The Work of Healing

Acts 10:38 "He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him."

These words are a summary of Jesus' ministry. The four gospels overflow with accounts of those healed by His loving hand. Some were upset that Jesus claimed the authority to forgive sin. But Jesus answered, "Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins... . He said to the paralysed man, 'Get up, take your mat and go home'" (Luke 5:23-24). 

Cure of the Soul

1 Thessalonians 5:23 "May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Body and soul are inseparable in God's eyes. The soul receives spiritual power to live out in the body what it means to be sanctified "through and through." Yet when bodily illness strikes, we tend to pray more for healing of the body than of the soul. It is healing of the soul that enables us to bear illness.