“The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”(John 10:3) INDEED, “The friends salute thee. Salute the friends by name.”(3 John 1:14)
Do you see that friendship is something very special? To be friends is a relationship which transcends rank or position. It is neither formal nor legal but breaks through all barriers of status. Impossible as it might seem, a man may become the friend of God. Abraham did. If Abraham had acted only formally as a man, and if God had acted formally as God, the two could never have become friends. How rich in spirit was the aged apostle John! Yet he had walked so far with God that, when writing this letter, he did not speak of brothers and sisters but friends. He who had arrived at the zenith of richness was so full of years that he could very well have patted the head of a sixty- or seventy- year-old and called him: “My child.” But he did not do this. Seniority was forgotten, and instead he addressed as: “My friend.” Some day, when you are very mature, you may make little children your friends!
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
In Jesus’ Name I forbid my body to be deceived in any manner. Body, you will not be deceived by any virus or disease germ. Neither will you work against life or health in any way. Every cell of my body supports life and health. (Matt. 12:25, 35)