KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received freely give”
The Lord Jesus during His ministering years spent most of His time healing the sick. He commands us to also heal the sick, cleanse the lepers and raise the dead. How did He do this work?
In Luke 17:12-14 Jesus was met with ten lepers who requested for healing. The Lord did not pray for them but asked them to go and show themselves to the high priest. These men were healed as they went.
In Mark 2:5-11, the Lord asked the man sick of palsy to arise and take up his bed and go. In Mark 1:30-31, the Lord held the hand of Simon’s mother- in-law and lifted her up.
In John 5:1-9, the Lord after asking the impotent man if He would want to walk, the Lord went ahead and asked him to lift his bed and walk.
The Lord even commanded Lazarus to come out from the grave and he did.
Our Lord Jesus put aside His glory as God and did everything as a man who depended on the Holy Spirit. This is the reason he instructed us in our opening scripture to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out the devils, The Lord was asking us to do as He did. This is what is called working of miracles.
He issued the command in faith and the candidates acted on the word. It is the response to the word spoken in faith which causes the miracle to take place.
Many times we pray for the sick. This is not wrong any way, but there is a higher and better way that is the way of the master. Do as He did. He commanded the sick to do what they were supposed to do, but unable because of the sickness, and as they put their faith into action the Holy Spirit takes over and perfect restoration was evidenced.
I have received command to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers and raise the dead. I will do likewise to seek the helpless and invalid freed from all satanic and demonic oppression and aggression. I know who I am, and would give myself to setting men free.
Matthew 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”.
Luke 10:9 “And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you”.