GOD’S PURPOSE FOR THE CHURCH – HEALING
Not a man…Not a ministry…The Church. God has placed in our hands the keys to effectively witness for Him. It is His desire that every one of His children have a supernatural, Holy Spirit-empowered ministry to the needs of others. 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the Body of Christ [the Church]. Eph. 4:12 (AMP).
What God wants the Church to be and what the Church actually represents often are two very different things. The real purpose often is completely overlooked and many non-essentials are substituted. The Church too often has become the social center, the recreation center, the supper committee, etc. These activities may be perfectly fine in their time and place…but they are not what God had in mind for the Church. 18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt. 16:18.
It was not His intended purpose that the Church be the social or recreational center. It is not the task He set for the Body of Christ, which is the Church. The Church may even be the prayer and Bible study center…and still miss God’s mark by miles, while deep human needs…sin, sickness, and all its results…remain unmet right outside the Church’s door. 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:5. Jesus intended for the Church to do as He did:
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
REMINDER: GOD’S PURPOSE FOR THE CHURCH – HEALING!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”