The Ministry of Healing
Beloved, God desires for us to be healthy. Thessalonians 5:23 tells us, “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (ESV) Notice how God cares about our entire being. We have a responsibility to pursue wholeness (Body, soul, and spirit). The Apostle John expresses the heart of God concerning healing as he states, “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2 (ESV).
Jesus has given us very clear and specific instructions concerning healing, In Matthew 10:8 he tells us, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.” (ESV) Jesus is calling us to walk in a great deal of power as we are called to heal the sick and even raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Very important to point out that we are called to do these things free of charge. We don’t get involve in ministry to make money. The moment helping people become a for profit business, it loses God’s power. That is the reason why you see so many diagnoses, but very little deliverance and healing. Keeping people sick is a very lucrative business.
In Luke 9:1-2 Jesus “…called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.” (ESV) When Jesus is speaking about curing diseases in Luke 9:1, he is addressing the sickness of the soul cause by pain and sorrow. When he speaks about healing, he is addressing the sickness in our bodies.
In our next series of articles, we will start looking for solutions as we take a close look at divine prescriptions,
To be continued…