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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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May 12, 2014 - "I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee"

By A. Naomi Collins

In Exodus 15:26 it says, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee … for I am the Lord that healeth thee."

This Scripture shows both a protection and a preventive against sickness, if obeyed, as well as a healing balm. But, how often, I might say, 9 times out of 10, when folk come forward to be prayed for, for healing, no mention is made of the conditions, the meeting of which opens the way for God's willingness and favor to heal.

Years ago when I had consumption [tuberculosis] of the lungs, I came to the Lord all broken down in health and discouraged in spirit. I earnestly prayed in sincerity of heart for healing, but no healing came. At the same time I could hear a voice within me saying, "Hearken diligently." I paid no attention to this, for I did not know what was meant.

As time went on and I kept getting worse, in my desperation I cried to God, for I knew I was fast approaching death. But, strange to say, all I could hear was, "Hearken diligently." I turned away again, not knowing the meaning.

But the third time that I heard this "Hearken diligently" while praying, I thought I had better try to find out what this meant.

I remembered that somewhere in the Bible it says something about hearkening diligently, so I looked it up. In Exodus 15:26 I found it, and I read it over and over, and in a sense I ate it. I said to myself, "Something is wrong in me," and from that time I began to allow the Spirit of the Lord to search me out, and as He showed me sins to be repented of and things that had to be made right, I yielded in obedience, and instantly faith for my healing sprang up within me and I was completely healed in a short time after having been sick for two years.

I was cleansed from consumption and was made whole. This was 45 years ago, and I have not had a touch of the disease since.

— "I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee" originally appeared in the March 27, 1943, Pentecostal Evangel.




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