People will come from miles around to see the miraculous powers of the Word of God at work when in fact, He (God) delegated His wonder working power to all those who believe.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12 NLT
You may ask: “What did Jesus do?” The answer is: “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.” Matthew 4:23
“These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.” Mark 16:16-18 NIV
We all know someone who is sick or has come kind of condition that ails them. With this in mind, I want to take a scripture from the Book of Numbers to show you why you can trust the Word of God and that the Word will work for you – JUST BELIEVE.
Let me set the stage. Moses who was chosen to lead the children of Israel to the promise land was challenged by those who were tasked to accompany him. Aaron and Miriam his wife complained about Moses and God heard them. Remember when you complain about someone who was put in charge, you are actually complaining about God and don’t trust that He only wants the best for you. God don’t like people who complain. When you complain about someone placed in a position above you, you are in fact saying that you can do better than God. He doesn’t like that. “(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)´ (Numbers 12:3)
Remember the Sermon on the Mount? Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5) There is something spiritual in being meek. To the outside world, people sometimes think that they are using you or walking over you when in fact, God is using you for His purpose.
I also want to make mention of the fruits of the Spirit: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
Allowing the fruit of the spirit of come out of you is like experiencing the compassion of Christ to flow from you to the situation that you are asking help for. Because Aaron and Miriam complained against God, Miriam became leprous. When Aaron saw that, he immediately repented for his sins of coming against God. Here’s what happened next.
And Moses H4872 cried H6817 unto the LORD, H3068 saying, H559 Heal H7495 her now, O God, H410 I beseech thee. Numbers 12:13
For most people just reading the scripture is the norm, but for those who are looking toward God to heal themselves or their loved ones, a deeper analysis is necessary.
I will only look at three (3) words in this scripture.
“cried” found in the Strong’s Concordance translating the Hebrew language into English, the word cried means:
to cry, cry out, call, cry for help
to cry, cry out (for help)
to cry, cry out (in distress or need)
to make outcry, clamour
(Niphal) to be summoned
(Piel) to cry aloud (in grief)
(Hiphil) to call together
As my wife Robin pointed out: It’s like the same type of cry that a child would call out to his mother when he is in life threatening trouble. Let’s imagine that the child was stuck under a car when he called out to his mother. Somehow a supernatural strength would rise up within the mother and she would be able to life the car up off of her child. Moses cried “heal her now” out of compassion for Aaron and Miriam.
This word “heal” is translated like this:
to heal, make healthful
(Qal) to heal
healer, physician (of men)
of hurts of nations involving restored favour (fig)
of individual distresses (fig)
(Niphal) to be healed
literal (of persons)
of water, pottery
of national hurts (fig)
of personal distress (fig)
(Piel) to heal
of national defects or hurts (fig)
(Hithpael) in order to get healed (infinitive)
This word “heal” covers everything, doesn’t it? Moses emptied himself from everything he could of held against them for complaining but reached deep inside his spirit to let the compassion of God flow through his words to request Miriam’s healing.
Finally the word “beseech” is taken from dictionary.com
verb (used with object), besought or beseeched, beseeching.
to implore urgently:
They besought him to go at once.
to beg eagerly for; solicit.
verb (used without object), besought or beseeched, beseeching.
to make urgent appeal:
Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
Moses took the compassion of Christ within him to stop God in his tracts to request healing for Miriam. Meditate on this because that compassion can rise up from you. Speak the word and trust that God will honor the compassion coming out of your heart.
“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalms 107:20