Where you go I go
What you say I say
What you pray I pray
Jesus only did what he saw you do
He would only say what he heard you speak
He would only move when he felt you lead
Following your heart following your spirit
How could I expect to walk without you
When every move that Jesus made was in surrender
The above lyrics are taken from the song Where You Go I’ll Go which was co-written by Brian Johnson, Bill Johnson’s son. I like the song, I recommended it here and many people who love Bill Johnson’s Bethel Church and what they’re doing love it.
The song is inspired by John 5:19:
He (Jesus) can do only what He sees His Father doing.
I think the point of the song and the verse is about Jesus’ surrender / submission / obedience to the will of God. It also speaks of His dependence upon God. Indeed, as the song says, if Jesus only did what the Father did (i.e. He followed His Father’s will), we should do the same too.
The verse is often taken to mean, or at least applied in such a way, that we should only do what the Father shows us through the Spirit. Some people call this being led by the Spirit and say such leading could involve a vision or the voice of God.
This all sounds good and spiritual. Who could argue against being led by the Spirit? Who could argue against following the Father’s will?
How does all this relate to healing? I’ve asked a few people into healing and the prophetic this question:
When we Christians see a person who needs healing on the streets (or wherever), should we just do it (i.e. just pray for healing) or should we only do so if we’re led by the Spirit to do so? In Other words, do we need a so-called rhema word before we pray for the healing of the person?
I’ve got so much more to write but I’m going to stop here and ask my readers how they’d answer the above question. Please feel free to comment!