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Bible passages on which His Healing Love Ministries is based

(All passages are from NASB unless noted, bold mine for emphasis)

The following three passages have come to my mind and heart many times in the last few years. They comprise the essence, to my understanding from the Lord, of what He wants to do through His Healing Love Ministry.

II Corinthians 5:18-20

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

In the Malachi passage, isn't it wonderful that God compares healing (which comes from the refiner's furnace) with rising like wings and says we'll be like calves playing and skipping? In the last sentence is one of the main desires for this ministry to bring reconciliation between fathers and their children as they find healing (all other family members, too). This is not always possible, however, but reveals the heart of our heavenly Father.

Malachi 4

"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."

"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing," says the LORD of hosts.

"Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel. Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."

I have found one important part of my healing is people who have carefully listened to me. They ask questions to seek to understand my heart. They haven't pre-judged me. They just love me! Once we have experienced unconditional love spoken with gentle truth, we can minister that to anyone who hurts or is going through great difficulties. What a balm to a bleeding heart!

II Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Psalm 28:1-3, 6-7

A Psalm of David.

To You, O LORD, I call;
    My rock, do not be deaf to me,
    For if You are silent to me,
    I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,
    When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Do not drag me away with the wicked
    And with those who work iniquity,
    Who speak peace with their neighbors,
    While evil is in their hearts...

Blessed be the LORD,
    Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
    My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
    Therefore my heart exults,
    And with my song I shall thank Him.

When I sought the Lord for healing, He led me to many scriptures that spoke truth about the reality of evil and of God's loving kindness and compassion for me. A few are here. May they bring comfort and hope to your heart!

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 124 (David)

Praise for Rescue from Enemies.

"Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,"
    Let Israel now say,
"Had it not been the LORD who was on our side
    When men rose up against us,
Then they would have swallowed us alive,
    When their anger was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have engulfed us,
    The stream would have swept over our soul;
Then the raging waters would have swept over our soul."
Blessed be the LORD,
    Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.
Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper;
    The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
    Who made heaven and earth.

The Sunday after the Lord showed me my father had abused me, I sat in church unable to grasp the truth, wanting to run away. I had loved my father! We shared many wonderful times together! When I opened my Bible, my eyes fell on this chapter. It described my feelings and the situation of treachery that I had experienced in such detail it amazed me. God used it to confirm the truth to me that I didn't want to acknowledge.

Psalm 55 (David)

Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous.

Give ear to my prayer, O God;
    And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Give heed to me and answer me;
    I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
Because of the voice of the enemy,
    Because of the pressure of the wicked;
    For they bring down trouble upon me
    And in anger they bear a grudge against me.
My heart is in anguish within me,
    And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me,
    And horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.
"Behold, I would wander far away,
    I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.
"I would hasten to my place of refuge
    From the stormy wind and tempest."
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
    For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go around her upon her walls,
    And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
Destruction is in her midst;
    Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me,
    Then I could bear it;
    Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me,
    Then I could hide myself from him.
But it is you, a man my equal,
    My companion and my familiar friend;
We who had sweet fellowship together
    Walked in the house of God in the throng.
Let death come deceitfully upon them;
    Let them go down alive to Sheol,
    For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
As for me, I shall call upon God,
    And the LORD will save me.
Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
    And He will hear my voice.
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,
    For they are many who strive with me.
God will hear and answer them—
    Even the one who sits enthroned from of old— Selah
    With whom there is no change,
    And who do not fear God.
He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
    He has violated his covenant.
His speech was smoother than butter,
    But his heart was war;
    His words were softer than oil,
    Yet they were drawn swords.
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you;
    He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
    Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days
    But I will trust in You.

I recall how surprised and grateful I was when I realized that Jesus' death on the cross not only saved me from my sins, but in His willing sacrifice, He carried my griefs and my sorrows. I can be healed due to His amazing sacrifice of love for me!

Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
    And our sorrows He carried;
    Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
    Smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our iniquities;
    The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
    And by His scourging we are healed.

The reason I like the following chapter is the flow from captivity and mourning to joy and freedom leading to us rebuild our families, being priests to the Lord, and then rejoicing as a couple getting ready to be married with great expectation and joy.

Isaiah 61 (Jesus read the first part of this passage on the Sabbath at the beginning of His ministry in Luke 4:14-30)

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
    Because the LORD has anointed me
    To bring good news to the afflicted;
    He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    To proclaim liberty to captives
    And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
    And the day of vengeance of our God;
    To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
    Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
    The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting
    So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
    The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,
    They will raise up the former devastations;
    And they will repair the ruined cities,
    The desolations of many generations.
Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks,
    And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
But you will be called the priests of the LORD;
    You will be spoken of as ministers of our God
    You will eat the wealth of nations,
    And in their riches you will boast.
Instead of your shame you will have a double portion,
    And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion
    Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land,
    Everlasting joy will be theirs.
For I, the LORD, love justice,
    I hate robbery in the burnt offering;
    And I will faithfully give them their recompense
    And make an everlasting covenant with them.
Then their offspring will be known among the nations,
    And their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
    All who see them will recognize them
    Because they are the offspring whom the LORD has blessed.
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,
    My soul will exult in my God;
    For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
    He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
    As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
    And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
    And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
    So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
    To spring up before all the nations.

Jesus' words in John confirmed that as I come to the Light of Jesus, He will change me in such a way that those around me will know that my transformation has been from God.

John 3:19-21

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

The next two passages in Isaiah have given me so much hope! God, the creator of the universe, loves me and calls me by name. He promises to be with me in my pain and bring me into a place of refreshing and life.

Isaiah 43:1b-2, 4

But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator...
    "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name; you are Mine!
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    And through the rivers, they will not overflow you
    When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
    Nor will the flame burn you.
    For I am the LORD your God,
    The Holy One of Israel, your Savior...
Since you are precious in My sight,
    Since you are honored and I love you...

Isaiah 43:16-21

Thus says the LORD,
    Who makes a way through the sea
    And a path through the mighty waters,
    Who brings forth the chariot and the horse,
    The army and the mighty man
    (They will lie down together and not rise again;
    They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):
    "Do not call to mind the former things,
    Or ponder things of the past.
    Behold, I will do something new,
    Now it will spring forth;
    Will you not be aware of it?
    I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
    Rivers in the desert.
    The beasts of the field will glorify Me,
    The jackals and the ostriches,
    Because I have given waters in the wilderness
    And rivers in the desert,
    To give drink to My chosen people.
    The people whom I formed for Myself
    Will declare My praise."

This passage showing Jesus healing the most severely demonized person in the New Testament has given me hope. If Jesus healed a man who ran naked amongst the tombs, was driven out into the desert, cut himself (see Mark 5), could not be restrained, and no doubt frightened people, He could heal me! How I wish I could have been there to see Jesus heal him in a few hours so that by that afternoon he was in his right mind. Amazing! Why did the people around ask Him to leave? They were frightened of His power. Did they care more for a herd of pigs than the wholeness of a broken, ravaged man? Probably many of us have been hurt by church members who don't understand our pain and who wish we would go away. I think it's because they're really not comfortable with their pain, haven't allowed the Lord to minister to them, so they don't like us coming in crying and allowing Jesus to penetrate our hearts. Also, some Christians don't have a paradigm for evil. They can't comprehend horrible evil that shreds the soul, as we have experienced it, and therefore don't know what to say past, "Why don't you leave your past behind?" like we can somehow erase our hearts. Some of us did that too long...now we're asking the Lord for hearts of flesh instead of hearts of stone (Ezekiel 11:19-20).

Luke 8:36-39

Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.

Seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me." For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.

And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss. Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain; and the demons implored Him to permit them to enter the swine. And He gave them permission. And the demons came out of the man and entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country.

The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened. Those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well.

And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat and returned. But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, "Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.

I could go on and on and on with stories of the Father's love for His prodigal son, Psalms, Jesus healing the woman with the hemorrhage she'd had for 12 years, and many others, but my hope is that these verses will be of comfort to you and give you hope and direction. As you read the Bible, you'll find lots more verses illustrating the love of our heavenly Father for us. If you are healing from a wounded father relationship, I hope you will one day draw close to your heavenly Father as I have. It's wonderful to be His child!

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