I remember about two weeks back, my little brother came back from school really sick. When he got in the house, he immediately threw himself on the couch and told me how his tummy hurts. He could not hold still or stand up straight. He said from the time he was still at school, the pain feed excruciating.
I had just written and posted on my blog how Jesus is great and powerful. Now, I had to stretch out in faith to pray for my brother. Doubt enveloped me, “will he be healed,” I asked myself. It was really a challenge, but just then, it came to me, it is not about my power, I have no power on my own to heal any person. I looked at him and all I could see was the back of his head as he was bend, his face pointing his feet.
I stood up and told him to stand, I held his tummy and just convinced myself that its not my power but Jesus’s healing power. I relaxed and totally put it on Jesus. I began speaking wellness to his tummy. Relaxed and totally relying on Jesus. He sat down again, went to bedroom to change into something comfortable. In just 3 minutes time, he came back and he was all in smiles and jolly,walking up straight. I was shocked. I asked how he was, he told me that he is perfectly ok and well.
The aftermath of Jesus’s resurrection and assertion is quite an incredible one. From the day of Pentecost to the day that Peter and John went to the tebinacle. To the days we are living in today. The aftermath is indeed mind blowing. It is not on us but Him.
When they(Peter and John) got to the gate called beautiful. The lame beggar who had been taken there everyday for years, meaning that ever since birth, he couldn’t walk. This also tells you that he was poor because if his family was wealthy, he would not be there at all begging for money. It must have been a rather depressing situation not being able to work in order to make ends meet. However, what he was about to encounter would change his life forever. He would be able to work for himself and feed himself and his family.
As he(lame beggar) asked for money, Peter and John told him they had no money but what they would give him was that he would walk in the name of Jesus. Then he was pulled up, he began walking. Now a lot of people were really wondering how it happened, the answer is that Peter used the name of Jesus. Then when the high priests and all the people were wondering how and what happened this was the response they got.
Acts 3, 12: And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
This is the response I have regarding the healing that my younger brother received. It was not on me. I remember even when I was approaching him, I was totally letting my ability to His ability. Jesus’s ability. I did not want to end up bragging on my ability to have healed him. Peter’s response was beautiful.
I so pray that this would be the response we use,Peter’s response. These days we see men lifting and exalting pastors more than they would exalt the name of Jesus. Let us watch our responses when it comes to the aftermath of Jesus’s work. It is not our own but all on Jesus.