“The Healing Ministry”
“One day Jesus called together his twelve apostles and gave them power and authority to cast out demons and to heal all diseases. Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the coming of the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. “Don’t even take along a walking stick,” he instructed them, “nor a traveler’s bag, nor food, nor money. Not even an extra coat. When you enter each village, be a guest in only one home. If the people of the village won’t receive your message when you enter it, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave. It is a sign that you have abandoned that village to its fate.” So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.” (Luke 9:1-6)
“When I read this, I am reminded of whose Name has True power. It was before Jesus sent His disciples out to preach the Word that He first anointed them with Power and Authority. This Promise extended to all those who receive the Baptism of Jesus. Now, I don’t know about you, but this should set a fire within you that should never go out! We have been given Authority over every sickness and disease and called to cast out not one, not two, but all demons in Jesus Name!
“Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the coming of the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” These mighty men were not only called to preach about the power of God, but to show signs and wonders to accompany them. It seems that in this day and age, most people are so eager to preach the Word, but when it comes to signs of wonder, most people are cautious to act on. We have to have Faith in God’s Word and when it comes time to spread The Gospel, we have to believe without a doubt that these signs will accompany us. “So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.” The healing ministry of The Lord has never changed. We are called to preach, cast out demons and heal the body of Christ. The Lord has called us to do great things, but these things will not be done if we do not seek to the fullness of The Lord.