… and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you”. Luke 10:9
When Jesus sent disciples out to minister to people, He made it clear that the kingdom of God and healing are inseparable. Healing in His kingdom is a given. I am a child of the kingdom – the kingdom where there is no pain, no sickness, no disease, no cancer, no arthritis, no immune system disorders, none.
Jesus prayed, “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”. One of the purposes of sending Jesus to us was to open our eyes to see the kingdom of God here on earth. This was the “good news” that He gave us through Jesus, that His kingdom was being established on earth. But how and where? Certainly not in big buildings or governments establishments or even in the best of churches. Mike Wilkins says this of the kingdom of God: “The disciples could say to the people, “the kingdom has come near you”, because it had. It had come near in the way that they were behaving. The kingdom is a kingdom of blessing, of friendship with God and His people, and it is a kingdom of healing – physical, emotional, spiritual and even cosmic or environmental healing”.
The disciples part in this was to just believe and step out in faith. That’s our part too, isn’t it? Believe in His word and step out in faith. And watch His kingdom explode here on earth! How exciting is that?
Jesus, Thank You for showing us glimpses of the kingdom. Let Your kingdom come here on earth; the kingdom You have invited us into. Thank You for making the way possible for us to draw near to our Father God and receive all that He has planned for us, including healing. Help my unbelief when it rears it’s ugly head and forgive me for it and help me to step out in faith to do all that You have called me to do. In Your name I pray, Amen.