Jesus has given you the authority to meet the needs of the poor and to pray for healing.

Jesus has given you the authority to meet the needs of the poor and to pray for healing.

“I was eyes to the blind, and I was feet to the lame. I was a father to the poor” (Job 29:15,16)

“And heal the sick there, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Lk 10:9)

“Heal [therapeuo] the sick [astheneo], cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out [ekballo] demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:8)

“Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor [ptochos] have the gospel preached to them.” (Lk 7:22)

“Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor [ptochos]” (Lk 4:18)

“They desired only that we should remember the poor [ptochos], the very thing which I also was eager to do.” (Gal 2:10)

“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give [didomi] than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

“Pure [katharos] and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” (Jm 1:27)

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:10)

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:11-12)

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works [kalos ergon]. These things are good and profitable to men.” (Tit 3:8)

“who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works [kalos ergon].” (Titus 2:14)

“And let our people also learn to maintain good works [kalos ergon], to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.” (Tit 3:14)

“in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works [kalos ergon]” (Tit 2:7)

“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work [agathos ergon]” (Tit 3:1)

“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work [agathos ergon]” (Col 1:10)

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  (Matt 5:16)

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” (Heb 10:24)

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (Jn 14:12)

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” (Heb 13:16)

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives [parecho=to supply] us richly [plousios] all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share” (1Tim 6:17-18)

“I will show you my faith by my works.” (Jm 2:18)

“but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” (Jn 15:16)

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Gal 6:9)

“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.” (2Thes 3:13)

Reading: Job 28-30; Acts 21