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UNDERSTANDING THE TRADITION OF THE SACRAMENT OF HEALING

In the tradition of the sacrament of healing, it must be understood that the appearance of physical ailments is not the ultimate state of being. It is written that “the Kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).”

Thus, focussing on the inner state of eternal perfection that forever resides within you, it is your Divinely-created soul that is your ultimate healer and spiritual physician. Thus, the “healer” is none other than the Lord God Almighty (Exodus 15:26). The ministrant offering you the sacrament of healing is not the “healer” in any sense, simply a vessel through whom the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, guided by prayer and meditation enters into the innermost temple, the Kingdom of God within you, to assist to summon the healing angels by the power of the Holy Spirit to assist you in your journey to redemption (I Corinthians 12: 4-11).

From a spiritual standpoint there is but one “disease”, and that is the apparent separation of the personal self from the Source of all Light and Life, which is the Lord God Almighty and His angelic hosts (Ephesians 4:17-24).

It is through this perceived separation that the union of the sacred Light of Divine Emanation becomes apparently obscured by the temporal nature of conscious imbalance and loss of higher alignment, through which all manner of negativity and destructive forces may enter (James 4:2).

In the highest sense, the ministrant offering the sacrament of healing has no concern whatsoever, nor has need to focus upon, any aspect of diagnoses of physical diseases of any kind at all. Once the soul is restored to its fullness of union with God, all nature of the soul’s condition is restored. Should it be God’s Will that the person also physically restored, the recovery in a temporal sense will be revealed. But please understand that is beyond the faculty of the mortal mind to have foreknowledge of this. Please also understand that the matter of physical recovery from a spiritual standpoint is ultimately not the most important consideration, but rather the redemption of the soul.

Thus, it must be understood that it is the redemption of the soul, and not the temporal concerns for the disposition of the physical body nor other conditions of the incarnate nature that is the supreme and only vision and intention of the ministrant performing the sacrament of healing (II Peter 3: 10-13).

Certainly, out of compassion for human frailty and suffering, the ministrant offering the sacrament of healing maintains the hope that the afflicted may achieve the spiritual gifts of recovery which are requested during their confession as their purposed intention (III John: 2). But it must be understood that even should the person not physically recover, or apparently receive those things for which they would have wished, it does not mean that the sacrament of healing has failed. Truly the Will of God is perfect and all-powerful and disposes all spiritual gifts as they are appropriate, whether the sacramental petitioner is consciously aware of this or not.

Thus, you must understand that if you do not receive everything from the Holy Spirit that that was desired, it simply means that the empowerment of the Holy Spirit through Divine Grace has manifested to your afflictions in another way, which will be revealed either in this world or the next (James 5:15, Romans 8: 18-27).

The tradition of sacraments was created as a sacred and empowering connection for the Holy Spirit to bring the light of the angelic realms to offer guidance and assistance (John 14: 26, 15:26-27).

It is the sacred dialogue of the soul with its Creator that is the only goal, intention, purpose and focus of the healing ministrant. Surrendered to the providence of Divine Will, the ministrant humbles and empties himself or herself of any equivocal or temporal concerns of any kind with relationship to the apparent nature of afflictions or sufferings, and holds unwaveringly to the sacred vision of the Kingdom of Heaven and the fulfillment of the Divine Plan as revealed through all those who seek such ministration (Matthew 26:39).

We do not know and cannot know the “outcome” of our sacred works, but simply hold to the faith and conviction that the Divine Plan of Creation is fulfilled and exemplified with each and every effort that is made to reveal the glory of God’s holy work upon the Earth in whatever form is revealed. To that end, we say, as have all those who labor for the sake of the path of redemption, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”

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