In a recent vision I saw a man rushed into the ICU by EMTs. Only moments earlier he had been badly injured in a collision with a semi, and now the EMTs flashed each other knowing looks, certain that he was a dead man. It was only a matter of time. In the ER doctors worked on him frantically, trying to stop the bleeding and stabilize his erratic vital signs, while his loved ones sat, terrified in the waiting room, bracing for bad news. Suddenly Jesus walked into the ICU and touched the man, instantly restoring him to perfect health. I heard the Lord ask...
"Is there a place where the spiritually injured can go to heal?"
We as the body of Christ are the place the injured are supposed to go to heal. We are the ones He has anointed to share the good news of the gospel, to encourage, to touch and love back to health and strength--to empower. We are His hands extended. We are to be whatever God calls us to be, in the moment, as we listen for His voice and simply obey, saying only what He wants us to say just as Jesus did. We are to be the hospital, the place of hope, so let's lay aside the distractions, and live out our destiny, to cast out demons, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, and show people that Jesus is alive and well, and loves them more than they could ever dream. If we don't, who will?
I sense the Lord say:
"These desperate ones are in My heart right now; they need "spiritual medics" filled with compassion to come to them with words of healing and hope. They need gentle, intensive ministry. In the Old Testament there were whole cities, called ‘cities of refuge’ where the needy could go to recover. Let my church be a city of refuge where recovery, healing, and restoration take place, nurturing back to health every wounded warrior regardless of how his wounds came about.
I have called the church to be a Bethesda—a place where the hurting can come and find healing; a place where the worst of the worst can receive mercy and forgiveness. When you, as My people, feed the hungry, heal the wounded, and love the lost, you are doing My will. So step out and let Me use you now!"