Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jesus heals us and wants us to heal one another.

1When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
3Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 4Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
(Matthew 8:1-4)

Jesus is the same today as he was then and he still lives on earth through his Holy Spirit in us. We are his ambassadors. Through us, he wants not only to proclaim the gospel in words, but also to heal the sick. He wants to save people and set us free from captivity and sickness.
Why is it so difficult for us to expect and to experience that he heals our sicknesses? Unfortunately we can limit God through our thinking, through our beliefs, through things in our heart which we trust. Now we want to tear down these old walls and clear the way for Jesus, who is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for or even think of.
Just as we are healed by Jesus, our duty is not primarily to pray with sick people for healing, but we are instructed to heal them. This is possible only if we have the necessary faith in our heart. To receive this faith we should indeed struggle in prayer. This faith can be expressed in different ways. Some receive a word or an impression to bring healing to a sick person. This gives faith of the heart for the healing. Of course the sick person will then be healed.
We must seek Jesus, that he will change our hardened hearts, that he will fill us with a living faith which trusts in him. We must soak ourselves in his word and beseech him to change us into his image, to give us a heart after his heart. In this way we become his instruments to heal others and to bring others the gift of Jesus love. Just imagine the power we have if we have faith and trust in Jesus. With Jesus, there is nothing we cannot do.

Peace and love,


"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

1 comment:

  1. Great post I believe most of us don't heal the sick is because many don't believe in the power of Christ. There should be no reason why a child of god can't heal the sick when we lay hands on them. Jesus told us in His word that we have this power. I agree with you my friend, it's a heart issue.