Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Healing Thoughts Series 5 transcript

Healing Thoughts Series 5

The Lord’s Power

My Thoughts

My Hope

My Prayer

The Lord’s Power

- And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you

Let’s read together Luke 10:1-11 & 17-20  

Luke 10:1-11 

After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.  2  Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.  3  Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 

Luke 10:1-11 

4  Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.  5  And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.  6  And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.  7  And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 

Luke 10:1-11 

8  And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:  9  And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.  10  But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,  11  Even the very dust of your city, if cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Luke 10:17-20 

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.  18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.  19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

Luke 10:17-20 

20  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

My Thoughts

- It is strange how we have come to think that the “healing ministry” is some sort of side line of the calling of the preachers.

Have we come to think of healing through non-medical means as remote?

How some have even insisted that God no longer moves in this way because some scriptural interpretation indicates that this is all been replaced as soon as the content of the Bible, as the written word of God, became available.

I would have thought

That such a momentous change ought to be more clearly documented and taught within the Scriptures. Personally I can find no such teaching or instruction for me to abandon the revelation that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever!

I urge you to look carefully at these so-called references and teachings. Personally I believe that this concept is a good example of a fable that Paul, the apostle, warns us about.

Am I such a person?

I need to establish the definite link between wholeness in every part with worship.

I must accept the word preached by those long ago disciples from a bygone age and, indeed, the word that is still preached today in this present millennium. After all the testimony of the written word of God in the King James Bible is our ultimate authority.

Yes, I want to find out for myself

that healing in body and soul is more than possible.

I want to find myself well on the way to finding myself healed.

I want to discover that the Lord is the forgiver of my sins and the healer of my body.

Reading These Accounts

It’s wonderful to read these accounts

Isn’t it wonderful to read of these disciples as they first set out with these instructions? –

A little hesitant perhaps but oh so strong as they find it actually works! God honours his word when mixed with faith and obedience.

People get healed in body.

Illness and disease no longer rule.

Glowing Reports

They return with this glowing report.

It is more than possible! –

What is the message that these disciples are telling me? –

They are telling me that in the Lord’s Name it is more than possible that I will be healed in my body.

Think About This

How seriously have I thought about this?

Have I really let an idea that is not that clearly expressed in scripture to influence me to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ no longer is prepared or able to heal my body of sickness and disease?

My Hope  

I want to be like the disciples of John the Baptist who ask whether Jesus was the Messiah except in my case I ask him if it is true that the age and dispensation of the healing of the sick and the miracles of healing are actually now passed into a far distant dispensation beyond my reach and denied my faith to reach out for.

Luke 7:20-22 

When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?  21  And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.  22  Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

Look & See


How that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached!

My Prayer

Lord let your word tell me over & over that “Many people are healed of their sickness, diseases, evil spirits & have their sight restored”

Let your spirit lead me to hear these sort of living testimonies again & again until faith glows in me & my mind is renewed to take hold of your promises of healing in my body

Lord give me boldness to prayer with resounding effect for people who come to me for prayer for sickness

Lord prove my eldership by having people healed when I anoint them with oil in your name

Lord I want health & holiness to be associated with my prayers