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    Saturday, December 19, 2009

    Believing is Seeing

    Jesus tell us exactly how to pray and receive the answer. Having provided all that we need, He says: All things whatsoever you desire, when you pray (not after you pray but before any answer is manifested-when you pray), believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. -Mark 11:24. This is a significant promise in the Bible concerning prayer and faith. Notice: When you pray, believe that you receive.

    We must understand the sequence of prayer and faith. Most people reverse the order. They think it should be this way: Whatever you desire, pray for it, and when you see and feel it, then believe that you have received it.

    This is the way of the natural person who says: "Seeing is believing."

    But God reverses the natural order and says:
    "Believing is seeing."

    David said, I believed to see. -Psa 27:13 He did not say, I had to see before I believed. And God said of him, I have found David a man after my own heart, which shall fulfill all my will, -Acts 13:22 proving that without faith it is impossible to please (God), Heb 11:6 but by faith we can obtain a good report before Him. -Heb 11:2

    Human logic asserts: If I cannot feel it or see it, I will not believe it. This is not God's way, and nowhere can this attitude be supported by the scriptures. Thomas said, "Except I shall see..I will not believe," -John 20:25 and this attitude displeased Christ. -John 20:29

    God's way is, Believe that we receive it when we pray, and we shall have it. His condition is to believe that He answers our prayers when we pray.

    In praying for Biblical Healing, God authorizes us to consider our prayer answered. This is true when we pray for any blessing that He has promised and that Christ has provided in His sacrificial death.  

    When God's word is the only reason for believing that our prayer is answered, that is faith.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Osborn Launches New Website

    Osborn Ministries International has launched a brand new, interactive website with a special video message from Dr. T.L. Osborn. You'll find our new site is loaded with information, tools and features that will keep you up to date on our global evangelism projects. Here is a partial list of what you will see:
    Dr. LaDonna has decided to offer the Redemption Series FREE OF CHARGE to all of our ministry partners through the website beginning January 2010. Every week, for 52 weeks a new Redemption Series podcast lesson will be posted on the website for you to listen to. Be sure and check the website regularly for the launch of this special opportunity.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Oral Roberts Impacted The World

    Our dear friend and champion of Christ’s healing power, Dr. Oral Roberts, has transitioned to his eternal reward. His life has impacted the world, reminding every man, woman and child that “God is a good God.” His legacy of faith, carried on through the lives of the thousands of Oral Roberts University graduates, will continue touching every person’s world, until Jesus comes. Our family joins the Roberts’ family in celebrating a life well lived to the glory of God.

    Paradise of Abundance

    The vast wealth of this planet is the creation of God who is good and who has created an abundance of good things for you. -Ps 145:8-9; Ps 100:5; Ps 119:68
    Every diamond and precious stone, every mineral and every natural treasure is placed here, on deposit, for the good life which God wills for you. -De 33:13-16; Ez 28:13

    From the flamboyant tulip beds which dazzle the landscapes of Holland to the lush orchid masses of tropical jungles, God has decked our environment with splendor and beauty.

    From the breathtaking grandeur of mountain peaks to the fabulous wealth of rich valleys, the Lord God has indeed placed man and woman amidst a world of abundance.

    Sunday, December 13, 2009

    The "You" You See Is the "You" You'll Be!

    The miracle of sight must be among the most awesome wonders of life. The delicate mechanism of the eye is astounding. Yet it is not really what you see with. Your brain is what sees.

    With your eyes closed in sleep, you may watch entire scenes of faces or places or happenings with such perfect detail that you can never forget them-yet they did not appear in the material world. What you "saw" in your dream, was a vision created by your brain.

    You have the ability to see in different ways. Your brain receives the image of what materially appears before your eyes.

    Also, you have the power to SEE by forming mental pictures which do not exist materially. You can project positive or negative possibilities, scenes and situations.

    Fear or worry is the negative use of your imagination.

    You project situations which have not occured and the same feelings are experienced as if they were real-anxiety, headaches, an upset stomach, a rise in blood pressures, acceleration of the heart beat, rapid breathing, constriction of arteries, etc.

    If your imagination can be used in negative, destructive ways, you can also deliberately use it in a positive, constructive way and get positive results.

    Worry and fear are fed by negative information-by seeing negatives scenes. Faith, poise, confidence and assurance are nourished by positive information-by seeing positive scenes.

    I have trained myself to see God at work in me, to see His faithfulness, His generosity, His power and His abundant Life. I see Him and I have courage, assurance, peace and happiness.

    Some people walk amidst beauty and never ponder it. 

    They live where love abounds but are never conscious of it.

    Some walk among the flowers but never smell them. They hear a baby cry, or watch a hummingbird suspended before a lily, but never see God in these wonders.

    Human persons are created in God's image, to walk and talk, to live and plan with Him. When He is not welcome, there is a vacuum. Emptiness, loneliness, meaninglessness and insecurity dominate.

    The Bible says, sin brings death. Not to see God is a terrible sin. Solomon said, where there is no vision the people perish. -Prov 29:18 When you lose the vision of God, you are dead!

    -Dr. T.L. Osborn

    Saturday, December 12, 2009

    Facts About Biblical Healing

    by Dr. T.L. Osborn
    Many people believe that God sometimes heals sick people, but they have not known that physical healing is part of God's salvation for everyone.

    They see other people healed through faith and prayer, but they question whether healing is God's will for them. Meanwhile they may do all that they can to get well through medical science or natural means, whether they think it is God's will for them to be healed or not.

    If it is not God's will for us to be well, it would be wrong to seek recovery through any means.

    If it is God's will for us to be well, then the biblical way of recovery through prayer and trust in His promises is the good way for a believer.

    The Bible makes the will of God about physical healing as clear as it does about spiritual salvation. When He promises to do a thing, it is His will to do that thing.

    The biblical scriptures conclusively promulgate the fact that God is both The Savior and The Healer of His people; that it is always His will to save and to heal those who desire to trust Him.

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Walk by Faith - Not by the Senses

    Our senses often repudiate God's word. They argue and contradict the Bible insisting that the blessing is not real because we cannot feel or see its manifestation.

    But the biblical faith calmly declares: It is written. God's word declares it, so it is true. I accept it.

    To walk by faith means to give God's word the preeminence over our physical senses and human logistics. -2Cor 5:7

    To walk by sight means to give our senses and our human logistics the preeminence over God's word.

    Faith is God's way. It is contrary to the natural way. God says, My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways. -Isa 55:8

    God's way is for us to keep our mind, our ears, our eyes and our heart occupied with His word while He brings to pass its manifestation.

    The human way is to keep our mind on the disease, our ears tuned to human logic, our eyes on physical symptoms and our heart filled with fear and apprehension.

    But God's order for making His words health to all our flesh is to give all of our attention to His word ONLY; to believe it and to confess it, even if physical symptoms may contradict what He says.

    God's first call to you and to me, if we want to follow Him, is to forsake our ways and our thoughts -Isa 55:7 because, as He says, My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways. -Isa 55:8

    God calls those things which be not as though they were. -Romans 4:17 He pronounced the blind man healed while he was still blind, and he received his sight. -Luke 18:42 He declared the lepers cleansed while the disease was still apparent, and as they went away, they were healed. -Luke 17:12-19 At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus prayed: Father, I thank you that you have heard me. -John 11:41 He said that while Lazarus was still dead. He knew that God had heard His prayer for Lazarus to be raised from the dead. That was faith.

    Faith means that we believe God has already done what we asked Him to do, even before we see the results manifested. We believe this because we know we have asked for a blessing that is provided for us in the death of Jesus Christ. We believe that God has answered our prayer, not because we see than answer manifested, but because God's word declares that we will receive what we ask for in faith. In this way, we also call those things which not be as though they were. -Romans 4:17