Reference: PROVERBS 2:1-15
I come to you in the joy and the glory and the wonder of God,
our Father and of Jesus Christ, our brother; where from the
Kingdom, we are joined eternally in the promise of God's belief
This morning, I want to speak to you about healing. And it's
important that we try to understand how healing is attached
to other things -- other things in your life; your daily life;
and in the life of the experience of your Spirit.
The Scripture reading that you received this morning; it talks
about such things as adding peace and time to your lives; not
to your Spirit, but to your lives, while on earth. Believe in
the Lord. Believe in God, and He will guide your way. Believe
in the Lord, and He will add peace, reducing stress and giving
you longer days, more fruitful days, less days of pain and anguish
God does not run around, trying to punish people. God, within
us, is trying to help us see the things we need to see.
Do you need to find peace and relaxation in your life? Do you
need to find hope and faith? Do you need to develop the trust
in God that you have in yourself? Do you need to find healing
-- mentally, physically, and emotionally? I don't believe there
are very many, upon this Earth plane, who would say "no" to
any of those. However, let's take a look at what generally happens.
If you see yourself in this picture, paint it, copy it, keep
it, fold it, staple it, or mutilate it. If it's your picture,
do what you want. But, do not see the picture in any one else.
That's important to understand.
When God says "Follow My guidance. I will lead you along the
straight road," He doesn't say there won't be obstacles in that
road, or potholes as you put it. He doesn't say there will not
be problems, because, after all, He's put you in charge of your
choices. But, no mater how bad the choices you might make, God
promises to walk that road with us, throughout; loyal to us
utterly. We need to find a loyalty to God.
Do not be upset at the reproof of the Lord. Do not be angry
about the reproof of the Lord. Guidance; trying to help you
to understand something that you may be doing that's harming
you; constructive criticism; trying to get you to feel the connection
between things, so that when you are building, you are not taking
the stone for the second floor from the foundation of your house.
People do that a lot. And then, they cannot understand why,
when they sit back to see what they have, it was a pile of rubble.
Do not be upset with the reproof of the Lord. Because God only
enters into this because he loves you so.
Peace. What happens when things go wrong in our lives? God says,
"Call on Me. I will guide you. I will be with you. I will make
your road straight." And peace will follow you and add years
to your life.
For many, that means that's an old order from an angry, old
God. But, from reality, it is a loving thought and gesture,
given to a people who did not know about stress in the way you
do; who did not know about some of the problems that you have.
And you do not of some of the problems which they had, or still
What, often, will happen: something goes wrong in our daily
lives; an argument with a family member or someone at work;
a friend, someone on a bus. What begins to transpire is that
we get angry. And as we get more angry, our stress rises. And
as our stress rises, we become more unpredictable; we come to
the point where we have disturbed everyone around us and disturbed
ourselves so deeply that we have actually altered the physical
We believe in God and we believe in God's promises. Then we
must ask ourselves: if this is so, why am I so stressed out;
why am I so upset and so angry? Why do I let things bother me
so deeply? It's a part of building trust, a part of listening
to God; a part of trusting that God can do more in your life
than you can, at any given time. It is your duty, your function,
your place, your hope to manifest the choices and decisions
in your life, to make those things work.
Add years to your life. So, you need to ask a question: in the
process of your life and in the process of healing, God has
told me these things and I need to trust and be at peace. But,
I live in a world which does not trust and cannot find peace.
The battle is on. But the battle must not be a full fledged
battle, or you will be, again, not at peace.
Trust, have faith, and hope. And believe in God. And believe
that God is with you. Believe that God will help you. If you're
running around like a broken spring -- bobbing all over the
earth -- you will not hear, see, feel anything from God -- other,
perhaps, than you will assume that He is chasing you, rather
than trying to catch you.
Add peace; add years to your life. Not a command, but a promise.
When these words were spoken, it was not in a modern, scientific
age. It was in an age when people just did not understand these
things. But, by following the law and the commandments of God,
they found than what exists in the world today. But, their faith
and their hope was always tried. And that is the simple fact
that you need to look at: that if you are tried, do not give
up. Your hope, your peace, your faith, your life, your promise
to God, to you, and healing, into the many areas of your life
and of your body are given over to understanding and belief.
And if we listen to the guidance of the Lord and God corrects
us, we should not rebel; oh how we have always rebelled against
the Lord, our God. Ever since we ate that piece of fruit (the
apple, in the Garden of Eden). That's what it was.
Do you think anyone in the world has changed in that respect?
If Mom and Dad say anything to correct you, and you happen to
know it all, already, you have eaten the fruit and rebel the
judgment and reproof. It may not always be the best judgment,
but we rebel.
And, if God is going to guide us and give us His reproof, His
correction, His direction, then we feel diminished because we
did not have it first. Or we have to admit that we need God's
guidance and reproof. And so, we rebel and, very often, we rebel
against all the gifts of the Spirit. And that's the life journey:
finding out what is real for you and what God has given to you,
that you are free to choose and to build your life, both in
Heaven and on earth. But, all rights are not reserved.
Build them, mind them, and experience them, in all the ways
that you can. And this will add to your life peace, years, and
healing -- healing of the Spirit, of the soul, of the mind,
of the brain, of the physical body; healing of your life and
healing of the things which you draw to yourselves: the people
you draw, the friends you draw; the concepts which you draw.
And we can ask ourselves, in this, as we look upon it and try
to enjoin it: what did we do with the gifts that God gave to
us? What did we do and what fruit has come out of what God has
It's not whether you have done a thing; it's what you think
about what you've done. And you may find them vastly different
Let us, then, reach from within. Let us speak to God in our
spirits, that we might remember. And in this, a whole world
needs to find deeply. Never find peace where religions are tearing
each other apart, proclaiming people of its earth and of the
heavens to be evil; creating crusades against those who they
do not like. You will not find peace. You will not find the
Jesus Christ of comfort. You will not find the Savior. But you
will find a judge.
Jesus says: "I come to comfort you" -- which means stir you
One day, I suspect, you will find the "Jesus Park", with the
"Resurrection Ride", and a cafeteria called the "Last Supper."
Then you will know; no one else will have to say a word. Then,
again, you have that now; you always have.
Healing comes from God. It comes from the heart. It comes from
your Spirit. It comes by the way you are in life. It comes by
who you are in life. Not how much you have; not how much you
can do; not how much you have accomplished; not how wise you
are with your time; not how wise you are with your money; but
who you are! That you have found wisdom through searching for
God; but that you did not find that wisdom through your own
eyes and you do not proclaim yourself to be wise. To do so,
as you know, is a statement of an unwise person. So, we come
together, we grow together.
When you pray, we can think that God did not answer us, because
what we wanted did not happen. Or we can pray and, then, we
will sit down and God's reproof will come upon us to show us
what we need to do to change something -- some call it conscience.
We are not happy. "Someone's trying to force me to change. But
I am praying for change. Someone's trying to help me understand,
but I don't want to understand that; I want to understand this."
Listen, be quiet, and you will hear God, and you will feel God
in your hearts and in your souls. And if we search God, He will
make our roads straight; that's healing. We will find peace,
and that's healing. We will find understanding, and that's healing.
We will find wisdom, and that's healing. And we will find that
God's assisting us and guiding us, with His thoughts, do not
diminish ours; and that's healing.
Think about it. Think about being in a situation in which God
is guiding you and expects you to walk the road. Make mistakes
if you have to. Get up and make them again. It's getting up
Think about it: someone walking with you, no matter where you
go! Do not, then, rebel when you hear things you may not want
to hear, to help to give you direction. For these things are
also healing and have great powers of healing.
Healing is not just a prayer. Healing is not just the laying
on of hands. Healing is not just something people can dispense
through the process of just energies without concepts. Healing
is about you, your life, the things you do, the things that
you are a part of, the things that you make happen.
You, as a Spirit, receive of healing. And that healing in the
world can spread, unless everyone assumes "right of way" on
that road. And then, everything is just too slow.
Be healed. Find hope. Find peace. Find comfort. Find love. Find
understand. Find wisdom. And consider it one of the most important
blessings that you can find is that you can feel and hear God
suggest the things you need to do to make all you want -- plus
-- come true. This, too, is healing.