Apostle Mario Rivera.
One of the things the Lord wants do work in our lives is to rest and rest from those experiences that cause pain to our lives; in some point in our lives we have lived something painful and this pain continues up to now, but today the Lord will set us free from this pain because we know that the Lord carry over His shoulders all our pain therefore we do not have to be living this pain anymore. The word TERAPEUOwas used in the Bible in the divine commission given to the Apostles to heal the people, heal and be healthy G2390 and G2323. Because in Christ we have hope to be healthy from all pain we had lived.
Isaiah 53:3He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
In this verse we read that the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice in the next verses we read all the difficulties He had to live in order to restore our life completely, in one version we read that He heal our scars it is not an injure because injures bleed and scars do not bleed any more, somehow are healed but are there we are able to talk about it; there are sources of pain one is when the devil tries to stop us, those are called attacks, and the pain from God from His weight of glory this is a test.
PAIN FROM GOD
- Pain as a vehicle that takes you to a different level.
- God tests our hearts to see our faith and fidelity. (Deut 8:2, 1 Peter 1:6-7)
- It is necessary. Acts 14:22
- We share suffering with Jesus. 1 Peter 4:12-13
There is a different purpose for the pain that comes from God.
PAIN FROM THE DEVIL
- Feel pain and cry with no consolation
- They feel lonely (Isaiah 1:6)
Definition of PAIN: It is a deep feeling or injures in our soul that is not healed and still bleed. We have to experiment an interior healing and this is completely different from being liberated. There is a huge presentence of the people in the church that are still battling with this pains this people experiment the pain cycle:
- A negative event
- An emotional injures.
- Has different reaction of pain such as fear, bitterness, anger and resentment.
- This person is hurt and hurts others.
When we live a negative event in our life we call it a trauma, de definition of trauma is a Greek word that means injure our drill now well this is a injure in the human spirit, if we have a hole in our soul by this hole the blessing or the fullness of the Lord might be escaping from our soul. (Luke 10:33-34) the good Samaritan healed the man’s injures, soul. We need to be liberated from our negative memory and be fully healed, and it is necessary and it is possible to be self-liberated; when we mention a self-liberation because our memory works in two ways, naturally and biblically; remembering (Isaiah 46:9) and forgetting (Isaiah 43:18), therefore when the Lord heals us he is going to erase from our mind what causes pain, and we will forget.
Because when we remember something hurtful that happened to us we live again and feel whatever happened and there is when we touch our injury to bleed, and the Lord doesn’t want us to do this He wants us to focus in our present and enjoy it and our future. Now well when we forget we do not give value to what happened and how valuable is the emotion that is connected to the event but our mind battles because it gives a high value to the lived experienced and we carry around for long time this pain because it denies to forget; but the time a pain could last depends on the personality, pride, the emotional importance, we tend to chance the facts but not the consequences, decide not to forget and not to chance our attitude.
Philippians 3:13-15Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
What God can do to heal us; there are three ways in which He performs but this depends how hard we cry: the first one is the definite or complete health this means that the painful past is erased completely and will not come back to hunt us because the Lord will delete them completely. But there is other type that is a mitigate health that the pain decreases Job 11:16-17. In Romans 8:28 we read that some people know how to handle their pain.
Jeremiah 17:14Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.