Let’s bring back a Healing Ministry:
It’s been burning in me once again. It’s time to bring back a vibrant healing ministry here at Connect. In the Gospel of Mark, after Christ called the first disciples, he went into the synagogue in Capernaum and began to teach about the Kingdom of God. He then delivered a Jewish man from an evil spirit (Mark 1:21-28). We as Christians know that Satan comes to torment and destroy humanity created in God’s image, yet many churches in the West seem apprehensive to practise deliverance in their churches, using the authority that Christ has given us. When Christ sent out the twelve, “They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them,” Mark 6:12-13.
The next thing we read in Mark’s Gospel is Christ healing, a woman with a fever, many who had various diseases, a man with leprosy, and a paralytic. I wonder if Christ had compassion on them more because of their physical illness, or more because of the inner trauma and emotional wounds they suffered as a result. Those with leprosy, the paralysed, the demonic, the blind, the bleeding, were all ostracised by society and thought to be cursed by “the gods.” I imagine their loneliness, their poverty, and their broken hearts.
I have a fervent desire to see Christ’s healing in people both within and outside of the Church. Christ said that in End Times the Church will be hated and persecuted, and many will turn away from the faith because of it (Mt 24:9-10). But we need to realise where that persecution comes from and the power we must stand against it. Satan is after our minds and our hearts. What better way to attack us than with emotional trauma that can bind us for decades?
People outside the Church also need to witness that Christ is powerful and that only He can bring true and lasting inner peace, even when our physical bodies let us down.
Please pray for this ministry, as I know that Satan opposes it vehemently.
In love and with much prayer