First John 4:8, 16 tell us that “God is Love”. So if we truly want to know more about love, we are going to have to learn more about God. In John 14:9 Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father” (Amplified). So let’s take a look at Jesus and by looking at Him see the Father Who is Love.
The [same] message which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee after the baptism preached by John-How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38, Amplified)
Just to make sure there’s no confusion, the King James Version reads, “…and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.” In Matthew chapter 11 John the Baptist sends two of his disciples to ask Jesus if He is indeed the One they were expecting. Jesus’ reply, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: The blind recieve their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed (by healing) and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have good news (the Gospel) preached to them” (Amplified).
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Love hasn’t changed. In Malachi 3:6 God says, “…I am the Lord, I do not change…” (Amplified). God hasn’t changed. Love healed in the Old Testament. Love healed when He walked the earth in the Person of Jesus Christ. Love heals now.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “You never know what God’s going to do”? Or a relatively recent phrase, “What would Jesus do”? Do you want to know what God’s going to do? Do you want to know what Jesus would do? Ask yourself what Love would do and then believe what you see in His word.
Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders… And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (James 5:14-16, Amplified)
And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well… And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it). (Mark 16:17-18, 20; Amplified)
Love kept working with them. (Take a moment to think about that.)
Father, teach us about healing. Father, teach us about Love. Father, teach us how to work with You.