Blog 115 March 24, 2019
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE ~ DO YOU HAVE AN EXPERIENCE TO SHARE? Robert Wise would be delighted to learn about your divine intervention. If you have a story to share, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s looking forward to hearing from you.
Medical science cannot explain life because it is far more that a heart beating and a brain functioning. The scripture suggests life begins in eternity and finally ends there. Its essence is transcendent. This life came in the historical presence of Jesus, but ζωη (zoe’ life) is in fact supra-historical. We experience life in time even though the nature of life is eternal. No test tube can measure this transcendent dimension. Unfortunately, society most often fails to grasp this fact. Like the concept of love, life comes from another dimension that is not calculable with a computer.
Jesus identified himself as “Life.” (John 14:6, 11:25) My experience has led me to the conclusion that when we intercede for illness and brokenness, we are literally calling for a new surge of life to enter the person. When the name Jesus is invoked, the name focuses on the reality that releases empowerment, bringing change in the body and mind of needy people. The addition of new life brings the healing. Even when the body remains the same, new vitality touches the mind, the emotions, and the soul. I began to see that this transfer of vitality occurred in many of the people I interviewed. This means that when intercessors invoke the name of Jesus, life is released whether they realize it or not.
Another dimension for healings can be found in the Book of Genesis. The creation story makes it clear that humanity is to have dominion over the earth. We are part of a divine partnership which means we have a responsibility for what happens in this world. For example, we can pray for a nice lawn, but we don’t get Bermuda grass until we plant the seed. When we are struggling with illness and pain, it is important to make a connection with the heavenly Father for Him to release life in and through us. A process, a connection, exists between human need and the life God wants to pour into us when we are praying.
The Bible calls this bridge, this point of contact, “the laying on of hands.” As we have already noted, the palm of everyone’s hands naturally eludes a release of energy. You can feel this reality by bringing your palms together slowly until you sense the flow of warmth and energy. My conclusion is that the hands are a natural connection place for healing to be released. When we pray and intercede for a need and then put our hands on the other person, what Jesus called “the life” is transmitted to and through the person in some form.
Let’s go back to an analogy I used in an earlier blog. A large power line brings electricity to a transformer that brings electricity to our houses. The hook up is small compared to the power line but without the smaller wire, no lights would turn on in my home. Unfortunately, when there is no one to pray and intercede, many people are left to struggle with their painful condition. They lack the connection. Why does the system of life work this way? Because we are born with free will and our Creator waits for us to use that capacity to invite His intervention. I found intercession and the laying on of hands to be part of the divine plan to bring connection for empowerment.
Sorry! I’ll be out of the country next week. My following blog will be in April.