Healing-Kindness-Forgiveness – Luke 6

From the beginning of Luke 6, verse 1 to the very last verse, we are given guidelines on how we are to live up to our names as human-KIND.  Luke 6 covers the human being from the inside out, from top to bottom.  It covers money, health, neighbours, enemies, love, hate, hunger, anger, forgiveness.

The very last verse is about SPEECH.  Yep, it’s about that forked tongue of ours:  the one we use to flatter someone to their face and gossip about behind their back.  The tongue is deadly.

:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

The tongue can also impact your health.  If you speak things like “Oh, I’m so sick.”  you will continue to feed that sickness by your words and thoughts!!

The tongue is quite a lethal weapon and it does make us sick if we use it in a negative way.

Yeshua HealingBelief (Faith) and Trust (in the Faithfulness of the Father) are very much a part of every healing we experience.

When we are ill and need extra help to help our bodies heal themselves, we often pray to the Father for healing, even if we only believe a little bit in miracles.  As Scripture tells us, “faith as tiny as a mustard seed can move mountains.”  {my paraphrase}

We seek medical and alternative medical treatment.  We seek these things because we have a “sort of”  kind of belief that they will help us to feel better.

As one who practices in the energy therapy field, it is about the “desire” of the client and the “agreed upon intent” of the client and the practitioner.

You do not need the intervention or assistance of anyone.  You need only have this desire coupled with belief (your faith) and faith in YHWH’s faithfulness.  No medical doctor or other person heals.  We are all instruments of the Healer, the Creator.

A little more on the healing touch and my personal experiences as they relate to my journey through various religious denominations.  Also am including some more information about Yeshua and how he healed.  It was actually part of today’s reading in Luke 6 – the blog I wrote earlier on the rich getting richer.

I’ve been looked at by some “christian” friends with disdain because of working in energy therapies; labelled as being “new age” and therefore anti-Christ.  Some of those I know think of all of this as being somewhat pagan and even some have suggested witchcraft and pointed to Scriptures that support their beliefs.

You can take anything in Scripture, out of context, and have it say exactly what you want it to say. I keep repeating this because those people were my stumbling blocks; those people who crafted Scripture to suit their interpretation.  It was just their interpretation, but I was still a crowd pleaser and follower of tradition.

If Yeshua were around today we would label him a Shaman, Reiki Master, Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and all the other labels available today for the one and same practise – working with the body and universal energies.

Yeshua is described as healing with touch many times in Scripture; sometimes not even touching, just as we who work in these therapies do not necessarily touch – it is not necessary to be effective.

Luke 6 ( Matt 5) tells us that the Pharisees and the Law makers were looking for any excuse to Matthew_5-3SermonMtaccuse Yeshua of a crime and so they were watching him to see if he’d break the law – i.e. by doing some kind of work on the Sabbath. We are told that Yeshua:

  • he healed a man with a shrivelled hand.  He simply told the man to put out his hand and upon doing so the hand was completely restored.  We aren’t told Yeshua touched the hand.  He simply healed it without touch.
  • people came from far and wide, who had heard of Yeshua, to be healed of their diseases
  • people with troubled with impure spirits were cured

and that the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

This is followed up in Luke 8 where we are told how a woman was healed when energy went out from him:

:43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. 45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

Matthew and Mark also record incidences of healing, often times no touch simply Yeshua telling the person(s) that their “faith” had made it so.

 

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