Mark 16:18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY POISON, IT WILL NOT HURT THEM; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (ESV)
No Deadly Thing
Prov. 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. (NKJV)
Psa. 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. (NKJV)
Psa. 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. (ESV)
Is. 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (ESV)
Psa. 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psa. 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
Psa. 23:3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psa. 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psa. 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Psa. 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (ESV)
Rom. 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NKJV)
1 John 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (ESV)
Today more than ever we need to be convinced that “no deadly thing” will harm us:
We also kept our Healing School open during both SARS and the Bird Flu
They didn’t require masks and I didn’t wear one - I sincerely believed that no deadly thing could harm me
STORY: John G Lake
We’ll look at factors that help our faith to be effective - “No Deadly Thing”
Here’s what I have seen happen:
Firstly: Not Prepared - We can know scriptures and truth we heard previously taught - things we from days gone by - yet it isn’t fresh to us - we haven’t fed on it for weeks and months - We aren’t ready for a battle when we are in that category
STORY: Bro Hagin - coming back into town - from long trip
Secondly: Out of anger - we can not wear masks out of anger - “look how they made everyone fearful!!” — we may think that is faith - but that isn’t faith - we aren’t ready for battle in that category either
Thirdly: We can think the virus isn’t really real - I at first was in this category - but too many of our friends in the States told us of the people dying - Denial - we aren’t ready for battle in that category either
This is all true with the vaccine too:
STORY: what I did to my family…(How we love family - I was embarrassed that I did something to put fear into them - instead of faith
It’s really important to be prepared for battle - NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE on with the vaccine - IF you DO or DON’T - DO IT IN FAITH - stay built up in the area of protection and healing
If you choose too: DO IT IN FAITH - (if the only reason you get it - is in the event you catch the virus it won’t be severe - you have ALL your faith in the vaccine - why NOT have faith in the GOD WHO CAN GIVE SUPERNATURAL protection - (the same God of John G Lake) - stay built up in the area of protection and healing regardless
WHATEVER WE DO - WE DO IN FAITH
Steps to Divine Health and Protection
One: Faith, Foolishness, or Presumption?
The precious man who came up with this title was Fredrick K Price
It was very helpful to many people - knowing how to identify and know - AM I in FAITH? ACTING in FOOLISHNESS or AM I in PRESUMPTION
STORY: Fred - Kidney Stones
Acts 19:13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.”
Acts 19:14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this.
Acts 19:15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognise, but who are you?” (ESV)
Just because someone else does something - it doesn’t mean we can copy them
Why did they do it? How did they do it?
Luke 24:45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (NKJV)
When we see and understand - it makes all the difference in the world
Eph. 1:16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
Eph. 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
Eph. 1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, (ESV)