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ISAIAH 8:18 

Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders

In October 2020 I started the Isaiah 818 crew to help parents take primary responsibility of their child or children’s spiritual education.  At that time due to the 2020 pandemic, most churches were closed and children’s departments were shut down even if churches remained open.

I believe the spiritual growth and development of children and youth is even more important than their academic education. With everything going on in the world right now and the usual challenges youth face such as peer pressure, bullying which is so much worse on social media, low self-esteem, and a negative mentality, youth ministry is needed more than ever.

Most parents have relied heavily on churches, particularly the children/youth ministry through Sunday school and Bible study to train and teach their children the Bible, the ways/plans of the Lord, and how to live godly lives. 

However, I believe God’s original intent was for parents to be the spiritual leaders. Deuteronomy 11:18-19 says “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

Ephesians 6:4 (New International Version) says “…bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” and Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Another translation of Proverbs 22:6 says “Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.”  I like that version. 

When I started the Crew, I mailed parents/guardians a playbook filled with Bible readings and confessions, a bedtime bible story book for daily reading and I emailed parents lesson plans, reading plans, with activities and videos to use to help train their kids in the Word of God.  When churches opened back up, I stopped sending out the lessons. But now that I have this website, if there are parents who would like to receive the original crew packet, you can email me at isaiah818crew@gmail.com and I will mail you the starter kit for kids ages 3-12.  

 

You can also check back monthly for regular encouragement in my post entitled, “What does the Bible say about your child?” 

Until next time, Jesus is Lord of All.

Tropical Flower

JESUS HEALED THEM ALL AND ALL INCLUDES ME

The Bible records where multitudes followed after Jesus and He healed them ALL (Matthew 12:15). It does not record Jesus turning away anyone who came seeking help regardless of the situation or the need. Jesus said, “I will never turn away anyone who comes to Me” (John 6:37).  He actually bids all to come to Him in Matthew 11:28. If He healed them all, then you can be healed too.

I believe God and I believe His Word.  The New International Version of Luke 1:37 says “For no word from God will ever fail.” As you read these scriptures and make the confession daily, God’s Word will work as medicine for your body. Have faith in God and His word and receive your healing.

PROVERBS 4:20-23

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
   turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
   keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
   and health to one’s whole body.

 

HEALING SCRIPTURES (New International Version & King James Version):

 

Exodus 15:26 - I am the LORD, who heals you."

 

Exodus 23:25 - I will take away sickness from among you.

Deuteronomy 7:15 -The LORD will keep you free from every disease. 

 

Psalm 91:16 - With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.

Psalm 103:3 - Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.

Psalm 107:20 - He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

Psalm 118:17 - I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

Jeremiah 30:17 - But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD...'

 

Matthew 8:2-3 - A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.

Matthew 8:17 - "…He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."

 

Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV) - Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  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.

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) - Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.


Matthew 12:15 (KJV) - But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all

 

Luke 4:40 (KJV) - Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

 

Luke 6:17-19 (KJV) - And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

 

Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

HEALING CONFESSION:

Jesus HEALED THEM ALL AND ALL INCLUDES ME. Therefore, I boldly confess I receive healing and wholeness in my body right now. My body is healed and whole from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet to the tips of my toes inside and out.  Every organ, tissue, cell, vein, vessel, limb in my body performs to the perfection to which God created it to function.  I declare no sickness, no disease, no abnormalities, no deformities, no inflammation, no irritation, no irregularities in my body.  Every disease, germ, or virus that touches my body dies instantly.  The healing power of God is at work in my body and keeps me healed.  BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS CHRIST, I AM HEALED!  Thank You Lord, Amen.

 

(MAKE THIS CONFESSION DAILY OR EVERY TIME YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINE)

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