Jackie has a health problem. It has pursued her for about eight years. She has run the full gamut of allopathic doctors and alternative health care. She has done all the traditional tests as well as trying some pretty exotic things. She and her husband have spent a LOT of time on the web, looking, looking, looking.
In addition to the biological side, she has worked with a few people on the spiritual side, getting focused prayer and sustained prayer. Deliverance, inner healing, AHS work netted her nothing. People have worked with her spirit. She has come to our office in California for the unusual tests that we do.
She has looked at defilement of time, land, possessions, past history, relationships and anything else anyone could imagine.
From time to time, some treatment has given Jackie a bit of short term relief, but at present, the problem is getting worse and is significantly robbing her of joy in living.
There HAS to be a cause. Whether it is biological at its root or spiritual, there IS a cause.
And Jackie is not alone. There are various people out there with significant biological dysfunctions that simply do not fit any known medical profile. The cost in time, money and humiliation from endless doctor’s visits is enormous.
I am deeply moved by Christ’s dialog with the leper in Mark 1:40ff NIV. A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
There are twelve verses in the New Testament using that same Greek word for compassion. Here is the list.
Matt. 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Matt. 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matt. 15:32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
Matt. 18:27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
Matt. 20:34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
Mark 1:41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
Mark 6:34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
Mark 8:2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.”
Mark 9:22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
Luke 7:13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
Luke 10:33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
Please pray through these verses and ask the Lord of Compassion to reveal the root of Jackie’s problem – along with all the other people like Jackie in our tribe – or to simply heal her immediately without any further intervention.
Copyright October 2016 by Arthur Burk