The Wisdom of Healing - David Mitts / Heidi Collins Testmony

"My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding."  Psa 49:3 (NKJV)

By the beliefs in our heart we live the wisdom that resides there.  We all have a type of wisdom, either the wisdom that proceeds from our life experiences or the wisdom that comes from above. 

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."  Jas 3:13-18 (NKJV)

The wisdom from our experiences, from our conclusions about life through the portal of our five senses and empowered by the demonic world system is at its root described as earthly, sensual, demonic.  It is driven by looking outward to solve our heart needs and relying on comparison.  This is the wisdom of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  It is a wisdom of the thoughts if I can get “X”, I will be good.  It produces envy, which is comparison.   It produces self-seeking.  Because there is an ever-shifting landscape of standards of what is “good”, this wisdom leaves us empty and confused.  Evil can enter our minds and hearts because there is no standard for what is truly Good.  Even when we learn a standard like we know that a certain behavior is “bad”, we look at it through the lens of the external behavior of good and evil.  It makes us self-righteous through our behaviors and judgmental.

The wisdom from God is dynamic and living.  It lives through a relationship with Him.   It is contained in His voice and in His Word.  His Word is His Will delivered.  His voice is His Will expressed relationally.  They must be one and the same in character.

Today we are going to press-in for the wisdom that relates to healing. Let’s look at Isaiah 6:9-10:
"And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.' "Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.""  Isa 6:9-10 (NKJV)

Listen to The Wisdom of Healing 
(scroll down to listen to Heidi Collins testimony)

Can you see the connection between what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, understand with our heart and our healing? 
The seeing with our eyes is either sense driven or spirit led.

James telling us of earthly wisdom says it is:
"This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic."  Jas 3:15 (NKJV)

Sensual or in some translations “natural” is a wisdom or a vantage point, an understanding of life that basically says what “I see I believe”.  The problem with that form of wisdom is the trust in the natural senses.  The natural senses are conditioned or trained by experience.  Most of our experiences are full of conclusions that shape our reality and thus impact our senses.

The Lord speaking through Isaiah is telling us that we have the capacity for self-deception.  We see without seeing.  We hear without hearing.  Our heart understanding can deceive us into believing lies and therefore we cannot turn and be healed.

To turn or to repent comes from the Hebrew TeShuvah.  The root SHUV, is where we get the word Shabbat.  It is the word picture of sitting, it is the reality of Sheva, the 7th day.  This is a state of being.

I don’t want to set up a dichotomy between doing and being.  What I want to share is that out of being comes doing.  Being is the condition of our hearts, our limitations and expectations.  This is the place where our inner vision operates.

The Apostle Paul prayed:
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, (Ephesians 1:16-20 NIV).

Our inner vision affects His power operating in our lives.  Today Heidi is going to share her process.  Her process is towards a hope, a manifest presence of His goodness towards those who believe.  There is a resurrection power available here today.  Listen with an open heart and allow a change of heart to happen, so that we can all return to the place of being seated with Him.

One final verse:
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- (Ephesians 2:6-8 NIV)

Here's Heidi:

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins."  Jas 5:13-20 (NKJV)
The word for sin in the original languages means to miss the mark or target. The root of that word is portion or inheritance. So, sin is about going off our destiny our portion. Prayer and confession become the solution.


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