Unfortunately, the church does the same thing when it comes to meeting certain needs. I believe this is mainly due to a lack of understanding in these areas. Even though we believe they are for today, do we really deep down believe that? And do we believe we have any authority in the matter? I am talking about divine healing, getting people free from bondages of sin, and getting them not only baptized but functioning in the power of the Holy Spirit.
When I was really sick, I wanted and needed someone to tell me, how that I could be healed. Jesus got mad at his disciples when they couldn’t heal the sick and set them free. Now I think it was more of a disappointed mad. He wasn’t pleased with their inability to do what he had commanded them. Now remember they had already healed people through the power of God. Obviously, the expectation was this should take place every time there was a willing person with child-like faith that was ready to receive.
This isn’t said to condemn, but to encourage. If we are going to meet the needs of others, Jesus wants us to give them real clothes, not invisible ones. He commissioned us in Mark 16 to do that. In the Book of Acts, he sent his Holy Spirit to give us the power. Now he is just looking for a few men and women to believe him to do that. Will you be that person!