Jesus Christ gave His disciples power to enable them work miracles for the confirmation of their doctrine, when He sent them to preach the same doctrine that He had preached.
The doctrine of Christ was sufficiently attested, by the miracles which Christ and His apostles wrought.
The disciples were directed as follows:
1. They should use their power in doing good: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, deliver the captives among others.
They are sent abroad as public blessings, to intimate to the world, that love and goodness were the spirit and genius of that gospel which they came to preach, and of that kingdom which they were employed to set up.
The above assignments and working of miracles are the confirmation of their being the servants of that God who is good and does good, and whose mercy is over all His works.
It is also a proof that the intention of the doctrine they preached, was to heal sick souls, and to raise those that were dead in sin.
Although, we read not of their raising any to life before the resurrection of Christ, yet they were instrumental to raise many to spiritual life.
2. “Freely ye have received, freely give”.
Those that had power to heal all diseases, had an opportunity to enrich themselves who would not purchase such easy certain cures at any rate? Therefore they are cautioned not to make a gain of the power they had to work miracles, further to exemplify the nature and complexion of the gospel kingdom, which is made up, not only of grace, but of free grace. Romans 3:24.
Freely by God’s grace:
Buy medicines without money, and without price, Isaiah 55:1.The reason is, because freely you have received.
Their power to heal the sick cost them nothing, and, therefore, they must not make any secular advantage to themselves of it.
Simon Magus would not have offered money for the gifts of the Holy Ghost, if he had not hoped to get money by them Acts 8:18.
The consideration of Christ’s freeness in doing good to us, should make us free in doing good to others.
Are you merchandising the gift of the Lord in you? Remember Gehazi who collected gratification from Naaman after the latter was healed of leprosy by Elisha.
Apart from collecting leprosy of Naaman for himself and his descendants, He also lost the opportunity of inheriting the anointing that was upon Elisha.
May the Lord God prevent us from selling our eternal reward for a king’s meat here on earth in Jesus name.
Good morning and have a wonderful day in Jesus name.
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