Paul’s Vision and His Thorn (2 Corinthians 12:1-10 – NIV)
12 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Once you were born again, you receive the nature of the Father by default in your spirit because He is the Father of the Holy-Spirit!
Say the Name of Jesus for it belongs to everyone that believes! For all authority is in the Name of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:17-18)
All authority in Heaven and on earth is wrapped up in the name of Jesus!
The healing power of God is and has ministered to me, it is working in me, it is working on me and I will recover and have victory in area of my life! Even when it seems it may not be working right then it is only testing my faith…
My unwavering faith in God places me in the right posture to receive His Grace for any circumstance!
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD