Teaching on Healing Memories

This teaching was an Order of St. Luke telephone conference call to many OSL members in Canada. Recorded 19th Feb 20017. It lasts an hour so grab a coffee, sit down and get healed from the past.
Don’t let you past ruin your present or your future.

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Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

Please don’t say,
“My cancer”
“My arthritis”
“My illness”

I believe owning a dis-ease is counter productive and not a good idea!
If you “have to” name it say,

“the cancer”
“the arthritis”
“the dis-ease”

This could be a quantum leap in your thinking and view of disease.
Moving from “My” to “the” (low case) is a better way of addressing the issue, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Owning a dis-ease it is not the best solution!
The Lord wants health and salvation, (from the Greek word SoZo)* for us all.
I’m not suggesting denial but when we “own” a dis-ease it belongs to us!
I don’t think illness should belong to us or, much worse, become our identity.

Biblical foundation.
JOHN 5:6-9
6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”

8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.

* The new testament of the King James Version of the Bible was originally translated from a greek manuscript. Since the manuscript was written in greek it makes sense to study the greek words themselves to better understand the King James Bible. A word study is done on a specific greek word to determine its exact meaning. When the greek word is better understood the meaning of different versus becomes more clear. As an example consider the greek word sozo which has been translated in the New Testament the following ways:

save or saved

May the Sozo of the Lord be upon you with power and signs following.
God bless you.
Be well, do good works and for the sake of God love one another.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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Thank you God you are healing me NOW
Thank you Jesus you are healing me NOW
Thank you Holy Spirit you are healing me NOW
Thank you Holy Trinity you are healing me NOW

Pray this prayer for the next 21 days removing and rebuking
anything negative from your thoughts.
It only takes 21 days to break a habit.
Fr. N.W.D.Mumford+

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~Fr. N.W.D. Mumford+

My friend, If you have an issue with your physician, medication or medical protocols perhaps this will help you. Personally I believe in “Prayer and Prozac!”
I believe God has given us gifts that are directly from him! We NEVER tell people to go against the protocols of your physician or pharmacist. It’s “both and.” “Medicine and Miracles.

If you say grace over your food, try saying grace over your medications. That they will “hit the target” and “have no side effects.”

Biblical foundation:
The wisdom of Ben Sirach
From the apocrypha readings of Sirach in the bible.
(The term apocrypha is used with various meanings, including “hidden”, “esoteric”, “spurious”, “of questionable authenticity” and “Christian texts that are not canonical”. Wikipedia.)

Pay particular attention to verses 1, 8, 13 and 14. Verse 15 confirms the words of Jesus to go and sin no more. The correlation of sin and “some” sicknesses.

SIRACH 38:1-15

[1] Honor the physician with the honor due him,
according to your need of
him, for the Lord created him;
[2] for healing comes from the Most High,
and he will receive a gift from the king.
[3] The skill of the physician lifts up his head,
and in the presence of great men he is admired.
[4] The Lord created medicines from the earth,
and a sensible man will not despise them.
[5] Was not water made sweet with a tree
in order that his power might be known?
[6] And he gave skill to men
that he might be glorified in his marvelous works.
[7] By them he heals and takes away pain;
[8] the pharmacist makes of them a compound.
His works will never be finished;
and from him health is upon the face of the earth.
[9] My son, when you are sick do not be negligent,
but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you.
[10] Give up your faults and direct your hands aright,
and cleanse your heart from all sin.
[11] Offer a sweet-smelling sacrifice, and a memorial
portion of fine flour,
and pour oil on your offering, as much as you can afford.
[12] And give the physician his place, for the Lord created him;
let him not leave you, for there is need of him.
[13] There is a time when success lies in the hands of physicians,
[14] for they too will pray to the Lord
that he should grant them success in diagnosis
and in healing, for the sake of preserving life.
[15] He who sins before his Maker,
may he fall into the care of a physician.

Submitted by
~Fr. Nigel Mumford+

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Having a Pity Party?

Having a pity party?
Invite Jesus to the party!
Things will change,
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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Coincidence or God-incidence?

Coincidence or God-incidence?
By Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

My father, The Rev. David Mumford+, taught me about the healing ministry, about faith and about God’s mysterious ways. He was an Anglican vicar for the latter half of his life (like me). When he was in parish ministry he would leave Wednesday afternoons free to spend time with the Lord. Most Wednesday afternoons something would happen. One of his stories he told me was about sitting in his chair after lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. He felt strongly led to get in his car. So he got in his car. He prayed. The Lord told him to start the car and take a left turn out of his driveway. He drove, praying all the time. As he prayed, the Lord would tell him where to go. He came to an intersection (cross roads) where an ambulance, with emergancy lights flashing, was stationary at the halt line… the driver was out of the cab with his hat on the back of his head looking desperate. He was looking at a map… (This was pre GPS) my dad stoped and asked him if he needed directions.

The driver said yes, he is on his way to a heat attack call and was lost! My dad asked the address of the victim. My dad said the said the name of one of his parishioners. The driver said, “THATS HIM” my dad said, “FOLLOW ME”

My dad turned around, put on the full beams of his car and the emergency flashers and was chased by the ambulance all the way to the man’s house.
They arrived just in time to save his life.

Coincidence or God-incidence?

Listen to the still small voice of the Lord.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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My new book published July 1st

Five visions on Heaven.
Dying to Live explores what Paul said, “I know a man caught up to the third heaven, in body or out of body… I don’t know.

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We need to remember the S&P when we first wake up in the morning.
We need to make a new practice of S&P first thing every morning.
We need to remember S&P when we awake from a nap.
The S&P is truly an investment in your future,
To S&P is very simple.
S&P 500
Try it 500 times a day.
Blessings upon your S&P investments.
It will make a difference in you life.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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Praying for a Soul Mate


“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Mathew 7:7

Here is a plan for your hearts desire.

1). Write down everything you would like in a mate.
2). Hold the list up to God and ask Him what He would like to bless on your list. Aligning your hearts desire with God.
3). Pray.
4). Place your list in your bible at 1 Corinthians 13 and then watch the Lord, being proactive.

Keep me posted.
I’m very interested in answered prayer.
You are “BOTH” in our prayers.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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STRESS… Mumford’s Musings

More of Mumford’s Musings.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+


STRESS escalates to anger then to rage… Then, on the other side of the hill downgrades to regret and disappoint with self.

Did you know that 75% to 90% of visits to the primary care giver is due to stress? The very dis-ease of stress. That leaves only 10%-25% of actual disease the primary care physician is dealing with! The problem with stress is that it can be transformed, or it can morph into a real, life threatening disease!

Stress is mentioned only once in the NIV but is us used to make a point, to STRESS a point!

Titus 3:8. NIV
This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

Doing what is good is the opposite of stress…
So devote yourself to doing what is good!

I want to stress that stress is the enemy!

Stress is NOT excellent or profitable for anyone…

Stress is mentioned twice in the Message… One in regard to marriage, a rather amusing translation:

1 Cor 7:25-28

“Are you married? Stay married. Are you unmarried? Don’t get married. But there’s certainly no sin in getting married, whether you’re a virgin or not. All I am saying is that when you marry, you take on additional
stress in an already stressful time, and I want to spare you if possible.”

So the best biblical word I can find about stress comes from The Message in
Mark 4:18-19
“The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.

Stress strangles what is heard… Stress translates or elevates to anxiety, fears and phobias.

Stress is therefore the enemy.

Please find ways of de-stressing…
Stress causes dis-ease…
Stress causes disease…

Dictionary simple Definition of stress: a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc. Something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety. Physical force or pressure.

Ergo, Stress is the enemy…

So what is the antidote…
What is the healing message of today?

The bible verse from Mathew 6:23

Seek yee first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.

So in other words, when we realize we are stressed to say to ones self,
Mathew 6:23, seek first the Kingdom of God.

We could even thank God for the stress because it reminds us to stop and pray… To think of God first…

Ergo, we keep thanking God for the stress because it reminds us of God…

The stress then becomes a trigger for us to praise and worship the Lord.
Not a trigger to become angry, worried and fearful.

Seek yee first the kingdom of God and ALL these things shall be added unto you…

What things shall be added unto you?

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
So, looking to Jesus we transform the stress into a form of worship…
Thank you God this situation is reminding me of you.

Of course the bottom line are the words of the Lord, as he says, in John 14:27
Peace I give to your my peace I leave with you, do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Let the peace of God wash over you when you are stressed… Use your stress as a faith builder. Turning a negative into a positive.

Stress can kill…
Stress does kills…
Stress is the enemy.

Seek first the kingdom of God… In seeking the perfection of the kingdom in His perfect peace.

Peace I give to you…

Jesus, after being awoken from the back of the boat, raised his hand toward the stormy sea and said, peace… And the wind and the waves obeyed him.

Stretch forth your hand over the storms of life COMMANDING “Peace be still” In your life…

Avoid at all cost stress as much as you can and when you walk through the storm of stress thank God… Thank you Jesus this is making me think and rely on you.

What do you do to combat stress?

Have the Lord stand between you and the stress…

Letting Him filter the issue.

Be at peace with your Soul, dear Soul.
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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