Facing Fear - Escape & Pray Devotionals - Day 8

Read Luke 10: v9

'Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’' Luke 10

Have you ever prayed for healing? And then followed it up by asking "are you feeling any better?" It can feel a bit scary, almost like God's reputation is on the line!

We've all seen cringey claims of healing. The problem with focusing on the dysfunctional is that we fail to actually demonstrate faith that can make a difference. Healing becomes theoretical, an awkward debate and comfort rules. 

Jesus' instructions are "heal the sick".
We think, "arghhh we can't heal, we don't have power to heal!" Or do we? Jesus places the responsibility to heal in our corner.  Why? Well, it seems when Jesus sends us out, he really believes we have his authority to heal.  

So, how about laying theory aside and putting Jesus’ words to the test?

Some simple instructions when the opportunity comes to heal the sick. 

  1. Ask if you can place a hand on their body and pray for healing.
  2. Keep your eyes open.
  3. Command in a normal voice the pain/sickness to leave (this is a very short prayer!)
  4. Ask the person if there is ANY change.   
  5. If there is, thank God, and command healing again if necessary.
  6. Tell them what they're experiencing (Jesus’ love and power). 
  7. Keep repeating till they're healed / had enough!


Lord, thank you that you've given me authority to heal. Give me courage to step out and test this authority and persevere till I see people healed as a sign of your love. Amen 


If you know anyone sick or meet someone saying they're in pain or need healing then practice Jesus' ministry of healing. 

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