Friday, November 13, 2009

rights of the believer VII

I think that this will end this series here but by no means is this the end to the rights that Christ came to give us. We as believers have the right to lay hands on the sick and see them healed.
Mark 16:18 ... They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.” (Please refer to rights of the believer IV)
One of the last things that Jesus said before he ascended is that we as believers can lay hands on the sick and they will be healed. If he said it, then we must believe it and know that it will happen. The word does not say that it is dependent on how well we follow the law. It says that if we believe, it will happen.
In acts chapter three, Peter told the lame man to get up and walk and when he got up he was instantly healed. verse 10..When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! 11 They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
I see something here. Everyone witnessing this were "absolutely astounded" and amazed. That is why none of them that had passed this crippled man day after day had not already had him healed. They did not know that it is a right to lay hands on the sick and see them healed. Peter was not amazed at all. Peter would have been amazed if the man was not healed. We need to establish our rights in our hearts and minds so much that we are surprised when prayer is not answered rather than hoping that God will answer. We need to stop praying "God please if it be your Will", and know His Will, because if we know His Word we know His Will." Maybe this is better---Let it be Lord according to Your Word! Just as Mary answered the angel that told her that she was to bear Jesus--"be it unto me according to Your Word." Luke 1:38---be blessed---c

ps--sorry it has been a while since I have posted--had a marriage---be blessed Kristi and Thomas---then I had a computer crash---I think I am all fixed up now

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