Wednesday, March 28, 2012

And some shall have Faith to Heal......... part 1

I really enjoy reading and studying the words of the prophet Joseph Smith. I was looking through the book "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith" for what he taught about healing. I came across this most amazing and powerful example when he was talking to the Relief Society about the women healing by the laying on of hands. I will quote from the book the most important parts that stuck out to me that sum it up -

"Some little foolish things were circulating in the society , against some sisters not doing right in laying hands on the sick. Said that if the people had common sympathies they would rejoice that the sick could be healed;...............President Smith continued the subject by quoting the commission given to the ancient Apostles in Mark, 16th ch, 15th, 15th, 17th, 18th verses, ' Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.' No matter who believeth, these signs.....should follow all that believe, whether male or female. He asked the Society if they could not see by this sweeping promise, that wherein they are ordained, if it is the privilege of those set apart to administer in that authority, which is conferred on them; and if the sisters should have faith to heal the sick, let all hold their tongues, and let everything roll on..................Respecting females administering for the healing of the sick he further remarked, there could be no evil in it, if God gave His sanction by healing; that there could be no more sin in any female laying hands on and praying for the sick, than in wetting the face with water; it is no sin for anybody to administer that has faith, or if the sick have faith to be healed by their administration."

I think that is pretty self explanatory, and VERY powerful. We as women, and all children of God live far below our potential. And if we would believe, imagine the great miracles that God would do through us!

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