The reason we center upon the life of Jesus when we talk about healing is we understand that He is the expression of the Will of God. Jesus is so many things. He is the root and the offspring of Jacob. He is the cornerstone and capstone of the building. He is the beginning and the end. We understand him to be the way, the truth, and the life. So when we look at something as found in the life of Jesus we can begin to understand how important that was to the will, the plan, and the heart of the Father.
There are some very powerful things that God wants to reveal to us.”
When we are talking about healing we understand that the time Jesus spent in ministering healing is extremely important to feel the priority that it was in God’s heart. Pastor John believed that God wants to move by his Spirit in healing and power in our day, in our time, in our city, and he wants us to be available to be used of him.
As Pastor John speaks to us he is expecting the things he speaks about will be much like these examples that John used in the Gospel. That there would be enough anointed by the Holy Spirit as seen in these few illustrations and scriptures to go into our hearts, and that we will realize there is a divine destiny upon us.
In part three in this series on healing Pastor John wanted to make a direction in the Spirit to sow towards the release of healing in our church. Lets not tell God how to do it or limit to one style or one persuasion. Lets be open and let the Holy Spirit move by his spirit and don’t be so quick put something down because it doesn’t fit our little criteria and idea.
I think one of the most important scriptures that we Christians could learn is we know in part and we prophesy in part. That means there is more to it than we can have. So we need to humble ourselves before God and be open for his moving, but sow towards continuing revival and sow towards greater dimensions of the Spirit by each one of us taking responsibility to grow closer to the Lord.”
John 20:30-31 NKJ
30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
John 21:25 NKJ
25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.
Acts 10:34-38 NIV
34Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. 36You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Acts 3:1-10 NIV
Peter Heals a Lame Beggar
1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.