In a previous devotional, we touched on the subject of “What is your Bread”. This subject is worth investigating, seeing that “Bread” is mentioned about 492 times in Scripture. We discovered that “Bread” can be likened to the doing of God’s Will (John 4:34). Secondly, God was able to meet the needs of the people by supplying them with a daily provision of food (manna) while they were in the wilderness (Exodus 16:3-4). Finally, we saw the Lord as our “Broken Bread” who willingly gave His life for our sin (John 6:51).
In the Lord’s Prayer, we are instructed to seek after a daily provision of bread (Matthew 6:11). This is not limited to the fulfilling of natural appetites alone. Provision has been made for both physical and spiritual healing.
Featured this weekend is the long-awaited HEAL Singapore evangelistic miracle rally. The expectation level is running high in the lead-up to this momentous event. We are looking to the Lord for miraculous healings, in addition to a harvest of souls to be ushered into the Kingdom of God. Are you carrying this heightened level of expectancy? The following represents some helpful insights that we can learn from scripture regarding the Children’s Bread.
Jesus Moved in Compassion
“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14)
This is one of several accounts where we see the Lord being compassionate towards those who needed healing. It is important that we pray for David Diga Hernandez, believing that he will minister out of godly compassion. May the Lord help us to carry this attitude of compassion as we prepare for HEAL Singapore. True compassion towards others makes a difference.
“And of some have compassion, making a difference.” (Jude 1:22, KJV)
Healing as a Lifestyle
“And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?’ Elisha said, ‘Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.’” (2 Kings 2:9)
Did you know that healing is the rightful inheritance of God’s Children? Too often, we treat healing as a casual occurrence as opposed to a daily lifestyle. Elisha asked for a “double portion” of Elijah’s anointing. All the other prophets stood afar as Elisha passed by them to receive something more (2 Kings 2:7). The ministry of Elisha was characterised by a double portion of Elijah’s anointing. He recognised Elijah’s mantle as “The Children’s Bread” that God was providing.
Jesus mentioned to His disciples that they would see the greater works.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12)
Do you know that the “greater works” have yet to be fulfilled? There have been many signs and wonders that have taken place since the days of the Acts of the Apostles. Still, there is a greater glory and move of God to come. Do we understand the privileges of The Children’s Bread? Do we fully appreciate the provision of healing, both physical and spiritual, that God has set aside for his Sons and Daughters?
Now is the Time
“You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come.” (Psalm 102:13, NASB)
We must not approach this week’s HEAL Singapore as just another event. It is a time that God has set aside for the manifestation of His Supernatural Power in Signs and Wonders. It is a “set time” for the bringing in of countless souls into God’s kingdom (Psalm 126:6). Healing (both physical and spiritual) is the Children’s Bread that God has made available. May we as Lighters be partakers of this bread, to the glory and honour of His name.
Monday: Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.
Tuesday: Matthew 10:1
And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Wednesday: 1 Peter 2:24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Thursday: Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
Friday: 3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Saturday: Jeremiah 33:6
Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Sunday: James 5:15
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
All scriptures are quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV).
By Pastor Timothy O’Connell