HEALING AS AN EVANGELISTIC TOOL
Often I’ve ministered healing as a means to identify a person’s spiritual condition. When a person experiences the power of the Holy Spirit, their ears open to what I have to say concerning God’s word and how it relates to their spiritual life. This is a biblical approach to ministering in the marketplace. It says in Acts 8:6, “When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said”.
I enjoy this method of ministering more than any other because the results have eternal consequences. People are often in need of changing some wrong thinking concerning their spiritual walk with the Lord. Jesus made this abundantly clear to those he ministered to. Matthew 11:20 says, “Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent”.
EATING FROM THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. - Genesis 2:16-17
When a Christian spends time watching the news because the flesh wants to be satisfied by what's going on in the world, that Christian is eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That Christian is dying a slow death. A death to hearing the Spirit. A death to desire for God’s word. Frustration sets in because God seems silent.