Friday, October 28, 2011

Way of the Warrior - Thought - 'Healing'

I have found specially in my own experience that those who live in Him are aware of Holy Spirit's tugging and Jesus's nudging as He guides and teaches us. We as co-reigner's still are in the pursuit of living lives in the mandate given to us for advancing a Kingdom in a fallen world. Though all authority, Kingship and Kingdom has been regained, Yeshua wants us to live in the pursuit of revelation  and romance till we await His return. Hence our longing....hence our desires...:)

As we journey though this life, warriors get wounded but He comes and address's those wounds, He not only address's, He heals and not only He heals He sets us up for victory and advancement to reveal His glory and make us grow in His intimacy. I am reminded in the last movie of the Lord of the Rings series where Frodo recalls to Sam that it has been four years since Weathertop where he was stabbed by a Morgul blade, but so much has passed since then but he still feels the wound. Some wounds are healed by time but some remain as a reminder of great victories. Jesus still has marks of the wounds in His resurrected body.  Wounds hence have a place in a warrior's growth and his heart learns that from time to time the Healer, Savior, Redeemer and Friend comes in and purposely will address those wounds so that our greatest victories are set in place for us to come and take over.

Jesus did this for Peter one of his closest disciples. Peter was one in the inner circle of Jesus's ministry. In the beginning of his ministry the story starts when Jesus meets him at his work place, where Peter after witnessing the miracle of the hundred fold catch knows that He is the Son of God. Peter is the one God boldly affirms His plan as the rock on which His church will be built. In spite of this mandate by the end of Jesus's ministry, the last man standing Peter denies the master three times. Devastating as it was, Jesus knew the one who had procalimed to Him thrice that he loved him deeply had betratyed him the same number of times. After resurrection, the dejected fishermen think the story/the ministry is over and go back to their lives so does Peter full of remorse and discouragement. After a lousy night of fishing, they are hailed by the ressurected savior who again tells them to cast the nets in the right place, again resulting in bursting abundance of fish catch. 

At breakfast, Jesus turns his love to Simon Peter "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter now is grieved, deeply hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep." (John 21:15-17). Peter knew the Healer was at work, he knew Christ was reinstating him, completing him at a deeper level. Christ does not leave the wound unaddressed and if it is not, it will haunt Peter all his life. Jesus prepares Peter to be the leader he is to become, hearalder of the church and truly the Cepha. Yeshua heals and He brings healing and truth in the inner most parts and He does that while you drive down a road, or reminding you something from the past, or a incident, or words from a friend or parent that deeply wounded you. Anyway the object for Him is not to let you forget it but He address's it so we are healed and set us up for great victory.

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien

2 comments:

Amardeep Raval. Darshan Mehta said...

Lord is truly the healer and savior. He is the one who shows us the way to lead a good peaceful life. He confirms our love towards HIM and our faith in HIM. Me and J loves you Lord. Thank you Sam for this wonderful message

Amardeep Raval. Darshan Mehta said...

Lord bless us all