How many sit under church teaching and have never been delivered of anything. They go week after week and hear a message that is supposed to free a soul from bondage.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
How many sit under church teaching and never have been healed of emotional duress or trauma, things that have inflicted pain into one’s heart. They tell you to take a happy pill and smile until the day is over, but never ever offer the healing of Jesus to mend a broken heart.
Jeremiah 6:13-15 (KJV)
13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
It is a glossing over of injuries which have caused hurt as unwanted burdens to bear. They are like heavy sacks carried upon one’s back year after year.
Shepherds are supposed to care for God’s flock, but what they have done is to numb the sheep with Novocain while sermons skim over like jet skis. The flock keep going back to find healing, but healing doesn’t come.
Zechariah 11:17 (KJV)
17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
Ezekiel 34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
But our true Shepherd is Jesus Christ…
Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Jesus speaks to our hearts. He pours His healing balm into areas where no man can. His compassion and mercy are endless, there is no wound incurable. He removes the poison and mends the hurt. A child can play and scrape a knee. A good parent knows how to bandage their child with just the right ointment. How much more does God our Father know how to heal up our wounds.
A word of wisdom can bring life, but Jesus is a restorer of all things. We can breathe once again without feeling the weight of hurt, oppressing our every thought.
I know this first hand as I had a very difficult childhood. The Lord wanted to heal me, but I was too busy trying to put bandages on my pain. Not until I said, Lord…You heal me; I want You to free me from my own unbelief. I came to the place where I needed to trust my heavenly Father. I doubted that He had my best interest at heart; that somehow I would be left empty like a well that had run dry.
When we try to fill up our lives, we end up like that empty well. When Jesus fills it, we have a running stream flowing inside us; it heals and binds up our wounds.
Jesus entered a synagogue. What He said was quite remarkable to ears that were deaf in understanding.
Luke 4:14-30 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
Jesus was saying, how many truly believed in me? Not many and only a few were healed and one widow was spared from famine.
At this point you would have thought, wow, I really messed up here. Jesus could have healed my family member or others in our village, His prophets could have touched our lepers. He could have fed thousands in time of famine, but no…rather they were filled with wrath because Jesus claimed that He had fulfilled scripture. As Jesus said no prophet is accepted in His own country.
Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
Do not doubt that Jesus can heal your heart. He has fulfilled all prophecy. He will break the chains that hold you captive, set at liberty those that are bruised.
Don’t you love that; Jesus will set us free from those bruises that have been left on our hearts. He is anointed to preach the Gospel to the poor. Why the poor, because the Pharisees and the Jewish leaders had their ears deaf to the Gospel. The poor would embrace a Savior as they were a lot richer in humility as the rich were engrossed in pride.
Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I may not know any of my brothers and sisters on this blog but one thing I do know and that is what the scriptures teach. I pray that your hearts may be healed, healed of all afflictions, oppression, pain, bruising, hindrances, bondages, strongholds and any attack of the enemy. Father, send forth Your healing balm and may it go between spirit, soul, joint and marrow. Let it remove all hurt, redeem, restore and bring new life into every area of their heart and soul. In the precious Name of Jesus I pray.