It is interesting how Jesus healed people and how the churches of today try to heal people. As we said Curtis and I grew up in the Mormon Church. We laid our hands on people’s heads, gave them healing blessings and went through a ceremony to bless them in the name of Jesus Christ. We went through these different motions and asked God to heal them and so on. Then you have healers like Oral Roberts who says in a loud voice, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to be healed.
They shout it out really loud and it startles the audience and makes them think that something should be happening.
Audience: (Laughing) Scares the devil right out of them!
JJ: The way Jesus healed is quite a bit different than healing in the churches today by the fact that He had the healing within Him. He had the complete spiritual contact within Him and because of this He could look at the same thing within everybody else because the Christ that was within Him is also within us. What did He say after He healed somebody? Did He ever say God has healed you? No, did He say I have healed you? No, he said in a nutshell, “well congratulations your faith has made you whole.”
He did not say the name of Christ made you whole, or God made you whole or I made you whole He said your faith has made you whole. What was it that stimulated that faith? For some reason that faith did not come along until Jesus arrived on the scene so what did He do that stimulated that faith? When He looked at that other person He saw within them the same thing that was within Him. In other words, the manifestation of the Christ was more than just one man.
There was a great man that lived in Jerusalem 2000 years ago and he purely put forth what the Christ was supposed to be, but the Bible states that He was the first of many brethren. The first of many it says and we are supposed to be like Him and what He did was kind of advanced people along and made them like Him by looking at them and seeing Himself projected in them. He looked at them and He saw the Christ within them and then He spoke to Christ His brother and He said be healed.
In a way it was their faith that healed them because they had the Christ manifesting within them and had a belief and they accepted that manifestation and by this power they were healed. Now this type of healing can appear on many different levels – it can appear in relationships. Many relationships are sick and they are not getting along well and they can only see the worst in each other. This is also kind of a cause of physical disease and one of the things that makes us sick is when we start seeing less than the Christ and less than perfection in ourselves and then see less than perfection in ourselves so we don’t see the Christ anymore.
When Jesus looked at someone and saw the Christ within him or her he projected that image to their minds. They saw what He was seeing in them and they were healed. This can happen time and time again. We can project the image of Christ to the other person. If we have someone in our life that is really irritating us we can project the image of the Christ to him or her and they will be affected unless they are like completely on the dark path. We do not meet very many people that are completely on the dark path for such a person has severed himself or herself from the Christ consciousness. Fortunately, there are only a handful of these people. Those that many assume are on the dark path are usually just mislead. The real dark ones are very slick, often are thought to be benefactors and many of them are in positions of power. The normal guy in your life, like the neighbor that you cannot stand, still has the Christ in him somewhere.
JJ: The guy at that borrowed your lawnmower and did not return it or the guy that is always flirting with your wife or your girlfriend – he still has the Christ within him and can yet be stimulated. Everybody can still be stimulated toward the good except for this handful that we call the dark brothers or the dark brother’s acolytes that are here upon the earth. It is best to consider everybody you meet having the Christ within because the true dark brotherhood are very small in number. Their influence is great but the actually number that are manipulating things is very small.
These people are completely severed from the Christ consciousness. They do the severing themselves. They rejected it so much that are completely numb to it and so they are incapable of responding to love, light and truth. Usually they are not who you think they are, and like I say the people that you meet in your life that are the most irritating probably still have the light of the Christ consciousness within them. Almost everybody you meet will be irritating if you get close enough to them.
JJ: Even my friend Curtis over here is capable of irritating me once a year. But you pick the most pleasant person that you can imagine – or a celebrity that you think is a nice person like Tom Cruise. He just seems like such a nice guy and if you were to spend a month in a relationship with Tom Cruise in close quarters you would probably think he was the worst character that you ever met in your life and probably would not be able stand him after a while.
That is one thing I learned from going on a mission for the Mormon Church. Curtis went on a mission and can you believe Wayne was once a missionary? When we were young we all went on these missions and on a mission you are in close quarters with a companion 24/7 for two years. You got a new companion about every two months and when this happened you were so happy because the old companion was like the devil incarnate after spending about two months with him 24/7. You get a new guy and you think well this is a really nice guy and then after about a week you think well he is a nice guy except for this one thing. Two weeks later you think he is still pretty nice but now he has these three things that irritate you and then after about a month you think, man I can’t wait to get rid of this guy! What made me think he was such a nice guy, he is worse than the last guy. After two months you are so glad to get rid of the guy.
I was on my mission in 1964-1966 and was a big Beatles fan. Shortly after I was assigned to my second companion I discovered that they were playing a concert 10 miles away. I nicely asked the guy if we could go and see them. I told him I would do anything! He was my senior companion, which meant that he was the boss of the relationship and he says, “Beatles! Why they are straight from hell and they just belch forth music right from the devil himself!
Audience: Roaring with Laughter!
JJ: I said please just for me I really want to go and this is my only chance to see them. He says, “No, we can’t go to see the devil’s servants!”
I had about six companions on my mission and the nicest guy I met on my mission only had one fault and that was that he sang all day. This seemed okay at first but after a couple weeks it about drove me crazy.
He sang these old Rogers and Hammerstein songs, (JJ singing) “some enchanted evening when you meet your true love.” He would sing these songs all day long and after two weeks it started to drive me crazy. It took me that long to build up the gumption to say something, so I said to him, you are a great singer and you have a terrific voice but your singing is driving me crazy. Could you please stop? You know what he said? He said, this is just me; sorry. Then he kept singing, “some enchanted evening when you meet your true love,”
JJ: So we would be walking door-to-door preaching our message and in between all the doors I had to listen to this guy sing, “some enchanted evening” and the rest of Rogers & Hammerstein songs. He also really loved the sound of music songs. I was so happy to get rid of him and he was the nicest guy I had for a companion but he had one main fault – his incessant singing.
Copyright 2011 by J J Dewey
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