Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
As Jesus appoints the 72 disciples to go, two by two, ahead of him to the places he was about to go, he commands them to heal the sick and proclaim the Kingdom of God.
It is Jesus coming to the world as fully man and fully God that starts things off; His presence brings the Kingdom of God near to us, and in His ascension after His resurrection, He is then seated and enthroned in heaven at God’s right hand side.
But what are some characteristics of the Kingdom of God?
- It’s not of this world (John 18:36)
- It cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:18)
- It’s righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17)
It’s only through Jesus Christ that we can enter this kingdom. Let us be thankful for the healing and restoration we receive, both physically and spiritually, through the Son of God.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.