Summary: The best doctor is the one who cures his patient with the right dosage of given medicine. Jesus is our great healer and He has the best prescribed medicine for every wounded bodies and soul this morning.
God’s Prescription on Healing
The best doctor is the one who cures his patient with the right dosage of given medicine. Jesus is our great healer and He has the best prescribed medicine for every wounded bodies and soul this morning.
God’s prescription for healing:
1. We must be Founded in the Word of God. –v15 “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop”
In order for God to prescribe healing, we need faith that is founded in the word of God. Faith that hides God’s promises within us that enables each of us to believe in His miracles.
Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by His wounds we are healed.
We are able to have faith in God since He is the One putting it within us. It is He who started it all for us in order to believe and make miracles happen.
There was a man who got lost in the desert. After wandering around for a long time his throat became very dry, about that time he saw a little shack in the distance. He made his way over to the shack and found a water pump with a small jug of water and a note.
The note read: “pour all the water into the top of the pump to prime it, if you do this you will get all the water you need”. Now the man had a choice to make, if he trusted the note and poured the water in and it worked he would have all the water he needed. If it didn’t work he would still be thirsty and he might die. Or he could choose to drink the water in the jug and get immediate satisfaction, but it might not be enough and he still might die. After thinking about it the man decided to risk it. He poured the entire jug into the pump and began to work the handle, at first nothing happened and he got a little scared but he kept going and water started coming out. So much water came out he drank all he wanted, took a shower, and filled all the containers he could find. Because he was willing to give up momentary satisfaction, he got all the water he needed. Now the note also said: after you have finished, please refill the jug for the next traveller.” The man refilled the jug and added to the note: “ Please prime the pump, believe me it works”!
Just like the man in the story, if we are founded in the note that God has given us, we are to have faith in it. Believe me, it works!
2. We must be Active in claiming God’s promises – v21 “He replied, My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s words and put it into practice.”
We are related to God once we put our faith in action and put it into practice.
James 2:17 “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
This chapter is one of an action-packed chapter ever told in the Bible, and it’s full of opportunity that can show faith to God. Clearly God wants His children not only identified as related to God through Jesus but we need to show our faith in action. We don’t want God to confront us just like His disciples in verse 25 when Jesus asked them where is their faith upon seeing the storm while Jesus is sleeping.
“Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the good old man had carved on one oar the word “Faith,” and on the other oar the word “Works.” Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this. The old man, being a well-balanced Christian and glad of the opportunity for testimony, said, “I will show you.”
So saying, he dropped one oar and plied the other called Works, and they just went around in circles. Then he dropped that oar and began to ply the oar called Faith, and the little boat just went around in circles again—this time the other way around, but still in a circle.
After this demonstration the old man picked up Faith and Works and plying both oars together, sped swiftly over the water, explaining to his inquiring passenger, “You see, that is the way it is in the Christian life. Dead works without faith are useless, and “faith without works is dead” also, getting you nowhere. But faith and works pulling together make for safety, progress, and blessing.”