“Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.” Matthew 8:14-15
Jesus is in the healing business! Everywhere that Jesus went healings followed Him! Sadly, many theologians have it reversed today. They teach that sickness comes from God to teach us things and that all those preachers that are praying for the sick are of the devil. Yet the Bible says just the opposite! It tells us that sickness does not come from God to teach us things, but from the devil to destroy us, and that it is God, not the devil, Who is in the business of healing the sick. (See Acts 10:38.)
In this portion of scripture we find the most common method for healing the sick, through the laying on of hands. The laying on of hands is more than just a mere ceremonial practice of the church. When done in faith by someone who is filled with the Holy Spirit actual healing power is transferred.
If you are sick, one of the best things that you can do is to find a minister whom God has especially anointed with a healing anointing (See 1 Corinthians 12:28) and let them lay hands upon you! I know that I will never forget the day God called and anointed me to the healing ministry. When I was 15 years old I had an experience with the Lord that forever changed my life. While alone seeking God, the palm of my hands began to burn like someone had placed a ball of fire in each of them. In that moment the Lord spoke to me and said, “That is a special healing anointing. I have called you to a healing ministry.” I have lost track of how many people have been healed through God’s power since that day!
Amazingly, after Jesus heals this woman, the Bible says that she “arose and served them.” You can’t do much for the Lord when you’re sick! God does not get any glory out of our sickness and disease. He gets glory when we are healed! How can a person be useful to the kingdom of God if they are at home or in the hospital sick in bed? Sickness robs a person of their God-given purpose in life. God does not want you to be sick, He wants you well. First, because He loves you and secondly, because He needs you!
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your healing power. I believe that it is real! I thank you for healing me so that I can serve you.