God:gifts the gift of healing; wants us to trust Him for all things....
Luke 4:23 (KJV)“And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country”.
If you are one to follow the lives of the faith healers who have gone before our times and even who are now in the golden years of their lives, one thing will have been clear is that they are human and can make mistakes.
We the viewers tend to be at fault somewhat when we have this expectation that they will live a life sacred and without blemish; not saying that is not the standard they should ascribe to, but like humans, they make mistakes as do we.
One phrase that is put out there when there is any sickness or affliction associated with them is, “why don’t they heal themselves?” Many of us look at the gifting which God grants us as an unfiltered bank which limitless cash at our disposal or the use of the gifting to be used willy nilly.
The gifting granted to us is for the body of Christ; it is to demonstrate that which Jesus accomplished when He came to earth and sometimes those carrying the gifts have to deal with burdens upon their bodies (much like Paul in the book of Corinthian and the thorn in his flesh). A spiritual man I knew always warned, “if you see a manifestation and you can’t discern what is happening, leave it alone, because you don’t want to blaspheme”. I was young at the time and did not understand until a later point in my life.
Many of us see things about ministers of God and really, it isn’t our place to put a tag on what is happening, but we do; you just might have taken somebody’s burden upon your own head without realizing that you did.
I try to get to the point of observing in silence and go to God in prayers about situations which seem to be out of the ordinary or the norm. God has a wonderful way of addressing our mental state of mind.
The next time you want to tell a minister, “Physician, heal thyself”; remember God might be doing something in that person’s life which could be transferred to you for your interference (remember the story of Naaman the leper and Elisha and his servant).
Beloved, watch and pray.
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