How Jesus Obliterated All Opposition to a Miracle

How Jesus Obliterated all Opposition to a miracle
How Jesus Obliterated all Opposition to a Miracle

The Situation: Desperate–Jesus needed to obliterate all opposition to a Miracle

Jesus had just healed a “crazy” man and more recently, an incurable woman. Both were “impossible situations.”

Now He was near his home in Capernaum. Immediately an emergency greeted Him! An elder in his home synagogue requested He come quickly to deal with his twelve-year-old daughter who was either dying or already dead.

The situation was dire. Which was worse? Death, fear, or unbelief?

The Problem: Unbelief. Jesus must remove all opposition to a miracle

Death didn’t faze Jesus. But He saw fear and the surrounding atmosphere of unbelief as the great obstacles.

Why make a commotion and weep? Jesus came to restore life. But as He entered the house of the synagogue leader, he observed a commotion with people loudly weeping and wailing.

In our lower nature, we are attracted to sickness and tragedy.. As soon as we hear a report, “someone is in the hospital,” we want to know more details.

Often times, people get attention when sick. Some attention may be necessary, even Godly, but in the case of Jairus’ daughter, Jesus came to heal.

The Solution: Jesus took action to obliterate all opposition to His next miracle

Jesus cut through the commotion. Jesus spoke the word of truth. Even though the girl had been pronounced dead, Jesus saw the reality: The child is not dead, but sleeping.

Healing requires an accurate set of data points. Natural observance is not always accurate. Doctors’ statements offer only the doctor’s perspective.

The Word of God offers reality. Sanctify us in Your truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17).

Jesus’s first action was to stop fear in the father, who was the authority figure in this case. Do not be afraid, only believe. He replaced fear with faith. (Mark 5:36).

Next, Jesus cut off all surrounding unbelief. He allowed no one to follow Him except His three companions (Mark 5:37). He was adamant about this. No sceptics or wailers were allowed to trespass. No doubters allowed in the house! Only those who could push faith over the top could come in the house with Him.

Can you imagine what a stir this made among His disciples? Among His supporters? Among the friends of the elder? Do You know of any other time Jesus took such drastic action? Is this an example for modern-day ministers?

The line had been drawn. Jesus was steeling Himself against doubt, skepticism and unbelief. Emotion was focused on health and resurrection. Adrenalin raged in His body and He would let nothing interfere.

But suddenly, the crisis went south as Christ and His compatriots approached Jairus’ house: The whole house reeked of hopelessness and death. The din of death was resounding throughout the neighborhood.

Jesus immediately challenged the commotion, the attention, the emotion, the wailing, the weeping. He put an end to all of it. He put them all outside.

To put them all outside is an understatement. The Greek word is from ek-ballo. It is a strong word, the same word used to cast out demons!

Then He altered the atmosphere. He displaced the attention, the focus and the noise in the house with His presence. Apparently, some young believers learning grace were expelled from the room.

Do you think this action was easy for Jesus? No, there is strong tradition to surround the sick with sympathy. In fact, well-meaning friends and sympathizers began laughing at Jesus. The laughing was mockery and ridicule, not humor. King James translation says, they laughed Him to scorn (Mark 5:40).

But Jesus proceeded to put them all out. He insisted on exclusive concentration of focus on health and resurrection.

How I Got Healed from Stage 4, Inoperable Cancer

I understand what Jesus was doing and why He did it.

In about 2012, I was near death from cancer and had to do the same. I had to shut out all negative and even neutral influences. I was in the hospital when I realized I could no longer listen to the news. When I got home from the hospital, I asked that no one be allowed to call. I could not allow sympathy. I allowed no movies of people suffering, especially from cancer.

I requested Tom Lee, an anointed singer, to come to the house and sing hymns to me. I got a hymnbook and began to absorb the choruses. The Bible became my recipe book and my textbook. Nothing but hope and faith were allowed to enter my room.

Mark 5:35-43 is Jesus’ playbook for local church healing today. Jairus was the Father of the little girl and the name of the synagogue leader in Capernaum where Jesus lived. This man needed the rarified atmosphere of faith.

“O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise. . . .” These are the voices of the local church surrounding the needy. This is the resounding roar of the redeeming church in action. This is the triumphant cry of the army of God engaged in battle. May you be surrounded by such a chorus!

Never allow yourself to imagine that your voice has no power. Our tongues have the power to change circumstances. Our mouths are creative. Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18: 21). By the word of the Lord the heavens were made and by the breath of His mouth, all their host (Psalm 33:6).

This is the reason why I teach the church to pray aloud, all together. This is the church speaking words of faith that actively create according to the will of God. This is why people praying together in tongues manifest remarkable power before God. We need to obliterate all opposition to miracles.

This is why the Church of the Living Water in Muscatine has enjoyed a history of remarkable, supernatural acts from God.

Many are saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues.

God delivered Walt and others from alcoholism.

Sheila is alive today because of faith.

God spoke audibly to two schoolteachers–Bernice and Genevieve.

God healed me from stage 4, inoperable cancer.

And the list goes on–Randy is healed of a crushed arm bone because of the gift of miracles in a single church member.

God restored the feeling in Lenora’s hand 4 years following her stroke.

Following mastectomy surgery at age sixteen, Sheila could not raise her arm for 43 years. Then suddenly, during a regular worship service, an Unseen Arm tugged her arm upwards. At that moment she was instantaneously healed.

When the local church concentrates positive faith and love on a needy person, God acts. When the local church voices the joyful atmosphere of faith, the heavenly hosts magnify the chorus before the Throne. When the local church piles on the positive anticipation of healing, God acts. When the local church isolates a person in the cocoon of redemptive faith and hope, the power of God lifts the needy from the ash heap into the supernatural realm.

Every member and every church makes a choice. We can do what Jesus did and obliterate all opposition to miracles, or we can allow skepticism and doubt to accompany us. Let’s be courageous and do what Jesus did.

Bring on the Whole New Age

“Look forward–Don’t look back. Look forward–Don’t look back. Look forward–Don’t look back.” Alan Thorner spoke this prophetic word over me in 2019. The message still rings in my ear. Just for fun, I’ve written a poem which applies that prophecy to our current situation: Bring on the Whole New Age.

The times they are a’changin’
Where’s Bob Dylan when you need ‘im?

Flip the calendar page
Bring on the whole new age
Oh, how wide the Spirit is a rangin’

Let’s quit all this sickness praisin’
Covid talk is mostly devil raisin’

Flip the calendar page
Bring on the whole new age
Oh, how wide the Spirit is a rangin’

Kanye West said it best,
“This nation shall be blest!”

Bring on the whole new age
Flip the calendar page
God’s Presence will give us Rest.

–May, 2021

Bring on the Whole New Age

Have you flipped the calendar page?

There’s a fresh wind blowing. There’s fragrance in the atmosphere. It smells like revival.

Bring on the Whole New Age

Notice the breath of God . . .

A man related this event to me a couple of hours ago. His relatives came to visit his house this week. After dinner they prayed together for healing–a whole new experience!

I went to a birthday party this week. While there I asked a man, “Would you come to church with me this week?” “Yes, I would,” he replied. Then he proceeded to tell me how God had rescued him from drug addiction. He went on and on about a most meaningful experience in his life. I mainly listened. After about 10 minutes, he looked me right in the eye. “Thanks for talking with me,” he ventured.

Kari and I went to a second hand store last week. Strangers in the store were greeting each other and conversing. A week before, in the same store, some of the clerks were singing together. I thought, “Wow! What’s going on?”

And here’s the top story of all. My wife, Kari wore a bright yellow, flower-speckled outfit to Aldis, our local grocery store. As she entered the store, a woman she had never met came out carrying a newly purchased bouquet of bright, yellow flowers. “Here,” the lady said as she handed the flowers to my wife. “These match your outfit. They are for you!”

Have you flipped the calendar page? Have you noticed? It’s time to bring on the whole new age!

Is Cancer Caused by a Demonic Spirit?

It was a matter of life and death for me to find out the answer to the question, “Is cancer caused by a demonic spirit? Please understand. I had stage 4, inoperable cancer.

“Is cancer caused by a demonic spirit?”

The answer is NO.

Here’s why.

Many people today are healed from cancer without a demon being cast out

My mentor, Bill Henderson helped thousands of cancer patients overcome this misunderstood disease.. Bill used purely natural, yet proven alternative methods. The Bill Henderson Protocol is famous today for helping people to alkalize their bodies as a primary way to defeat cancer.

Spiritual giants have tried to heal cancer by faith alone–and generally failed

I was speaking at an international Ministers Conference in Mexico City in about 2019. At one of the sessions there was sustained prayer for ministers who had cancer. The prayers of faith were fervent. This was a highly Godly group of dedicated men and women. The men and women ministers offering the prayers were Spirit-filled. The recipients were also Godly people.

After the session, I met briefly with a couple of the leaders of the conference. I was grieved as I spoke, “You know that most of the pastors they prayed for are going to die.”

I could say this with knowledge because I had been recently healed from cancer. I knew that cancer was not caused by a demon. I knew that a lifestyle change was required for most of the men they had prayed for. You can get the Spanish edition of Answer for Cancer here.

I knew that toxins were a major culprit in the cancer battle. I knew that some simple lifestyle modifications were required to produce cancer healing.

My personal quest–I asked men gifted with deliverance ministry

When conventional medicine (chemotherapy) failed, I turned to alternative treatments. Eventually I started improving, but was bothered by the question, ” Is cancer caused by a demonic spirit?” If I had a demon, I wanted to be free from it and it’s effects.

So I asked several men that I respected, men who had a proven faith or deliverance ministry. Not one could spot a demon in my condition. Finally, I asked one minister. He prayed over me and announced with such authority and finality, “No, you do not have a cancer demon.” I never asked again.

So What Causes Cancer?

Toxins. Environmental toxins. Dietary toxins. All sorts of toxins overload our immune system and cause 90 to 95% of cancers.

The WHO (World Health Organization classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans. “The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances,” said Kurt Straif of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). “We now know that outdoor air pollution is not only a major risk to health in general, but also a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths.”

A President’s Cancer Panel issued a landmark report suggesting that public health officials have “grossly underestimated” the extent of environmentally-induced cancer among the 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with the disease annually. A significant number of annual cancer deaths in the U.S. are caused by environmental pollutants and occupational exposures; lower-income workers and communities are disproportionately affected by these exposures (American Cancer Society, Facts and Figures, 2006).

My book, Answer for Cancer lists many of the toxins in common cosmetics, processed foods, herbicides, pesticides, etc. that are in our homes, food, workplaces and air.

No, cancer is not caused by a demonic spirit. Regardless of the cause, God can lead to the healing solution. What He did for me, He can do for you.

Why is this “demon myth” so dangerous?

Because it does not go to the root of the problem. To think cancer is caused by a demonic spirit is similar to popping a pill. It assumes “if I just get rid of the demon, I don’t have to do anything else.” This myth deceives sincere believers into thinking they don’t have to make any changes in lifestyle. As a result, they die.

Almost all cancer healing requires a lifestyle change.

Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying demons cannot or do not affect cancer. Maybe someone needs a spirit of laziness cast out so they will exercise more. Maybe someone needs a spirit of overeating or gluttony cast out. What we eat does affect cancer. But to think cancer is caused by a demonic spirit is fallacy.

To cure cancer, we have to go to the root of the problem. Several years ago, a Godly and influential minister in our city was diagnosed with brain cancer. Many church people prayed earnestly for him. I didn’t know how to help him at that time. Apparently, he made no lifestyle changes. When he died, people mourned. But his death affected the faith of many. It discouraged people. “Why pray, if God doesn’t answer?” they reasoned.

Take heart, Everyone! Cancer is curable. For starters, let’s let go of the myths. There is hope for all.

Final Post in this Series Next Week: Myth #6: Faith Alone Heals Cancer

Cancer By-passes Cardiovascular Disease as Leading Cause of Death in High Income Countries

Cancer Becomes Leading Cause of Death in High Income Countries

Now this is an eye-opener. For years heart disease has caused more deaths than anything else. That has changed recently. Now cancer By-passes Cardiovascular Disease as Leading Cause of Death in High Income Countries.,in%20between%20HIC%20and%20LIC.–last accessed 9/4/2020

Cardiovascular disease was the most common cause of death overall. But in HIC [high income countries], cancer deaths occurred twice as often as cardiovascular deaths. 

The PURE study(2) was conducted in 21 countries–4 high-income [HIC], 12 middle-income [MIC], and 5-low-income [LIC]) and included urban and rural sites across five continents. Households were selected to broadly represent the sociodemographic composition of their community. This analysis included 162,534 community-dwelling adults aged 35 to 70 years. Participants were contacted at least every three years to ascertain their vital status and the occurrence of incident diseases and hospitalisations. Participants were followed for nearly ten years.

The results were published at the European Society of Cardiology (among other venues) on September 3, 2019. Because PURE study(2) was funded by 71 separate entities, rather than just one source, it is seen as highly reliable.

Note: The US was not included in the 4 high income countries comprising the study.

By His favor, God has decided to keep me alive following the scourge of cancer. My story is included in Answer for Cancer:9 Keys.

The book tells how I beat cancer. Buy it to prevent or heal cancer in your own life or in the life of someone you love.

Gerald Fuller got the book and just did what it said. In 3 months he became cancer free.

Julie Cano’s Cancer Healing without Chemo

Julie Cano’s Cancer Healing without Chemo

Julie and her daughter visited our home in about 2018. I caught up with her while she was raking our yard. (Thank you, Julie.)

Her report shows how it is possible to receive cancer healing without chemo. Praise God for gentle, non-toxic, and natural cancer healing therapies.

There are at least 300 proven non-toxic cancer healing remedies available today. People don’t have to die from cancer anymore.

I have been informally counseling people with cancer for the past five years. I rely on the insights of Bill Henderson who was instrumental in my own cancer success story. Now I’m starting a cancer coaching business on my own.

If you need help beating cancer, contact me in the form below. Like Julie, thousands of people with all stages of cancer are healed due to natural therapies.

BTW, Julie Cano’s cancer healing without chemo is in no way due to my counsel. She was healed before I met her. I merely interviewed her and gained insight from her testimonies.

Check out my book for help to overcome cancer.

Thank you!

Jesus Took Total Judgment for Sin upon Himself at the Cross

Taking the full judgment for sin was the great work of Jesus Christ at the cross.

Scripture records many and various kinds of judgments.

I once counted about 15-20, depending on how someone translates or combines. Here’s a partial list:

· Saints will judge the world–I Corinthians 6:2

· Saints will judge angels—I Corinthians 6:2

· A church court system—I Corinthians 6:1-8

· Christians need to judge themselves–I Corinthians 11:28 and 31

· Judgment following the Eucharist (Holy Communion)—I Corinthians 11:29

· Church discipline—I Corinthians 5:12-13

· Judgment of nations–Matthew 25:31

· Judgment of cities—Matthew 11:22

· Human “judgmental-ism” (criticism)—Matthew 7:1

· Judgment of the 12 tribes of Israel—Matthew 19:28

· Evaluation of prophecies and messages—I Corinthians 14:29

· Reproofs in life–Proverbs 15:10

· Discipline from a Father or from Father-God–Hebrews 12:5-6

· Judgment for sin at the cross—John 3:18, John 5:24

· The Judgment Seat of Christ—2 Corinthians 5:10, I Corinthians 3:8-15

· The Great White Throne Judgment—Revelation 20:11-15

Some judgments are eternal, some are temporal.

The doctrine of eternal judgment is the last of the Foundational Doctrines listed in Hebrews 6. This article confines itself to the judgment for sin on the cross, the first eternally significant judgment. (Notice these foundational doctrines are “elementary principles” and basic building blocks to enable believers to grow into Christian maturity.)

Judgment for Sin at the Cross

This is the most astounding, mind-boggling judgment of all. It was formed in the heart of God and executed upon Jesus. It is at the heart of the gospel; it’s what makes the gospel glorious. It bewilders and confuses the human mind unless balanced by other judgments which are all a part of this great doctrine–the doctrine of eternal judgment.

John 3:18 The believer in Jesus as Savior is not judged. What a liberating truth! Has it sunk in? Do we dare believe it? And why is the believer not judged? Because Jesus took the penalty for sin on Himself.

John 5:24 The believer already has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has already passed out of death into life! What judgment does he by-pass? The Great White Throne Judgment. This verse is personally meaningful to me. God used it to give me assurance of my own salvation.

Romans 6:10 The death that He died, He died to sin, once for all. That means once–for all sins, for all men, for all time and eternity. The same is emphasized in Hebrews 7:27; 9:12, 26, 28; 10:1-18. Did Jesus suffer enough for sin? Did He pay the full penalty, or do we have to pay some more? Must we add to His payment, or is the one sacrifice on the cross all sufficient for all time and eternity?

Romans 8:1 There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. The Greek word for condemnation is literally “down-judgment”. (Use an accurate Bible version here; some translations add conditions.)

Isaiah 53:8 When Jesus Christ was crucified the stroke (of judgment) of God’s righteous anger against sin fell on His Son instead of on all the world. We deserved the punishment (of hell) but Jesus took it instead of us!

Romans 4:8 “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT” What an astounding statement. It makes clear the man has sin, but God does not take the sin into account! Paul uses this truth to anchor justification by faith through grace regardless of the quality of a person’s life. It’s salvation based on grace, not determined by the amount of sin in his life.

2 Corinthians 5:19 God is “not counting their trespasses against them.” This is the offense of the gospel. It doesn’t seem fair. It scandalizes our sense of justice. We tend to think a man should have to take responsibility for his sin. Do we dare let this Scripture stand?

John 12:31 Just before going to the cross Jesus announced, “Now judgment is upon this world.” At the cross the balance of authority and power changed in the entire universe. Satan was defeated, Christ was exalted, sin’s penalty was dealt an eternal blow, and God’s righteousness was forever established. A new, never-before-heard-of covenant was initiated. In this all-new modus operandi the believer was declared “righteous,” and the basis for salvation and the kingdom of God was settled forever.

Truth in Scripture must be balanced

Yes, absolutely, these Scriptures are balanced by other Bible judgments. Judgment is not one monolithic event on the Last Day. Someone who accepts the truth of God’s judgment for sin at the cross of Calvary, but doesn’t acknowledge the fire at the Judgment Seat of Christ gets a wrong impression. He may think, as some accuse, that the believer can go out and live any way he wants. That’s wrong.

God in His love has initiated various judgments for various purposes. Scripture is loaded with judgments of discipline, correction, and reproof for sin. Some are severe, even to physical death (1 Cor 11:30).

Study the Judgment Seat of Christ in II Corinthians 5:10 and I Corinthians 3:8-15 and The Great White Throne Judgment in Revelation 20:11-15. Each of these awesome courts relates to the Calvary judgment of sin and helps us understand why the gospel of Jesus Christ is so great.

And let me know what you think. . .

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Megan’s Thank You for Cancer Guidance

Some emails–

Megan's Thank You for Cancer Guidance
Megan’s Thank You for Cancer Guidance


Hi Mark,

My pleasure.  Thank you for all your guidance.
Yes, God has blessed me.

I am truly grateful.

Thank you again.


Hello Mark,

As always great to speak with you. Yes, please feel free to share my journey with anyone.

As I mentioned, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma June 2017. I received a transplant in October of that year and it was not successful – I relapsed.

After trying numerous chemo therapies, I read your book and decided to go to the Mayo Clinic.

I am currently cancer free! I attribute this to incredible care and attentiveness at the Mayo Clinic as well as a healthy diet, including your suggestion of cottage cheese and flax seed oil.

I continue to meditate and pray to God and the healing power.

Thank you for the inspiration.

In gratitude,


Some comments–

Cancer is indeed curable. My mentor, Bill Henderson identifies over 300 proven cancer treatments! In Answer for Cancer: 9 Keys I name modern medicine as one aspect of cancer healing. (Doctors are really good at diagnosing cancer.)

Unfortunately, the medical profession is not so good at actually curing cancer. In fact, chemotherapy works permanently on less than 3% of the people.

The overall 5 year survival rate for those treated with chemotherapy is 2.1% according to a study by Australian oncologists (Clinical oncology 16:549e560;doi 10.1016/j.clon.2004.06.07).

For a permanent cure, we need to find the cause of the cancer. If you have a cancer diagnosis, has your doctor discussed the cause of the cancer with you? How can it be healed unless you know the cause?

Do you want to beat cancer with gentle, non-toxic healing?

One thing I do as a cancer coach: I help people find the root of their cancer.

For Megan, I was thankful to offer some inspiration. Beyond encouragement, I didn’t do much. She is a great example of overcoming cancer.

God bless you, Megan!


Publisher’s note: This powerful story is from Paul ANderson–not a relative, but a friend. I want everyone to know Paul wrote it, not me.

Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson

Karen and I were living at 1603 W. 7th St., San Pedro, California. We had a good-size home, and we chose to share our living space with friends and relatives. One Christmas we invited a homeless young couple in with an infant. We usually knew the people well who joined us. They needed a place, and we had room downstairs. It was nice, with its own entrance, bathroom, and living room. For our Christmas Eve service, I used their baby to help people visualize the marvel of the incarnation.

He was a handy-man and did some work in our garden, making some steps that are still functioning well today. I helped him and he helped me. Until he left. Then he helped himself to some of our stuff, like pots and pans and my guitar, the best one! Don Barteld from our church also assisted him, and he managed to buy something on Don’s credit card. And they were gone.

No thank-you, no promise to pay us back. They left by ripping us off. It didn’t feel good. We had gone out of our way to help them. They weren’t married and we didn’t make a deal out of that They were welcomed like honored guests. And when they left, they treated us like scum.

This morning I was reading in Luke 6 where Jesus says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them…But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil” (27-32,35)

Many of us have heard about Corrie ten Boom struggling to forgive a German guard who showed up at a meeting where she was speaking. He served where Corrie and her sister Betsy were imprisoned and where Betsy died after cruel treatment. He came up to the front afterward. She could see him out of the corner of her eye as she talked to people. A difficult moment. Could she forgive? Would she? She had to search her heart.

She felt the pain, but she found grace to forgive him, and perhaps a million people have heard, read, or seen the story (there’s a movie). Had she not forgiven him, she would have been tormented (Matthew 18:34), as Jesus says will happen if we do not forgive others from our heart (35). The tormentors are probably demons, who like rats enjoy hanging around garbage–unforgiveness, hostility, resentment, rage. Forgiveness releases the offender–and the offended one! Two for two!

Today I spoke out forgiveness to the young man who took advantage of us. I might have forgiven him before, but I wanted to make sure. I urge you as well to forgive if you have been taken advantage of–and God Himself will pay you back. Great deal!

Toxic–The Issue of Forgiveness

Toxic--the Issue of forgiveness

A believer will get in serious trouble with God, if forgiveness is received for personal sin and then forgiveness withheld when it should be extended.

Over many years, I have observed the dead-end trap of unforgiveness. It results in hardness of heart, severed relationships, and bitterness. Hebrews 12 has a serious warning of bitterness, and its power cutting off the power of grace in our lives.

The Problem of Hurts

Everyone gets hurt by others; there are no exceptions. The painful hurts to the heart bring a person to the brink of a life-changing decision. If we forgive, release the offending party, proceed into deep worship, the result will be freedom, joy, and a major step into the heart of Jesus Christ. If we live in unforgiveness, the resulting path leads to a dark path and a dead end.

To live in a condition of a hard heart means we allow someone else’s sin to keep us in bondage. It is a sophisticated trap of the enemy. The offending party may never come and ask for forgiveness. If we wait for them, we let them dictate the condition of our heart. We must resist and refuse someone else’s sin to keep us in an emotional prison.

The Glorious News

The glorious good news of the gospel is that in Jesus Christ, through the shedding of His Blood, we can be forgiven. Our sin penalty, past, present, and future has been paid in full, because of the Blood. God extends to the dead and unworthy sinner, forgivenesses, freedom, and a life of increasing joy and liberty. Unforgiveness, on our part, is a great detour off the spiritual road of life and peace.

When sinned against, go to Jesus Christ and His throne of grace, bow deeply and give Him your pained and troubled heart. He can and will give you the divine ability to forgive.

He can release into your spirit, “Father forgive them, they do not know what they do.” He speaks that way always, from the Cross of Calvary to around the world. True forgiveness is rooted in Christ, it is the outflow of His divine life from our born again spirit.

Two Examples of Forgiveness

During WW II, Cory and Betsy Ten Boom were arrested and put in prison for their ministry to the Jews during the days of Nazi terror.  Betsy was cruelly treated by a harsh, demonized, prison guard. The treatment resulted in her death.

Later, Cory would be set free from prison, resume her life, which grew into an international ministry and testimony of Jesus Christ. She recounted her meeting the guard responsible for her sister’s death. She agonized, in her painful memories and hatred toward the guard. She also testified of her breakthrough into the heart of His grace, her powerful forgiving encounter with the guard and the release it brought to the guard and her.

In 1989, our firstborn, Carolyn was hit head on by a drunk driver, less than two miles from our home. The Lord spared her life, the car was totaled, and mom and dad were left to move on. Later, during the trial of the driver, we had a private meeting with the driver in the office of the presiding judge. He was a broken man, embarrassed, teary, and vulnerable.

After going over a few points regarding the accident, we each forgave him and released him.

It was a powerful moment in the room. Later in the courtroom, the judge recounted our time in his office, and declared his wish that everyone in the courtroom could have  experienced the drama and life in his office, that day. JESUS PREVAILED AND WON.

I pray that all who read this short admonition will come into the deep joy of divine forgiveness. Forgiveness for your sin, and the life giving joy of extending forgiveness to others.

Grace, grace,  and more of His abundant grace.

Foundational Scripture Behind Forgiveness

“Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

“For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.

So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.

But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.’ So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.

So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.

Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’ And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Matthew 18:21-35

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Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh

Send Answer for Cancer: 9 Keys to Rush Limbaugh

Dear Rush Limbaugh,

I saw in the Wall Street Journal that you have lung cancer and are taking medical treatments. God bless you and may you soon recover.

(Before I continue, congratulations for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union Address. What a great honor!)

Rush, I too had cancer – the worst kind, stage four inoperable cancer. I write you because I had a pastor friend named Ron who was attacked by cancer. If I had known then what I know now, I might have been able to save him. I didn’t know how to help him, so I lost him. I don’t want to remain silent with you now.

Your situation is undoubtedly different from mine and my pastor friend. I took chemo, got better, and thought I was cured. But after 30 days the cancer came roaring back. I nearly died. The doctor gave me a 10% chance to survive.

I took more chemo, but realized that if I were to survive, I’d have to find something beyond conventional medicine.

Many well-meaning people offered me advice – advice that I didn’t need and didn’t ask for. I do not want to do that with you. I simply ask, “What can I do to help?”

If you wish, I could send you a copy of my book Answer for Cancer: 9 Keys. But I won’t send it unless you ask. Alternatively, you can get it directly from Amazon.

Please take heart. I am well today because of the keys in the book. Nobody needs to die from cancer anymore. There’s hope. Cancer is not a death sentence.

One of the keys that helped me was Christian meditation. While I was meditating on a Bible passage (Galatians 3:13), God’s presence came over me in such a way that I knew I was healed. I did other natural and spiritual things too.

I like to say, “I’m not in remission, I’m on a mission — a mission to see many people freed from cancer.”

I pray for your quick recovery. May God bless you.


B Mark Anderson


Publishers note: It’s unlikely that Rush Limbaugh will see my “Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh.” He’s not on my mailing list. At least not yet! But here’s his email address: If enough people send this open letter to his staff, he may get a copy of my life-saving book.

As you probably know, stage four cancer is usually fatal. Do Rush or anyone you know with cancer a favor and send them this open letter. Or better yet, get a copy of the book and pass it on.