Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Crown of Glory, His Victory

Last evening, I was in a time of prayer and praise with some dear brethren, when the Lord called my attention to a particular brother who looked like he was really suffering from a migraine head ache. Migraines are miserable things to deal with, as those who suffer will attest. He had his head cupped in his hands and bent over in his lap. Fortunately we both were seated in the back of the room.  As prayer continued, I made my way over to him. My spirit was grieved to see him hurting so badly.  I felt like the Lord told me to go over and lay my hands on his head and take authority in the Name of Jesus over the migraine and release His peace of mind to my brother. Another brother and sister prayed also with us, as the Lord led them, for the blood of Jesus to bring healing and deliverance  

While the singing continued and the Word of encouragement was spoken for the whole body, my brother rested in the Lord.  Slowly, he began to reach out for the Lord.  His hands fell from his head in a posture of receiving healing. Within a short time, my brother stood to his feet, with hands raised, praising  the Lord in a loud voice. What a beautiful victory the Lord brought to him and a rich blessing to the Lord.

During that time I received a word for my brother, but it encouraged me too.  "Jesus wore the Crown of Thorns to consume the consequences of Adam's sin, which was sin, sickness and disease.  To experience a migraine or any head pain is to acknowledge the suffering of the Crown of Thorns, Christ wore for us.  But, the truth doesn't stop there.  It is one thing to share in His suffering and another to experience His victory.  Today, our Lord wears a Crown of Glory, seated at His Father's right hand and extends His healing and deliverance to those who suffer such  pain. 

 1John 5:4 says, "For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world,  and this is the victory that has overcome the world--OUR FAITH--.  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God."  Jesus has overcome the world and all its consequences of sin. 1John 4:17 also says, " As He is, so are we in this world,"  Is Jesus healthy?  So are we in this world. Is Jesus victorious over sin? So are we in this world. Is Jesus victorious over diseases? So are we in this world.

I am not saying that you and I will never get sick, have a migraine or some disease  Jesus said that we would have trials and tribulations, BUT, He had overcome them all, (Psalms 34:15-19) Jesus paid the price to overcome the consequences of Adam's sin and by our faith in His finished work at Calvary, we can believe and say, " AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD" and let His truth manifest itself. It may not come right away, but if God said it, it will happen, it will come to pass. We have so much to be thankful for. Jesus paid it all. IT IS FINISHED!!

Our bridegroom is coming for His bride very soon. His love for us  is amazing. He never takes His eyes off His own. When we hurt, Jesus hurts and He feels our pain. However, He doesn't leave us there.  He leads us to His cross for us to remember that, "by His stripes we are healed" We are healed spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. He exchanged His CROWN OF THORNS for His CROWN OF GLORY that He is wearing today for us. May the Name of the Lord be praised forever and ever.

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