Heroes of the faith are reflections of the glory of God, but they are only reflections. While we can receive impartation, wisdom, and inspiration from those who have gone before us, we must aim to imitate them only in this one regard: ourselves becoming reflections of the brightest light.
We must look to reflect Jesus.
Jesus was the greatest healing minister of all time. All others are only flawed imitations, myself included. So, when it comes to ministering God’s healing power, we must look to Jesus as our bright and pure example.
Jesus had a prayer life.
Jesus prayed in seclusion.
After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. - Matthew 14:23, NLT
Jesus prayed in the morning.
Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. - Mark 1:35, NLT
Jesus prayed at night.
46After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray. 47When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. - Mark 6:46-47, NLT
Jesus prayed often.
But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. - Luke 5:16, NLT
There is no substitute for prayer. There is no substitute for God’s healing power. Either you pray or you don’t. Either you carry God’s healing power or you don’t.
If you want to have Christ-like power, you must have a Christ-like prayer life. If you want to heal like Jesus healed, you must pray like Jesus prayed. To move like Christ moved, you must live like Christ lived. A prayer life is key to the healing ministry.