The Name of Jesus! (3)

  • It makes healing possible

The name of Jesus also makes healing possible.  Healing as we know is central to the ministry of Jesus Christ and God specifically anointed Him for that purpose.  Apostle Peter confirmed this position in Acts 10:38 as follows: …God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him”.

Jesus also wants us, Christians, to heal people in His name, in this age and time.  That is why He said:  ”And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name … they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17-18).

While I was attending to my patients in a hospital ward one day, a nurse asked me to review a patient who was severely ill with an abnormally high blood pressure.  She had been on admission for about two weeks, and her condition did not improve a bit.  In any case, I reviewed her as requested, and I discovered that her doctors had done so well that I had nothing to add to, or subtract from their line of management.  However, I asked her if I could pray with her and she said yes.  There and then, I did so; I also decreed healing for her in the name of Jesus.  I was later told that not long after I left her, she fell soundly asleep for the first time in weeks.  And when her blood pressure was taken later in the day, it had gone down considerably.  She was discharge the following day, hale and hearty, to the glory of God.

Friend, you too can offer healing to the sick in the name of Jesus, if you haven’t being doing so (Mark 16:17-18).  Kindly carve out time to pray for them regularly, and when possible, lay hands on them as well, and they shall recover in Jesus name.  Amen.

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