Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Dear Brethren in Christ,
There are reports that many US medical doctors are considering giving up their practices because of Obamacare, which will lower payment to them for treating Medicare/Medicaid patients. According to the blog The Debt, one survey of 2,379 doctors showed that 4 out of 10 US doctors are planning to leave their profession within three years. If this comes to pass, there will be a severe shortage of doctors and medical care in the US.
This scenario, as foreboding as it is, could turn out to be redemptive for the sake of the gospel. If the Church could be trained to minister healing to the sick as Jesus taught and commanded His disciples (and as James taught in James 5:14-16), then there will be increasingly more opportunities for the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we proclaim to the lost that Jesus Christ can heal them of their infirmities and they come to us, we can minister healing to them effectively in Jesus' name. When they are healed, we tell them about the One who healed them: He can not only heal them, but more importantly He can save them from their sins and grant them eternal life.
The Lord has already graciously entrusted to us the ministry of training His disciples how to heal the sick as Jesus taught and commanded His disciples when He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God (Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1,9). May He now open doors for us to train the Church on a larger scale to heal the sick for the sake of the harvest during these last days.
Please seek the Lord for us, dear ones! May He make His Church receptive to this kind of ministry. Most churches today are unfamiliar and unreceptive to this kind of evangelism which is nevertheless very scriptural and can be very fruitful for the Great Commission.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev William & Pastor Lucille