Wednesday, August 05 2020
EQUIPPED TO SERVE
Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1,2
Jesus led His disciples by example, displaying His power to heal and deliver as well as the ability to perform miracles, signs, and wonders in front of the multitudes. Seminaries don't teach this and there are very few leaders I know of who teach their people the ministry of Jesus.
When I surrendered to the Lord as a disciple, the Holy Spirit began to teach and train me in the various ministries of healing and deliverance, all of which is to lead others to Jesus. The Lord sent His disciples out to be led also and they learned to be like their Master by "On the job training!" Someone needs healing, you heal them, "How?" However, the Holy Spirit tells you to do it! There is not an A, B, C of healing, or casting out demons to follow, it is by the leading of whatever the Holy Spirit tells you to do!
Naaman, commander of the Syrian army and mighty man of valor was a leper. Naaman learned that a man named Elisha could heal him and so he went to his home and Elisha told him to dip in the Jordan river seven times and he would be healed. Naaman was furious, wanting Elisha to heal him the way his own understanding told him it ought to be done, but his servants told him that if he obeyed he would be healed! Reluctantly he obeyed and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child!
So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. Luke 9:6
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin