The Prayer Cloth

This Cloth has been prayed over for the holder to receive God’s Grace of Healing for sickness, disease all forms of oppression.

God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,  so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out. Acts 19:11-12

Instruction for use: Place it on your body where it it will contact you. Say as often as you will the following:

  • Say: I have received the power of Jesus’s Healing Grace into my body.

Acts 10:38  “you know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

  • Say: The power is working in me to effect a cure and a deliverance from __________ ( name the sickness , disease or habit) .

Philippians 2:13  That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure. mark 5:30  immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “who touched my garments?”

  • Thank Him for your healing before you ever feel that you are healed. Faith calls those things that do not yet exist as though they already did.

1 Peter 2:24  and he himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by his wounds you were healed. Mat.  8:17  this was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”

  • After you have experienced the healing in your body tell someone about how God healed you.

Romans 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as lord, and believe in your heart that god raised him from the dead, you will be saved;  

If you would like a prayer cloth please send your request to chambliss.richard@gmail.com

Be Anxious for Nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to god. * See Note

Paul the apostle instructs the Philippians not to allow anxiety over any circumstance to rule their lives. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything. Fretting is defined as :To feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like:to cause corrosion; gnaw into something:

Jesus’s knowledge of this is expressed in the Gospels as:  Mat . 6:25   “for this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

26  “look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. are you not worth much more than they?

27  “and who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

28  “and why are you worried about clothing? observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,

29  yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

30  “but if god so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will he not much more clothe you? you of little faith!

31  “do not worry then, saying, ‘what will we eat?’ or ‘what will we drink?’ or ‘what will we wear for clothing?’

32  “for the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly father knows that you need all these things.

33  “but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34  “so do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. each day has enough trouble of its own.

Jesus is saying that worry fretting anxiety about the basics of life do not change anything positively. They will cause change but it will be a destructive eating away at our lives both mentally and physically. There must be another way to change our circumstances moving towards a more secure and peaceful life . This is the secret Paul is talking about.  There are  several points both  Jesus and Paul make about an alternative to worry.

Jesus advises us to   “look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. are you not worth much more than they? he asks us to consider the observable fact from nature that birds are not required to labor and toil for their food but the creator made a way for them to live. Now we are not birds and don’t live like them but the point is our creator our Father provides for them and you are much more valuable to Him than a bird.

So we see two things. As we consider that our existence is due to being Fathered by the creator god that in His love and ability not only brought us into existence but devised a way for us to live Secondly that we have value. We have worth to Him. anything of worth especially a human is treasured and cared for. He is talking about you, consider it.

Paul explains what the alternative to worry is. He says we are to pray . The word prayer here means to address or speak to someone . The word supplication means definite specific requests. Paul is saying don’t waste time worrying. Talk to your Father god about it and make specific detailed requests about your needs.  When my children were young and wanted something they would go into great detail about what they wanted They listed the color size and quantity plus much  more.  They had in their mind definitely what they wanted. and they expected me to get it. Price, difficulty  etc. had no bearing on it. They ask and had faith I would give it them.  Once in my travels they requested I bring home to them each a small computerized pet called a Furbe. It was unavailable in the States at that time but readily available for a price in the U.K.  I had to get the right ones and bring them back to satisfy their need for electronic pets. Now if I as a earthly Dad would do this out of love for my children how much more would and will our Heavenly Dad do it for us.

Be specific . Vague prayers get vague answers . If anything will do that what you will get.  How can He get glory and thanks out of something you can’t be sure He supplied.   When you ask for a red car and a red car shows up you know He heard you and answered specifically. This causes your confidence in His existence and His love for you to grow. You have an experience with God that build your hope for the future. Hope is the opposite of worry. Worry is anti-hope. Hope is defined as a confident expectation in something good to happen. Worry is a expectation in the worst to happen. I can tell you what you expect you get.

Remember it is impossible to please God without faith. Faith is believing that He is and that He rewards those who seek Him . How do we seek Him by prayer and definite requests.

*Note: god is not the proper name of the creator. God in this writing and in the Bible refers to Yahweh the English translation of the Hebrew name of the creator.

Exodus 3:13  then Moses said to god, “behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘the god of your fathers has sent me to you.’ now they may say to me, ‘what is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”14  god said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (; and he said, “thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”15  god, furthermore, said to Moses, “thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘the LORD, (Yahweh) the god of your fathers, the god of Abraham, the god of Isaac, and the god of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ this is my name forever, and this is my memorial-name to all generations.

Harvest of Faith

Peace

by John Paul Jackson

Contrary to modern Western thought, peace is a fairly violent word.

In Greek, peace means to obtain quietness by removing what seeks to distract and destroy you. It is not a compliant serenity but an aggressive taking out, a forceful extraction. 

Peace has a very similar meaning in Hebrew. When we study the Hebrew pictographs that comprise the word peace, we find that it, too, is not merely a state of mind; it means to destroy or remove the chaos and anarchy around you.

So based on this understanding, when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” He was not simply greeting His disciples. No, He was issuing a command to the chaos and anarchy in their lives. Essentially, He was saying, “May the chaos and anarchy that are trying to keep you from doing what God wants you to do be removed…

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Peace

by John Paul Jackson

Contrary to modern Western thought, peace is a fairly violent word.

In Greek, peace means to obtain quietness by removing what seeks to distract and destroy you. It is not a compliant serenity but an aggressive taking out, a forceful extraction. 

Peace has a very similar meaning in Hebrew. When we study the Hebrew pictographs that comprise the word peace, we find that it, too, is not merely a state of mind; it means to destroy or remove the chaos and anarchy around you.

So based on this understanding, when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” He was not simply greeting His disciples. No, He was issuing a command to the chaos and anarchy in their lives. Essentially, He was saying, “May the chaos and anarchy that are trying to keep you from doing what God wants you to do be removed from your life.”

Peace is not a passive word. The peace of God has the strength to root up and demolish every single work of darkness that is meant to keep God’s Kingdom from advancing. When peace comes, it literally destroys the work of the evil one (1 John 3:8). It tears apart the anarchy around us. It dissolves the tumult.

We could say that God’s peace is a weapon, not just our refuge.

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Peace and Relationship

How do we go about building peace in our lives? Peace, like authority, is not a spiritual gift that we were born with; it is something we experience and carry more and more the further we venture into God’s heart. The more we get to know Him, the more peace we will have because we trust Him and know His name (Isaiah 26:3).

Peace is directly proportionate to authority, because both are the fruit of relationship with God. The more authority we have, the more peace we have and the more we will be able to speak, “Peace,” to our circumstances.

When Jesus said to the storm, “Peace, be still,” He was rebuking the waves that were responding to the anarchy driving the storm. The peace He carried erased the devil’s plan around Him. It forcibly removed the chaos and anarchy, and therefore, the waves became still.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), and He came to bring us the gospel of peace (Romans 10:15). No one does peace the way Jesus does peace. One of the things that marked His life on earth was that nothing hindered His relationship with the Father; there was no sin in His heart. This is important to understand when talking about peace because as long as we have sin in our lives, we have an open door for chaos and anarchy. Sin separates us from God. But the moment we repent, the enemy no longer has a legal right to attack us.

As we begin to understand the depths of the perfect forgiveness God provided through Jesus, the gospel of peace takes our hopelessness and turns it into hope. We go from thinking, Why are all these things happening to me? I can’t control anything in my life! to understanding, The chaos around me can be controlled by what God has done in me.Hidden in the heart of our Father, we can speak, “Peace, be still,” and the “waves” in our lives will grow calm.

With this in mind, we can begin to understand how the peace of God makes us very dangerous in dark places, where the enemy is working. God’s peace does not affect our lives alone; we can carry it with us wherever we go and impact the lives around us as well (Luke 10:5).

The next time you ask God to bring peace into a situation, remember what peace actually means. It means to obtain quietness by removing the chaos and anarchy that seek to distract and destroy you. So when you ask for peace, you are not asking God just to help you trust Him in the midst of a difficult situation — He is His peace. He destroys the works of the devil and completely removes everything that threatens you.

The Biology of Christmas

The virgin birth contradicts the laws of science. But our faith rests on the miracle of the Incarnation.

My wife and I have four girls, and I was in the hospital room for each birth. There was a normal amount of blood, but no serious complications. Our oldest took forever to be born. Our second was in such a hurry that we thought she might end up on the floor of a hospital hallway. Our third tied her umbilical cord in knots in the womb. And our youngest calmly slipped out as if to say: “OK, I’m born. What’s next?”

I had very little to do in the delivery room. My wife was the hero. She sweated, strained, pushed and gasped for hours. I stroked her arm a few times—and ate some doughnuts.

“The concept of a woman giving birth to a baby without a man’s involvement is ludicrous to unbelievers. It contradicts all the laws of biology.”

Normal births are amazing, whether they occur in hospitals or homes or the back seats of taxis. But when I consider the birth of Jesus, I’m in total awe—not just because of Mary and Joseph’s bumpy ride from Nazareth, Mary’s lack of a doctor (and no anesthesia!) and the crudeness of the manger, but also because of how Jesus was conceived. Mary was a virgin. Joseph, the “father,” had nothing to do but stand in the background.

Secularists and liberal theologians have mocked the virgin birth for centuries. Thomas Jefferson called it a fable, while Episcopal heretic John Shelby Spong called it an “entrance myth.” The concept of a woman giving birth to a baby without a man’s involvement is ludicrous to unbelievers. It contradicts all the laws of biology.

Yet Mary was not a scoffer. She asked the angel how she would bear this child, and he said: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35, NASB).

I would have asked for more scientific information. (“Um, thanks Gabe, but how does this process of miraculous impregnation work?”) But Mary didn’t quibble over details. She believed Gabriel’s announcement and submitted to God in childlike faith.

The Greek word for “overshadow,” episkiazo, is a reference to the cloud of God’s presence that materialized in Moses’ tabernacle. The Amplified Bible translates Luke 1:35 as: He “will overshadow you like a shining cloud.” This same cloud hovered over the ark of the covenant, led God’s people through the wilderness and filled Solomon’s temple with shimmering shekinah glory.

Think about it. The same cloud of glory that caused Moses’ face to shine hovered over a virgin and deposited a divine seed in her womb. The God who hid behind a veil in the Old Testament clothed Himself in human flesh in the New Testament.

The Incarnation cannot be explained in purely biological terms. There was nothing sexual about it, yet Mary’s ovum was fertilized without Joseph’s sperm. Divinity merged with humanity. Jesus, fully God and fully man, began a nine-month gestation.

When the Savior was born, there was a normal amount of blood, sweat and tears—because Mary was human. But this birth was surrounded with wonder because Joseph was not the father. He came from a line of kings, but his pedigree was not enough to save the human race. He could not contribute to this miracle.

Doubters think Joseph got Mary pregnant out of wedlock. If that were true, Christianity itself would be a lie because (1) if Jesus were not born of a woman, He could not have identified with our sins fully; and (2) if God were not His biological father, He could not have redeemed us.

This is the most glorious revelation of the nativity. Bible teacher R.T. Kendall put it this way: “The virgin birth of Christ shows that salvation can never come through human effort.” God performed this science-defying miracle without our help. All we can do is receive His amazing love and forgiveness.

We just stand there in awe. As you prepare for this holiday season, I pray you and your family will be overshadowed in a fresh way by the presence of the Savior.

J. Lee Grady is the former editor of Charisma. You can follow him on Twitter at leegrady. His most recent book is 10 Lies Men Believe (Charisma House).