Dvorak now transitions the concept of running a race into the pursuit of healing. Wait a minute Becky! You say that God must heal us! That it is part of the atonement! So why is this being portrayed as a marathon that I must race all the way to the finish line? I will tell you why beloved. Because the false god that Becky is selling you is a capricious god. He is up there in heaven with your healing in his hand. Sure he wants to heal you; heck he must! But apparently only after you have jumped through some hoops for him. You must activate your faith! What does that mean? It means nothing because Becky made it up. There is no section in the Epistles that addresses the doctrine of activating your faith. Jesus did not teach it during the Sermon on the Mount and Stephen did not address it in his sermon before being stoned to death for his obviously "activated" faith. The problem according to Becky is not this absurd god she has created that withholds your mandatory healing for some arbitrary level of faithfulness but rather people like me who insist on a little thing we like to call biblical accuracy. We are the doubters. Mind you what we doubt is the false teachings that are found nowhere in Scripture. Telling you the truth about what God has and has not promised does not mean we are encouraging you to fail. She then launches into two scripture references further revealing that she should not be trying to divide the word of truth. Doubting Thomas's is a reference to Thomas actually doubting that the resurrected Christ was real until he put his hands in the wound from the crucifixion. Nothing is sacred however when you are trying to sell out your next big healing crusade. The larger faux pas is the complete ignorance of what is happening in Galatians. She saw the line about running the race and just could not help herself. Those that hindered the Galatians were not people talking about healing. There was no problem with healing in Galatia. There was however an infiltration in the church by a group known as the Judaizers who convinced the church to include circumcision as a salvation requirement along with faith in Christ. This is a fundamental error in the Gospel that Paul had to address. Don't you just love the implied threat at the end? Paul is warning the Judaizers because they are preaching a different gospel and thus leading people away from Christ. The end result is the blood of those who follow them will be upon their heads. Becky is now essentially saying there is a blood penalty to be paid by those who insist on following the Bible for guidelines on healing. Wow.
"There are also other evil spectators, demons, and they come in the form of lying spirits whispering lies of doubt, unbelief and failure. They will even dress themselves as angels of light and disguise their voices to tell you they are a messenger sent by God. They declare evil lies such as, "God sent me to tell you He is not going to heal you. Instead, He is going to take you home now." This is a lie to stop you from completing your race, because you have all these spectators watching you to find out if what you've been saying, "According to Isaiah 53:5, I am already healed in the name of Jesu s" is true. Why the lies? To destroy your witness, and those who have been supporting you, and many others too. Surely he has borne our grief and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed 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 by his stripes we are healed (Isa. 53:4-5)." -- Becky Dvorak
Not content with mangling the New Testament, Becky now dives into the Old Testament to show she understands neither. Yes it is true that the Bible says that the emissaries of Satan will disguise themselves as angels of light but that is dealing with false teachers, such as Becky Dvorak. Nowhere in that section of Scripture is healing discussed at all. Now mind you, I would be equally skeptical if someone said God told them He would not be healing them. This phenomenon is a sickness within Charismania alone; where people pretend to hear messages from God for other people. As if He lost their phone number and needs you to relay the message for Him. Perhaps no Scripture is more mangled by on demand healing pushers than Isaiah. This is of course from the prophecy of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. Now remember that Becky, healing pushers, and folks like the NAR all value this life. They are making money off the sheep in this life. So they read Isaiah 53:5 and assume that the healing His stripes purchased was our physical healing. Except it wasn't. The chastisement and stripes refer to the punishment He suffered and the eventual crucifixion. This healed us spiritually beloved. It restored us to our creator. Without it, we were on the outside of eternity facing a forever apart from God in eternal suffering. Don't believe me? Scripture always interprets Scripture:
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. - 1Peter 2: 24-25 (ESV)
We were straying like sheep but have now returned to the overseer of our souls! This is not dealing with physical illness beloved not even close. Sometimes the race ends. Sometimes it seems too soon for our liking. Sometimes He does call us home. If Becky is so right, how come there are not Christians living to 200? What does everyone turn in their faith when they accept their AARP Membership? This article concludes with one more mangling:
'You be faithful and complete your race. And your race is not finished until the manifestation takes place, and then there is a time of rejoicing. But it doesn't end there; you need to run past that finish line and start to testify of God's glorious manifestation in your life and lead others to His glory as well. Do all things without murmuring and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, sons of God, without fault, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world. Hold forth the word of life that I may rejoice on the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain (Phil. 2:14-16). So the next time you start to feel discouraged in your race, stir up that gift of faith within you and remind yourself that this race is not just all about you, but you have many spectators--good and bad--who need your witness of a faithful God who loves them and not only is able to heal, but desires them to receive their healing by faith. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith."' -- Becky Dvorak
So according to Becky Dvorak, the race is not over until you get healed. What about all of those people who never are healed? It's their fault! They did not activate their faith or they listened to naysayers. Look at the sheer confusion she sits under and then teaches! Because she has turned salvation into a matter of physical healing, salvation is secondary! Instead she wants you to testify about the physical healing. Not about being removed from darkness. Then she takes a portion of Philippians 2, which is also not about healing and somehow tries to shoehorn it into this absurd teaching. This portion of Philippians speaks about how we behave so outsiders can see Christ inside of us. How does this text say that we can assure ourselves of finishing the race strong? By holding onto the Word of God! The one thing Becky Dvorak paid no real attention to the entire article. The second link above is to a thankfully shorter piece that continues the pattern of mangling Scripture beyond recognition.
"The battle is raging, in the natural the odds are not in your favor, but does this mean you are defeated? No, it does not. Now is not the time to give up, but the time to pick up the sword of the Spirit and wield it in your favor. " Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17). The sword of the Spirit is the spoken Word of God. And you have to take up the Scriptures and speak them aloud until they produce what you have need of. Do you allow Satan the last word in a battle? If so, don't. Words have the power to produce life or death. It's important to override the enemy's report of defeat and death with words of faith, life, and victory. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit" (Prov. 18:21)." -- Becky Dvorak