Jesus Christ is the church’s head,
The first begotten of the dead.
In His own blood, He washed you from sins,
And through faith in Him, new life begins.
He took the form of a servant at the Passover Feast,
Through washing of feet, He became the least.
So, too, for the brethren, lay your lives down,
Serving them and others before obtaining your crown.
His body was broken for you–of this bread, take and eat;
His blood was poured out to secure Satan’s defeat.
Christ suffered all for you to be whole,
And that blood paid for the redemption of your soul.
As often as they wish, or have the need,
Of this covenant meal, His sheep may freely feed.
Do this in remembrance of Him, in taking the bread–
The cup is the New Testament in His blood that was shed.
In this way, you do show the Lord’s death ’til He comes back.
Your well-being’s been bought, and there is no lack.
Some say it’s a benefit Christ didn’t obtain,
That He couldn’t have died for your sickness and pain.
He did surely die, most importantly, for your soul,
But restoration of blessings was a large part of His goal.
Caring for your body, His temple, is wise,
But of greatest need is to keep His promises of health before your eyes.
“He forgives all your sins, He heals all your diseases,” proclaims the Word.
“The generous man will be prosperous,” needs also to be heard.
For God’s resources are vast, and we’ve only just begun
To see what will happen through faith in His Son.
Do not be discouraged if you haven’t yet seen
The miracles you’ve prayed for or some souls to come clean.
For fields of souls are white for harvest just now,
And lack and sickness, too, in this harvest will bow!
P. A. Oltrogge
“…Christ also is the head of the church….” Ephesians 5:23
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” Revelation 1:5
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” 1 John 1:16
“Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget none of his benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:2-3
“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their whole body.” Proverbs 4:20-23
“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:10-12
“The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25
“Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38
“…Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35