Combat the Dreaded “C” Words
Messiah, Jesus, the ideal truth that comes as a divine manifestation of God to destroy incarnate error
Undoubtedly, this is the most powerful “C” word known to humanity. Despite that fact, many are not aware of the power found in Christ. First, there is the power of Christ to save. According to Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Once we give our lives to Christ, we go from lost to found, from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. He fills us with His Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live above our circumstances. Cancer and life crises seem to have the ability to strike fear in the human heart, but Christ said in Luke 12:4 & 5, “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell.” We need to place a reverential fear in God, that He alone deserves. When we do this, the things in life that bring fear come into proper perspective. Although cancer may be able to destroy the body, it cannot remove the promise of eternal life granted to us by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In believing this truth, we can find peace right in the middle of what would bring terror to most people.
Second is the power of Christ to heal. Although some people do not receive healing on this side of heaven, it does not change the fact that Christ indeed healed many. All those who came to him experienced healing. The lady with the issue of blood, the blind beggar, the lame man lowered by his friends through the roof, and many more were healed by the power of God.
Healing can come in an instant, or it can progress over time. I have seen and experienced both personally. We will not debate the age-old question about why some people are healed, and some are not in this little book of “C” words. However, I do encourage you to search out the scriptures on healing because healing is for today.
We must realize that healing and deliverance from our situations are not the end game for God; a relationship is. He is more concerned about the condition of our hearts and the relationship He wants to build with us. We can never let the things we want or desire from Him take precedence over just knowing Him. Sitting in His presence and communing with Him far outweighs any temporary fix we receive from Him.
Christ desires a relationship with us, one that is active, vibrant, and very much alive. We need to accept the truth that Jesus is a resurrected man that is alive at this very moment, seated at the right hand of God, the Father. He is not like our deceased loved ones that are currently waiting, as are we, for the resurrection of the dead. Jesus, my dear friends, is ALIVE. He was a person that walked this planet and experienced life in every way as a human, yet He did it without sin. He died a cruel death on a cross, although He had committed no wrong. Our sinless Savior rose again after three days and visited with His disciples. He ate with them, yet He could walk through walls. He showed them His scars. He discussed with them His plans of sending the promised Holy Spirit. He gave them sure promises of never leaving them or forsaking them. He issued the Great Commission of sharing the Good News, and then He was taken up to heaven. This man Jesus is the CHRIST; He is the Messiah.
If this is news to you and you have never realized your individual need for a Savior, then you can now prepare your heart for the great exchange. By coming to grips with your sinful nature and realizing that Christ is the only remedy for that condition, you can place your trust in Him and ask Him to forgive you. Repent (turn away) from your sins and ask him to empower you with His Holy Spirit, who will come to live inside of you. Logically, it is hard to understand. However, spiritually, it makes all the sense in the world. Choosing to follow Christ will be the most significant decision of your life and will affect all eternity. Your journey begins now.
Robin chose to finish an idea started by her late husband, George Waites. While battling pancreatic cancer, he mentioned the idea of “C” words stronger than cancer. Robin also authored a book called George’s Journey, which explores his cancer battle. Robin has since remarried Brad Tullier and is mom to two, bonus-mom to three, and has two precious granddaughters.
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