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Grace on Inner Healing

In this next article from Porpoise Diving Life, blogger Emerging Grace (now Kingdom Grace) reminds us that pursuing a missional life means being ministers of reconciliation.

We are ambassadors of Jesus sent with a message of the kingdom that people can be reconciled to God. The message of the Kingdom should not be seen as just a get out of hell ticket for when you die. It should be seen as introducing people to the God’s kingdom. And as his reign and rule is expanded in their lives now Jesus brings inner healing, freedom and peace.

Grace sees God’s mission – the missio Dei – as including bringing shalom to people. Shalom doesn’t just mean peace it also means, and I would say is perhaps better translated as, wholeness. Grace in her experiences as a charismatic has seen some bizarre things in the area of deliverance. But despite the hype she also knows that God brings genuine freedom through this process. She would like to see inner healing and deliverance removed from the realm of the weird and wacky.

Grace ends by quoting Matthew 10:7-8

As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

This post just gives a tantalising peek at this topic. There is so much more to explore. How do we guard against the hype that she mentions? She explores inner healing but what about physical healing? How do we apply the verses about casting out demons today? What do you think?

You can find Grace’s article here.

I’ll look at what another contributer, Brother Maynard, says about healing and evangelism next.

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August 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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