Jesus heals by miracles! If you want an answer to prayer, that answer is found in the Bible. I want to start by reading a passage from Mark 2, the healing of the paralytic man. These four men were so desperate, they knew only Jesus could heal their friend; no hospital could cure him, no medicine could relieve the symptoms. This man needed a miracle! The crowd was full of expectation: they knew Jesus could heal the sick, the paralysed man's friends knew He could heal the sick. What was Jesus going to do? To prove that He has power on earth to forgive sins, Jesus turned to the paralysed man and said, "Stand up, take up your mat, and go home." Immediately the paralysed man arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God!
God had to send Jesus into this world to understand how we live: to understand us, to know our problems. He lived amongst us. Jesus worked as a carpenter for 18 years; He knows what it is like to face financial pressures, the struggle to buy food. Hebrews says Jesus is able to sympathise with our weaknesses, He was tempted as we are, yet He was without sin, this is why we can approach the throne of grace with confidence, to find help in our time of need. Our only hope for the future, our only hope for the nations is Jesus. He is the only one who can solve all things.
'Father we come in the greatest Name in heaven and on earth. We come by the power and the authority of the Name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. We pray that You will touch Ukraine. Oh holy, mighty God of power, God of Ukraine, stop the war, stop the fighting, bring peace, bring forgiveness. Oh God, in Jesus' Name, as Ukrainian people, we cry out to You. As Ukrainian people, we lift our hands. And as we lift our hands, we cry out, oh God deliver Ukraine, bring salvation, bring healing. In the mighty Name of Jesus we have authority: we bind the power of war, we bind the spirit of death, we command the spirit of fear to leave Ukraine! And oh God, we call upon You to bring love, peace, hope and a new prosperity. It's in the mighty Name of Jesus we pray, Amen!'
You are two times God's! God made you. You were lost in sin. God searched everywhere for you. Then He sent His Son Jesus and He found you. Although you were lost in sin, He paid a high price to buy you back. That is why the Bible says there is so much joy in Heaven over every sinner who repents! Jesus says, "You are two times mine!"
If you want healing in your body, first you must receive healing in your soul. Jesus says to you today, "Child of mine, your sin is forgiven, be made whole, go in peace", then the healing will flow into your heart and body.
We are in the final hour, Jesus is coming very quickly, sooner than most realise! If I am correct in my understanding of world events, then we are challenged to evangelise and win the world with great urgency. If I am wrong, we have more time, but at least the sense of urgency will stir us up to seek the outpouring of God's Spirit and we will evangelise now - and we will achieve more! I don't want you to fear prophesied events, let these simple words encourage you: 'Whom shall I fear when darkness around me falls? You place Your light around me even when I stumble and fall. Your hand is there to guide me when You hear me call, Jesus my Saviour, Jesus my Lord.'