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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

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Four Confessions

    1) Some say, "I'll have the blessing some day."
    2) Others ponder, "It's wonderful. I should have it, but I can't seem to receive it. I don't understand."
    3) The realist says, "When I feel it and see it, I'll know that I have it."
    4) But the believer with the positive faith says, "I have it now. It is written. It is mine."

    Biblical faith rests entirely on what the word of God says. It is independent of our natural senses. Faith is the reality of what the senses may register as non-existent. There is a continual conflict between our senses and our faith. -Gal 5:1-17

    Gal 5:16-17
    I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. NKJV

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Three Attitudes

    There are three attitudes with which people regard God's written word:

    1. They AGREE that the word of God is true. They see the word. They admire it and read it. They may memorize whole chapters of it and recite them. They love the Bible and respect its contents.

    They say: "The biblical promises are true - but not in my case. I don't understand why I cannot receive the blessings promised, but I know the word is true. It is a wonderful book. I believe it."

    But that is as far as they go; they never act on what the Bible says. Biblical promises are to them a dogma, a creed, a doctrine to be venerated.

    2. They BELIEVE the word of God when they SEE or FEEL its effects. We hear them say: "I never received healing when they prayed for me, but I believe I was blessed." Others say: "I FELT something when I prayed, so I believe God heard me." Still others may say, "Oh, I have prayed so often, but I never FEEL anything." They will believe only if they see or feel. This is never faith.

    3. They BELIEVE God's word and ACT upon His promises. These are the people who have biblical faith. You hear them say:

    If God says it, then it is true. -Num 23:19, Jos 23:14, 1Ki 8:56, Isa 38:7;55:11, Eze 12:25, Mat 24:35, 1Pe 1:25

    If God' word says, By His stripes I am healed, then I am healed. -Isa 53:5, 1Pe 2:24

    If God promises to supply all my needs, -Phil 4:19 then He is doing it.

    If God says that he is the strength of my life, -Psa 27:1 then He is.

    They always act accordingly. You will hear them say:
    "God is what He says He is."
    "I am what God's word says I am."
    "I have what God says I have."
    "I can do what God says I can do."
    "God will do what His word says He will do."

    They act on the premise, depending on the integrity of God's word. For them, He watches over His word to perform it, -Jer 1:12 to see that, as Solomon said, There hath no failed one word of all of His good promise, which He has promised. -1Kings 8:56.

    Monday, December 7, 2009

    God's Promise - The Sure Foundation

    The Bible says: Attend to my words; incline your ears to my saying. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the minds of your heart. For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh. -Pro 4:20-22

    In this bible passage, Solomon instructs us to keep our mind, our ears, our eyes and our heart occupied with God's promise alone. this allows no place for fear, unbelief or discouragement. When we do this, the Bible says that God's word will produce health in all our flesh. -Pro 4:22 He sends His word and heals us. Psa 107:20

    God has equipped every person with five natural senses: hearing, tasting, smelling, felling and seeing. These are physical senses that equip us for functioning in this natural world.

    But God has also dealt to every person a measure of faith. -Romans 12:3

    Our five senses are natural and physical, but our faith is spiritual.

    It is through our five senses that we gain knowledge in our world, but it is not through our senses that we know God. We know Him through our faith. We walk by faith, not by sight. -2Cor 5:7

    Many who pray for blessings from God do not believe they have received the answer until they feel or see the results manifested. They have not yet learned what faith is.

    Sunday, December 6, 2009

    Receive Your Healing

    Many people pray for years for blessings which God has promised, but they will not believe that they have received the answer until they can feel and see it. This is not faith.

    Faith means that you are convinced that what God has promised, and what you asked for, is yours; that you have received it even before you can see or feel it.  

    Biblical faith is based on God's promises alone.

    It is here in our natural mind (our human logistics) and our spiritual faith engage their greatest conflicts. It is the struggle of our reason against what God's word says.

    We pray for healing, but sometimes the answer is not manifested at once. We may still feel the pain or the fever. God' word declares that by His stripes we are healed. -Isa 53:5, 1 Pe 2:24. Our reason argues that the disease is still present, but we refuse human logistics and we look only to the word of God. We do not give attention to what we see or feel, but only what God says in His word-and we act according. This is biblical faith.

    Thursday, December 3, 2009

    More Miracle Testimonies From Togo

    Tsévié will never forget such events. Seniors will tell their juniors; grandfathers will tell their grandchildren that once upon the time in 2009 during the two weeks in the middle of the month before the last month of the year after the death of the great president EYADEMA in the fifth year of the reign of his son FAURE their came a laughing, cheerful and loving white lady from the country of the mix colored skin (AMERICA). It is said that she can heal the sick and has been doing it since her childhood. Her parents also had been doing it all their life and the father is still preaching, teaching and healing all over the world though he is old. “If people all over the world trusted them, then let us do the same,” says the rumor in town. Everybody was excited; everybody talked about it. Bringing the sick to hear the words that proceeded out of her mouth and to be healed was the mind of the people of Tsévié and the villages around. Tsévié encountered the most exciting days of its history and it was wonderful. Even though the seminar and the festival are passed, Tsévié is still under the shock and miracles are still happening.

    The next Sunday after the end of the festival, “Attendance jumped up in our churches and did not come down to this date but rather it’s still going higher,” said some pastors in town. A worker in a church said, “This is long and lasting effect evangelism.” Miracles are still happening. Those that hear of the testimonies agree to be born again and follow that miracle worker (JESUS). Some said, “So what that lady said wasn’t a joke. She left but Jesus is still doing miracles. Let’s key in before it is late”.

    These are some of the testimonies:

    A lady said to the interpreter of Dr LADONNA OSBORN: “Me, I worshipped Satan since childhood but I have not seen such great number of miracles. Now I had four evenings with JESUS and He made me to see unending wonders. I was skeptical but the last night (Saturday) that I received Jesus, I discovered that it was peace that I needed in my life and that peace was in Jesus. And with him, there is no sickness”.
    Another lady said: “My husband is dead of AIDS. I was contaminated also but after the last day of the festival, I felt a pressure in me to go and check myself. When I went, the test was negative so I showed the previous results of four other hospitals to the doctor. The results were the proof that I had AIDS for four years and now the fifth result shows I am without AIDS. I went to the other hospitals where I was tested before and the results were still negative. I am no more infected. Doctors say that it is a miracle and they advice me to serve my GOD faithfully. “

    This is the testimony of a lady: “I had waist and chest pain since 2006. After the second day of the festival, I went home and in my dream, I saw something green coming out of my arm as if somebody was pulling it out. The next Sunday night after afternoon service in the church I attended, I had the same dream. But this time, the green thing was coming out of my right leg. On Monday, I can bend and do all sorts of movement I could not do before, I can breathe deeply and raise my arms and still have no pain.”
    These few days of seminary and festival had a very great impact on the town. The people are expecting the pastors of the town to be able to reproduce such miracles and healings in their churches. Many are the pastors are changing their message and beginning to teach the gospel in its fullness in their churches. But some are orthodox and have to keep to their law or else they lose their job. Then there are those that do not want to change when they receive new teaching that will help them to grow. Those that are teachable and want to learn are succeeding in the work of Jesus.

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    Daughter, Your Faith Has Made You Whole

    "I had a high fever and my feet swelled as big as they could without bursting, and when the sickness left, I could not walk. My legs were useless. The only way I could get around was to scoot myself along on the ground with my hands."

     "I attended the Osborn Crusade in Surabaja, arriving about 2:00 in the afternoon so that I could be close to the platform for the service."

    "The third meeting I attended, I was instantly healed. My legs became strong again, and I got up on my feet and walked as well as I ever could. I was restored and normal again. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for healing me so that I can now walk again. I want to serve Him. "

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    Raped, Brutalized and Possessed by Demons

    Betty Andiru had been possessed by tormenting demon spirits. Her insanity had resulted from hatred and bitter resentment which had raged within her toward those who had wounded and abused her.

    She had attended a convent, then guerrilla fighters and armed vigilantes had begun looting and destroying the country.

    They came in the night and captured Betty, raping and debasing her. She was brutalized and insulted, used and humiliated until venomous hatred possessed her, and she vowed to get revenge.

    As she crouched in disgrace, like a wounded animal, she seethed with vengeance and retaliation.

    On day in her torture and anguish, a satanic power came over Betty and she became possessed by demons. They made her scream, bark and bit at people like a wild, wounded dog that had gone mad.

    From that day, she became vicious, and no one could tame her. She had been insane for 13 years.

    Then the news came about our crusade, and friend brought Betty to the meetings. For three days, she screamed and barked, and had to be kept beyond the crowd to prevent her from injuring anyone.

    Daisy was preaching about the Jesus life and how His love-power could give anyone a new beginning. She urged people to forgive the wrongs of the past and to let Jesus change their lives.

    During sane intervals, Betty cried to the Lord for mercy.

    Suddenly, as Daisy preached, the demons went out of Betty, and she was made completely whole. The people around her knew something had happened.

    The Word of God, spoken through Daisy, drove those spirits out of that poor woman.

    She came to tell the multitude that she was healed. She wept and told everyone: "Forgive your enemies!"

    Betty said, "I was insane. Demons possessed me because of my hatred. But Jesus forgave me. Now i can forgive everyone. I am healed. I have no enemies. I love everyone now. If you will forgive your past, Jesus will give you a new beginning, as Dr. Daisy says."

    Betty is now a living witness. She goes about telling everyone the price of Hate, and the reward of Love.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    Togo rejoices because of the Gospel

    No Hope of Ever Walking Again

    (as told by Dr. T.L. Osborn)
    Maria Theresa had been sent home from the hospital to die. She had no hope of ever walking again. Several operations left her worse than before. She prayed to die.

    The news came of our crusade. She was carried and laid on the ground amidst the throng. Daisy preached about the woman bent double by a "spirit of infirmity".

    Maria had rolled and agonized on the ground, in anguish and suffering. A painful bone disease deteriorated her spine and hips. (one had been dislocated for months.)

    When Daisy spoke Christ's words, "Woman, be free!," Maria heard no more. She thought that it thundered and that a bolt of lightening had struck here. She was shocked to her feet, and healed, but was blinded by the power. She was stunned and she screamed for fear. People thought she was insane.

    I went and caught her and brought her to Daisy, and when Daisy embraced her, her sight was restored, and she realized that she had been healed. She shouted, jumped and danced all over the platform and the mass of people was astounded.

    Monday, November 30, 2009

    Crawled Away to Die in the Jungle

    Domita Juma was a helpless victim of paralysis. Unable to stand or work, she crawled away from her home to die in the jungle. She was found by friends. At the hospital, several operations on her spine left her more helpless than before.

    Carried to the Osborn Crusade in Njoro-Menengai, Kenya, she heard the gospel, believed on Christ and was totally healed. When Domtilla returned to her village to show her husband how she was healed, he proudly gave her his bicycle and said, "I never want to see you carrying heavy buckets of water on your head again. I give you my bicycle. You shall ride to the river for water because God gave you back to me with a new body!"

    She goes all over her region, showing the people what God's miracle power did for her.

    Sunday, November 29, 2009

    Born Without Eyes

    (as told by Daisy Osborn)
    When little Simeon was born he had no eyeballs. The family and village was saddened, until , nine months later, they heard of the Osborn Crusade in Nakuru. The child was brought by its mother. T.L. preached: "The things that are impossible with men are possible with God." During the mass prayer, the mother believed. Within a few moments, tiny eyes formed.

    The child could clearly see. By the next day, its eyes were normal - a creative miracle. One year later, our daughter, LaDonna went with me to visit the child at its village. It is a living miracle. Hundreds of people have trekked to that village to see the boy with the miracle eyes and have been saved.

    Saturday, November 28, 2009

    The Hindu Who Saw Jesus

    I will never forget one night during a great crusade in Lucknow, India. Far to the edge of the crowd, there was a young student from the university - an agnostic - who hated everything that we were saying about Jesus Christ.

    He was a member of the religious political party of India that had vowed to drive Christianity from their shores. He was a real fanatic.

    He stood there with his arms folded across his chest, in a defiant mood. Then as we preached about Jesus, suddenly the Lord appeared right in front of him.

    He opened His hands where the man could see His scars, and stretched them out toward the man. Then Jesus spoke these words,

    "Behold my hands! I am Jesus!"

    That arrogant young student fell to the ground, in the dust, weeping and c rying.

    After he regained control of himself, he came running to the platform and grabbed the microphone with trembling hands, and appealed to the multitude:

    "Accept this Jesus! What this man is telling us is true! I saw Him! I saw the scars in His hands! He is alive!"

    Thousands of people that night believed on Jesus Christ.

    Blind people, lepers, deaf mutes, cripples, invalids carried on cots, and all kinds of sickness were healed in that overwhelming crusade.

    -Dr. T.L. Osborn

    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    The Bible Would Have Been Full of Pictures!

    Dr. LaDonna Osborn's husband and Osborn Ministries Int'l Finance Manager accompanies Dr LaDonna on Togo Mission as photographer. He says, "If Matthew, Mark, Luke and John would have had cameras, the Bible would have been full of pictures!"

    The Power of the Lord: Togo

    The power of the Lord is present to heal, when His words are being proclaimed