"He sent his word, and healed them"

As Jesus was parting from his disciples he said, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover," and it is recorded that "they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following." In this Scriptural record there is no hint that some of our Master's followers were to preach the word, while others healed the sick and instructed the people how to conserve their health.

To Jesus and the early Christians there was no separation of the preaching and the healing,—"He sent his word, and healed them,"—and the word of God is of equal force today, although so many of Christ's professed followers largely fear to put it to the test.

Individual Adequacy
July 29, 1905

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