Let’s talk about angels and healing. While all healing comes from the the Lord and Isaiah 53 is clear about what Jesus bore for us, angels play a role in bringing us to a place of healing. All we have to do is see how God provided, even under the Old Covenant.
Look at the pool of Bethesda, an angel would go and trouble the waters, the pool was actually a mikvah bath, a Jewish ritual before going to the temple. The first to get in was healed. The lame mane had no one to help him, but then there stood Jesus, His question was telling, ” Do you want to be healed?” The man offered an excuse as to why he could not get in, but Jesus told him to take up His mat and walk.
The mat is a resting place and indeed we have to take up or enter the rest Jesus offers to heal. And no doubt, the angels are around and moving the Spirit, the living water that flows to bring healing to us, rest, spiritual rest bring healing. You can create for yourself a sanctuary, we all need an environment conducive to healing. We may not be able to totally escape everything we face but we can rest and rejuvenate.
Again, I am not directing you to New Age or false practices, there was music in the temple day and night, Jewish greetings are shalom, not only hello or goodbye but ” How is your peace? ” His peace is a gift, John 14:27 and is also a necessity in rest and healing. Inviting the Prince of Peace into your heart and home is healing.
Jesus told His disciples to speak peace to a home and stay if they were received and if not to shake the dust from their feet. The dust is enemy territory where he condemn to crawl and be cursed. But Jesus took curses for us and we can be healed. Some people will not receive the message of grace or healing, it has not passed away, there is a lot of misunderstanding about it.
So we can speak His peace over our homes and families and the body of Christ, to our own bodies because now we are His temple, the Holy Spirit is in us. There are many ways people are healed, through laying on of hands, receiving Communion, anointing with oil, speaking in tongues, and casting out of spirits. But angels are always around and Psalm 91 is always good to pray.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. verses 5,6
We know how the world has been consumed with fear over the pandemic, so this is a good prayer for believers. And many times I have prayed to be strengthened by them as Jesus was, remember, He commands them on your behalf.
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to Him. Matthew 4:ll, this was after Jesus was led out by the Spirit and was tempted, we can often be in spiritual warfare and need Him to send angels.
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. 2 Timothy 4:17, and they play a role in deliverance as well. Healing and deliverance often go together.
You may think you need healing and really need deliverance. The Holy Spirit will help you discern, be careful who prays for you and what. The Spirit prays for us and guides. Romans 8:26.
I also want to tell you of a true story I know of, a lady at a meeting received a prophetic word that an angel was bringing her new lungs, she had had cancer, while she had been saved, she did not understand the prophetic, I am not sure a lot of us did. She went to heaven as a lot of those people from the revivals have. God id heal people, was merciful and some could not hold on to the prophetic or even rhema word spoken over them, now, I would be telling her to thank Him for it, He really did all the work on the cross. I always hated to hear people say you’ve already got it, but it is true in the Spirit, and when you can’t hold on ask Him to hold on for you.
Perhaps an angel troubled the waters of the Jordan when Naaman got in as well, are your waters troubled today, the let the Lord and His angels stir you up in a different direction, in the living water of healing today as you rest in Him, He always loves and He wants to heal, and He can even heal and forgive at the same time.