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21 Days of the Spirit: Day 20

21 May

Healing My Feeling

It is laughable that there was a time in the Church that we actually argued over whether or not God still heals today. Oh we have always “prayed” for sick, but there was a time when we (as the one, holy, apostolic and Catholic church) argued over whether or not we could expect God to heal. In the book Miraculous Gifts for Today: Four Views, four people discuss the gifts of the Spirit, including the gifts of healing. At the end, they all agree that God can heal today. The only issue of disagreement is to what degree we can expect God to heal.

I believe and expect God to heal today.

I believe and expect healing because I believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and yes forever (Hebrews 13:8 NIV).

Jesus is the same.

Healing is the same, because the Holy Spirit that healed through the ministry of Jesus (Acts 10:38) is the same.

He (the Holy Spirit) still heals us today. He heals no only our broken bodies, but also our damaged emotions.

He is about the business of healing our feeling. (kinda rolls of the tongue…doesn’t it…healing our feeling.

The Holy Spirit does this through the wounds of Christ. Jesus suffered similar emotional pain experience today. He experienced abandonment, fear, mental anguish, the ridicule and insults of others….bad stuff. Steve Seamands explains this well in Wounds that Heal.

As we open up our brokenness to the Spirit, he can repair the damage.

Thank God…

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Posted by on May 21, 2006 in Theology

 

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