When we see people sick, how do we respond to it? Do we take it as a norm? Or do we perceive it as an opportunity for the realm of the kingdom to invade?
Our unrenewed mind cannot walk in authority for it is earthly bound. Our natural eyes are created to see the realm of the senses therefore it can only go within the boundaries of the physical realm.
But having a renewed mind, the impossible becomes logical. It is norm to the spiritual eyes to see beyond the natural. When we see a sick person in the light of the Word of God, we see hope for them of being healed and made whole.
Jesus demonstrated perfectly what it means to walk in the LIGHT of the Word. He is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. He is the WORD! He saw and perceived things differently way above what we can think or imagine. The reason is because He was always fully aware of what the Father was doing and saying by the power of the Holy Spirit in and upon Him without measure. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)
I so love this story of Jesus passing by and seeing a blind man.
“Now as Jesus PASSED BY, He SAW a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” (John 9:1-4)
Isn’t it amazing to think that the disciples’ first reaction was to ask Jesus, “Who sinned?” It is because their minds were programmed to the law. “If you do this, you will have this!” kind of mentality.
But Jesus awesomely responded with FULL OF GRACE and FAVOR towards the blind man. It is not about the man nor his parents did that made him blind, but this was so so that THE WORKS OF GOD MIGHT BE DISPLAYED IN HIM.
Then, Jesus continued …
“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.”
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He ANOINTED the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he. ” Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and ANOINTED my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” John 9:2-11 NKJV
Right after Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.”, He immediately demonstrated what it means to be the Light. He spat on the ground, made clay with the saliva and ANOINTED the eyes of the blind man with it.
Light is always superior to darkness. When light comes in, darkness flees faster. In the dark, we cannot see. When one is blind, one cannot see. When the Light of the World, Jesus, touched the blind man and spoke to him, Light overcame darkness and he SAW!
Another powerful revelation that I saw was when Jesus ANOINTED the man with the clay. There had been other things that were used, too, apart from the clay. Paul used handkerchiefs and aprons as well.
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” (Acts 19:11-12 KJV)
Oil was used also.
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:14-15 KJV)
Then, I came to realize that clay is not the power to heal. Oil, handkerchiefs and aprons are not the power that bring healing, deliverance and forgiveness.
The exceeding greatness of power at work in us and through us is the promise of the Holy Spirit in us. It is not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God! “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me … in Luke 4:18 – that ALONE is the power.
Jesus Christ IN us is the HOPE OF GLORY! Christ is the Anointed One and His anointing living inside of us. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.
Yes, Jesus is the Light of the World. But before He left, He called us to be the salt and light of the world. You and I are glory carriers with delegated power and authority to subdue the earth. Who will be yielded fully to sign up and take up what He has called us to do? Indeed the harvest is plenty but the workers are few.
When I was meditating on these things, I came across Smith Wigglesworth’s Devotional that confirmed my revelation.
“Who is the man who will take the place of Paul and yield and yield and yield until GOD POSSESSES HIM IN SUCH A WAY THAT POWER WILL FLOW FROM HIS BODY TO THE SICK AND THE SUFFERING? It will have to be the power of Christ that flows. Don’t think there is some magic power in the handkerchief or you will miss the power. It is the living faith within the man who lays the handkerchief on his body, and the power of God tjrough that faith. As we GET IN TOUCH WITH JESUS, wonderful things will take place. Get nearer and nearer to Him”
Indeed fruitfulness flows from intimacy. One cannot produce fruit, let alone much fruit, if we distance ourselves from the True Vine. When we say “YES” to Jesus, He will fill us, flood us and clothe us with His Spirit and it is He Who will direct us to set the captives FREE.
“But the moment one turns to the Lord with an open heart, the veil is lifted and they see. Now, the “Lord” I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:16-17 TPT)