“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8 NKJV
When Jesus called His twelve disciples to Himself, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Before Jesus even told them what to teach He first gave them power!
And the instructions were clear: heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out demons! Those instructions were not for the twelve disciples alone, those instructions are for everyone of us!
Brothers and sisters, I’m trying to stir us up; I’m trying to remind us of what ministry is really about; I’m trying to reawaken our consciousness: we are not a powerless people! The kingdom of God is not in word only, but in the demonstration of power! Our effectiveness and relevance lies in the use of the power of God to minister to the needs of the world.