Yesterday, we saw that the Holy Spirit’s anointing on our lives makes us a source of wisdom and light to others. Today, I want to talk about yet another type of authority we receive in our divine consecration, and that is healing. Just as the oil used in ancient anointing rituals had power to hasten recovery and restore health, so our lives as Christians are set apart to be a soothing salve on the world’s wounds. Interestingly, the medicinal benefits of olive oil are many, and they include decreasing bodily inflammation, improving heart health, aiding in digestion, easing pain, and cutting down on the time it takes to recover from burns and wounds. Perhaps this is why Jesus’ brother James instructed the elders of the church to anoint a sick person with oil — not only was it a symbol of God’s protection and covering, but it also had healing properties. Understanding this, it’s clear that our call as believers is to steward Christ’s restorative power so it can be passed on to others. Whether it’s laying hands on someone and lifting up a faith-filled prayer for wholeness or letting our compassion penetrate the depths of a wounded soul, we’re set apart to lead lives that point people to the One who renews body, mind, and spirit. As ambassadors of Jehovah Rapha — the God who heals — we’re conduits of a supernatural cure that dispenses divine hope wherever we go.
My friend, you are anointed to heal like Jesus! As you let His Word take root in your heart, your faith expands and the riches of His Spirit bubble up and spill over from within you. Everywhere you go, you are a salve that soothes pain, softens people’s souls, and eases the burn of betrayal. You are filled with the power of the Living God, and as you invite Him to be your consuming passion, He will give you so much love, joy, grace, and peace that you naturally carry His presence to everyone you encounter.