In an early morning dream, I found myself in a church sanctuary, small and needing some renovating. In the entry way, which was in the same condition, were a group of young people gathered around an organ practicing some songs. I went down a short hallway and when I came around the corner I found myself in a medium sized, sparkling medical clinic: a nurses station, 4 to 6 beds in individual areas, and 3 or 4 doctors standing around talking to each other. I was completely shocked at the state of the medical clinic compared to the state of the church.
I ask the people in the clinic: “Is this A CHURCH or a MEDICAL CLINIC?”
One of the doctors said: “This is a church but we wanted to help people get well, so we put in a medical clinic.”
If you know my background in the area of divine healing, you won’t find my response surprising:
“The church is supposed to be preaching Jesus as the Healer, not putting in medical clinics!”
The doctor explained to me that most people aren’t sure if God wants to heal them so they put in the medical clinic.
My answer, really is the point of the whole dream I believe:
I said: “The Number One reason people aren’t sure if it is God’s will to heal them is that they don’t know that Divine Healing is included in the atonement!”
After that, I woke up…..pretty wrought up as you can imagine.
I found it particularly interesting that I said: “The Number One reason……”
I would come to the conclusion from this that more teaching was needed along this line…..