Ministry is healing
While I was in college I adopted a view of ministry which has guided me to this day: that the essence of all ministry is healing.
The word “salvation” comes from the Latin word meaning “whole” or “sound”. So to say someone is saved is to say they are whole, or entirely sound in their being.
The ministry Jesus (which he also gave to his followers) was to heal the sick, to cast out demons, and to proclaim the kingdom of God. Healing the sick restored them to sound physical condition. Casting out demons healed people spiritually. And to preach the kingdom of God resulted in people having their relationship with God healed.
As one who ministers (and I am not just referring to pastors), you are a healer!
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