James 5:14 (NLT)
Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.
There comes a time in everybody’s life in which we come face to face with the fact that “if we had to pay for our spiritual health-care plan we would not be able to afford it!”
Because none of us has anything worth enough value to afford the Gifts of God.
Which brings me to why we are in need of Spiritual Health Care!
As I reflect on this matter ( The Holy Spirit is allowing me to see) clearly that often, when we teach and preach the Word of God we speak of sin from the perspective of those willfully sinning. That is, being enticed or tempted by situations, or people of a nun productive and destructive nature. But the key here is the person’s own ungodly desires getting the best of them.
However, we also deal with the presence of sin.
There are cases in which we are minding our own business “In The Lord”, looking and seeking only to glorify HIM and we find ourselves dealing with presence of sin in someone else either by physical, emotional or spiritual modalities.
In this case, I’m speaking of believer, firmly on his or her own spiritual path with our Lord could then find ourselves the victim of an evil plot to come against our platform in which to minister.
In these type cases, the ministering person can quickly find themselves needing a Spiritual Transfusion, by means of a mad dash to go to God’s Spiritual Emergency Room!
In the SER ( Spiritual Emergency Room) we must first confess our sins known and unknown then medication is administered directly into our spiritual bodies through intercessory prayer, because in many cases sometimes we may be too weak to pray effectively for ourselves.
God sees intercessory prayer as one of the highest forms of prayer, because it is done in the spirit of Agape love and with sacrifice.
Intercessory prayer teeming with love acts as “milk” and is fastest and most easily assimilated.
So, the milk of the Word is… God’s unearned unconditional love!
Nothing or no-one can heal without HIS ( Jesus Christ) love.
This reminds us that the “gift” of Salvation is free because it is steeped in God’s heart filled love. It is this heart that devised the plan and method by which all men, women and children would be saved!!!!!!!!!!!
Why would sophisticated spiritual heavy weights need to hear these basic doctrinal things at least quarterly?
To continue to grow we need to move deeper into the ripeness and richness of God’s fruit of love.
That means first we need to take more of HIS love into our own souls ( not necessarily more advanced doctrinal information) then we will be in a position to better do whatever God has called us to do, with whatever our skill level happens to be on the behalf of others.
If you think I’m over playing this remember people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care:-)
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