Doin’ the Stuff
In a nutshell, I believe that the actions of Jesus and the early church reveal that healing, in every sense of the term, is a major agenda of God’s government, led by Christ. Most folks today think of forgiveness and the after-life when they hear that “Jesus saves,” but the New Testament authors thought about much, much more than just the afterlife when they relished the fact that “Jesus saves.” What’s understandably harder for many to believe (myself included at times) is that God sends us the same way he sent Jesus, with the same love and the same power of the Spirit. For those that think that God still uses his unique power through flawed people to accomplish his mission, here are some tips for healing the hurting with the Spirit. I don’t think that God is my or anyone’s errand boy, or that there’s any formula to this, but I’ve seen too much in the Gospels, in the early church, and even in person to walk away from pursuing this practice, as a subset of love and mission.