From the desk of Steve Shultz:
This is a great "healing and health" message by Cal Pierce. Cal Pierce is the director of Healing Rooms Ministries in Spokane, Washington, which just celebrated 10 years of being in "operation" so to speak. This man KNOWS something about healing!
Cal shares an eye-opening message about health and healing—sometimes it is spiritual BUT sometimes it's also physical as you'll read in his article. We are to partner with God for our health...yes!
Here are also a couple of great resources about healing:
"The Kingdom Health Care System: The Marriage of Health and Healing in the Body of Christ"
We are in a season of a major shift in the Body of Christ. We have just celebrated our 10th Anniversary of Healing Rooms Ministries. Kenneth Copeland released a powerful message over us at the banquet. His word was a confirmation that God is going to shift us into a Kingdom increase in our next 10 years. That increase is going to be a marriage of health and healing in the Body of Christ.
I have spoken at probably 200 conferences in the past 10 years. I can't tell you how many times, at those conferences, that I prayed for people with physical problems such as bad knees or diabetes that were overweight or obese. I knew I was praying for the symptom and not the root cause. In America today we have a pandemic of obesity. Over one-third of our population is overweight. This puts us at risk for heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many other physical problems. We have the most advanced medical industry, spend more per capita on health care than most countries, and yet we are some of the sickest people. Why is this? Is it possible that we have developed a system of disease management, rather than true health care?
The Lord Desires that We Prosper and Be in Good Health
The Lord tells us in 3 John 2 that in all respects He desires that we prosper and be in good health. We get healed to achieve health. We don't get healed to get sick again. As Christians, the Holy Spirit is in us for the fulfillment of the will of God. He wants His temple healthy. He is interested in partnering with us in accomplishing good health. If we are sick or weak our ability to fulfill the destiny God has for us is compromised.
If sickness is part of the curse we have been redeemed from, (Galatians 3:13), then we can live a long life in health. In Genesis 6:3 God tells us how long we can live in health.
Then the Lord said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be 120 years."
Redemption reestablishes this covenant that God has given us. Science today has discovered that man can live 120 years with proper nutrition, exercise, and Kingdom help. The whole man, in spirit, mind and body, can be preserved complete for 120 years (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Our Age Does Not Determine Our Health
Our age does not determine our health. We have this mindset that when we reach 50 years, it's all down-hill from there. When I reached 50, I started receiving mail from senior groups, health insurance companies, rest homes and cemetery plot sales people. This wasn't encouraging. Now that I am turning 65, I decided to do something about my health.
I was beginning to fit the picture of a deteriorating senior citizen. God gave me a dream that I was to become strong. He showed me how, at any age, with good nutrition and exercise, our bodies will gain new strength. Within five months, I lost 35 pounds, strengthened my body to have energy that I haven't had in 20 years, and every pain and ache has left. I now tell my staff, "I'm not planning to retire for another 50 years." At our conferences, I now teach and impart, not just the message on healing, but also the message on the health we can have after we are healed.
Director, Healing Rooms Ministries
About Cal and Michelle Pierce: Cal is Director and Michelle is Co-Director of Healing Rooms Ministries. They teach at conferences around the world about the provision Jesus provided in the atonement for our healing, and bring forth the encouraging and enlightened Word of God. Cal is also a member of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA).
Inspired by John G. Lake's healing ministry, Cal Pierce visited Lake's gravesite once each month for over one year to pray. During a 40-day fast in 1999, he heard God say, "There is a time to pray, and a time to move." The Lord was calling him to re-dig the generational wells of healing in Spokane. Cal called in intercessors and began training up healing teams. On July 22, 1999, the Spokane Healing Rooms of John G. Lake were re-opened in the same location they were 80 years ago, and have since moved to two nearby buildings to accommodate the rapid growth of the ministry. The ministry now has an international impact.
November 1, 2009
Cal Pierce, Guest Speaker
Silver Valley Worship Center
307 Main Street; Smelterville, Idaho
Contact: 208-783-8902 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2009 (Every Tuesday at 6:30pm)
Fellowship Night - We will be watching and joining in with worship from Bethel Church and their Sunday morning message
Healing Rooms Ministries Conference & Training Center
115 East Pacific Avenue; Spokane, Washington 99202
Contact: 509-456-0517 or email@example.com
November 12-14, 2009
Healing Center International presents:
"Thy Kingdom Come" Healing Rooms Conference
with Cal Pierce
Lutheran Church of the Master
1200 69th Ave. North; Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Contact: 763-503-4693 or firstname.lastname@example.org