Hi you all. I hope this moment finds you all in good health. But what is good health? I believe it is more than just the absence of symptoms of disease, or the presence of metrics that says it’s in the “normal” range; for example, “normal” blood pressure or cholesterol levels. The medical group that I worked for twenty-seven years ago once asked the doctors to present a short phrase that described their view of medicine. I still remember what I said:
“Good health is more than just the absence of disease. I believe it is the wellness of spirit, soul, and body. I use the art of medicine to achieve wellness for my patients.”
I believed it then, and even more now, as the “medicine” of the WORD (the revealed Christ) is demonstrating His power to heal. Jesus said those “who believe and are baptized will be saved” to do supernatural signs in His name. Name speaks of character and function in Hebrew thought. Thus, Jesus means savior and Christ means anointed. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power (Acts 10:38) to do great works, which Jesus said we would also do, but greater (John 14:12). John the apostle of Jesus, who wrote his experiences with Christ in the gospel of John, taught Ignatius [a bishop of Antioch (c. 35-105) and personal disciple of the apostle John] what Jesus taught him.
Ignatius wrote this,
“The ointment is His name. The name is His doctrine. So, to do anything in His name it’s to do it according to His doctrine, the Mysteries of the Kingdom”. (1)
“Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]” (1John 3:2 AMP). (2)
John the apostle of Jesus understood His name. Peter the apostle of Jesus understood His name. Paul the apostle of Jesus understood His name, and the Early Church Fathers like Ignatius and others understood His name; which is the power of the “Mysteries of the Kingdom” hidden in parables (Matt 13:11). Why is that important today? Jesus said Elijah will return to restore all things (Matt 17:11). What is this restoration of all things? In Hebrew, the word all speaks of a container made whole.
All: Complete, Vessel, Whole: “A container for holding contents. Something that is full or whole.” (3)
Mentioned over four thousand times in the Bible in many contexts, it’s speaking of those made whole to host the presence of God to restore all things.
At the Voice of Healing Ministries, we see the transformation of souls in the name of Jesus (the Mysteries of the Kingdom) following the pattern of the Early Church Fathers, as taught by Apostle Michael Petro. The paraplegics walk, demons are cast out, the inner man (the soul) is being transformed, the dead are raised spiritually and physically as Jesus said it would be.
“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”
(emphasis added, John 12:32).
It is my confident expectation that the prayer of Jesus in John 17 for those who give all will cause the world to “believe”, to be “baptized” and to be “saved”, in Jesus’ name.
Until next time,
- Ante-Nicene Fathers. Ignatius, Epistles to the Ephesisns
- Amplified Version of the Bible
- Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Bible, word All #1242
- All other scripture references: New King James Version of the Bible