By Corey Green – Oviedo, Florida
When we say “YES” to Jesus, a lot begins to happen. Did you know that we were miraculously healed in Christ?… raised from the dead, no longer eternally separated from God our Father or our Lord Jesus Christ!
By His Holy Spirit, power is released by our “YES” in faith to receive what’s been freely given by the blood of the Lamb.
We are moved to our new, permanent address. We now reside in “the State” of eternal union with him.
While this certainly benefits us now, there’s an even bigger future promise that we look forward to being fulfilled when we receive our new bodies made by his perfection:
“For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands… God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit… For we live by believing and not by seeing.” 2 Corinthians 5:1, 5, 7 (NLT)
In the meantime, what can we do with our “earthly tents” to care for them?
Healing is Available NOW
When we receive freely the gift of Holy Spirit, we are saved (made whole: Romans 10:9). Then we may either continue to seek healing or desire to bring release to others who may be in need of freedom.
We can exercise our God-given power and authority over sickness and disease.
Jesus even said so:
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19 (ESV)
This is OUR new reality: we can aid our brothers and sisters in bringing faith alongside of faith to win release from all affliction in the name of Jesus!
God isn’t limited to any single “formula” as to how he brings to pass healing in a person’s life. Sometimes, we may not even be physically present with the person who is ministering to us or vice-versa.
To me, that reality is quite comforting, especially when gathering together may be limited or not even possible in some instances. For months, no one was able to visit my grandmother (“Grams”). The best we could do was a virtual face-to-face for her 100th birthday.
So, we sent love and spoke a blessing into her life that still reached her, leveraging technology.
Thankfully, the Lord is not restricted in that regard, nor does he restrict our faith in him!
Agents of Jesus
The power and promises of his words still ring true, even after two millennia have passed since he walked among us. This is exemplified well in the gospel account of centurion with the sick servant…
“Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant… Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said,“I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.” Luke 7:2-3;7-10 (ESV)
While it reads like the centurion spoke to Jesus face-to-face, he didn’t! He spoke to Jesus through an agent.
All he needed was for our Lord to just “say the word” (Matthew 8:8) via his agent to know that his servant would be healed.
We can also represent Jesus, releasing life and freedom as his agent! We are no longer limited by our former reality, separated from him. Now we are fully equipped by our decisive “YES” to Jesus!
“Therefore, we are the Messiah’s representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 (ISV)
So, whether it be face-to-face or FaceTime, just say the word!
“Again, I give you an eternal truth: If two of you agree to ask God for something in a symphony of prayer, my heavenly Father will do it for you. For wherever two or three come together in honor of my name, I am right there with them!” Matthew 18:19-20 (TPT)
That means, wherever you are, the Lord is, too!
Corey Green met Jesus while break-dancing as a teenager. Now residing in Florida, he and his wife Marnie are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. They met while both in the Army and now have three children (Christian-28, Allana-23 & Jake-14). Corey enjoys fishing, military history, Westerns and his tools. Corey loves working in the construction industry as a construction manager.