The Importance of Healing

Written by on December 6, 2022

Words Accompanied by The Spirit
Words Accompanied by The Spirit
The Importance of Healing
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The Importance of Healing

As I’m reading the book of Isaiah, I’m asking the Lord to give me some discernment and revelation into this. The book begins with the prophet admonishing the people. Warning us again.  How God calls us. But we refuse to hear. Refusing to know Him. This should be ingrained in us.

It is written, “Hear O heavens, and listen, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: I have reared and brought up sons, but they have rebelled against Me and have broken away. The ox [instinctively] knows its owner; and the donkey it’s masters feeding trough, but Israel does not know [Me as LORD], My people do not understand.” (Isaiah 1: 2-3, AMP).

The scriptures go on to describe the times that we’re living in now. The prophet recounts our sinful nature. “Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded down with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing], offspring of evildoers, sons who behave corruptly! They have abandoned (rejected) the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel [provoking Him to anger], they have turned away from Him” (Isaiah, 1: 4, AMP).

Isaiah 1:4 KJV - Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a - Bible Verse Picture

The Benefits of Discipline

As I read further the LORD says, why should I continue to punish you when you don’t turn away from your sins but continue to rebel? When we are punished by our Father, it is always done from a place of love. If we endure and repent, God remains merciful and forgiving.

Throughout His Word, He admonishes us to endure reproof for our earthly and spiritual good. “For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose]” (Hebrews 12: 11, AMP).

Picture 07 - Hebrews 12:11 KJV - Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be - Bible Verse Picture

And again, “Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self-your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior-seek God’s will]” (Revelation 3: 19, AMP).

What we are seeing today is the consequences of continuous rebellion. Emotional instability. Trauma and turmoil. “Why should you be stricken and punished again [since no change results from it]? You [only] continue to rebel. The whole head is sick. And the whole heart is faint and sick” (Isaiah 1: 5, AMP).

Picture 07 - Isaiah 1:5 KJV - Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will - Bible Verse Picture

Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice

God likens us as to people of another Sodom and another Gomorrah. We believe that we are able to fool Him with sacrifices from an unrepentant heart. It is so easy to throw money at a situation or person to appease them, even temporarily. Then to get to the root of an uncomfortable situation with a difficult person. I can attest to this.

So, this is what the LORD says after making it clear the audacity of our appearing before Him with unclean hearts. “Do not bring worthless offerings again, [your incense is repulsive to Me; [Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies- I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly. I hate the [hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them” (Isaiah 1: 13-14, AMP).

Isaiah 1:13 KJV - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an - Bible Verse Picture

How often do we see people celebrating as if they have accomplished great feats for the inconvenienced. Celebrating as if they are alleviating hardships. Squandering money. Increasing the debt of government and its citizens. Accomplishing nothing.

Speaking further, the LORD states, “So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help], I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you offer many prayers, I will not be listening. Your hands are full of blood!” (Isaiah 1: 15, AMP).

Heed the Warning

“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, He hath also rejected thee from becoming king” (1 Samuel 15: 22-23, KJV).

Picture 02 - 1 Samuel 15:23 KJV - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and - Bible Verse Picture

God is warning us. “How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable], she who was full of justice! Right standing with God once lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver has turned to lead, your wine is diluted with water. Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes and chases after gifts. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear]” (Isaiah 1: 21-23, AMP).

Picture 04 - Isaiah 1:23 KJV - Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of - Bible Verse Picture

Know that defiance, dereliction, disregard, and insubordination are all synonyms for disobedience. Let me close with this, “My son (or daughter), do not reject or take lightly the discipline of the LORD [learn from your mistakes and the testing that comes from His correction through discipline]; Nor despise His rebuke, for those whom the LORD loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs 3: 11-12, AMP).

Picture 07 - Proverbs 3:12 KJV - For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a - Bible Verse Picture

Always coming from a place of love and in truth!!!

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