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Author Judy Shepard Healing Angel was published by Western Meadows Ministry located in Canon City Co 81212 Contact us through our website www westernmeadows com 2 ISBN NUMBER PENDING COPYRIGHT PENDING Bibles Used New International Version 1983 New International Version 2010 New Living Translation Chronological Life Application www westernmeadows com

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Dedication Revelation 2 18 Write this letter to the Angel of the church in Thyatira This collection of Bible based messages is dedicated with all of my heart to my five grandchildren Austin Cage Clay Avery and Ellianna Several years ago as I talked with my grandson Clay he poured out his tender 11 year old heart to me He wanted to help the kids in his school They were hurting and scared Clay didn t know what to do and his heart was aching I told him that the Lord had laid on my heart the verses in Revelation concerning the church refusing to repent of tolerating false teachings and the consquences was death to children I told him that was a huge part of the problem with his young friends His friends were hurting because their parents and grandparents were abandoning God I said If I were to write a book to try and help your friends what do you think I should call it He very seriously thought and I could tell he was praying He then said Healing Angel I said Healing Angel why is that Clay said Grandma people need to know there are good angels and they want to heal us I was confused by Clay s answer until I went and read the text again And sure enough God sent angels to churches to warn them to heal them And as I write this with tears streaming down my cheeks this book is close to completion These messages are what Jesus has called me to do using my gifts of exhortation and teaching Using my precious knowledge of the Bible and the use of these incredible computer programs God is using our financial blessings to send Healing Angel out that all may read it Oh may the church of Jesus Christ feel the love and passion of Jesus Christ May we be overcome with gratitude for his saving grace in our lives May we fall on our faces and seek this most awesome God and may we experince his love for us and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit May we say Yes Lord use me I give my whole heart to you Jesus Use all that I have to fight the dreaded Leviathan that is destroying our heritage 3 Healing Angel

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Messages of Healing for our Country and Families Introduction Dedicated to my Grandchildren 3 A Message to the Church of Thyatira Revelation 2 18 29 7 Introduction 2 Chronicles 7 14 9 Hope for the Church Romans 15 13 Galatians 3 2 3 13 Jesus Our Leading Man Jezebel Our Leading Actress 15 The Church Influenced by the Godless Affluent 2 Corinthians 6 14 18 17 Part 1 Jesus is Lord Revelation 1 1 3 Part 1 Message 1 Preview Jesus is Lord Revelation 1 5 8 23 Part 1 Message 2 God s First Words to Sammy Hebrews 4 12 13 27 Part 1 Message 3 Jesus Said Revelations 2 20 31 Part 1 Message 4 Jesus and the Religious Phonies Revelation 2 19 20 35 Part 1 Message 5 Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed Revelation 2 24 26 37 Part 1 Message 6 Jesus Preached Repentance 1 Peter 2 1 3 41 Part 1 Message 7 Jesus Wants No Excuses Revelation 2 18 43 Part 1 Message 8 Jesus Revelation 1 5 8 45 Healing Angel Prayer A Prayer of the Righteous Psalm 26 55 Part 2 History Behind the Warning Malachi 4 1 3 Healing Angel Scriptures 2 Chronicles 7 12 23 58 Part 2 Message 1 Preview Supporting Roles in Healing Angel 2 Chronicles 7 14 59 Healing Angel Message Spurring Hebrews 10 24 61 Part 2 Message 2 The Cost of Disobedience 2 Chronicles 7 19 22 63 5 Healing Angel

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Part 2 Message 3 God is not our Sugar Daddy 2 Chronicles 7 19 22 69 Healing Angel Prayer of Repentance God I Have Ignored You 73 Healing Angel Message History Overview 74 Part 2 Message 4 Omri and Omer Land Devlopers Entrepreneurs 1 Kings 16 23 75 Part 2 Message 5 You Don t Want to be Like Ole Jezzy Revelation 2 20 79 Healing Angel Prayer of Repentance Repenting of Tolerating Sexual Sin 82 Part 2 Message 6 The Influence of A Woman Proverbs 14 1 83 Part 2 Message 7 Elijah Galatians 1 10 91 Part 2 Message 8 Just Go With Your Heart 1 Peter 1 13 14 99 Part 2 Message 9 The Righteous Sister of an Evil King 2 Chronicles 7 14 103 Part 3 Our Call to Repentance Psalm 103 10 13 Part 3 Message 1 Preview Healing Angel Revelation 1 17 18 111 Healing Angel Scriptures Influenced by the Godless Affluent Psalm 73 1 28 119 Part 3 Message 2 The False Prophetess Revelation 2 20 21 121 What is Going on The Depths of Satan Revelation 2 24 126 Healing Angel Message The Snare of the Fowler Psalm 91 3 127 Part 3 Message 3 Jesus is Looking at Us With Eyes as Flames of Fire Revelation 2 18 131 137 Part 3 Message 4 Stubborn Rebellion 1 Peter 2 1 3 Healing Angel Message Self Sins Galatians 2 20 141 143 Part 3 Message 5 Greed is not Good 2 Peter 2 12 14 Healing Angel Prayer of Repentance Repenting of Greed 159 Part 3 Message 6 Worldly Success is not Godly Success Philippians 3 5 9 161 Healing Angel Message Thyatira The Peril of Compromise Revelation 2 20 165 Healing Angel Message Rome is a Babylon Revelation 17 5 6 169 Part 3 Message 7 The Influence of the Church Revelation 2 18 171 6 Healing Angel Prayer 1 Timothy 6 3 21 181 Healing Angel Prayer A Psalm of Reverence and Surrender Psalm 63 183 All scripture is New International Version unless otherwide noted www westernmeadows com

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A Message to the Church of Thyatira A Message of Repentance for The Christian Church today Revelation 2 18 29 nlt Write this letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira This is the message from the Son of God whose eyes are like flames of fire whose feet are like polished bronze I know all the things you do I have seen your love your faith your service and your patient endurance And I can see your constant improvement in all these things But I have this complaint against you You are permitting that woman that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet to lead my servants astray She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols I gave her time to repent but she does not want to turn away from her immorality Therefore I will throw her on a bed of suffering and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds I will strike her children dead Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching deeper truths as they call them depths of Satan actually I will ask nothing more of you except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come To all who are victorious who obey me to the very end To them I will give authority over all the nations They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots They will have the same authority I received from my Father and I will also give them the morning star Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches 7 Healing Angel

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Messages of Healing for our Country and Families Introduction 2 Chronicles 7 14 NLT Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land This collection of Biblical messages was written with great concern for our country and for the world Many nights have been spent praying for healing for peace and for a future of hope for the next generation None of us know what the future holds but I do know this God knows The word of God applies to all As a female author who has lovingly but uncompromisingly ministered to women for nearly forty years these messages are targeted at God s women The influence of women is huge Proverbs 14 1 NLT A wise woman builds her home but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands A future of hope is in the hands of the churched God s remnant No more blaming and pointing our fingers at others It is the church those called by God s name that God is calling to humbly pray to humbly seek His face and to humbly repent and to turn to him with all of our heart all of our soul and all of our mind Only then will we see healing of our country and our families The answer is Jesus Christ He wants to heal We God s people have a job to do 2 Chronicles 7 14 tells us the four Healing Angel

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things that we must do before we will see healing in our lives and in the lives of our families It was the reading of C S Lewis book Mere Christianity that God used to bring me to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ I was a very proud hard headed over achieving young adult School was easy for me and I had many friends I thought Christianity was nothing more than mythology I was so arrogant I believed I was smarter than God if God was real that is You see as a child I saw nothing relevant in the churches I attended Filled with pride I was a very very foolish young woman on a path certain to lead to destruction for me and my family But mighty God in his love mercy and grace reached down and turned me around and showed me how stupidly proud I was C S Lewis another top contender for having had the greatest impact for Christ in the twentieth century called pride the great sin Every believer should read his chapter by that title in Mere Christianity There Lewis said According to Christian teachers the essential vice the utmost evil is Pride Unchastity anger greed drunkenness and all that are mere flea bites in comparison it was through Pride that the devil became the devil Pride leads to every other vice it is the complete anti God state of mind it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began 1 If this sounds like exaggeration it will help us to know that Lewis is not simply giving us his private opinion but summarizing the thinking of great saints through the ages Augustine and Aquinas both taught that pride was the root of sin 2 Likewise Calvin Luther and many others Make no mistake about it pride is the great sin It is the devil s most effective and destructive tool http www cslewisinstitute org Pride_and_Humility_Page1 America is in trouble If we open our eyes we can see it at every turn in every dark corner and down every busy street in our beautiful country The atrocities of what mankind will do to another made in the image of God is enough to make one want to vomit A dark fog of deceit is enveloping our homes and our minds Truth is being dismissed and falsehood is being embraced as the norm Jesus Christ is truth and He and His truth are being thrown out of our lives At an alarming rate young people are leaving the church and never returning Why are they leaving It is obvious they see nothing in the church that is relevant to their lives They see nothing that will help them You see it isn t Jesus Christ that has let our young people down it is us their great grandparents grandparents and parents Pastors and church leaders will also be held accountable The Bible is clear when Jesus is lifted up he will draw all men to him The conclusion is simple Jesus is not being lifted up in our churches and instead of being drawn to Jesus they are abandoning him So instead of pointing our fingers at each other let us turn that pointer 180 degrees and point it at ourselves Revival starts with each of us doing what is right and true in the eyes of Jesus Let s start straightening out this country by letting God straighten us out Let s start with humility God hates pride and says he will bring the arrogant low Admitting we sin confessing and repenting is often ignored by God s people Prayer has too often become a ritual of memorized phrases quickly uttered before a meal or bedtime Point the finger at yourself and ask Do I see a need for repentance in my life Are my prayers just ritual Am I proud unteachable or stubborn When you do that you have taken the first step toward flinging open the gate of God s healing to flood your life and all that you influence with healing We need God We need Jesus Christ in every area of our life The Bible is relevant without it we are lost God and only God can heal our sinned soaked hearts that have filled our country with sin The members of Christ s church must humble themselves pray and seek God s face We then must repent an incredible privilege given to God s people Nothing is impossible with God He is able to heal and restore all that has been destroyed God works when his kids are humbly obeying and believing Jesus Christ www westernmeadows com

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I am straightforward My father was in the 10th Mountain Infantry Division in the United States Army during World War 2 stationed at Camp Hale Colorado and was sent to Italy at the close of the war He was a soldier and a medic He saw much death evil and pain When he came home grateful for life he just wanted to raise his two little girls My closest uncle my Dad s brother was also in World War 2 He served under General Patton in Germany These men loved me made me tough made me listen and called it like they saw it God used their influence to make me who I am I was raised with love in black and white There is a right way and a wrong way to live I make no excuses for being straight and to the point Life is tough It is time to grow up get over our drama and pity parties We women don t have all the answers and we don t know how to fix everything We are not smarter than men Only God s power working in our hearts can make us the mature women He desires Many women yes even churched women have used phrases like If mama ain t happy ain t nobody happy to get what they want Once a woman told me she had a gift and that was the ability to talk anybody into doing what she wanted Ladies that is no gift Through manipulation of tears to anger our husbands and children bow to our every request And we are still miserable You see it is because it is more of Jesus that we all need not having our way or more things We must repent of our pride and humbly allow our gracious loving Savior to teach restore and heal us We have to look to Jesus repent and beg him to change us in his image Jesus Christ promises us that all things are possible through Him who strengthens us If God can change me there is hope for all of you FYI at my ten year class reunion that would have been 1979 I saw an old friend He was dumbfounded at the fact that I was a committed Bible thumping Christian In his words You were the last person I ever thought would humble themselves and become a Christian Several years ago I met a young woman from Wisconsin She looked at me in dismay and said I didn t think it was possible for a barrel racer to be a Christian For you city folk barrel racers are cowgirls bent on running the fastest horses they can find as hard as they can run We run and turn three 55 gallon steel barrels set up in an arena or a field and see who can do it the fastest The dirt flies as our horses set their powerful rear ends in the dirt and turn and drive forward out of one barrel and to the next one A very fast time on a standard barrel racing pattern is 16 7 seconds And 18 5 is considered a mediocre run Yep we are crazy competitive control freaks who love speed and big beautiful athletic horses We are not afraid of getting dirty of losing or of hard work If you are a barrel racer you either get tough or qet out A short rabbit trail I love barrel racers and their tenacity and perseverance I have asked God to give me 1000 barrel racers as committed to Jesus Christ as they are to barrel racing to mentor I truly believe we could change the course of this country In Africa mama lions are the fiercest animal to hunt Barrel racers are as close to mama lions as any group of women I have ever met I love their fight Having been a student of the Bible for over thirty years my primary area of concern was for God to teach me how to live the Christian life One thing that I learned long ago was the great gift of living by the power of the Holy Spirit the privilege of having the God of the universe working in me to change me It was freeing to know that is wasn t by striving that I could become God s woman but by yielding to his Lordship and letting Him work in my heart This takes absolute surrender Longing to see the relevance of the Bible God in his faithfulness has given me great insight With humility and enormous passion this book was written to help you help your family and country In 2 Chronicles 7 God warned Solomon of the consequences of ignoring the responsibilities He gives The last warnings given to God s people are in the last book of the Bible Revelation Six of the churches were given warnings We will look closely at the warning and consequences given to the church of Thyatira the destruction of the Thyatira church was coming from the influence of a woman second the consequence to not heeding the 11 Healing Angel

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warning was death to children The Bible doesn t say whether it was or will be spiritual death or physical death either are the greatest pain any parent can endure Revelation 2 22 23 NLT Therefore I will throw her on a bed of suffering and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds I will strike her children dead Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve I believe in trust in rely on and am clinging to God s words and the hope he promises For me the best place to be in these turbulent times is as close to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as I can be I choose to be in a right relationship I choose to spend time in prayer and seeking his face As hard as I try to live by the Spirit every day of my life my selfish pride raises its ugly head and I sin Therefore repentance and forgiveness is a privilege I embrace I love repentance It is like taking a shower after spending a hot and dusty day on the back of my horse I love feeling the cleanness of soul the refreshing that Christ sends after repenting Let s change our world Let s give our families the best chance of a future and a hope God has a plan for each of us A plan not to destroy but to give us a hope and a future So let s look deceit death and destruction in the face and say No More May the truth of God s Word set us free free to love and to embrace living life with passion Let us be women of passion passion for Jesus Christ Let us be women of power women filled with the power of the Holy Spirit 12 I truly love each of you and hope to see all of you and your families in Heaven some day To God be the Glory www westernmeadows com

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Hope for the Church Romans 15 13 NLT I pray that God the source of hope will fill Christians completely with joy and peace because we trust in Him Then Christians will overflow with the confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit In Jesus name Amen Precious people we do not know when Jesus will return for his church it may be tomorrow but perhaps a lot longer We don t know If the rapture occurrs tomorrow Hallelujah But we are to keep working until Christ returns In 2 Timothy 2 15 Paul tells Timothy to work hard as one who correctly explains the word of truth 2 Timothy 4 3 tells us that a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound teaching but follow their own desires They will reject the truth and chase after myths People have been rejecting the truth since Cain and so we face nothing new We keep working In 1 Timothy Paul commands Timothy to confront the false teachings that were in the church of Ephesus A short rabbit trail Timothy must have cleared out the false teaching in the Ephesus church for not many years later in Revelation they are rebuked not for tolerating false teaching but for losing their first love So as we take on this effort of exposing and confronting the false teaching in the church today may we not lose our first love May we not become legalistic in our search for truth May we be known as Christians because we have love one for another Please read these words penned by Andrew Murray who lived from 1828 1917 These quotes come from Absolute Surrender copyrighted in 1980 We will look at pages 88 101 concerning Galatians 3 2 3 Everything in italics are Murray s quotes Having Begun in the Spirit Galatians 3 2 3 NLT Let me ask you this one question Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses Of course not You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ How foolish can you be After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort As we look around at the Church we see so many indications of feebleness failure sin and shortcoming They compel us to ask Why is it Is there any necessity for the Church of Christ to be living in such a low state Or is it actually possible that God s people should be living always in the joy and strength of their God Every believing heart must answer It is possible Now we have here a solemn discovery of what the great need is in the Church of Christ God has called the Church of Christ to live in the power of the Holy Spirit But the Church is living for the most part in the power of human flesh and of will and energy and effort apart from the Spirit of God I do not doubt that this is the case with many individual believers And oh if God will use me to give you a message from Him my one message will be this if 13 Healing Angel

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the Church will return to acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is her strength and her help and if the Church will return to give up everything and wait on God to be filled with the Spirit her days of beauty and gladness will return We will see the glory of God revealed among us This is my message to every individual believer Nothing will help you unless you come to understand that God wants you to be a living vessel in whom the power of the Spirit is to be manifested every hour and every moment of your life God will enable you to be that A man cannot live one hour of a godly life unless by the power of the Holy Spirit He may live a proper consistent life as people call it an irreproachable life a life of virtue and diligent service But to live a life acceptable to God in the enjoyment of God s salvation and God s love to live and walk in the power of the new life he cannot do it unless he is guided by the Holy Spirit every day and every hour How solemn it is that man can be most diligent and make great sacrifices and yet it is all in the power of the human will Ah the great question for us to ask of God in selfexamination is that we may be shown whether our Christian life is lived more in the power of the flesh than in the power of the Holy Spirit Ah there is the weakness of the Church of Christ It is all in that one word flesh Many people speak of these things in the church around them and do not see the least prospect of ever having the things changed There is no prospect until there is a radical change until the Church of God begins to see that every sin of the believer comes from the flesh from a fleshly life midst our Christian activities from a striving in self effort to serve God We will fail until we learn to make confession and until we begin to see that we must somehow or other get God s Spirit in power back to His Church Where did the Church begin in Pentecost There they began in the Spirit But how the Church of the next century went off into the flesh They thought to perfect the Church in the flesh We have grieved God s Spirit We have tried to be Christian churches with as little as possible of God s Spirit We have not sought to be churches filled with the Holy Spirit All the feebleness in the Church is owing to the refusal of the Church to obey its God And why is that so I know your answer You say We are too feeble and too helpless and we vow to obey but somehow we fail Ah yes you fail because you do not accept the strength of God God alone can work out His will in you You cannot work out God s will but His Hoy Spirit can Until the Church and the believers grasp this and cease trying by human effort to do God s will and wait upon the Holy Spirit to come with all His omnipotent and enabling power the Church will never be what God wants her to be It will never be what God is willing to make of her 14 And now are you willing to give yourselves up to the Holy Spirit You can do it now A great deal may still be dark and dim and beyond what we understand You may feel nothing but come God alone can work the change God alone who gave us the Holy Spirit can restore the Holy Spirit in power into our life God alone can strengthen us with might by his Spirit in the inner man Ephesians 3 16 And to every waiting heart that will make the sacrifice and give up everything and give time to cry and pray to God the answer will come The blessing is not far off Our God delights in helping us He will enable us to perfect not in the flesh but in the Spirit what was begun in the Spirit www westernmeadows com

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Jesus Our Leading Man Jezebel our Leading Actress In Healing Angel we have our Lord and Savior Jesus and the most wicked woman in the Bible Jezebel In 95 A D 900 years after the life of Queen Jezebel Jesus sends a message to his church in present day Turkey He tells them they are tolerating false teachings by a woman called Jezebel And the point of these messages is to show you and me what Jesus warning in 95 A D has to do with our lives in 2015 Jesus is God Jesus lived a simple life of poverty He was sinless perfect He is wonderful powerful love wisdom grace and mercy He came to show us the truth that the truth would set us free Yes set free from the false teachings of Jezebel God saw the evil destructive power of her influence to his people 800 years before Christ came and walked on the earth Jezebel describes the female character destroying the Church of Thyatira in Revelation 2 We know from the Bible that there was a woman Jezebel who was a Queen of Israel married to Ahab They reigned from 872 848 B C She was a queen dressing in the finest of clothing living in luxury and looking very good She did many things wrong In her life as Queen of Israel she tolerated and even used God s people when she needed them If God allowed when they opposed her she killed them Jezebel was a follower of idols particularly Baal The religious festivals and rituals had a reputation for being very sexually immoral But let us be crystal clear the sin of sexual immorality that may have been in Jezebel s life is not the main issue of Jezebel s evil influence Jezebel s besetting sin was her continual persuasion of husband family and country to worship idols and abandon God Her influence persuaded her husband Ahab to worship God plus other things They are now known as the most wicked couple to have occupied the throne because of the powerful influence of Jezebel upon her husband to compromise and serve his God plus others You see Ahab tolerated the false teachings of his wife Jezebel she brought idol worship into their home and it destroyed their family 1 Kings 21 25 NLT No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord s sight as Ahab did under the influence of his wife Jezebel Throughout this study we will show you over and over that the influence of a woman in a man s life is enormous Our female influence can destroy marriages In Revelations 2 the angel messenger tells the church of Thyatira that they tolerate that woman Jezebel Of the seven churches that were warned the church of Thyatira is the only one that specifically names a woman as being the leader of the destruction The Queen of Israel Jezebel was declared so wicked that her entire family was destroyed because nothing good could be found in them The same consequence is declared for those who tolerate her teachings today Yes our consequences today are powerful we only have to tolerate the false teachings Let s heal our families through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us to give us the strength and wisdom to influence our families with good words God s words 15 Healing Angel

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When the church is influenced by the godless affluent they lose their power and testimony This morning after spending two and a half years researching and writing Healing Angel I felt led to read Mr Ironside s commentary on Corinthians This book was first released in 1938 and it confirms the message in Healing Angel Irondside s essay was written explaining 2 Corinthians 6 14 18 which was a warning against idolatry Luv ya Judy Quotes from 1 and 2 Corinthians An Ironside Expository Commentary By H A Ironside Separation from Evil page 400 2 Corinthians 6 14 18 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common Or what fellowship can light have with darkness What harmony is there between Christ and Belial Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols For we are the temple of the living God As God has said I will live with them and walk among them and I will be their God and they will be my people Therefore Come out from them and be separate says the Lord Touch no unclean thing and I will receive you And I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters says the Lord Almighty Everything in italics is Ironside s quotes All down through the ages since God has been working redemptively in delivering men from sin from its guilt and its power Satan has been making in every possible way to thwart that work and although Calvary has demonstrated the fact that he is already a defeated adversary yet he still persists in trying to injure by all means in his power everything that is of God You will 17 Healing Angel

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find as you read both Testaments that in every instance when God begins a new testimony Satan seeks to destroy it by persecution He stirs up the hearts of those who hate God and hate His Word to work injury upon those who love Him and love the Scriptures This was particularly true in the beginning of the history of the church of God Persecution broke out first in Jerusalem and then spread through the world finally centering itself in Rome and for two hundred awful years the Devil did everything possible to destroy the church of God by stirring up the hatred of men and women throughout the entire Roman empire so that literally hundreds of thousands of Christian men women and children were martyred for Christ s sake But down through the ages it has been demonstrated as Augustine said The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church Satan always finds that persecution is utterly unable to destroy the testimony of God And the enemy of souls works in another way He persecutes he destroys he puts God s people to death gives them to realize the bitter enmity of the world and when that will not keep people from coming to Christ nor keep the church from witnessing for Christ he turns the tables and seeks to become in some sense the patron of Christianity He endeavors to render the testimony of the church innocuous by amalgamation with the world It is in this way that Israel fell As long as Israel remained a separated people they had a testimony for God in the world but when they followed after the idolatry of the nations when they made marriages with the heathen they lost their testimony and so God set them to one side They were of no further use as a witness in the world It has been the same with the church throughout the centuries As long as the church walked in holy separation from the world it has been a power for God sinners have been convicted and anxious ones have been saved Whole nations have been stirred by a separated devoted godly people but just as soon as the church has listened to the suggestions of the enemy coming now in the guise of a friend and has given her fair hand to the world has amalgamated with the world at once her testimony has been annulled she has ceased to be of any real account for God in this scene In the Word of God we find the importance of separation from evil stressed If we would really count for the Lord we need to remember this for the professing church all about us has become contaminated to a great extent by the spirit of the world How often we find ourselves going after the ways of the world and very often we dress and behave just like the world and indulge in the same things that the world indulges in and so lose our power with souls The story is told of a young woman brought up in a very careful Christian home who when she went away to college was persuaded by some nominal Christians that if she would have any influence with her fellow students she would have to let down the bars a little bit So at last she was persuaded to learn to dance and she later went to the college prom There on the floor she was dancing with a young man and as she danced she said to herself I am doing this in order to let people see that I am not narrow to let folk see that I can meet them on their own ground and I must remember to bear witness of Christ here And so as the dance went on she tried to say a little word but her partner did not know what it was all about As he led her back to a seat she said What I am anxious to know is are you a Christian He looked at her and said Good gracious no You are not are you Oh yes she said I am Well what on earth are you doing here then She realized at once that even the world has a high standard for a Christian The world expects a Christian to walk in separation from it It will do what it can to get the Christian to lower his standard but always despises him when he does lower it 18 I was having meetings in a church in San Jose California some years ago One night the leader announced that a certain young lady would sing a solo She was very beautiful and had a carefully trained well modulated voice and sang very nicely The title of the song was Jesus Satisfies I was quite moved by it myself and hoped others were At the close of the meeting I asked any anxious ones to meet me at the front or to remain in their seats I noticed a young woman sitting by herself and so I went down to speak with her I said Are you anxious about your soul www westernmeadows com

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She looked at me and said Well yes and no I was anxious I came to this meeting with the thought that I would like to become a Christian but if ever I become a Christian I want to be a different one from Miss So and So and she gave the name of the young lady who had sung the solo Oh I said you are acquainted with the young lady Oh yes But you don t like her particularly Oh she said she is my best friend But what do you mean then Well she said it is just this I believe a Christian ought to live a different life from a wordling I am a worldling and I do not profess to be anything else I have been trying to find satisfaction in the world I confess I have never found it but my friend Miss So and So got up and sang Jesus Satisfies and that is a lie He doesn t satisfy her She professes to be a Christian and she often tells me I ought to be a Christian but when I go to the theater I always find here there when I go to the ball I find her there when I go to play cards she is there when I go into anything of the world she is always there What difference is there between her and myself The only difference I can see is that she professes to have something which I do not profess to possess but it does not do anything for her Her life is just like mine What could I as the preacher say I talked to the young woman and tried to show her that no matter how Christians fail Christ abides and He never fails but she got up and went out unsaved The Christian s power comes from a separated life and a separated life results from being filled with the Holy Spirit of God As you walk in obedience to the Word of God the Spirit of God fills you and thus you go out to live in the world to the glory of the Lord Jesus 19 Healing Angel

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Messages for Restoring our Country and Families Jesus is L ord Part 1 Message 1 Pointing the Finger at Myself It can be easy for me to ignore God You see everyday going and doing in life getting wrapped up in having more or winning more can choke out Jesus By the power of the Holy Spirit I am helped to keep my eyes on Jesus as I run the race of life Love ya Judy Jesus is L orD Revelation 1 5 8 NLT All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father All glory and power to him forever and ever Amen Look He comes with the clouds of heaven and everyone will see him even those who pierced him And all the nations of the world will mourn for him Yes Amen I am the Alpha and the Omega the beginning and the end says the Lord God I am the one who is who always was and who is still to come the Almighty One Jesus our Powerful Servant Jesus the Christ is awesome Let me explain a few of his characteristics Jesus tells us that nothing is impossible for Him He is all mighty all powerful all knowing and our all consuming God He is loving long suffering and humble But his power yes let us realize his power so very often restrained concerning mankind In the world the powerful are the kings the presidents the dictators the affluent the rich Jesus has the power to control us totally Jesus has the power to totally destroy us or to totally heal us He is who he says he is But what we see is that Jesus power is restrained on earth Jesus could make each and every one of us obey him He could make us into his puppets Instead the Bible tells us that Satan uses unbelievers as puppets in his vile and evil hands Jesus restrains his power and gives each of us free will Many people think they are masters of their own fate Jesus Christ God All mighty allows us to make our own choices 23 Healing Angel

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The godless affluent and Satan asked or often demanded that Jesus perform miracles to prove He was God Matthew 12 38 39 NLT One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said Teacher we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority But Jesus replied Only an evil adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign Jesus restrained and refused their request In the Pharisees ignorance they thought it showed He wasn t God They never thought that Jesus could have but He chose not to When the crowds came to arrest Him Jesus said Don t you realize that I have the power to call upon legions of angels to rescue me He could have rescued Himself from death on the cross but He restrained Himself For you see it was His mission on earth to save and rescue mankind The only way for us to be saved was by a blood sacrifice a perfect sacrifice So God became man and our blood sacrifice He restrained his power and did not stop their persecuction He allowed foolish jealous wicked men to beat and hang Him on a cross He restrained His power and allowed mankind to think they were more powerful than He Power is an interesting force for power can control Combine fear with power and you have cringing fearful servants Much like we see when the Hebrew people were slaves in Egypt Much like we saw in America when Africans Irishmen and others were made slaves through power and fear In the book of Ephesians we are told that those who truly believe in Jesus Christ are given the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives The definition of the Greek word for this power literally means power to serve And when we as Christians use the power of the Holy Spirit to serve God and others we can do exceedingly abundantly more than anyone can think or imagine And secondly if we allow the power of the Holy Spirit to work in us our sins of the flesh will be broken and we will see how God can do exceedingly abundantly more in each of us by His power working in us When we try and use the power of the Holy Spirit to control and overpower others the Spirit of God is quenched The red hot fire of the Holy Spirit is put out by the sin of misusing the power we have been given And when we try to perfect ourselves apart from the power of the Holy Spirit we fail If we look closely at Jesus life we see how He used his power When Jesus had been in the wilderness for forty days Satan wanted Him to prove He was God by using His powers to turn rocks into bread and to jump from the fortress and not be hurt Jesus refused It wasn t because He couldn t do those things He restrained his power for His power was used to rescue save and serve the common man His first miracle was to turn water into wine at a wedding Jesus didn t make a spectacle of Himself and show the crowd what He could do In the kitchen with the servants he quietly with only a few watching turned water into a great wine Twice in the New Testament we are told that Jesus fed the multitudes by multiplying a few loaves of bread into enough to serve thousands of hungry people Jesus refused to prove His power to Satan by taking a huge risk of jumping off a cliff But Jesus willingly with compassion healed a father s son a man s mother in law and all that were sick Yes in several scriptures we are told that Jesus healed all that came to him 24 His healing was an example of our Powerful Servant God He used His power to serve and to help us And guess what else the power that raised Christ from the dead is promised to those that accept and believe in Him as Lord and Savior www westernmeadows com

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Jesus our Humble Lord Jesus was humble Pride is a sin Pride is defined as majesty or swelling a feeling of being better than others Jesus is greater than all of us in every way however he chose the road of humility He never displayed this majestic attitude of arrogance we see way to often in leaders of the world You can read this in Matthew 20 20 28 and Mark 10 35 45 In Mark 10 42 NLT Jesus tells his disciples You know that the rulers in the world lord it over their people and officials flaunt their authority over those under them But among you it will be different Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords and King of Kings He is our Humble Lord and King The greatest of Lords never lords it over us Jesus never flaunts his authority Jesus strength lies quietly in restraint as He speaks to men through his word and waits for them to come to Him willingly Because of this quiet humility Jesus is easy to ignore For you see mankind filled with pride and self importance spend their lives in battles proving who is the stronger who has the most power and who can make others do what they want In the story of Jesus and the rich young ruler we can clearly see Jesus style of not lording his authority over mankind It is recorded in Matthew 19 16 22 Mark 10 17 31 and Luke 18 18 30 Matthew 19 16 22 NLT Someone came to Jesus with this question Teacher what good deed must I do to have eternal life Why ask me about what is good Jesus replied There is only One who is good But to answer your question if you want to receive eternal life keep the commandments Which ones the man asked And Jesus replied You must not murder You must not commit adultery You must not steal You must not testify falsely Honor your father and mother Love your neighbor as yourself I ve obeyed all these commandments the young man replied What else must I do Jesus told him If you want to be perfect go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven Then come follow me But when the young man heard this he went away sad for he had many possessions Now the young man walked away from God because of his love of money and the power affluence and authority it gave him And the Humble Lord Jesus Christ let him walk away Jesus could have wowed the young ruler with a simple touch of his hand For nothing is impossible with Jesus Christ Even when leaders demanded miracles Jesus restrained Even when this man s eternal life was on the line Jesus restrained from doing a miracle to prove to him who he was Jesus let the ruler make his own choice For you see Jesus has chosen not to lord his authority and Godhead over us We only find Jesus Christ when we soften our hearts humble ourselves and seek Him with all of our heart Jesus used His power to heal those who had humbled themselves and sought Him He healed to help not to show authority or power And yes Jesus is easy to ignore in the screaming world where whoever is the loudest boldest and most aggressive seem to succeed But be assured Jesus is who He says He is He is God Almighty who can do whatever He wants whenever He wants He restrains His power but it is not His will that any should perish but that all would come to know Him willingly We all want to be the boss And Jesus in His humility speaks truth and then lets us choose what we will do Because He is not lording His power over us we think we are fine But in the end our choices will find us out For if we have made the decision to ignore the Lord of Lords and King of Kings and to travel a path that we have chosen 25 Healing Angel

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away from the will of God we will suffer eternal consequences Jesus Our Loving Leader He taught He preached He confronted sin He told Nicodemus the Pharisee that he must be born again to receive eternal life Jesus knew why He was on earth He knew his mission and He stayed focused on his goal To seek and save the lost John 3 16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life Out of love God gave Jesus chose to die to give us life Our Love filled leader suffered and died on a cross He went through hell to give each of us the opportunity for life It was the path that God chose for His word tells us that there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood The blood sacrifice was to be perfect In the Old Testament lambs as close to perfect as possible were killed so that a family might be forgiven of their sins Jesus the lamb of God became the perfect sacrifice and because He was perfect only one sacrifice was necessary to cover all the sins of all mankind Our Loving leader did this for us for each of us The love that our leader wants to lavish on us is beyond our comprehension Romans 8 tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God Romans 8 31 39 NLT What shall we say about such wonderful things as these If God is for us who can ever be against us Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all won t he also give us everything else Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own No one for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us and he is sitting in the place of honor at God s right hand pleading for us Can anything ever separate us from Christ s love Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity or are persecuted or hungry or destitute or in danger or threatened with death As the Scriptures say For your sake we are killed every day we are being slaughtered like sheep No despite all these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God s love Neither death nor life neither angels nor demons neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow not even the power of hell can separate us from God s love No power in the sky above or in the earth below indeed nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord 26 Oh how our powerful humble serving self sacrificing loving Lord Leader and King longs for each of us to come to Him By humbly repenting in prayer and seeking Him with all of our heart we will see healing come to our lands www westernmeadows com

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Messages for Restoring our Country and Families Jesus is L ord Part 1 Message 2 What Is Going On God s first message to Samuel was tough for his mentor and family were sinning Samuel s journey with God began 1 with him learning to fear God 2 knowing that God sees everything 3 there is judgment for unrepentant sin You may be like young Samuel and this may be your first Bible study on God s judgment The Biblical principle of God s judgment may be hard to hear God is love and God is just Love ya Judy God s first words to Sammy Hebrews 4 12 13 NLT For the word of God is alive and powerful It is sharper than the sharpest two edged sword cutting between soul and spirit between joint and marrow It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires Nothing in all creation is hidden from God Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes and he is the one to whom we are accountable Sammy was such a cute little kid When he was just old enough to go to school his Mom took him to her church and asked if Sammy could help out Sammy had a little uniform that his Mom made him to wear when he was at the church and as Sammy grew Mom made another uniform Sammy s main job was to help Albert But there was a problem in the church Albert was an elder in the church been there for many years When his boys grew up he had enough pull in the church to get them appointed as deacons It was a good show for the old man to have his boys in leadership Albert s boys Hank and Phil were bad boys they had no respect for God They were into pornography and messing around with women in the church Papa Albert knew what his boys were doing and he told them to stop sinning but the boys ignored Dad And good ole Dad never took any action against his boys There were financial advantage in their leadership positions You see he didn t want to hurt his boys or make him or them look bad in front of the church so he ignored what he 27 Healing Angel

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needed to do One day several elders of the church came to speak with Albert These men lived their lives in reverential fear of God They had been praying about what to do They liked Albert he was a good enough guy but Hank and Phil needed to be taken out of leadership It was breaking their hearts to see the contempt Hank and Phil had toward God and to watch them hurt God s people This is how their conversation with Albert went down We love you and we have seen your service to God over the years But we are concerned We have spent much time in prayer and fasting and we must share these things with you God sees everything we do and we are accountable to Him alone God sees what your sons are doing in the church and their attitude of contempt Why Albert do you continue to honor your sons and despise and think lightly of God s will We must be God pleasers not people pleasers The sin of your boys and your toleration of their sin is going to bring harsh consequences upon you We are here to warn you unless you repent of these sins God will destroy you and your family They then prayed with Albert and left Sammy continued to serve God by helping Albert Sammy had never heard a message from God One day as Sammy was cleaning and arranging the chairs in the sanctuary he thought he heard Albert call his name But it wasn t Albert it was God Albert realized it was the Lord speaking Sammy s name Albert told him that when the Lord called his name again to say Yes Lord I am listening Now we might think that the first words that a good boy like Sammy might hear from the Lord would be words of encouragement hope or love Surely God would never say hard things to a young boy But that wasn t the case for God s first words to Sammy were tough and hard to hear He learned that God saw the sins of Albert Hank and Phil and they weren t getting away with it God told Sammy that He had threatened consequences to Albert s family they hadn t listened and now God was bringing judgment upon them God was done with the family and their sins would never be forgiven And we can only imagine how wide eyed little Sammy became as these words came into his heart Sammy was fearful he would have to repeat what God had told him Sure enough old Albert wanted to know what was God s message Albert threatened to kill Sammy if he didn t tell him the whole truth And Sammy told Albert everything In Sammy s first message from God he learned that God Almighty does not tolerate unrepentant sin Sammy s first Bible lesson might have been called the necessity of living in reverential fear of God Now think of your ten year old boy You take him to church he is a good boy We live in the age where parents are encouraged to protect their kids from all harm harsh words trials or defeat As parents we want to protect our kids from the harshness of the world but is that God s will Jesus is our friend comforter and loving savior but the beginning of wisdom is to fear God Sammy s first message was tough to hear God loved Sammy had a plan for Sammy and wanted to use him in a mighty way God chose the message for Sammy and knew that was where to start with him The truth of God s judgment may be tough for you to hear However God loves you has a plan for you and wants to use you in a mighty way It is necessary you hear the tough stuff 28 Sammy grew up to be Samuel a great man of God Two books of the Old Testament are named after him Samuel was Israel s final judge He was also considered a prophet and a priest Samuel anointed Saul and David as king www westernmeadows com

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Now don t take my word for all of this you need to see it for yourself in the Bible 1 Samuel 1 19 27 SAMUEL S BIRTH AND DEDICATION 1 Samuel 1 27 28 NLT I asked the Lord to give me this boy and he has granted my request Now I am giving him to the Lord and he will belong to the Lord his whole life and they worshiped the Lord there 1 Samuel 2 12 26 ELI S WICKED SONS 1 Samuel 2 12 13 NLT Now the sons of Eli were scoundrels who had no respect for the Lord or for their duties as priests 1 Samuel 2 27 36 A WARNING FOR ELI S FAMILY 1 Samuel 2 29 30 NLT So why do you scorn my sacrifices and offerings Why do you give your sons more honor than you give me for you and they have become fat from the best offerings of my people Israel Therefore the Lord the God of Israel says I promised that your branch of the tribe of Levi would always be my priests But I will honor those who honor me and I will despise those who think lightly of me 1 Samuel 3 1 14 THE LORD SPEAKS TO SAMUEL 1 Samuel 3 11 14 NLT Then the Lord said to Samuel I am about to do a shocking thing in Israel I am going to carry out all my threats against Eli and his family from the beginning to the end I have warned him that judgment is coming upon his family forever because his sons are blaspheming God and he hasn t disciplined them So I have vowed that the sins of Eli and his sons will never be forgiven by sacrifices or offerings 1 Samuel 3 15 21 4 1 SAMUEL SPEAKS FOR THE LORD 1 Samuel 3 19 20 NLT As Samuel grew up the Lord was with him and everything Samuel said proved to be reliable And all Israel from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet of the Lord Scriptures on the reverential fear of the Lord 2 Corinthians 7 1 Since we have these promises dear friends let us purify ourselves from everything 29 Healing Angel

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that contaminates body and spirit perfecting holiness out of reverence for God 1 Peter 1 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man s work impartially live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear Psalm 5 7 But I by your great mercy will come into your house in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple Psalm 5 7 NLT Because of your unfailing love I can enter your house I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe Lead me in the right path O Lord or my enemies will conquer me Make your way plain for me to follow Proverbs 1 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and discipline Proverbs 1 28 33 Then they will call to me but I will not answer they will look for me but will not find me Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes For the waywardness of the simple will kill them and the complacency of fools will destroy them but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease without fear of harm Proverbs 8 13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil I hate pride and arrogance evil behavior and perverse speech Proverbs 10 27 The fear of the Lord adds length of life but the years of the wicked are cut short Proverbs 14 26 27 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life turning a man from the snares of death 30 Proverbs 22 4 Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life www westernmeadows com