These signs will accompany those who believe:…they will place their hands on the sick and they will be well.” Mark 16:18
Jesus sent out 72 “others” in Luke 10. We know very little about them except that they weren’t the wise and learned, and Jesus called them little children. (see Luke 10:21). He sent them out around the towns where He was about to go, and told them to heal the sick and preach the Kingdom of God. I just want to be an “other.”
This was what Jesus was training His disciples to do. Heal the sick! In the Great Commission we are sent out to make disciples. Who is our model for disciple-making? Should it be Jesus? He sent them out to heal the sick. Should we do the same? Are we really making Biblical disciples if we don’t? These were the questions that hit me between the eyes after my first 12 years of ministry.
I wanted to be a “Disciple” and to make “Disciples.” I wanted Jesus to be my model, and it seems that He wanted those who believe and follow after him to be able to heal the sick. I knew nothing about doing that—and thus began the quest that I have been on now for 15 plus years.
Did you know that the first healing took place in the book of Genesis and that healing is in most of the books of the Bible? I wrote a book called “Lord, Heal Me.” that expounds every passage on healing in the Bible.
If healing should be part of the life of those who believe, do you believe? That is the question I had to ask myself. It was hard for me to be honest, but I’m so glad that I was!