HEALING “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/18/19 (Over my desk, some time back from Joel.)
“…And as they went, they were cured and made clean.” (Luke 17:14, AMPC)
One time in scripture, there were ten lepers who saw Jesus. They hollered out, “Jesus! Have mercy on us and make us whole!” Jesus could have healed them right then, but instead, He asked them to do something to express their faith. He said, “Go show yourself to the Priest, and you will be made whole.”
It’s interesting that those lepers were not supposed to be around other people. They had to live in colonies because they were contagious and considered unclean. I’m sure they debated among themselves, “Do you really think we should go? I don’t look any better. It’s just going to be a waste of our time.” But they dared to put action behind their faith. They decided, “Jesus said if we go, we will be well. Let’s go. Let’s take a step of faith.” The scripture says, “As they went, they were made whole.”
So take a step of faith. Put action behind faith.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, I choose to trust in You. I choose to be obedient to You. Even when it doesn’t make sense to my natural mind, I will obey You and walk by faith. Thank You for revealing Yourself to me and healing every part of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Over the years a study of mine has been on healing through the Scriptures. As I believe the Bible to be True I often wonder why not so much healing power today? Lepers may not be a problem today but cancer certainly is along with a lot of other deadly stuff. So how does God’s loving healing work when there is a need? Does HE love us the same today as in the Early Church, I think so. So what is shorting us out? Faith, Unity? Love? Bad Doctrine? Holiness or all of the above ? ????
FAITH… (Both individual and collective.) Remember, Faith is a matter of the heart and not the head. Rom. 10:9-10. You can say with your mouth, “I really don’t believe it is going to rain,” But in going out the door your heart picks up the umbrella. Then you really down deep, you feel for rain….. And Jesus did not do many mighty works in Nazareth due to their unbelief, Matt.13:57-58. So perhaps it is like charging a battery, each of us have different capacities but that is OK as the Holy Spirit is a voltage regulator that matches us up in unity to accomplish what it is that the Lords wants us to do. Remember that everyone in Acts 5:16 that came to Jerusalem to the Early Church, that had a need, was healed, every one. I believe we will see this again prior to the Rapture. So Get into the Word of God and get your battery fully charged up in faith and find others that are a match and find God Unity as in John 17:20-26. Then we will experience HIS Glory (verse 22) which John 2:11 teaches is POWER.
Last night at the Bible Fellowship the Holy Spirit brought to me a vision, while in group prayer, of a very long lovingly built beautiful koa outrigger canoe. But the seats were filled with folks that had never paddled a canoe before. Some did not know which end of the paddle to put in the water. Several were considering the direction (bow, front) that they felt the canoe should go in. And many knew nothing of paddling in unity, some were even back paddling. Several tried to take authority over the rest as to paddle in the direction that they wanted the canoe to go as per their past experiences But a few were really waiting on the Holy Spirit for direction and power according to the word of God. I do think we made some headway as folks got the idea that we just have to learn to work together. But it may take some time to lovingly sort all of this out without someone’s feelings being hurt. When the Holy Spirit starts a new work it is always a new wine in a new wine skin. GOD’s TRUTH never changes, but how HE reveals HIS truth may be totally different. So it is imperative that all stay very close to the Holy Spirit as HE starts to mold and join the living stones together, Eph.4:11-16. When the HIS CHURCH goes home, she goes home in great power, victory and beauty.
“There is but one church (canoe) of Christ Jesus and all who love and obey HIM are members.”
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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