Members of His Body

“I have found an atonement” (Job 33:24, margin).

Divine healing is just divine life. It is the headship of Christ over the body. It is the life of Christ in the frame. It is the union of our members with the very body of Christ and the inflowing life of Christ in our living members. It is as real as His risen and glorified body. It is as reasonable as the fact that He was raised from the dead and is a living Man with a true body and a rational soul today at God’s right hand.

That living Christ belongs to us in all His attributes and powers. We are members of His body, His flesh and His bones, and if we can only believe and receive it, we may live upon the very life of the Son of God. Lord, help me to know “the Lord for the body and the body for the Lord.’ –A. B. Simpson

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty.” (Zeph. 3:17). This was the text that first flashed the truth of Divine healing into my mind and worn-out body nearly a quarter century ago. It is still the door, wide open more than ever, through which the living Christ passes moment by moment into my redeemed body, filling, energizing, vitalizing it with the presence and power of His own personality, turning my whole being into a “new heaven and new earth.” “The Lord, thy God.” Thy God. My God. Then all that is in God Almighty is mine and in me just as far as I am able and willing to appropriate Him and all that belongs to Him. This God, “Mighty,” ALL Mighty God, is our INSIDE God. He is, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the midst of me, just as really as the sun is in the center of the heavens, or like the great dynamo in the center of the power-house of my three-fold being. He is in the midst, at the center of my physical being. He is in the midst of my brain. He is in the midst of my nerve centers.

For twenty-one years it has been not only a living reality to me, but a reality growing deeper and richer, until now at the age of seventy years, I am in every sense a younger, fresher man than I was at thirty. At this present time I am in the strength of God, doing full twice as much work, mental and physical, as I have ever done in the best days of the past, and this observe, with less than half the effort then necessary. My life, physical, mental and spiritual, is like an artesian well–always full, overflowing. To speak, teach, travel by night and day in all weather and through all the sudden and violent changes of our variable climate, is no more effort to me than it is for the mill-wheel to turn when the stream is full or for the pipe to let the water run through.

My body, soul and spirit thus redeemed,
Sanctified and healed I give, O Lord, to Thee,
A consecrated offering Thine ever more to be.
That all my powers with all their might
In Thy sole glory may unite.–Hallelujah!
–Dr. Henry Wilson

(From Charles E Cowman Devotionals – Streams in the Desert) 

Mindanao Mission Highlights

A Taxi Convert 

Thank God for:

  • 689 that prayed the sinner’s prayer with us.
  • Testimonies of healing, including deafness, partial blindness, paralysis, inability to speak, demon oppression and lots more
  • Personal growth on my part (and other wonderful workers) in being used in hands-on ministry and growth in personal spiritual development.
  • Mostly rain-free evangelistic events
  • A follow up red-hot revival in a local church and diligent house-to-house visitation of new converts.
  • Physical improvements on the church
  • Credibility and authenticity among the locals for delivering on commitments

MORE PRAYER NEEDED FOR:

  • Wisdom and diligence for this local church setting up Bible studies for the new converts throughout the area.
  • My speaking tonight for the revival
  • The trip I am making to Chaing Mai, Thailand and to the Karen tribal village church.
  • The persecuted Burmese who are fleeing to that general area. Concerning this, anyone who wants first-hand updates from my missionary daughter Rachel whom I will be visiting when I go there.
  • Pray for Rachel to cope with and minister to the devastation in people’s lives, a devastation caused by political upheavals and sin.
  • Pray that I will find immediate rapport, especially with these highlanders of Thailand.
  • Pray that my background in the hills of rural Tennessee will help be put to good use in understanding and bonding with the people.
  • For my continued growth and understanding of how to play my part in mobilizing workers for the remaining 10,000 unreached people groups.

God bless you. Thank you for praying.

David Snodderly
Mission Mobilizer