Shock Commands of Jesus

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Like “Raise the dead.”

They scoff and mock, call you radical and fanatical when you believe such things… until they are desperate, then they come looking for you.

Their beloved Tabitha was dead, so they sent for Peter.  “Please come at once!” Acts 9:38

I was in Washington DC, heavy with my first child, real heavy. My father ‘just so happened’ to be staying in Washington on business supposedly, at the Marriott where I normally took up a couch in the lobby before my morning art class. He had recently moved from DC to Palm Beach with his Hollywood diva wife, Mary Costa, an opera legend whose first gig was the voice of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

My dad had called me the night before to tell me he would be there, and to ask if he could be in the delivery room when Courtney was born a couple months later. The call was so strange and flattering because he never called me for anything.

But no, he could not be in the room at her birth.

Hogging my usual lobby couch, I decided I would go up to his room and see if he wanted to get some breakfast. I knocked on the big wooden hotel door and stood there with my big stomach sticking out –almost touching it. And stood.

It was awkward because my dad is easily irritated and I didn’t want to bug him so early, so I went back down to read some more of my Bible.

Again, I went back up the elevator and knocked on his door. Nothing, so I went back down to read some more of my Bible.

Every few minutes I did this.

Finally, I called his room. He answered the phone. “Dad? …Dad?” He didn’t say anything. I called several more times, each time he answered but said nothing. I went back up to his room, knocked on the door and called him, “Dad? Dad!”

Nothing, and then faintly I heard from off to the left of the room in what I thought was the bathroom, a muffled, “Betsy.”

I called on the phone again and he answered with silence.  I called again and it was busy. It stayed off the receiver after that. Still not wanting to bother him but worried, I got a maintenance worker to let me in the room next door and get on the balcony where I could peek in. The drapes were closed.

I went back and kept banging on the door. Finally, I got the maintenance guy to open it and break the chain. Timidly, I opened the door. “Dad?”

It was deathly silent.

The bed was to my left where I thought the bathroom was. My father was on his stomach, face down in the mattress. I crept up to him, and poked his arm with my finger.

“Dad?” It was not warm. I picked up an empty prescription bottle from the nightstand where the phone receiver was lying. I didn’t see the note. I knew he was dead. Still, I ran to the room next door and frantically called 911, begging them to hurry. If I had known Peter was in the next town, I would have called him instead.

What did Jesus really mean when he said for us to raise the dead? Did he mean people who are spiritually dead but need the life of Christ?  Or when he said to raise the dead, did he actually mean for us to raise dead people?

Jesus raised Jairus’ little girl from the dead, called Lazarus after four days in a tomb and raised a widow’s only son during his funeral procession. Peter, raiser of Tabitha, was just a fisherman with no credentials, no formal training, no seminary and not a respected businessman in the community. A kid who fell asleep during Paul’s sermon and tumbled to the ground from a third story window, bored to literal death, was raised by the formerly violent apostle.

Jesus did it, the disciples did it, and he told us to do it.

So, I wish I would have called my dad’s spirit back, gone such a short time from his body, having just escaped while I was going up and down the elevator.

That would have been easier to believe for than four days stinky from a tomb. Life lesson.

BetsyB.tv

Excerpt from Betsy’s book,  Dude I Think Your Mom Healed Me

 

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Hope It’s Not My Butt

Or 2 Steps to a Happy New Year

If you hope this year will be a good one -good luck to you ’cause you’re gonna need it.

If you hope God will make it a good one -good luck to you ’cause you’re gonna need it.

When my kids were little, they played Hope It’s Not My Butt with their uncles. They would line up and stick their little derrieres in the air. My brothers would throw pillows at the targets randomly. Okay, wing them -hard, while they were yelling, “I hope it’s not my butt!” And they loved it.

But now that they are grown ups, they shouldn’t play Hope It’s Not My Butt.

We may say, “I hope this will be a good year.” Or, when someone says, “You’re gonna have a great year,” we may respond, “I hope so!” That is not Biblical hope. That is casino hope. I hope you’re feeling lucky.

Romans 5:5 tells us that God’s hope does not disappoint. People are often disappointed when they hope, because they put their hope in things that do not always deliver. When you hope in God’s word, which cannot fail, then your hope is sure. God’s word is Jesus; hoping in Him is an anchor, a sure thing.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul.” Hebrews 6:19

There is no maybe in God’s hope, but, there are requirements on your part. There are conditions to obtain this hope. They do not include sitting around a-wishin’ a-hopin’ and a-prayin’.

God does nothing for you -without you. He responds to faith and the initiative that is inherent in faith -because faith without accompanying works is dead. It doesn’t exist. Popping pills and begging all your Facebook friends to pray for you will not heal you. You have to do some things.

God parted the Red Sea only after Moses stopped standing and crying around about their certain doom. God had already warned Moses that the Pharaoh would pursue the people at the Red Sea to destroy them. But Moses incorrectly instructed the people, “Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD.”

Moses had the right conclusion about the salvation of the Lord -because that is what God had promised, but he was wrong about the means by which that would happen.

He was wrong about standing still.

God in His Old Testament mercy corrected and instructed Moses with words. I hate to pop your religious bubble, but it is never God’s will to correct or instruct with disaster, death, poverty or sickness. If we learn that way, it is because we choose not to obey the word of God.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

God’s word is all the instruction and discipline we need.

The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.” Exodus 14:14-16

The onus was on Moses and the people to do something, to engage their faith, to do their part in this two way relationship they had with God.

It was God who was waiting on Moses to make the next move. It was God’s power in Moses’ action that wrought the miracle.

If you stand still, you will not see the salvation of God –in your relationships, finances, health, business, mind or anything else that haunts you.

If you stand still, you will be disappointed.

For a Happy New Year these are your conditions:

#1 Make Jesus Lord of your life.

#2 Follow Him and do what He says, because He loves you and wants all your dreams to come true.

And do not say in this year, “I hope it’s not my butt” -because eventually, it will be.

My 3 loves in Arozona

See you at my website for more encouragement and plans of attack!
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Homosexuality’s NOT a Sin?

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It is homophobia that is now sin, not homosexuality.

Get with the times Christian people. But, you know something? The progressive, new moral bar-raisers are right. Cheers. Homophobia is a sin. I actually don’t know anyone who is guilty of homophobiaing (fearing homosexuals or homosexuality) but if I did, I would definitely call them sinners. Because we are only to fear God.

Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! Luke 12:5

As for the homosexuality… Sin?

Since it is God who decides what is and is not sin, then d’uh, obviously, yes, homosexuality is sin.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. and such were some of you.”  1 Corinthians 6:9

There are many scriptures condemning homosexuality, right there along with all the other deviant behaviors that sinners indulge in. Only Jesus can set us free from these death-trap bodies we all are born with.  I turned mine into a temple of the Holy Spirit and gay people  can too!

I’m sorry that homosexuals do not get a free pass to heaven. But, would that be fair of God to make all the Fornicators, Gossips, Drunkards and Thieves go hell –and slip a free get-out-of-damnation card to the LGBT’s? What about the FDT’s?

We all need Jesus to save us from our sins,

I am sorry that this culture is exploiting gay people by trying to convince them that their sin is not wretched like ours.

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To My Friends With Vaccine Damaged Children,

by Betsy Beers

You detox, buy organic, cope, cry, blog, shake the shoulders of any who will listen –and you agonize because of what has been ruthlessly and worse, needlessly stolen from your child.

The work you do helps. But I am constrained to show you the unbelievable truth. As a person who buys 95% organic food, edible cleaning products and raw milk, I have to tell you that your child can be completely restored and healed with not another essential oil or holistic remedy.

Poof. Proof of God’s love for you. According to your faith it will be done for you. Start building your healing faith. Faith comes by hearing the word of God.  Romans 10:17

You are the parents who have the tenacity, perseverance, stamina, resolve and warrior hearts to get it done.  Jesus came to save and heal that which was destroyed and broken. It takes a miracle. But who are miracles for? Do you have to be special? Do you have to be religious? Do you have to be a Christian?

No. You just have to believe Jesus wants to do it –and that he will. It doesn’t matter how extensive the damage, or long it has been.

Under some columned porticos by a pool in Jerusalem, among a great multitude of sick, blind, lame and paralyzed people, a man was lying on a mat, who had an infirmity 38 years. Jesus walked up to him.

When Jesus heals people, he does not subject them to a religious questionnaire. The qualifications for sudden healing miracles are strictly need –not credential based. Jesus healed those who had need of healing. Luke 9:11

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

Yes the qualifications for your healing are need based and, of course, desire. Do you want to be made well? It sounds like a silly question, but if you’re in this business then you know there are many people who do not want to be made well, or they would have nothing to moan around about.

The man explained to Jesus that he had no one to help him. There are some things we cannot do ourselves. With every resource we can conjure up, we still need the help we seem unable to find. Help is here.

Jesus said to him, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.

After 38 years.

Later, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”                                            

Sin no more? Is Jesus implying that the man had been in that condition because of sin? How offensive!

Daring to infer that I sinned!

Is it because of your sin that your children suffer? I don’t know, maybe…maybe not. I don’t really care, because if there is one thing we have all done, it is sin. Who cares?! Jesus didn’t. Did he withhold healing until the man swore off whatever misdeed for which he was guilty?

Sin is not only drunkenness, fornication, soda and GMOs. Sin is just missing the mark, not being your best –because that’s what God wants for us, the best. He heals us so we can be our best.

Then we stop sinning and go spread the health!

Maybe you missed the mark by exposing your child to something dangerous. I have certainly done that, and repented.  And I’m surely not going to do it again. I will sin that no more! I’m sure you probably say you would NEVER do that again either.

So take heart, that Jesus heals us even if we have had a screw up. I bring this  to you in case you are one of those parents plagued by guilt because you missed it. Join the club! and I want you to know there is forgiveness, yes —AND HEALING!!

You get a do-over.

By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Take it!

Love, Betsy

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Power of Declaration

The Declaration of Independence was just that, a declaration. We were not free!

Why do we celebrate the birth of our country on July 4th? The American Revolution had only just begun at the signing of the Declaration of Independence on that day in1776. It is a gross understatement to say the odds were in our favor to win the war this document would aggravate –soaking, freezing, starving, ill-equipped motley crews against the awesome military war machine of the British.

July 4th, 1776 was only the day we declared our independence from what had become an oppressive despot. We were certainly not independent that day –or were we?

It was just a declaration, that’s it — of independence. It was just a formal announcement of freedom by chained slaves from an unwanted taskmaster. It was just a piece of paper absolving our forefathers from all allegiance to the British Crown. It was just words on paper that the evil empire did not regard. We were not independent.

It wasn’t true –or was it?

Because we are endowed by the Creator with the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, they wrote it down and read it out loud.

Then they pledged and swore to each other their lives, fortunes and honor to ensure it would come to pass.

The truth of their freedom was inside first. They understood that it had to be in their hearts and mouths before it could happen, that their truth was higher than the truth their crushing circumstances indicated. What was seen and felt was not the truth they accepted. Their freedom was the truth, though under constant attack and still unseen. Their freedom came from God, and they would make it manifest with all their worldly goods, hearts and blood.

It would be liberty or death.

We have to know first what belongs to us, and then be willing to fight for it. The devil is a liar and a thief, and he has no intention of volunteering the goods –unless by force.

“The kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12

How is your enemy oppressing you or your loved one?

Declare your independence; teach others to do it–even while they engage or want to engage in destructive behaviors –even while the atmosphere around them is hostile. Declare independence from depression, disease, fear, intimidation, panic, paralysis, tyrants, users, abusers, drugs, alcohol, fornication, apathy, loneliness, confusion, cancer, pain and heart break…..

The time to make a stand is now, and when you do, fully expect to engage your enemy. He does not fight fair. Then, devise your battle plan with the intimate, personal direction of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit in you. Your freedom is the truth that trumps your circumstantial ‘truth’. What you see is not what you should get. Get what you cannot see. Our God calls things that are not as though they are.

 “God gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.” Romans 4:7

You are healed.

You are safe.

You are successful.

You are loved.

You have enough.

You have abundance.

You are special.

You have an important destiny.

You are amazing.

You are free.

Get what you pray for. Until you have your promised higher truth, do not lie down. Do not retreat. Do not let your enemies gloat over you. Do not submit to Satan’s plan for your life. Do not believe your circumstances. Pray in the Spirit and fall in love with the word of God, and you will hear God’s voice…and you will be free.

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Porn…Cancer…Things a Baby Can Fix

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Several years ago, my prettiest, funniest Christian friend who lived in a big, beautiful house with a pool, four small children and a handsome young doctor husband, suffered the pain of adultery. Her high school sweetheart and love of her life was obsessed with pornography and a homely ER nurse.

The wound was deep and raw. It was a devastation for which none of us had ever planned. She laid on her back staring at the ceiling wondering how her perfect life could explode into ruins from one simple discovery. Her baby girl, just walking, lugged in a big black book and plopped it on her mommy’s tummy. Jesus would heal her. A baby could figure that out.

We are too smart to adhere to the healing teachings of Jesus. We create so many variables. Until we understand like a child, we will never get it…too simple, insulting to our intelligence. For the most part, the civilized Church ignores, distorts, modifies, minimizes or complicates healing with all kinds of clever sounding, impressive and intimidating arguments that boil down to one thing. Jesus did not really mean what he said, and he certainly did not mean for us to do what he said.

Although some of us  love delving into Greek and Hebrew word studies, we should not have to have doctorates of theology to understand basic gospel truths. When we become puffed up with our own wisdom and learning, inevitably our eyes will be clouded.  We are well-advised to glean correction from Jesus’ outburst of thanks to God —

I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Luke 10:21

If it cannot be understood in a Sunday school song, especially when it comes to the most common of Jesus’ activities like opening blind eyes, curing diseases and making crippled people walk, then it is probably the jaded musings of the wise and learned.  Jesus in is his sermons used deep theological terms like sheep, doors, bread, fire, birds, lilies, coins, fish, demons, angels, sand, rocks and children.

We often feel that in order to move into higher levels of understanding, we need to engage in progressively more academic arguments that only the elite can understand. The Apostle Paul did not adhere to this intellectual and spiritual snobbery. He wrote to the believers in Colosse to oppose false teachers who were trying to complicate the message of the gospel.

[In Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. Colossians 2:3,4

The treasures of wisdom and knowledge are not found in books or professors. They are not found on Himalayan mountaintops or on the internet. From Jesus’ prayer of praise, we find that the hidden treasures are revealed to the superior minds of little children. Keep it simple: sheep, doors, bread, fire, birds… What did Jesus say? What did he do? Are not those the questions which are supposed to guide us?

The simple truths revealed in the gospels regarding healing have been diluted by compromising interpretations so as to render them powerless in the Church.  As a group, we have become calloused to the word of healing. Can we have a fresh start? Can we put away pre-conceived ideas, excuses, doubt, fear, speculation and accounts from friends and relatives?

Unless you change and become like little children, you will never see the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:3

Can we become like little children with regard to healing? Children understand theological terms like birds, lilies, coins, fish… Children understand — 

Many followed him and he healed all the sick.  Matthew 12:15

The Apostle Paul warns of teachers “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” They are “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.”

Unlike these malevolent teachers that Paul describes in 2 Timothy 3, many teachers who advocate false healing doctrines, do so from a pure heart, albeit deceived.  Paul addresses again the pitfall of corrupting and complicating simple Bible truth,

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3  

Be wary when someone has to go through all kinds of scriptural hoops to disprove scripture that seems rather clear, obvious and simple.

Whether erroneous teaching is motivated by sin or by lack of knowledge, there are many spiritual giants of our time who build elaborate and convincing cases against every aspect of Christ’s teaching on healing. We should take care not to wander from the paths of righteousness by indulging in doctrinal disputes with people that are much smarter than we are.

Whether by spiritual pride or by ignorance, we have managed in the western Christian culture, to dismiss this dynamic means by which God reaches into the hearts of men. Healing, even one healing, is effective to move masses of people toward Jesus. Paul would have us be simple minded.

Jesus is simply against sickness.

Jesus commissions and empowers us to be against sickness.

Simple.

Bread, fire, birds, lilies, coins, fish, blood…

We don’t heal because we make it so hard and complicated. If it’s really very complicated, then it’s probably not really very important. If it’s for adults only, maybe it’s not Christian.

One more baby later, my forsaken friend took up her five children and recaptured her life. Jesus healed her as she embarked on her journey to wholeness as a single mom…and new wife.

Even babies know Jesus heals broken mommies, broken hearts, broken homes, broken bodies…simple.


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13 Reasons You Should Speak In Tongues

Following is a summary of why speaking in tongues is so import. It is an excerpt from my new book, Dude I Think Your Mom Healed Me, available at Amazon.com.

Our human language is far to restrictive to express the heights and depths to which our spirits can soar and be inspired. We need freedom from the confines of our infinitely limited vocabulary when we communicate with God.

The gift of tongues makes praying without ceasing a pleasure and possibility rather than a task. And we don’t have to run our mouths the whole time to remain in a listening, conversational mode.

By this point, we have examined the miracle of speaking in a supernaturally endowed language. It is about power for the people. But what does that look like in practical terms? What are the benefits of a personal prayer language or speaking in tongues?

1) You speak straight to God. You have the direct spirit to Spirit connection that inevitably produces fruit in your life.

For anyone who speaks in a tonguedoes not speak to men but to God. 1 Corinthians 14:2

2) You speak hidden truths and secret things to God. You say things that evade your understanding, but these good things for which you pray, may suddenly appear in your life.

He utters mysteries with his spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:2

3) You edify yourself so you will be strong and bold. To ‘edify’ is to build oneself up from nothing or build from shambles as one restores a dilapidated house. When you are built up you are strong, confident, bold and fearless. . . not just your spirit, but your emotions, your mind and your body.

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself. 1 Corinthians 14:4

4) You are in God’s will. He would like you to do it. Parents know what is good for their kids. Even though it may take awhile, kids eventually realize the benefits too. Tongues helps you sync up with his desire and purpose for you.

I would like every one of you to speak in tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:5

5) You pray with your spirit, unhindered by the limitations of your mind. This two way spirit to Spirit transmission is your connection to all the attributes and character of God.

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 1 Corinthians 14:14-15

6) You praise and thank God well and are edified. Enjoy these benefits in your private time with God.

If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understandsay “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. 1Corinthians 14: 17

7) You can improve your life by increasing the amount of time that you pray in tongues! Whether at home, in the car, pumping gas, in court, in the hospital or in a long line, a deliberate effort to do it more often will be productive enough to warrant saying….

I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 1Corinthians 14:18

8) You can be confident you are doing the right thing. The word of God backs you up. Those who forbid speaking in tongues do so in direct contradiction to God’s word which clearly states we are not to forbid anyone to speak in tongues.

Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:39

9) You can have revelation of God’s plans and comprehension of his thoughts. Mysteries will be revealed.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him— but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:9-12

10) Your tutor will be the Holy Spirit.

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2:13

11) You will have a Helper when you are weak and do not know what to say. The Holy Spirit rushes in to handle your situation when you are weak and do not even know where to begin. You will have relief from the vain repetitions that yield only frustration.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26

12) You will be praying God’s perfect will in any given situation. This is earth shaking and world changing in its potential.

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Romans 8:27

13) You will have God’s power, the same power Jesus had while he was walking on earth.

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Speaking in tongues is God Almighty’s power harnessed by you. The ramifications of this are unfathomable.

My husband is a master handyman and a sea captain.  He has a big tool box. A little job might just require one tool, but for most jobs it takes many. All the tools God gives us in the Bible work together. It’s a great toolbox.

I pray you will begin to gather your tools and weapons, use them often and move into new realms of your spiritual adventure with Jesus Christ.

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