After spending two long days in state hospital queues, that never seemed to end, I’m convinced more than ever, that we need to walk in the power of miraculous healing on a day-to-day basis.
I saw suffering, patience, unjust systems, beautiful people in great need… my heart was moved with great compassion, to see God touch each one at their point of need.
One doesn’t need to go to rural Africa, or Mozambique, to develop a heart of compassion for the suffering… just spend a day inside a state hospital… you’ll walk away changed.
I found myself praying for the sick… I had so much time on my hands! And every bit of fear or intimidation, that they might say ‘no’, when asked, vanished completely. They are so desperate for relief and help, a prayer is welcomed by all!
Sitting there, I realised that Jesus, in me, is their Healer… I could not sit there, smile, and neglect to give Him the opportunity to do a miracle. Is it not the lifestyle of a Christian, to walk in daily miracles? Should we not be ready at every turn, to see God’s Hand moving the impossible into place?
It demands a command to bring about a creative miracle. God spoke creation into being. A miracle is something new being created by God, called forth by faith and the spoken word. It requires action on our part. Moses touched the Red Sea with his stick, Elisha lay on the dead boy, Jesus broke and divided the bread and fish. The action is done by faith and expectation, ushering in the miracle.
There are many videos on YouTube of Christians praying for the sick on the street… http://documentedhealings.com/category/todd-white/ It is very encouraging and faith-building to watch how others pray, and how they minister God’s healing and love to people.
The reason why walking a miraculous life is so important, is that it confirms God’s love, truth, goodness and power, and prepares people’s hearts to receive the message of salvation.
Even though I found the hospital cues very tough… the long wait, and the terrible systems that don’t work for anyone… I walked away with the gift of compassion, a compelled desire to walk in the miraculous, and the guts to pray for the sick, without pausing.
Let’s pray and ask God to use us as miracle workers upon the earth, daily. Let’s not be comfortable and content with our lives as it is, let’s seek out opportunity in every situation, to bring forth His creative miracles where they’re needed.
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
Jesus Heals Many
14 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”b