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 Art Katz - Feb. 19th health update - continue to pray

Here is the latest update on Art Katz' health. It seem there is a good report, but continue to pray for this precious brother.

Update on Art's Health

Feb. 19th, 2007

As the saying goes, "No news is good news." We are pleased to let you know that Art's health has been stable this past month. Art has not suffered from a flare-up of the disease for some time now. He has gone a month now without a blood transfusion, a remarkable improvement after needing one ever couple weeks during the previous months. His strength is fairly good, his breathing is close to normal. So we are thankful for these notable improvements. Art does remain under close medical supervision and care.

Thank you for your continuous intercession. Do continue to pray that the Lord's diving purpose will be fulfilled through all this.

Ben Israel Fellowship


 2007/2/19 23:26Profile

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 Re: Art Katz - Feb. 19th health update - continue to pray

I want us all to continue to pray for Art till he is able to resume his ministry to the saints.

I have a question because of some of the previous statements when I asked prayer for Art.

Do you believe that healing is for the christian today? I will give you scriptures and then tell you what I believe.

[color=0000CC]1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. [/color]

[color=0000CC]Isa 53:5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. [/color]

[color=0000CC]Luk 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. [/color]

[color=0000CC]Luk 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed [them] all. [/color]

[color=0000CC]Act 5:16 There came also a multitude [out] of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. [/color]

[color=0000CC]Act 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, [/color]

[color=0000CC]Act 28:9 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: [/color]

[color=0000CC]Jam 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: [/color][color=0000CC]And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.[/color]

I believe healing is for God's children today. By His stipes ye "were" healed. Why would we question this provision other than our experience doesn't reflect it? I have sought God countless times for healing and received it. Some were very major things. I know a man who was healed of tuberculosis and his son diptheria because doctors had no cure. They were left to die and through focussed prayer God healed them.

We are saved body, soul and spirit. Full provision has been made for us:

[color=0000CC]Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. [/color]

Saved means in the Strongs=

[color=6600FF]sozo {sode'-zo}[/color]

1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction

a) one (from injury or peril)

1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health

1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue

b) to save in the technical biblical sense

1) negatively

a) to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment

b) to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance

AV - save 93, make whole 9, heal 3, be whole 2, misc 3; 110

Why would we believe that it is God's will for us to be sick. I do recognise that many godly people have died from sickness, however that doesn't change the fact that the provision is there for us. I feel this scripture pertains to the reason:

[color=0000CC]Act 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, [/color]

[color=0000CC]Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.[/color]

[color=0000CC]Mat 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. [/color]

I realize this is a hotbed of opinions, but the word says we are sozo'd - Saved completely. I am not demeaning any wonderful saints who have died from illness or are suffering from illness, I am just saying the provision is there if we understand the gift of being saved.

Once again I will mention Charles Price's ( not the young Charles Price ) book called "The Real Faith For Healing". It is a wonderful book about God's provision for us today.

I can't believe my Jesus who is the same yesterday today and forever, and healed all that came to Him, wills not to heal today. Healing is available if we really understand the finished work of Jesus.


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