Monday, July 5, 2010

Naaman's Wife's Servant Girl: Directions To Healing

2 Kings 5: 1-19

A little servant girl who spent her days doing what others told her to do had the answer for her employer’s wholeness. Sometimes those who are under obedience know better how to gain access to the answers of life. This servant had the answer for wholeness. She shared the remedy for wholeness with her mistress. Apparently, they accepted what she said. Although a servant, she had set herself aside as a person of integrity and truth.

However, as we look closer at the story, we realize that oftentimes we add to or subtract from the instructions given us. She told them to go to the prophet. They went to the King. Today, we are searching for ways to guarantee good health and good health insurance for the people of America. Our president, President Barak Obama has made health care a priority in his agenda. While most have agreed that we must offer Americans a fair chance at good health care, others have stood in opposition to the passage of laws concerning the American peoples right to health care. And, we the people have continuously left the decision for better health in the hands of the king, (our government).

Yet, this servant girl told them that they should go to the Prophet. The prophet had the answer to Naaman’s healing. Naaman is diagnosed as having leprosy. Scripturally, leprosy enters the earth, first, as a disease of disobedience, arrogance and rebellion (Numbers 12:1-18). Too often we are asking the government to do what should be done through our own spiritual revelations. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,” (II Chronicles 7:14.)

Remember the television series of old, Dr. Wellby? Remember the doctors with the old time bedside manners, who would ask you how you were doing? How is the family? What’s happening with your wife, husband, and children? When is the last time you felt cared for? Bound in these questions were often the roots and realities of sickness and disease. How ever we have gotten away from searching out our true heart.

Healing is the children’s bread. Naaman decides that the remedy to his illness is too simple. We would rather take pills than agree that we have removed ourselves from truth, forgiveness and love. Am I suggesting that the modern diseases of our times should be taken lightly? Am I suggesting that the horrors of HIV, Cancer, Strokes, Heart Conditions, Kidney and Lung failure are to be ignored? My answer is NO! I know through the loss of a mother, brother, and a host of love ones that these diseases demand the attention of our generation. But, I must agree with the Word of God. I do suggest that multiple reasons for our sicknesses can be found in the roots of rejection, unforgiveness, disobedience, and lack of faith.

Naaman’s servant girl directed him to the Prophet. Yet, the prophets themselves have felt overwhelmed by the diseases of our times. However, we must come together. We must seek out the truths that lie with God. We must according to the Word (James 5:14-19) maintain FAITH, as we pray.

Healing is the plan of God for our lives. A restoring of right nutrition, right exercise, right thinking, right relationships, and REAL loving, the agape kind is found with the Prophet. This servant girl directs us back to God because the prophet has a word for the healing of the nations. “These are the signs that follow them that believe, In My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt
them, they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Mark 16:17-18).” The simplicity is that there truly is healing in the NAME of JESUS.

Thoughts For Discussion:

How much power does your Jesus have?

Should Prophets introspectively look at their lives?

What represents illness through the eyes of God?

What are you believing?

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