shall be taken out of this world into the Kingdom of Heaven, then there will be no more sin, sickness or death. Until then, walking by faith, we must overcome sin - and temptation - and sickness. The Bible makes it clear, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Just as we receive wages for the employment we undertake, so spiritually we receive wages too: if we choose to work for the devil and live in sin, our wages are death - if we choose to work for God and follow His commands, our wage is eternal life.
'This is a new thing' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 27, 2017
I stand on the authority of the Word of God. I believe the Bible is true! When I was sick with cancer, I didn't go to a healing evangelist, I went to the Word of God, and God completely healed me - no operation, no treatment - I only had God and the Bible, and that is all I needed to confound the doctors. They were shocked, they didn't believe God - but I do, I believe in a God of power, of miracles.
'My hope us built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.'
'On Christ the Solid Rock' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 20, 2017
'"I brought my son to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus rebuked the sickness, and the boy was healed at that very moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" So, Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; nothing will be impossible for you."' (Matthew 17)
'Revelation Chapter One' used by kind permission of Vinesong
February 13, 2017
The believer who has not yet moved a 'mountain', has not yet begun the real task of the ministry; Jesus rebuked the disciples for their unbelief in Matthew 17 and said, 'If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.' I challenge you to begin to act in the power and authority of your faith. So many times I have had to face the impossible and seen God move in power, and I challenge you to begin to do it yourself!
'The Floodgates of Heaven' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
February 6, 2017
In Matthew 17, when Jesus - with Peter, James and John - came down from the Transfiguration, He found the other disciples at the bottom, unable to heal the boy possessed by an evil spirit. Jesus said two things: firstly, that this kind only comes out by prayer and fasting; then secondly, He rebuled His disciples' lack of faith, saying that if they had faith as small as a grain of mustard seed they could command this mountain to move. I challenge you to begin to act in the power and authority of your faith.
'I worship You' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
January 30, 2017
God the Father, put in the Name of Jesus, all power, all authority. There is only one name under heaven by which men can be saved, healed and delivered, the Name of Jesus! I've not had an easy life: in 1964 I had throat cancer, and in 2003, lung cancer; who did I call on to deliver me: no, I didn't call a healing evangelist or a pastor, I called on the Name of Jesus, and He healed me. Our deliverance is in the Name of Jesus; it isn't the sound of the Name, but it is the authority which is in His Name that saves and heals.
'Behold the Lamb of God' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
January 23, 2017
Physical healing is an integral part of the atonement. It has been bought for us, together with our salvation, through Christ's suffering and death. Isaiah 53 states clearly that 'He was wounded for our transgressions... and with His stripes we are healed.' As Christians, we believe that our sin was taken away and the penalty was paid by Christ's suffering and death. We need to apply the same level of faith to our deliverance from sickness as we do to our deliverance from sin.
'Oh what a miracle' & 'Our God Reigns' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
January 16, 2017
In 1994 as I ministered for three months in Siberia, a lady pleaded with me to pray with a sick relative in the hospital. There was one man who told me that his back was broken, so I laid my hands on him, immediately all the pain left, he straightened himself and got up and ran off to make a cup of tea for me. By now the news of what God was doing was spreading, and another man who was almost blind came from a different room. As I laid my hands on his eyes, they opened and he could see. Someone brought a Bible which was by the side of one of the beds and he read it excitedly, shouting in his enthusiasm for all to hear, "I can see, look I can read!"
'Isaiah 35' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com