A majority of Christians think that to pray for the sick in the name of Jesus, and see them healed through a miracle is a purpose in a Christian life, like a result, an ultimate spiritual level, an approval of God on their lives.
But it isn't, because it is very easy to pray with authority and see miracles. It does not require a holy life. We can pray, heal people, and have a life where one sins deliberately, completely self-centered. Jesus never said: “ I'll give my authority to those who have a holy life, to those who will make all their efforts to keep my commandments . "
Mark 11 : 23-24 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
The Bible says that you should simply believe to see miracles accomplished, nothing more.
It is quite possible for a person to be animated of an unhealthy pride (consciously or not), and doing things to accomplish performance.
I ‘m aware that this may shock a lot of people, but yet that's what the Bible says. God has not imposed a criteria of holiness to see miracles.
Pray for the sick and see miracles is a wonderful thing, it is a great tool to proclaim the Gospel, but what God wants above all else, it is that we try to live a life in keeping with the teaching of Jesus. Love others unconditionally, not be self-centered.
Then things are not the same at all.
How can I expect to transmit the life of Christ if I don't live it deeply myself as He taught it?
God has nothing to do with performance, because it is all about unconditional love and self-denial.
When I deeply put in line my life with the Gospel and pray for people, it's a complete different dimension, a complete different power.
To be meditated…
Bye for now...