Galatians 5:6 says, “For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.” (AMP)
It’s not just faith that releases power. It’s faith working through love. In the Amplified Bible, it explains that love causes faith to be activated, energized and expressed. Love puts faith into motion and action. Faith is like the battery cylinder and love is the power within the battery. Love will propel our faith into motion releasing the unlimited power of God! Love removes all the limits!
How would you like to live with unlimited power? Power to heal the sick. Power to see people set free. Power to live a life of wholeness and victory over your own pain and weaknesses. I think this is what we all desire. But many times we live beneath all God has for us because either we haven’t fully received or we haven’t fully given His love to others. Love will not only transform you, it will transform others through you.
Tremendous supernatural power flows through love. Jesus was a man who saw all the sick healed. He never turned one person away. He never said, “Sorry, I can’t help you. Your problems are just too difficult. That’s beyond Me.” No. He had the power to help every person that ever reached out to Him. He was not motivated by selfish gain. He didn’t give to others based on what He could get back from them. He gave simply because He loved. This was His main mission in life, to reveal the love of God to broken, messed up people. People that seemed beyond repair. These are the ones He came for.
The Secret Source of Power - Love
As I study the life of Jesus, I realize a truth that has transformed my own life and ministry. Love was the secret source of Jesus’ power. It’s what enabled Him to heal every sick person that came to Him. It was what gave Him the ability to move in a power that broke through the natural laws and limitations of the earthly realm.
“When He went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion (pity and deep sympathy) for them and cured their sick.” (Matt 14:14, AMP)
When Jesus saw the deep pain and needs of the people, He was moved with compassion. As compassion and love flowed in His heart, power flowed through His hands and body, healing the sick people around Him. Somehow love was connected to the power Jesus had. It was a selfless love that caused Jesus to put His own problems aside to help others in their moment of need.
A Personal Meeting with Dr. Oral Roberts
One of America’s great healing evangelists was Dr. Oral Roberts. Known for his large tent meetings across America in the 1950’s, Dr. Roberts witnessed the tremendous healing power of God on a regular basis. Before he passed away on December 15, 2009 at the age of 91, a few months before, I had the privilege of sitting with him in his living room for several hours. We shared some wonderful conversation, and then he prayed over me. I asked him what the secret was to his healing ministry. I was amazed by his answer. He said, “Well many think I would say faith. And true, faith is important. But I knew I had faith. The Bible teaches that all men who believe in Christ have a measure of faith. So, all Christians have faith. Because the Bible tells me I have faith, I simply believe it. But, I would find myself before a healing crusade meeting going into my hotel room and praying and seeking God for His love to fill my heart. I would pray for God to cause me to love the people and to care about their conditions. As I sought after the love of God, the miracles exploded in my meetings.”
It was just as Paul taught in Galatians 5:6. Faith was activated by love, releasing the power of God to help people overcome the most impossible situations!
Bone Cancer Healed - Through Love
I was in a service praying for the sick. Both my parents were with me that night. As I was praying for people at the altar, I noticed a woman who literally looked like a skeleton. She was so weak she couldn’t even stand. She sat in the front row, patiently waiting for me to notice and pray for her. I asked my mom to come with me to agree with me for this woman’s healing. We found out that she was suffering from bone cancer. She was just skin and bones. I grabbed her hands and prayed the prayer of faith. After I prayed for her, my mom proceeded to wrap her arms around this woman and just simply speak the word of God over her. The love of God exuded from my mom right into this woman. As God’s love surged into her, suddenly I heard a commotion in the room. I looked up to see this woman who could not even stand on her own, jumping, leaping and dancing around the altar. She was yelling out, “I’m healed. I’m healed. The pain is gone!” She exclaimed, “I have to go tell my family Jesus healed me!” She ran out of the service to her son that had been waiting all night in the car for the meeting to be over. What a night of rejoicing that family had.
Learn More About the Power of God’s Love
My heart is to see you whole, free and filled with God’s presence and power. You can also be a conduit of that power. I teach much more about love and how it is connected to God’s healing and delivering power in my teaching series, Creating a Sickness Free Glory Zone. You will learn much more about accessing God’s supernatural faith through love. It is a four-part teaching series that will transform your life and is available in both CD and MP3 download.