I felt it when it happened. Abruptly, I sat down hard in a chair. I remember saying, “I’m down now.”
I knew about broken bodies and broken hearts. There are true words of wisdom and words of knowledge spoken here on this social platform.
And there is much that is not; it’s flesh saying a lot of things. How can you tell the difference? By discerning in the Spirit.
When it’s truly from God, you will feel an unction from the Spirit, within your own spirit. It is a true confirmation.
At the time, I did not realize the depth of what I experienced. It wasn’t until a fellow brother posted something; no doubt, out of his own experience. It said, “You think that someone has broken your heart; when in reality, they’ve broken your spirit.”
That post changed me. It quickened something in me and I knew immediately what had transpired. Even not feeling so much strength, recovering from septic shock, I had pushed myself to help someone who I trusted and thought they loved me. I was broadsided by some really awful nasty remarks.
The scripture says, “But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” It means that there is so much sadness inside of you, it breaks you down.
There’s so much hurt and pain, even your eternal spirit is damaged. Another verse says, “But a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Each of these are first led with words about having a merry spirit and being happy. If your spirit is truly broken, you can do neither one. You don’t get over this on your own; it must be healed.
A person might think they are recovering, put on a face, and do their best to move forward.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. It’s already been said, that God put gifts in the Church to meet every need of the Body.
Paul wrote that there were “gifts” of healing. That is plural and it means there are more than one. Jesus Christ has been going around restoring people and healing their hearts and spirit.
The members of the body of Christ were supposed to be doing this work for Him; those gifted by The Holy Ghost. This same Spirit imparted healing gifts, for the entire human body.
Many have gone at times, a long period of time with their spirit in so much pain. Let me tell you, that Jesus has often healed such people.
If the true gifts of the Spirit had been taught and supported in all congregations, healing would have occurred so much sooner. Shepherds were commissioned to go and search for sheep that were missing.
We as fellow-members were to do the same. Our rules and regulations, our desire for power and control might have prevented much needed help.
What has happened and still continues, is that Jesus has so graciously found people, healed them and restored them.
Why should He do it all, and thank God He did, when there are so many who say they have The Holy Ghost. Through that power, they have the ability to heal those who are sick.
Gifts have been placed in the Church to do all of these things with that same Spirit, through His name.
We’ve never been in greater need for healing. The human spirit was created by God, and it’s takes more than a self-help program to do the full work.
The Word says that Paul healed the father of Publius on the island that is now called Malta. The people then brought others who were ill, and they were healed also.
Many cannot get to those who are gifted in the Body, so Jesus must come to them and do what must be done.
I’m praying a different prayer these days. It says, “Jesus, please heal me, so that I can heal others.”
We must arise to our full ability as one body in Him. The Holy Spirit, lead us to people who need our help now.
~ Robert Blackburn