True God As Higher Power
The Beginning of God’s Steps To Healing
The Twelve Step Program of all the anonymous meetings is a step by step plan, a spiritual practice. It was formed with the goal in mind to establish a relationship with our “Higher Power” of choice and service to others.
Whose Power do you rely on? Can all these Powers actually give you a true, lasting relationship with One who can truly heal you? Is this part of the purpose for which Christ came? You bet! Here Christ reads His own words, quoting from Isaiah 61:1.
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
How will He do this?
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Who has that power to heal? Jesus Christ!
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Power of God).
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you (Bible – The Book of true Healing): and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen
Will you ever be alone again? No!
But what does it matter which Higher Power you serve and rely on for permanent healing? You may say, ‘I heard that many were healed from their addictions through their “own” Higher Power.’ Jesus Christ alone can heal you physically and also give you eternal life, which no other imagined Higher Power can do. He can heal you from your addictions and negative way of living that led you away from or hindered you from having this relationship with God (Higher Power) in the first place — hindered you from the true power of God.
This is not new to mankind. False Higher Powers of all kinds have been with us from the beginning of mankind. Paul encountered this on the streets of Athens:
He stood in the streets of Athens, noting the myriad of statues, their idols lining their streets. In fact, there were so many that the Athenians would even be seen as “religious.” This is very much likened to our “religions” of the world, so many different views of God with even fractioned denominations of their own religion! Now, we have our own ‘gods’ such as Mother Nature, the inner man, the ‘Light,” etc. The Athenians didn’t depend on the God who created them, even though their own poets acknowledged this, that they were the sons of Adam.
Luke 3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent.
Here is the God who will hear you, who even some of their own poets realized that we are God’s offspring physically.
The real power is waiting for you for ask for help. He has always been there. He will show you a way of living that will heal you of your enemies (addictions). The Bible is the ‘Big Book,’ and His words are the salve to bring you peace. It changed my life and it can change yours. Understanding that we as human beings do not have it within ourselves to overcome sin, which truly is the cause of our addictions is the beginning of understanding. God gives us the power through His Holy Spirit and even the will to do his work.
Philippains 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
The first step of the journey in your quest for healing is to realize that we cannot change on our own power:
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Join us as we take the true steps to begin to see our Higher Power, Jesus Christ and His love, mercy, and compassion and Power that can truly heal!