God is doing something amazing today. For far too long, Christians have been sitting in the church waiting to find “their ministry”, or for the Spirit to give them a revelation of their special task. I’ve been guilty myself, even handing out “spiritual gifts questionnaires” for folk to fill in to find their “ministry”. The good news is that God is revealing the truth that we all have the same ministry. That ministry is the only one that Jesus ever commissioned his followers to carry out, namely: “preach the gospel of the Kingdom and repentance from sin, heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead”. If your ministry aspirations are other than that, they’re not the ones that Jesus commanded you to obey in His word. Perhaps you’re basing your plans on the “traditions of the elders”. If you don’t agree, then take it up with Jesus. Some words of Jesus from John’s gospel:
John 14:15: “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
John 14:21: “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.”
John 14:23: “Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.””
John 14:24: “He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.”
Some Churchgoers have been more active, running from speaker to speaker seeking “that new anointing” that will enable them to do great things for God. The fact is that we aready have all the anointing we need from Christ, aka “the Anointed One”. If you want to do the works of Jesus you need His anointing aka the Holy Spirit; there isn’t any other in reality. Also, to do the works of Jesus you need to walk out of the church building, be obedient and do what Jesus had already commanded his disciples to do. As you go out in obedience and faithfulness, he will equip you.
Jesus rightly condemned the Pharisees for their slavish adherence to “Tradition”. We have been just as guilty, following our own traditions that – ultimately – have evidenced little true discipleship, and even less fruit.
So if you want to get started in Christian healing you need to start by doing it.
Below are some really great links to get you started.
Dr Roger Sapp explains clearly how Jesus is the model for us to follow in ministering healing:
Torben Sondergard will encourage you to get out and do healing: