"I don't know whether he is a sinner," the man replied. "But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!" -- John 9: 25 (NLT)
I want to take a brief detour from the journey of Christ to the cross for a testimony. God healed me last night. One of the many benefits of being a child of the living God is divine healing. The healings that occurred in the Bible were done through the power of God and that same power lives inside of us today as followers of Jesus Christ.
I woke up yesterday with a foreign pain in my middle back. I knew it was not muscular and it was too far away from the spine to be related to that. I had several co-workers tell me it was located directly at my right kidney, including someone who had just gone through a kidney stone. Before making an appointment to see my doctor, I took it to the Great Physician. I had two co-workers that I know are Holy Ghost filled and had them pray over me. I also enlisted prayer from several friends and a couple of Pastors I know I can count on who understand the spiritual side of what we face in this walk. I woke up today pain free -- God healed me!
Please do not take this as an endorsement of ignoring doctors -- God puts them here for a purpose. If I had awoken with pain again today, I would have made a medical appointment. You can however, exhibit faith and prudence at the same time. In John 9 we see Jesus healing a man born blind and the religious powers that be, who acted spiritual but did not understand the spiritual, refused to accept the healing as being righteous. Jesus performing such a healing simply did not coincide with their worldview, where Jesus must be a sinner. The exasperated healed man finally says what we see in the key verses. And that is how I feel today. I was in excruciating pain yesterday and today I am pain free! Yesterday I was thinking about all sorts of tests and kidney stones, and pain. I took it to God and asked for mercy and healing and today, I have no such symptoms anymore. I am sure the world will say coincidence. All I can say is once I was blind and now I can see!
All glory to God!Rev. Anthony