Are we not sick and in need of healing? I’m not just referring to ailments or broken bones – the cold or flu –
I’m talking sickness that we cannot see – the kind that lies in our souls like a disease that can lie dormant for years without detection.
What if you don’t think you’re sick?
What if you told your doctor to cancel a surgery he thinks you should have and that you no longer need the medicine he was giving you? Of course, I believe in miraculous healing, but beyond an instant, supernatural healing, would you stop taking medicine because you simply don’t recognize that you are sick?
The world around us is so sick that it no longer thinks it’s sick.
It’s not until we admit that we are sick – and surrender ourselves to God that we can actually be healed though.
What if we miss out on the healing that we need from God simply because we believe we aren’t sick and in need of his healing?
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
I don’t know about you – but I was far from whole when I first realized that I needed the healing of God.
I don’t mean washing my hands so I have a “clear conscience” but the kind of clean that comes from a deep cleansing from head to foot – kind of like a car wash doesn’t just get your car a little wet – but completely scours your car first with soap and scrubbing, then a refreshing clean water rinse.
I remember baths given by my Grandmother when I was young – ever experience one of those kind of baths that left your skin raw, red, and sore – but so squeaky clean?
The devil has made our society so comfortable by overwhelming us with choices that God never intended us to have, that we can no longer see him in our daily lives. Satan then speaks to us through his own form of reason – beginning first as a small whisper – and then as we begin to listen, he turns up the volume until we can no longer hear anyone but him.
I guess we all know how successful satan was in applying reason to Eve don’t we?
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
What happens when there is applied so much of our own reason that we believe we are in complete control of ourselves?
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.