The Power to Heal
“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)
Come and Rest in My Presence Have you been healed by the power of Jesus? Have you had the joy of seeing someone else healed? “It’s impossible for us to stop speaking about all the things we’ve seen and heard!” (Acts 4:20)
“God…has infinite treasure to bestow. Blind as we are, we hinder God, and stop the current of His graces. But when he finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, He pours into it His graces and favours plentifully: there they flow like a torrent, spread [ing] with impetuosity and abundance.” (Brother Lawrence, c.1614–1691)
Lord, as we receive Your Presence, we are filled with the life-giving power of Your Holy Spirit who dwells in our mortal bodies and flows from us to heal others.
Enjoy My PowerReading: Acts 4 ESV Audio Bible
Extract: Acts 4:4,7,10-12,20,29-31 TPT
“…There were many in the crowd who believed the message, bringing the total number of men who believed to nearly five thousand!... ‘Tell us, by what power and authority have you done these things?’ Peter filled with the Holy Spirit, answered… ‘It is by the power of the name of Jesus that the crippled man stands here today completely healed! You crucified Jesus Christ of Nazareth but God raised him from the dead… There is no one else who has the power to save us for there is only one name to whom God has given authority to release to us the experience of salvation: the name of Jesus….It’s impossible for us to stop speaking about all the things we’ve seen and heard!’ All the people praised God, thrilled over the miraculous healing of the crippled man… ‘So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us and empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously. Stretch out your hand of power through us to heal, and to move in signs and wonders by the name of your holy Son, Jesus!’ At that moment the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness.”
Listen to what the Word Says, Obey and Share.
S: What is God saying to you through this?
O: In Acts 4 there are 4 references to boldness in the Holy Spirit.
How do you discern between boldness under God’s anointing and adrenaline fuelled stirrings?
S: Have people you prayed for been healed? Will you invite the Holy Spirit to give you the faith and compassion of Jesus to heal people in His name?
Colossians 2:9-10 “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”
“Intimacy is a key to greater spiritual authority and power. We need to be able to grow in intimacy to be able to demonstrate God’s Will on earth.” (Hetland, Introduction)
Be My Spirit-led Witnesses ‘How to Heal the Sick Through the Power of Jesus Christ’ by Stuart Gramenz www.spiritled.com.au
Gramenz illustrates from Scripture that whenever we pray for the sick we are told to preach the full Gospel, complete restoration, to build their faith - and ours and to give God the glory!
Mark 16:15-17 “Go in to all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature…And these signs will follow those who believe; in My name they will cast out demons;…they will lay hand on the sick and they will recover.”
Mark 16:20 “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through accompanying signs.” It is what Jesus did in Matthew 4:23 “preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases among he people.”
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he has anointed me to [first] preach the gospel to the poor; [then] heal the broken-hearted – emotional hurts; to preach deliverance to the captives – those in bondage to the devil; recovery of sight to the blind – physical afflictions; liberty to the oppressed – those spiritual oppressed and possessed by the devil; and to preach the acceptable year of the Lord – forgiveness extended into all areas of life…”
Faith is key in healing and “faith comes by hearing the word.” (Romans 10:17)
If we don’t hear God’s Word on healing, no faith can rise to it. (Hebrews 4:2)
Share the Good News. Today’s YesHEis Video Clip: Joseph’s Miracle
Be My House of Prayer Lord, raise us, as Your Church, to carry the restorative power of the Full Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who need healing! Let this be our living testimony to our risen Christ! We pray that those who are ill and afflicted will hear the gospel and receive restoration, comfort and abundant eternal life.
Pray for your prayer list and family and friends to receive Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Pray for Australia to receive Jesus as Lord and for His Church to be His House of Prayer.
Pray for a new generation of young prayer warriors and evangelists to arise in Jesus’ revival and transformation of our nation.
Austin Cove Community Church are intentional in our prayer lives. We know there are so many different ways to communicate to God in prayer and we like to get creative.