MEDICAL MISSIONARY WORK PART I

In this series we are going to study on “Health Reform and Finishing of the work”. This is so important friends. It will help us to understand deeply how the medical missionary work, the “right hand of the gospel” was instituted by God himself to help us reveal the character of God to the world. I invite us to prayerfully study with me as we unveil this strategy of carrying out God’s work to the world.

In the Book of Romans 9:28 the scripture says, “For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth”.  We need to ask ourselves which kind of  work is this. Most certainly it is the work of Righteousness.

 

What is righteousness?

Righteousness is right doing, and it is by their deeds that all will be judged. Our characters are revealed by what we do. The works show whether the faith is genuine.  {COL 312.2} 

We need to show this righteousness to the world. This was demonstrated through the Gospel. And what is the Gospel? It is the life of Christ, Romans 5:10 ‘by his life we are saved’.

Mathew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

We have three great things I want us to highlight  from this verse. We have “this Gospel”, this means a specific Gospel. This specific Gospel is to be preached in all the world “for a witness” , it means the life or the character of Christ that overcome sin must be demonstrated to the world. After this demonstration, the scriptures says that “then ” shall the end come

We must know that we have a work to demonstrate this Gospel to the world. Look at these following statements.

Those who wait for the Bridegroom’s coming are to say to the people, “Behold your God.” The last rays of merciful light, the last message of mercy to be given to the world, is a revelation of His character of love. The children

 of God are to manifest His glory. In their own life and character they are to reveal what the grace of God has done for them. 

     The light of the Sun of Righteousness is to shine forth in good works–in words of truth and deeds of holiness.  COL 416 

The quote says that those who wait for the second coming of Christ must say to the world ‘behold your God’. What does that mean? They have to show the character of God of Love in themselves, practical godliness, and the quote continues to say, this is the last ray of merciful light.

 

We must know that, this is what the world needs-a revelation of the character of God. This is the  work of God’s People to the world.

 

The giving of the gospel to the world is the work that God has committed to those who bear His name. For earth’s sin and misery the gospel is the only antidote. To make known to all mankind the message of the grace of God is the first work of those who know its healing power.

 {MH 141.2}

Are you ready to give the Gospel to the world? This work is the most important because it is the only antidote to the sin problem.

It is evident that the  world is full of confusion. Why do you think so? Because the Gospel-the revelation of Christ has not been demonstrated. And none seem to know the best solution to these problem, neither the most influential  policy makers.

There are not many, even among educators and statesmen, who comprehend the causes that underlie the present state of society. Those who hold the reins of government are not able to solve the problem of moral corruption, poverty, pauperism, and increasing crime. They are struggling in vain to place business operations on a more secure basis. If men would give more heed to the teaching of God’s word, they would find a solution of the problems that perplex them.  {9T 13.3}

 

Brethren, the only solution to these perplexities we are told is to heed to the teaching of God’s word. Do we have faith enough to believe in God’s word?

 

The gospel is a wonderful simplifier of life’s problems. Its instruction, heeded, would make plain many a perplexity and save us from many an error. It teaches us to estimate things at their true value and to give the most effort to the things of greatest worth–the things that will endure. {MH 363.1}

 

How important is it for us to continually heed to the instruction of the gospel if it is the only solution to our problems? We need to understand something friends, that the world is struggling , the world is in confusion and we should stand in for God, to rescue the world. God is ready to use us.

The world basically desiring one thing. Power to overcome sin. And when the worldings obtain this power , they in a position to obtain “health, peace and life”.

Everywhere there are hearts crying out for something which they have not. They long for a power that will give them mastery over sin, a power that will deliver them from the bondage of evil, a power that will give health and life and peace. Many who once knew the power of God’s word have dwelt where there is no recognition of God, and they long for the divine presence.  {MH 143.1}

Inspiration tells us that the word of God has the power that can transform and change the condition of the world.

The life of Christ alone can attract people to obtain this power. He is the Way, the Life and Truth.

The world needs today what it needed nineteen hundred years ago–a revelation of Christ. A great work of reform is demanded, and it is only through the grace of Christ that the work of restoration, physical, mental, and spiritual, can be accomplished.  {MH 143.2}

 

What did Christ reveal to the world? The Character of God and restoration of the Physical, mental and Spiritual faculties of man. He came as a character builder. For him to achieve this, he had to maintain a closer communion with God.

He was filled with the Spirit and went out doing good works.

The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. Luke 4:16.

 

In this verse we find the works that Jesus accomplished. What are they? (1) preaching the Gospel to the poor. (2) Healing the broken hearted. (3) delivering the captives, captives of what? Of sin. (4) recovering the sight of the blind. (5) Liberating the bruised. This is a noble work brothers and sisters.

Let’s continue reading from the book of acts.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Acts 10:38

When we received the anointing of the Holy Spirit in our lives we will be changed and transformed in our minds,  we will have a holy influence to the people, we will not be full of self and covetousness. We will do just what Christ deed. That is, doing good. Let me encourage us also that God will be with us, just as He was with His son Jesus. Amen.

And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.  And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew himMark 1:32-34.

This was the life of Jesus; this is what he went forth doing. Doing good. What a wonderful life this was. This was the restorative work the Only begotten son came to accomplish.

During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching. His miracles testified to the truth of His words, that He came not to destroy, but to save. Wherever He went, the tidings of His mercy preceded Him. Where He had passed, the objects of His compassion were rejoicing in health and making trial of their new-found powers. Crowds were collecting around them to hear from their lips the works that the Lord had wrought. His voice was the first sound that many had ever heard, His name the first word they had ever spoken, His face the first they had ever looked upon. Why should they not love Jesus and sound His praise?MH 19.

 Praise God! This was the life of our Saviour. And am glad that this is the work we have been entrusted with. Do you love it? Do you desire it? Yes, we better desire, love and pray earnestly that God may give us grace to do it. I say it is the revelation of the character of God to the world.  This is the gospel demonstrated.

Christ came to this world to show that by receiving power from on high, man can live an unsullied life. With unwearying patience and sympathetic helpfulness He met men in their necessities. By the gentle touch of grace He banished from the soul unrest and doubt, changing enmity to love, and unbelief to confidence.  {MH 25.1} 

What a wonderful work that our Lord showed to the world. We too are to help the world to have rest, to cast out all doubt in the hearts of men , to build love in the hearts of men. I say that, this method alone can make us be successful in reaching out to the people. And I assure you that the world will respond positively. Do you want to try it? I challenge you to try it. Not only to try it, follow it prayerfully

Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The (1)Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. (2)He showed His sympathy for them, (3)ministered to their needs, and (4)won their confidence. Then He bade them, “Follow Me.”  {MH 143.3}

Christ prayed for us before leaving this world that we may also do His works of righteousness, of demonstrating the gospel to the world, of helping the needy, the orphans, the sick etc.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12

 

He promised us that we will do greater things when he goes to the Father. We should ask ourselves this question. How can we do these greater works?

God’s purpose in giving the third angel’s message to the world is to prepare a people to stand true to Him during the investigative judgment. This is the purpose for which we establish and maintain our publishing houses, our schools, our sanitariums, hygienic restaurants, treatment rooms, and food factories. This is our purpose in carrying forward every line of work in the cause. Ms 154, 1902, p. 4. (“Instruction to Men in Positions of Responsibility,” October 24, 1902.)  {1MR 228.2} 

If we want to do greater works, God has given us the procedure, I call it the way out, a method of success. What is the method? Establishing and maintaining: Publishing houses, true education schools, sanitariums, hygienic restaurants, treatment rooms, and food factories.

I tell us, this is a great work. This is the only work that will bring an end. This is the Loud cry of the third angels message. Do you believe it?

We will be looking deeply on how these institutions can make us finish the work, help us in reaching out to the world and make us live a holy , sanctified and unsullied life. This is the only life that will be fit for translation. God bless you till next study.

 

 

 

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