My Answer Was Not In The Shoe! by Elaine Davenport April, 2011

If You Get Tired Of The Same Ol Stuff; You’ll Make Some Changes…

I hated those black shoes.    They weren’t exactly like the ones in the picture above; though I had some of those too.  $200+ and they did not help me one bit. Mine were white and I admit a lot of people love them. but my answer was not in the shoe.   Yet, I had to wear them everywhere!  Somewhere along the way, I let myself get worse and worse.  Only the “Glory Light” of Jesus would change me.  As one of the leaders of a prayer group; it became ironically sad that my feet were greatly afflicted and not getting better.  All I was doing was gaining weight and getting worse.  There were many days that it hurt to walk and I kept getting slower and slower  Sometimes my feet were hurting far too much for me to go to church.  In the midst of it all, I had some obligations that kept me on my feet.    The doctors had “their diagnosis” and it pretty much cost me a ton of monies with no relief.  A famous pain reliever  did the trick, til I read the label  loaded with warnings.  At first, I just began praying to be taken off of the medicine and then I woke up from my nightmare!

I’m going to tell you what I did.  I began to seek God day and night.  I changed the way I ate.  I then began to seek Jesus and to call on my angels.  I worshipped Jesus each day and I prayed long hours.  I read every book I could get, and listened to every CD I could hear.  I changed…faith ignited.  Then, I began to expect my healing and I even knew when.  I sat under Blessed teaching and when it was time for God to move…He moved!  My feet were healed!  No more ugly shoes.  More of Jesus…nothing will change…

“By the stripes of Jesus I’m healed”   That’s what the bible says but nothing was changed.  What was wrong?  I needed to find out and I needed a quick answer.  My prayers were answered by God; He took me on quite a journey!

Easter Is Not Really Significant; But Resurrection Is…

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.    Malachi 4: 2

Note:  Barnes Notes On The Bible

And (Unto) you who fear My Name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise – It is said of God Psalm 84:11, “The Lord God is a sun and a shield, and Isaiah 60:19-20, The Lord shall be to thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory; thy sun shall no more go down, for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light;” and Zacharias, speaking of the office of John the Baptist in the words of Malachi, “thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His way, speaks of Luke 1:76, Luke 1:78-79. the tender mercy of our God, whereby the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness.” “He who is often called Lord and God, and Angel and Captain of the Lord’s host, and Christ and priest and Word and Wisdom of God and Image, is now called the Sun of Righteousness. He, the Father promises, will arise, not to all, but to those only who fear His Name, giving them the light of the Sun of Righteousness, as the reward of their fear toward Him. This is God the Word Who saith, ‘I am the Light of the world,’ Who was ‘the Light of every one who cometh into the world.”‘ Primarily, Malachi speaks of our Lord’s second Coming, when Hebrews 9:28. “to them that look for Him shall He appear, a second time unto salvation.”

For as, in so many places (As Psalm 1:6; Psalm 2:12; Psalm 3:7-8; Psalm 5:10-12; Psalm 6:8-10; Psalm 7:16-17; Psalm 9:17-20; Psalm 10:16-18; Psalm 11:6-7; Psalm 17:13-15; Psalm 20:8; Psalm 26:9-12; Psalm 31:23; Psalm 32:10-11; Psalm 34:21-22; Psalm 35:26-28; Psalm 36:10-12; Psalm 37:38-40; Psalm 40:15-17; Psalm 50:22-23; Psalm 52:5-9; Psalm 55:22-23; Psalm 58:10-11; Psalm 63:10-11; Psalm 64:9-10; Psalm 73:27-28; Psalm 104:33-35; Psalm 112:9-10; Psalm 126:5; Psalm 149:9.) the Old Testament exhibits the opposite lots of the righteous and the wicked, so here the prophet speaks of the Day of Judgment, in reference to the two opposite classes, of which he had before spoken, the proud and evil doers, and the fearers of God. The title, “the Sun of Righteousness,” belongs to both comings , “in the first, lie diffused rays of righteousness, whereby He justified and daily justifies any sinners whatever, who will look to Him, i. e., believe in Him and obey Him, as the sun imparts light; joy and life to all who turn toward it.” In the second, the righteousness which He gave, lie will own and exhibit, cleared from all the misjudgment of the world, before men and Angels. Yet more, healing is, throughout Holy Scripture, used of the removal of sickness or curing of wounds, in the individual or state or Church, and, as to the individual, bodily or spiritual.

So David thanks God, first for the forgiveness Psalm 103:3-5, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;” then for healing of his soul, “Who healeth all thy diseases;” then for salvation, “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;” then for the crown laid up for him, “Who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;” then, with the abiding sustenance and satisfying joy, “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.” Healing then primarily belongs to thin life, in which we are still encompassed with infirmities, and even His elect and His saints have still, whereof to be healed. The full then and complete healing of the soul, the integrity of all its powers will be in the life to come. There, will be “understanding without error, memory without forgetfulness, thought without distraction, love without simulation, sensation without offence, satisfying without satiety, universal health without sickness.” “For through Adam’s sin the soul was wounded in understanding, through obscurity and ignorance; in will, through the leaning to perishing goods; as concupiscent, through infirmity and manifold concupiscence. In heaven Christ will heal all these, giving to the understanding light and knowledge; to the will, constancy in good; to the desire, that it should desire nothing but what is right and good. Then too the healing of the seal will be the light of glory, the vision and fruition of God, and the glorious endowments consequent thereon, overstreaming all the powers of the soul and therefrom to the body.” “God has made the soul of a nature so mighty, that from its most full beatitude, which at the end of time is promised to the saints, there shall overflow to the inferior nature, the body, not bliss, which belongs to the soul as intelligent and capable of fruition, but the fullness of health that is, the vigorousness of incorruption.”

And ye shall go forth – , as from a prison-house, from the miseries of this lifeless life, and grow up, or perhaps more probably, bound as the animal, which has been confined, exults in its regained freedom, itself full of life and exuberance of delight. So the Psalmist Psalm 149:5, “The saints shall exult in glory.” And our Lord uses the like word , as to the way, with which they should greet persecution to the utmost, for His Name’s sake. Swiftness of motion is one of the endowments of the spiritual body, after the resurrection; as the angels, to whom the righteous shall be like, Luke 20:36, Ezekiel 1:14 ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.”

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