Summary: To be who God wants us to be, we must be whole,God doesn’t want part of us, He want all of us
It’s Time to Drop Da Balm
Jeremiah 8:19-22 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
20The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. 21For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. 22Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Illustration: OUR EFFICIENCY TURNS OUT TO BE A DEFICIENCY UNLESS WE HAVE GOD’S SUFFICIENCY.
Who is talking God, and Jeremiah….what are they talking about? God’s people, and why they are in the situation that they are in….
2 Chron. 7:14-15 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
The question is … do we want to be whole?
We must be whole to be who God wants us be..
We are first called Christians at Antioch..
3 parts to God :1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. We move in…
The authority of God
The name of Jesus
the power of the Holy Ghost
3 parts to man Mind Body and spirit
MIND: Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephes. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Philip. 2:2-5 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
We have to make up our Mind… What are we going to do?
The power of the mind is used in our society today, To loss weight it is a matter of making up your mind to do it.
BODY: Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
James 5:14-15 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: 15And 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.
Spirit: Broken Spirit.. tired, don’t want to try anymore…ready to give up
Balm: incursion made into the bark, then it flows or trickles down. John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Isaiah 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.
Gilead means: Hill of testimony
Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.