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Jesus does the visible so that we know He is capable of the invisible. God moves in the natural realm so that we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that He moves supernaturally. In Matt 9:4, Jesus highlights something important for us. As Christians, it is much easier on the surface for us to pray for something that doesn’t require physical manifestation (example: salvation). It can be much more intimidating, however, to pray for something that requires immediate, tangible results (example: physical healing). Even though the invisible (salvation) is much more important, we get trapped thinking we need to be scared of praying for the visible (healing)! This is why we have Healing Rooms at CityLight Church. We believe that God is Jehovah Rapha, the God Who Heals, and we are willing to stand on His Word and pray for the sick. Jesus endows us with power from on high to perform miracles, signs and wonders; when we do, there will be no questioning whether or not salvation is real.
“Father, I pray that you would equip me to walk in the supernatural. Highlight to me the spiritual gifts which you want me to cultivate and develop. Help me to pray for things that require tangible proof! Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out demons through me! I am your humble servant; USE ME!”
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