Heal As Jesus Healed

Glenn Clark
Glenn Clark

Examining the ways of Jesus in healing equips us to touch the lives of suffering people

The miracles that Jesus performed were done with such ease that the methods defy analysis. Like a great baseball pitcher who throws the ball with such lightning speed that we hardly can see it, Christ furnishes so great an ideal for us that we despair of following in His footsteps.

Fortunately, Jesus left for us one example of what I might call a slow motion, close-up view of His technique of healing people who were sick. Careful study of this incident will present a perfect model for us to follow with confidence that we are following in the right path.

I invite your attention to Mark 9:2: "And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves" (KJV).

"Six days shalt thou labor" (Ex. 20:9), says the Scriptures, and that phrase "six days" has symbolized good honest work. Our high moments of prayer come, not out of neglecting our duties and responsibilities, but they grow out of facing life's hard realities with faithfulness and honest toil.

Woe unto us, however, if we become so engrossed in our tasks that we forget to take the time to go apart once in a while and pray. As a climax to any hard work there should always come a place and time for prayer.

The Quiet Hour
Mark continued saying: "Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves" (v. 2). The highest moments of group prayer come only when we have a carefully selected group who are perfectly in tune with us.

These three were the only ones of the 12 that Jesus could count on to ascend to the highest understanding of prayer. In times of extreme need it is our duty to take into the inner closet with us only those who are completely in tune with each other and who possess unquestioning faith in the power of the healing love of God.

But suppose you are going alone into the "secret place of the most High" (Ps. 91:1), without three spiritual friends available to go with you? I suggest that you take with you only these highest attributes of your mind and soul: faith, hope and love, and deposit all fears, doubts, angers, jealousies, lusts and greed down at the mountain foot.

When you enter into your quiet time, it is well to take a few books along. First, the Bible­—a statement of the laws of God's power. Second, bring a collection of poems, prayers or inspired prophetic literature that will lift your vision to the very stars.

The laws will furnish foundation to your belief; the prophetic literature will furnish inspiration. Thus fortified in the quiet hour, you will be ready to emerge into any situation with the light of victory shining in your face.

Peter would have rested satisfied in that hour on the mountaintop, and with that purpose in mind, exclaimed: "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias" (Mark 9:5). Jesus knew better. Such a transcendent experience was merely preparation for the humble work of helping His fellow men.

Best Magazine Deal. Subscribe now and get 3 magazines for the price of 1. Get Charisma, SpiritLed Woman and Ministry Today, all for $24. YES - I want this deal!

3 Reasons Why you should read Life in the Spirit. 1) Get to know the Holy Spirit. 2) Learn to enter God's presence 3) Hear God's voice clearly! Click Here to draw closer to God!

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
  • Roadblock

    6 Roadblocks That Will Stop Your Spiritual Growth

    God wants you to grow in your faith, but many of us get stuck along the way.

  • 2017 is the year that swords will clash.

    Prophetic Word: 2017 Will Bring a Clashing of Heaven and Hell

    "This is a time to cross over and not pull back."

  • Inner Healing Is the Fruit of the Spirit

    Inner Healing Is the Fruit of the Spirit

    I have been puzzled about the subject of inner healing for some time.

  • The devil will try to silence you in any way he can. Don't give him the satisfaction.

    Satan's 2 Most Potent Lies to Render You Ineffective

    There's something in you so powerful that Satan doesn't want it out. Kyle Winkler reveals ...

  • Are you willing to volunteer for God's offensive army?

    Prophetic Word: Preparing for God's World War 3

    God is searching for soldiers of the cross who are willing to volunteer for His offensive army.

  • Cindy Jacobs

    2017: Year of the Breakthrough

    "There will be a significant increase in miracles and signs and wonders."

  • Foot washing

    Shaking the Gates of Hell With a Basin of Water and a Towel

    "When I saw His foot, I knew He had come to take back territory the enemy had stolen from His ...

  • Growing relationship

    2017 Prophetic Word: The Supernatural Key to Growing Your Relationship With God

    It's vital that we understand what comes from God and what comes from the devil.

  • Marriage man and woman

    Why Marriage Is Not Just Between a Man and a Woman

    Marriage is a miracle. Let us treat it like one.

  • Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you.

  • Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Reach your full potential and be led by His Spirit. In His Presence takes you to a deeper understanding of who God is and how he communicates with us.

  • Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Receive the power and gifts that come through the Holy Spirit Baptism. Don’t go empty-handed; accept all that He has for you! His power is available to those who ask.

  • Put on the Full Armor of God

    Put on the Full Armor of God

    Break every stronghold with the power of the Holy Spirit. Use the power of your tongue to declare and decree the Word of God. Witness heaven move on your behalf.

Use Desktop Layout
Charisma Magazine — Empowering believers for life in the Spirit