"Heal the sick"

WHEN Christ Jesus was assured that his disciples had received sufficient spiritual instruction and inspiration to warrant it, he sent them forth to spread the gospel of present salvation. In giving them special and specific directions regarding this mission, he commanded them to "preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Here was a composite, a complete Christian command covering both preaching and practice, both theory and proof.

The healings wrought by Christ Jesus were due to his understanding and utilization of God's law of life and harmony; and he imparted this understanding to his disciples in so far as they could comprehend and receive it. That they and others might be impressed with the fact that the healing power was not limited as to time, place, or people, Christ Jesus said plainly that the healing "signs shall follow them that believe." Had this promise been intended only for the twelve disciples certainly the Master would have said "you," not "them."

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June 10, 1933

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