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Jesus And Women

Posted by Harrison on July 22, 2013
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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve lived in perfect harmony with their Heavenly Father. There was Peace, Love, Joy, and Truth between God, them, and nature. But then the enemy deceived Eve. One of the results of their sin of disobedience was the Earth was now cursed. Mankind would suffer spiritual separation from his Heavenly Father, and was enslaved to the father of lies. Their once perfect union with each other and God would be split, and now life would be marked by strife, confusion, and abuse. Women would especially suffer under the power and dominion of ungodly men.

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I Am Willing

Posted by Harrison on June 27, 2013
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Three of the Gospels (Matthew 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, and Luke 5:12-14) record an exchange between Jesus and a leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease that would attack the body leading to visible lesions on the skin of its victims. Anyone pronounced a leper would be removed from society and forced to live as an outcast. Left untreated, leprosy could deform the body as its natural defenses attempted to fight the disease.

Like anyone suffering under demonic oppression, this leper wanted to be healed, or made clean. Religious tradition had made him unsure as to exactly what God’s will was concerning healing. He knew God could heal. What he did not know was if that was His will. The leper addressed Jesus as Lord, and said, “If you will, you can make me clean.”

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