LESSON: We are all called to the ministry of healing. It’s important to remember that we must learn how to stand in the flow of grace coming from the throne of God. You and I do not have the power to heal in and of ourselves. when we start thinking that healing is our responsibility, we actually step our of the flow of grace. It does not matter who stewards the gift or carries the anointing, only One has the power to heal, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. He will anoint you with His Spirit to continue this ministry if you ask Him. God longs to use you to touch others, to release them from the grip of disease and death, and to set the captives free. In 2 Samuel 22:13 David sings songs of praise to God for delivering him from the hands of his enemies.
“I call to the Lord who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” (2Samuel 22:4)
But David doesn’t stop there. He is a man after God’s own heart and in spite of many obstacles he continues to press into the presence of God.
“…you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me.” (Psalm 139:7-10)
God is with us! His glorious presence was made manifest in a humble manger. He came and lived among us as a man, because He loves us. He sacrificed His only Son on the cross, forever removing the barrier that separated God and man, so that not one will perish. By His stripes we are healed!
EXERCISE CHALLENGE: It is a great desire of my heart to see every believer operating in the ministry of healing that is available to us all because healing brings glory to God. Take this week to go back and study the principles and scriptures presented in this Facebook Activation Blog. As you read over them remember that the greatest principle is to be grounded in the reality of God’s presence above everything else. Be open, yield to the Holy Spirit, and treasure God’s presence because He is the King of endless glory! Plant your feet firmly in the flow of His grace and watch miracles, signs and wonders flow from the Throne. Trust Him even when you do not see His power manifest. The responsibility for healing belongs to God and to Him alone.
ACTIVATION: Daddy God, Thank You that You keep us from falling and that You present us before your glorious presence without fault and with great joy. Continue to allow us to flow and stand in your presence Lord. We press into You Lord. We press into your healing anointing for the Glory to be directed back to You Lord. To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!!! Amen
(Post by April Nielsen)