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Healing in Community

“Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.”
—Matthew 10:1

The twelve disciples were most likely chosen to be symbolic of the 12 tribes of Israel. As His disciples, Jesus made it clear that they were His ambassadors by giving them supernatural power. The twelve were given faith to heal every disease and sickness.

Then Jesus instructs them to go from village to village, sharing His message. But Jesus doesn’t send out His disciples alone. Instead, he institutes a buddy-system, forming two-man teams.

Jesus also tells the disciples, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

When God heals you of a disease, addiction, or other problem, He doesn’t just do it for you. He also wants you to share your healing with others.

There are many ways you can do this—by giving a testimony at your church, reaching out to others who are just beginning their journey toward healing or educating others on how to help people afflicted with your disease or condition.

Don’t be afraid to tell others what Jesus has done for you!


God, give me the courage to proclaim what You’ve done for me boldly. I don’t want to hide my healing. I want to show it to others, so they know there’s hope found in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Matthew 10:1

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