The Lord is committed to using the whole Body. In fact, we need each other. Need! I don’t like that word, but it’s true anyway. God has designed the system so that we are forced to depend on the rest of the Body if we are to fulfill our calling and experience the fullness of God’s blessing. That includes healing.
In addition, He gets to determine how that blessing is delivered. Oil, hands, spoken word, gifts of the Spirit, prayer of faith… I don’t get to choose – He does. If He chooses to use an evangelist, then so be it. If He sees fit to use the old lady in the next pew, the same. We don’t know and we don’t get to decide. We do know that when we congregate for worship, He will be there to heal. Get in faith, get in the presence of other believers, and get what God has for you.
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