KATHIE’S KORNER — Strength in numbers for the greater good
There are good and bad numbers with strength!
No need to worry about the bad. Most nefarious groups are full of cowards who feel safe and that they can get away with violence and unlawful acts, being in a group full of the same mindset.
But, the truth always comes out and it’s difficult for them to work together. Plus, God protects us.
There’s an account of a healing, in the scriptures, to verify this:
A demon possessed, raggedy clothed, filthy, wild man yelled to Jesus on a shore by Galilee: “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the most high God?” His name was Legion (meaning many demons inside of him).
The demons begged Him to send them into many pigs, who were grazing on a hillside. Jesus gave them permission, and, as they left the man and entered the herd of pigs who ran down the hillside, into the water, they drowned. When the people in town heard what happened, they ran to that area, saw Legion sitting at Jesus’ feet, clean, dressed, and in his right mind. …
The cured man wanted to go with Jesus, but Jesus told him to, instead, “Go tell people everywhere what God had done for him.”
Luke 8:26-39: You can see how stupid demons are, and how ignorant people are about healing and deliverance and finally, how he was cured! Notice how the possessed man knew who Jesus was and was afraid of Him and how the demons couldn’t work together, and their plan was fatal. Jesus, once again, is our Healer and Deliverer. Follow Him!
I’ve watched teams play in sports events, only to lose games because they weren’t playing together as a team. On the other hand, the teams that practice, listen to coaches and watch and listen to each other, with a knowledge of the game always win! There is no ‘I’ in team, right?
After working in music for over 60 years, I practiced and sang by myself, (from age 5) accompanied by my mother who played piano and organ, and I took singing lessons for eight years with a coach in California. As a young girl (age 7), I sang at my uncle’s wedding, part of a trio in junior high school, in choirs, soloist in my brother’s band Jim Horn and the Blue Notes, and in the recording studios in Hollywood as a back-up singer and on over 20 CDs with my husband, Mike Deasy. I learned to follow the music, listen to people around me and blend, increasing volume and presence during solos, observing the strength and dynamics groups had who listened to each other, making harmony and a finished song or project that sounded well-organized, yet anointed.
My personal favorite is corporate prayer! Coming together with church staff, prayer groups or the congregation, such power and agreement for answers as we pray for the hurting, lonely, lost people and countries, God hears us and answers our prayers. We don’t question how or when. Our job and position is to pray. He does the healing and deliverance, all glory to Him.
My husband, Mike Deasy, and I pray in the mornings about our day and during the day for people or requests, so powerful that the scriptures say, “… Where two or more believers agree (that is of one mind, in harmony) about anything they ask (within the will of God), it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven.” Matthew 18:19 (Amplified Bible)
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Kathie Deasy writes about religion for The News. She can be reached at email@example.com.