Definition of INVALID—
Not valid: being without foundation or force in fact, truth, or law Logically inconsequent. A person suffering from disablement or chronic ill health.
Origin of INVALID—
From the Latin, “invalidus” meaning “weak, without legal force“, first known Use: 1542.
Of course we are human, but we don’t fight like humans. The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ. We are ready to punish every act of disobedience when you have become completely obedient.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Validity, on the other hand, is the genuine article; it is lawful in authority, cogency, effectiveness, efficacy, force, foundation, gravity, grounds, legality, legitimacy, persuasiveness, point, potency, power, punch, right, soundness, strength, substance, validness, weight. Its certainty is a measure of the degree to which a process or development may be realized —it fulfills purpose.
“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”
Jesus Forgives Sins—Matthew 9:1–8; Luke 5:17–26
Several days later Jesus came back to Capernaum. The report went out that he was home. Many people had gathered. There was no room left, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking God’s word to them.
Four men came to him carrying a paralyzed man. Since they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where Jesus was. Then they lowered the cot on which the paralyzed man was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Some scribes were sitting there. They thought, “Why does he talk this way? He’s dishonoring God. Who besides God can forgive sins?”
At once, Jesus knew inwardly what they were thinking.
He asked them, “Why do you have these thoughts? Is it easier to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, pick up your cot, and walk’? I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then he said to the paralyzed man, “I’m telling you to get up, pick up your cot, and go home!”
The man got up, immediately picked up his cot, and walked away while everyone watched. Everyone was amazed and praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”
Mark 2:1-12 GWT
“Lord help me forgive!“
This is the most important prayer in the healing process. This prayer frees us to receive. We have not because we do not ask for God to enable us to forgive. When God forgave us at the cross in The Perfected Son of Man, Jesus cried out, “It is Finished“, fulfilling forgiveness as the Word of God made flesh.
God so loved the world is the true heart of the Father bringing the children home to Him in Christ.
God, the Father, longs to speak comfort and kindness to you. He desires to bring you into the Kingdom of His Peace in Christ Jesus.
Prayer involves the power of God in the healing process and is life-changing. Love is forgiving strength. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by His Holy Spirit enabling us to walk away from negative and destructive attitudes into acceptance in His Beloved Son. It opens the door to wisdom, understanding and life-affirming resolutions. With God nothing is impossible! He is the All-Sufficient, All-Knowing, All-Powerful Source for all our need.
As you yield your whole heart to Him, the healing flows in changing your priorities, rights, attitudes and removing all misunderstanding and differences as we grow up whole, one in His spirit and truth.