J. Rufus Mosely on Receiving Healing from Jesus

RUFUS MOSELY - brighterJ. Rufus Mosely was a Jesus-centered author, preacher, and Bible teacher who focused everything in his life and teaching on developing and preserving a constant connection to Jesus. During the middle of the 20th century, his ministry drew thousands into a new understanding of how to live in the constant presence of Jesus Christ and all that He has to give us – including healing. Below is a short excerpt from his book Perfect Everything, published by Macalester Park Publishing Co, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jesus, according to the New Testament report and the witness of the Holy Spirit, healed all who came to Him and all who were brought to Him for healing. He refused no one. ‘He healed all who were sick.’ (Matt. 8:16).

Everything of God has in it healing virtue. Everything of creation: earth, water, fire, air sunshine, minerals, food, and herbs – under guided, intelligent use – have in them something of the health and healing of God. Everything of His Spirit and presence and nature is marvelously healing. So are the fruits of the Spirit, ‘love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.’

Enough love will heal anything; and everything else combined with love is health and abundant life giving.

God heals with doctors, without doctors, and sometimes in spite of them. The whole power of God and of the universe for healing as well as for salvation is in Jesus Christ and is immediately available to us through Him and His Spirit. …

In answer to the question, how can we best co-work with Him for our own healing and for the healing of others, these are some of the ways:

1. Repent of all the sin and sinning you know of, and pray to know all of the sins you have committed against your body, mind, and soul, as well as against all others and against the whole of life. …

2. Among the sins gainst our mind and soul are unforgiveness and resentments. Freely forgive everyone as Jesus Christ has forgiven you and as you would like to be forgiven by others. …

3. Seek the forgiveness of all who have anything against you and cease everything else until you do your best to get your brother reconciled and back in love with you. (Matt. 5:23024). …

4. Recognize and strengthen your faith by saying to yourself and others that all that Jesus Christ did when He was here in the flesh He can do now, and evermore. One of my … friends, Mr. Kirby of Huntington, WV, told me that before his healing, he was all crooked and twisted from rheumatism and arthritis …. Later, when reading the New Testament, he read one of the accounts of Jesus having healed someone whose physical condition was as bad as his own. He then said, ‘Jesus, if you could do it them, You can do it now.’ Instantly, he says, he rose up well and even ran upstairs. …

5. Say to Jesus Christ and to yourself and to the one prayed for: ‘It should be easier for You ( Jesus Christ- to do what we are asking of You than to have done the more difficult things You did in Galilee. When I was at Warrenton, NC, January, 1947, conducting a spiritual retreat … a leader of the choir had a very near relative who had had one kidney removed at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the time, he was prayed for, he was on the way to the boat to go back to Hopkins to see what could be done for the other kidney. In prayer I said something like this: ‘Precious Jesus, if You could make a kidney, of course You can heal it, since it ought to be easier to heal or repair than it is to create.’ The relative caught faith … and had the witness that the young man of her deep concern was healed …. When he got to Hopkins and was examined, he was told that ‘something wonderful’ had ‘occurred.’ The last report from him is that he is well and back at work.

6. Do your part as best you know and the best you can know by praying and obeying and trusting Him to do His best. Mr. Flynn anointed with oil, in the name of Jesus a black sore on Mrs. Flynn’s face, supposed to be a cancer, telling the Lord, ‘I’m doing all I can and I am trusting You to do all You can.’ It was not long until the black sore dropped off and left the face without even a scar. (Avondale, NC, 1947). …

7. Invite Jesus to come in and reign and be all in all in the ALL of you; particularly in the most needy and diseased parts. He is knocking to do this and only needs to be wanted and invited. The insane have become sane after they were persuaded to ask Jesus to come into their minds and spirits and brains and bodies and affairs. I find the following type of invitation always opens the way for Him to bring an increase of His presence … and healing power: ‘Precious Jesus, come in and be all in all in the all of me and of my affairs. Let Thy perfect joy be in me and make my joy full. Let Thy perfect Spirit be in my spirit and make my spirit perfect; let Thy mind be in my mind and make my mind perfect. Let Thy perfect Body be in my body and make mine perfect. Be bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, heart of my heart; be perfect salvation with health and healing for every bit of me, including every organ and function of my body as well as every faculty of my mind and capability of my soul.’ There is nothing He does not heal. …

8. When you ask for healings or other gifts from Jesus, He says, ‘Believe that you receive them and ye SHALL have them.’ (Mark 11: 24). ‘And this is the confidence we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He heareth us – we know that we HAVE the petitions that we desired of Him.’ (1 John 5:14-15). Often the things we ask are manifested while we are asking. If not manifested at once, if they are according to His will (and everything that is best for us and everybody else is according to His will), they are on their way, and are sure to arrive. …

9. Dedicate to seek and to find and to give yourself to the best life, the best work, and the best services He has for you, and that you have for Him and for others. …

10. You may find it advisable to get two or three in touch with Jesus to join you in prayer for your own healing and the healing of others and for some of the number to keep in continuous prayer until the healing occurs. …

11. Stop looking at and feeding upon your diseases; and look to Jesus and feast upon Him. … Moses understood understood the secret of looking away from the trouble to the Deliverer and Healer when he commanded the children of Israel, when bitten by the fiery serpents, to look away from the serpents and … look to the brazen serpent, typifying … Jesus Christ as the savior and Healer. … No mater how large and poisonous the serpent, those who looked to the brazen serpent … were healed. …

12. Stand on His promises to you, as well as His promises in the New Testament. …

13. Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as to how to pray for healing He is making intercession according to the Will of God, and will enable you also to do the same. …

14. Take yourself and your problems and those you would help to Jesus. There are no failures with Jesus. He never dins anyone so sick that He cannot heal him nor so dead that He cannot resurrect him. …

15. In the Name, the Spirit, of Jeus Christ, as a true follower of Him, pray the prayer of command as well as the prayer of intercession, thanksgiving … and victorious realization. Even Jesus, knowing that the maiden and Lazarus were not dead, but only asleep, awakened them … only by His command to awake. …

16. Ask Jesus to show you how to co-work with Him in your own healing. When a brother was in great need I sought in vain from health specialists and doctors as to what would be best … for him to eat. Then I lifted up a prayer to Jesus and asked Him. Instantly my tongue was taken and ‘grapes’ was spoken. Several weeks later, I found out from a health expert that grapes are the best food of all in cases of low blood pressure, and this was one of my brother’s troubles. Jesus knows a great deal more about food than anyone else. He also knows the best exercise ….

17. Seek perfect union with Jesus; let His love flow in freely and flow out freely to everybody and everything. …

18. See yourself and others as perfect and complete in Jesus Christ. As St. Paul says, ‘Present every man as perfect in Jesus Christ’ – not outside of Jesus Christ, nor apart from Him, but in Vital Union with Him. … To affirm perfection outside of marriage with Jesus is an effort to make something true which is not true; while to affirm it in union and marriage with Him is to affirm that which is already true, needing only recognition to bring it into manifestation. It is Jesus Christ Himself, the Ideal made actual … who brings perfect healing and victory over death and all that causes death.”

(Perfect Everything, J. Rufus Mosely, 2nd Edition, Macalester Park Publishing Co, St. Paul, MN, pages 108-123.)

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