Tuesday, November 2, 2010

02-Nov-2010 (Tue) - High Blood Pressure Symptoms

My cousin (John) has had a run of very severe headaches that stem from high blood pressure. He contacted me on Facebook chat the other day and told me about it. He said he had had a bad headache now for 3 days and felt terrible. He asked for prayer. I know this sounds crazy, but we've actually done this before with other things. To chat a prayer seems really odd, but apparently Jesus does not care the medium through which we give His Word. So, together, John and I agreed his symptoms would disappear after a good night's rest. We prayed and I merely chatted a "prayer" thanking Father for His work in Jesus Christ for John's healing. Then as sons of God we rebuked John's symptoms and commanded his blood pressure to regulate properly in Jesus' Name.

The next day he contacted me and said he awoke with a diminished headache and felt pretty good. Then as the day went on he said he felt better and better until finally all symptoms were gone and he felt great.

Praise Jesus! He is so amazing. Even though I totally expect something to happen each time, it still amazes me at what He does. I am so thankful for His deliverance from all manner of things. I think the "problem" with the good news about Jesus is that it is "too good to be true." In other words, He is so good that our finite minds have trouble wrapping themselves around it. But, He really is! He is the ultimate of goodness. The best way for your mind to begin to grasp this is to quit imagining Him as something other than what Jesus presents Him to be. Then listen to Jesus' direct and divinely inspired instruction:
Matthew 7
9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?
10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!
11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
Can we really directly compare our love for our children to Father God's love for us? Yes we can! Jesus said we could! Do you see what this means? Think of it! If you can not imagine giving your child cancer or any kind of sickness for ANY REASON, guess what?! Neither can God. That's right. Would you give your child cancer to teach him patience? No! Neither would God. Would you make your child wait for "your timing" for a cure of what they were suffering? No! Neither would God. Would you punish your child by giving him a disease? No! That's child abuse! Neither would God. Would you wait until your child obeyed you perfectly before you took him to the doctor for medicine? No! Neither would God.

Remember, it is God's idea for you to call Him "Father," not yours. Would any father treat their children the way you are told in "sermons" that God treats His children? The way the Father treats His children, according to most sermons you hear, would be considered child abuse. Father does not abuse His children.

Look at Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible, not the one you may have heard preached on Sunday. Does He abuse people? Did He ever refuse to heal the sick? No. Neither does Father, because to look at Jesus is to look at Father.



  1. Your blog is a wonderful collection of thoughts and experiences, Greg.


  2. Thanks Bert.Yes, Father God wants us to learn from our experience. In fact that is what the Bible tells us. There is the Greek word "gnosis" which merely means "knowledge", but there is also the Greek word "epignosis" which basically means "experiential knowledge." So every encounter with Father there is something to be learned.