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PRIESTS HAVE HEALING POWERS

PRIESTS HEALING

Healing was essential to the ministry of Jesus because healing offered indisputable evidence that He is the Christ of God: ”Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples … these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”                                                                                                                                         John 21:30-31

Does Jesus still perform miracles today? Do you know someone who has been healed or whose life has been transformed by a relationship with Christ? Then you have seen a modern-day miracle of Jesus. You, too, can be an eyewitness to a miracle of Christ.

All ministers, priests or religious have healing powers. Most don’t have the faith that is needed to use it. There are  two provisos: our saintly priest or religious must be born again and he must be following Jesus’ Great Commission:  (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world … In My name they will drive out demons; … they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”                                                                                                                                       Mark 16:15,17,18

PRIESTS HEALING

This is what happened to Father Fernando Suarez, a Filipino Catholic priest, who now performs faith healing in the Philippines and elsewhere. His missionary ministry came to Ottawa Canada from the Philippines. All his associates from his order, the Companions of the Cross, were dumbfounded by his gift of healing. He was simply following the Great Commission even though it was acted out in reverse: missionary work from the Philippines to Canada.

Healing Priest

A HEALING STORY OF A PRIEST

Here is a story from a priest who did not believe he had the power until he was confronted by a very sick lady. She asked for healing. He blessed her and ran away.

Later that week he overheard from strangers that a lady with terminal cancer was miraculously healed by another priest. In a similar way, this priest had also first run away after he blessed the individual.

Our priest friend changed his mind on the matter. He began to understand that sometimes healing occurs at the most importune of times.

Others, like this lady, were moved by the Holy Spirit to challenge this faithless priest in order to get healed. She got healed. He got his faith back. Talk about a two for one affair.Priest healing

PREPARATION: “Daily” Prayer to the Holy Spirit:

Lord, I love You. Lord, I believe in You. Lord, I trust You.

I praise you and thank you for everything just the way it is.

I ask my dearest Holy Spirit to shower upon me all Your gifts and graces:

  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding
  • Strength and Courage
  • Discernment and Deliverance
  • Water *and Healing
  • Direction and Perception

Make me sensitive to any divine appointment that You have aligned for me today.

Bring on all Your ministering angels –all for Your glory.

Thank you, Lord.

* My personal mission is water and electricity (the HUG).

I AM WAITING FOR YOU TO GIVE ME THE ORDER.

Many ask and keep on asking and nothing ever happens. They lowered the net, but they haven’t caught anything yet. 

Self-confidence may be  empty, but humility is fertile. “But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”                                                   Luke 5:5  

Those who had not caught anything until then, now, at the Lord’s voice, they caught an enormous amount of fish. Afterwards, Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”                                                                                                                    Luke 5:10

PRIESTS HEALING

FAITH  is not FEELINGS. 

Healing is a present promise of God that one appropriates by faith.  

God, who can read hearts, knows intimately which of His children is best suited to be healers. God will tell them which person He wants them to go to (by divine appointment), but first they must be available.

Usually this gift of healing from God is given to those who do evangelical or missionary work and are born again. The missionary must be given the tools or gifts in order to do the necessary healing.

IF — THE BADGE OF DOUBT

A faith healer will sometimes make a simple mistake and say to the person being healed, “See if you can stoop over and bend your back”. “See if you can: that is doubt. The healing is done by faith and faith alone. No matter who you are, if you move in unbelief, you will stop the flow of God’s power.

Are there any physical signs to know you are being healed?

Father Francis MacNutt stated in his book Healing that “Some people experience the same electrical transfer of power, sometimes a like a gentle electric current, sometimes like a flow of warmth. Whatever it is, it is sometimes connected with healing. It is almost like a transfer of life”. (182)

The first way of appropriating faith is the laying on of hands by the faith healer. Immediately after prayers the healer will usually ask one to check out the healing by doing something that one was not able to do before.

DELIVERANCE

DELIVERANCE SPIRIT

 

If there are little sign of healing, a Prayer of Deliverance is needed in order to eliminate any obstacles.

An accompanying prayer of deliverance usually results with a feeling of a complete sense of peace. This gives assurance that God is working.

There are obstacles to healing that will need a prayer of deliverance, for example,

  • Individuals have refused to forgive others, and they are deeply ingrained in sin.
  • There may be childhood scars that need healing.

One must get to the root cause of the problem before the faith can be appropriated for healing. The Holy Spirit can show a person directly or indirectly through the lenses of others.

Deliverance does not imply possession of one’s faculties, an aspect of demonic possession. Christians are still liable to demonic influence .that comes about by an opening, e.g. entertaining ungodly or superstitious beliefs. Deliverance enables God to bring freedom from bondage, oppression, hardship, or domination by evil.

God in his wisdom has made deliverance a simple act of faith and will: “ that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth” Philippians 2:10. The SINLESS person praying for deliverance commands an evil spirit defined by its function to leave and never return without manifestation in the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and go to the abyss. This command is repeated for every spirit as illustrated in the prayer below.

PRAYER DELIVERANCE

Usually 80% of the healing takes place immediately. The complete healing will take place over a reasonable short time, but this requires homework: the one being healed must praise and thank God every day or whenever he or she thinks about it until the complete healing has taken place. The prayer below is invaluable. It answers the question of how long will this healing last.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING:

To be said daily and whenever you think about it until all the healing is complete:

Lord, I thank You and I praise you for Your healing.

or a shorter 7 word Breathe Prayer:

Lord, I thank You and praise you.

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These messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:

 http://www.ourladyofpei.com 

OBSTACLES TO PHYSICAL HEALING

AMAZING BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

HEALING THE ADDICTIVE BRAIN

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

god proof

  • Christians don’t shout, “I am clean living!” They whisper “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.” 
  • Christians don’t speak of this with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
  • Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they are trying to be strong because they are really weak and need strength. 
  • Christians don’t brag of success, but they admit that they are failing and they need God to clean up the mess.
  • Christians don’t claim to be perfect. Their flaws are far too visible but God believes they are worth it.
  • Christians still feel the sting of pain and they have their share of headaches but they call upon His Name.
  • Christians are not holier than thou. They are also simple sinners who receive God’s unbelievable grace.

  Christianity on a Table Napkin:

AUTHENTIC LIFE

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.                                                                                                                                           Romans 10:9

The real Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He was send by God to come to the earth in the body of a human being. That was so that He could suffer in the flesh, take all our sins upon Himself and die in our place. He rose from the dead and lives to pray for us daily.
He is the Saviour – The angel announced to Mary; …and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21    It means He has the power to free us, save us and deliver us from sin. He is merciful and has the power to forgive. He brings good news to the poor, heals the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardons all prisoners. He comforts mourners. He has healing in His wings.
If you are not yet received Jesus as your Saviour… SAY: Lord Jesus, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Please hear me today and help me! I want to receive you as my Lord and Saviour. Be Lord of my life!  Lord Jesus, I believe that You died for me and that God raised You from the dead. Forgive me all my sins and take all my sins away. Come into my heart and be my Saviour and Lord, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen

God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will have begun.  “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.”                                       Luke 1: 49

Are we not like Barabbas justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”?  And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.    Isaiah 1:18

You may need some counseling with a pastor, priest or competent Christian worker, who will introduce you to this Short Course on Who is Jesus? Start by reading the Gospel according to John: It is all about love and you will love it. Read several verses before going to bed and read the same verse upon arising. Soaking yourself in the love of God defends you from attacks of the enemy.

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  3. A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
  4. An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
  5. The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
  6. Living Water Micro Finance: LivingWaterMicroFinance.org
  7. Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
  8.  Deliverance Is: Deliveranceis.com

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CELIBACY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TODAY

CATHOLIC CHURCH CELIBACY

CATHOLIC CELIBACY CHURCH

Theologically, the Church desires to imitate the life of Jesus with regard to chastity and the sacrifice of married life for the “sake of the Kingdom” (Luke 18:28–30, Matthew 19:27–30; Mark 10:20–21), and to follow the example of Jesus Christ in being “married” to the Church, viewed by Catholicism and many Christian traditions as the “Bride of Christ”.

St. Paul taught that chastity is the superior state of life, and his desire expressed in I Corinthians 7:7–8, “I would that all men were even as myself [celibate]—but everyone has his proper gift from God; one after this manner, and another after that. But I say to the unmarried and the widows. It is good for them if they so continue, even as I.”

 While priestly celibacy is a law rather than a doctrine, it is still a very ancient one. The practice of clerical celibacy (ordaining only unmarried men) began from the 11th century onward and became a formal part of canon law in 1917 (Sacerdotalis caelibatus).

EASTERN CATHOLIC &  ANGLICAN CHURCHES

Until recently, the Eastern Catholic bishops of North America would generally ordain only unmarried men; for fear that married priests would create scandal. Since Vatican II’s call for the restoration of Eastern Catholic traditions, a number of bishops have returned to the traditional practice of ordaining married men to the priesthood. Bishops are still celibate.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH CELIBACY

 In the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches (which are in full communion with Rome), married men may be ordained to any order except as bishops, and one may not marry after ordination as a sub-deacon.Their discipline is that married men may be ordained, but priests may not marry. In other words, Father McGee can’t start dating, but married Mr. McBee could ask to be ordained.

Churches of the Anglican Communion have no restrictions on the marriage of deacons, priests, bishops, or other ministers to a person of the opposite sex.  Exceptions may be allowed for married Protestant  ministers or Anglican clergy who convert to Catholicism and wish to become priests in the Catholic Church, provided their wives consent.  This vocation will call them both to work and sacrifice together to dedicate their lives and their family to the service of the Church. The demands are great on the man and his marriage. 

THE NEW PUSH TO END PRIESTLY CELIBACY

CATHOLIC CHURCH CELIBACY

McCormick is one of 200 priests of Celibacy in the Issue Ministries who continues to minister as a married priest.

CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT SOLVES

The real reason and basis for priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church has always been the religious one, and it must always remain so. 

From the experience of the Eastern rite churches and Protestant groups, it’s safe to say that having married priests on a large scale may cause more problems than it solves.

 Catholics say they want married clergy, but do they want to pay for them? Priests live on a pittance. As a married man with a family one priest can get by because he earns extra income through my writing and speaking. In addition to this, his wife runs her own business. Not all married priests and their families can do this.

Would they want to re-build the rectory to house them? Pay their health insurance, deductibles and orthodontics? Would they be willing to cough up to send the priest’s kids through Catholic school and college? What if the priest had six, seven, eight, ten or twelve kids? It’s not really cheaper by the dozen.

Married ministers are often workaholics. When a clergy marriage breaks down it is usually disastrous. The scandal and pain of betrayal surges through the whole church like a tsunami.

THE PROBLEM

Yet, as Catholicism in most Western countries faces a rapidly aging priesthood, a severe shortage of vocations and declining congregations, abolishing or at least relaxing the ancient rule has become a major item on the agenda.

The sexual revolution did its work in the 1970s, when an enormous amount of priests left to get married. Numbers have never recovered, and the resulting shortage of priests has become one of the main pragmatic arguments for relaxing the celibacy rule. Indeed, the shortage in Belgium has become so acute that there have been calls for laymen to be allowed to celebrate Mass.

There is hardly a country in Europe that doesn’t have a serious priest shortage. Ireland, which used to export priests around the world, now has to import them to fill its gaps.

 There are lots of native Anglican priests who have vibrant communities, There are more than 225 predominantly indigenous congregations in Canada, often in rural or northern regions. More than 130 indigenous Anglican priests and deacons serve those congregations.

In the meantime, the Catholic Church located across the street from an active Anglican Church sees a priest only twice a year: Easter and Christmas. This takes place in Chisasabi, Quebec, Canada at the top of James Bay.

Stories of failures to live celibate lives abound in almost every culture. Can you identify one native Catholic Canadian priest in Canada?

THE AFRICAN CULTURE

CELIBACY CATHOLIC CHURCH

 We now learn that large numbers of priests feel celibacy is simply incompatible with African culture. We read that there are as many as 300,000 African Catholics following these schismatic married priests and their archbishop. Such a large group cannot be ignored as somehow inconsequential. 

 Some priests in Africa who happen to fail in their vow of priestly celibacy manage to have the children thus begotten reared by their relatives without being economically over strained themselves. Economic demands from relatives and friends are pushing many a priest into all kinds of unacceptable economic involvements or into feeling inclined to misappropriate ecclesiastical funds for private family use.

In Africa, Catholic priests have openly questioned the celibacy rule, saying it is incompatible with their culture. African Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo was famously excommunicated in 2006 for ordaining four married men as priests as part of his group “Married Priests Now”. Milingo himself married a Korean woman.

Priestly celibacy did not start off as a social prompting of any culture. Realizing that celibacy is unnatural to African culture, advocates of inculturation are proposing total elimination of priestly celibacy in the Church of Africa. This is usually suggested to be done gradually such as by introducing and popularizing in a special way the married diaconate as a step towards married priests.

Failure to procreate continues to be one of the greatest misfortunes in society that can befall an African man or woman. Because of social pressure, an unfruitful marital union will end up either in polygamy with all its concomitant unhappiness or in marriage breakdown, an equally unfortunate event.

 The African traditionalist in his religious faith believes that he can avoid having his life end up in a meaningless existence after his death by continuing to live in his children. The African traditional believer holds that a person who dies without begetting any children has no chance for a happy meaningful life beyond the grave. 

Opponents claim that when human cultural values take the upper hand, theology and faith become distorted. Instead of human culture being converted to the Christian faith, it attempts to convert the faith itself.

VIRI PROBATI

What is more likely is that a limited permission would be given for some bishops to admit men to the priesthood who are already married. In areas where there is an acute shortage of priests, bishops may be given permission to ordain what the church calls viri probati — which means “tested men” — in other words older men whose marriages are stable and who are proven to be reliable, mature and wise. Older married men would bring a lifetime of experience to the role. If they have stable marriages and if they have taken early retirement they might also be financially independent. 

 Pope Francis will allow Latin-Rite bishops at a 2019 regional synod focusing on the Church in the Amazon basin to debate whether they should ordain married men of proven virtue and prudence to the priesthood.

The region has 10,000 Catholics to one priest, about three times the worldwide ratio of Catholics to priests throughout the world, and more than five times the ratio in the United States.  It would be the ordination for only that region. This is the same problem as in Africa but for entirely different reasons for celibacy.

RECENTLY: March 10, 2017

Pope Francis said,” since it is not a dogma, the door is always open”. The Pope spoke about the possibility of the Latin Church ordaining ‘viri probati’, especially in areas “where priests are needed. He also said recently, We have to think about’ married priests in Catholic Church ... while  the Anglican Ordinariate, can continue to serve as married priests when …. the number of vocations to the priesthood”  are worrisome. 

CATHOLIC CHURCH CELIBACYHow do we fulfill our commitment to the Great Commission with and inadequate number of priests and missionaries? There are more than 3,000 priests in the Philippines, where about 80 percent of the 100 million population is Catholic. That’s 25,000 Catholics per priest. The 6,000,000 Philippians below  have only 240 priests.

CELIBACY CATHOLIC CHURCHFRANCIS CELEBRATES MASS WITH SIX MILLION IN MANILA.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

god proof

  • Christians don’t shout, “I am clean living!” They whisper “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.” 
  • Christians don’t speak of this with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
  • Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they are trying to be strong because they are really weak and need strength. 
  • Christians don’t brag of success, but they admit that they are failing and they need God to clean up the mess.
  • Christians don’t claim to be perfect. Their flaws are far too visible but God believes they are worth it.
  • Christians still feel the sting of pain and they have their share of headaches but they call upon His Name.
  • Christians are not holier than thou. They are also simple sinners who receive God’s unbelievable Grace.

Christianity on a Table Napkin:

Deliverance EVIL SPIRITS

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.                                                                                                                                              Romans 10:9

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The real Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He was send by God to come to the earth in the body of a human being. That was so that He could suffer in the flesh, take all our sins upon Himself and die in our place. He rose from the dead and lives to pray for us daily.
He is the Saviour – The angel announced to Mary; …and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21    It means He has the power to free us, save us and deliver us from sin. He is merciful and has the power to forgive. He brings good news to the poor, heals the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardons all prisoners. He comforts mourners. He has healing in His wings.
If you are not yet received Jesus as your Saviour… SAY: Lord Jesus, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Please hear me today and help me! I want to receive you as my Lord and Saviour. Be Lord of my life!  Lord Jesus, I believe that You died for me and that God raised You from the dead. Forgive me all my sins and take all my sins away. Come into my heart and be my Savior and Lord, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen

God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will have begun.  “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.”                                       Luke 1: 49

Are we not like Barabbas justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”?  And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.    Isaiah 1:18

You may need some counseling with a pastor, priest or competent Christian worker, who will introduce you to this Short Course on Who is Jesus? Start by reading the Gospel according to Luke and then John: It is all about love and you will love it. Read several verses before going to bed and read the same verse upon arising. Soaking yourself in the love of God defends you from attacks of the enemy.

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  6. Living Water Micro Finance: LivingWaterMicroFinance.org
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