I have been reading an e-book: “The Risk Factor” by Kevin and
forward by Pastor Bill Johnson and Missionary Heidi
Their exciting testimonies encourage Christians to believe the Bible when Jesus said:
Mark 16:17-18 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18b they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Side note: The Dedmons mention Redding, California, Bethel Church that has become a place where many people are healed of cancer and a variety of other health problems after receiving prayer. Jesus is the healer and he still heals today !!
What God does in
- - He can do with and for you
when you take a risk to step out and pray for those in need. Redding
Often we hesitate to reach out because of FEAR - what will people think of me? Remember they thought Jesus was out of his mind too! And the 120 were accused of being foolishly drunk !
According to Second Corinthians 10: 5, we need to learn how to take every thought captive under the obedience of Christ, because the spirit of unbelief can speak in the form of our personal thoughts.
For example, the thought could sound something like this, What if this doesn’t work, or what if this person doesn’t get healed when I pray? These thoughts arise from the fear that we will fail if we try and also from the fear of people.
Our part is where the risk comes in – We take the risk in boldness to cross the fear line - - and leave the result up to God.