The Question Of Obedience

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Let’s not think we can pick and choose which directives God gives us and still remain pleasing in His sight.  Would you rather hear Him say “Well done”, or “Half baked”?

Welcome to Healing Factors: My Story, Part 1 of So Many!

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Healing Factories was designed to provide a space for people to share testimonies of the healing power of God in their lives.  The goal is to provide a faith booster to those who are suffering, seeking a miracle, or breakthrough.

Most people seem to only associate healing with our physical beings. God however, desires to see us healed in our bodies, souls and spirits.  Healing in all three areas or our being is necessary for a well-rounded and abundant life in Christ. 

Being blessed to live six years in a third world country has afforded me the opportunity to bear witness to countless uncommon testimonies of the power of the Great Physician.  I aim to also several testimonies I’ve been exposed to right here in the USA.  As I write this, I think of the song, Akhon’ Amandla,[1] a Zulu song that speaks of the miraculous and healing power of the blood of Jesus.  And this is the power that I would love to see ignited in you.  

In Healing Factors, we will explore emotional healing from loss of loved ones and other life shattering events, healing from the bondages of witchcraft, and of course physical healing.

First hand exposure to testimonies like:

  • People being delivered from the lifestyle of a witch to come to know Christ in a special and intimate way
  • Working alongside one of scores of people completely healed from full blown aids.
  • Having someone diagnosed with stage 4 cancer run up to me, test results in hand saying, “Pastor Sharon look, there’s no more cancer in my body,” before even going through chemotherapy.

Experiences like these have provided me with faith boosters out of this world!  And my prayer is that these testimonies will speak life, healing, and breakthrough into your life.  I pray that through these testimonies, you’ll walk away speaking as the psalmist spoke, “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.[2]

MY FIRST  HEALING ENCOUNTER

I figured I’d start with the first healMommy sharon baby.jpging that I would consider miraculous although I must present it from my mother’s point of view.

At the age of 16 months, I apparently developed a fondness of looking at myself in the bathroom mirror.  One day I looked and saw that a piece of skin had fallen off my face.  Horrified at the sight, I quickly put a face cloth over the mirror and went to show my mother.  She promptly took me to our family doctor who diagnosed me with a rash, and prescribed medicine. 

Within a couple of days, another patch of skin fell off and I was taken back.  Concerned, the doctor immediately had me admitted into the hospital.  From my mother’s description, all the skin completely fell off of my body in a very short period of time.

THE DIAGNOSIS

At the hospital, I was diagnosed with a then extremely rare disease called Steven Johnson’s Syndrome.  Today, with the influx of medicines prematurely released by the FDA in the late 1980s, this disease has become quite common as a side-affect.  However, during my first health-crises more than two decades prior, the stats were quite different.

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My father began to research this strange disease which revealed the most alarming statistics:

  • 50% of the people diagnosed with this disease died,
  • and 90% of the survivors went blind.

According to my brother, Dwight who is almost 8 years older than me, during this time only 1 in 100,000 people were diagnosed with this disease each year in the United States. 

My father’s reaction to the diagnosis  was to ensure that the best dermatologist and ophthalmologist would be incorporated into my medical oversight.  My mother’s reaction was quite different.

 

THE FAITH

I remember one day when she was sharing this story with me she said “I don’t know why your dad was crying.”  One may argue that my dad, being the intellectual in the family, and my mom only having a 10th grade education, she may not have realized the severity of my condition.  I beg to differ.  Aside from the stats, she saw the same thing he did. 

“You looked like a slab of meat”, she once uttered with absolutely no emotion. 

But she had something my dad didn’t: A faith in God initially and an encounter with Him that I believe boosted her faith in God to heal me.

While I knew my mother had no idea what it meant to be filled with the Holy Spirit, during my infancy she had a spiritual encounter with God, at which time she was dying, but God showed her the anointing on the life of her children, told her that He would heal her, and she was completely healed.  I believe this was the faith that my life counted on during this ordeal.

 

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After only about a week or so in quarantine at the hospital, I left with new skin, new eyes, and the beginning of what I would argue to be the best life anyone in this world could ever have!!!

 

That’s my story.  What’s yours?  If you have a testimony you would like to share, please click here to contact us so that we can share your story.

[1] Akhon’ Amandla Lyrics

[2] Psalm 118:17

Welcome to Healing Factors: My Story, Part 1 of So Many!

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Healing Factories was designed to provide a space for people to share testimonies of the healing power of God in their lives.  The goal is to provide a faith booster to those who are suffering, seeking a miracle, or breakthrough.

Most people seem to only associate healing with our physical beings. God however, desires to see us healed in our bodies, souls and spirits.  Healing in all three areas or our being is necessary for a well-rounded and abundant life in Christ. 

Being blessed to live six years in a third world country has afforded me the opportunity to bear witness to countless uncommon testimonies of the power of the Great Physician.  I aim to also several testimonies I’ve been exposed to right here in the USA.  As I write this, I think of the song, Akhon’ Amandla,[1] a Zulu song that speaks of the miraculous and healing power of the blood of Jesus.  And this is the power that I would love to see ignited in you.  

In Healing Factors, we will explore emotional healing from loss of loved ones and other life shattering events, healing from the bondages of witchcraft, and of course physical healing.

First hand exposure to testimonies like:

  • People being delivered from the lifestyle of a witch to come to know Christ in a special and intimate way
  • Working alongside one of scores of people completely healed from full blown aids.
  • Having someone diagnosed with stage 4 cancer run up to me, test results in hand saying, “Pastor Sharon look, there’s no more cancer in my body,” before even going through chemotherapy.

Experiences like these have provided me with faith boosters out of this world!  And my prayer is that these testimonies will speak life, healing, and breakthrough into your life.  I pray that through these testimonies, you’ll walk away speaking as the psalmist spoke, “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.[2]

MY FIRST  HEALING ENCOUNTER

I figured I’d start with the first healMommy sharon baby.jpging that I would consider miraculous although I must present it from my mother’s point of view.

At the age of 16 months, I apparently developed a fondness of looking at myself in the bathroom mirror.  One day I looked and saw that a piece of skin had fallen off my face.  Horrified at the sight, I quickly put a face cloth over the mirror and went to show my mother.  She promptly took me to our family doctor who diagnosed me with a rash, and prescribed medicine. 

Within a couple of days, another patch of skin fell off and I was taken back.  Concerned, the doctor immediately had me admitted into the hospital.  From my mother’s description, all the skin completely fell off of my body in a very short period of time.

THE DIAGNOSIS

At the hospital, I was diagnosed with a then extremely rare disease called Steven Johnson’s Syndrome.  Today, with the influx of medicines prematurely released by the FDA in the late 1980s, this disease has become quite common as a side-affect.  However, during my first health-crises more than two decades prior, the stats were quite different.

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Stephen Johnson Syndrome Symptom: Peeling Skin

My father began to research this strange disease which revealed the most alarming statistics:

  • 50% of the people diagnosed with this disease died,
  • and 90% of the survivors went blind.

According to my brother, Dwight who is almost 8 years older than me, during this time only 1 in 100,000 people were diagnosed with this disease each year in the United States. 

My father’s reaction to the diagnosis  was to ensure that the best dermatologist and ophthalmologist would be incorporated into my medical oversight.  My mother’s reaction was quite different.

 

THE FAITH

I remember one day when she was sharing this story with me she said “I don’t know why your dad was crying.”  One may argue that my dad, being the intellectual in the family, and my mom only having a 10th grade education, she may not have realized the severity of my condition.  I beg to differ.  Aside from the stats, she saw the same thing he did. 

“You looked like a slab of meat”, she once uttered with absolutely no emotion. 

But she had something my dad didn’t: A faith in God initially and an encounter with Him that I believe boosted her faith in God to heal me.

While I knew my mother had no idea what it meant to be filled with the Holy Spirit, during my infancy she had a spiritual encounter with God, at which time she was dying, but God showed her the anointing on the life of her children, told her that He would heal her, and she was completely healed.  I believe this was the faith that my life counted on during this ordeal.

 

THE MIRACLESharon2.jpg

After only about a week or so in quarantine at the hospital, I left with new skin, new eyes, and the beginning of what I would argue to be the best life anyone in this world could ever have!!!

 

That’s my story.  What’s yours?  If you have a testimony you would like to share, please click here to contact us so that we can share your story.

[1] Akhon’ Amandla Lyrics

[2] Psalm 118:17

The Job Of A Leader: To Serve, Not Be Served

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“Prophets must understand that they were called to serve the Body of Christ.  They were not called for the Body of Christ to serve them.”  – Michelle McClain Waters

 

TOUCH NOT

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How poetically David expressed his praise and adoration for God! In this passage, he  celebrated how God kept his covenant promises to Abraham, and mightily delivered his seed from Egyptian bondage!  Knowing perfectly well that God has no problem rebuking even kings for touching His kids, David reflected on one of God’s perfect soundbites:  “TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED!”

Many years ago, someone made a statement that has impacted me ever since.  “The scripture says touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm,” she said, then blew my mind with, “yet today God’s anointed is touching God’s anointed and prophets are doing prophets harm.” How sad, but how true.

Who Is God’s Anointed?

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SEVEN PROPHETIC PROMISES FOR 2017

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SEVEN PROPHETIC PROMISES FOR 2017

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With each new year comes new prophetic promises.  Last year, I was amazed as I reflected on fulfilled promises decreed on the onset of 2016; some fulfilled as early as the second week in January and others as late as December 30!  These were promises that afforded me the opportunity to gauge where I was strategically placed in the spirit realm.  Was I lined up with the word and will of God?  To find out, all I had to do was feel my spiritual pulse to determine if it was beating to the drum of His Word spoken prophetically and confirmed through the written Word.  At the end of the year, once again, God rendered me speechless!

Now, we have officially in full swing of 2017 which marks the entrance into a new prophetic season.  Many words have been spoken just prior to and during the crossover into 2017. One in particular, “The Seven Prophetic Promises for 2017” [i]spoken by Robert Hotchkin of XP Ministries, which was declared prior to the election, just “magically” appeared on my YouTube channel tonight as I was laying my ear to God’s heart.  Thank God delayed doesn’t mean denied!

As I listened to this message, many things spoken were a direct confirmation to what God had already been speaking into my life.  Talk about faith boosters!!!  I was so moved by this word that, as I do with any word that I feel God is speaking directly to me, I began to type out key points to use as a reference and reminder.  That’s when I realized, I can’t be selfish.  This word needs to be shared with everyone it is intended for.   So, without further ado, here are the highlights in a nutshell.

 

Seven Prophetic Promises for 2017 Spoken by Robert Hotchkin

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  1. God is hitting the reset button.
    1. He is not taking us back to the beginning (won’t go through what we went through before).
    2. This will be a fresh start (the frustrations, failures, etc. of the past have dealt with already).
    3. This will be our personal Genesis.
      1. God brought the earth from chaos to light and a new day dawned.[ii]
      2. This genesis will address any area where there has been void, lack, confusion, chaos, unexpected delays or challenges, etc., or any other manifestation of darkness.
    4. The reset will come with grace to overcome any behavior problems or mindsets that has limited us in the past.
  2. God is giving us an Invitation to lay down our nets
    1. Nets are not inherently wicked or evil. They are a tool used in previous seasons to help us prosper.
    2. We can get trapped in nets (tools, mindsets, behaviors) that have benefited us in the past. We must let go of how we’ve done things in the past so we can walk closer with Him and He will teach us new ways, greater kingdom ways so we can see greater productivity and fruitfulness.
    3. We will not be doing something totally new. We will be doing what we’ve been doing in a new way.
  3. Unique and interesting doors will be opened to us.
    1. Past successes will open new opportunities in new fields that will have nothing to do with where we’ve had our success in the past. That success will open up the doors.
    2. It will seem that the open door is unrelated because we don’t have experience in this new area
    3. We will hit a “grace place” to know it’s a divine opportunity.
    4. Our experience won’t transfer, but it will be our gained confidence and boldness that as we go in, He will give us all we need to prosper and succeed.
    5. Donald Trump is a sign of unique and interesting doors. His business success opened the door for him to have an impact in high level of politics.
    6. WALK THROUGH THOSE DOORS LEANING ON HIM
  4. Temperatures will drop and pressure will decrease.
    1. Many have been in the furnace of affliction and tremendous pressure in the spirit in this past season.
    2. A suddenly is coming where the pressure decreases and temperature drops.
    3. Just like the three Hebrew boys, when they emerge from this season, they will not even smell like smoke.[iii]
    4. What the enemy meant for harm, God means for good.[iv] In the midst of the pressure and heat the enemy sent to cause us to fail, we have stood strong and allowed the 4th Man, Jesus, to walk in the midst of the furnace with us.  Therefore, we are emerging with our faith tested and strengthened.
    5. A great outpouring will come to those of us who emerges from this season.
    6. God will confirm His word with signs and wonders.
  5. A move of 3D preachers will break forth.
    1. A great move of 3D preachers will be found in the streets of many key and strategic cities around the world including London, England. They will be found in street corners, alley ways, places where drugs are sold, places where the church isn’t good about going.
    2. People who have come out of difficult, destitute, and drug addicted backgrounds will have vivid 3D encounters with God. As the Lord appears they will be ignited as dedicated, devoted disciples revealing the reality of Him and His kingdom with divine, dramatic displays that will draw those who weren’t even searching for Him.
  6. Offices will be inhabited.
    1. Many of us will inhabit offices of ministry and/or Christian service that God showed us that we felt would never happen for us because there has been one delay after another
      1. 2017 is the year to inhabit the office God showed you
    2. Here’s the key:

      1. Don’t push, press, or make your own way.
      2. Trust in Him
      3. Come into agreement with this word in faith.
      4. ALLOW THE PROCESS
        1. Don’t get frustrated.
  1. A move of heroic holiness is coming
    1. An Invitation to be holy as He is holy is being sent out.
    2. This heroic holiness is completely free of religion, performance, and self-righteousness
    3. It is marked by the certainty of son-ship.
    4. Holiness will become fashionable, and be applauded.
    5. Heroic holiness is a crazy response to God’s love that causes us to want to obey His Word.
    6. Our heroic holiness will impact the world around us.

If you would like to hear the word spoken directly for yourself, here’s the link to part 1.  Otherwise, copy, paste and embrace!!!!

 

Love & Blessings!!!!

 

 

References:

[i] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcceaccTlVo

[ii] Genesis Chapter 1

[iii] Daniel Chapter 3

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