people-praying-in-darkness-with-candles“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick … So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere” (Luke 9:1-2, 6). Jesus told us to heal the sick. He did not tell us to pray for the sick. Healing should not be an isolated, one-chance-in-a-100-or-1,000 type of occurrence. Healing should be everywhere. It is part of the gospel. It is what will open the masses to the gospel. It is God’s dinner bell for sinners to come and be saved. Jesus commanded us to heal the sick.  Certainly praying for the sick is scriptural (James 5: 14-15), especially for those in the church, but isn’t it interesting that in the gospels and Acts no one did so? What does this tell us? It reveals that the church has an authority she does not yet know she possesses. More